Thursday, June 12, 2014

What's Missing?

Grace Peace and Mercy to all of you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

Tonight I got the amazing opportunity to sit down with fellow members of my church and we got to enjoy a nice dinner and a short Bible Study together. It gave me the opportunity to be able to dig deeper into Scripture to see what it is that is missing in my life. I have been going through many different things lately and it has gotten to the point where it is so overwhelming that I have no idea where to turn or who to turn too. I am struggling with a relationship, to a person that I love dearly afraid to the point where if I lose her, all is lost for me. For those who don't know I am pursuing a law enforcement career and i am in the middle of my cop training. 

To be a cop in MN I have to pass a physical that I failed now twice. It hit really hard the second time and I started to question if I was following Gods path at all. With two big things happening it was not any surprise that after battling strep throat for 7 weeks on three different occasions and being told that I need a job in a month in order to stay living where I am now, it is no surprise why things have start to go down hill. But tonight I slowly started seeing that sun on the horizon. 

In the study tonight we looked at Romans Chapter 12.

Therefore I urge you brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices holy and pleasing to God, this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your MIND. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will. 

My friends is what I was hoping to hear. Tonight, I learned that God has a plan for me. He also has one for each and every one of you. I was hoping tonight of getting this question answered. 
Am I following God's will? I didn't get the answer that I was looking for, or an answer period for that matter. But I did receive the satisfaction that at this point in my life, i am following His will. 

You might be asking yourself how am I doing this? Well I am not doing anything but trying to live a life that is pleasing to The Lord. I need to do this more often, I need to be more into His word, I need to spend more time getting to know Him. 

Wow, getting to know The Lord, that is something that I never really put into context until tonight. Getting to know my creator and my Lord by simply sitting down and reading what He gave me to live this life in satisfaction of being his child. I have never thought about it. I was truly blown away by it, but at the same time, I understood. 

My friends you need to do this to. Go, search out The Lord, and let Him worry about tomorrow. All we can do is pray to wake up each morning and spend that day glorifying Him. 

So what is missing? Nothing is missing... It's all right here, waiting for me to read it. 

And now may the peace of God which surpasses all understanding keep your hearts and minds forever in Christ Jesus, unto life everlasting. Amen. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Job Hunting: Does everyone hate it, or is it just me?

Job Hunting. The words that no person wants to hear anyone mention let alone type. What about those words do we dislike so much that it causes so much drama in our lives that it creates more problems instead of fixing them? There is so much that goes on during job searches and it is more than enough to believe that it could only cause more problems then fix. But lets see where do we begin..... The endless days of searching the Internet looking for work that we could even relate to or even picture ourselves doing and sometimes just sitting there watching our day dreams unfold before our very eyes is enough for us to gasp in fear at how could we possibly even think about doing that for a living. Its scary is it not...

Working on a resume these days are easier than most. Most of the time the resume is saved on your computer waiting for more input to be placed to make us sound more interesting or more knowledgeable than what we really are. I know that I dislike my resume because of its crap. I haven't had the ample opportunity that most people have had by my age with jobs to make their resumes sound even more interesting than mine. But I guess that is how it goes though. Taking your resume through life just one job at a time is most of the way that people go, and who could blame them.

Once you finally find a job that you think that you might be decent at then comes the mounds of paperwork that needs to be filled out. The application itself is a hassle because of all the information they expect you to know and have stored in the back of your head in case something is called out or needed. I mean who does that, who just walks around going that if they needed to change jobs to something different they could just go BOOM here I have these references and this experience to make me the best candate for this job. I do not have that ability. Maybe you do? Who knows for sure?

After all those pain staking moments, or days, or weeks, or months even, you will finally return the application or hear back from the potential employer. You will either be devastated or excited depending on how it all goes down. All that hard work for one phone call or email to either say you got in or you do not have what it takes to be a good person for this job. OUCH... But always remember to keep your head and chin up and never give in.

So lets Review it!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 27th 2014 Interesting Thoughts

Have you ever had days where you wonder "What in the world"? There are numerous things in this world that strike the curiosity, and today is not any different than this.

What do you think of getting a discount when you go out to eat at a family? There is a resteraunt in Canada that gives $5 discounts for well behaved kids. What do you think of this? Do families deserve this? Or do you think that this is a little extreame? For me when I was growing up where I was raised to be respectful and polite no manner where you were... I think its a good and bad idea.

Good Idea: I think that this is a good idea because it is promoting parents to teach the ethincs of manners and politness. This is huge in todays world because no one, has the same values and morals that were once present in todays society. I believe that this would be important and it should be taken into consideration.

Bad Idea: This interesting thought can also become a bad idea because it is truly teaching the value of having morals, respect and manners to the child without a reward? Why should some get something at a discount for doing what they are suppose to be doing in the first place.

Its interesting to see what you all think? So leave a comment and lets Review it!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Money: Is that all we ever think about?

Well, it is that time again my friends. Yep, you thought right. Its tax season. That time of the year where you run down your whole year, trying to figure out where you spent all your money and what it was on. That time when you tell yourself why did I spend so much, why did I buy that. That time of the year where you barely sleep wondering if you managed to remembed and find all the necessary information that you need in order to complete the paper work on time. Man, it comes to be a nail biting, hair ripping expereince and it seems that as every year it passes, we think more and more about how we can squeeze money out of places that dont have the funding.

