Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mustache CONTEST!!

I'm trying to win a mustache contest for one of my Young Life kids. The prize is a snowboard, I wanna win this thing for my YL kid so bad. If you wanna vote for my picture, log into FaceBook and vote for my mustache!!!

Log into Get Wet's FACEBOOK PAGE and click (LIKE) on my mustache picture. Here is their link!/pages/Get-Wet-Boardshop/153721484654556

Monday, May 31, 2010



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

last club

Tonight was our last YL club. We had over 1,300 water baloons. Just imagine how amazing it was! I can't wait to take these kids to camp.


Monday, May 17, 2010

A wall and some rain

You see that wall? I built that wall. Not the base of it, and a couple of the columns, but the majority of it I placed with my hands. Carefully setting each block one by one. I couldn't tell you how many bricks, stones, and river rock I personally moved over the weekend. It would be in the TON'S though. Seriously, that much. I was working at my bosses house. So many of his neighbors stopped by to say how good everything looked. It made me feel good. Today was the last official BSF meeting. Next week will be "share" week. Or something like that. I am looking forward to it for sure. BSF has been so good for me. To be in the Bible daily is such a good thing. I totally understand how it must be a daily discipline for any Christian. No if's ands or butt's to it. It is a life changing decision.

I love the Lord my God with all my strength, soul, and mind. BAM BABY! Bed time.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I have a right to be tired today.

I worked my butt off today. Not literally, because I still have a but (not much of one though). It was good though. I went into work today at 8:00AM, and didn't plan on working till much past noon or 1. I ended up working way past that time. lol, which is good because I can help out with bills and what not. I'm just saying. . . . it was a lot of work.

When I got home though, I had a little surprise waiting for me on FaceBook. . . it sort of blew my mind. So get this. Like 7 years ago, back when I was 16 years old, I went on this missions trip to Saltillo Mexico with my Youth Group. And my Youth Pastor told us not to fall in love with anyone. . . . well, I did not listen. lol, I fell in love with a local girl named Nohemi. Some drama happened, and I ended up kissing her. In reality it was all pretty innocent, but I was heart broken to leave her under those conditions. YEARS AND YEARS GO BY. I never really completely forgot about her. Definately didn't stay in love with her, but always wondered about her. BAM, today, she found me on FaceBook and wrote me a message. I was blown away. Pretty cool though. WAY TO GO TECHNOLOGY!!

going to bed. . . . working in the morning. . . . tis a good thing though. . .

Friday, May 14, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

post # 1,111

There comes a time in every mans life when he posts his 1,111 BLOG post. Right? Okay, maybe not. But, This is my 1,111th post. That is a whole lot. Dang. It seems like only yesterday when I was posting about parties and chillen with Chris. Wow how life has changed since October of 2006. I went out to dinner, excuse me, my parents took me out to dinner tonight. It was a good time. Now, they are not smiling in this picture, but they smiled most of the evening. I love my mom and dad. They are the reason I am who I am. I can say that with pride too. The the bad kind of pride, but the good kind of pride.

Today, it was really wet at work. Man, we have been getting a lot of rain lately. Spreading mulch in the rain gets really messy too, let me tell you.

G'Night ya'll

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

productive Tuesday

Today I got off work early because of the rain. I felt I proved myself by taking a little inituitive and fixing an irrigation leak. I knew how because of my internship @ Lost Canyon last summer. So. . . . I got a lot done today. I hung out with a two kids & was just productive. The day ended with me having a really difficult talk with someone who I didn't want to have it with. Sometimes being a leader sucks. BUT, God gives strength where we don't see it, and he is soo good.

p.s. Please say a prayer for a man named Mel. He is having some scarry health issues and it is impacting his family especially hard.


Monday, May 10, 2010

tilling anyone?

