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   July 19, 2006
  
I guess I should really update. Wow, it's been a long time, sorry. I've been very busy this summer. These past seven weeks went screaming by. I can hardly believe the summer is over. The kids at camp were amazing, so many of them changed their lives at camp. What an experience. I can't wait until next summer. 

    It's been quite an eventful summer for me. First, I had a kid try and fall off a cliff. Luckily, my firefighter friend Joel was able to help save the day. One ski rope and about 15 minutes later and the kid and his bike were back safe on solid ground. It's handy having people around that know what they are doing. Actually, maybe that was second... ah, these weeks all blur together... what a shame. Anyway, the most exciting thing that happened, occurred away from camp. It involved this one incredible girl, and me... :P To make a long story short, I'm dating the most incredible girl I've ever met. That really makes me happy. More so than I have ever been.... :) YAY!!!! It's been almost a month, and I can't wait for more. She's amazing.

   Oh yeah, I start SmartStart next week. That should be fun....

 

   May 22, 2006

    So, I am no longer a senior. I graduated yesterday, and man was it an experience. So many people, and such a long ceremony. And those tassles get really annoying. But hey, I did it. I'm out of high school and moving on into college, scary, I know. I've got a lot ahead of me. Wow.... and this summer, I'm working at camp. I'll be teaching mountain biking and running the Audio Visual stuff for meetings. It should be a really fun summer, I can't wait. Hope everyone has an awesome summer too...

 

    May 15, 2006

    Well, I officially graduate in six days. That is crazy. I can't believe it. Life is just flying by. I feel like I'm leaving so much behind, and I am. My childhood is quickly fading and I am being forced into the world of adults. Aw, nuts.... I also feel like I am missing a part of myself, and I'm not sure if I will ever get it back. I sure hope so... anyway. I hope everyone has a great week. And I'll leave you with two little words...

                OH SIX!!!!!!!

 

    May 8, 2006

    I'm sick, and in more ways than one. I am physically sick, I have this horrendous cough that makes me feel like I'm about to hack up a lung. Not fun, let me tell you. But I'm also sick of people. I'm sick of those people that you consider to be a friend, and you think they feel the same about you, then it all changes. They are still your friend, but now you aren't as important anymore. I'm sick of people treating me like I'm some sort of second-rate scum they found on the side of the road. I'm sick of people only being friendly when it is convenient. I really hate it when somebody blows me off for homework, but then blows off that same homework to go hang out with a friend. I don't know why I'm ranting and raving, but that's the way I feel right now, and I'm too sick to go on a bike ride so I really don't know how to vent my anger. I'm telling you, being sick is not healthy. But please, never turn your back on a friend, never leave one friend without an explanation, for another friend. It's just not right...

 

    May 5, 2006

    So life is just really crazy right now. I have no idea what is going on anymore. People confuse me, things confuse me... I am just a very confusticated little man. But life is getting better. I have no more homework in Comp, Praise God. And my other classes are winding down. I am excited and at the same time scared about graduation. It is a scary time in life to realize that I am headed off on my own, and yet at the same time, I'm ready for an adventure. Camp is going to be an adventure, I'm working at camp for 8 weeks this summer. That is going to be a blast. 

    Well, last night I went on a ride with the Thursday night group from the shop. My first of the year. And on my first fast 40 mile ride, it rained for about half of it. Well that was fun. So, I came home soaked and aching, but it was a lot of fun to finally be able to ride with a fast group. I really enjoy those rides, and hope I can keep them up during the summer. 

So, I really wish people would figure out what they think... 

 

     April 30, 2006

     Wow, time is really flying... It's been over two weeks since I updated. I'm sorry it's been so long. Well, it's been a very busy two weeks. I've done Sonrise, gone on an Ecology Trip to the smokies, had Pathfinder Camporee, and gone to New York City for a week. NYC was a blast. We saw some crazy cool things. Sunday night, I went and saw the Broadway version of The Lion King, that was really neat. It's amazing to see all the costume and set that goes into that production. Then the next night, I went to see the Phantom of the Opera. Now that is a good play. It has a great story line and is a really cool play. I, myself, liked the part where flames shoot from the floor and burn who knows what... but it's really cool. Then Tuesday, we went and saw STOMP. Now that is cool. A bunch of people beating on things to make some really cool music. And their comedy is funny as well. Then to cap off the week, for me at least, Wednesday we went to a New York Philharmonic Concert. The thing is, John Williams was conducting, and they were playing some of his music... I was in heaven. I love John Williams' music and that was just amazing. When they played Star Wars, I was like a little boy in a candy store. I could hardly hold in my excitement. It was AMAZING!!!!! Then we went to a Yankees Game Thursday, ho hum... That wasn't so thrilling but the Yankees WON!!! Whoop-de-doo... John Williams was the highlight of my week. I hope everyone else has a great week. 

