You are You

I love getting asked deep questions when I don't have to answer them out loud. I dislike being vulnerable and open. Something about the uneasiness of it scares me to the point of mistrust in a lot of people. I trust few around me. Sharing in a room full of people with their eyes burning through my skull attempting to pull out whatever secrets that linger in my brain doesn't sounds very appealing to me. Of course that's just me. That's who I am.
We all are somebody, our own somebody.
Love who you are, laugh at who you are. I pray you take your days with the utmost laughter and craziness in everything you do. Because who you are, all of the garbage, mess ups, hangups, talents, passions, and loves make you YOU. So why be someone else?
Just a little encouragement for you.
~Believer in PRTC


He is here....and he's beautiful.

Meet Mib the mini with multi touch :) He's a little magical box filled with magical things.
I love him...
~Believer in PRTC

Winnie the Pooh Proverbs

Dearest Winnie,
Have I ever told you that you are the smartest bear I know? I watched you everyday as a child, and was rather obsessed with your character. Episode after episode, it seemed you had some new sort of way to communicate the lessons I, as a kid, needed to learn in a fun way that made me want to do the right thing. Ten years later, I am still learning from you. All of your quotes that you have left me, remind me of your simple truths. Your "Winnie the Pooh proverbs" have shared with me these little bits of encouragement that help me through my toughest times. When I read what you said, a little smile spreads across my face with a memory of you as a child.
Thank you Winnie, for being you.

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. Winnie the Pooh

A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference. Winnie the Pooh

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo. Winnie the Pooh

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would I'd never leave. Winnie the Pooh

This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life. Winnie the Pooh

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you. Winnie the Pooh

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever. Winnie the Pooh
Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known. Winnie the Pooh

Things are so much more grand and wonderful when your friends are there to share them. Winnie the Pooh

They're funny things, Accidents. You never have them till you're having them. Winnie the Pooh

~Believer in PRTC


I'm frustrated.
Hypocrites seem to be a reoccurring thing recently.
Sometimes I just want to tell then what they said a few months or weeks ago that contradict exactly what they're doing in that one moment. Then, I remember that all of us, as Christians, seem to have been hypocrites at one time or another. It's just so dang frustrating....
I promise a better post really soon, sorry I've been uber busy.
~Believer in PRTC

I Challenge YOU *points*

I've written five posts. Five. You would think that I would find enough bits and pieces of things that I like in them and be able to scramble my thoughts together and write a sufficient blog post, but nothing has come. I've found words not able to help me be able to process anything lately. It could be that my brain is overloaded with "reaction thoughts", as I like to call them, about things that are happening around me. Things that aren't so great, things that are utterly confusing and take days to process, things that are happening that leave me in complete awe. So, with hope of getting all of this sorted out, I leave you a challenge.
Ask someone how they are doing this week.
When they say ok or fine...find out what they REALLY mean.
Be a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, a person to trust.
That's all I've got.
Till next time!
~Believer in PRTC

I can't wait!

I'm getting one! I absolutely can NOT wait!!! I've been begging my Dad to take me to the Apple store to get one for the past few days. (Seeing as they're only there as of right now.)  I'm trying my best to be patient, but they look oh. so. cool. The new iPod nano with multi-touch. Tehehehehehehehe, I love it.
Ta ta for now!
~Believer in PRTC

Father Knows Best "Success"

First, I want to thank Ali for asking me to guest blog on her site. I appreciate that she thinks others might enjoy what I write.

I want to blog today on success. I said SUCCESS. I find that far too often people don’t understand what it takes to be truly successful. Most people believe they will be successful and yet they do not understand the basics of success. Here are a few points for you to consider if you want to be successful in anything in life.

Success requires that you are different.

Success requires that you live your life completely differently than anyone you know- doing things nobody else is doing. If the average student studies 2 or 3 hours then to be successful you should study 4 or 5 hours. Success is not doing what average people. Think about that a minute- Success is living an extraordinary life. Success requires that you sleep less, play less, work harder and dream bigger because you have chosen not to be average. When I was 22 years old I chose to work 5 jobs and slept every other night. It was a crazy attempt to be successful. It didn’t work-BUT what it taught me was how hard I could push myself. I could be different than anyone else I knew. I could work harder than anyone I knew. That lesson was invaluable later in life. I decided to be different for the rest of my life.

Success requires persistence.

What is the difference between a successful person and an average person? The answer is simple: A successful person gets back up one more time after a failure and does not let it stop them. It’s really that simple. What does it take to stop you? Learn to never give up. Your friends may laugh at you. You may feel like you simply don’t have the ability, the money, the skill, the intelligence or the desire but you do. I started dozens of businesses throughout my life-most were disasters – some were mildly successful but I never gave up. I continued to start businesses my entire life even though I lost money, sleep and lots of time. I gave up so many chances to play golf, go the movies, and simply hang out with my friends. Actually, now that I think about it… I gave up ALL of those things about 99.9% of the time. Now, I can truly say it was worth it.

Successes stack up like bricks.

Above I mentioned that I started multiple businesses and that most were failures. Even though some were not successful they still had elements that were successful within them. Most made very little or no money at all each time I learned something. The business as a whole may not have been successful but maybe I would learn a successful marketing plan or a successful price point or even a successful product or service. It was these little successes within failed businesses that I was eventually able to “stack up” to build a successful sustained business.

In conclusion, I want to tell everyone YOU can be successful. There’s no doubt in my mind. Success is a choice. You can choose right now not to live an average life, that you will never give up, and that you will stack your successes up and reach for your dreams. Dreams do come true.

Jeff is Ali’s dad & owner of a construction company. A national contractor for the several divisions of the federal government.
Hope you guys loved my Dad's post! Let me know if you have any questions, and I'll get back with some answers.
~Believer in PRTC


I recently heard a sermon on prayer. When our pastor was giving it, in the back of my mind, I was skeptical. I wasn't sure how God could be please with our biggest, unspeakable, astounding requests. That He would be please when we keep asking because it honors Him. Remember the persistent widow? "One day Jesus told his disciples a story to illustrate their need for constant prayer and to show them that they must never give up." Luke 18:1.  I still really can't grasp the concept that we bring joy to God when we pray, consistently. I don't know if I ever really will understand, but for now, I believe. I believe in God big enough to do miracles, and show us the things we are the most unsure about. I believe in healing...

Karly and Kelsey are really close to our hearts in my family. *feel free to skip this part, it's very confusing* My brother is actually Karly's boyfriend. I was Karly's little kid best friend. (yeah, I totally got them together.) Kelsey is going out with my one of my brother's best friend's brothers. The My brother's best friend is Karly's brother. So needless to say,*start back here* our families are really close. Pray for the unexpected. Pray for complete healing. Please.
~Believer in PRTC

p.s. my Dad is doing a guest post! The next one will be him. Come back and read :)