Friday, February 15, 2008

i've been a half-hearted christian

dear friends, i know some of you are thinking pretty highly of me. this is only an indication how easy it is to live a half-hearted christian life while making everyone believe that one is on fire for Jesus.

friends, i have to confess that i am a half-hearted christian. no, i didn't deceive anyone consciously and this is beside the point anyway. the point is that i want to make a new start, humbling myself, and letting God work in me. i know i am weak and try to evade His searching eye very often but He is stronger and He knows ways to bring me to Him. I want to follow Him again full-heartedly and be honest with myself, you and Him.

in weakness,
harry

a personal scrum

i'm a very disorganized person who is hopeless when it comes to planning or keeping track of things. nevertheless, over the last year and more i've learned a process that is helpful and works for people as disorganized as me. it's the scrum process.

often enough i've come to the realization that my personal life needs better planning but i never managed to do anything about it. i want to try to use the scrum process for that. i want to create "stories" (projects to do), divide them into tasks and give good estimates to the whole thing. the idea is to use sticky notes on a wall in my apartment to do this. then i commit to a few "stories" over the next two weeks and knock them down task by task, a bit every day. over time this will give me a good idea of how much i'm capable of doing and it will give me bite-sized tasks that can be done without getting overly side-tracked. in addition i can measure progress which is gonna be a confidence booster.

i'll keep you posted on how this works.