 Just think... Jesus died so that we can enjoy things in life, knowing that there will be far better things for us in heaven. I can't imagine the music... YAY!!! It's gonna be great... but don't forget the Man, because without Him, there is no hope. Why not befriend this amazing Man? He can give us more than we ever wished for. And His love for friends is incredible... 

    Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.  John 15:13

 

     April 14, 2006

    Life has things that make themselves to be magic carpets. These magical "beings" will take you to some incredible places. The downside however, is that you really have no control over where they take you. You are just along for the ride. My ride on a magical carpet was great. And then, out of no where it decided it was time to move on. Well, let me tell you, it is rather startling when something like that decides to pull itself out from under you without warning. It's kinda crazy to feel yourself falling towards the earth, wondering what in the world just happened. It's not a great feeling mind you, it's rather scary, but it happens all the same. It makes it even wierder when the carpet appears to be within reach, but in reality, is just too far away. Then you feel absolutely powerless, and you need someone else to move you...

    I've said it once, I'll say it again, God is there to catch you when you fall. There is one condition to that though. You have to ask. But the cool thing is, as long as it takes you to ask, God will be there, ready to reach out and stop your fall the instant you ask. That is incredible, God amazes me so much. I can't believe how lucky we are to have the Creator of the universe love us so much. And as it is easter weekend, many people are thinking about that love. The love that caused a single sinless man to die for all the sins of the world. And do you want to know something even more incredible? He would have done it just the same if it were only to save you. Only you, no one else but you. Think about that. Christ would have suffered and bled, up on that cross, being tormented and feeling the weight of the world on His shoulders, just for YOU!!!! 


    In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was borne across the sea, with a glory in His bosom, that transfigures you and me, as He died to make man holy, let us die to make men free, while God is marching on... Glory, Glory, Hallelujah...

 

    April 11, 2006

    I have learned lately to lean on God. And lean on Him I have. After I got back from Cuba it seemed as if everything I once knew was swept out from under me, and I was falling into oblivion. But God is there for us to fall on. And that's just what I did. I turned to God and He picked me back up. What an incredible God we serve. Things have changed a lot recently, but God will never change. I don't know what I would have done without God recently, and I am so glad He is here for us. When life gets turned upside down, and we are falling away from what we know, God is there to catch us. Because after all, we should be in the world, but not of the world. Maybe it's time we started relying on God and not the world, and make a change, because...

My savior loves, 

My savior lives,

My savior's always there for me...

My God, He was,

My God, He is,

My God, He's always gonna be...

My savior loves, 

My savior lives...

 

    April 6, 2006

    I am now 18. It's incredible, I feel old. I got to go drive a Chevy SSR, now that was hot. Those trucks have some incredible power. What a rush. Then I went home, and hung out with the family. Got some cool presents. A new wheelset for my bike was the highlight. 

    Chicago was a blast. We had a great bus ride up, and then a good night's sleep on a gym floor. Then to the zoo. Matt was excited because they had penguins. You should've seen him. Like a little boy in a candy store. It was so cool. Then we explored Chicago, went to the Sears tower. And a Chicago firehouse. That was fun. All in all it was a great trip. 

 

    March 27, 2006 

    Wow, I have no time to write, I shouldn't even be doing this. I have a great books paper to create, and a research paper to form from the dust. Hopefully I'll get everything finished, considering that they are both due tomorrow. Wish me luck... 

                        ...life...

 

    March 26, 2006

    Well, life has been better, I won't hide it, but I'm surviving. Things aren't going the way I'd hoped and thought they were going, but ya gotta attack life with a smile, so we'll see what happens. I got back from Cuba almost two weeks ago, and it was a life changing experience. I learned so much from the people down there, it was incredible. They taught me to look at life like you have nothing to gain, only things to lose, and life will take things away, you just have to roll with the punches. They have a life that is completely different than ours. Communism is a beast we americans don't understand. There are pros and cons to that form of government, suprisingly. Lots of their necessities are provided. But along with that provision comes same hardships. There are only three different jobs that Adventists can have and still keep the Sabbath, so there are no lukewarm Adventists. They have all had to make their decision for Christ. Their commitment is amazing. We could all learn so much from an experience in another country, I highly recommend it. 

     There is not more to have, but a lot to lose. So hang on to that which you have and don't let go. If you hang on to God, life will not get easier, it will get harder. Don't let people sugar coat the Christian life for you and then be dismayed when you run into a hardship. God however, will never let go of you. He will be right where He has always been, and that is right by your side. All you have to do is reach up and take His hand.