Josh Brage


ALSO: I Have Become a Tea Drinker
December 31, 2007, 3:38 pm
Filed under: Morning

Yeah, it is true.

Coffee was too harsh on my stomach. And I have been trying to rid my head of its stuffiness.

So, I have moved to tea.  I like this new habit of mine. Tea is good. And I get a nice caffeine buzz that I didn’t even get from coffee. I like it.

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My Face Came Out to Play Today!
December 31, 2007, 3:24 pm
Filed under: Morning, Music

Happy New Year!

Oh and KBCO started my day right with Let the Good Times Roll by the Carrs. Great Song. Great day. I put the video here for your enjoyment.

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Ohh . . . Freak Out (Long Post, but Good One!)
December 28, 2007, 6:59 pm
Filed under: U2 = LIFE, Walk with God

PLAY THIS WHILE READING THIS POST

Do you ever just freak out about your world? I do. Just about once a quarter, I have a good solid just panic attack about my world. College?!? Job!?!?! What am I supposed to do!?!? Am I where God wants me!?!? What is going on!? What am I doing with my life?! Who am I!?! Why am I not married?@!!? Why can’t I find a girlfriend!?! It just goes on and on.

Freaking out is not good. At all. It indicates that I am taking WAY TOO MUCH control over my world. I am looking to myself to figure my life out. That is exactly NOT what God wants us to do. He wants us to love Him daily, trust Him continually and pray without ceasing. That is what He wants from us. Why!? Because worrying doesn’t do a mess ‘o crap for us anyway. Except shake our trust that God has our lives under control.

It is normal to freak out. BUT it is also a time to take all of that to God and lay it down! Pray about it, tell God that you are freaking out. Tell HIM! He will listen. And then He will reassure you that He has it figured out. He might even scold you for lack of faith. (Look at what He says to the disciples in the boat – the BOAT IS SINKING!!! “Ye, of little faith!”) BUT He will teach you.

Please read this entire passage of scripture:

If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.

Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? [Definitely not me.] All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

(Matthew 6:25-34; The Message)

Ok. Now, play this video and let God talk to you.

Sometime You Can’t Make It On Your Own

Tough, you think you’ve got the stuff
You’re telling me and anyone
You’re hard enough

You don’t have to put up a fight
You don’t have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don’t have to go it alone

Find a good friend and talk to him. Thanks Bone!



You Are Going Down Goliath
December 28, 2007, 6:38 pm
Filed under: Whatever

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(The Brick Testament) 



Rivers is a Complete Tool
December 27, 2007, 8:19 pm
Filed under: Football

What a classless, senseless, talentless moron of a human being.

I hope that his team crumbles around him. I would not follow him anywhere to do anything.

What a horrible quaterback.

What a horrible leader.

What a horrible person.

Happy New Year Philip – your resolution should be to figure out how not to suck at life itself.



Merry Christmas!
December 27, 2007, 3:30 pm
Filed under: Christmas, Denver

Sorry about the delay, this is actually the longest delay between blog posts for me this year. (you could probably prove me wrong on that one.)

So since I have been gone, I have enjoyed Christmas (see a couple of pics below…) I will tell you more about that later. I finished reading Good to Great – I will tell you more about that later. I learned of the genius that is The Dog Whisperer – may or may not tell you more about that later. Denver enjoyed a Christmas Day record snowfall – 7.8 inches officially. Currently it is snowing pretty hard again, estimated 6 inches for my area. I am back in the office with a renewed determination to get good at my job. I MUST learn how to be consistent in my world.

“The power of a thing is the consistency of a thing.” – Phil

So this year, I am making a resolution to NOT make resolutions. I am very quick to start a new project, program and/or philosophy that somehow doesn’t make it through the week. So for now, I am just going to focus on doing really small things very well every day. I will start small – balancing my checkbook and just keep adding. Hopefully God will meet me every step of the way and actually help ingrain character into my heart.  Pray for me.

(More to come on Good to Great and Christmas with the family.)

 

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This Is So Intense . . . Can I Join?
December 20, 2007, 9:31 pm
Filed under: America, Whatever

This is real.

Here is the website. LA Jedi.com