Thursday, September 13, 2012

raising a girl

raising a girl is better than i ever imagined.

being dad is pretty much the coolest thing ever.

i love me some Keira

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"riches... fly off to the sky like an eagle

(i originally wrote and posted this to renown on July 23, 2010. This passage is always relevant. 2010. 2012. 2020. whenev. doesn't matter the year. it always flies away... so don't make it the main thing.)

 4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
       do not trust your own cleverness.
    5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,
       for they will surely sprout wings
       and fly off to the sky like an eagle.
         (Proverbs 23:4-5)

Proverbs 23 this morning was awesome. i have written a few times about how i like reading Proverbs every day. i wrote an article called Proverbs is pimp that you can read HERE. it tells the story of why and when i started & my method...

This is such a great reminder! i love the wise man's straight forward advice -> "Don't wear yourself out to get rich!" man, that's pretty relevant for today.

i admit that way too often i trust my own cleverness (not that i have much). but that's pointless because any day money can just be GONE! (as evidenced by our economy). Feels like this could have been written in 2010 not B.C.

So after reading Proverbs 23 this morning my prayer was:
"Please help us rely on YOU, God... not our money! Thank you for blessing us, but please help us use the money that You blessed us with to be a blessing!"

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

converting the purse

“There are three conversions necessary to every man; the head, the heart, and the purse.” 
– Martin Luther

and the 3rd conversion is the hardest, i think.

the head is converted with logic and facts. not too difficult.

the heart is converted with emotion and feeling. that happens all the time.

but the purse... the wallet... our $

wow. how does that even get converted?

because our wallet usually owns our head and our hearts. it rules our logic and our feelings.

and so then i wonder... are we even truly converted if our wallet is not converted?

just sayin.

Monday, September 3, 2012

i can only do what i can do.

i came across this post from July 21, 2010 and it is a great reminder for me. what a lot of wisdom i had back then :)
i was obviously extremely busy judging from the extremely short blog post.

it's simple. there is too much to do in life. so really, no worries (it's pointless to worry). i can only do what i can do.

there are things that need to be done that simply aren't going to happen. i just have to make sure to pick the right things because...

i can only do what i can do. 

i love that -- "so really, no worries..." what an awesome reminder.
Thanks, 2010 Patrick.