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Saturday, February 1, 2014

2014 Week 5: What Inspires You?

2014 Week 5: What Inspires You?
I'm inspired by the warmth of home and family in the cold winter.

I'm inspired especially this year by the story of a young colt becoming a majestic champion. I listen to the Secretariat theme music multiple times per day.

I'm inspired by love, by virtue, by character.

What inspires you? What calls you to passionate engagement with your life purpose?


But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
Carpe Diem: Seize the Day!

2014 Week 5: What Inspires You?

By Evan Nehring

I'm inspired by all sorts of things. I've chosen this year to put those things before me to raise my hopes and energy every day.

I'm inspired by the handiwork of the Creator, and the Redeemer.

I'm inspired by the warmth of home and family in the cold winter.

Photo Credit: Tilemahos Ephthimiadis on Flickr Creative Commons

I'm inspired especially this year by the story of a young colt becoming a majestic champion. I listen to the Secretariat theme music multiple times per day.

I'm inspired by superheroes.

I'm inspired by hobbits.

I'm inspired by the earthy, heavenly truth of the old and new testaments.

I'm inspired by William Wilberforce and George Washington.

I'm inspired by my parents.

I'm inspired by my children.

I'm inspired by love, by virtue, by character.

What inspires you? What calls you to passionate engagement with your life purpose?

Perhaps your inspiration will inspire me too.

Here's the week 5 version of my goal updates for 2014. Forty seven weeks to go.

1. Personal Energy

Secretariat gets all but one of my days these past 2 weeks. I've been sick...ish. I was able to move pretty well. I'm not interested in not moving. Seems like the decision to live with passion and energy is one of the keys to doing it.



Goal for 2 weeks: faithfully record daily energy, hoping for all Secretariat, all Big Red.

2. Road Trip Road Trip

The major accomplishment of this half month is the setup of a complete Gantt chart project document for the publishing of the book. Second draft editing has gone faster than I expected. The multimedia presentations are taking a bit longer. They're good, though. I'm excited about shifting gears to getting out this story of making the big decisions of young adulthood with integrity as a Jesus follower.

Goals for 2 weeks:

  • Finish 1.5 speaking presentations for the Labor and Leadership sections (notes and PowerPoint)
  • Begin work on my speaking press kit
  • Continue second draft read through, making quick corrections and task notes
  • Begin praying for illustrator, create illustrator agreement, and contact an illustrator
There's some room in the project timeline for changes. That said, I intend to keep things moving!

3. House

OK, I uploaded all of our digital home videos to private YouTube channels for backup. It's pretty neat that we can now pull all of those up on our TV and phones as well.

Goals for 2 weeks:
  • Install the tile work for Jason's bedroom desktop. I've got all the supplies but I may need to learn a bit about this as I go. Excited to get this done!

Blog Goodness - Poverty, Core Values

My poverty posts on income equality have stirred up a few things. As I've mentioned elsewhere, I'm determined to pursue truth no matter where it goes. All truth is God's truth.

Core values checkup will be my next post.

Feeling inspired...

Comments are always welcome!

What inspires you? What calls you to passionate engagement with your life purpose?

Perhaps your inspiration will inspire me too.

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