I always thought I would change the world. Then I looked at the world and said good luck Rob.
When I look back on who I was and who I am I can honestly say I don’t think the world has changed me. At times it did. At times I was completely different than the person I knew was. I let external circumstances affect the internal me. If I were to count I would have to say those times I could count on one hand. God has changed me a lot more than this world ever could.
If you knew me when I was fifteen or now, at the ripe old age of forty five, I think you would say I am the same. Not all of that is good. I don’t talk much. I keep my thoughts to myself. Not much bothers me. Some would call it emotionally detached but I call it life goes on. Does that make me a bad person ? I don’t think so. Do people often think I don’t care or I am self centered ? I bet they do, but that’s not the case.
I don’t have a “Facebook ” life or a perfect marriage. It’s not all sunshine and roses. Sometimes it’s thunderstorms and thorns. I am being more vulnerable that I ever have and it’s scary. I know God is with me every step. It makes me braver. It doesn’t matter if people approve of me or what I write. I try to please one person only and since He gives me the words I only hope they come out as He intended. I honestly don’t know how or why some of the thoughts I get pop into my head, often at the weirdest times.
A little over a year ago I felt God push me to start this blog. After many no’s from me and many yes’s from God, I started to write. One thing that I found when I was looking how to get followers was to be consistent in your theme. Consistent is one thing my brain doesn’t follow. Yes, I talk about God , life and music – but I am all over the place.
Whatever God puts in my head or on my heart.
So maybe I haven’t changed the world. But I haven’t let the world change me either. Maybe, just maybe, God has taken these words and changed one of you. Made you see things differently. Made you think if God can do this for him then maybe He can do that for me.
If I helped change one person then that is enough. Because maybe that one person can change one person who can change one person and when it is all said and done,
WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD TOGETHER.
Thanks for reading. Be sure to keep this open in your browser all week so you don’t forget me. 🙂
I won’t be posting anything else this week to spend time with the family and disconnect from the world.
Here are a few of my posts over the last year plus a month. If you are a new follower and missed the old posts, feel free to click on whatever catches your eye. Maybe some followers that have been with me for awhile would just like to revisit some that touched you before. This isn’t all my posts.
Have a good week. Will post again Friday with some new music.
I have talked about my life. I’m an introvert What I Learned Last Week The Older I Get Date Night Today Was A Good Day My Hometown Kayhla’s Wedding Kylie’s Baptism 23 Days Down, 59 Days To Go Happy 10 Year anniversary to my wife
I have talked of the importance of being a good father and what a good father we have in God Move With Me Now- from the Loop Thank You Mo Willems I Am With You Daughter Daughters Date Night It’s All About Me – A Child’s Version Imperfect Father, Imperfect Daughter, Perfect Love
I have talked about running. My Running Steps of Faith The Ups and Downs of Training a 9/10 Year Old- and my spiritual life Learning From Disappointments Learning From Disappointments Part 2 – from my wife Kim, NYC Marathon runner The Boston Marathon- The Race Cap City Half Marathon – USA National Championships
I’ve beat on the government for the crap they allow in our foods and I’ve posted some fitness thoughts to combat the crap. My Interview With The FDA Where Are You? Temple Fit Tip of the Week 10/1 Temple Fit Tip Of The Week 10/8 Temple Fit Tip Of The Week 10/15 Temple Fit Tip Of The Week 10/28 Temple Fit Tip – Show Up Everyday Do You Stress About The Number On The Scale?
I have told stories. The Maze The Funhouse of Mirrors The Haunted House Ungrateful The Turkey The Story Of A Snowflake The Ornament The Christmas Tree The Widow The Pebble The First Bud Of Spring- A Love Story I Could Believe In God – A Story Rodney The Raccoon – Inside The Mask I Didn’t Like You Let Me Fail
I have wrote poems. When Words Fail I Am Only Words Now That I Know The Words Thunder In My Heart If It’s Only An Hour No Clue If I Were An Island I Can’t Even Put It In A Song Random Thoughts In A Poem Gave You My Heart Why Not Mine? Pen To Paper I Know What It’s Like What Version Of Me The Mask Standing In The Fire
I have wrote song lyrics, or maybe they are just poems. Some of them I can hear in my head. I can hear the music. God just didn’t give me the ability to get out what’s in my head to make it a reality. I believe in God and His plan and I believe one day He will have someone cross my path that will write the music. Maybe someone already has but they are too afraid to get the music out of their head. Don’t be afraid. This Disease Don’t Be Afraid I’m Not Superman Living In Sin This Chapter Graduation Song Hitchcock Movies Bruises And Scars Let Me See Her Patching Walls and Scrubbing Floors
I’ve had some just totally random thoughts and posts just to clear my head. Rants and Raves What Has Happened? Random Thoughts In A Poem I Was Thinking… The Music Never Dies Cinderella and Forgiveness I’m Getting A Divorce GPS Are You Ready For Some Football? Record Companies, The Voice, & American Idol
I have wrote about my every day life and how what I see can relate to God. What if it’s EVERYTHING What I Learned Last Week My Ride – It’s A Beautiful World Running With Sin I Have A Friend How Trees Are Like People Expecting A Harvest
I have written about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful parts of being married or in a relationship. You can read all of those in the posts above and on other posts I have not listed if you check out my site.
I have tried to share the love of music each Friday. You can check all those posts out if you would like. I am sure there are a lot of musicians you have never heard of.
That’s How You Change The World by Newsboys –
We Could Change The World by Matt Redman –
We Are More by Ziggy Marley –
Love Will Find Away by Michael Franti –