All posts by jimazing

My Spiritual Journey – Part 1

Feb 4, 2008 | | 4 comments

Beginning Everything is spiritual… so how can one write about their spiritual journey without writing about everything? My purpose in this series is to explore what I believe about God and why I believe it to be true. It will be a very personal journey. My purpose is not to say that I am right […more]


Jan 21, 2008 | | 2 comments

Thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day… I was ten years old when Martin was assasinated. I do not remember ever having heard of him, which was not unusual given the fact that we didn’t talk about world events in my home. It wasn’t that world events were taboo, my parents just didn’t discuss it. […more]

Funeral Programs

Jan 17, 2008 | | 4 comments

One of my hobbies is documenting my family’s genealogy. I say, “documenting” and not “researching” because my joy comes from listening to and reading the family stories and organizing all the information that others already know. I get no pleasure from doing research. I also love using my talents to publish this genealogy and family […more]

A Clearing in the Distance

Jan 9, 2008 | | 1 comment

Lately I find myself enjoying more biographies.  I love experiencing other people’s stories. Seeing things from the perspective of other people helps me to see the world in new and different ways. I especially like biographies that are “real”; ones about well known people, but that show them as real people with their weaknesses and […more]

Everything Must Change

Jan 7, 2008 | | Say something

I had hoped to be back in the swing of writing by now, but it is coming slow… because life is going fast! I wanted to quickly write about an upcoming event… in case you want to come too. Brian McLaren is coming to Charlotte. Who is Brian? Why is he coming? I can only […more]

Reflecting and Thinking Ahead

Dec 31, 2007 | | 5 comments

Looking at my post on January 1, 2007 , I expressed hope that during 2007 I would be come more of myself and more Christlike at the same time. I believe I have experienced some of that transformation. Now that I understand it better, I want to continue to live it on purpose. Jesus said […more]

Going Back

Dec 30, 2007 | | Say something

Kat is home. Danae is home. Erin is home. I am watching Melody’s flight home on According to them she is passing over I-64 between Lexington, KY and Huntington, WV. The house is quiet. It feels surreal. Now I know what it feels like to have all of the family come home for the […more]

Christmas Gift

Dec 25, 2007 | | 4 comments

Growing up, I called my dad’s parents Gran and Andy. I have great memories of going to their house every year in Point Pleasant, West Virginia for Christmas. One of the traditions in Gran’s family was that we greeted one another by saying, “Christmas Gift.” It was like a contest to see who said it […more]

A Happy Man

Dec 23, 2007 | | Say something

I am a happy man. Family is coming and going. The house is crazy with activity. Two of the girls are home and the other two will arrive over the next couple of days. Jeanie’s sister, niece and mom are here today. My mom comes tomorrow. What else can I say? I am a happy […more]

Workin’ for the Man – Part 12

Nov 29, 2007 | | 9 comments

Working Two Jobs   You know it is funny. Working in IT, I was earning a pretty good wage, but four teenaged daughters can be expensive! At the same time that I was doing the IT gigs, I was also resurrecting Anderson’s Music as a home based business. Mostly, I did work for other music […more]