Relevance vs. the old guy


Sometimes you want to relate to others who might be younger than you, other times you just wanna be the old guy you really are. The trick is to find out how to balance that. Believe me I am nice to people of all ages. However you wonder what younger folks really think about you. 


Thinking Thoughts


Sometimes its good not to think too hard or overthink something. Your thoughts can get in the way of reality. Thinking thoughts can make things bigger than they really are. One can make more of a situation and we all know what comes from that. It’s good to have thoughts and its even better to think before you say or act but don’t let your imagination run wild when it doesn’t have to.

Overthinking is a problem I have and it drives people I know and love crazy.

Some Stuff About Life


Love and respect yourselves good people. Do things that make the world better. Be available to help others in times of trials. Live a life that is simple and free of conflict. Don’t let your schedule be your boss. Make priorities that matter. Be a hero without a cape. Make memories and help others to make their own. Don’t fight unless its something worth fighting for. Worship whom you chose and don’t let the devil have the final say. Be willing to have some of the good stuff of life.

The Past Making The Present Better


I hope yesterday’s angry teenagers become today’s people who want to see good things for everyone in the world. I can’t say I was an angry teenager but someone who felt rejection and some loneliness because I chose to be me. We all have our cross to bear and the scars of our past that can make us people who are kind adults and inclusive of everyone today. Our past informs us of who we have been and provides us the wisdom to make our present better.



When there is change in our lives in something we are a part of there is a time of uncertainty. One never knows what’s going to happen. You sort of have to go with the flow until things shake out. The temptation is when things aren’t going your way is to leave the situation behind. A change can be good and is needed for ones sanity but sometimes there can be a lesson to be learned by staying around. 

In my church there are people who have been members for over 50 years. That is a lot of change to endure. New ministers, friends coming and going, deaths, a changing community and so forth. I think people who have stayed around during all the chaos that is change are in inspiration. They have shown commitment to something bigger than them.

Now for some life situations can be a reason to change and you have go to another place. Staying in one place is harder and harder for many people. Health, occupation, conflict can be valid reasons. Life is much like a sailboat and it will carry you where then wind takes you. 

Change is a constant. We have to be ready to take what comes. Resiliency is something you earn by going through life and taking the punches. Sorry for being so cliche but its true. Nothing ever stays the same. 


If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

Roald Dahl

The Things I Say


I really try to be a nice guy, a person accessible to everyone. There are times however I say stupid stuff trying to be witty or funny and it comes across kind of sophomoric and just plain dumb. Trying to relate to people can be tricky when you don’t know yourself completely. My jokes and wise cracks could be misunderstood by people whose feelings could get hurt or they might just think you are a idiot.

The things we say can matter and you gotta be careful. I need to learn this lesson better.

To any I have offended, please know I am sorry.