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Put A Bandaid On It…

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So a few months ago I pulled a tendon in my left arm.  It took forever to heal because I kept going right back out and doing the thing that caused the damage in the first place, #dagorhir (you’re going to have to Google it).  After weeks of it not healing I finally took a few weeks off from sparring and gym workouts to let it heal.  Then I gradually re-engaged in both #dagorhir  and gym workouts.  It took time but it healed. 


So what do you think I did when I pulled a tendon in my right arm a few weeks later (this was after a pulled abdominal muscle and a few thumb smashes…#dagorhir)? I went right back at it without allowing time for healing.  Of course once I finally took a few weeks off it began to heal; I am still in that healing process.

I look at our nation now and I see a nation that needs to heal, from wounds of lost loved ones, from wounds of lost trust and confidence, and from wounds caused by hatred and bigotry. This nation, we make up this nation, need time to heal.

Over the Christmas weekend take some time to heal.  Step away from the keyboard.  Don’t respond to any flagrant posts or tweets. Ignore the rants and tirades and spend the weekend with family and loved ones.  We all need time to heal.  #merrychristmas.


Not A Resolution…A Reality

Posted in Community, Culture, Digital, Entertainment, Fun, Global, Life, Social Media, Travel, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 3, 2013 by BigPhatPastor

I have only one New Years resolution this year that I am committed to keeping:  I want to get know personally some of the people I only know via social media.  I absolutely love connecting with, chatting with, and interacting with people on Facebook, twitter, Google+, GetGlue, chat rooms, yada yada yada.  But I’m finding out some of those people are in my community, or ones I visit frequently, and I want to get to know some of them personally and not just call them a twitter or Facebook friend, but friend.  So in 2013, I’m looking to make this resolution a reality.

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8 Simple Rules for Visiting New York City

Posted in Community, Dining, Family, Fun, Life, Travel with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2011 by BigPhatPastor

This past week I was in New York City to say my last goodbyes to my great aunt who passed away.  Although, as expected, it was good to be with my family it was extremely painful to say goodbye to a loved one.  However, as Christi and I drove into the city I realized it had been at least a dozen or more years since I had last visited New York.  As we sat in traffic for almost two hours trying to make our way across the George Washington Bridge I realized why.  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love New York.  I was born and raised there.  But if you have not been there for a while or are planning on visiting, let me give you 8 Simple Rules for Visiting New York City:

  1.  1.Yield to all New York license plates.  Chances are they drive a lot better than you do.
  2. Expect your car to be hit or bumped in traffic.  This is usually by the people that do not drive better than you do.
  3. Expect to eat great food.  I really don’t care what history says, pizza was discovered and made famous in New York City.
  4. Plan on people watching.  You will see interesting, famous, and unique people all over the city, and at least one person from almost every culture on the planet.
  5. Expect to be greeted by everyone.  Everyone is going to say hello.
  6. Expect to be ignored by everyone.  I know this sounds like a conflict but both are true and I can’t explain why.
  7. Expect to fall in love with the city.  It is truly one of the most beautiful and amazing cities you will ever see.
  8. Bring at least $100 in cash for tolls.  Nuff said.
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