What’s On Your Mind?

My life is fun and uncomplicated for the most part, but like anyone, I still have worries, hopes, fears, dreams, ambitions and goals. Lately these seem to be the things I think about most…

Long-Term health – years of poor eating habits cannot be changed over night. Only this year did I give up Dr. Pepper and other sugary drinks. Every now and then I will have sweet tea, but even that is rare. I lift weights and I try to stay away from fried foods, carrots, potatoes, corn, and white bread. When I have kids someday I want them to never have to worry about Daddy’s health. I want to be able run and play football with my sons and I want to dance with my daughter on her wedding day.

Financial Future – I don’t want to be retired and working at the Dairy Queen. I would love to spend my retired life as a missionary in another country once my children are grown. I would also like to be able to travel with my children internationally and so it is important to start learning about IRA’s and investments now. I don’t need to be rich, but I never want my family to struggle or worry about money. So many marital problems are centered around finances and I hope to never have to worry about them.

My Relationship with Christ – I am so sef-focused lately that God sometimes becomes an afterthought. He’s like a quick shower in the morning and then for the rest of the day I go out and get dirty and don’t think about him until the next morning when I shower again. In this I believe every Christian struggles. Like anything, making God a priority is something that you just have to do. I’ve started listening to Christian music more and reading my Bible more, but I used to be so much better. I used to memorize scripture and I was involved in various ministries and lately I seem consumed by life. John 10:10 says, “I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.” I like to take this verse and really apply it – I enjoy every minute of just about everything that I do. I even enjoy my job for the most part. I am at peace with myself and where I am at in life and sometimes that makes for complacency. I don’t want to be complacent. I don’t want to sit on the bench, I want to be in the game.

That’s pretty much it, 3 big things boucning around inside this head of mine… what’s bouncing around in yours?

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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