BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

A couple of posts back I mentioned in a postscript that you should all stay tuned for a big announcement!

Well… here it is…. (drum roll)

This blog is moving to http://blog.thestrangeland.net! As of Aug 1, 2008 all posting will cease at this address and will continue at the new one!

Isn’t that cool! If you click on the link above you will see a mirror of everything before this post, all the old articles, posts, pages and comments are there (WordPress has an AWESOME import/export feature) and you can browse to your heart’s content. I have uploaded my custom header image (i love the beach, have i mentioned that?) but I will continue to customize for the next couple weeks. By Aug 1, however, I hope to be posting exclusively on blog.thestrangeland.net!

at this point, http://www.thestrangeland.net is not a viable site… but it’s coming soon!!!!

Peace,

Matty

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To All My Faithful Readers: I’m Not Dead!

Just in case anyone was concerned….

I have made the move and am now officially a NorCal resident. I even have a CA driver’s li…. I never can spell that word… anyway… moving on.

I have written much about why I want to be a teacher and how I am going to get a Master’s Degree in Education. Well, it would seem that God may have other plans for me. I ask for you all to pray hard for me as I seek His plan and how my life fits in. More on this topic later. Philippians 1:6 is still my battle-cry! I am praying for God to bring me to completion!

I miss all my Vegas Peeps more than they know! I pray for God’s blessings on all my faithful readers (and for you newcomers, too!). Keep the shout-out’s coming, friends… I need em!

SDG,
Matty

Philippians 1:6 – the next chapter

I want to take a few minutes to update you all on my journey…

God is truly doing a good work in me and in my life! A few things have happened so, here’s a list:

  • My divorce is final.
  • I am a full student working towards a Master’s Degree in Education from Simpson University
  • I am giving 30 days notice on my apartment this Saturday (2/15) and I am giving my two-weeks notice at work the following Wednesday (2/20)
  • I will be moving out of my apartment on my way to Redding, CA on Saturday, March 15th!

So, that’s the big news in my life. I will be living with my folks for the rest of the spring and then will look for a place of my own in early summer. This will be a good time for me to get acclimated to the new town, get school work done, get plugged in at a local church, find work, etc…

I know I am going to miss my son terribly much… but we are already planning when Bug will be able to come to visit this summer! I am hoping to be able to take him to Disneyland at some point over the summer!!!

So, with all this change and upheaval going on, I have a couple of requests to ask of you, my wonderful readers:

  • Pray:
    • that Bug and I will stay close and he will know how much his Daddy loves him
    • that I will find work (with benefits… I won’t survive without health coverage)
    • that Ron and Carolyn and I won’t all drive each other nuts living in the same house
    • that I will rely solely on God for my strength
  • Write:
    • comments on my blog
    • emails
    • anything else you can think of so I don’t feel alone

Also, I want to get a tattoo to commemorate this time of change, growth, rebirth in my life… the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next one… the trouble is, I don’t have any really good ideas. I would love any suggestions you all might have!

So, that’s it for today, dear friends. I look forward to your comments!

SDG,
Matty

To my readers…

I love you all so much… You may not know how it brightens my day to see when you comment or to check my “blog stats” and see all the hits. (Is it egotistical that I spend a vast amount of time reading and analyzing my blog stats?)

I really started this blog to help me deal with the end of my marriage and my new journey with GOD. To that end, it has been a wild success. I hope and pray that my words can be an inspiration to you all, a chance to pause and reflect, or even give you a chuckle.

I also want to take this opportunity to update you all on some going’s on in my life… Continue reading

To Bug

I miss you, Bug. I miss being able to hold you and hug you and tickle you everyday. I look forward to our Tuesday night dinners as if they were water in this desert we have to call home for now. I know you need Her now, but someday, maybe, you will decide to come live with me and I will be so happy… I have always abhorred the phrase “broken home”… I pray everyday that your mother and I will be able to give you 2 whole homes and never a broken one… I pray that She won’t tell you bad things about me… I pray that GOD will be so real to you and that HE will make you HIS… I pray that one day you will understand that I had to leave, in order to be good to you and be the best Dad I could be, I had to leave… You asked me, “Why would you move away from me?” and it broke my heart… How do I answer you? I can’t tell you, “Well, She would move you away from me without a second thought”… I explain how great it will be for you to come and visit me and be able to see Grammy and Seanair and Aunt Nancy all the time… you are satisfied… for now…

I love you so much, Bug

“Fish” and Daddy at Border Grill, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV