Saturday, October 3, 2009

"This is It, This is it" - As Cities Burn

We try and live forgiven but they won't let us forget...
the bodies we're still in
the bodies that we still war against
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... Iv laid in a hammock for about 16 hours in the past 3 days... not saying thats anything special, well actually you should try it out yourself, personally it has been INCREDIBLE!

In fact, so much soo that i would almost consider this orange hammock to be one of my top spontaneous purchases on Ebay! I have an addiction to Ebay actually, similar to those minds controlled by drugs, sex, alcohol or better yet World of Warcraft... my vice is Ebay, at least i admit it. At least i can sac-up and tell the world that i find myself exploring that website along with craigslist for hours upon hours.. This could be a direct correlation with the collection of random items i have in my possession such as, turntables, A large Djembe and now a sweet orange Hammock! In fact, according to NP stats class i am 99% positive that the population correlation of my random objects are due in part to the website Ebay.com. Thank you for your cares, pray for me. HA!

Bands currently on repeat:
-As Cities Burn
-Chasing Victory
- August Burns Red

Check em out.




This is it, This is it
Your gonna sink for your sins
Unless grace be the wind
That sets your sail

Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Trying to find a Balance"- Atmosphere

"I'm not insane, in fact I'm pretty rational"

I ask myself when my breaking point is. In fact, when is the exact moment where the only phrase worth declaring is "NO MORE MISSIONS?" This usually comes around the point where I'm relaxing with nothing to worry about, but those around and whoever longs to go on that ride with me. That's a rarity for most.... I make it a priority...landed a Job though... that was a big mission.

Woke up an hour before "go time", Soldier field the destination, I was starting this day clearly far from the easiest position available. I was 14 miles away, with a ride, a friend and a smash load of cars to navigate thru what we call here a normal business day's worth of Traffic. Enjoying the ride? Maybe.... taking in the looks of mesmerized drivers anticipating their routinely monotonous day that they have created for themselves was more or less.... engaging?! I couldn't figure out within my own mind why anyone would willingly do this daily. Or even sacrifice hours spent enjoying the life we are given to live within worldly parameters that promise assurance of the "American Dream". I guess there must be a balance somewhere.. I’m still on that journey; at least I landed a job. Bears games, selling beer.. What could be better right?

Learned lessons: Take em or Leave em!

- Having 7 kids before the age 26 is probably not a good idea.. (Credit: Man at bears training).. Pros: you will have an entire team at home. Cons: you might be working for SportService for life.

The Lord calls us to live fulfilling lives.. Now it is up to us to discern what that means within our own lives. But I know at least for me, trying to find that balance between living just to make it and living to impact those I have been fortunate enough to have in my life, is a balancing scale that I don't intend to let slide.

"In the days of Kings and Queens I was a jester, treat me like a God, NO they treat me like a Leper!" I'm trying to find a balance...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Beginning!

Alright guys this is the beginning of a new chapter, a new phase. Im starting this blog to help record the events of life that tend to get washed over. Sounds good right? You may be reading this and knowing me may not believe that i'm gonna keep it up, but don't be fooled, you never know!

Fact:
I attend North Park University.
I have a slight obsession with frisbee
My phone is always dead or about to die
My stomach is a bottomless pit as well as a garbage disposal

Fiction:
I have a pet Rhino
I like money
I don't know what a hookah is

Fo REAL!

Im spending this summer in Africa guys and i plan to keep this blog updated on how i am doing with the process of getting myself down there, where i will be staying, what i will be doing and how you could help me in the process. I would love to hear from you guys, whether its offering me help in anyway such as prayer, suggestions or taking action helping financially or physically! Thanks..

Peace Easy!