Yep, my buddy, Aaron, over at Arms Wide Open is a S.L.O.B.
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Big props to Aaron over at Arms Wide Open. He originally posted this and I have no problem stealing it and posting it here. Enjoy, and thanks Aaron.
Yep, I am a blog thief. A big shout out to my buddy, Aaron, for these very thought provoking questions.
Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are going dead?
Why do banks charge a fee on “insufficient funds” when they know there is not enough money?
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?
Whose idea was it to put an “S” in the word “lisp”?
If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?
In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends — if they’re okay, then it’s you.
This past Saturday marked the kickoff of All Pro Dad in the Hilliard, OH area. It was a very good kickoff. My good friend, Aaron (from Arms Wide Open fame), is heading this program up. There were at least twenty or more dads there with their kids.
During this first session, we talked about what an All Pro Dad is and does. We spent some time talking with our kids and getting to know what their favorite sports teams are, their favorite movie, color, etc. I knew the answers to some of these questions, but not all of them. I can already see that I need to spend a little more time getting to know my kids and what they like or don’t like.
We all had a really good time and I am looking forward to attending more of these outings. It will be fun getting to know more about my kids and just investing more time into them.
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So I go to the Columbus Blue Jackets game last night with my buddy Aaron, from Arms Wide Open. The Jackets lose 4-3 in overtime. Oh well, we still had a great time and the conversation is always great with Aaron.
On the way home, we were talking about various things and we landed on my journey as a topic. I made the comment that I hope one person is touched and gets blessed in some way because of my journey. I mean, what is my purpose on this earth, if God decides that it is my time? Have I touched anyone at all? I did not say that to pat myself on the back, or anything like that at all. I just want to be the person Christ expects me to be and help reach people for Him. My prayer is that I am doing that in some way.
Aaron’s response was great and I hope I can do it some justice via the following words. He was talking about how Max Lucado painted one scenario that could happen. Upon our arrival in heaven, we would be introduced to people that we did now know, but as a result of watching or listening to us (me) they ended up in heaven. There is the possibility that we would be introduced to our grandchildren and great grandchildren. Aaron went on to say that we are sowing seeds in our children as we live by example and teach them about God. Our hope would be that they would then teach their children about God. Thus, sowing the seeds of the future and leaving a legacy!
My prayer is that my kids grow to love the Lord and that they will continue not my legacy, but God’s. I know that I have been blessed by many and I hope that I am a blessing to many, starting with my family.
This is a must watch video. It is about 6:30 minutes long, but worth every second. Props to Aaron, over at Arms Wide Open, for posting this one.
Click HERE to get to Aaron’s post to watch this stirring video that really portrays John 3:16.
Hey, gang, my great friend and one of my biggest supporters through my journey needs some prayer himself. Aaron, from Arms Wide Open, will be heading to Cleveland to be with his Dad. His father will be undergoing a quadruple bypass heart surgery tomorrow morning. See Aaron’s post here. So say a prayer for Aaron and his family. I know he would appreciate it!
Well, as you can see on the left, I have FINALLY put an RSS feed and also a way for all of you to get e-mail updates any time I post something. Many of you have asked about this, so I did it. It makes sense and is easier for everyone. Thanks on this one to my great buddy, Aaron, who really did all the leg work for me because I am so inept at this stuff! Thanks, Aaron, for the help on this one! After going through it, I am sure I could have done it myself, but ask my staff at work. When it comes to all this computer related, I just have this bad karma, I guess, and things just don’t work.
Anyway, there you have it!! I hope that some of my posts my brighten up you inbox one day!!
So my buddy, Aaron, over at Arms Wide Open, tags me to list 8 random things! So, in no particular order:
1. I have ridden a bike off of a garage roof. Don’t ask.
2. I grew up listening to 50s and 60s music (thanks to my Dad) and I still enjoy it to this day!
3. I would love to write a book one day. The problem is that I am not sure what I would really write about and I am not sure I have focus enough to do that.
4. I have Greek heritage and would love to get to Greece for a visit with family over there.
5. I loved hunting and fishing as a child and would like to pass this on to my kids. Many memories of hinting and fishing with grandpa and dad.
6. Yes, I like rap music. Both old school and some new stuff.
7. I traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina during my senior year of college. I performed puppet shows for some vacation bible schools down there. Yep, nothing like an American performing a Spanish speaking puppet show!
8. I have never been snow skiing.