"Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection." -Mark Twain
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
What I’m reading: Internet article by Chad Howse on John Wayne about men needing a code to live by… http://chadhowsefitness.com/
What I’m listening to: Personal Finance podcasts by Dave Ramsey
Where I’m failing: Late night eating….my good friend, Paul B, got me a really good deal on protein drinks, but I need to incorporate them into my daily diet instead of waking up and drinking them and eating protein bars at 2 AM…
What I’m excited about: Hitting the local farmer’s market with my father-in-law n a few, and later this afternoon, visiting Helping Hands, a local food bank, with my buddy Corey, to start planning a community garden installation.
Quote that has me thinking: “Be the silence that listens.” – Tara Brach
What I need to work on: My historical fiction novel. Started back re-editing, but it’s been very slow-go. Contacting an editor/publisher to force my hand some.
What I’ve been pondering: My Saturday early morning long-distance Bible studies with my brother, Kadar….awesome for the soul….
Friday, July 28, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
A man’s gotta have a code, a creed to live by. - John Wayne
Men can’t be wandering hippies trying to find themselves. We need to be the rock, the shoulder that others lean on, the north star that our tribes follow. – Chad Howse
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
My friend Alex was kind enough to meet me for lunch today at Hemingway’s on the square…. http://hemingwaysmarietta.com/ before he heads off to Yale for divinity school. I will miss our conversations, but know that he will use his newfound wisdom to serve God well in the future.
“….but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother…” – Proverbs 18:24
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
What I’m reading: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy (thanks, Ricky!)
What I’m listening to: Real estate podcasts by Bigger Pockets
Where I’m failing: Morning routine….
What I’m excited about: Working with Helping Hands, a local food bank, to continue our community feedings. Additionally, we may have the opportunity to design and install a community garden for them….
Quote that has me thinking: “Know the difference between those who stay to feed the soil and those who come to grab the fruit.” – Alexis Lynnette
What I need to work on: My historical fiction novel. Started back editing yesterday…
What I’ve been pondering: The book I recently finished about Antarctic polar explorer Tom Crean. He and the other men of his time were truly at a different level of manhood than we are today….
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Today at our community feeding a young boy named Kemario came out of his home with a half empty box of fudge rounds that his mother wanted to contribute to the work we were doing to serve our neighbors. It made me think of the story shared in the gospel of Mark….
41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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