Friday, November 23, 2012
Friday, November 02, 2012
Do you have something that you hope people never say about you? Here is the one thing I hope people never say about me:
I hope people never say that I wasted a talent. When God gives us a gift we should use it right? Consistency in doing what we are gifted with gives us strength and courage to build great lives. It also honors God and encourages and blesses others to pursue their gifting. It is my hope that I honor what has been given to me, to pour into others, and use my gifts to the fullest.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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What am I doing now:So here is what I am doing NOW to affect my ten year plan. First, getting my health and fitness the best it can be so that my body can be the most productive that it can be. I never want my fitness to hold me back from doing something, never want it to be an excuse. I never want to hold back from my kids because of my level of fitness. So I have joined a fitness group where we are encouraging and holding each other accountable for good eating habits/lifestyle and exercise. Second, I am working on launching two businesses. Why two? Well why not!?! I have played music all my life, so I am creating a company that will use this creative outlet of mine. The other company will be in manufacturing, which I have been in the last 15 years. I am being vague on both of these because quite honestly I don't have all the details yet. Both companies have been ideas bouncing around in my head for a long time. It is time to move on both ideas. If they are contained as only thoughts then they add value to no one. I worked hard to get a business degree in small business and entrepreneurship, it is about time I put it into action. Third, and most importantly, I will honor God and serve Jesus the best that I can. Everyday. Serving others far outweighs anything else on this list. If someone can benefit by me spending time with them, then that is what I want. Living on purpose and being intentional is what it is all about. No regrets. No what ifs. As Ed says, "it ain't over yet".
- Ed's Story: It Ain't Over Yet (milkandcookies.com)
- Ed's Story, Lovely Film Series About Man's 11+Year Journey With ALS (laughingsquid.com)
- Pastor explains what facing death did to his faith (religion.blogs.cnn.com)
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
One of my goals for this year is to start composing music again. I am basically back to a beginners level and have to relearn any music theory that I had previously learned. So what better way to learn then to start reading and writing. The piece above is my first attempt at an intro and exposition section of a piano sonata. It is a midi file so forgive the sound quality. I would love to get some feedback on what anyone thinks of it so far, even if you think it sucks. I'm sure when I am done editing and learning more it will sound different then it does now, which makes me wonder when I will ever consider any piece of music finished? Maybe I should set a deadline, that seems to take the art out of it though don't you think? Any way, take a listen and tell me what you think. Thanks.
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