Garbage Out

Think about it. How many times have you let something come out of your mouth that you immediately regretted saying? You think you have a great point to make only to find that you would have been better off keeping quiet. Many of us do it on a daily basis. You might possibly be one of those people as well. What can we learn together here? Continue reading “Garbage Out”

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What’s He Thinking?

One of the hardest things for a person to achieve is a complete understanding of how and why another person thinks the way that they do. You hear people make comments all the time along the lines of, “Well. I just don’t know why he acts like that.” Here’s the problem with that statement. While it is not possible to know what a person is thinking at any given time, it is possible for us to understand why a person thinks the way they do. Our problem is often not that we cannot understand but that we will not attempt to. Check out this Ted Talk if this is interesting to you. Continue reading “What’s He Thinking?”

Just Keep Writing

I remember attempting to write a book when I was around 12 or 13 years old but simply could not get more than a couple of chapters before it started breaking down. My assumption was that you can simply sit down with a pad of paper and a book just happens. Actually, now that I think about it. My assumption about writing has not changed much in the past 27 years. Why is that I wonder? I think, since taking up this project, that my mind finally understands that putting words together into something that, not only makes sense but also entertains is difficult work. Continue reading “Just Keep Writing”

Time To Clean Again

If you are anything like me, you spend a significant portion of your day sitting behind your desk. It might be at work. Maybe you are in your home office. Perhaps you are a pastor of a church or a college professor. Many of us have a workspace that houses a computer and a phone (which would be your essentials) among a plethora of items that neither belong there or add any productivity to your work day whatsoever. Continue reading “Time To Clean Again”

That empty nest

I have two absolutely amazing children. Sydney is a little over half way to adulthood at this point and that is crazy to me. It seems like we just brought her home from the hospital yesterday. People warned me that she would grow up fast and they weren’t kidding. I wish that I could slow her down and keep her as a child for a few extra years but I know that she will be grown up and out of the house before I know it. Continue reading “That empty nest”

Abandoned

Have you ever been somewhere before and tried to imagine who all else has been there ahead of you? See, I do that sometimes. I often think that it would be neat to see or know who all had been in a particular location. Sometimes, I try to imagine who all else might have been down a particular road or path that I am on. Who else has enjoyed the view of a particular field of flowers that I might see?  Continue reading “Abandoned”

The Cure for Writer’s Block

Most of the time, I have little trouble finding something to write about. I have spent the last year sharing my thoughts on parenting and finance and mixed it into a regular cycle of stories about life in Virginia. In between these posts, I have dropped various video clips and other items that I love. This process usually flows along fairly easily. However, some days, I simply have nothing to say and cannot generate on single useful thought. I guess this is what they call writer’s block. Continue reading “The Cure for Writer’s Block”