Sketch of My Blog

Our Journey in Life is more than we allow it to be.
We must all Be Ourselves to really enjoy what's all around us.
Take hold and learn from Life and Others.

I Follow the Way of Jesus.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Year End Review !

Well 2009 is almost over and I have found out a lot of things this year.

My mom needs help and does not like to ask for it.  I hope that healing comes for my mom.

I found out that after owning a Hammered Dulcimer for almost 4 years that I can learn to play it and I can learn to play it well.  I also spoke a lot at my Church, in small parts and small skits.  I also performed Greensleeves (What Child Is This) and Silent Night for Christmas eve service and actually did them well on the Hammered Dulcimer.  I have learned a lot about my wife and myself.  I also learned that I may have a future in Ministry.  Possibly speaking and/or musically.  I also took my advanced Lay Speaking class, so I can be certified as a Lay Speaker in the Methodist church system.

I am glad to see my wife growing and healing each day and each week.  I continue to grow and flourish.  And  I  hope and pray that the new year finds you growing and changing each day and each week.  My son is being taught by my wife @ home and he is doing a wonderful job learning, so is my wife.  She learns something new about herself often.  Which lead me to learn something new about her and myself.

I am going to try and become a Pastor in the Methodist church system.  I really want to do what GOD wants me to do.

Well I think that is enough chatter, since no one reads this blog anyway, except my wife.  Love you Honey!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hammered Dulcimer is Awesome!

I remember hearing Hammered Dulcimer back in the days when I would listen on occasion to Rich Mullins.  I just did not know what it was.  I think I thought it was a harpsichord.  But little did I know it what it really was.  I am so glad I finally found out what it was, because then I went and tried one, and then I had to go and buy one.  Now I play Hammered Dulcimer!  I don't play like the professionals, but I play well enough.  I enjoy playing and it brings satisfaction to me and it brings enjoyment to my wife.  It is a wonderful thing to learn and play an instrument.  It is healthy, fun and all around a joy and a blessing.  Thank you GOD for the wonderful gift of music you gave your creation.  Thank you GOD for the gift you have given me that I can learn and play a musical instrument.

Like I said......Hammered Dulcimer is AWESOME!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

10th Anniversary

My wife and I are celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary this month.  With that wonderful milestone comes some reflection.

The two of us have grown a lot.  We have changed a lot in the last 10 years and that is such a good thing.  We have both grown a lot and have become closer and more open to each other.  It has been a wonderful Journey so far.  We have been together through thick and thin, through good times and through bad times.

I know that I have grown and changed a lot myself.  I can also see a lot of change in my wife too.  We both treat each other better and a lot more respectfully.  I can see that things are going to continue to change for us.  I am so excited about what the next year has to hold.  I am hoping that it is better than this year.

To all that want to know their spouses better, open up  and communicate.  It is the key to a Happy Marriage.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

God Chisel Me

This video really spoke to my wife and she passed it on to me. In response it has also spoken to me and I want to pass it on to everyone. It really speaks to life and purpose with GOD. Take as you want, but I will say this. I want to allow GOD control of my life.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


People have a general issue with Trust. There seems to be as many different ways that people trust as there are types of rain. There are people who trust, don't trust, trust only certain people, trust any one, trust no one what so ever, trust conditionally and more than that.

Then there is Trust in God. With just as many different ways that people trust Him. I am just now trying to trust more in Him and make my trust more than it has been. I have the kind of trust that says as long as things are going well I trust you and when they change I want to complain, pray more and try to find ways to make things better, at least what is within my power to change.

I can trust some people sometimes. I don't trust some people at all. I even have the occurrence that I trust some people completely. Like my family. But trust is a hard thing to come by. I trust GOD when things are going well. I trust Him to be there and listen when I pray. Even when I am less than desirable to be around. Yes I have moments like that where I am not the most pleasant person to be around. Even spiritually unpleasant to be with by GOD's standards. Yet I do trust that He is loving me each and every day. He is there listen and caring for me each and every day. Yet I do not completely trust Him to control areas of my life. It is difficult to do that when you want control of your very life. There are many times in my life that I do not do what I should, I do what I want. Which is not the best way to live. Many people can be hurt by that mentality.

So I want to live as I should, not as I want. I want to be trusting, but still cautious. I don't want to blindly trust to the point of endangering myself or others. I also do not want to be pessimist and live like everyone is out to get me at every turn. So I will aspire to Trust! Trust in God as my Guide. Trust the unseen to Trust the seen. That will be my goal. To Trust more in God.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Travels and Journeys


Welcome to my blog and to what I hope will be a new step in my life and my Journey through life. I am hoping to pursue my commitment to God and Jesus and to soon develop a better understanding of God's will for my life as well as His wisdom for and in my life. I will hopefully start to share that with you as I learn. I am hoping that this will inspire me to learn more, to write more, to develop myself more and to grow more.

As J.R.R. Tolkien said in one of his books; "It's a dangerous business going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."

So I expect that this trip will be anything but easy. I look forward to seeing where I maybe "swept off to." It may even be a bit dangerous at times. We will just have to see where it leads and what is learned. So feel free to assist, enlighten, comment, and discuss the meaning of life with Jesus and all that it encompasses. I do not expect everyone to agree, but I think we can agree to disagree. I just ask that you be civil. This is not meant to offend, but to offer other views and allow other points of views to be expressed.

So....without further ado, welcome to the beginning. Look out world, I am chasing after understanding in Jesus and the Bible and the true "meaning of life, the universe and everything"!