Wednesday, August 30, 2006

wake up dead man

Earlier today, I took some time to read in Ephesians. Granted I was going in with the mindset that I had to read because that's what a good Christian does but I was actually looking for enlightenment. I found a great passage concerning light. Paul makes note that we (Christians) were once covered in darkness. There was no light at the end of our tunnel. No skylight in our ceiling. But when we became saved, our lives were put on display for everyone to see. Or at least a lot of ours were. Light exposes everything wherever it shines. I'd like to use an analogy I created:

Remember when you were a child roaming around through a nearby forest looking for treasure or interesting animals? You'd look near trees and in the brook. You could walk past a rock and not think anything of it because it's a rock. There's nothing special about a rock or is there? If you were to lift the rock up and look under, you might find an entire ant army or a family of salamanders! Or if you crack open the rock, you'd be able to see what gems were beneath its hard surface. My point I'm trying to make is this: We are like dull rocks with life beneath our surface and beauty within us. All we need is someone to crack us open or lift us up and the light will shine down upon us. This is what Jesus did for us on that cross. I guess you could say He found the amethyst in me. Or the salamander.

I challenge you today to wake up from your deceased state.


i'm incapable

An interesting quote I came upon from Mr. Webb.

Many Christians are more comfortable following artificial religious laws rather than enjoying the freedom that Christ provided in his resurrection. Christ came to give us freedom, yet many of us live as slaves, blinded to the beauty of our Christian liberty, unable to see past our 'new laws'.

Derek Webb

check out his "A New Law" video on

Monday, August 28, 2006

soon (I love spiderman)

I love that word. The procastinators favorite word. I'll be going to school soon. I'm extremely unsure of what my year holds for me. Better yet, what life holds for me. Being married is fun I will say. Always having a friend around to hang out with or fight constantly with certainly keeps you on your toes. I no longer have to worry about first impressions with other females which is a nice feeling. I'll just be myself. Take it or leave it.

This weekend was a good grain of amusement. Jason the Premseler came down from Whitby! Luke and Matt went to pick him up of Friday. Hanging out again was just like the old days only I'm married. We went out to East Side Marios that friday night and I think the waitress was hitting on me. I only knew that because all my lovely friends told me that she was. I guess being married also makes you oblivious to outside female contact. Also, all girls I see don't even compare with the eternal beauty of my amazing wife Ruth. She's great.

I'd like to say to Luke if you read this that I really enjoyed web-slinging this weekend through New York with you. Fighting the cronies and baddies was enjoyable to say the least. I'm looking forward to the coming weekends as well. I will now ehhhhhhhhhhh call you

This is all I care to write right now.


Sunday, August 27, 2006


I think my brother is well ehhhhhhhhhh.

that's all I have to say today.


Saturday, August 26, 2006

It will never be the same.

This morning was an event-full one. I woke up rather early so that I could drive out to my grandparents to help them move. It put me into a state of melancholia. No longer will I be able to drive out to their place and go for a swim or eat french toast in the morning. What will my brothers and sister look forward to each summer? Sure my great-aunt and great-uncle will still be there and we can use their dock and raft but it won't be the same. I hate how the best things in your life change. It will never be the same.

On a lighter note, I'm looking forward to hanging out with Matt and Luke today if possible.


Friday, August 25, 2006

good morning good morning

this morning was a good morning. well not at first. Ruth and I were stressed over those miniscule things in life that you have to do. Things like find her birth certificate which we couldn't find. The government peeps said they needed it if she wanted to change her SIN card. Ugh...Well, anyway, we read part of 1 Timothy and prayed together afterward about what was bothering us. We gave our problems to God and trusted Him to help us. Within 7 minutes or so, we found the birth certificate which meant we could move on to other chores! It doesn't sound like a big deal but it's so neat to see God work in the small things. Everything is important to Him.

now I must haste! (have to clean apartment so Luke doesn't think we're slobs)


Thursday, August 24, 2006

my head's pounding.

I thought I'd write about whats currently happening. I'm listening to the white stripes album "elephant". Quite good in my opinion. A lot of upbeat numbers to hum along to. My lovely wife Ruth and I are going to be watching "Back to the Future III" which I am very excited for. It's been a long time since I've seen that movie. Probably when I was a kid. I've always liked time-travel movies. They're so unrealistic which makes them great! Fantasy is fun. I'd recommend watching "A Sound of Thunder" if you're into time travel and world destruction by ape-asours.

Anywho, that's all I have to say right now. I'm going have some tea soon. I hope it cures the headache!



12:22 am - I am like a bull

here we go. it's too bad impatience wasn't a virtue. I'd be quite virtuous. It runs through my body like warm milk. Bulls are impatient or maybe they just have a quick temper. But if some ugly moustache donning guy started waving a red towel at me, I would get frustrated too.

Wikipedia had to say this about impatience:

"Impatience is an opposite of patience."

Thanks, that really helped. This forced me to continue my search. This is what they said about patience.

"Patience is the ability to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset, or to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties."

"Without becoming annoyed," I found that interesting. I think you can be annoyed and still be patient. Life is annoying in itself! Anything can go wrong, nothing is set in stone. Your couch will mark the wall which means you have to go buy a better paint than the landlord used to paint it before you moved in! The only thing set in stone in this life is that a man, God's own son Jesus came to this earth a really long time ago and died for me and my impatience. And my anger. And my rage. Yes and it would go on and on. He set me free from death and gave me life. Eternal partying with Him! Just think, I'll be able to drill a screw without the bit coming out! I'll be able to drink coffee without spilling it on my clothes! I won't have to tell my brother to turn the volume down! All annoyances gone!

They also said this...

"Annoyance is an unpleasant mental state that is characterized by such effects as irritation and distraction from one's conscious thinking. It can lead to emotions such as frustration and anger."

Well I've copied and pasted enough now. Time to go jump onto my bed and rest.


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

This one's for luke

Ah the chance to blog again. Tis so sweet. Ok, this time I'm excited. Now that I have a fully capable computer to use, I am going to try this online stuff. People seem to enjoy themselves on it. They write down whatever they feel which could be a good thing. Most likely, some are excercising their own literal demons and others such as myself like to drag on about petite things during the course of our day. I like it because it's a way to keep in touch with friends and also gain new ones. Maybe they were interested in what you said and you could divulge a bit for them or they just want to read what you wrote. Either or, blogging can be fun. But with great power, as Uncle Ben said to Pete, comes great responsibility. Although I doubt it. Having great power, well is just a nice thing to have in my opinion. Uncle Ben should have said "Just have some fun!"...

I have been listening to this catchy song lately - perhaps you've heard it? Steady as she goes by the raconteurs. Jack White's new band. It's easy listening tunes. Not classical nor complicated but simple rack n roll. go to it's good. if you don't like then complain.

oh yeah! i'm also working on a new song. key of E (the one I sing in easiest). sounds pretty.

have a good day parousing other peoples blogs fellow readers.