December 31, 2006
As was reported, we have added the Gym station and Road Work station. You can find these “Life Train” station stops (pages) located in the right most column of this “blog” located under “MAIN”.
As you recall, part of Chuckie’s Challenge begins with a focus on improving physical fitness, one step at a time. PLEASE see your Doctor first before beginning your personal training process.
Plan to take participate in Chuckie’s Challenge?Â Please let me know so I can add you to the list to pray for “OUR” mental/emotional and physical victories for 2007!Â Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.Â Scroll down for more details on the challenge.Â We can do this!
December 29, 2006
As you are probably gathering, each Friday night we go on a date. Aren’t dates with me great in that you don’t even have to give me a kiss goodnight!
Glad you could get off work early bcause, tonight we are going to do something spontaneous. A big surprise!
Here I am at your door, taxi at the wait. I have to tell you to go back and jump in some jeans and sneaks, lot’s of walking tonight. Off to the airport. Sixty minutes later we land at LaGuardia.
First up, “Dream Girls” on 42nd (Broadway). Afterwards a slice of New York Pizza. Next a stroll around the city to take in a few sites; not to worry, if something jumps off, “I’LL” run for help!.
Later we catch a cab down to the village where we catch an impromptu show at a small quaint Jazz Club, Check em out! I think these guys are “WAY COOL!”, something different… Make sure you watch the drummer very close, this guy is incredible!Â Hope you njoy! Then come back for the rest of the date….
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On the plane back home we fall asleep on each other. I wake up first, you still look cute even with that little dripple slobber coming out the side of your mouth. let’s see, careful now…Yeah Baby! “3 pointer!” …and the crowd goes wild! Score! slipped you a tic tac and didn’t even wake you…
This date shouldn’t end so it’s off to the diner for breakfast. We talk for hours. The waitress is getting mad cause we are taking up space in her station. Not to worry, we’ll tip her well. As we talk you do something SO sexy…you rub your little stinky toes up and down my leg under the table. Note to self, lil stinky toes feel good!
…Next week…get those dancing shoes and that “Black” dress ready!
December 28, 2006
I learned a very vaulable lesson today.Â Check out who made the honor roll today, and how they did itÂ while teaching me a valubale lesson on my drive in to work today!Â See the “Honor Roll” on the right under “MAIN”.
There’s a growing tradition here on the Train; Friday night date night with Chuckie! I don’t want to grow up to be an old man with cats, so I’ve decided (at least in my mind) that I would go on a date each Friday night won’t you join me?
Friday night date night w/Chuckie promises to be a good one this week. We’ve got a long weekend coming up so I thought whomever would grant me a date this Friday would get a special treat! So dress casual and tell your mother not to wait up! make sure you check back tomorrow night, “Date night W/Chuckie!”.
If you haven’t already checked it out, check out the first date night below.
Guys I have some plans for us on Saturdays; Coming soon, “Da Boyz Club!”.
December 27, 2006
If you scroll down to the Post “Chuckie’s in Luv!”… Click on the link there or below to see my wife to be. Well, …ok, Let’s just say I have a few loose ends to tie up…I haven’t actually met her yet…and I have not actually proposed….
Click here to meet her:
Psalms 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
As we continue to build towards the drop of the ball, 2007, so too the challenge, my challenge to myself and my fellow passenger’s on this train called “Life”, the Life train. The train owned by no one, for everyone. Today’s addition to the Challenge kit deals with forgiveness. The Bible speaks of looking at the speck in another’s eye, neglecting the plank in our own. Sometimes we get so caught up in the wrong and hurt that other’s have caused us, that we neglect to look at the error of our ways.
This New Years, I am going to write a letter to those that I need to forgive; I am going to write out in detail how I was hurt. I am going to ask God for the strength to forgive and forget. Then I am going to take the 8 count, pray over the letter, and then burn it as a ceremonial acknowledgment that it is done. The intent is to forgive so that I may be forgiven. Then I am going to write a second letter of offering. This one being the most important. I am going to recall all those that “I” need to receive forgiveness. I am going to pray over this letter asking for God’s forgiveness, in Jesus name, that the hearts of these people be touched by the Holy Spirit and they will be led to forgive me.
I’d like to make a bunch of excuses, and I have. Specifically I lean on “Hurting people, hurt people”. But, you know what; the fact of the matter is sometimes we just have to own up to the fact that we were wrong, Fact is, there has been just one person on this earth who walked on water, “AND DID NOT GET WET”. I’ve come to the conclusion that as long as we have breath in our bodies there will be hurt, hurt to and fro.
Sometimes I feel like the Apostle Paul, when he said in Roman’s, what I know to do, I donâ€™t and what I know not to do, well I struggle… Well, I think we all have that we have thorn in our side, like the one Paul asked god three times to remove, which keeps us from getting us so high and mighty that we don’t forget from whom our blessings come…can I get just one Amen?.
