Up $22,042 now. Very nice!
3/22/2006 9:15:30 AM by Joseph Sands | Comments (8)

Juggling JamisonWork

Not atually juglling, but you know what I mean. I don't know if anyone has tried this, but it's a bit of a struggle trying to get a business going and having a child to care for. Not that I don't like having Jamison around, but I want to always put him and any other kids first before work. I guess this has always been a struggle in the human race. So what I need to do is make sure I trust God and give everything to Him first. Just had to sort it out on virtual paper. Thanks for letting me "vent" :). Love you guys. P.S. Should I tkae some photo classes? Lucas and I were discussing it? What do y'all think?
3/1/2006 12:00:00 PM by Lucas & Bec Carey | Comments (3)


Today, I am $20,103 ahead of everyone in South Dakota in profit numbers. Nice!
3/1/2006 7:43:08 AM by Joseph Sands | Comments (3)

My Life as It WereWork

Hi all! I'm gonna finally let you all know what's been up with this soul lately. For one thing I'm up... @ 1am on a Friday night!

I told a couple of ya a "life changing" event that happened to me a week ago Thursday... life changing in the fact that my ideas and motives are gradually developing due to this event.

So what happened? Well it all began as a typical day @ my workplace: loading carts with furniture, then pulling them in and out of the truck in orderly fashion with every precaution as to keep the furniture as in tact as possible. I was barely waking up after having an uneasy night's rest, and I was rather keeping to myself in deep thought....which happens a lot with the work I do. So whatdya know, the third truck pulls in about 9am and my crew and I begin to take it over like a bunch of crazy baboons. After unloading for a minute or two, in walks the truck driver... and he shouted out an "old buddy" greeting, "Hey Zach!" in his heavy, middle eastern accent.

Now this man...I now know his name is Hamseh...and he and I have chatted a couple of times before when he drives in every so often, maybe the last about a month back. During those brief talks, I happened to have my Bible open while on break in the break room! He then began questioning as to what I was reading, what it said and what I believed from God's Word. Then he asked me a peculiar - yet reasonable - question, "What does the Bible say about other religions and how a Christian should treat those who don't believe the same as they do?"

Please continue on to part II of my laborsome but hopeful story!...
6/11/2005 1:16:06 AM by Zach Sands | Comments (7)

The dilemma: Do what you love or love what you do...Work

Hey all! I have been working for General Mills for the last 4 weeks. I left the University of Minnesota because I wanted to take more risk and prevent my life becoming habitual. Well, it's been great thus far but, I don't love programming. It pays the bills and then some. On a normal day, I stare down a computer and 4 cubicle walls for 9 hours. Normally, a stare down is fun because you can laugh and joke with the opponent and covertly attempt to make them blink. In this case, I always lose and so look forward to getting off work. Weekends are also an oasis in a busy world.

So, do I want to stay in programming for the rest of my life? No. To be a side job to bring in money while I do something more fulfilling with more human interaction would be ideal.

Then, at lunch today, Elizabeth reminded me that whatever I do, let it be done as unto God and not unto men. Therein lies purpose and transcendence.
5/26/2005 8:56:40 AM by Ted Sands | Comments (6)