Tag Archives: Personal

4 Attitudes I Wish I Had Earlier as a DBA

  Outside of Work is Really Important This one is first and longest  for a reason. Time – it keeps going. It doesn’t pause while you have a busy month at the office. That means the things that matter the most in life keep happening. Whether you are there or not. Right now. Right this moment – especially […]

The Veil Was Torn

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom… (Matthew 27:50-51) When this post goes live it will be Easter Sunday – resurrection sunday. The day that Christians throughout the world celebrate the […]

2011 – A Look Back Professionally

2011 was a year of changes for me professionally. It was a good year, I definitely didn’t do as many blog posts as I should have, though. Like I’ve talked about before in my sappy 2010 year end wrap up, sometimes you forget where you’re going if you don’t take a look back at where […]

I’m Thankful For: Grace

I’m a broken person. I fall short of God’s Holy standard on a daily basis and that’s the definition of sin. I make mistakes. Like Paul described in Romans 7, I often find myself doing the thing I don’t want to do and not doing the thing I want to do. That’s why I’m ending […]

I’m Thankful For: Perspective

This is Thanksgiving week here in the US. This week, I am going to try and share a post each day about something I’m thankful for. We’ll start today with perspective – Why I’m thankful for it and why I think you’d benefit from some looking back with perspective in mind as you contemplate whatever […]

Unbroken – A book review

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. I have been quite busy in the first couple months of working for myself. I suppose that is a great problem to have and I’ll be back to technical blogging soon, I promise. I’ve spoken for a PASS Virtual Chapter, I’m speaking At SQL Saturday 89 in […]

I Grew Up Before My Very Eyes

I am stealing this topic from two sources. One is a tweet I just saw from Jose Chinchilla (@SQLJoe on twitter) where he announced “Blog post coming soon: “2000-2010 a Decade in Retrospect” Milestones in my personal life and career: A wife, 2 daughters, #SQL and Twitter.” The other is an idea that Janice Lee […]