Weekly Reflection : 07/14/2018

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018

Here’s to another week of life, to the good that has come and the people blessed by it!

I’ve had my fair share of decent days this past week. Granted, the ebbs and flows had high’s and low’s, but every week from now until glory will be that way. It’s how life is this side of things. And that’s not bad. I think folks my age were trained to believe that challenges, discomforts, and hardships are always negative and to be avoided at all costs. As someone who used to work out 6 days a week with a solid regimen, I know that’s not the case. Some challenges yield great rewards; some discomforts force us to develop, and some hardship can be the catalyst that brings new strength. So, yeah, some things are difficult, but that’s not always bad. At least it doesn’t have to be.

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Halfway Through 2018

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Circling, Faith, Hope, and Love

Well, How am I Doing?

As I said in my debrief on Saturday, we are now halfway through the year 2018. I’m doing this post because I felt that a half-year’s reflection was warranted. So, here is where I stand.

I’m not going to go back and rehash my weekend debriefs and recall how I felt on each given Saturday. I just want to take a look at where I am now versus where I was in January. The reason I’m using this approach rather than an analysis of the week by week debriefs is pretty simple: I am looking at the long-term benefit of the things that I’m doing even if the week-over-week results were not always what I desired or intended.

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Weekly Reflection : 07/07/2018

Posted by on Jul 7, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018

‘Sup, earth.

Aaaaaand, we now live in the month of July, having officially crossed the halfway mark of 2018. Seriously, how in the world is live passing this quickly? I understand it has to do with relativity and the fact that as we get older each year is a smaller percentage of our lives; ergo, they seem to pass by far more quickly even though time itself has been constant.

But this science doesn’t always help. It just means that next year is going to go even faster, and I have too much I’m still trying to do.

I feel like I need a freeze-ray, for time: The TimeFreezer. There’s a movie I can pitch.

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Weekly Reflection : 06/30/2018

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018

I got nothing but smiles once I am into my morning routine!

So, I am going to warn you in advance: proceed at your own risk. This week, things got a bit dark. I do that.

On a light note before that looming cloud drops its maelstrom, I think it’s worth reminding all of us that God is real and perfect. Whatever he allows to happen, whatever he chooses to do, however he chooses to do it—he’s making the right call. Every. Single. Time. That’s what makes him God.

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Weekly Reflection : 06/23/2018

Posted by on Jun 23, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018

What up, folks?

I’m going to start this post with a motto; maybe it’s a mantra, I don’t know, but here it is: Feelings are always real, but they are not always true. You can feel a thousand things that you are not. Not really. Knowing this is vital. It’s essential. It enables you to actual whatever is you’re feeling, then test it against where you really are, who you are, and what you are truly experiencing—not just feeling.

Food for thought for a Saturday. Here’s some more.

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Weekly Reflection : 06/16/2018

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018

Why is my shirt glowing?!?!?!

So, this is Father’s Day weekend.

I gotta be honest; I love being a daddy. I don’t do it perfectly; no one does. And I don’t expect to. But I love my role, in all of its hardships and challenges—the exhaustion, the frustration, and the constant uncertainty. Regardless of the valleys, I savor time on the hills, and I earnestly believe that it’s going to continue being a wonderful journey for days, months, and years to come!!!

Therefore, I continue to seek improvement. I am trying to understand myself better so that I can become the best version of myself possible, for the benefit of our household and the world.

Here’s how this week went in that regard.

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