25.

Well, today was my 25th birthday.

I ended up having the day off of work so it was a pretty relaxing and quiet day…just what was needed. Then this evening I met up with some of my closest friends for dinner, always a good time.

Here we are, at the start of another year and this idea got me thinking. It is not the year that ends of being good or bad. I mean, a year is simply the time it takes the earth to travel around the sun. Rather, the year will be what we make of the time we have ahead of us.

So…rather than hoping the year is good, I know it will be good because I am going to take action into my own hands. With guidance from Christ and the support of my friends/family I look forward to seeing what the year holds in store…ironically, I will end by saying it will be a good year!

Cheers and stay tuned for stories of my 25th year!

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Who I want to be…

As a guy, sometimes it can be hard to ask for help and to show a true desire for self change and improvement. It seems as though our male egos get in the way and we think that we can do it by ourselves. The truth of the matter is that we cannot do it on our own. We may try for a while, but it just will not work out…more often than not, we will fail.

But do not be discouraged. There is a place we can all go to get the help, guidence and forgiveness we need but may not deserve: on our knees. God is there, ready and willing to make us into who we ought to be-we just need to ask for that second chance. He is listening…just ask.

The man I want to be:

  • A good man
  • A do like I should man
  • The kind of man the mirror likes to see
  • A strong man
  • An admit I was wrong man
  • A stay man
  • A brave man
  • A giving man
  • The kind of man she sees in her dreams
  • God’s man

God, continue to create me and shape me into the man you want me to be. I sure could use your help in my life, mold me into your man first and her man second. Thank you for second chances and new starts. Thank you for meeting us when we are on our knees, guide us and use us.