Monday, July 29, 2013

Tropical Storms and Domestic Disputes

Flossie looks pretty intimidating but they say it should slow down

It's been an interesting weekend.  Tropical storm Flossie is on it's way and  I broke up a domestic dispute on our street this morning before going to church.  I guess I can't just leave it at that....  

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Where Does Motivation Come From?

I've got a question for you, and I want you to answer it if you know.  

"Where does motivation come from?"  

My biggest struggle in life has always been I KNOW what I need to do, I just don't WANT to do it.  Actually, I'm not even sure if that's true, because I do WANT to do some of the things I need to do, I just don't want to enough to push through whatever I'm sensing is hard.  

Things are much easier when you have the momentum of motivation.  It requires real discipline (which isn't fun, and doesn't come easy to me) to do the things that you don't want to do.  

I have seasons of being super motivated, where I'm disciplined, and then I swing the exact opposite extreme.  Where I lack all motivation and therefore lack discipline.  

I realize that self discipline is pushing through and being consistent when there is no motivation.  So how do you achieve that?  

Engage:  What do you value, but struggle to stay consistent and disciplined in?  What are some of your secrets to pushing through? 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Happy Wednesday!

Hello everyone.  

I apologize for not keeping up with blogging.  I've got lots of things to write about I just haven't taken the time to do so.  

Sometimes I get really burnt out on social media and need a break.  Last week was rough, I think I was trying to cut out to many things out of my diet in attempt to eat healthy that it really shocked my system and I had a hard time doing much of anything with a good attitude.  

So here's to hoping that I can get back into a good blogging schedule soon.  I still owe you guys a tour of our new house.  

Thank you to all of you that faithfully read this blog, I appreciate it!  

I'd love to hear from you!!  Feel free to shoot me an e-mail and lets catch up.  jimjessbaker (at) gmail (dot) com 

- Jim Baker

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Yet Another "Quick" Update

A photo of the worship team I'm in leading worship in Korean and English for Aloha Day.

Sorry for the lack of blog posting.  Things have been busy...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Quick Update: Back In Honolulu After A Weekend Trip To The Big Island

Jess's dessert.  Hualalai Pie from Hugo's on the rocks.  

Aloha everyone.  We have returned to Honolulu after a weekend on the Big Island.