Showing posts from April, 2009

God's Man | Path To The Darkside...

“Afraid to lose her I think, hmm? What has that got to do with anything? Everything! Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you.” - An exchange between Anakin Skywalker and Master Yoda in Episode I. Fear is an interesting thing. Fear triggers many responses in us. In extreme cases it can cause us to fight or flee from a given situation. I learned very early to be mindful of my feelings. I didn’t go through and Jedi training but I recognized that I had a very bad temper. I still do, even though I am sure that this comes as a shock to some. The only thing that saved me was that I hung out with a group of guys that could always kick my butt. That kept me in check. As I got older I took martial arts, learned to fight and that changed my life. I learned to channel my natural aggression and recognize my emotional state. So why do I tell you all this. I am angry tonight. I mean filled with r

God's Man | 7 Years Ago Today

On April 14 , 2002, 7 years ago, God showed me that His will and timing are truly perfect as He joined my wife and I in holy matrimony. I was so nervous. That morning when I got up I had no idea what was in store for me. We hadn’t been together that long. It felt like we had just had our first date. I remembered meeting her for the first time. After emails, phone calls and one failed date attempt we had finally decided to see the movie Rounders at White Flint Mall. We had not exchanged pictures other than the photo that I had posted to my online profile. I laughed to myself as I remembered the headline, “Looking for a GOOD Woman to Spoil”. I remembered how you were completely turned off by my white jeans and diamond print shirt. I remember the smooth way that I left you after the movie to head to my car which was parked on the other side of the mall from you. I remembered so many other moments, Phillips Resturant at the Inner Harbor, The Man in the Iron Mask, Foru