Saturday, October 23, 2010

1 Timothy

Technically the only reason this is a blog post is because it won't fit on facebook (shakes fist angrily!)

1 Timothy 1:14-17
14The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.15Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 16But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. 17Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

This verse truly is amazing! I mean it has it all basically....
Breaking down kind of what this verse means to myself:
     It starts off with something truly stunning...the stating that the Lord loves us so much that he personally will "pour" out his grace and love on us. (kind of cool) I think this second verse is like ok so here is how I view this, and it is so obvious it should be common knowledge, that God loved each and every one of us so much that He sent his son down to Earth to save us from our own sinfulness. The intriguing part of this is when he says that "[he] is the worst".This verse is one of those (insert booming noises of stuff like blowing up while signaling with your hands the literal exploding of your mind). He says that because he was a sinner thatJesus did come to this Earth, for the worst of the worst, so that they might see him. He says that God used him as an example of how great His power and patience truly are. Verse 17 is how I am going to try and end all of my prayers from here on out, "Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen."...well that is my thoughts on this at 2:40am :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Some things I am looking forward too...

      Today I got to take a 4 hour nap which was truly glorious. I love that feeling you get when someone wakes you up from that nap and they talk to you as if you are fully aware of every syllable and word that comes out of their mouth. And really just saying what alot. (none of this is part of what i will talk about tonight, but I enjoy letting you guys into what some of my life looks like)

Ok on to tonights topic....
Tonight i would like to talk about how much I am looking forward to winter you know the beautiful delicate snow, that covers the earth like a big fluffy white blanket? I cant wait for that to come to Austin.....
Thank you Alex Bennitt
Just kidding that only happens in beautiful places....this is the snow we actually get in Austin. But in all seriousness these are the things I am looking forward too most about the winter.

Outline of things I am looking forward to throughout the Winter months
  1. Just the feel of the winter
  2. Sweater, Jacket, and Coat season
  3. The Holiday menu at Starbucks
  4. The break from school
  5. Elf
  6. and last but not least Christmas!!
     First of all with the season of Winter there is a sort of ambience that comes along with it. It is almost impossible to explain, but there is a definite change in people and kind of the everyday vibe. People are kinder around the holidays, and that is just kind of a well known fact. I just like the feel of seeing lights on people's houses, and the decorations. (it is not like halloween where if you do put decorations up they are lame and strange) They kind of just make you feel good inside. That is number one in my 6 part list.

      The second reason is one of my favorites personally. Sweater/ Jacket/ Coat season. I love being able to put on a sweatshirt and pea coat know that I will not burn to death when I step outside. It is fun not having to wear shorts and a short sleeve shirt all the time. I personally enjoy being kind of cold, and having the reassurance that a nice jacket is there for you (it sounds weird but it's my life...) There is just so many more options when it is Winter and thus concludes my 2nd point in my 6 part series.

      The third is also ever so enchanting! The Winter Menu at Starbucks!!!  Boy do I enjoy a good warm gingerbread mocha in the morning, it is a fact that not only does it warm you physically but also spiritually...(not sure bout that) Just the sight of this cup alone makes me feel happy.  The warmth of it in your hand instantly warms up your soul. There you have it Starbucks...number 3 on the list of 6 awesome winter stuff.

          Everyone enjoys a good two and a half week break from school. ( this is where the laziness kicks in and I do a terrible job with the last two) Alright  school is one of those things that you count down the days until you can get out of it for a prolonged time, and once it gets there and is done you count down the days until the next big break comes. There isnt much to say on this and i apologize....

        Elf....the one movie that makes Christmas just that much better! Will Farrell meets Zooey Deschanel meets Santa meets Christmas!!

           The last and one of my favorites is you know the whole Christmas thing...I guess it's kind of a big deal... Just Kidding Christmas is a huge deal!! The reason we do anything important in December is because of Christmas. We get to celebrate the birth of a savior by giving and getting gifts...kind of a good deal right? But we get two weeks out of school and get to have fun get to gethers and do fun things like white elephant gift exchanges. Along with many assorted TV Christmas specials. It just makes Christmas ever so splendid.

        The combination of Jesus, Starbucks holiday menu, Sweater/Jacket/ Coat weather, Elf, the break from school, and the general feel of the season makes it ever so splendid.


    Sunday, October 17, 2010


    Hello to the 4 or 5 of you that read my blog! Thanks a bunch for taking some time out of your day to listen to little old me talk about random things like slip-n-slides and other things! It is cool that you read/ look at my blog!

    This is something that I am struggling with right now... what am I doing with my life right now that gives it some kind of meaning? This question is burrowed in the back of my mind and it will not leave, so I decided to just spit up some of my thoughts on this plague that has taken over my mind. So here we go, buckle up gang.

    I have recently been stuck in the mind set that almost everything in my life is monotinous....except for wednesdays and sundays when I feel like I actually do something with my life. I hate having to sit in classes all day and not learn anything constructive, then go home and sit, do homework, eat, and then got sleep.... School is hard, boring, and takes up my life. I sit in classes wondering how my life would turn out if I just left school and just traveled across the country. But then reality strikes as I am called on or finally come out of the day dream. People in their junior year of high school have things figured out for their lives, (or so it seems) they check their "class rank"(I despise this more than anything else...You are now just a number to colleges now) daily, so they can go to the perfect college and live a perfect life with the perfect job and perfect kids. I still don't know how I am going to make it through high school let alone college! It is all just so confusing and pointless because we could all die tomorrow (not likely though) and would you be happy with those straight A's? or would you be happy with all of the people you knew and got to build relationships with? If I were to die tomorrow i would not be content with my mediocre life of the same thing day after day.....( What is a guy to do? ) I have gotten to the point where i would rather travel across America on a bike than be stuck in this rut of monotony for one more day.....I don't see the benefit of trying your whole life to make everything perfect and hate life than to just know that you are doing something worth living for... In a book I am reading it talks about " Living good stories" with our lives... And I can say I am living a terribly boring story that I am not proud of.....Anyways that is what I am feeling tonight as I cannot sleep.....

    Much Love,

    Thursday, October 7, 2010

    Fun Fun Fun

    Look at how much fun he is having!!
    While I was about to fall asleep this evening I think God spoke to me and told me to post about Slip-N-Slides!....All joking aside slip-n-slides are a serious matter as you can see in this video they can kind of be intense!

    So much can be said about slip-n-slides, like how they are fun for even the larger members of your family

    but anyways my dream is to one day have a lot of people over and have a slip-n-slide party on the golf course...sure this is technically "illegal" but come on its a slip-n-slide!!!

    I end with this (not so much fun slip and slide)