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December 14, 2017


First off, I would like to apologize for not writing more on here in the past year. 2017 has been a very busy year for me and my family. I do however want to reiterate that I post daily on my Twitter handle @sammm1777  Please follow me there.

I also want to rededicate my writings on this blog since they have been a great spiritual and creative way for me to reflect on my life(past, present & future).

With that, I always want to give God the Glory for all he has done for me this year, as always and every year. That ultimately is the point of our lives…to give him the glory for everything and in everything, regardless.

Living in Houston, Texas has been a challenge in itself as we have experienced devastation in Hurricane Harvey this year. Thank you Lord that we were mostly spared. We had some roof leaking and still need to get that fixed, but no flooding in our home. I know that now still, many are rebuilding their lives and homes from that Hurricane on August 28th. I still pray for them.

December-It snowed here, keeping on that weather track. I couldn’t believe it! Like a lot of snow, like the whole ground and trees and roofs and everything were totally covered in snow! It was beautiful. We took the kids out early around 7am and had snow ball fights and made snowmen. It was glorious!

snow pic

My wife and I also took a wonderful trip to Italy and Ireland. Both beautiful countries in their own right and we admired every minute of it.

We also enjoyed the Grand Canyon in a quick, fast and fun impromptu trip.

We hosted SB LI in Houston as well and I got to enjoy the NFL experience here back in February


Great Bible Study and Church time as well, thank you Grace Bible Church!


Can’t forget my Astros winning it all in the World Series against the Dodgers. This was my perfect WS match-up as both my favorite teams met in the fall classic!


My brother-in-law got married (Grant & Amber) in July and we went out to Albuquerque, NM for their wedding. I got my marriage license certificate to marry them. What a blessing it was and how glorious of a wedding it was. Praise God.

Finally got to see Metallica in concert as well and that was very cool! 30 yrs in the making for that!!

My kids both turned 5 and 2 respectively and I love them so much.

My wife and I celebrated 6 years of marriage and what a true blessing she has been to me and my life. Thank God for her everyday & for choosing the right woman to marry.

Thank you 2017, it has been a real great one. Now let’s celebrate this Christmas season basking in God’s beauty and thankful to him for saving us all through his son Jesus Christ!


April 29, 2008

happy days

The weather is beautiful here in Houston.  We broke a record for how cold it was last night, which I don’t mind at all.  It was only like 50 something, but that’s cold for Tejas this time of year.  The temp now is like high 70’s and I’m LOVIN’ it!  It’s real nice having a convertible too when the weather is like this.  Just drop the top and go for a ride, kinda weather.

So, I have classes this week for work and it’s been an information overload as the typical classes go, but my company is an Acronym freak.  I guess that’s where I get my acrostic/acronym behavior from?!?!?!?!?!  I’m learning a lot and I also like not having to do REAL work while in class as well.  It’s nice and a change of pace too.

Me and the wifey are very excited as we have about 2 weeks until we go on vacation to Italy.  I’m so stoked and excited about it.  We have been wanting to do this since we got married 9 years ago.  It’s been a long vacation in the works for sure.  We never really had a huge vacation like this one ever and after the last 2 years of cancer hell, it’s gonna be worth the wait and the pain we went through.  I’m so glad that happy days are here again.

Have a Happy Day!

April 10, 2008

another thursday

This year has flown by so far.  I can’t believe it’s already April and the 10 days into it as well.  It’s been a good year so far and I can’t complain.  I just finished up working an economics class for Junior Achievement.  This was because my company partners with JA to help students learn more about business and that the potential is in the students to dream big and reach their goals.  For me, it’s fulfilling and this is my second year doing it too.  It’s all about giving back to the community!

So, we have one trip under our belts for the year as well.  Next, were off to Italy.  I’m so excited about that one because it will be a 10 day trip and should be full of fun and excitement.  I can’t wait to see the Coliseum in person.  We’re going to Rome, Florence and Venice.  It’s going to be a blast and I can’t WAIT!!!

Work is going alright as well.  I haven’t been writing so much, because work has been mad crazy lately.  It’s been eating up my days and hours.  I know that it’s a good thing to stay busy, but not too busy.  Hey, I just remembered another acronym I need to add. B-U-S-Y: Being under Satan’s Yoke and that’s never good.  I have been focusing on God alot and keeping my prayer life healthy.  I am reading His word and staying in it often too. 

I’m looking forward to next weekend as well.  That’s when I will serve on a men’t weekend retreat that I’ve posted about called the “Walk to Emmaus”   It’s gonna be a spirit filled weekend and a time to give and focus on nothing but Jesus.  I love serving on these weekends and I always get back more than I ever put in, because you can never out give God.  Praise Him and have a blessed week!