08/23/2020 More Thoughts on Tough Life.

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Just me. Life is tough. If 2020 has shown us nothing else, that much is clear. Life is tough. When it’s not, be grateful. Be mindful, live in the moment, and be grateful. Put your phone away. Be present. Enjoy the fun meals, the deep conversations, and the moments of tenderness. Let them breathe. Don’t rush them or watch the clock waiting for the next thing you need to get done or want to do. Just savor the good, as it is happening. When the good passes, and the tough times come again, remember the ebb and flow. Life will get...

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08/13/2020 – Where’d I Go?

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Today’s post is sponsored by the online phrase TL/DR (too long, didn’t read) Still here. Just Busy.Real Busy. With the Full time. And the Side Gig.And the Fam. And all else in between. Life is Good. But it is busy. Keep on keeping...

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07/26/2020 Words for all

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We all need encouragement. All of us. As a man who is staking all of his present virtue and future hope on Jesus Christ, my encouragement comes from the Holy Bible, an ancient library which gives us a picture of TRUTH as no other, where Truth is more than a concept but a concrete reality, a being who is love and the Fullness of Truth. Here is some Scripture from which I have been encouraged. I hope it helps you as well: “Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law, to give him rest from days of trouble,...

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07/20/2020 Hope, Vision, and Action

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Still contemplative. I’ve written recently of a desire to maximize my current professional opportunities. I’ve also mentioned my longing to write again—and to write bold projects requiring courage. Of course, i am concerned about my ability to do so given my consistent need to earn extra income on eBay, which eats a fair amount of time and won’t be ending until next year. So now the question becomes: how do I navigate these responsibilities and goals without all of them suffering due to overreach. On top of that, how do I also consistently...

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07/13/2020 : A Shot

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I have been given an amazing opportunity by my current employer. I have been tasked with managing not only a single massive project but several. The company may look radically different 18 months from now due to things I am researching and developing now. Further, the future projects that I have on deck, for the long term, are equally exciting. Three years from now, if I simply maintain my present professional trajectory, my life will be radically different. And improved.   Unfortunately, I cannot disclose details at present about these...

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07/06/2020 Halfway through another year!

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Putting my son to work shredding mail to use as packing for the eBay store. It’s not running a farm, but it’s in-home work done together with great satisfaction. Can you believe that we are halfway through 2020? It does not seem possible, and I suspect that the back half of the year will only move more quickly and then the first. Where do I stand in all this? Nowhere extraordinary. This year, I have changed jobs, increased my goals for eBay and altered my process to reach them, grown closer to my wife. In the home life has not...

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06/30/2020 : No update, just deadlines, Work and EBay deadlines.

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Whatchu want me to do, I’m sawry! See subject. For...

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06/23/2020 The Sinner

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Full Disclosure: Not thinking, just posing. Short and sweet today. I know this is late. My updates just aren’t happening on Saturdays. I have no excuse. I choose to prioritize my responsibilities for my eBay store (listing, shipping, etc.) over posting. Maybe I shouldn’t, but I do. It’s what it is in this season. Bottom line for today: I’ve been thinking a lot about sin lately, and I am guilty, constantly guilty, of a variety of sins. Resentment. Bitterness. Envy. Pride. I could go on-and-on. Even as I pursue excellence and...

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The Haunting Question and Paralysis

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“If you could write anything, what would you write?” Write that. This is arguably the simplest and most fundamental question posed to all writers, yet is also the most daunting. I cannot shake it. It haunts me. The very fact that I am writing this is proof of that. I sit here, drinking my morning coffee, a half hour before I start my workday feeling like I could do anything I choose for the next 30 minutes. I want to write but do not have a project prepared—-no prompt, no goal, no purpose. So, I ask myself, as I often do, “If you could write...

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06/15/2020 Present Concern and Future Hope

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Enjoying Fam time. Today I am unsure where to begin. My heart and mind are pulled in so many directions that it seems almost impossible to grasp onto any coherent group of thoughts that would warrant a post. Most of the time, when I sit in the silence and think, my thoughts are not ones I would prefer to share. With all that is happening in the world and all that needs to be addressed within the walls of my home and within the invisible walls of my stone heart, I feel incapable of writing anything worth sharing right now. Maybe that’s good....

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