June 21, 2009 at 8:21 pm (Uncategorized)

Some Things…

i have had some comments very recently of the fact that i need to blog, until the past couple of weeks i had almost forgot that i had one, but since there is such a push for me to blog, then i will..

i am just going to jot down a few things that God has been teaching me and some things that just have been rolling around in my head…

1. anyone who knows me, knows that i am a broke college student, and that the job that God has blessed me with has been for lack of better words slow as your ninety year old g-ma! well that to say this finally this past week God slapped me in the face, when work finally began to pick up, and i find myself somewhat complaining and wondering why work had to pick up on the same week that savannah was transplanted to the suface of the sun!

2. the college world series is awesome, but not the same as being there.. (which i have done!)

3. i am dreading taking the freakin regent’s test in july!

4. photography is going well! i am blown away at what God just continually paints in the sky for the very sake of allowing me to capture it.. (maybe not the sole reason?)

5. my beard is coming in recently and it is killing me.. i am three full years out of highschool and i never would have thought that this day would come.. i have been a baby skinned kid all my life and loved every minute of it! i used to be able to shave like once a week, now it like once a day, and i know this means i a real boy now, but i dont know if im ready to be a real boy yet.. im scared! haha

6. i have been reading through this book with some friends called “life together”, and little did i know God would begin to give me a chance to start community during the reading! i have been part of a revolution with the game of volleyball (on the beach) some would call that beach volleyball but i would call it God’s gift to the sand.. because after playing for a few weeks i have found that sand has no better reason to be here other that to play volleyball on and getting into crevices of my body that i didnt even know i had? so in thinking of sand as a gift it would have to be linked with volleyball and not crevice paste, because sweaty sand crevice paste would be a curse from the garden of eden.. and to the best of my knowledge sweaty sand crevice paste was never mentioned on the bible!!

7. i cant believe i just expanded, in my head, this week so far on the uses of sand or the lack thereof…

8. God is good, and i can see Him working even in the trials that surround..

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Im Back!

February 4, 2009 at 4:33 pm (Uncategorized)

Well, it has been a while.. like a month or so and i have learned so much about life its not even funny. i have made a new purchase (a new motorcycle), which i will get back to, i have been half way across america to be in my first wedding (groomsman # last i cant remember), and school has started back which is an adventure in and of it self but in chronological order let me tell you what God has taught me while i have been gone.

the momo:
it is a 2008 gsxr 600, and i fell in love with it a year ago, when it came out, but it was one of those things that i was like oh yeah! it would be awesome to have but never have in a million years kind of thing, ya know? like that million dollar car or mansion or something, but for me it was that motorcycle. well i waited patiently and prayed, nothing ever happened so i forgot about it.. and during Christmas break i went in with my dad to show him with no idea that he would start talking numbers with the lady, and three weeks later i owned the bike. Now God was in the whole thing, i know, because everytime i thought i had my ducks in a row with insurance, costs, and everything else that went with it, God, would halt it and bring something else up that i would have to wait on. well it got to the point where i could do nothing more or less. i had applied for the loan and was waiting on comfirmation of whether or not i was approved. i prayed god if would have to get this then aprove it, if not then i will be satisfied either way. and i truly believe that God gave gave me the desire of my heart.. i honestly believe that i left everything in His hands and let him take care of it.. BUT in the back of my mind i wonder of he just let me make a mistake to crash and burn, to bring me closer to him in the long run, i dont kno but i will praise him for it either way…

now, the wedding was awesome! beautiful, good food, two of my best friends got married and all was dandy! but the best part was the weather. it was like forty degrees when we got there and i was bummed b/c it was colder here when we left. but by the end of the week it was 2 degrees with a wind chill of -15.. it was awesome my girlfriend got to see it snow for the first time and i actually got pegged by her first snowball right after we got out of the freakin car!! i was wet, she thought it was funny..

the plane ride was neat too… i got to fly over chicago and see the lake frozen over, which was a GOD sent view.. i was and always blown away at what he gives us to look at everyday, that so many people take for granted and sometimes never even see.. i will try to post some pics of the trip that i got but school is busy which i said was a story i by itself that i will elaborate on later!!

peace

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god still wants me to eat.

