I had planned on writing about understanding the real meaning of Christmas. I was going to say how it is okay that kids don’t understand the sacrifices parents make in order to make all their Christmas wishes come true. I was going encourage us to continue making good Christmas memories because our kids won’t necessarily remember the stuff they got, but the feeling they felt. But, all that seems to pale in comparison to what I have learned this Christmas. (more…)

We have all said, “I’m only human,” or (my favorite), “nobody’s perfect,” as if to say no one is held to the standard of right and wrong. While we are all prone to make mistakes, we still must strive to do better and be better. (more…)

I find it very annoying that my body type doesn’t allow me to follow trends in fashion. Although I’m a big guy, I have always had a certain amount of concern about the way I look, and the way I dress. I love to watch fashion trends and I do my best to keep up with them. However, there certain trends I can’t pull off. (more…)

Today Rewriting Murphy’s Law turns one year old! After twelve months of sharing, God has allowed me to speak into the lives of thousands of people’s lives all over the world. We’ve discussed everything from faith to relationships to creativity. I just want to take this time to thank you for being a friend. To all those that frequent this blog, I thank you. (more…)

There is really no need to say much about this. Originally recorded by Bill Withers, this song is a standard about friendship and dependability. (more…)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for Rewriting Murphy’s Law.

 

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people.

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People often question if God really loves them.  Does God really care? We all know that love is something that has to be shown and felt. God knew we would have these questions, so He shows it! (more…)

There are times in life, when it is easy to be afraid. Beginning something new, dealing with an unexplained illness, or mountains of bills with mole hills of money, are all examples of scary times. I understand the apprehension that comes from dealing with situations and circumstances that aren’t ideal, but if God is for us, why be afraid. (Romans 8:31)

The Bible teaches us that “the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.” (Psalm 37:23) Then, Jesus confirms this by telling His disciples (of which I believe I am one), “I will be with you always,(even) till the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

This tells me that I have to over come my fear and trust in the Lord. I hear you; sometimes I get choked up and find it hard to believe that He will be with me, too. However, we have to lead our hearts with courage. We can’t allow our steps to be stifled, because we have to press on and do what He wants us to do. So be encouraged my brother! Don’t be afraid my sister! God has not lost control and He sees where you are. He sees where you are going and He won’t leave you alone. Choose to trust in God and rest in the fact that He’s gonna be with you in every little step!

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It is so easy to take someone for granted. Last month, I did a lot of teaching about love, trust, and intimacy, but even the most well-intentioned people can fall into the selfish category.  (more…)

Someone called me “Mr. Gazette” today, in reference to the fact that I’m in the Texarkana Gazette so much. I didn’t even realize that I would be in the newspaper today. I’m realizing how much we’re starting to live in the “public image.” (more…)