Today I worked with Larry. It was just me and Larry (that is him in the back of the picture), and we got a lot done. I did a whole lot of tilling, I noticed that while I tilled, I prayed and thought a lot. I liked that a lot. Larry is a good old guy. I enjoy him and super love it when he talks about his grandchildren. Also, he kept stroking my ego by telling me he wouldn't work with anyone else but me. It was a good day. long day, but a good day. It ended with me going to BSF, which is almost over!! My friend and fellow YL leader came to the start up class. I'm super excited to go through it with him next year.



Thursday, May 06, 2010


This is really something. So, if you remember my friend Brooks (if you don't, look at my 10/1/09,2/8/10 posts) , you will probably remember his wife. Her name is Mi Mi (not her actual name, and that's not her actual hair). They are both Liberian refugees out of Africa. They have 5 beautiful children. 3 little girls, and 2 boys (elementary). I love this family. God has placed me in their lives to help and do what I can for them. It is so cool because Mi Mi has never really opened up to me before. Well, today, she opened up big time. I was over at their apartment helping to hook up a computer, and this thing called Magic Jack (phone that works through your computer). After I got done hooking it up, Mi Mi and I started talking. She has so many stories. This woman is not only strong, she has wisdom that goes far beyond my comprehension. The atrocities this woman has seen is hard for me to even wrap my mind around. I am so blessed that she respects me enough to divulge all that information to. She told me things that I physically had my mouth open while I listened, literally. She spoke with passion, and I could tell she needed to get some things off her chest. I need to get her and Brooks out to eat dinner on their own. I wanna try and get them a gift card to somewhere like Applebee's and offer to babysit for them for an evening. I am very blessed by this couple. She said some things that blew me away, things I didn't really understand. Like how her grandmother is from the Liberian royal blood line. Yes, like the queen. Again, my mouth is just hanging open. But, she also told me many personal, extremely sad stories. She shared directly from her heart. Again, I was extremely blessed.

Ohhhh, check this out. While I was at Walgreen's picking up some things for Brooks computer, I got a phone call from my old boss Mark Nolot. He called me to see if I wanted a summer position back at Vision Scapes!! WHOOP WHOOP, I GOT A SUMMER JOB!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Bible study & cereal club

Right after Snider got out of school, I went over and picked up the three amigos. It twas some solid time. We learned a great lesson. I think the lesson we learned was a bit of, "All for one, and one for all." When one is struggling, it should never be internalized and kept out of the light. We have to bring forward these "issues" so that they can be dealt with. It is so good when things are dealt with. God heals the deepest of issues. Today was also our second to last CLUB. Simply put, "CEREAL CLUB!" It was so awesome, a whole bunch of high school kids, and like 15'ish boxes of cereal. Dig in, mix and match different types to find your favorite combination. It was so much fun!

I love the CLUB atmosphere because it provides a super safe place for the kids to hang out and just be themselves. It is a place for kids to experience Christ. The awesome thing is this, most of the time, they don't even know that they are experiencing Christ. They love the way they feel, they love being able to do things they don't get to do any place else, but they don't even know it is Christ that is providing them the peace they so desire. Ryan gave the talk tonight, and he incorporated some guitar playing into the message. It was truly amazing to see God's hand doing so many different things in so many different kids. I'm not kidding, God is powerful, I want to submit to him more and more. In my life, I ask, What can possibly be more important than spreading His love?

Monday, May 03, 2010

joyful noise

Honestly, I should totally be studying right now. I have my final in COM 318 in 1.5 hours, but this is really important to me. Last night, Bryson and I hung out at this dudes house. The dude was Christ Lee. And it was a RESPONSE session at his house. Blew my socks off. It was a powerful time of worship with people from all different walks of life.

While I was worshiping, God just put it on my heart to do a little journal time. So, mid-worship, I grabbed my journal and went to my knees and started to write. This is what I came up with.

