Friday, January 7, 2011


Ah wonderful snow, how I love you...until I want to come down off my mountain, then you get in the way. But snow is good. It is a whole lot prettier than rain, and you can play in it, sled in it, eat it, make angels out of it. It is so awesome....

Snow also gives me a chance to slow down, and forget about life outside of my home. After spending my whole Christmas snowed in with the family, I've decided that my family is probably the best thing that could have happened to me. In no other environment am so known or so loved or so teased. These people that make up my family make my up my life. And while some of the worst slander comes from those who are closest to you, so do the best laughs.

Family extends beyond the word "relative" or "relation" but rather it is group of people who may have no blood "relation" at all. For instance, in Ice Age--yeah you know you love that movie-- Sid the Sloth, Manny the  Woolly Mammoth and Diago the Saber tooth tiger, have no "relation" whatsoever. But by the end of the movie we see a family, full of care, teasing and laughs. Now as silly as this example maybe, it does not take away from the fact that we should not limit our families to "relations"  but instead look beyond blood lines....Look heavenward.

God has a perfect family waiting for us. A family so closely knit by Him that it will be an eternal joy to be with them forever. Yeah that's awesome. So stick to your church, your relationships within the church and the Body of Christ are eternal.

I don't know about any family but my own, and I do know that some families are not close at all...but what I do know is that even the most ideal earthly family cannot compare to the family we will have in Heaven someday and that is an exciting thing. a very exciting thing indeed.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Ok, so here I am and you can probably guess why... yeah, my New Year's resolutions got the better of me and my blogging, and decided that I needed to blog more.....(I am skeptical that I will update frequently though, seeing as my work load has been increased by 10%--not really I have no idea of percentages...)

2010 is over....History.....never coming back. I will miss it and look back on it as one of the best years of my highschool life....It was rough, but no pain, no gain, growing pain I guess you could call it. I used to think that I was mature and knew more than my peers, that I was wiser than my peers, that life was pretty simple and hard was not a word I used very often. But this year showed me how far off I was and still am. Boy do I have a lot to learn about life... I laugh now at my old mindset that being called a teenager was a bad thing, nah- it really isn't. It's really fun actually. I mean what other time in my life am I going to have barely any responsibility (come on, doing the dishes is not that big compared to raising a kid, loving a wife) and so much freedom at the same time? Hmm well I suppose that's what college is, but you know what I mean.......I hope.  2010 was a year of learning about how little I know.

I also say good by to the old year also with great joy and good riddance. I won't miss the harrowing experience of failing my first math test at community college or the rigors it took to bring the grade up to C ( I still think I deserve a B Mrs. Caldwell--you......meanie) and pulling my hair out over how much work there was to be done. Throwing hissy fits becuase I couldn't do it all--yeah I did it, not proud of it, but I did it-- sheesh I was a wimpy kid.

On the  upside it's time to start afresh and anew. Get stuff done. Get tough and stay tough. 2011 is going to be great, I can feel it--seriously it's rubbing my shoulders and singing promising songs...or is that my dog...or niether..-- It isn't about home-runs, A's, making money, getting the girl, or scoring the points, 2011 is all about character. Let the hard times roll and the character flow.

Happy New Year and may it be a fresh start.. Grace and Peace to you