Carrots

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So, I have been craving carrots lately. I may be turning orange.

Aside from that, a busy week! Seems like I’d slow down only to go go go again. Even today, it was one of those days where it started off slow, then just never stopped. From it? Got some hours in for consulting gig + 3 possible projects in the coming weeks! So hopefully things pan out.

2018 may bring a full-time gig in addition to my business, and I think I’m good with that, just as long as it actually pans out, and is very solid.

Even if it isn’t there is a possible option for a new server customer too I may be getting, which would be cool, server customers slowed down this year – but hoping to really bump things up in 2018.

For now, a busy week has started winding down, take some meds and head to chill out in bed!

PS:253 – The week ahead.

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I can’t get back to sleep, and thus I’m enjoying some time in the word, reading in 1 Corinthians – reading it across 3 bibles, times like this I wish I had a big comfy chair to relax and read/listen (ah Bible Apps with Audio reading, NIV Listener’s Bible, voice actor is fancy).

A busy week ahead, cleaning some – a lot of things ahead this week – trying to look at the business budget for a possible re-working of all server setups, it’s pretty awesome look, and seeing if too I can re-work things to be done quietly and quickly with zero downtime by shifting some IP ranges to new hardware cluster.

3 websites need to get done, 1 customer, my two business fronts – one of the BIG goals this week to squeeze in all of this, customer is one I want to get done first, and the two I have basic layouts done, just the content – but throw in varied projects that are on-going, this should be a busy week as I know varied projects are on the docket, and rumor has it I may have an interview soon. Which would be awesome, I’m not holding my breath as my first interview to even get the side work I’ve got took months, lots of “Soon” – My app is in – and hopefully it’ll be coming soon!

 

Being Still.

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It’s not always easy to just let go, in the end it’s so much easier, but really who is ever still? This video is a great reminder and I sing it in the truck as Lilly sings along:

A powerful song by Jeremy Camp, the lyrics are beautiful and remind me that sometimes I just need to be still and let God be God.

The Lyrics:

“Be Still”

Lord help me now to face this battle
My strength has failed and my eyes can’t see
Through the waves of doubt that take me under
In the chaos I hear you speak

Be still and know that You are my God
Be still and know that You are enough
Though my heart is racing still You’re in control
Be still and know that You are my God

You brought me rest in times of struggle
I lay my head down at Your feet
The storm in me that I can’t wrestle
Is calmed when I hear you speak

You are faithful
And Your love endures forever
Yes, Your love endures forever
You are able
In You I’ll stand forever
Yes, in You I’ll stand forever
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Though my heart is racing still You’re in control. That’s something I lose site of too often, and sometimes I have to remind myself that indeed God is in control, and I need to let go of the reigns of my life and let Him lead where I don’t know to even tread. God is Good.
Be blessed folks! Thanks for reading!

Forward in Faith

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I feel more and more lately like I need to be posting things, a lot going on in my mind, a lot going on in my heart – just seems to be a lot going on – but too there are things that seem to be attempting to steal my joy the last 24 hours alone.

Yesterday as I got ready for dinner with my parents, niece and girlfriend I saw emails from my debit card – it’s configured to alert me of transactions and when I saw amounts over $600… I got a little curious, and upon investigation over $900+ had been taken from my account, so I called up the card and disputed the charges and Zach from Debit Card support closed out my card, tagged the transactions and helped me out, even gave me a few pointers on getting things back to normal quicker, awesome support – but walked away smiling and not upset, listening to praise and worship most of the day, I was in a good mood and knew God had me squared away, even sent a nice fellow like Zach to make the process go smoother.

Today another bit of bad news, a flat tired on my passenger side – as I was backing out of my driveway to get to breakfast with my friend Dan I noticed I wasn’t rolling backwards smoothly, went back to my spot, got out – flat but honestly didn’t bug me a ton, I knew I could get a ride as we were going to carpool, but Dan even proceeded to help me jack up the car, get my spare on so I can get it taken care of later today – God still providing help thru my family (Dan is my brother from another mother) 😀

I’ve really been just focused on what God’s going to be doing, and I see clearly some of the things He has laid upon my heart, and I’m excited even while things like my finances, work, jobs, etc. all are coming crashing down on me, even those stresses I am smiling thru, because God has a plan, and even when things happen which are bad, God can use them for Good! Like Joseph he could of looked at all the things like being thrown in a hole, sold into slavery, thrown into prison as bad after bad after bad, but in the end it got him where God needed him – to server God and the people he loved!

To share a little of what I have on my heart and in my mind right now, I really want to try and put together a day of Praise and Worship here in Bakersfield, I want to get a park and a good venue as well as the musical acts locally of all styles to come and just flood a park area with awesome music, Christian Shop owners to come have booths to sell shirts, bibles, etc. etc. as well as churches to come out and represent with their booths and encourage folks to find local churches where they can worship and serve!

So thats just a taste, and I think I have some good ideas on where and how I can accomplish that! So excited to see what God will do in my life right now, and while there are waves all around me crashing down, and things that may for a moment take my view off Christ, I keep coming back to God and the things He is setting up to do in my life! Finances may be tight, tires may go flat, but if God’s called you to do something He will see you through all of the trials that may come your way, and all the attack the devil may try to hold you up with, but God is Good and will prevail!

I am pressing forward, I see things God is working in my life, and yes times may be hard now and again but even as my breakfast with Dan today we talked about the things in our own lives going on, we can’t stand still sometimes – so in many things I step forward in faith expectantly moving forward knowing God is going to do amazing things in my life and the lives of those I love!

Worship @ DC on Wednesday!

Worship @ DC on Wednesday!