"When confronted by the presence of the Holy Spirit, I see joy. Dancing comes naturally. There is no age limit. There are no boundaries, there is only love. Doubt does not reign here in this place. Grace comes through the veins of strings and vocals seeking only to make a joyful noise and usher in a satisfaction that only God Almighty himself can bring. This is where I want to live. This is where I want to build my home. I belong here, I am satisfied. This joy, this worship, finds parts of me I've not uncovered before. God brought me here. At last, I know what it means to have Heaven on Earth. Thank you Father! There is no understanding or comprehension to worship. It stems from a deep place, a place that man sometimes appreciates, but God always smiles at. A completely proud and beautiful smile, like when a father smiles at his new born baby for the first time. It brings joy and untainted discovery of the true being of Christ and His majesty. Warmth in a cold world."

That is what I have to say. Wait, one more thing. I PASSED SPANISH!!! I passed with at least a C, but maybe a B-. Just depends on the outcome of the FINAL. I was so excited about that.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

running anyone?

Okay, so check this out. Today, my day was jam packed. It was seriously non-stop till like 10'ish. I started out at this church called Envision Life Center. I really needed to go to this church for many reasons. I will say some of those reasons, but won't really go into explanation about the "why's" because this it's my party, and I can cry if I want to.

I went to Envision because I needed to let go of my pride. I needed to experience what I had heart so much about, and what I had created such strong feelings about without actually being a part of. So, I went. The message was amazing. I took a whole page of notes about it, and it was truly amazing. The worship was a little over the top for my personal taste, but I can see how people could really dig that. It was like a Christian rock concert. :-) Twas a good thing for me to experience. Changed a lot.

After that. . . . .
I went to school where they were doing this thing called the Mastodon Stomp. Young Life used it as a fund raiser to help kids make money for camp. It went so good. In the picture above, you can see we were doing our stretch thing. I made sure the kids worked out their butt muscles, and yes, I did show them how to stretch that out. I demonstrated in front of the giant circle. There was a lot of people there. I walked for 2 miles, and that was enough for me. It was 3 miles for the competitors, but I was just supporting the kids. Very cool to see all those kids out there trying to raise money for camp. SUPER AWESOME FOR A LEADER TO SEE THAT MUCH INTEREST BY HIGH SCHOOL KIDS!!!

At 3:00 I peaced out to go meet up with this girl named Lynn Altevogt. If you search this blog for Lynn, back in 2008 I went with Josh to Chipotle and talked about her. lol. It is crazy how life comes back at ya. Well, anyways, God put Lynn on my heart to help out with something BIG that he is using me in. BIG! It is a huge worship thing. BIG BIG BIG

Then me and the "front line" Young Life leaders went to Chipotle, and took the food back to someones house and we all had dinner. I got the chance to lead this meeting, and it was great. I got the chance to lift everyone up individually and God really used that. I love boosting people up in faith. Like I am a part of such an amazing ministry team. God is good. SO SO SO GOOD!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

it got brought!!

Wow, today was SOOO GOOD!! I mean seriously, when I don't think God is or can bring it anymore, I get my face blown off like WOOOOOWWWWWW! That happened, times ten today. Lemme start from the beginning. We had another fundraiser for Young Life kids to get them to camp. We mulched another house, and we mulched it real good. I love high school kids. I love watching God do things in their lives when they don't even recognize it. There is some kind of hidden and beautiful power in that. I get secret enjoyment by watching that little flame grown in them. It does something for me that words can't explain. So check it. . .

Those kids worked so hard, one of the Young Life leaders was like, "Hey, you guys worked so hard, i'm gonna take you out to eat at B'Dubs." And so off we went.

Okay, next thing. So I went home, spent some time with father and little doggy. Then off to a church. This church was kinda far away, I went to meet up with my friend Kyle, who plays on the worship team. It was a mellow service. But God was there. Then I went to go and experience my Saviour at this worship thing called RESPONSE. It was amazing. Totally amazing. Check this out.
> See that dude to the left? That is Chris Lee. Chris Lee loves the Lord a whole lot. He loves the Lord and knows how to show it. He is overflowing with the Grace God has lavished upon us all. Chris is just passionate because he has fully submersed himself in the Love of Christ. WOW! WOW! WOW! Tonight I experienced things in this worship time that blew me away. There was prophesying, there were tears/sobbing of joy, there was jumping, screaming, dancing, arm raising, and more tears of joy. There was heart felt songs of praise and worship coming from God's children. It was powerful. IT WAS CHRIST!!! It renewed something in me. Something I needed. Not something I lost, but something I needed a reminder of. Man I love the Lord. After the worship time, I went off to hang with some other friends. God gave me new eyes. I started seeing them the way Christ sees them. I started to see the honest, heart felt, expressions of LOVE that Christ expresses through all of us when we truly seek him. BUT, sometimes we cannot, or will not see it in others unless Christ has tuned our awareness a certain way. Well, I think he had me dialed in, because I kept feeling prompted to tell people what I saw. Maybe I was the crazy white boy, but maybe I was a gift from Christ that they needed.


