Here is a photo I use while on christian forums and Tangle:
My family got me a t-shirt with the logo and a phrase: “Friends don’t let friends go to Hell.”
My brother saw the t-shirt and drew me a picture:
I just wanted to share that with you.
Wow. I don’t think I’ve gone this long without a post before.
But I have good news! My laptop has arrived and I am revved and ready. I am probably going to break the time/space continuum somewhere by uploading a photo of my laptop with my laptop…but oh well.
Needless to say, the next video is underway. I am very excited about it, but as always God has a final say in its production. So I have no idea what it will end up like.
I have so many issues I want to write about. Universalism, Feminism, Jehovah Witness’, No-Smoking laws, etc… But I’m simply going to share with you a video I found moving.
This way I can catch you off guard on controversial issues. *chuckle*
Thanks everybody for reading. It means a lot.
If cyber-world has dust, the family computer just bit it.
I have been in a constant war with over 90 different virus and trojan programs on that thing. It is so bogged down I can’t even open Microsoft Word. What started with the Google Hijack virus became Anti-Spyware Plus and so much more.
People, get good protection for your PC.
Anyways, that is why I have not responded to any comments or written any posts recently. I would not risk uploading a virus to nationpains even if the computer could use the internet anymore.
But my laptop is almost here. Oh the joy. I will turn that thing into Fort Knox against even a temporary cookie.
I’ll be keeping you up to date in no time.
My entire family is pretty much sick. We’ve been huddled in our house keeping a fire going, and trying not to sneeze or cough on each other.
It started with my younger brothers, then my younger sister, and then my mother. Now me.
Little Sam has it the worst. He is running a 104 tempature. He was taken to the doctor who told us we all probably have swine flu. Heheh.
Okay, here’s the thing. What is the big deal about swine flu? I mean, I thought it was an exageration before I had it, and now that I do I think even less of it. I feel like I have a simple cold. Only a doctor could tell the difference.
End of the world? Whatever.
I cannot describe to people how much I hate being in skits. Oh the agony. I must learn how to say no sometime soon.
*insert manly screaming noise here*
Anyways, my home is empty. My 2 older sibling have more or less moved out, one is married and the other will be in a matter of days.
We are only missing 2 people, but the house seams to be vacant. Maybe the youngers have simply stopped screaming? I dunno.
A very short while before I have that laptop. I have so many plans for the next few months that wouldn’t be possible without it. The previous 2 videos were developed on my poor older Sisters laptop, among other computers.I think for a period I used it more than her.
I have been unable to think about what to post on recently though. It seams as though the major issues right now are all political. Nobel peace prize, health care, Iraq war, Presidents BBQ, and who can keep track of the rest? *sigh*
I got a bud in Iraq right now who is on his way out. He’ll be in Germany for a very long time, so it’s still awhile before he is home home. But he can be here for Christmas.
Still worries about my future job/ministry floating around in my head. Every once in a while they grab hold of the reins and guide my thoughts. Bad thing.
Debating with people over the morality of Atheism. Apparently I am not allowed to use evolution as an example, because they assume I am saying all evolutionists are atheists, or vice verse. Good grief.
Maybe I’ll post a debate soon about evolution co-existing with theism? Or more specifically, Christianity. These things all seam so impossible to me. Yet there are dozens of people on these forums who have somehow made peace with the idea.
I hate olives.
The Prayer Summit was awesome!
Spending time with our pastors and worship team was a lot of fun. And when I spoke it lasted an amazing 23 minutes.
Looking forward to the next one. There are not many things worth going to above a prayer meeting.
The video was released to the subscribers of Nation Pains a couple days ago. In 2 more days it will be made public.
The laptop fund is complete. A huge thank-you to WoodyC, my brother Josh and sister in law Manda, and of course to my parants. DrewP and a few others will help me pick out a good one. Whoever thought Toshiba vs. Dell vs. HP vs. Gateway was such an issue? *sigh*
I get to be in a play Saturday. Hopefuly by then my brain will stop leaking out of my nose. Oh how I hate being sick.
People may argue that illness is a sign of how “poorly designed” the human body is. But I don’t even want to think about what would happen to us if our nose didn’t run, our muscles didn’t ache, or etc.
God is good, Amen?
There is a Prayer Summit coming up. It’s the 26th of this month.
I have been asked to speak there, and of course I am terrified. Maybe some day I will get over it. Maybe I won’t.
Either way I have to get ready, starting with this weekend.
It seams as though all of the speakers have been asked to use a subject concerning “Eternity.” That’s a tricky subject.
I have never been to or experienced eternity. I’ve not even been alive for 2 decades. *sigh*
Thankfully what I am speaking on has nothing to do with eternity itself.
I wanted to post another video today, but decided I have too many on the front page already. Maybe next time.
One year ago this blog was launched. Wow.
It is very convenient that it was born very near my birthday.
A lot has happened in a year. To this blog and to me both. I have never been so busy in my life. Trying to make a tiny living, while I prepare for full time ministry. Planning videos, without a laptop (soon to change). *sigh*
I am worn out. Emotionaly and Spiritualy. And now that my family spent the weekend at Kings Island, physically as well.
I have been doing a very good job at keeping my birthday from my friends in the youth group. Why am I doing so? I don’t know. It started out as a little game of secrecy, but now it has become a huge conspiracy. I have my family throwing a party and telling dates and such. However a few in the youth group know the real month somehow.
So if you are in my youth group and reading this, I have something to tell you:
I have alot planned for the next year. A video to be released in October, and many more waiting at the tip of my brain to be developed. Good grief, I need to buy that laptop soon.
Thank you so for being a reader,
Just this morning I had the opportunity to speak to my congregation. Of course I was scared to death, but with God given courage I made it through.
I was shocked however to hear that I had only spoken for 13 minutes. Quite the quick sermon huh?
Something I should work on next time. I thought for sure this was going to be a longer one.
What I am worried about right now is that “The Passion Promise” has vanished for Tangle. Without any explanation. I emailed them to hopefuly get an answer. There were allot of views and comments I would hate to lose.
It has happened before though. We will see what happens.
Maybe it is supposed to be setting the stage for the next video?
“The Prophecy Promise” will be released October 1st. It is a christmas video, and dispite the title, it has no prophetic speakers. You will see what I mean.
Thank you for your prayers everyone! They help and aweful lot.
Keep me in your prayers. I will be preaching this Sunday.
Although I am excited about the particular message I will be speaking on, I am terrified of getting in the way. Pray that I keep a godly mind about me, and that I preach only the words God would have me speak. Pray that the words will be timely, and that hearts will accept it.
Pray that God will be ever-present in my thoughts.