Wednesday, January 25, 2017
In May of 2015 I made a decision to get my health in order.
I looked at my physique and was dissatisfied with what I saw.
I took action in the form of riding my bike and eating less.
As the results started to become evident, I got more excited about what I was doing.
I increased the amount of physical activity I did and paid closer attention to my food intake.
It's 2017 and I am really close to my goal weight and fitness level.
I have lost almost 50lbs and I feel great.
You would think that I would be satisfied...but no!
Something crazy is happening to me!
I have signed up for two fitness events this year!
My wife and I are doing the Toronto Zoo 5k run in September!
In August...get this...we are doing Tough Mudder in Coldwater!
My son and daughter are going to join us!
This is getting crazy! I never dreamed I would do things like this!
Be aware that when you set goals and move towards them, many other things begin to happen!
I hope I survive!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
I have been thinking a lot lately about the subject of work.
We all have to work at something.
You work everyday weather you think you are or not. The issue is do you LIKE what you do?
I think of people that live a life of crime. They do what they do to avoid the things they HAVE to do.
There is no avoiding responsibility in life. You have to realize that there are no free rides.
It's you against everyone else.
I have heard it said that if you don't have a plan for your life, some one else does.
It's so true.
You are just a commodity to the world at large.
You life can only realistically matter to a certain amount of people.
God gives greater influence to some people who can be trusted with it.
Not everyone can handle fame.
I was thinking about work because I had the idea that ALL work will yield results.
Hard work ALWAYS pays off. Therefore, it's important what you expend your energy doing.
Work at developing your character. That will take you far in life.
Work at keeping your friends. They are a worth the investment, we need friends.
Work at improving your understanding of the world. Ignorance sucks.
Work at knowing personality types. You can avoid unnecessary conflict and heartache.
Work at understanding money. Poverty sucks.
Work at pushing yourself further. Being comfortable should only last a little while.
Finally, work at love. It's never what you think it is. It's better.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Have you ever wondered why God has so many names?
Seriously, if you study the bible you know that God himself has many different titles.
That would drive me crazy if it was me! One name is enough, thank you!
I think I may know why this is so.
When you need something to complete a task, but forget what the name of it is, what do you do?
You say to your assistant (if you have one) "Pass me that thingy."
Other names are "whatchamacallit" "widget" and "whoozit".
If you want the translation, it's roughly "Get me the object that gets the job done in the best way possible".
The project will be stalled until the item is delivered to your eagerly awaiting hand.
We know we need something, but we are not always sure what the thing is.
God's names are like that.
We need a Savior. His name is Jesus.
We need a provider, he has a Hebrew name for that. (I can't spell or say it properly so I won't bother trying to impress you!)
He is what you need. He has a name for it.
All you have to do is hold out your hand and ask...