16
January

Did You Know? – Seven Interesting Facts about Rockefeller

Screenshot_2014-01-01-08-55-16While working many long hours at Brown, audiobooks help keep my sanity in the midst of monotony.  You might be surprised at the many different walks of life I read about.  Biographies lately have been Greg Allman, a sniper in Iraq, and Rockefeller.  As diverse as these guys are, they all influence me in some way.  What goes through their heads?  What can I learn and glean from these successful people?

Don’t know what you’ve heard much about Rockefeller, although most at least know he had tons of money.  Perhaps you might even disagree with some his monopolistic practices in the oil industry.  But you can agree that he did some good things.

Did you know?

  • He was an upstanding Christian, faithful to his wife and family.  He faithfully attended and supported his little community Baptist church, even when others thought someone of his nature would be seen hanging out at the richer churches. Continue reading »

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16
January

Singled Out

Here’s a great article on being single in church:

http://www.christenacleveland.com/2013/12/singled-out/

It sounds like she’s coming from a lot of hurt, but still there’s some good points being brought out without it sounding too negative.

The only thing I’d disagree with is on the “celebrate single people”.  Please no singleness parties for me.  Just leave me alone!  lol

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28
December

Life in College, Christmas Overtime

PCC in the FallSo here are my Christmas gifts: R&R, sleep, and yes, TIME.  Christmas slammed the shipping company I work at, and they paid us crazy money to work crazy hours.  I finally had a chance to make some good money as if God was saying, “I’m glad you’ve done your part for better or worse.  Now watch what I can do.”

Is it a good thing when life moves too fast for one to blog about it?  Some say we move too fast in our culture, and I see their point.  But I’d say in my case it’s a good thing.  I’m after something. Continue reading »

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28
November

Stories of God’s Provision

Pumpkins and squashes and sign that says: Carnival Squash 45 cents lb.When I was at my folks’ house, my dad was struggling to shut the door to the freezer and keep the food in after getting back from Costco.  First world problems.  I told him this is actually a good problem to have.  Doesn’t Proverbs say something about how your vats overflowing with new wine?

This is a season to really pause and consider God’s faithfulness.

Last couple of years, I’ve had to learn to rely on God as I go after my purpose.  But I’m tired of talking about myself.

It’s time to hear other people’s stories of how God has provided for them financially.  So gathered some other writers to share their stories.  All together, I figured this could help boost our faith and the faith of whoever reads this.  So here we go: Continue reading »

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22
September

New Mountains, New Streams

My buddy Jon at Silver Star MountainTwo years ago, I embarked on a journey to really take initiative in my life and the purposes God would have for me.  It was just after a wilderness process that seemed to come together.

Along the journey I released music publicly, entered a relationship, quit my moonlighting job in retail, and got serious about business, writing and design.  Not everything worked out exactly as planned, but they were important steps to take nonetheless which led me to where I am today.  The blog here chronicles that journey.

Where has the path led me?  Okay, fast-forward to today. Continue reading »

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23
August

Finding Beauty in the Wilderness – An Adventure in Goat Rocks Wilderness

A view of Mount Adams“…zzzzzzZZZZZZ!!!”, that familiar buzz in my ear.

“Get off!”.  I flail around trying to whisk the ‘skeeters away.  They’ve already gotten me many times over.  “Paul, I’m gonna get going.  I can’t rest, they just start swarming, and it’s a pain to take my pack on and off.”  Paul messes with his gear and I get ready to get up from our rest.  The other two guys are behind us somewhere on the trail below.

I once again heave my pack up for more of the journey and trudge onward.  How much more?  I don’t know.  When I go on a long hike I figure there’s no point in waiting for the ending.  The hill is always going to be there whether I rest or not.  Just embrace the journey.  huff, puff…huff, puff…

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