Day 31 – Reflections

Originally posted on August Reset 30:31:
I did it. 31 days of no TV, Netflix, Video games, Music and Talk Radio. It was hard.  What’s crazy is because of my creativity and the thoughts between my ears it was harder to flush out my day in the final 30 minutes this  year than the previous 9…

Finding God’s Will

Originally posted on August Reset 30:31:
Before going to sleep every night, I would log onto the Brooklyn Tabernacle website to listen to Jim Cymbala’s preaching. I loved sleeping to the sound of God’s Word at night. Also, it faithfully helped me focus my mind on the sermon and keep my overstimulated brain from bouncing from one…

Describe your musical style

If someone where to ask me:  Describe your musical style. My answer would be:  The Chuck Norris of Christian music. Here’s why.  There are times playing sports that when the game is first started I’m in a haze.  I’m running back and forth and even starting to draw a sweat but I’m still getting my bearings to…

The Passing of a Friend

It’s 7:15pm on Sunday, August 17, 2014.  I probably shouldn’t be writing a blog right now because of how frustrated I am of this day.  Today is the second full day home with the kids while Lindsay is away enjoying her girls weekend out.  My crutch of a babysitter, the TV, is not available this…

Day 11 – As I grow quiet, the world grows louder

Originally posted on August Reset 30:31:
Day 11 without TV, social media, games and Netflix. Day 11 spending the final 30 minutes sitting in the quiet listening for God’s voice. Yesterday was Sunday and every Sunday I do the laundry for the family. I don’t know why but I love doing laundry.  Typically, I’ll put a…

Day 5-I WANT!

Originally posted on August Reset 30:31:
Ahhh!!! Help! Oh my goodness, what kind of creepy bug is that? Oh good, it’s just a freaky-lookin’ cricket. Oh sorry, God, I got sidetracked…and by the way, God, why did you make such nasty looking creatures anyways? I hope there won’t be any snakes in heaven. Not on my mansion’s…

Crack and Social Media

Originally posted on August Reset 30:31:
Life can’t continue like this- it’s unacceptable. While reading God’s Word, I see Biblical characters whose lives were ignited by their zeal for God and His righteousness. How can I allow indifference to steal the evangelistic life that I have the privilege of living? Unintentionally, I’ve welcomed complacency into my numb-like heart and have carelessly…

Showing off is stupid

We do something with the kids each summer called KidStat.  It’s a number of summer events that they do with an opportunity to make money at the end of the three months.  We have the following events. Monkey Bars Pull Ups Push Ups Sit Ups Jumping Jacks Squat Jacks Loco Motive Superman/Banana Each child is…

Day 3 – August Reset 30:31

Originally posted on August Reset 30:31:
It has been an interesting two days without social media, TV, Netflix, radio, and music.  On Friday, August 1, 2014 I drove five hours from Walla Walla, WA and let me tell you without any music or talk radio, it was brutal! What did we do without being connected to…