Monthly Archives: February 2008


I like to encourage people to find out what recharges them and do it when they start getting down.  For me, here are a few recharging activities:

  • time alone with God
  • time alone with Amber
  • time with Amber and TJ
  • riding the motorcycle (not in the snow however)
  • spending time with certain people
    • This is a big one.  It’s taken me years of my life to realize this, but I need to be intentional about making time for the people who recharge me.
    • I spent years letting other people (often the people that drained me) dictate who I spent the bulk of my time with and then I wondered why I was wiped out all the time.

I say all this because I just wrapped up a meeting with a friend of mine and thought about how much better I felt after we got done.  That marks about three different times this week that I had the chance to sit and catch up with someone who fires me up.

What a difference it makes!  Here’s my advice for the day: find your rechargers and stay engaged….

Red Eyed Revelation

One of my great life struggles is the development and maintenance of a healthy routine.  Time management for me has historically been like nailing fruit-flavored gelatin snacks to a wall.  It is an area where I think the devil takes great joy in trying to mess me up.

That being said, I’m working on it again.  I’ve been trying to force myself to go to bed at a regular time, wake up at a regular time, and in doing so seeing my productivity go through the roof (it’s about time).

Then there are nights like last night.  I didn’t get a wink of sleep until about 4:30 this morning.  Not because I was dilly-dallying or catching up on work or watching a great movie — because great ideas just kept flowing into my brain.  God often tends to catch me at bedtime and send me all sorts of amazing thoughts and inspiration. 

So if you see my red eyes this afternoon, note that I wasn’t up all night drinking, but being filled with the Holy Spirit.

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians 5:18

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