Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Everything

All of the sacrifices I make ... I make for my kids.  I just want them to grow up to be extraordinary people.  To make a difference.  The things I've failed at accomplishing.  I see so much drive and intelligence in them - I am in awe of their potential.   

Thursday, August 28, 2014

O God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small…

This Old Breton prayer was inscribed on a block of wood on the desk of President John F. Kennedy. Admiral Hyman Rickover would give it to new submarine captains and also presented one to the President. Kennedy loved the quote and used it in his dedication of the East Coast Memorial to the Missing at Sea, May 23, 1963. He always kept in on his desk in the Oval Office and it is now in the JFK Presidential Museum and Library.
Here is the poem in its entirety:
Thy sea, O God, so great,
My boat so small.
It cannot be that any happy fate
Will me befall
Save as Thy goodness opens paths for me
Through the consuming vastness of the sea.
 
Thy winds, O God, so strong,
So slight my sail.
How could I curb and bit them on the long
And saltry trail,
Unless Thy love were mightier than the wrath
Of all the tempests that beset my path?
 
Thy world, O God, so fierce,
And I so frail.
Yet, though its arrows threaten oft to pierce
My fragile mail,
Cities of refuge rise where dangers cease,
Sweet silences abound, and all is peace.
~Winfred Ernest Garrison

I love the ending, “Cities of refuge rise where dangers cease, sweet silences abound, and all is peace.”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Some more quotes...


Continuing to clean up my random notes on my desk...  :)

-  I don't know what I don't know

- Let's work in a spiral evolutionary form

- I am all for helping the needy, just not the lazy

- It's impossible to be biased when you think everyone else are idiots

- Post Hoc, ergo Propter Hoc (After, therefore because of it)

- Can't Loose what you never had

- We make plans and god laughs

Hard Work...


I am no stranger to Hard Work.
Hard Work makes no excuses
Hard Work shows up everyday
Hard Work might fall down
BUT...
Hard Work gets up & keeps fighting... 

A Man


A Man should always be able to provide for his family... 

Phil Robertson

Product of our Past


It's not easy to change the past, but it's definitely conceivable to change the future - and that's based on what you do today.

What i do today CREATES my tomorrow

I am a product of tomorrow because of what i did today.

Revalations

8.  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was death, and hell followed with him.  And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to keel with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the Earth.

Revelations 6:8

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Decisions... Decisions...


Don't make all decisions in haste.  Sometimes the need is there to research a more complex issue to fully understand to enable you to make a sound decision.

I've noticed that in today's society - there is a great push for instant gratification.  You enter a web address onto your smart phone and expect that web page to immediately pop up, that video to immediately start, etc.  There is a need to slow the roll a bit.  Not every decision has to be made right then and there.  There is an eloquence that has been lost in the solutions that are recommended based on the lack of preparation that folks want to put into a recommended solution.