Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What Are Your Priorities?

"Every Picture Tells A Story"

What Are Your Priorities? ---Note To Self

Thanks to the blog "Jesus Needs New PR"

Monday, February 22, 2010

How Am I Doing?

Someone asked me how I was doing today. I said "fine". It's easier and quicker to say "fine" instead of the list below.

Today I don't have very much Jesus left inside of me.

Church folks can make me crazy. I am very sure that I drive many of them crazy too.

I don't understand why I get so angry.

I can be extremely negative, cynical, judgmental and critical of others.

My battle with food is harder than my battle with alcohol.

When you are trying to stay sober (I've been sober over 4 months now) it's not easy being around people who are drinking.

I can remember horrible things I thought, did or said from years and years ago but I can't remember what my wife asked me to get at the store ten minutes ago.

I spend more time examining others instead of examining myself.

At the end of the day there are many times I would rather lay on the couch and "tune out" instead of participating and engaging with my family.

I spend too much time doing things that aren't really important.

I wish I could actually go back and apologize to all of the people I have hurt.

It's not easy being the husband, father and friend that I need to be.

It's easier to do things that are bad for me. It's hard for me to do things that are good for me.

I am still holding on to grudges from things that happened to me a long time ago.

There are times that I am nicer to complete strangers than my close friends and family.

It's hard to go to church when you've just had a fight with your wife in the church parking lot.

I don't know everything.

I've done more damage to myself than anyone else.

I might be too open and honest with others about my faults.

I am thankful that God forgives and loves me.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Who Do You Need To Call?

Who do you need to call? I pray that you'll watch the video below and feel compelled to pick up the phone and call someone who needs to hear from you today. I'm calling my mom, my brother and my friend in Washington state. Who do you need to call?

This morning I listened to an interview with singer Matt Kennon. He has been blown away by the impact that this song has made in many lives. He has received letters that have told him that this song has saved lives.

Who do you need to call? Your call might save a life.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Which God Do You Represent?

On my way to and from work I usually see a homeless man riding his bike. He lives in the woods. This week I took a moment to leave the office to run an errand. I passed the homeless man but this time he was walking instead of riding his bike. It looked like he was limping. As I passed him I made a decision that if I saw him walking on my way back to the office I would pick him up. Sure enough he was walking back to his home in the woods carrying a bag of groceries. I stopped and picked him up. His name was John. A few days earlier, a car hit him while he was riding his bike. That explained the fact he was limping and no longer had a bike. As I dropped him off at his home in the woods he asked me a question, "Which God do you represent?" His question threw me off for a moment and then I answered his question. As he left my truck John said to me, "I wonder if that God would love me too?" I looked him in the eye and said, "John, if he can love a knucklehead like me He loves you too!"

I saw John today walking down the road. I didn't stop to pick him up. I was on my cell phone. I had to get back to the office. I was in a hurry. I wondered after I passed John if he saw me and my truck passing him by? I wondered if I was doing a good job representing God as I passed by John?

The next time I see John I will stop and ask if he needs a ride. Thank you God for forgiving me and thanks for loving John the homeless man who lives in the woods.