Thursday, September 11, 2008


Had a good day. A real good day. At school, because my OLS professor had a death in his family, we canceled class for the week. Well, it gave my group a chance to get together and start out on the project. I think the meeting went as well as expected. I am going to be taking the majority of the work load, but it is the kind of project where it kind of does get thrown on the leadership of the group. I am more than happy, and able to do that, so I am going to.

At work, I got some quality time to play with the little kiddies. DANG, were they ancy today. Not a one of them could sit still worth two spits in a tin can. But, that is what I love about them. Through their craziness, I see myself and am able to love them through it.

I was tired when I got home. Just worn out from studying and playing, and reading, and typing all the stuff that fills an average day for me. Stuff I love, don't get me wrong, but it is actually pretty wearing on a guy. Having to be constantly aware of kids; what they are doing, where they are at, how they are interacting with each other and their surroundings, and watching for EVERYTHING can be vexing to say the least. Not a complaint in the least, I wouldn't trade my life for nothing!

SO, being 21, living at home with my parents (rent free) I am able to see just what life costs. I see that a new roof needs to be in place, and what all is entailed with that. I see repairs, landscaping, bills, mortgage, etc. Well, today my mudda and fada had to purchase a new hot water heater. Slam bam thank you ma'am, it broke, they had to buy a new one. I am so thankful they are able to do that, and especially thankful I am able to wreap the benefits that water heater provides...for FREE. But, it all just adds up like crazy. It really is a reality check when I think about what I want to be able to provide for my family. Dang, I am gonna keep working for that goal. The light at the end of the tunnel will get bigger eventually. Patience and endurance will show me favor in the long run. I am in a good situation, and I am so thankful for that.

I went to work out at about late 8ish tonight. I ran into some guys I knew from high school. They were younger than me, maybe 2 years younger or maybe 1, i'm really not positive. It was good though. One of them told me he was taking a break from school. It appears he fell off the band wagon in his first year of college. Well, I knew his situation all too well, and heard him out. Before I could even really start hearing it all, he told me that he found God, and is living his life in accordance with His will. "There ya go," is pretty much what I said, and we parted our ways. It was neat though, and a nice reminder that God is just a working all over the place. Umm, I like that.


Anonymous said...

Mikey i get this feeling that those of us that live our lives and struggle to make ends meet and pay for gas, and food, and energy, and kids school supplies, and food tickets, etc.. but maybe don't see your position on all encompassing god somehow are wrong...we are believers too, BUT, we have lived life and have lots of questions as to why things are the way they is tough for us providers, you are very fortunate to have yor situation..please don't dismiss those of us who wonder why we work hard and still struggle to make ends meet...i wish you could get god to answer that and help us out...alot of us need help..WE ARE HURTING GOD HELP US

Mikey said...

I have read this comment so many times, I can almost quote it verbatim. Please correct me if I am wrong, but is this more of a statement of struggle than a cry for an answer? You start out with frustration maybe even anger. Then, you end with crying out to God for help. Now, I could give you my insight, but something tells me that isn't what you are looking for.

Anonymous said...

In fact i am not looking for your insight, just stating facts as they are for most americans.It is not east to say "oh well money is tight, bills are hard to pay, country is a mess,BUT...Praise God and thank you for this mess and the leaders, who in your name, have led us down this path" I am well aware of your opinion on things like this and where God stands in it, however there is a whole other way of thinking, that in fact is not wrong either.I respect your opinion of an all powered God who is not to blame for anything wrong in the world, just as you should accept that there are many of us good hard working, christian people who don't see it that why and wonder sometimes just what God is thinking..Either way, thanks for taking the time to post back, and i enjoy reading your adventures on your life journey.

Mikey said...

I want to know your definition of a Christian. If you knew the scriptures, you would know that the world we live in is FALLEN. It is led by people who listen to their flesh. I could blab on for a long time about government. The only hope I can feel any peace in, is in and through Christ. Grace is the only tangible thing I can hold on to in life.

Anonymous said...

Man you are full of yourself..Lucky that you know so much at such a tender age

Mikey said...

I hate having a conversation with people through "BLOG" comment sections, because there is so much more involved with communicating than just the words you read. I'm sorry if I came off as a "know it all," I am so confused on so many areas of life, it would make your head spin. I am a fallen, broken, pathetic sinner who needs to just love unconditionally. Again though, it is the the Grace, aspect of God's story that is so compelling and beautiful to me. We don't deserve it, but it is sill right there for us to take, any time we are willing. I know that when my life is in accordance with His plan, the "broken" aspects of it just don't sting quite as much.