What Is The Deal With That Hat?

Some (including  my wife) wonder why I like this hat so much.  As I was working out today, I thought I would share the meaning behind this TransAm Trucker Hat.  I bought the hat during a Mission Trip I was on back in July of 2011. We took our college group to Richmond, VA do do some work with habitat for humanity, serve the homeless through the First Baptist Church of Richmond and build a fence.

As one of my friends has said, "It was hotter than forty hells" that week.  Here is a picture of the temperature from my phone one day when we were building a fence for someone.  Yes! It say it feels like 110 degrees.

Some of the guys and I took a Walmart trip to get some supplies and I found this hat to not only keep the sweat out of my eyes but also provide a little shade for my face. It didn't hurt that it had a huge firebird on the front of it!

Now, this hat has primarily become my "work" hat!  Whether it be the gym or in the yard, if I'm wearing it, I am working!

When I look at this hat, I think of that week in Richmond and remember fondly all those I served with.  They are all out of college now and living their own lives which makes me very happy.  I am grateful that God gave me an my friends a week to remember forever. So that's the story behind the hat.


He Wants To Be Your Everything

"Everything" is such a big word for me to comprehend. "Everything" gives me hope as a believer that my life is not dependent upon karma or some mythical set of scales that weigh my good and the bad deeds. It is refreshing to know that even my blunders can be turned into blessings by God's hand. Some of my greatest mistakes made me a better person through God's redeeming grace. I am not perfect though. I have many more "everythings" to endure.

A friend reminded me today of the weight of the word "everything" when she told me about a health scare she had with a family member. Scripture, prayer and sermons are powerful but sometimes when it comes to the "biggies" we worry. Thankfully, God moved in a positive way in my friends life and I thank Him for that, but you and I know do not always get the answer we want. Still there is the word "Everything".

God does not need our intellectual assent to be powerful, He already is! There are no amounts of worries, deeds or deals we can make to side step the promise that "Everything"works together for the good ... If you are a believer in Jesus Christ today, join me in resting in the world "Everything". God has not forgotten you and He knows exactly what you are going through. He has seen the puzzle, let Him put the pieces of your life together.

If you are not a believer, I urge you to become one because your word is not "Everything". Your word is "Nothing". This world will be "as good as it gets." There is a God that loves you just as you are, imperfections and all. He wants to be your "Everything"

Here is some great answers to what it takes to become a believer in Jesus http://www.gotquestions.org/become-a-Christian.html

Live in the power and hope of the word "everything" today!

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 NLT

These thoughts were provoked by a devotional I am reading through bible.com. If you would like to see what I saw then check it out.

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God Uses Broken People To Do Amazing Things Today

Isn't it amazing to know that so many of our heroes from the Bible are not defined by their shortcomings but by their rebounds. Remember, God uses broken people to build His kingdom. This way He gets the glory, not us. Like our bible heroes, God does not use your past to define you, He works through your faith today! Live in that faith today! Leave the past in the past! You may very well be on the verge of something that is amazing! #Godusesbrokenpeople

[Philippians 3:13-14 NLT]
13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,