An Extended Farewell.

Blogging every Sunday has become something that I just do, not something I desire to do. I no longer spend hours pondering what my next post will be about. I’m not excited at the keyboard.

I’ve had a passion-shift.

I’ve also realized I spend a gross amount of time on social media each day, each week. I’m convinced that if I could bottle those hours spent scrolling through feeds, then I could have written a book; or three.

A gross amount of time…lost.

I can appreciate the irony in announcing a hiatus from social mediocrity and social networking on a social networking site, but my intent is not to spotlight or elevate myself.

I just want to motivate you to examine your own life.

What events get your time throughout the day? A bit here…an extended period here. Focus that energy.

You can be mediocre at an enormous amount of things, or you can do a handful of things extraordinarily.

Doesn’t make a difference to me either way, but then again I didn’t create you.

To make a short story even shorter, no more blog posts.


But who can know?

I could be writing again next month, or I might never visit this site again. There’s really no way of knowing.

However, right now…the shift begins.

And this is my extended farewell.

Thank you…

Soli Deo gloria

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Dreams. (Part 3)

Wake up earlier.

Don’t say there’s no time. There is time. It just might be at 5:30 AM.

It’s no secret. Get up 30 minutes earlier than you normally would and work toward your dreams.

30 minutes. Everyday.

Soli Deo gloria

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Dreams. (Part 2)

Do you have a dream?


Now you need to commit a specific amount of time to working toward your dream. A year? 5 years? 10 years?

Trust me, after a couple of months you will get discouraged. You’ll look at others who have achieved their dreams and wonder why you haven’t reached yours yet.

It takes time.

It takes time everyday.

More on that daily time commitment next week. But for now, figure out how much of you life that you are going to dedicate to your dream.

Soli Deo gloria.

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Dreams. (Part 1)

I’ve been reading some Jon Acuff lately. He’s all about achieving your dreams.

I want to challenge you to chase yours as well. I will be using some lessons from Jon and some tips I’ve learned so far to help you chase your dreams in a practical way.

So first things first, you have to figure out what your dream is. Divide hobbies into a different category. Try and figure out what you would be doing with your life in your dream scenario.

What would your job look like? What would you spend your time doing? Stuff like that.

Take this week to try and figure that out.

Soli Deo gloria

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There are gray areas.

The other day I was on my way to work when I realized I forgot my wedding ring after doing dishes. So I turned around to get it, but I knew I would have to drive a bit faster in order to make it back home and then to work on time.

I saw a police officer, and instantly I began to wonder what I would say if I were pulled over for speeding. I wondered if the truth would impact the decision of the officer to ticket me or not.

Would the officer be someone who understood the situation, that wearing my wedding band was important to me. Or would they be someone who sees the world as black and white.

Of course I do not condone speeding or believe that the officer would not have been in the right if they pulled me over and gave me a ticket. But, when making decisions, especially those that involve judgment, I want to be more considering of the situation before coming to a conclusion.

Soli Deo gloria

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Write It Down!

If you have an idea, write it down.

Story idea? Write it down.

Song idea? Write it down.

Painting idea? Write it down.

Business idea? Write it down.

Gift idea? Write it down.

Preferably right away. If not now, then ASAP as possible.

There are few things worse than not being able to remember a good idea because you didn’t write it down right away (that is how this post came about).

As of writing this there are 3 ideas for stories that I cannot remember because I thought, “I’ll write them down later.” But I could not write them down later, because I forgot. Because I did not write them down right away.

Sometimes I fear that if I stop writing down ideas as they come to me, often in the most unexpected times, then I will stop getting new ideas altogether.

That is a terrible thought.

So, Write it Down!

Soli Deo gloria

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Excuses. (Part Three)

We’ve been discussing excuses the past few weeks (Part One) and (Part Two). Basically I have tried to point out how ugly excuses are. But I want to acknowledge one fault in my logic: “What is the difference between making excuses and explaining a situation?”

I’m not sure.

If my boss says, “You’re late,” I might respond by saying, “I’m sorry.” No excuse there.

But if my boss says, “Why are you late?” then I might respond by saying, “I’m sorry, I got caught by the train.” Still an excuse, but also a reasoning. Plus, he asked for an explanation.

Perhaps excuses are most noticeable when the person making the excuse offers reasoning, but the offended person is not even desiring an explanation.


Soli Deo gloria

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