Shots And Thoughts From An Ordinary Guy.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Decisions, decisions...

when i am on the road the major life or death decisions i must make becomes overwhelming! I finaly went with hearty tomato.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

You know you are bored...

you know you are bored when this happens. Thanks sammy for being a willing participant!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Greed vs. Contentment

As I drove past the gas station today I had to stop for a moment and take this picture. I am amazed at the greed of the oil companies, tobacco companies, and other major corporations. And to top it off, the amount of money it costs for us to live in this country is becoming insane. Yes, we do have an abundance and are blessed with many conveniences that give us a very comfortable life. However, those abundances come at a high price.

Let's just look at the oil companies for a moment. $2.88 per gallon for fuel. And that is low compared to what it was just a few short months ago. The oil companies are recording profits in the hundreds of billions of dollars per year and the average American is living paycheck to paycheck.

The Bible tells us what God thinks about such abundance.

Ecc 5:10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.

1Ti 6:6-11 Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

I know that I am never going to be one of the select few that has such financial abundance. Even if I did, God calls me to be content in the simple things... food and clothing. We must as Christians pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness. What a great list to pin on the wall and strive for.

So as the oil companies strive to fill their pockets with our hard earned money I find great joy in knowing that I am working towards filling my eternal bank with the things that matter. Though I would love to have all of the financial needs in my life met, I know that God will take care of me if I pursue Him first...

just a thought...


edited 02-01-2008
check out this link $40.6 billion last quarter for exxon alone!!! Disgusting!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Snow day

Taking time to enjoy the snow. Not the biggest snow storm we've ever had but still fun for the little ones.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Heading Home

Finally heading home. 730 deadhead...

Saturday, January 26, 2008

UPDATE: still not working due to freezing rain! Went to store to hunt for more food...

Waiting as usual!

Another day wasted waiting to go to work. So far i have been here for nineteen hours... Looks like i still have six to eight more to go.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Working in the daylight...

Walking my train on a beautiful winter morning. About 20 degrees outside.


My bro sent this one to me. Nice to have multiple contributors to my mobile blog!

Free breakfast lol

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mulnomah Falls

Multnomah falls mostly frozen.

Rolling along I-84 today. The shot was taken at about 70mph. Not bad for a phone...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Dream Job

Another fun day on the rails.

This is living the dream... Notice the sign in the front windshield. "safety first"... this engineer is taking the sign literally. Don't think there will be any accidents happening while he is at the controls :)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Test Picture

Just another test picture to see if this mobile blog thing really works...

In the background mom is right where she should be, in the kitchen doing dishes.... ooops!

Big orange cat!

Just my 2nd attempt at my cell phone blog... Hope it works!

The life of a kid

My first picture for my first mobile blog...