Money. Everytime I hear that word, it comes back to me as a burden and a curse. I say that because EVERY THING costs money. I mean look at it. Can you come up with something that does not cost money??? Other than air??? That is what this world is, how much money do you have and what are you spending it on. Its always looking at "burning" that hole in your pocket if you do not spend it right? Is that what we are doing now? Coming up with lame excuses as why we cannot buy our family food, or necessities, but we can go down to the bar and spend tons of money on beer and other beverages. Sadly our world is falling deeper and deeper in the ablis also known as debt.

Being a college student, I know what it is like to always think about money and debt. I mean lets face it, college is not exactly cheap. And most of us, do not have the pleausre of having our education handed to us on a silver platter with evertything there ready to go, for that is not how the world works. The reality sets in when you apply for your loans, looking at the interest that you must pay after school is completed and just picturing yourself in debt for years, and this is the reality for some people. Or the case of noticing that you can barely take care of yourself because of the fact that you have nothing to support yourself with. You cannot buy food or gas because you have nothing. It drives a lot of people into madness. Why do we do that to ourselves. We should know the difference between a necessitiy and a want, does that never the less always mean that we really know the difference? No it does not.

As you are finishing up your taxes this year, it only seems like a legit time to stop and think about where your money is going. As much as we hate to admit it, money is a part of life that we just cannot get rid of. There is an old phrase that I have heard a lot of times. It goes like this. There are only three things that you have to worry about in life. Those are eating, dying, and PAYING TAXES. Money is involved in our every day lives. Do not let it consume you.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Is it a Crime?

So do you know what it means for something to become a crime??? It seems to me that there are many different factors that go into play when you try and decide what exactly has to happen for a crime to occur.

I talk to a lot of friends who know that I am a law enforcement cadet, and all of them talk about how that cops don't complete a lot because a lot of "crimes" go unanswered. Well in order to really understand what it means to be a "crime," you need to first understand what statutes say that a crime is.

According to Minnesota (I know I have a few friends in North and South Dakota) a crime is defined as conduct that is prohibited by a particular statute. So in other words, if a statute or "rule" says that something is not a crime, that by logical reasoning, it is not a crime. Does not matter what it says morally or belief wise, for that is a part of a person's freedom in the United States. So like for example when it comes to traffic violations. Once again according to Minnesota "rules" a traffic violation is a petty misdemeanor which is NOT, I repeat NOT a crime. NO jail time is allowed for these type of rule violations. Why that is? It is because Minnesota statute says otherwise. The only time that any traffic violation would become a crime is if there is fleeing from police or you are operating a vehicle with a suspended license or driving a stolen car. So all in all most times when it comes to traffic then are not crimes. But like I said before, it all depends on the situation that are in and what needs to happen.

So based on what I just told you about violations, what do you consider a crime??? Why does the state of Minnesota think other wise? Do you think that the legislators who write these statutes have any morals or beliefs??? If so, why do you think that they talk about the fact that, you might think this is morally horrible, but the statute says that it is not illegal. Why is that???

I would love to hear back from people, why people do this??? Why do people assume with out knowing the law???

Here is your thought for the day!!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Let's Go For a Drive

I don't know about all of you, but today here in Northern Minnesota, it was absolutely beautiful out there. It is a perfect day to go for a drive with the windows down, sucking in the fresh air and having lots of visions of sitting in the squad car with those amazing sunglasses looking really cool and spiffy. Today is one of those days. So get off the computer and go enjoy this beautiful day, for you never know when it can go from a nice day to cold day!!!

Update: Student to Cadet!

Welcome Back!

Hello to all and I would like to say that I am very excited to come back to the world of blogging and having everyone updated on myself.

Since the last time I posted, I have made quite a few changes in my life, starting with I left my book selling position in Dorset last summer and contiuned working with my father in the outdoor business. That was a nice change back to a normal routine and I enjoyed working with that. I contiuned to work all summer long, mowing lawns and trying to get ready for spring semester of college once again.

Before I knew it, August had arrived and I went back to Itasca in Grand Rapids to contiune my education. I graduated from there this past May, and I decided to go back and try out a new program that I was interested in. Natural Resources Law Enforcement caught my eye and I decided to give it a go. I enjoyed everything out it, expect for the going outdoors part and walking around the woods all day. With that in my mind I decided to transfer to Hibbing Community College this spring to where I would be studying plain law enforcement and I have to tell you, it was the greatest decision I have made in my schooling career.

I am coming up to around week 6 already in spring semester and man have I been busy. Homework is taking up all of my time and I never been so busy studying and trying to get in hours of experience doing ride alongs with local agencies. Between doing that and keep myself out of trouble by staying involved with the Grand Rapids Players, I also decided to join my church band, where I sing tenor and play the bass guitar. So all in all I have become a very busy person since I joined the program here in Hibbing.

I just thought that I should update everyone on how things are going here. I am hoping to start blogging at least once a week to keep people updated on how things are.

Hope everyone is having a great Monday!