Hurt (adj) People Hurt (verb) People

Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” -Luke 7:47 (NIV) Jackson Aiden Mason I was upset. I had been hurt by someone, and I felt aggrieved. The matter was not going to be rectified, and this upset me more. Sophia … Continue reading Hurt (adj) People Hurt (verb) People

The RID Project: More Clothing…and Pride (Update #16)

Almost all my clothes fit in one-fourth of my closet space.Another week, another round of getting rid of clothes. What's happened is the space I have in the closet, and dresser, have opened up immeasurably. I've gotten rid of some hangars as well, because they are just there taking up space.An interesting thing with this latest … Continue reading The RID Project: More Clothing…and Pride (Update #16)

Hatter’s Dozen 2011: Top Posts

First up with the Hatter's Dozen is Top Posts. This year, I wrote 226 posts (and counting) on the blog. I use two different services to measure analytics for the blog. There was some discrepancy in the middle of the rankings, so I went with the post that I thought garnered more traction with people. … Continue reading Hatter’s Dozen 2011: Top Posts

Forgiving my Grandfather, a Pedophile

This could be another stream of consciousness post, so please bear with me. I am also going to be general, purposefully, with some of this. I'd been meaning to write this for awhile, but the sexual abuse scandal enveloping Penn State implored me to do so finally. I first heard about the scandal on Twitter … Continue reading Forgiving my Grandfather, a Pedophile

Big Omaha 2011: Micah Baldwin

Micah Baldwin is CEO and chief community caretaker of Graphicly, a startup providing an immersive social experience and marketplace around digital comics and associated merchandise. He bares his soul when he shares. There is no pretense. This was the case two years ago, when he shared at Big Omaha, but he went all in this … Continue reading Big Omaha 2011: Micah Baldwin

Bullying (And My Story)

Some thoughts on bullying. Unfortunately, it's been in the news a lot lately. Students committing suicide because they were bullied in some fashion. It's sad. It's despicable. It's also preventable. Over the past week I read the third leading cause of people ages 15-24 is suicide. Sometimes people call suicide a selfish act, but I … Continue reading Bullying (And My Story)

Reconciliation Between CCC and Trinity

The highlight of last week's C&MA district conference, in my opinion, was the public reconciliation between Christ Community Church and Trinity Interdenominational Church. The short history of it is thirty years ago, CCC (then Omaha Gospel Tabernacle) went through a church split. Those that split away founded Trinity. The basis of the split was over … Continue reading Reconciliation Between CCC and Trinity