Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fighting Goliath

This last week, my dad and I purchased Goliath. The house is huge it is over 3,000 sq. feet. There are four bedrooms that are each the size of a traditional living room. There are three bathrooms, three living rooms, two basements, a dinning room, and a kitchen.

The house is located in Syracuse (home of German Fest), which is about 20 minutes away from Lincoln or Omaha.

Faith and Progress will be challenged. We purchased the house with cash, in faith that I would be able to secure a loan later. This hasn’t happened yet; in fact today they denied my loan! We need the cash to make the repairs. The repair list isn’t so bad but when everything is the size of Texas it could easily become over whelming.

Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, "Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me.

All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give all of you into our hands."

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010


This week, I started work back at The Home Depot. Now, I know what many of you might be thinking, especially those of you on the west coast, but just hold the phone for a second!

My banker has advised me that I need to have a full time job in order to qualify for a loan. On the same day that I received this advice, my former store manager called me. When I picked the phone up, he said “congratulations your interview went great, you can start work on Monday.” I was confused; I hadn’t been interviewed nor even applied for that matter. When I realized what was happening, I consented.

I didn’t get my old job back, or my pay grade. I most certainly didn’t get my office back. But I did get all of the vacation time that I had been accruing for the last year!

I am going to work this job because I have a dream not because I have I desire to make this into a career. As many of you know, I feel impressed to open a bed and breakfast. I feel like flipping houses may be bridge I have been looking.

I have a plan, a six-month plan and if that plan works, which I hope it does, I wont have to work at The Home Depot anymore. Flipping houses is a huge part of the plan but its not the most important. There are other things that are far more critical like investing in people, building community, and having a devoted prayer life. These are just a few of the goals.

I bought a white board and hung it in my room. On this board I have written my plans. I am committed and filled with passion. If this doesn’t work; I will revaluate things and go from there in six months. Whatever happens I am going to try to be joyful. I want Gods will regardless. I don’t want to look back and say to myself what if I had only tried?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

No Recession In Heaven

There is no recession in heaven. God isn’t broke. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills. He owns everything. If we are His partners we aren’t broke either. Though, we own nothing, we are entrusted to manage His sovereign resources. “God gives opportunities; success depends upon the use made of them,” Patriarchs and Prophets.

[Photo: Israel locked in bank vault. Prague, Czech Republic]

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

II Amendment

"A well regulated militia
being necessary to the
security of a free State,
the right of the People
to keep and bear arms
shall not be infringed."