About Me

My photo

I'm a stay-at-home Dad suffering from Fibromyalgia. I homeschool my daughter and lead worship at my church. I'm also a gamer and a geek and proud of it.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Crazy Week...and it's only Wednesday

So the Week started off with a visit to my wife's Grandparents. That actually went really well, that is until the ride home. that was when our seventeen year-old car decided to hit a pothole, which in turn caused the shocks to actually break through the rusted car into the back of the car (it pushed the speaker right up, lol). So we spent most of yesterday cleaning out the car, and our other two junk cars so we could sell them to a local junk yard.

Today we had the cars towed to the junk yard and went out car shopping and are now the proud owners of a 2011 Chevy HHR. It's funny that we just heard a sermon on Sunday about waiting and expecting. One of the best quotes from that sermon was " Waiting is not about time, it's about expecting." So we went out today expecting to find a car and well we did.

You might think we were too impulsive, and maybe we were or maybe we are just stepping out onto the water, expecting God to keep us from sinking. Sometimes our faith needs to be lived out through expecting.

Are we nervous?

Yeah.

Are we crazy?

Probably.

Are We stepping closer to God?

Definitely

Monday, May 28, 2012

Under Construction

So I've been thinking for a while that the blog needs a facelift. I would really like to attract more readers, and possibly make a little money for my effort. So starting this week I will be attempting to make entries every Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, also I will be expanding on the content. I will definitely be focusing more on homeschooling, after all I am a full-time homeschooling dad. I have also been toying with the idea of posting recipes and also doing a weekly vlog.

The three main areas I will be focusing on are:

1. Curriculum Reviews

2. Recipes

3. Worship and Music

Also I will probably insert some random silliness from time to time (you can't be serious all the time.) Ranging from movie reviews to stories about online gaming. Hey I'm a total geek so my interests a extremely varied.

I will be designing the new site layout this week and decide on a schedule for posts, so hopefully have this thing running a little smoother by the end of the week.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Walking in a Fog

So I haven't posted an entry for a while now. Not because I haven't wanted to, but rather because I have been suffering from major FMS flare-ups. To quote one of my favorite songs "lately the weather has been so bi-polar" which has caused intense pain and my favorite "fibro-fog."I can handle the pain (most of the time) but not being able to keep a coherent thought in my head is intensely frustrating.

I was thinking about that the other day because I realized that I wasn't the easiest person to live with most of the last week. I thank God for the grace which my family extended unto me. Then I realized that I am not very quick to extend that grace to others. After all most of the world don't know God or have a skewed view of who God is. They walk around, much as I did this past week, in a fog. Only their fog is of a spiritual nature.

The mind that is not renewed through God's Spirit cannot comprehend spirital things. They either are completely blind to the things of God or they see things through a fog which distorts the truth. This can lead to frustration over things they do not either understand or even preceive.

The sad thing is that when we don't extend grace and understanding to those in darkness we drive them further away from God. We have convinced ourselves that it is our job to point out their sins and then compel them to come to repentance. The fact is, it is God who convicts, and it is God who saves. Our job is to love them like Jesus loved.

I'm not saying we ignore sin or give approval to sinful lifestyles, but we need to look past the sin to the person, because that is what God does. He loves the sinner and wants to cleanse them from sin. As we become more like Jesus we need to remember that we can only do the first part and only God can do the second.