December 24, 2008 at 4:13 pm (Uncategorized)

i wanted to blog about this as soon as i got hame yesterday but didnt have a chance! but anywho let me paint the picture..

i know i am known for “accidentally” leaving my wallet when i attend events that call for exchange of money, and i admit there have been times when i do, but i have honestly been working on it and thought i almost had it conquered. until yesterday… i seriously left my wallet in my truck yesterday morning when i went to work. honest mistake, i really didnt mean to, because ive been through the whole thing with wayne and him paying for my lunch and it wasnt pretty,

now, before i continue… i learned literally the night before that i have to quit worrying about the small things and look at the bigger picture that is ‘God’. that when i take my eye off of the ‘whole’ picture and begin to look at the small, miniscule things then i cant be what i am supposed to be because im not avaliable to be used by Him for the benefit of others for his kingdom, because im preoccupied with what im doing. with that said i also believe that we can miss opportunities of God moving in our own lives of because we are taking matters into our own hands… (now back to the story)

i realize that i dont have my wallet when we get to the job, because i always take it out and put it in the truck so i dont get pick-pocketted while on the work trail. (j/k) but anywho, the whole morning im going through the schpiele (sp) in my head for when we go to lunch of how i either: #1- ate a big breakfast with my grandpa, and im not that hungry, (knowing good and well i was starving) #2- i thought we would be done before lunch, so i didnt even bring money for lunch, so i just wont eat, or my least fav option #3- i forgot my wallet, do u mind picking up the ticket and just take it out of my check for this week? this is honestly what is going through my head. well we get to lunchtime-ish, and i think im going to get out of it, because we are done. what i forgot to tell you is that we were working at none other than Dwight Durbin’s house, and what does he do? invite us to lunch… dot dot dot… CRAP!

needless to say we went to Larry’s Sub’s, but we are in line, and not having to give an explanation yet, i sorta stand back and try to just sit down and not order. well dwight told me to cut him cause he’s “got it”, my heart just sank. i was like thank you God!!! i was so blessed, but at the same time i was like, “blake you suck!!! something so tiny and small as eating lunch God still showed me He is in control of my life. i was blown away!!

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right place?

December 18, 2008 at 10:50 pm (Uncategorized)

i heard something the other day and i wrote it down, but usually when and if i write stuff down i rarely ever see it again, but this stuck out to me.. maybe because it confused me or intrigued me? i dont know but i cant get it off of my mind…

“Are you going to make God “Lord” of your life, or are you going to keep Him your “Savior”?

at first i couldnt figure out where he was going with it and i still dont, but this though has been brewing in me for a few days and it seems like everything i do has been pointing towards it too.. i have always struggled with the thought that God wants to use me even though i am complete screw up, but that is always in my own power. this quote tells me that i have to let God have control over my life and not let him just be the one who keeps me from a bad ending.

i looked up the definition for Lord and Savior.

“Lord” had to do with master or owner, or keeper or governor
“Savior” rescuer or deliver, or preserver or protector

i think so many times we think that once we are saved we are done and its just a matter of waiting for Christ to come back. if you look at the bible, the majority of it is instruction for here and now not for later. we actually know very little about “later”. God has shown me through this that i cant worry about what is to come, but i also cant worry about what i have done in the past, because both are distrations of the here and now, which is what i am called by Christ to be concerned with. i have to get over what i have done in the past and let God use me to be his hands and feet. God wants to use us, but so many times we are more concerned with what we have done than God even is. i know for me that sometimes i am so worried about feeling inadequate that i miss out on what He is doing around me and miss out on opportunities to be used. He has forgiven us, so when he rose form the freakin dead he was done worrying about our past. even today God has shown me that. i was listening to a song and it said that…

‘im not living for the past or the memories, theres’ no use in looking back, when there is nothing there to see’

the only thing i have to worry about is being aware of where God is and to run there and love with everthing that i am, cause if im where God then im in the right placeand if im in the right place then he is obviously in the right place…

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i plead insanity.

