Okay, all the stuff I'm about to say? I don't necessarily endorse any of it. This was a weird situation that's kind of hard to replicate in any reputable company. But writers with full-time jobs have to find time to write wherever they can and, well... I used to write my novels and blog posts … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #5–Finding Time to Write
I've been without steady work for two years. I've had temp jobs to keep me afloat and I just got another that was supposed to last two months, making darn good money at full time. I quit after two weeks. Why? Well, that's why I'm writing this post. It's a long story, so I'm putting … Continue reading 10 Reasons I Quit the Job I Desperately Needed
This is one of those stories you're glad happened to somebody else. My friends Dustin and Kim recently put a picture up on Facebook of their 3-year-old spreading smooshed banana all over their giant flat-screen TV. Fortunately, Daddy was at work and had 6 hours to cool down, that way there wasn't smooshed 3-year-old all … Continue reading Bananas, TV, and Parenting
To all those who have ever worked in the service industry, my hat's off to you. To those who have not, SHUT UP!! My wife helped me write this post because she and I have both worked in the service industry at various times. She has worked as a tech/front desk person at an Optometrist … Continue reading 10 Things to Learn About Service Workers (or, “SHUT UP!”)
I've been unemployed for about two months now, without stead work for even longer. Being unemployed is about as fun as finding a scorpion in your shoe and I'm betting you agree. There's a feeling of entrapment, sometimes desperation, trying to earn a living. But with unemployment around 8% according to the NY Times, and that's just in … Continue reading 10 Tips for the Unemployed/Underemployed Christian
This is a quick post because it's really a simple matter. If you want to find Mr. Right or Ms. Special, get off your butt and go find them! A lot of Christians think it's wise to stay perfectly still and wait for God to do something. There's some truth in waiting for God's perfect … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 6: Get Out There!
What do you do to de-stress? This is easily the most difficult semester I've ever had at my ministry internship. One class about deep, theological issues, another class about DIFFERENT deep, theological issues, and a third that is simple, but overloaded with information. Lots of reading for all classes, plus the homework, plus the intern … Continue reading Holy Foot Rub (Batman!)
This is part 3 of my self-management series based on Proverbs 27:23-24, being stewards of all that is ours. Well, what about our time? Here's a list of things I'd love to be able to do if it were up to me: writing, reading (fiction, non-fiction, Bible, comics, etc), play video games, create a video … Continue reading Manage Yo’ Self! Pt. 3–Time
I overheard something disappointing today. Our church had a special event, and as such, needed some volunteers to help out. Well, several came and helped, but their attitude was not in it. Some people were getting frustrated because they felt that, since they were working, they ought to get special seats for the conference, or … Continue reading Volunteer for Payment?