Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Working Out and More

Well it needs to be some where at the top of my to-do list, working out that is, but currently it is not. I am not too far out of shape, but I would like to add a little muscle before softball season. Jerod wants to getting toned up for Sara, so, in the next few days, he and I are going to be checking out some gyms. I am looking forward to it. Golf was a great time. It is nice to wake up, and go do something so relaxing. Considering, when I go to the golf course, it is usually not relaxing, rather frustrating, but so far, this class has been relaxing. Maybe it is just knowing that I am going to class, playing golf, and basically stealing an A. It is good times. I am going to turn my first paper in today. Hopefully my professor won't just tell me he shredded it and that I should just start all over. That is all I have for now. Tune in later.

Mustang: Update

I was asked recently, "do [you] always refer to [your] car as a she?" I got to thinking, if I call my Mustang a she, than maybe I should name her. I considered some of the great names of cars, The Goat, The Granny, and the famous Elenore from Gone in 60 Seconds. These names do not fit my White Mustang, so I pondered some more. I considered some of the car details, and she has a white body, and some black stickers...I figure she could be called Skunk, but I don't think I am ready to be driving a car I call The Skunk. On that note, I will leave her unnamed. Update: As I said previous, I serviced her on Tuesday, well I am still having issue when I crank up. I am going to go see if I can get a diagnostic run on her and go from there.
School and More

I am doing so much reading for class. It is good though. I have been reading so much I got ahead and actually had time to do some extra-curricular reading last night and finish reading John Piper's Desiring God. I enjoyed reading Desiring God, and will have to keep an eye out for his other books. I mentioned my new book in a previous post, but I have since loaned it out because I thought it would be a distraction, so I am starting Donald Miller's Searching for God Knows What. I am looking forward to reading another Don Miller, after blowing through Blue Like Jazz (I am a slow reader, but I knocked it out in two days). I just wrote my first of 16 reflection papers for history class, I am looking forward to my professor picking it apart (he said he was going to). Well Fantasy Football is about to begin. I have self appointed myself as the vice president of our league. We are set to draft on Sept. 4th. My team is the Jackalopes. We won a championship in the 2003-2004 season, and have our sights set on another championship. I serviced my Mustang this afternoon, hopefully she will run better. Yo, Happy Anniversary to Randy and Sylvia. Well, more to come, see ya soon.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Long Time, No Post: Thoughts

I think these pointless writings may be beneficial on some level to insights about family and friends. For instance, I have a little cousin who is in High School, I stumbled on her blog, and WOW, I was alarmed. I am not sure if I was that way in High School, but I hate to see the lack of responsibility, lack of respect, and basically the homes failing to raise there children in a good fashion. On a side note: If I was that way, I am deeply regretful of my actions and apologize to whoever I need to. Maybe it is just the lack of experience I am noticing and innocence of the youth, but they seem to know too much to soon now. There almost is a lack of innocence and a heavy presence of the world intertwined within the young people of today. Now, some families are getting it right, don't get me wrong, but it seems too many are not. As I work with youth at my church, I take all these things in, and just pray that they will come to an understanding of their purpose and what God has in store for them. I also pray that they will have that desire to seek God, and a willingness to turn there lives over to Him. Jesus tell us in John 14:6, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Christ is real, and so many people, thoughts and ideas are out to make him a myth, but the good news is, Christ will prevail through it all. So to contradict myself, I guess these blogs are not too pointless, just an insight into those around us.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

First Day of School

Considering all the classes to start the first day of school with, who wouldn't want to start with golf (I guess those people who don't play golf!). That is the way I started my morning. As, I sit here jamming the Jack Burton Trio, I realize that it is official, I am a full time student for the first time in a while, I have 15 hours lined up! Ok, so one hour is golf, but it is required. I am not much of a scheduler because upon realizing what I signed up for, I have about a 2 hour break, and so on Monday/Wednesday's Mochas & Javas in San Marcos will be my home. Good coffee, some lite eats, and free internet, whatelse do I need. Golf will be a great class, I am looking forward to seeing what God has in store for me.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Headed Home: Texas

It has been a great trip! I am on my last blog from Milano. I had a great turkey sandwich from the Coats grocery Store. Then Princess Kari and I went to see an old bridge that goes over the Little Brazos River. I love rivers. This was some dirty water though. I love to think about how the Texans on horse back crossed this wonderful countryside. There is a song written by Radney Foster, Texas in 1880, it reminds the listener of some of the earlier days in Texas, "Like a cowboy from the past. Be young and wild and free, Like Texas in 1880." I consider the green plains, rolling hills, rocky hill country, and the fording of rivers. Now, going back to the bridge (and area), I see this beautiful countryside, and simple life these folks live and just enjoy our great state. Yes, they had many diseases, gun fights, and cattle rustlers, but a long hard ride to anywhere on a horseback would be near impossible today. I read over this rambling, and I think that the point is, we have so many comforts, and crutches, we are losing hard work ethics and community. A night sleeping under the stars, five more days of riding and I'll be there Lord willing, yeehaw!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Road Trip: Waco

Monday morning, what can I say, I'm a lazy bum. I got up about 10 and read more of my new book. Princess Kari finally emerged from her room and fruit loops were on the menu. Soon after, Princess Kari cooked a wonderful spaghetti meal. We are about to head out the door now on our way to Waco to see her new baby cousin.