Friday, April 30, 2010


Life has been uber busy, what with end of the semester and trying to get Young Life kids set up for camp. Speaking of getting Young Life kids to camp; last weekend we did this really great fundraiser, we mulched a committee members house. Dang we got super dirty.

And I have been so busy too. Dang, it seems like I am so jammed packed, I sometimes don't have time to think. Bible study, Young Life, school, finding a new church, trying to do right. Dang, life has been really real and in my face. My parents are still struggling finicially because of me, and that sucks. I am trusting in God, and I know it is going to be what he needs it to be. But, ya know, that's there.

I am loving my Lord though. I never get too busy for that. My time with God becomes more and more sincere each time I really get into it. I have been trying to really concentrate on me and God. It gets so hard sometimes though. I wanna just focus on Him and no one else. It can sometimes get really difficult though when there are sooo many distractions though. Not that any of the distractions are getting in the way of God, BUT, they can sometimes consume my 'me' time. I am pumped though. God's grace never ceases to amaze me. I take my last final on the 6th, I will be able to keep up on this here BLOG. It was nice though, to take a little break. I missed it though.

Sometimes growing means failing and starting from the basics. I can get so full of myself, that it causes me to lose focus on Abba. I hate losing focus on Abba. But, grace, GRACE is a beautiful thing. Something that all Christians need to at least try to keep in the forefront of their minds. It brings a smile to my soul. It brings peace to a heart that feels as if it sometimes is not enough. Grace is good. God is Grace.
This is me right now. I am hairy and messy lookin, well cuz i'm broke. (big sigh) I got another ticket, on campus, for not coming to a complete stop. It was real difficult for me. It is going to mess a bunch of stuff up (car insurance, ma$$ive fines, and other stuff), but that is the way it happened. I am just trying to still trust God in it all. It is what it is though. JUST STOP AT THE STOP SIGNS MIKEY!!!! lol, some people gotta learn the hard way. And, well, some people have to just keep movin on, even when life isn't fair. I am staying strong though, God is keeping me strong. God = LOVE!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The deed is done

Okay, alrighty then. So, as you can see above, I have sucessfully linked up Twitter with my BLOG. This means that now I can just post all my "tweets" directly to my BLOG. This is awesome because my BLOG has now evolved into a real time sort of electronic journal. You gotta love technology. It is like my BLOG just went from a AAA battery (off brand). . .
To this amazing massive and beautifully amazing and hugely awesome battery shown above. K? That is what just happened to my BLOG. UPGRADETASTIC! And it is all due to my cousins husband Drew. I don't have a problem admitting it drew, you were right, I should have done it a while ago. ;-)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Twitter is coming to my BLOG

ha ha ha ha, he he he
Soon enough Twitter is coming. I can't wait to be able to update in a way that is quick and efficient. Life has been so fulfilling lately. God, indeed, is doing something HUGE. I am simply amazed at how He is choosing to use me.

