March 31, 2008
I have to ask the question...Am I spoiled or blessed? I know God alone has put me in such a wonderful situation in life. A series of miracles have allowed me to enjoy such privileges that I never imagined. My own ingenuity or power have not created such earthly enjoyment.
Yes I have made financial decisions that have been wise instead of stupid...but I have made enough dumb ones that I could have sabotaged the good ones. So God gave us these blessings, and God has safeguarded these blessings. I believe the PRIMARY reason I am blessed, is to be a blessing....
So I believe that the question of is SPOILED or BLESSED depends on how I leverage these blessings for the blessing of OTHERS and the BUILDING of the KINGDOM OF GOD.
If I consume these blessings primarily for my own benefit...these blessings will in the end be curses...but if I invest these blessings for the Kingdom...these blessings will bless me now and forever. I will ONLY keep what I GIVE and SHARE with others.
So I will enjoy without guilt what God gives but I will stay keenly aware of the priority to GIVE away what I have been given. So LET IT SNOW!
March 03, 2008
I like quiche.
I am emotional.
I like romantic comedies.
I can’t build anything.
I can’t even change my own oil.
I get lost easily and my wife gives directions.
I like candles, dark chocolates, and like roses on my desk.
I listen to love songs on the KOST sometimes.
I love to make Rice Krispy treats.
I cry easily.
I love giving and getting hugs.
I like making babies laugh.
I get scared when I hear strange noises in the night.
I have never tasted beer.
I don’t like being home alone.
I don’t like facial hair.
I like writing poetry.
I don’t like confrontation.
I have never punched anyone.
I drive a 8 year old Sebring Convertible.
I rent but don’t own my house.
I gave my wife a power drill for Christmas, she gave me a Kenny G CD.
I call my mommy every week.
How much of a man am I?
I had a college football scholarship.
I have ridden in rodeos.
I have run marathons.
I have motorcrossed.
I have climbed Mt. Rainer with crampons and ice axes.
I have skydived.
I have been places where no white person has ever gone.
I made out with 3 different girls on one New Years Eve, my Sr. year.
I snow ski and can do double black diamonds.
I water ski and have my own ski boat.
I have traveled with armed guards on dangerous mission trips.
I have stood in front of hundreds of hecklers to confront them.
I own a home on a ski slope in a foreign country.
I lift weights every week.
I have slept on the dirt in the middle of jungles.
I also drive a Grand Cherokee Jeep.
I married the Homecoming Queen of my college.
I have a doctorate,
I have written a book.
I like Action Movies…Mission Impossible and Die Hard
I have swam with the largest sharks in the world.
How much of a man am I?
The truth is I have not really told you one thing about my true masculinity.
What I have done is spew off a bunch of cultural stereotypes about what a real man is or is not.
Real Masculinity is determined by being a man of godly character courageously living the mission God created me for! I HOPE I am living like a REAL MAN!