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30 Days | What I Wore Today pt II...

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So there you have it.  Me as a wrinkled mess at the end of the workday September 13, 2010.

30 Days | My Week...

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This is going to be an interesting week for me.  I am coping with 2 different types of loss and the return of 1 very exciting thing that I do. Loss
Last week my wonderful bride changed jobs.  This was a significant win for us because it saved her from a frustrating work environment.  A less stressed out wife makes for a happier house overall.  On top of that she is moving into a new industry and she is looking forward to something different.  All of the above stuff is good.  The downside is that we are now working in different cities.  I had gotten spoiled by our morning commute and the occasional, as work permitted, lunch together.  It was strange driving into work without my bride next to me.  I am happy for her new opportunity but I am sad at this loss of connection everyday. My second loss is the departure of my "Big Brother" from work.  He also took a new job which means a new opportunity for him.  Again I am happy for him.  He was very frustrated with what we…

God's Man | Franciscan Benediction

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My amazing god-daughter posted the bolded portion of the prayer of benediction. I was intrigued by it and after some research found out it was a prayer given by the Franciscan Monks. I thought I would share it with all of you.
May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships so that you may live deep within your heart

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace

May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and war so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy

And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in the world so that you can do what others claim cannot be done to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.
(St. Francis of Assissi)
Have a great weekend and great services at church.

30 Days | My Bag

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My Laptop Bag holds 1 Dell pp18-l laptop (Work Laptop)1 Apple Powerbook g4 (Play Laptop)2 notepads Work and Play2 Pull-ups for Princess MiniAssorted CDs and DVDsFirst Family by David BalducciFPU Coordinators Guide1 Water Bottle1 2GB Thumb DriveThe Ever Loving Truth by Voddie Bachman So there you have it.  What is in my bag.

30 days ¦ My Siblings...

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This is my "Big" Brother, Anthony.Posted via email from Pulling It All Together

30 Days | What I Wore Today...

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30 Days | My Beliefs...

My Belief's

The sole basis for my belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it speaks.  As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - each possessing all the attributes of deity.

God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way.  As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him.  Salvation comes only through God’s grace - not human effort - and must be received personally by repentance and faith.

Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute.  This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone.  He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between God and us.  He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit. He will return to earth to consummate history.…

30 Days | A Moment...

A Moment

This took place in 2001 in Tallahassee, FL.  It was very early in the morning and my Queen, Still a Princess, and were having a seemingly normal conversation.  Honestly I could not tell you what we were talking about.  All I can remember is the battle that was happening inside of me.  The queen and I had been dating for about 2 years at that point.  Our relationship was long distance one at that point.  I was living in Oakland, CA and she was in FL finishing her degree.

This was going to be our last night for a while as cross country travel was not cheap.  I was a bundle of nerves and emotions.  As we had this conversation I could feel my heart pounding in my chest.  I was trying to keep my hands from sweating since we were holding hands at the time.  The conversation was starting to wane as it was late and we were both tired at that point.  I kept trying to tell her but I just couldn't  Something was holding me back.

I was worried!  Me worry?  I never worry, but the mor…

30 Days | My Best Friends...

My Best Friends

There are many people that I have called best friend.  There is my 1st cousin Aaron M, my friends Joyce F., Steve H., Jeff C., Daryl T., or Steven Mal.  For all of them the common thread is that they have been in my life for a long time and I know that I could call on them at the drop of a hat.  Another component that makes a good best friend is that while they always listen to what you have to say, they will shoot straight and tell you the truth.

Aaron M - Big Chicken
Being that we are only about a month apart in age we have literally been together forever.  Our fathers were good, if not best friends growing up.  Now as retired men they talk every day.  We have shared in each other's victories as well as failures and we have been there for each other in so many different ways.

Joyce F. - Sally's Daughter
Our relationship started in Middle school and has lasted through today.  The two of us have always been there for each other.  High school and college had us co…

30 Days | My Day...

My Day

My days are weird.  The project that I am working on is going Sideways right now.  That means that we are not longer progressing towards completion.  We are just moving in a straight line sideways.  This is what my day looked like on Wednesday Sept 1, 2010.

5:30 - Alarm goes off
6:15 - Wife and I get out of bed
6:45 - My Bride begins getting children out of bed
7:15 - Family leaves the house
7:25 - Drop off Princess Mini (2yr old) at her school
7:45 - Drop off Princess Mighty (7 yr old) at My Parents house for school bus
7:55 - Got Coffee!
8:25 - Drop off the Queen at the train so she can finish her commute
8:35 - Park my car and begin walk to office
9:00 - Status call with my teams in Baltimore, New Delhi, and Hydrabad
9:30 - Send status of teams to Management via email.
10:00 - Give status update to same management during a 30 minute conference call
11:00 - Finish 30 minute conference call
11:15 - Eat Breakfast
12:00 - Lunch Break (Not eating)
1:00 - Begin meeting to review r…

New Sermon Series at Living Hope Church | iLife

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We are starting a new series this week.  You can see the live feed here or here.  You can join me in the chat room here.

Daddy Time

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30 Days | My Definition of Love

My definition of love

There are 4 types of love and when I think about love they seem so appropriate.

Stergo - Parental  - As a parent there is a type of love that I only feel towards my children and god-children.  This is the love that protects and guides.Eros - Sexual (Passionate) - As a husband this is the type of love that I only have for my wife.  'nuff said.Philio - Familial (Brotherly) -As a member of a family this is the type of love expressed one to the other.Agape - Sacrificial (Love like God) - This love is the love that God showed me through the sacrifice of his Son, Jesus Christ, on the cross.  He died to free me from a sin nature that I could never overcome on my own.  He stepped out of eternity and came here for me and for you.

We are all called to practice each of these types of love in our life.  We are called to love God above all and then to love our neighbors as ourselves.  I see this function in my life a few ways.

Love God
Stand on, Live by His principles everyd…

30 Days | What I ate today...

What I ate today - 02 Sept 2010

Breakfast
2 Bob Evans turkey sausage patties
1/2 piece of toast with strawberry preserves, that Princess Mighty (my oldest) didn't finish.
1 glass of milk

Lunch
1 Turkey Sandwich on Wheat Bread
1 bag of Utz Baked Cheez Curls
1 Capri Sun

Dinner
10 Tyson Dino Nuggets
Too Many Oreida French Fries
Red Juice (As Princess Mini calls it)

30 Days | My Parents...

My Parents...

On August 31, 2010 my parents will have been married for 36 years. The have been 2 of the most influential people in my life and for that I am grateful. A lot of who I am, good and bad, is due to that influence. So where do I begin. Well I have always like girls more than boys so I guess it is ladies first.

An Introduction
My mother is the middle child of "Buster" and Doris. She grew up in a row house in Baltimore, MD and has 3 older sisters, one deceased, one younger sister, and one younger brother. She is a strong women, who has lived by a motto "You do what you have to"

My dad is the oldest of two. His parents, "Collie" and Golden, lived in Hanover, MD in a neighborhood called Matthewstown. If I was to sum my dad up in a motto it would be "Laugh and the whole world laughs with you... or at you."

What I learned from them

Work Hard
Both of my parents worked while I was growing up so working was something that I knew had to be…

30 Days | Getting Caught up...

Well my 30 Day Trial was hit by Life.  Sorry for that.  I will be getting caught up with posts this weekend and.  So for those of you who are still going keep it up.  I'm looking at you MoMo.

God's Man

PS.  Hopefully this scheduled post thing will work.  See you back here at 8:00am.