Weekend in Review: Milano

Howdy, I am still around, but I am on an extended stay in Milano. It has been a great weekend hanging out with Princess Kari and her family. Oh...I have to begin on Friday morning, when my grand plan hit a dog, literally! I have been working for Warren the Rock-Man for the past nine days in Elgin, after talking with the crew I was not going to have to drive the Rock-Man's truck. Cruising down Highway 21 East and I see a dog in my lane. I decide the most sensible thing to do was ease over on the shoulder and go around the dog, but after all that effort he decided to get out of my lane and onto the shoulder. I don't think any details are needed, but my car is not damaged. I get to work and it is agreed on that we need more cement Tuesday morning, so instead of leaving straight for Milano I headed back to Lockhart. I took care of the cement pick-up and got on my way to Milano. Friday evening was funfilled, I got a sweet deal on an Express shirt and picked up a new book*. I have began reading it, to the extent of, Princess Kari was trying on an outfit, she came and got me, I walked away with my new Express shirt still sitting on the floor, but without hesitation, Kari knew that I was engrossed in the book and thoughtfully picked the bag up for me. Whew! What a relief! We grubbed at Casa 'Ole and than headed home. Saturday was the day of the wedding, we had a great time. Oh, Sunday was interesting...I attended First Baptist Gause. I heard a great message from Brother Jimmy and had some great food at Princess Kari's. Evening services were similar to the morning service, but Brother Jimmy talked about Elijah and his obedience to God. Good stuff. School is just around the corner. this is kari:"I love Jeremy!"

*Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Coco the Clown: COPS

Yeah, I usually don't watch COPS, in fact, I was just surfing, but I caught the end of an arrest and thought I would see what went down. Now, the title comes into the story, Coco the Clown is cruising the "strip" in some town and swings by to see the "ladies." It turns out that Coco the Clown is not only an entertainer, but he is also an undercover cop. Well, Coco the Clown talks to one of the "ladies" and the police come out of the wood work and bust the "lady." I am not sure why I thought I should share that, but there you have it, I guess you could say that those officers were just clowning around!

Just Around the Bend: It's Thursday

Yeah! It is Thursday. Not that working is to hard, but the weekend is always very relaxing. I am going to a wedding this weekend. My little woman, Princess Kari's cousin is getting married, so I will be heading to Milano. For those of you don't know, Milano is a tiny town, population 400, dirt streets, and a 1A school. I tried to post something last night, but thanks to Windows XP and the handy-dandy pop up blocker, I attempted to spell check my post, and opps my post was gone! So, I went to bed. Random thought: it was some good sleeping! That is about all I have.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Rock Climbing: Yeah Right!

We have many stuggles, getting up and going to school/work, people being of different opinions, and family. I am not much of a rock climber, nor am I actually rock climbing in this picture, but I was looking from something silly to post, and ran across this picture. I will leave you will this, Jesus said, "What is impossible with men is possible with God." Keep on truckin'! (or climbing)
Thoughts: Comfort in the Lord

I am a 23 year old Junior at Texas State. I prefer not having a real job, but you have to pay the bills some how. I do construction when Warren the Rock Man needs me. Now, I am not really down today, but I just feel led to write the following and since this is my blog, well, I can do that: (I figure it is the Spirit writing and not me at this point, cause I am happy as can be now!)

It seems that when you feel like the road it to long, the chips are down, and it can't get any worse, the Lord sends a crane and lifts you up. The Audio Adrenaline song Get Down comes to mind:

"All I need's another day Where I can't seem to get away From the many things that drag me down, yeah I'm sure you've had a day like me Where nothing seems to set you free From the burdens you can't carry all alone In your weakness He is stronger In Your darkness He shines through When you're crying He's your comfort When your all alone, He's carrying you."

And the chorus is, "I get down and He lifts me up". As I said I am not down, but I was pondering the comfort and love our Lord holds for us. We can be on our last straw, but if you know Jesus as your personal Savior, He will lift you up. Even in our times of hill top experiences He is there for you as well as in our lowly hours. "May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant," says Psalm 119:79. That is one among many verses that proclaims His comfort.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Sunday Afternoon: First Post

Well, children are important*, Jesus established the first children's ministries. So I have been pondering if I should or should not "blog". Now, I did not let this thought consume me and there is no contract to sign, but I just was not sure if I wanted to write stuff and post it for all the world to see. Jason the Story-teller basically told me it was good times, and after looking over his I thought maybe, and it was not set in stone until my buddy JMob encouraged me a bit more. With that said, I am sure it is nap time. Ok, tune in later for more fun facts, editorials, stuff and stories!!! (*See Mark 10:10-16)