When I Was Young, Busted Knees, No Helmets, No Limits

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My name is Rick Arnold. I'm from Oregon. Before becoming a missionary with Ministries of the Cross in Honduras, I worked as an aviation electronics technician.

My wife, Maria, is originally from Honduras. She is a graduate of the Missionary program at Victory College in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and had previously been on over ten short term mission trips.

We have been missionaries in Honduras since 2018.

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Rick Arnold

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Having No Fear

2021-02-05 - Friday - 07:50 PM - Facebook Post

In My Lifetime, all I can say is thank God for a new year full of blessings and of No Fear.

Today, the 5th of February of 2021, is the date I was born back in 1983 in Forest Grove, Oregon, USA.

Today is the date I was born

But in a different time

In a different age and century
Graduated at the turn of the century
Now at 21 years past the 21st century
When I was young
Busted knees, no helmets, no limits
High fives, handshakes, pinkie swears, wet willies
Outside all day, every day, slim and fit
Taught by our parents to have - No Fear
Because life is not fair and not easy
Courageous and confident
Ready for whatever comes ahead
Fast forward to today
Kids have helmets, knee pads, masks, face shields, anti-bacterial gel
No high fives, handshakes or friendships allowed
5 minutes outside a month, overweight and unmotivated
On their tablets playing video games, watching youtube and mindless Tik Tok videos all day every day
Taught by their overprotective parents to be be afraid of anyone and everyone and of life itself
Because CNN says that the world is a scary place
Afraid, anxious, severely limited and psychologically vulnerable
In a bubble and totally unprepared for the future
In my lifetime
We've come from a wonderful place
To a place I barely recognize

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Hi there to you and Maria. Thank your brother for onboarding @joeyarnold !
2021 started of as a great blog year not on the least because you decided to join! So Welcome to the Hive. It’s a true movement and blockchain, and I love that you decided to join us here. You will have fun blogging and vlogging I promise. And the garden will have some great tags to blog in about that hobby.
But in the beginning it’s hard and new and maybe you need help. We have amazing people here and a help discord if you need it. I love blogging, been here for three years already. But always be carefull with all your passwords, Never give those up !! I speak from experience !
I use Peakd to post to Hive, but Ecency is also a possibility. It’s a website, mobile and desktop application that improves your experience on Hive. If you are interested for Android download : https://android.ecency.com, for iOS: https://ios.ecency.com, for desktop: https://desktop.ecency.com apps that helps you to connect, and that’s what we do here !
You can also earn to promote and boost your content. Again If you are interested https://ecency.com just some extra information in this early start of your journey here! Last hive.blog is an option too.
Good luck with with hive experience and I Will See you around and may you find here what you are looking for. Just remember that all good things come in good time and never giving up is THE key to big succes on the Blockchain. Also you could join the the Terminal discord, as I said before we help there with problems or questions, for free don’t worry. Or visit @heyhaveyamet for more new arrivals, all are in the same phase that might be helpful or reassuring. Newbie exposure in the beginning very important.
Let me know if this was helpfull or if you need more help, see you in Discord
the Terminal. Here is the invite again its totally free,
Greeting from the Netherlands
@ Brittandjosie

Good luck to you as the new arrival, may hive become your new life !