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#ScOTD = Scripture of the Day…

As I was riding along on the bus this morning reading my scripture for the day, I turned to Ephesians 6…For some odd reason the last verse(24) hit me rather hard, and reminded me of the verses in Matthew 7 (21-23). *shrugs*…I started writing my thoughts out, and figured I’d share.
#ScOTD
Oh my heart’s desire is to follow you, yet each day I fall short; a sinful human yet I am. By your hand alone am I stayed from the vipers den, that my old man continually runs toward. Let not my desire to obey you be out of fear of pain, but of love, of submission, of brokenness, because of what you have done for your servant, who deserves only damnation. Praise and glory be to you alone, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Ephesians 6:24 “Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.”

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”

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Test test…

Testing the mobile app for my phone, to see if this is something I could use in the future for mobile updates, instead of Facebook.

THE DEATH OF THE STUFFY EMAIL

People in customer service/public liaison need to know when to get someone to laugh…For instance, below is an email I sent out to a company we recently started working with(media work)

“Samantha…Thank you SO much for putting up with this man’s repetitive emails. Our Designer literally slapped me upside the head when I told him “Hi-res PDF”, in response to his “What are their bleed specs?” question.

Sooooo…To ensure I don’t get a red welt on my other cheek…What are your recommended/required bleed specs for a project such as the one you quoted us? Thanks a million.”

Unprofessional?…Some might say yes. But, I say in this case, it’s the magic key to an easier life.

1. I’ve talked with her once, and established her age, and personality
2. We will be throwing a lot of work their way, and there will be stressful moments…better to start off with a laugh, than with a cold shoulder.
3. I AM HUMAN…why not act like it.

As a customer service/project manage/PL/Admin, your job is RESULTS, and people will respond faster to someone they enjoy working with, rather than that old demanding grump. Personality is King. Stuffiness died along side “Life long careers”. Sure, there are times a professionally written email is required, and should be treated with the utmost care…but too many times we forget the current transition in generations. Good bye Baby Boomers, hello Generation Y.

SEO and the CEO

Recently I started working for a company in Austin, as a Project Manager…it’s been fun so far! Though it’s only supposed to be 15hrs a week, I’ve been putting in more like 20-25. The learning curve is steep, but the work is challenging(that is Tom’s way of saying “Fun!”). Seeing we’re media consultants for many political and pubic clients, my SEO knowledge is being challenge ever day. Bit by bit, this hungry mind tries to keep things straight, as my boss (and the web) attaches a fire-hose of info to it. One very interesting article I came across of late was by Trevin Shirey called, An Open Letter To College Students: How to Study SEO in School 

The article gave me some hope, on my journey to getting to a point of workable knowledge…seeing, many of the things he mentioned about practicing, I’ve done, or am doing. SEO, is the online version of NLP…simple as that. And, that’s all folks…

Ok, I guess I should give you a life update…

1. I’m working 40+hrs landscaping

2. As the company’s small engine repair man, I’m putting in another 5-8 per week

3. The above mentioned media job as I said, is supposed to be only 15hrs…but it’s really taking about 20-25..

 

So…yeah…it’s a little busy here!

 

 

The Walking Dead

Cold is the ground to both the living and the death, but only the living realize it even is cold. In Christ is life, and without our heavenly father awaking us from the dead, we will never realize how empty this world is. Like a mirage in the desert, we think we know what we are looking at, until the sunset, and it’s no longer there. When we feel the Sun on our skin for the first time, when our Lord awakes us, all we want is more (as we are drawn towards him, and away from the cold bitter ground). Sadly like me, many of us are uncomfortable with our feet ever leaving the ground, because it leaves us completely without control. Our King calls us forth, (breathing life into us) and as we struggle to our feet, we realize that we can get JUST enough of Jesus (aka Sun) standing with our feet on the ground, that we (in our fallen state) refuse to fully let go. As a soul piercing warning, our father proclaims “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will SPUE thee out of my mouth”-Rev.3:16

