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Here is where I post about my Daily Struggles.

Posting

Honestly, I will be intermittent when it comes to posting. I have a large project due for school along with both jobs and I sometimes don’t even remember to post.

That being said….if you actually do read my posts and perhaps even look forward to reading, I promise to be as regular as possible. Thanks for reading, and tell your friends…remember, the more you comment, the more honest conversation we can have here.

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Broken Children

Honestly, this post about broke me. I am guilty of what this post suggests…not so much the “making my children cower down” part….but definitely not spending every day being with them, playing with them, showing my love for them.

Every day my son asks if we could wrestle…and almost every day I have something I “have” to do. It breaks my heart putting his attempts to spend time with me into perspective. I choose to be a better daddy, and I hope you do too.

http://www.danoah.com/2010/09/you-just-broke-your-child.html

Allergies

Honestly, my allergies have been going crazy and it’s driving ME crazy! I didn’t even have allergies until I was walking home from college one day and my eyes just started itching. I actually had no idea what was wrong with me. Ever since then, August/September/October have been my mortal enemy.

On a side note, my brother’s birthday was October 3…happy birthday Jon!! Sneeze.

Steve Jobs

Honestly, I can’t believe this is my follow up post to the release of the iPhone …but Rest In Peace Steve Jobs.

A visionary whose drive and devotion changed the world as we know it. I can only hope my God says that about me when I’m gone. Well done Mr. Jobs, well done.

Umm… What!?

Honestly, this type of tearing down other churches needs to stop. I ran across this article today: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/thabitianyabwile/2011/09/27/multi-site-churches-are-from-the-devil/

Really? How on earth a person gets to these conclusions is ridiculous. Mostly based on assumption and fear, this writer decided that multi-site churches are of the devil. I’m truly baffled.

I am a member and student pastor at a church who recently went to being multi site. This was not the ambition of the staff or the plan. This was merely walking through doors God had opened to reach people no one was reaching.

I take exception to the writer’s unfounded claims and beg people to get to know others’ hearts and motivations before passing judgement. Please.

Nerd Alert

Honestly, you all will get two posts today because I’m a dummy and completely forgot to post yesterday. I apologize and hope you will forgive me. 🙂

I take classes at Butler Community College and my focus is on Digital Media. You would not believe the world of nerds I stepped into. I understand that I am a need, but this world is SO nerdtastic that the word “nerdtastic” would be used on a regular basis!

I am stuck sitting by a girl who really doesn’t get technology and sighs all class period while looking at my computer for help. I seriously feel her eyes on me and my project 90% of the time. Feel quite uncomfortable.

On the other side sits a fella who – EVERY CLASS – asks me what I had for lunch. Then asks me if I had beans… THEN he proceeds to tell me He had beans. I promise, this is every single class.
All of this is surrounded by a very needless teacher who constantly laughs at his own jokes and makes references to the sci-fi channel.

The bottom line is that I knew there would be some nerdery happening, but nothing could have prepared me for this level.

I still like the class, but wish the stereotype wasn’t true about tech geeks and computer nerds. But, alas, it is.

Pride

Honestly, I am amazed at the number of people who call themselves Christians who are ridiculously conceited. I’m not sure if it’s over-compensation because of self esteem issues or if they really think they’re that great.

The bottom line is that no one is good. We are all wretched and sinful. The ONLY reason we have to boast is through Christ who loves us and took our punishment. Please check your hearts and if there is even a hint of pride (or any other continual sin) in your heart… Confess and ask someone to hold you accountable.

James 4:6 “But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.'”

.:Love God Love People:.