• Social Topics

    Local Community or Foreign Missions?

    I am not currently a member of a church, nor do I wish to be at this time. However, I am regularly attending a church in my area. This church I attend puts an emphatic emphasis on missions…especially foreign missions. This leads me to wonder if we sometimes place so much emphasis on spreading the Gospel around the world that we forget to do it in our own backyards. We are a nation largely founded by Christian men and women, but I don’t think we can call ourselves a Christian nation. With abortion being legal, pornography running rampant, the breakdown of the family unit, and the embracing of the idea…

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    Seeing People For Who They Are

    I just spent a few moments watching my youngest son, who is two years old. He was hanging from the piano and trying to pull himself up to reach the tape measure I had placed there. As I was observing him I couldn’t help but smile and consider how blessed parents are. Here I was watching my son, so full of unhidden pleasure and happiness. It led me to think about how we often-times fail to really look at people and see who they are. When we are around other people I think we tend to mix up who that person is, with their actions. Now, actions can be a…

  • Off Topic Posts

    The Joy of Rain

    For many people, a rainy day is a “droopy” and depressing day. However, for some of us, a rainy day has a more pleasing affect on our moods. We might feel invigorated, with new energy coursing through our veins or perhaps a more calming, content frame of mind. I myself am of the calm and contented variety when rain is trickling down my window panes or pounding against my roof. I enjoy the muted colors of the trees, streets, and houses around me while it rains. They may look gloomy to some, but to me they look earthy and real. More than the colors, I enjoy the sounds of rain.…

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    What is Your Worldview?

    It is my opinion that everyone has a worldview, a system of beliefs through which they see and process the world. Religion of some kind is probably the most popular lens to see the world through, but philosophy is also a common tool. My worldview is a Christian one, it is the soil which I root my knowledge of right and wrong in. It is where I find guidance at certain crossroads in life and the way through which I try to better myself. Whenever I read a news article, learn something new about someone, meet someone new, hear a song on the radio, watch a movie, experience challenges as…

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    The Importance of Balancing Hobbies

    I really enjoy playing video games and watching videos on YouTube. Unfortunately, those are both hobbies that keep my butt firmly planted in a seat and my eyes glued to a screen…neither of those are exactly healthy. I have to make an effort to balance those two hobbies with my other, more active hobbies. Video games can challenge one’s mind and critical thinking, but once I get the hang of a game I find myself spacing out from time-to-time because my mind just isn’t being challenged enough. Watching YouTube videos is typically pure entertainment, it doesn’t exactly put hurdles in front of your brain. Woodworking on the other hand requires…

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    Demarcus Cousins

    During this 2018 NBA offseason the Goldenstate Warriors signed center Demarcus Cousins to a contract worth about $5 million dollars a year. This signing caused many in the basketball community to throw up their hands and emphatically declare “Goldenstate just broke the NBA!” Demarcus Cousins is widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best, centers in all of basketball. He is an excellent rebounder, paint defender, has a nice touch around the rim and can even step out and knock down three-pointers. He is a dominating force and an NBA all-star. He will be joining Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant…who are also each…

  • Politics

    Dishonest Democrats

    In recent weeks I have been reading headlines about the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Most recent are the allegations made against him by Christine Blasey Ford, who claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago when the two were in high school. These allegations should be taken seriously and the truth should be sought. In short, her story needs to be corroborated. Yet, senate democrats have been refusing to question Kavanaugh and Ford on the allegations. Why? Because they are stalling in an effort to draw this ordeal out until the November elections can be held and democrats have a shot at taking back the senate majority. In which…

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    My Challenge With Woodworking

    A couple of months before the summer of 2015 my wife and I decided to start homeschooling our then three children. Due to my lower earning potential and my wife’s greater desire to work, I was selected to be the one to stay home and oversee the education of our kids. I suddenly had more downtime on my hands as I couldn’t fill my days with activities because I had to be available in case my kids had questions. I inevitably found myself on YouTube. On YouTube I discovered a “Maker” named Jimmy Diresta. His videos were sped up, thus taking less time to watch them, but he still made…

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    A Second Chance

    I stopped watching professional basketball a few years ago, I even stopped checking basketball news online. One of the biggest factors in my decision to stop was the seemingly ever-expanding egos of it’s players. However, upon further reflection I have gradually begun to expose myself to the NBA once more. You see, I came to the realization that many of these basketball players (this goes for other professional sports as well) have been told how great they are from an early age. The majority of them were some form of high school standout, complete with media coverage of their games. For instance, LeBron James was being hyped as the next…

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    Something Old, Something New

    I have never had my own blog or website before. However, whether they were reasonable or not, I have always had my own opinions. So I decided to combine my prolific experience in forming and expressing my opinions with my inexperience in owning and operating a website. Hopefully I will learn plenty of new and exciting skills while also honing the ones I already posses. Thank you for reading.