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Fewer Than 45 Days…

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Fewer Than 45 Days…

Well, we are officially within 45 days of closing The Gift of Water registry. 10 months and two weeks into this, and we’re around $3000 away from fulfilling the total. It’s been quite a road thus far. As many of you know, I began this project based on a season of prayer and seeking which ultimately ended in my feeling the Lord calling me to build a well. I couldn’t explain why that was the subject or why I felt so earnest about it, but I dove into the goal the best way I knew at the time. I felt it was something the Lord had...

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Review: Time Well Spent at Downton Abbey

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Review: Time Well Spent at Downton Abbey

Tonight, my wife and I finished the series finale of the recent pop culture phenomenon, Downton Abbey. If you’ve not heard of the program, it is a A PBS masterpiece original that follows one of the great houses of England at the turn of the 19th century into the industrial revolution, through the pangs of The First Great War, and the changing times of the 1920’s that followed. The show centers on the residents of the great house known as Downton Abbey, both the lords and ladies as well as the servants...

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Another Week … And A Repeated Exhortation

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Another Week … And A Repeated Exhortation

It’s hard to believe another seven days have passed, and I am doing another weekly post. I feel as if I just completed the last one. Life is like that these days. I already discussed as much last week and mentioned the busy-ness of this current season in other posts as well. Yes, life is passing quickly and full of things to do. This week, I’m going to keep things very short and simple (well, to the degree I’m able anyway). In a sense, I’ll be repeating myself from last week, but some things bear repeating. So...

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A Feeling in the Air

Posted by on 10:23 pm in Faith, Hope, and Love, Water Project, Writer's Diary | 1 comment

A Feeling in the Air

Right now, I’m exhausted. Chances are that you are too. Most people to whom I speak are these days. We’re tired. We’re spent. And we see no sign of resting—well, I do, but that’s only because I force myself to take a day away from my various jobs. Six days out of  Seven, I feel the heat of burning the candle at both ends. And as I said, I know I am not alone. When most folks ask how I am, I usually tell them as much; they admit the same. We’re both relieved. It’s wonderfully cathartic....

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A Glass Half Full

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A Glass Half Full

As of Sunday, February 5, 2017, The Gift of Water project has crossed the halfway marker. The Deep Water well which requires a $15,000 investment according to World Vision now has $7,550.00 in funding. And the registry closes in less than 90 days. I’d be lying if I said I had no doubt it will be fully funded. an additional $7,450.00 in 80 days means that over $90.00 per day on average would be necessary to reach the goal. That’s no small things, not in my social circle anyway. But 80 days is a fair amount of time. It’s...

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On Writing, Again.

Posted by on 9:15 pm in Faith, Hope, and Love, Water Project, Writer's Diary | 1 comment

I’m writing on the regular again. And I love it. I feel like it’s something I do well and ought to do. I wish I could do it more. For this month, I am just trying to make sure I spend at least 15-20 minutes, 5-6 days a week. I think that’s enough time to keep the muscles functioning, though they’re not likely to improve. Sometimes we can only aim do what we believe we can.  Another of my recent articles is up at GamingWithSwag, and one should go live each week in 2017. I’m trying to post here weekly, also. But...

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The Planner Debacle of 2017 : January 19, 2017

Posted by on 9:11 pm in Faith, Hope, and Love, RandoMusings, Water Project, Writer's Diary | Comments Off on The Planner Debacle of 2017 : January 19, 2017

Right now life is good. I try to savor every day. I have a beautiful wife, a wonderful son, a job I enjoy, and I feel like I am where I’m supposed to be. It’s a very good feeling, and I am soaking in it. With things going so well, I can only assume that they would get better if I would become even more efficient, so for 2017 I decided to get a planner—not a new app or a Google calendar, but a real tangible planner. It must have been near the end of December. I was listening to the Persuasion podcast, and the co-hosts were...

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LIFE & SUCH : January 12, 2017

Posted by on 9:19 pm in Faith, Hope, and Love, Fun-funs, Water Project, Writer's Diary | Comments Off on LIFE & SUCH : January 12, 2017

Hi Everyone, 2017 is shaping up to be a pretty tremendous year. At this time in 2016, Landon was still living in the womb, we were renters, and I was struggling at work in hopes of taking next steps in our family’s future. We begin this year with Landon in our arms or on his play mat, growing more wonderfully each day as he tries to stand, eats solid food, and discovers his sweet little voice. We’re making those good ol’ fashioned Mortgage payments on our first owned home. Jamie continues to adapt to the ever-changing...

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Well, 2016 is Ending

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Well, 2016 is Ending

  2016 has been a rough year on alot of folks. I count myself among them. We had to adjust to my wife’s gallbladder failure, my prior job deteriorating, and other challenges. It’s been hard. But it’s also been a year of flourishing. I knew it would be. I had been assured of it through prayer. But flourishing in the eyes of the Lord does not look as we might expect. It’s not until we look back on things that we see how blessed we’ve been. After a miscarriage last spring, we found ourselves pregnant again in...

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Monthly update…

Posted by on 10:11 am in Faith, Hope, and Love, Fun-funs, Water Project, Writer's Diary | Comments Off on Monthly update…

Hi everyone, Thanks for coming back for my monthly update. Much has happened since last time, and I thought a bulleted list would best cover the bases. First, for those concerned about my well-being over the last few months, I want you to know that the Lord has shown his immense faithfulness, and my holiday season has been one of constant blessing. On a daily basis, I am overwhelmed how well things have been going since leaving my former employer on November 18. My current employer has been wonderful to me, and I am very excited about the...

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