I have not touched this blog in quite some time. Not that I have nothing to write or nothing I desire to share with the world, but rather I am focused.... or at least somewhat focused. Focused on family. Work. Life. Yet I desire to write. To share. To create. So here I am. Returning to this place. Maybe I will write weekly. Maybe monthly. No empty promises today, simply a revamping of the idea of blogging. I am a sporadic person when it comes to creativity. Lately I have been … [Read more...] about what is a blog?!?!? re-blog – randomness #1 – on CreATiviTy
empty shampoo bottles
It was 3 years ago. I found myself "home" in southern California with no "exit" plane ticket in hand. This had not happened for 7 years. I moved in with my sister, brother in law, and 2 year old nephew (at the time). I remember buying the biggest shampoo and conditioner bottles I had purchased in a long time. You see when you are constantly moving you don't need to drag around full sized bottles of the stuff. Often you just end up using someone else's anyway. As I looked at an almost … [Read more...] about empty shampoo bottles
This post was started months ago. Yes many months ago. Yet only the title has been in tact. I guess I have been busy with the reality of life. The reality of BEING in LOVE. I just got married on January 17, 2014. It has been a whirlwind of activity leading up to and surrounding that great day. And all I can say is the God is way better than I could have ever expected. You know when you plan something and put tons of effort into it, you never quite know how it is going to turn out until … [Read more...] about on LOVE
Wednesday. April 23. 2013 San Diego, CA 2:23pm As I was driving, well actually while I was getting gas, which is a bit of a mission for my car (I have to actually stand there and pump it till it is full...no auto filling this car, due to a little issue with the fuel tank.) I took the forced moment to think. In the last few days it seems like I have constantly been … [Read more...] about Bloody Boston
Praying in the midst of a ridiculous catastrophe is not easy...nor should it be. Tension is great. Reality of DARKNESS... a little overwhelming. Nothing can 'explain' WHY this happened. Nothing can FIX the BROKENNESS we feel when we PRAY, when we face this tragedy. The news simply repeats the 'facts' they know. Piecing together what they can. For some reason we feel better when we have some 'answers' to the questions. Maybe that helps us to understand and regain some sense of … [Read more...] about #prayforBoston
on getting away
There is nothing that gives you more FOCUS than getting away. Nothing that feeds your creativity, your energy, your life, like getting away. "Get outside if you want to meet God." As I prepare for a short little get away down to Mexico, my mom reminded me that I said those same words when I returned from my first real backpacking trip as a high school student. It was a guys trip with a few members of my youth group and was an experience that I still have not forgotten. It was probably … [Read more...] about on getting away
Christmas 2012….some thoughts.
Each year, new. Each year, different. I struggle with the consumerism that seems to be an unavoidable issue during the holidays. Maybe because I am faced with my own internal struggle of consuming, and not wanting shopping to be what fulfills me. Rather wanting to somehow show LOVE to those who are closest to me. YES I try to get creative and even make things, but it is my own procrastination that usually leads me to being stuck in traffic searching for something to bring a smile.... but … [Read more...] about Christmas 2012….some thoughts.
Life in the place of waiting
Seasons come and seasons go. Sometimes there is simply a time to wait. A time to not GO. A time to stop moving. This does not mean that it is a time to DIE, but simply to WAIT. To let time pass without sprinting, without wanting, without striving. The world moves so fast these days. I find myself clashing the pace of the busy coffee shop. I like the ones where the person behind the bar wants to simply chit chat, rather than feel the pressure of "speed of service" - why the hell is … [Read more...] about Life in the place of waiting