I have papers due soon. lol, I have lots of Young Life work to be done for kids and preparing them to go to camp. It is going to be an interesting next couple of months. I wish I could just press the fast forward button, but I am going to try to savor the moment.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

reaching kids

I need to link up TWITTER to this BLOG, that is all there is to it. Ryan & I went to a Jehova's Witness church just to show a kids G'Ma that we care about her grandson. It did something really awesome to Grandma, but if all we did was show this kid that we care that much, then it was all worth while. :~) And that is that.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I need to post on this thing

Okay, so even though I may not have hinted to the fact of stress/business, the fact of the matter is it has been 'upon' me. Why I sometimes put (' ') on words for emphasis, I do not know. But, the fact of the matter is that from Friday right on towards Tuesday at 1:30, I had been so extremely busy with school, school, school, Young Life, Young Life, Young Life, Young Life Conference, Young Life Conference, school (stressful partner), and so on, that I have just been running on almost depleted mode. Like and I understand that this is not abnormal, but when it sneaks up on you and you don't even realize it. Well, it sort of takes you by surprise. That is what happened. It happened when I walked out of childcare this morning. I just had to call my mom and say to her, "Mom, I feel strange. I feel like I should be doing more. I dunno, it's like I am feeling guilty, maybe like I should be doing more for God or something??" My mother in all her wisdom, pointed out exactly what was going on. She is such a good thing to have in my life. Truly a blessing. I love my mom.

So much is going on in my life. It is totally awesome. I really wish I could link up this new TWITTER thing with my BLOG. I can post pictures and all kinds of stuff on it. It is tight because it is quick and keeps everything up to date. It better reminds me of what exactly I am doing, going through, thinking about, and learning. Twitter is the way to go. Seriously, look me up on there. Chillerguy111 is my screen name. I'll get on it though. You just wait and see.

Life is so good though. God is doing some big big things. I'm loving it. Big time, seriously.

Okay, time to go to The Circle.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

ohhh man

Today was crazy. In all honesty, from 5:15am until now, like 10:30pm I have been straight BUSY. Not a minute to chill. Such an intense day. I got a huge project in. I did so much today.

And I got signed up for a twitter account. FOLLOW ME, if you choose to. Follow me by my twitter account name which is chillerguy111

Sunday, April 11, 2010

passion & authority. . . lol

This is so true (lol). I wonder how many hours I have logged blogging. Ohh, and by the way I made it back from Chi-town. It was so good.
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Yes, I am back to Fort Wayne. The weekend was really good. I am excited to finish up this semester now. It is going to be crunch time and I am gonna make it work. HERE WE GO NEXT 4.5 WEEKS!!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

chi-town (3)

This was my first year to Chicago for our yearly Student Staff Conference. Ohh it was extremely good. The picture above was taken from Navy Pier. It was such a beautiful day today. I mean amazingly beautiful. The weather, temperature, and people were so extremely perfect. What a day/weekend it was.
Yep, the three amigos (Ryan, Me, & Ben) had a real good time this weekend, learning how to be more effective leaders within Young Life. We were having amazing fellowship with like minded individuals. It was an extremely good weekend. Ohh, and the legit Chicago pizza. . . it was amazing. Sooo amazing. God is good people. He blesses and he loves. I love pizza.

Thursday, April 08, 2010


Ha ha ha, todays title is funny only to me. I get the inside joke. You might notice there is a little circular symbol at the end of every single BLOG post now. Well, this is not some strange happening. This was a very strategic decision on my part. Ya see, today I found a wonderful tool. A tool that is helping me to discover the true power of the internet. It is an amazing service you can find at It is truly amazing. I can't even begin to explain it. Truly it has changed the internet for me. Go to the site, download the tool bar. And begin to be amazed. Here are just some examples of the awesomeness.

There are so many more, and I had a truly amazing day today. TOMORROW I LEAVE WITH 2 OTHER YL LEADERS FOR A YL CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO!! WHOOP WHOOP

p.s. late update. . . It is 3:58AM and I am still stumbling, holy crap. I'm going to bed!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

good food and friends

Today was good. The weather was not as fire as yesterday. BUT, no matter. This day, I got the chance to hang with my buddy Kyle. It was a really fun experience. We worked out and I almost threw up. And then at 6:00 I went to Ryans house. We got together with our friend Alex and made a killer dinner. Well, Alex made the dinner. He is a pro chef, and knows how to get it DONE. Isn't that a tiiiggghhht picture? That is alex there cooking it up. You might ask yourself who were you cooking for? For our new friends!!! Dani is to the left and Destinie is to the right. Zack is not in the picture, but he was there also. I love these guys. And Destinie may very well be our first Black Young Life leader here in Fort Wayne. I'm excited!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Ta Ta

