Faith, Hope, and Love

To Those Who Want to Quit Doing Right

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love

Please don’t.

Don’t quit.

Just keep going. Please.

Yes, I’m asking you—wherever you are and whatever your battlefront is, hold the line. The world needs people like you. The world needs folks willing to fight. The world needs you to keep making it that much better.

Even for just a little longer. Stay strong. Whatever strength you have, rally it for one more day. Just one. Don’t worry about tomorrow, its challenges, its trials, and its temptations. Don’t worry about yesterday, the shortcomings, the missed opportunities, and the regrets.

Focus on Today.

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To Those Who Are Hurting

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love

I have been there, too. The trenches of pain. Of Angst. Of feeling misunderstood and unwanted. I know what it means to feel lost and afraid.  I know how it feels to awake and want nothing more than the day to be finished. I know the voice behind the lies that the world would be better off without me in it; oftentimes, it’s my own, and that’s the scariest part.

if you are in pain, you are not alone.

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QUARTER DEBRIEF : April 5, 2018

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Weekly Debriefs 2018

MARCH 31, 2018 was the end of the calendar quarter. I tried to spend it using routines, going to therapy, and applying a variety of tools in order to better manage anxiety, get my emotions a bit more balanced, and overall improve the life of not only myself but my dear wife and son.

Bottom Line: The jury’s still out, but I feel like there’s real progress being made week-over-week. Further, I’ve had breakthrough’s of sorts that I think will yield compounded dividends in the calendar quarters to come as well as the years to follow.

If you want more details, feel free to read further:

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Here Comes the Hiatus

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Weekly Debriefs 2018

Hi All,

Quick word, fast and loose. I’m headed to sunny southern California early tomorrow morning, and my ability to blog with any consistency and ease is uncertain at best and most likely, unlikely.

That being said, No weekly debriefs will hit this Saturday (2/3) or next (2/10), but the past few days of this week since the debrief on 1/27 have been good.

Over the weekend, I knocked out another item of my “To Experience” goals of 2018, a 1979 Science Fiction film from Russia called STALKER. Long story short: it’s a game changer, and it’s been making me reflect on the question, “what if your innermost desire was evil, and it was so buried inside you didn’t know what it even was?”. This is a fascinating and worthwhile ting to ask oneself. I’ll be talking about this film more in the weeks to come.

The Lord’s faithfulness is also incredible. Obviously, with how much life has improved, this has been a constant theme in my day-to-day, but clear and amazing blessings have been hitting recently, particularly in regard to getting help as soon as the needs arise. I’ve been pretty stunned.

Seriously, all, my life is really good these days, and it’s wonderful to be carrying that mindset into vacation!!

Will have more in about two weeks!

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Others Will Help You Survive the Pain. Do the Same

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love

Life is hard. Survival requires work ; thriving, even more. Perhaps the best truth one can accept is that you are going to experience more hurt, pain, and suffering than you expect. Things may go well for a season, but challenges will come. They are coming. They will be here sooner than you think. This is true for human beings. It may be an unfavorable reality, but the sooner you accept it, the better your life will be.

Of course, what’s also true is that things will be calm and peaceful again; or at least they have the capacity to. And YOU have a great deal with that outcome. But it will go far better for you if you are not alone.

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2018 Stuff. No, Literally. I am Selling Stuff.

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Writer's Diary

2017 Inventory packed and weighed…a significant undertaking.

There’s a certain satisfaction a man gets from getting work done, especially when it’s for his own business. For those unaware, in addition to my 9-5, I buy and sell collectibles, mainly via eBay, in order to provide our family with that extra little bit of cash to eat-out, give gifts, and buy the odd treat or two (or usually pay those inevitable, unexpected expenses). I’ve been doing this actively and intentionally now since 2016, and it affords us just enough cream on the top for our having some air to breath financially and still allow the wife to stay home with our son.  No doubt it’s a fair amount of work, but it’s satisfying. And some stuff I keep for my personal collection…cause, you know, it’s fun.

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