If you had one superpower, what would it be, and why?
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
“Then we shall have our fight in the shade.” - Dienekes
Dienekes is credited with being the bravest of all Spartan warriors, and, after being told that the Persians had such great numbers that their arrows would blot out the sun in their most famous battle (Thermopylae), he uttered these words.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Saturday started off well, with an early morning long distance Bible study with my brother, Kadar. We read Matthew 19-21 together and ended with a great conversation about what we would most easily be able to picture Jesus looking like if he came back today.
Afterwards, I rode out and met my brother, Corey, to do some community service work he is heading up at an elementary school in Austell. We moved some dirt and put down some pea gravel, while also game planning next moves.
I then came home and cut, edged and blew my yard. As a follow-up, I cut down a small tree with an axe and hauled brush to the fire pit where I enjoyed a few cold beverages.
Sunday started off with a ride back to Austell to the school garden, but the weather had its own plans.
I then met my brother, Lee, to talk to some homeless folks in the Hiram area about how we can help serve their needs. Afterwards, we met with an elderly lady, where we crafted our short-term plan (hamburgers and prayer), along with a potentially longer-term plan at a more permanent structure.
Now, it's time to enjoy the rain and rest....
As my wife and I were enjoying a break in yard work over the weekend, she mentioned how much my cousin, Rachel, looked like my Aunt Wimpy (given name Zelda). What a wonderful person, taken way too soon (from my weak perspective, anyhow). I’ve never known a more pure, decent, kind-hearted human being. At the same time, I am comforted in the knowledge of where she is today….
Saturday, April 22, 2017
What I’m reading: The Truthful Art (still) by Alberto Cairo, The Gospel of Matthew and a book my friend gave me: Shibumi by Trevanian (thanks Jeff!).
What I’m listening to: Tim Ferriss podcast where he interviews Cory Booker. Talk about a politician who really lives by his morals (read about his hunger strike) ….
Where I’m failing: All things body-related (diet, workouts, etc.)
What I’m excited about: Meeting my side-hustle partner to do some community service (working on an elementary school garden) later this morning….hanging out with the wife this evening…..
What I’m thinking about at the moment: What would Jesus look like if he came back right now? Great conversation piece with my brother, Kadar, early this morning during our long-distance Bible study of The Gospel of Matthew. For me, I picture him as a homeless man wearing a hoody.
What I need to work on: Eliminate stress and inflammation. Spend quality time with my son before he heads off to college, Spanish….
What I’m looking forward to: Lunch tomorrow with my friend, Lee, to discuss our work with the homeless…..Moving my daughter back from Florida next weekend….