Just because I’m late doesn’t mean we can’t cut the virtual cake!
I am an official adult now. 18 years old. It is an odd thing having watched my Brother and Sister go through this before me.
Anyways, Happy birthday everyone!
Thanks for reading!
-Cullen Webb (The adult one)
I wanted to offer an explanation for my disappearance lately. Not an apology, mind you, because all of the reasons are good ones.
My family made the decision to sell our home and move back to the home-stead with our Grandma. This required two very difficult projects: 1) Prepare, list and sell our home. 2) Renovate the soon-to-be home.
We began on the second almost immediately. Spending most free weekdays driving an hour and a half to work on a 60-year old house. It has been rented by a wide variety of people, so it has seen more than most.
We then prepared our home. This took some work as well, as we are very good at stacking untold amounts of keep-sakes in places like our attic and garage. But with not a little elbow grease, we listed it for-sale-by-owner.
My mother has a knack for selling houses. It only took 2 weeks or so to get a serious offer. My Father accepted.
At this point in time we were not ready to move. The house we planned to move into was still a box with saw-dust inside. But both my parents thought they were being led to accept. So we did.
God is a creative guy, in case you haven’t been outside lately. He can make birds fly, fish breath underwater, and delay bank loans so families can renovate in time. It took over a month for the buyers loan to be approved. Which was both sweet and sour. We were fearful that it would not go through at all, and we were grateful that we were given extra time.
Now, the house is a beautiful country home that few would turn down. I love it. I want to post before and after pictures for all of you to see.
So now you have a glimpse of my schedule over the past few months. If you take the above and throw in softball, bible study, camp meeting, graduation, skate night, skeet shoot, trips to Canada, and various other things, you’ve nailed it right on the head.
So thanks a ton for your patience. I love to write, whether I’m good at it or not, so don’t think I don’t have plans for Nation Pains.
With tired fingers,
Before I say anything, I want you to realize that this is the very first time my name has found its way into the title. Weird.
Anyways. I am very sorry for not writing on here for so long. It’s not that I don’t want to, or am unable to, but because my laptop is getting a tune up and I don’t know when I will get it back.
Oh, and while we are on that subject, don’t EVER interrupt a Windows update. Even if you have multiple programs running at the same time and your dad wants to use your laptop to write a sermon.
*cough*Good thing I didn’t do that. *cough*
I can’t wait to start writing again. Many good ideas.
Thanks for reading and putting up with a procrastinator like myself.
Some of you big-shot bloggers out there are probably laughing at that number. But I leap for joy, with a hearty laugh to go along with it.
I had no idea there were so many, I just got on to clean up some of the robot spam members, and then realized just how many people have signed up in the last few months.
I need to think of something to do in celebration with you guys. A virtual cake? Nah. But let me know if you think of anything.
P.S – Want to be #126?
We just got back from a Prayer Summit. When I was told that Richard Owen Roberts was going to be the speaker, my initial thought was “who’s that?” followed by “I wonder how well he will speak.”
I am far too judgmental in my nature. So whenever I hear of an elderly man who is going to preach, I brace myself. For too many times they have lost their first love, and go after things they would prefer to keep out of the church.
But when Roberts spoke it became very clear, very quickly, that his first love was pale when compared to his current love. That his passion was not the music in the church, the dress in the church, or any other cosmetic issue. He shared with us his burden for the lack of holiness. The lack of prayer. The lack of passion.
He revealed to me so many scriptural truths in such a short time that my mind is spinning. I have not been this excited in such a long time.
I have yet to chew on the cud of this weekend, but I don’t think I will find anything disagreeable with what he taught. I have been challenged and changed.
I was looking for a list of good Christian videos on Youtube, and to my surprise there are none.
So with your help I want to create one. Send me the link to the favorite(s) of your choice and I will consider adding it to the list. Any type of Christian video is an option. Whether it is a sermon, compilation, inspirational or humorous.
I have also asked the people over at Sermon Index and a few other forums for help with this subject.
Until the list comes together, here’s a video that inspired my first video and was a huge challenge to my life:
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.
I just updated the video page, even though it doesn’t look like much. I have been searching for a very long time for a plugin that would allow only my registered users to download my videos.
It’s still free of course. You simply need to login to your account before the video becomes available for download.
/shortest post ever
A long time ago, on a post far far away, I tested IntenseDebate comments on this blog. It didn’t go over so well. It required an account with IntenseDebate, it had trouble syncing with NationPains, and the format was a lil messed up.
After that, I used the default WordPress comment system. *yawn*
Complete with ignorance to line spacing, personal avatars, and reply features.
I am glad to introduce to you, DisQus.
It’s pronounced discuss, and I have fallen in love with it. You can now comment on NationPains using your Facebook, Yahoo or Twitter account. It also has support for Open ID.
Let me know how you guys like it, and if you run into any issues or bugs.