Why Children’s Ministry?

I wanted to preface this article with a warning I am pretty passionate about this subject so it might get a little preachy. I have served in children’s ministry in some capacity for nearly 10 years. It has been more than a preoccupation it has been a life choice and ministry. I have seen great triumph in the lives of the children I have had the privilege to know, as well as utter tragedy. I …

Closing a Chapter

Very rarely do we close chapters in our careers with the kind of finality that this last one has closed for me. My employment as a project manager at this particular company was the most stressful, difficult and adventurous job I have ever had the pleasure of holding. There were many factors that went to that but all in all it was just a very demanding position. I learned a lot over the past 2 …

A Different Kind of Entrepreneur

I recently was talking with a friend whom I respect. He is an entrepreneur of sorts and was encouraging me to take the skill set I have and parlay that into a small business for myself. I have really wanted to start my own business for some time and I saw his point. I could take the few skills I have and the knowledge base and have about 2-3 guaranteed clients. The trouble is the things …

Lots of New – About the About

I wanted to draw attention to something that has changed recently. I have always had a blog, well it seems that way. Mostly I have had a website that I have tinkered with over and over again going through many iterations. I recently came to the realization that over the years I have written a relatively large collection of materials some of which will never again see the light of day. Why bring this up? …

Be The Mistake Maker – or – You are Going to Screw Up At Some Point

Mistakes the teachers of the titans of industry. They cost so much but probably have the largest return on investment as any commodity or service. In my years of work I have made a few epic mistakes. I think the last medium sized one was not confirming that a particular super hero of a developer knew that a tricky project was actually responsive. I could hear his face wrinkle and contort into the visage of horror …

Personal Case Study #1 – The Project That Would Not End

This is a story about Project Management and the many pit falls, challenges and utter victories that it holds. The name of clients and team members have been changed to protect the innocent. When I accepted the job of project manager I was fresh out of three years of writing procedural code in a Apache server with a Tom Cat server piggy backing on a windows OS. Needless to say I was a developer with …

Vacation to Austin – An Introspection

Texas Capitol

Vacation, I have not really taken one in about 3 years. A few day trips here and there maybe a day or two at home but an actual honest to goodness vacation is not something me and the family had done in quite a while. Goodness I love these two.   So what did we do? We planned a trip to Galveston. This was great, I was not really looking forward to another trip to Galveston …

Here We Find Revenge

I feel excited. I thought I would be terrified but the vast nebula and planetary system demands my exploration and I must find the navigation systems. They could have left me a map. I punch the door release and hold my breath as the the door slides open. A single corridor stands before me running left to right. Johnny Cash plays softly to the left so I go right no need to seek revenge. The …

How to Loose Your Vision

I have never been without a plan in practical things of life, especially my job. I have worked for my current employer for 2 years. It has been the hardest, highest stress job I have ever had. I loved the company. Well let me clarify, I loved the vision I had for it. I took the job as Project Manager at the small business leaving behind development for a season. I wanted a few things from …

On The Wings of Moths

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed. It echos faintly through the crawl spaces, halls and walls of the Aposolith. I think the artist is Johnny Cash. When I get quiet enough to hear it, my blood boils. The Aposolith is a womb of sorts. My own universe they told …