Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sieze the day

Today is yours. Today is mine. Life is not about regrets, life is about second chances. Each new day brings on another opportunity for us to do something better, to live for more, to be who we are created to be. You are loved. I love you, way more importantly than that, God loves you. This is your chance, today is here, waiting for you to use it, whereas tomorrow is a liar. Tomorrow may never come. Take what's yours, take this day and use it to it's full potential. "Freedom is love without condition." - Reese Roper

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Oh man.

Wow, the past three days have been probably some of the best of my life. They have been full of tons of cheesy horror movies, no sleeping, coffee, Mountaineer breakfast (at actual breakfast hours!), good friends, great conversation and experimental cooking on my part. That's something else I've been trying to do lately, I'm trying to branch out with my cooking and learn to whip up some new stuff. I think my next purchase is going to be an electric Wok so I can learn some stir frys and all that good stuff. So yeah, today is nice, you should listen to your favorite song and give someone a hug.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Zach Haugh is the smartest man alive...

...and I am the dumbest. He told me this song was amazing, and I just listened to it today for the first time, even though I've had this CD forever. [Listened as in actually paying attention to the song, the lyrics, everything.] Damien Rice - I Remember

I remember it well
The first time that I saw
Your head around the door
'Cause mine stopped working

I remember it well
There was wet in your hair
I was stood in the stairs
And time stopped moving

I want you here tonight
I want you here
'Cause I can't believe what I found
I want you here tonight
I want you here
Nothing is taking me down, down, down...

I remember it well
Taxied out of a storm
To watch you perform
And my ships were sailing

I remember it well
I was stood in your line
And your mouth, your mouth, your mouth...

I want you here tonight
I want you here
'Cause I can't believe what I found
I want you here tonight
I want you here
Nothing is taking me down, down, down...

Except you my love. Except you my love...

Come all ye lost
Dive into moss
I hope that my sanity covers the cost
To remove the stain of my love
Paper maché

Come all ye reborn
Blow off my horn
I'm driving real hard
This is love, this is porn
God will forgive me
But I, I whip myself with scorn, scorn

I wanna hear what you have to say about me
Hear if you're gonna live without me
I wanna hear what you want
I remember December
And I wanna hear what you have to say about me
Hear if you're gonna live without me
I wanna hear what you want
What the hell do you want?

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I need to focus more on God's time. I don't do that nearly enough. All I do is worry and piss and moan about what's going on with me right now, without even looking at the bigger picture. I need to refocus. I need to realize how blessed I am. I need to believe. I need to love my friends more. I need to love my family more. I need to love everyone more. I need to give my life purpose instead of waiting for purpose to find my life. I need to stop talking about it and start acting on it.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Who wants in?

Andrew and I are on a quest to buy and watch all the Friday the 13th movies. This journey was inspired by our friend Matt Jenkins watching all the Nightmare on Elm Street flicks a while back. If anyone wants to join us in this, let us know as it will probably be one of the most amazing things we ever do.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I love free stuff.

I just discovered lots of podcasts that I should have been listening to for a long time. I've got a lot of work to do.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Open wide my door, my Lord... whatever makes me love You more.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Brandt Russo Interview

When The Bridge had Brandt in Charleston, they filmed an interview with him, so here it is.

1 John 4:20 - If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Better late than never.

The other day I woke up at 4:00 to one of my friends calling me. We talked for a little bit and then when I got off the phone I wasn't able to go back to sleep at all. I spent some time catching up on the new episode of the office and then finally getting up around 6:00 and going to sit on the back porch and doing something that I haven't done in a really long time. With a less than light heart, I opened my Bible, just seeing what I would open to. Psalms 119 was what presented itself to me, so I read. Everything I read was something that I needed to hear (or in this case read) and I came to a realization that I wish I had come to a long time ago. I've grown up going to church and stuff, and I've always been a pretty good kid and all that, but it wasn't until then that I realized that if I don't first find my joy in the Lord, I'm not going to find joy in anything else at all. I just hope that I really follow through with trying to accomplish this and get into reading the Bible more and do some other stuff that I've been talking to Andrew about trying to start up. I would appreciate prayer for this aspect of my life. As this aspect will mold everything else I do.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Once upon a time,

Austin Kleon made "blackout" poems with newspapers and I thought they were pretty cool.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

...I need it's noises in my ear.

Summer is here. I'm pretty happy that I don't have classes for about 3 months, and that I have camp to look forward to in July. As soon as I secure a job, I'll definitely feel better about it all though. I just got moved in to a new place by the park, so that's nice, and as soon as my allergies calm down, I'll be most likely spending a lot of time walking over there and hanging out outdoors more often. I guess for now I'm just spending most of my days listening to music and having good conversations with friends and I can't really think of much better things to be doing. I guess things are pretty good right now. That feels good to say.