Thus I say, thank God for the grace. This New Testament grace, the grace provided at the cross. When asked, Jesus said we should love one another. So, I encourage you to let go and let God.
Challenges weren’t meant to be easy. If they were, why would they be a challenge? Perhaps you’ll have to stretch out a bit to accept this challenge; again meant just as much for myself. I encourage you to at least consider it.
Now, I know there are a lot of folks out there who have it all together. I implore you to give thanks for the blessings bestowed upon you. I’d also ask that you please pray for those of us who are still a work in progress. Please join us in prayer. Pray for those who take the Challenge. The challenge to basically do a self assessment, put some physical and mental things in motion. …and may God get the glory.
Psalms 51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? 2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
December 26, 2006
Here we are, once again, time for the annual New Year’s resolutions. I won’t assume that everyone is like me. However, I do set goals with myself, for myself each year. Some never leave the proverbial paper I write them on, but that’s ok. So we make 10 and achieve 5. Let’s celebrate the five victories (see the glass half full) instead of the five we missed (glass half empty).
Albert Einstein once said, “Action without thought is a form of insanity; Thought without action is a crime.”
I want to challenge you this year. Let’s put some thought into 2007 this week. How can we resolve to be better for ourselves, so that we can be better for others? That is part of “Chuckie’s Challenge”. If we fail to plan, we plan to fail.
I want to ask you to take “Chuckie’s Challenge”. The challenge includes taking the 8 count this New Year’s Eve (See The “8” count below). At midnight, take 2006 in your hands, reflect and put it in the water. Together, let’s hop on the train, life’s train with a new resolve and motivation to be the best we can be.
I am going to add a couple of pages over the next few days to give you some food for thought, some encouragement if you will for “our” breakout year of 2007. So, tell your friends to get their ticket for the “Life Train” in 2007. All aboard, it’s time to ride, the “Life Train!”.
One of the first pages will be called “The Gym”. The gym will provide you with little tid bits on easing back into or increasing and improving your time at the gym for maximum productivity.
Another page will be entitled “Road Work”. This page will deal with one of the most successful things I have found in my plight to run (or walk in this case) from that “Old Fatguy” (MWAH, that would be me). W-A-L-K-I-N-G!! It costs nothing, equipment investment is minimal and the benefits can be astounding.
I have found (as you know or will know) that there is a direct correlation between the physical, mental and emotional state. Even the bible says that a little exercise is good. So, my initial focus for the first two pages encompass the physical. To take “Chuckie’s Challenge” you will need some mental clarity. Physical activity brings about stamina and energy which, as you will see gives you mental clarity to make 2007 “OUR” breakout year. So, our first station stop will be at Station “Physical”. Future stops to include station mental and emotional during our 2007 Journey.
Part of “Chuckie’s Challenge” in 2007 includes your making a personal resolve to meet at least one, preferably many more, but just one stranger. Not just someone that you know. Step out of the comfort zone and meet one stranger. The intent is to tell them about the son of the great “I AM!”. Since the train left the station we’ve had over 2000 passengers take a ride (stats from the number of hits to this site). For example’s sake, let’s cut that ridership in half to 1000. Can you imagine how the angels in heaven would be rejoicing if 1000 of those folks told at least one person, and at least half of those folks made a commitment to Christ? We’d have 500 souls in just two months who would have life, eternal life, and life more abundantly. Ok, I’ll stop there, don’t want to get preachy. However, there will be some things left in “The Church” to help facilitate your meeting. Remember…”Each One, Reach One!”
As we countdown these final ticks of 2006 I will continue to inform you about “Chuckie’s Challenge!”. Let me know if you plan on boarding this New Year’s eve. Tickets are always free! We can add more cars so tell your friends…”Dude, you got your ticket!”, or “GurlFriend, 2007 is my year!”, “I’m riding, THE LIFE TRAIN!”. “Get your ticket at Chuckie Daniel dot com!
I want to share one final thing with you. I am going to be just a bit vulnerable here so you know that I am not some self-righteous no it all. “Chuckie’s Challenge”, …it’s as much for me as it will hopefully be for you.
I had to take some time off over the last two years. I had a catastrophic event that left me decimated. So, I had to take the eight count. I had to put it on auto-pilot if you will. Life can deal you some interesting challenges. I often reflect on the now famous print where there are two footprints in the sand. Well, the person asks Jesus, Lord where were you when there was only one set of footprints in the sand? As you know, the parable goes that it was at that time Jesus was carrying the person. As I look at the fish I am about to release this New Years eve, I will reflect on the times when I just was NOT strong enough to go on any further. I just could not take another step. Thankfully, Jesus was there. He was all I had.
Now I think I can hold your hand…
I pray there will be two sets of footprints in the sand…
I Love you and I thank you…your child — Chuckie
Remember, for 2007, …The journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step. It’s now time to focus, for us all… …more later
December 25, 2006
James Brown Died this morning from complications of Pneumonia.
December 24, 2006