For almost the past two years at work we have been doing a devotional Monday mornings to start our week off right. The past few months we have been going through the book The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. This week we started a new one called StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath, which was really interesting.
There really isn’t a whole lot to the book itself, but where it gets you is with the online assessment that you take to find out what your top five strengths are. After taking the assessment and reading through the description in the book and the insights in the PDF, I thought that four out of the five were dead on. I’m not so sure about the fifth …read more
I say that a lot, but House of Heroes really never fails. They played at Cross Church in Springdale with Rapture Ruckus and Cory Lamb last night, and I ventured up there with a friend of mine.
The first exciting thing was that I passed them in their van heading up I-540. They were stuck behind a semi, and I’m sure didn’t want to pass it with their trailer. I wonder if they were just rolling in or if they had gone down to Fayetteville for dinner.
My friend and I stayed near the back for Cory Lamb’s set, and then when all of the teenagers cleared the room during the set change, we moved on up to the front. I watched HOH with much interest while they set up and did a quick sound check. I gave a slight wave and mouthed “hi” to Tim Skipper, the lead singer, while he was messing with the microphone and he said “hi” back.read more
Last night I ventured down to Little Rock, where I got to see two of my favorite bands, Relient K and House of Heroes, for the first time in at least two and a half years. It’s been a dry-spell for me when it comes to concerts the past couple of years and last night was just what I needed to get back into it.
The show started about 9:45 p.m., which is rather late for me, and I wasn’t even in the door yet, which was unfortunate because House of Heroes was the first up, so I missed their first couple of songs.
As soon as I got inside, I parked myself right at the front-left next to two speakers and had my ears blasted out for the first two and a half bands.read more
This was today’s baking adventure: Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars. My Mom used to make these for us when I was growing up. The other day someone at work brought in (store-bought) peanut butter and jelly cookies for our potluck which triggered the desire to make these bars. So I e-mailed my Mom, the great provider of pretty much every recipe I have, to get it from her.
It really was an adventure making these …
Mixing the dry ingredients was fine. Than it kind of went downhill …read more
Here’s another essay I wrote in college. This one’s called “Coffee Cake” … and it makes me tear up. It’s about returning home after being away for a while.read more
For the last week, I have felt a lot lighter and the eternal knot in my stomach has disappeared. I guess I didn’t realize how much the boy had been stressing me out and putting pressure on me to give up my life in NWA for him. It is an awesome feeling to be done with it.
I thought I was content with my life, and I was until the pressure got stronger and stronger, and than I was no longer content.read more