Time to get back on the saddle…

Time to work on content for this thing.  Sorry I’ve been away too long.  

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#30daysofthanksgiving – Day 15 – An Open Letter To My Haters…

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Dear Haters,

Today I am thankful for you.  You make me want to be the best that I can be for Jesus.  I don’t want to ever be seen for what I do but what He does though me.  So when you bring up my past and say you used to be “this way”…well thanks.  That means that I must be so far removed that you must be trying to remind me of who I used to be when I was not making the best decisions or when I used to be selfish.  Yes people,  I was very selfish and I made very stupid decisions.  But when I chose to follow Jesus it was wiped out and every day I am just thankful to have breath in my lungs.

Haters out there remember this:  You don’t have the final say over me.  Christ does.  My past is gone and I’ve been set free.  Grace is real and I’ve found my comfort within Him.  So, when you try to tell me I can’t do this because of this or you used to do this so blah blah blah…well it fuels me.

So, I must be mad at the haters right?  No…I’m way past that.  In fact, I forgive you.  Because my life is not about remembering where I was…it’s about where He wants me to go.  So the same grace that God has given me though His son I now pass onto you.

Stay classy haters and I love you all,

Jimmi

P.S.  This is a letter I have wanted to write for a long time.  It’s not about anyone specific (so don’t get angry if you feel guilty) but I hope and pray that someone understands that when they are up against so much that people can’t hold them back.  God loves us so much and wants us to go so far for Him with our faith.  So keep going friends,  Don’t give up.  NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

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Amy Shoemyer Does not like this…

Amy Shoemyer Does not like this...

I made this since we got to see Amy in all her disliking glory in the world premire of Five Iron Frenzy’s new video for Zen And The Art Of Xenophobia. Which you can see here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYjmz19s-Lg

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November 13, 2013 · 2:40 pm

Just a little reminder

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that our God transcends all barriers like language and ethnicity.

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November 1, 2013 · 2:18 pm

T-Shirt Thursday

So I got a great deal on T-shirts from shirt.woot.com.  I have loved the outlet for a very long time.  They had a special deal on random T-shirts.  Here’s what I got JUST yesterday!  My favorite one of the bunch is titled “The Devourer.”  Cookie Monster dressed up as the mighty Galactus is pretty epic.  I also got one more shirt yesterday but that will be part of my Loot Crate review post.

 

Woot Shirt - Friends, Romans, aedlrjqaewoif Woot Shirt - The Devourer Woot Shirt - The Meower Woot Shirt - Watch It Grow

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You can’t do this journey alone

Well… I feel like I shot myself in the foot with this one.  I know I post many things on Facebook and Twitter and honestly there is no secret message i’m trying to share with you.  I’m not trying to get something off my chest.  I don’t have a beef with anyone.  All I want to share with people is that God’s grace is real as the nose on your face….unless you had plastic surgery.  

I want to use this post to get some things off my chest. If it does not make sense…ask questions. 

Over the past few days I was working on some content for something  (more on that later) and the main thing behind it was that in this journey of looking for who we really are does not have to be done alone.  For so long I did things alone.  I’m not talking about being away from God but I’m talking about being away from other human beings.  I have gotten better over the past year or so but there are some things that I kept from people.  That’s just not right.  So I want to share two big things that has happened to me in the past 60 days.  

Big Thing #1:  For a long time now I’ve been part of a really great Twitter rally on Tuesday nights called #POTSClive.  Just a beautiful time where people can get together and share their story and go deeper.  Though that outlet I met some really great people and have had the chance to learn so much.  I’ve been stretched beyond my comfort zone.  I found my self praying for each and everyone involved though out the week.  Heck I even have it on my calendar so I don’t ever miss it.  Izzy (my daughter) even knew that on Tuesday nights Daddy has a “meeting on Twitter”.  

#POTSClive is something I always look forward to every Tuesday night and it made everything start to make sense with all that I had been going though.  (divorce, becoming a single dad, work stuff, among other things)

I wanted to give back to this organization.  I wanted to let this organization know what they have done for me. So I chose to contact them to see if I could use the skill-set that God gave me and help spread the message of God’s grace.  Some of you may not have caught on but I work with all things technology.  So because I took a chance and reached out I get to help spread God’s message of grace every Tuesday night via #POTSClive.  I get to help create the same type of content that helped inspire me to live out my grace story.  The questions I get to ask are the same questions I would ask myself.  I’ve also realized that sometimes God requires us to answer some very hard questions to go deeper in our walk with Him.  

Some of you may be like oh big whoop.  So what?  Well I didn’t tell anyone.  I was afraid I would come off as selfish.  In all honesty…I used to be a selfish person.  I used to try and see what was in it for me.  Not in everything but in the things that matters most.  But I was living in fear of things I don’t have control of.  

What does the Word say about this?  

God is love. Perfect love casts out all fear. 1 John 4:18

Boom!  So in all reality….me fearing the worst of people’s reactions is not trusting God.  So I’m done not trusting God.  

So to be clear…God has given me an awesome opportunity to work with People of the Second Chance using the skill set that God has given me to spread the message of God’s love and grace.  

If you are upset you didn’t know…well from the bottom of my heart I’m sorry.  I just let fear get in the way.  

So take example of me…don’t try to do your journey alone.  God didn’t design us to be alone.  So let’s all walk together…let’s walk this journey together. Who’s with me?  

I know I said I had 2 big things to share.  I’ll save the other one for my next post.  Still working though some thoughts on it because it affects more than just me.  

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Small content update

I’ve been in the lab this past few weeks putting together ideas for additional content.  So I’ve decided to add more…and it’s coming very soon.  

I will be sharing my monthly Loot Crate reveal with you guys.  For those that do not know what Loot Crate is it is a month geek and gamer subscription box.  I’m a tech guy and I feel I should share some on that.  If you want to learn more about Loot Crate then check out http://www.lootcrate.com.  

Also,  I love t-shirts.  So when ever I get free ones or if I find specials on shirts I’ll share them with you.  

 

Hang in there.  It’s Monday….this is a new start for all of us.  

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