December 10, 2008 at 9:46 pm (Uncategorized)

well i just got done studying again for yet another final, but i recieved an email from my professor about insanity and how everybody uses the word competely wrong… when you say that someone is insane you are actually not even close to what they actually are. insanity is actually a term used in the judicial system and is a “court” term if you will.. knowing that she sent the email with the title of..

HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LEVEL OF INSANITY

1.) at lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and and point a hair dryer at passing cars.
(see if anyone slows down)
2.) page yourself over the intercom. (dont diguise your voice)
3.) everytime someone askes you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.
4.) put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks – once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions,
switch to espresso.
5.) in the memo field of all your checks, write ‘For Marijuana’.
6.) skip down the hall instead of walk and see how many looks you get.
7.) order diet water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
8.) specify that your drive-through order is ‘To Go’
(THAT WAS MY FAV)
9.) Sing along at the opera
10.) five days in advance, tell your friends you cant come to their party because you have a headache.
11.) when the money comes out of the ATM, scream ‘I Won! I Won!’
12.) when leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling, ‘Run for you lives! There loose!’

And Finally the best fit for where we find ourselves today…

13.) TELL YOUR CHILDREN OVER DINNER, ‘DUE TO THE ECONOMY, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO LET ONE OF
YOU GO…

i thought those were pretty good, let me know which one is you FAV…

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Blow the deuces!

December 9, 2008 at 5:01 pm (Uncategorized)

i have a freakin huge final today in none other history, civilization 1 to be exact, but for some reason i cant make myself study more… so i just started asking God to give me peace about it and while sitting at my computer two things happened..

my brother texted me and told me he was praying for me that i would do good, and coming from him that meant alot, but…
i also just started looking at some pics and found some peaceful photos and i just imagined being there with god and we were working an my test together.. call it a stretch but i might try it!
anywho here are some of the ones that i ran across…

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i dont know but for me that just allowed me to relax and spend some time that i desparately needed with god…

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Bloggers Unite…

November 30, 2008 at 8:19 pm (Uncategorized)

… so im sitting in church this morning and, still new to this blogging thing, i have to admit i was kind of listening for something to “blog” on… but the pasage we read was in Psalms and it got me thinking. david was sitting their writing out his thoughts in a song backslash also the bible, about what was going on in his life at the time. At first i was like holy crap, the bible is like a big blog of different men, then all in the same though i was like, “blake you are an idiot, and that is not what it is”. but the reason for this post is to say that, maybe that is a good way to explain the bible..

Now, i completely understand that the Word of God is holy and above all, and im not trying to bring it below the level that it should be held, but…

what i am trying to say is that so many times we think the bible and its stories are so far off and that God is somehow finished with us because the bible is finished being written. but i believe, and i have learned that we are just as much a part of Christ and His story as the people portrayed in it were… i believe that we are called to be part of that story and just because we are not techniquely writing that story (Bible) doesnt mean that we are not part of fufilling scripture in the aspect that we can be Christ to others and that are to be Christ and impact those for Him…

let me know what you think, or if you think i am completely wrong, because i want to learn something new if im going in the wrong direction… basically feedback people!!

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my first blog…

November 28, 2008 at 6:37 pm (Uncategorized)

This is kind of weird experience for me… i have many friends who “blog” and by the way when did blog become a verb? anywho i feel kind a pushed to do this because i have been told that i probably have a good number of random thoughts in my head (that i am unaware of that they can somehow see for me) that i should expound on through blogging… so here i am, i just got done making my profile that i cant quite figure out how to master and i feel like im back in senior writing class free writing my thoughts in one page for my teacher…

…but all kidding aside this is a neat way for people to get things off their chests.. so i think i will give it a try and see where god takes me by putting my thoughts into a keyboard for all to see…

lets go

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Hello world!

November 26, 2008 at 9:27 pm (Uncategorized)

hope your listening… forgive me if im wrong or speaking out of turn…

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