24 01 2009

So Danielle and I got tattoo’s just a little bit ago.  While we were in Colorado we decided to be spontaneous and get some tattoos.  We’ve been planning to get some now for a long time, but we didn’t have the money and/or the reason.  Well, the place we went to was called “Millenium Tattoos’ in Colorado.  The guy that did ours just came back from a national tattoo convention and won best portrait.  So we thought that he had some credibility and we’ll also never forget our trip now.

danielles-tattooDanielle got a Hibiscus Flower with “Live” above it and “Aloha” below.  What’s “Live Aloha” mean you might ask.  It’s an attitude/lifestyle that kind of means, live life like you would if you were on a constant vacation to Hawaii.  Dont’ stress about stuff, and don’t worry about tomorrow, just enjoy today and relax.  It describes Danielle’s personality quite well.  If she were stranded on the beach, she’d be in heaven.

chris-tattooI got a cross that looks like it is made of stone with a two gashes in the arms of the cross and one big one in the side representing the nails and the spear through the side.  It also has the crown of thorns on it that was a last minute addition.  The guy gave me a rough outline and we just trusted him to fill in the gaps.  It was a big leap of faith, but I saw the guys other work and he was awesome.

We are actually considering getting some more.  It will take some time to build up some money, but we love tattoo’s and we need to get Danielle’s touched up so we have to go back within the year and it’s free.  I know that tattoo’s have been kind of taboo, but I don’t think so.  I think it is an expression of your personality.


The Shack!

22 01 2009

the-shackThis is a book that my brother has been pushing on me for weeks now and I finally made time to read it.  It wasn’t easy for me to make time in my day to read, but I was determined to get through it.  It was either going to be an awesome book like I’ve been hearing, or I could finally get Josh to shut up about it.  Well, Danielle and I went up to Sedona for 2 days and three nights.  I read the entire book while up there.  What an awesome read!!!

I can’t say enough about it.  It really helped me to think a little differently.  Here are some of the main ways it really helped me without giving away any of the book. 

First, it helped me to relate with God.  It paints a great picture of how our relationship should be personal and intimate with God and yet still realize His glory and holiness.  It has given me a new perspective on how to talk to God and how much he cares for us. 

I’ve rededicated my life to serving Him because of what He’s done for me and what His Son has done for me.  Now it sounds so generic, but it’s really in depth.  William P. Young paints a vivid picture of the sounds and sights of what a relationship with Christ looks like.  The idea of relationship is something that is always talked about, but a little harder t0 understand what that could look like in our Real Lives.  I’ve had a Revitalization of my thoughts and spirit towards God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. 

That’s the last thing I’m going to talk about.  It also paints a very cool picture of the Godhead Three in One.  I also really liked that it didn’t follow the picture in my head about how it all looks.  I was really moved by his writings and his view on God and how God relates with us.  This is a MUST READ from a guy who doesn’t read in the first place.  I look forward to reading more books.  Thanks Bosh.


14 01 2009

I’ve been busy with alot of things lately and realized how frustrating it is to get all these things arranged.  I’ve been trying to change our insurance for a while now and finally setup a time to meet with a State Farm Agent.  It turns out that we saved a ton of money by switching to Geico.  Wait a minute, I mean State Farm.  So that’s one thing done.  Now we have an appointment to meet with an L.A. Fitness rep to start a free week of training.  We would like to start working out when we can fit it into our budget.  Also, we are looking for jobs and other stuff, so we found a site that tells us all about the place we were looking and population as well as ethnicity and housing and income comparison.  Interesting stuff. 

All this to say, It’s very frustrating to try to arrange my life.  I want to just let God direct me without me having to do anything.  He knows where I need to go and when I’m going to be going.  Could someone talk to him for me and just let me in on things.  I’m trying to arrange this stuff and I’m getting a headache.