Holy SNAP the weather was amazingly good today. I mean it was like 80 with sun and warm wind and goodness I just didn't want it to end. It was so perfect outside today. I found myself on campus just walking around to walk around. It was truly amazing. I LOVE GOOD WEATHER! I love looking up into the sky and just thinking about how amazing God is. It is a little more difficult when it is cold and no sun, BUT, you can still see Him if you have the right eyes to see with.

8See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

Colossians 2:9-15 (speaks for itself)

9. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10. and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. 11. In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, 12. having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.

13. When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14. having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. 15. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

I played Basketball tonight after Campus Crusades for Christ. It was amazing. I suck at basketball though. I had a lot of fun. I need sleep now though. Ta Ta readers!

Monday, April 05, 2010

camp, video, tired

So I finally finished up on this video project I have been working on the the past two and a half weeks. It has been long hours in a computer lab doing editing, and this and that. BUT, I believe all my work has finally paid off. And, without my partners help I would like to add. It is sad I got stuck with the 'dud' of a partner. There was a lot of STICKY issues involved, but to say the least, I still have gotten stuck with all the work. And doing all the work is tough. All is well though. So right now with Young Life we are bustin to get kids signed up for camp. This year we are taking our kids to a camp in Detroit Lakes, MN. called Castaway Club. I am so excited for this summer. It is truly going to be an amazing opportunity for our kids. The awesome news is that to start out with we were only allowed to take 70 kids + leaders. But, because so many have been signing up so fast, we are now allowed to take 85 kids + leaders. I am so excited to see what God is going to do with all this.

God is good. I am tired. ohhh, one more thing. There is this girl. Her name is Laura Wight. I so want her to go to camp this summer. I know she has like a family thingy to go to this summer. But, dang what an amazing opportunity this summer would be for her. She could come out on top as a leader, but also be fed in ways that would stretch and grow her to new heights. What an amazing opportunity.
If a certain mother would be interested in gaining information about this camp, she could call me @ 433-1543 p.s. prayers are with you for Bruce. God's hand is at work, even when life is confusing. Trust in his unfailing love in all ways. Proverbs 3:5-6 rocks in hard situations that seem so confusing.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter is a fine day


Today started off with me going to church where I had the amazing opportunity to Baptize one of my Young Life guys. I have had the amazing opportunity to be with this guy for over a year, hanging out, studying the Bible, and just growing together. And today, I was amazed to be able to dunk him under the water. What a great and glorious God I serve!


What a great Easter I had too. I got together at Ben's house. There was probably about 20'ish college aged people there. There was tons of awesome food. And, it was so totally fun. We ate good, then towards the evening, we had a killer worship time. Goodness I had an awesome time. Then, towards the end some friends from The Circle showed up. It was awesome because our worship time really blessed them. There was a lot of blessings.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Windows 7

The other day I went golfing with this guy, Jonathon. It was real fun, although some jerks tried to ruin our time. I did the right thing, and instead of getting on their level of physical aggression & cursing I simply turned them into the pro shop and we got 2 rounds of 18 holes/w a cart for free. It was rad. It was fun & Dale & I had a good time.

Today, Saturday, I was lazy. I got a lot of couch time, installed Windows 7 on my laptop, and ate like it was my last day on earth. I seriously could go without eating the rest of the month & be okay. The night ended with me playing video games @ Nicky's house. We ended up getting into a really awesome God talk. It was sweet. God is good.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Life is so good. God is doing some amazing stuff.

It is late and I get to sleep in tomorrow. I am going to go to bed. Maybe I will upload pictures and fill this here BLOG in on what is up. But not right now.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

last supper

At campus crusades we re-created the last supper. It was pretty cool. It was long, but Tuesdays are real long anyways so it's all good. I'm trying real hard to love people right where they're at. yup yup.

