Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Community Day of Prayer

We, at The Crossroads, are having a Community Day of Prayer. The doors open on Wednesday, March 18, at the Koina Cafe at 7 am and will be open until 10 pm.

With so many going through turmoil - in so many different ways (physical, emotional, spiritual, job loss, financial issues) - we decided that many would benefit from having a day devoted to prayer.

With that, if you are checking this out, and would like me to pray for you ... email me at - I would be honored to pray for you and your need.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Six word story

I follow 66 people each day on Twitter. It's great to get a window into people's worlds. Most of the people I follow are actual friends and family that I've had some kind personal interaction with. Others are leaders, marketing gurus, a couple of athletes (including Shaq), ... oh and John Mayer.

Today Mayer tweeted (yes, it's a verb now like googled), "Ernest Hemingway once claimed he could write a great story in six words or less. His story: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." Sad story ... but reminds me of an quote my 11th grade teacher had on her wall .... "Vigorous writing is concise."

Mayer asked this question and I pose it to you ... "What would the six word story of your life be?" It may be a snap shot of a season in your life or it may be the whole picture.

Mine: "My life is His, hers, theirs" (a bit cheesy, but true)
"This heart didn't come with instructions."
Taylor Swift even chimed in:
"My diary is read by everyone." - I like that from a singer / songwriter.

Give it some thought and post yours in the comment section. Six words ...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Reconnecting to the Blog ... For What it's Worth!

I turned 40 yesterday. Feeling pretty good about it. My wife told me ... "Look at it this way, 40 is the new 39!" Hardy har har! Anyway ... it's a good time to reflect for me, as with any birthday, but forty seems like better than others.

Allow me to mind dump:
:: It's been a month since I've blogged. Had a few other things on the plate, that have seemed a bit more important. Balance has been an important word for me in 2009. Blogging had to give. It was also a good bloggin' evaluation time / motive check / clear the blogging pallet. Done.

:: I missed my third marathon in as many sign ups. Read about it here and here. I am convinced the hardest part of running a marathon is the training. This time I hurt my MCL (strained it in week 12 of 16 training). At my doctors recommendation, I stopped training for the PHX RR marathon. My knee still is funky... I hope there will be another.

:: I am currently reading three books: Finishing up "Mad Church Disease" - Anne Jackson, "Killing Cockroaches" - Tony Morgan, and about have way through "Lasting Impressions" - Mark Waltz. All are work related but I like to read a little here a little there. Keeps me interested ...

:: Although I've not blogged lately, I've enjoyed sharing info and getting info from friends via Twitter. If you've not yet checked it out ... do so. Sharing life 140 characters at a time (dlake108) ... pretty cool. FaceBook is fun ... just not as instant as Twitter (that's one of the differences if you were wondering).

:: I've been doing a mess load of design for work lately.

:: I jumped on the Cardinal Bandwagon due to their recent success. I will be riding it into next year, especially since Kurt Warner has been resigned. Trying not to be a fair weather fan but The Chargers have a soft spot in my heart. My childhood love for the Raiders is all but gone. Nuff said!

:: Two of my kids have gotten glasses within the last month. Another odd fact is I think I may have eaten at In N Out about 10 times since opened (Mid January). Admission is the first step to recovery .... right?

:: Many of my friends and coworker are going through some rough seasons and I am glad to be a help and support. I am really enjoying life despite some turmoil.

Anyway, I am back to blogging regularly - hopefully more than a month at time. I'd like to hear your feedback if any musing makes you think ... or not. If you really want to know what's on my daily radar...Twitter is the way to follow me more consistently.

What's been the one highlight of your life lately?