So, let’s just stop and think about that verse for a moment. Is Christ saying that he hates us ground-clingers that he has chosen and called his own, more than he hates the piles of lifeless bodies strewn round about us? What is worse than be given a chance to live, and deciding to just lie in bed for the rest of your life? NOTHING. Throughout my life I have had my ups-an-downs, and seeing I just came out of a low, I have rediscovered the joy of the Sun…and never want to be stuck in a shadow again! Join me my friends on this trip to the Sun. Let us encourage each other as we take wing on the life long trip to his gates, and leave this dreary world behind. The earth shakes with his power, and all those that decide to stay with their feet on the ground, will disappear under the bodies of those that were never had the chance to even feel the Sun, and all his glory.

Awaken my children and feel my life

I beckon you to glory, to stand by my side!

Haste on the wings of my gift so wise

Leave the bodies that lie and have died.

Upward soar like an eagle on the skies

Through the storm my light, will guide

Don’t look back, for earth is always hides.

To my arms I beckon many, but few reside

My prayer is that those he has beckoned will awake, AND reside fully in him. Let us not be the walking dead, but rather the eagles of the sky.

…Yep

It’s been one of those weeks….Worked on pumping on an INSANE application for Appsumo.com …but haven’t heard a word back from them, so it looks like that dream has gone poopy. Landscaping has been landscaping. I’ve got a bartending gig this weekend though, so at least I’ll make a little extra money #goodbyetomoredebt

Working on a couple projects at the moment…attempting to see if I can run four different twitter accounts on a timed cycles, awhile keeping them all different, and only check them once a day! Also started something called No Holds Bar’d, which is a bar and grill review site…we’ll see how that goes.

What I’ve Done, I Forgive Myself…Have You?

Today as I sit in Starbucks sipping on my Cinnamon Dulce, What I’ve Done by Linkin Park comes on…Now, I’m not sure if any of you have listened to this song before, but if you haven’t, DO! Sit, is a darkk room with a VErY good set of headphones on(ones with a good bass), close your eyes, and let it take you through your life…WHAT REALLY HAVE YOU DONE? In your darked closets, in the very inner corneres of your mind, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?…I know that those dark moments are only between you and our father, but, I can’t help but weep at the thought of what I’ve done. I confess, I was and am a sinner…I struggle everyday with my past, and the deeds I wish I’d never commited…The lies, the lies to cover the lies, and the cloth I threw over my past. I have come before my heavenly father screaming, crying, begging, and pleading for his forgiveness…and yet, that shadow seems to look at me evertime I look back. And, that is wht I have come to understand…I look back. As Linkin Parks beautiful lyrics go…”I’ll face myself and CROSS OUT what I’ve become.” Now, I know I can’t erase my sins…That’s left up to God, and only he holds that power. BUT, though I can’t erase my sins from the annuals of heaven, I also can’t hold on to my sin/past, and take that amazing glory from Christ. A very good friend of mine told me (while talking about the tragedies that have past in my life), that we as individuals must look not to the past and bewail our mistakes, but rather must look ahead and plan our future, REMEMBERING that Christ is all powerful, and he has allowed the past to PASS!…AND TO LEAVE IT THERE! So, THIS IS  WHAT I SAY TO MY PAST…

For what I’ve done
I start again
And what ever pain may come
Today this ends
I’m fovgiving what I’ve done!!!”

Satan has no authority in our lives as believers, but also neither does out past…it has PASSED! As you go throughout your lives, claim everyday as the Lord’s anew…denying He Who will be cast into the firey lake, the momentary pleasure of seeing you struggle through out your earthly life. Taking dominion for the Lord God isn’t living through the history of our forefathers(thats already written on previous chapters), but rather writting the future of our children…Their present is our future. I challenge you to look to the future…live today as if yester-years never happen.

In the writting of this, I not justifying past sins, or saying it’s ok to sin, and than saying “oh, I’m a new man now…that was my past”…Repent, move on, and MOVE ON…

also…I didn’t spell check this at all(…what ever to all the grammar police).