Monday, March 29, 2010

My notes from BSF, right out of my note pad

Oneness In Christ
John 17:6-26
  • These verses, especially when Jesus prays for us, his believers; shows how amazingly much God cares for us (his believers/followers).
[Why has God valued me @ such a high price?]
- This is one of the mysteries of God's grace

vs. 16-19 He isn't taking us out of the world, because the only way we grow is when our faith increases. In reality, this doesn't happen during "easy times."
  • What am I willing to give up for those God has given me to impact for Christ? He gave up his only son. Really, what am I willing to give up?
AP (Application Principle) Christ's disciples are one in Christ, and set apart for his purpose and glory revealing his truth that which was given by the father for us.

?AQ? (Application Question) How does anyone know that I belong to Christ?

AP The truth of gospel & loving sacrifice are to be observable in Christ's disciples (me).

{Why can't we just get along??
Because the world hates believers
because they hated Christ first}

Sunday, March 28, 2010

All the glory belongs to you, all the glory belongs to you ohh God!

I love God. I love the 24/7 connection I have with Him. I love the way he loves me. I love the change he has created in me.

Today I did this and that. But I just felt God in a big way. Thats what's up.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sweet jams today

Awesome concert! Yes, a totally awesome concert. The local museum downtown had a re-grand opening after they did a ton of re-modeling and what not. They also had a bunch of local bands play. In the picture above, you can see a cartoon with a talk bubble. In that talk bubble it says, "These guys make me want to make up dance moves -the white guy" This was submitted by me via text message. Anyone could send in their messages to a whole bunch of random pictures. It was a form of art I suppose, so it was fitting. . . . The music was good, but hanging with my friends was even better. After the show I went over to my friend Kayla's apartment and watched a movie with some peeps. It was also good. Good Good day today. Except for the start of it. I worked on a "GROUP PROJECT" for like 4.5 hours by myself. She (my group member) has not really done anything. I have so much video editing to do. . . . and no partner to help me with anything, because she just doesn't show up. She has really good excuses though.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Today I went to Dave & Busters in Indianapolis. I went with The Circle (Thursday night Christian group that gets together downtown). Ohh goodness it was so much fun. We met up with The Circle from Indy and played rockband for a while, then we all went over to D&B. It was totally fun & awesome.

Ohh goodness it was fun. I was the only white guy, but it didn't matter. Not for one second. I had a blast and am getting closer and closer with this group. Lovin it.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

man of the hour

To the man of the hour @ The Circle. Loving it! Yup Yup, this is Zach Briggs and he is the main leader of The Circle. It was his birthday today and man did we do it right. There was so much good food, "soul food" if you will. There was fried chicken, pizza, mashed potatoes, beans, and so much more. I love this group, and this group loves the Lord. And, to make it even better, he had a guest speaker. They call him Prophet Bird. Here is Prophet Bird. What a great man, and so insightful. I really was impacted by what he had to share. This week the topic was relationships.
I forgot to take in my journal, but I tried to take notes on my phone as best as I could. This is what I got.
  • Dating doesn't have to be a guessing game. We need to bring God into every moment of it. Seeking. We need to ask God who we should be dating.
  • Another sort of side note Prophet Bird gave was this. "If they aren't seeking you as much as you are them, run from it."
-to go along with that sort of. . . It is unChristian to lead someone on, but it is unChristian to let someone even fall in love you.
- P~Bird also talked about Psychological whores. This is someone who wants people to love them, who wants someone to be all emotionally into them. But, does it to sort of build their ego and things like that. This is very wrong. It is unhealthy.
  • It is never okay to break the kingdom rules in order to get what you want in a relationship. NEVER. I forget this all too often.
Prophet Bird was real. I mean very specifically real. He went into details about sexuality that most people wouldn't get close to. But he did it in a way that was so good for us to hear. Tonight was so awesome. Good stuff.