Friday, December 29, 2006

My Top 5, five, V lists of 2006!

Top 5 Movies I saw in theatres:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2. Mission Impossible III
3. Charlotte's Web
4. Flyboys
5. The Prestige

Top 5 Novels I read:
1. Levi's Will-W. Dale Cramer
2. Imposter-Davis Bunn
3. The Mill House-Paul McCusker
4. Comes a Horseman-Robert Liparulo
5(tie). Bad Ground- W. Dale Cramer
Relentless-Robin Parrish
House- Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker
The Pendragon Cycle(all 3 books)/The Song of Albion trilogy-Stephen R. Lawhead

Top 5 Cds:
1. Skillet-Comotose
2. Copeland- Eat, Sleep, Repeat
3. Watashi Wa- Eager Seas
4. Forever Changed- Chapters
5. The Lonely Hearts- Paper Tapes

Top 5 Food's:
1. Pizza
2. Burritos
3. Peanut Butter & Jelly
4. Omelet
5. Pancakes

Top 5 Places I visited:
1. Silver Falls in Salem
2. Memphis, Tenn.
3. Texas
4. Moscow, Idaho
5. My Home

Top 5 Events:
1. My 19th Birthday
2. The Raft Trip
3. The Family Retreat
4. V.B.S.
5. The Talent Night

Top 5 Ulitmate Frisbee games:
1. March 5th
2. June 4th
3. Augest 27th
4. September 3rd
5. May 28th

Top 5 gifts God has given me:
1. Jesus Christ
2. Everything......................................................... :)

These lists could go on and on......

The Lord has blessed me this year very bountifully!

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6: 19-21

Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Christmas!

"For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this." -Isaiah 9:6-7

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Gift Wrapping tips for Men

This is the time of year when we think back to the very first
Christmas when the Three Wise Men: Gaspar, Balthazar and Herb
went to see the baby Jesus; and according to the Book of
Matthew, "presented unto Him gifts; gold, frankincense, and

These are simple words, but if we analyze them carefully, we
discover an important, yet often overlooked, theological fact.
There is no mention of wrapping paper.

If there had been wrapping paper, Matthew would have said so:
"And lo, the gifts were inside 600 square cubits of paper. And
the paper was festooned with pictures of Frosty the Snowman.
And Joseph was going to throweth it away, but Mary saideth unto
him, she saideth, 'Holdeth it! That is nice paper! Saveth it
for next year!' And Joseph did rolleth his eyeballs. And the
baby Jesus was more interested in the paper than the

But these words do not appear in the Bible, which means that the
very first Christmas gifts were NOT wrapped. This is because
the people giving those gifts had two important characteristics:
1. They were wise. 2. They were men.

Men are not big gift wrappers. Men do not understand the point
of putting paper on a gift just so somebody else can tear it
off. This is not just my opinion; this is a scientific fact
based on a statistical survey of two guys I know.

One is Rob, who said the only time he ever wraps a gift is
"if it's such a poor gift that I don't want to be there when the
person opens it."

The other is Gene, who told me he does wrap gifts, but as a
matter of principle never takes more than 15 seconds per gift.
"No one ever had to wonder which presents daddy wrapped at
Christmas," Gene said. "They were the ones that looked like
enormous spitballs."

I also wrap gifts, but because of some defect in my motor
skills, I can never completely wrap them. I can take a gift the
size of a deck of cards and put it the exact center of a piece
of wrapping paper the size of a regulation volleyball court, but
when I am done folding and taping, you can still see a sector of
the gift peeking out. (Sometimes I camouflage this sector with
a marking pen.)

If I had been an ancient Egyptian in the field of mummies, the
lower half of the Pharaoh's body would be covered only by Scotch

On the other hand, if you give my wife a 12-inch square of
wrapping paper, she can wrap a C-130 cargo plane. My wife, like
many women, actually likes wrapping things. If she gives you a
gift that requires batteries, she wraps the batteries
separately, which to me is very close to being a symptom of
mental illness. If it were possible, my wife would wrap each
individual volt.

My point is that gift-wrapping is one of those skills like
having babies that come more naturally to women than to men.
That is why today I am presenting:

* Whenever possible, buy gifts that are already wrapped.
If, when the recipient opens the gift, neither one of you
recognizes it, you can claim that it's myrrh.

* The editors of Woman's Day magazine recently ran an item on
how to make your own wrapping paper by printing a design on it
with an apple sliced in half horizontally and dipped in a
mixture of food coloring and liquid starch.
They must be smoking crack.

* If you're giving a hard-to-wrap gift, skip the wrapping paper!
Just put it inside a bag and stick one of those little adhesive
bows on it. This creates a festive visual effect that is sure to
delight the lucky recipient on Christmas morning:

YOUR WIFE: Why is there a Hefty trash bag under the tree?
YOU: It's a gift! See? It has a bow!
YOUR WIFE (peering into the trash bag): It's a leaf blower.
YOU: Gas-powered! Five horsepower!
YOUR WIFE: I want a divorce.
YOU: I also got you some myrrh.

In conclusion, remember that the important thing is not what you
give or how you wrap it. The important thing, during this very
special time of year, is that you save the receipt.

~(c) by Dave Barry~

Don't forget to laugh during this Christmas season,
and to my knowledge one of the wise men was not named Herb.

-My Uncle sent me this....pretty funny!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I like this...

"I have seen land where kings extend their hands in justice rather than reach for the sword; where mercy, kindness, and compassion flow like deep water over the land, and men revere virtue, revere truth, revere beauty, above comfort, pleasure, or selfish gain. A land where peace reigns in the hearts of men; where faith blazes like a beacon on every hill and love like a fire from every hearth; where the True God is worshiped and His ways acclaimed by all."


If you go here you can see a short, very short video of our band playing:

not very good quality, but anyway....for some reason it won't let me post it directly to my blog....hmmmmm


Sunday, December 17, 2006

New Shoes!

My Uncle got these for me, for Christmas! Pretty Spiffy! I really designed these shoes myself...thanks again Uncle Bill!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

An answer to prayer.


Grades were just posted today and I am SO thankful for the Lord and His work in my life. His continued blessings and continually reminding me that His plan is perfect and it may not always work out the way I want, but it is the way He wants.

Lets start with, this past school term has been, shall we say, the most "difficult" for me in different ways and hardest on me. It has not been hard as in I don't understand it, but hard as in I have been "lazy" so so and taking things in stride kind of thing, but anyway, on with my story.

I took three classes last term, Physical Science, American Lit, and Geology. I figured as I went into Geology, hey it would be a piece of cake because I had taken other telecourses that were easy, and as I went into American Lit, I thought, I have taken this before, and as I went into Physical Science I wasn't too worried.

As I got out of my first Geology test I was struck with how bad I did and I mean terrible, I failed the test with a 58%. I was devastated. I could not believe it, I kept telling myself, hey it will be ok, it was just the first test, but I still felt really bad. I went home and lay my concerns at the Lord's feet and went on with school.

Next, I had a midterm that I took in Physical Science and I was pretty confident going into it, but when I got the results, I was shocked! I got a 66%. I thought there was something wrong with me! I thought I was going to fail.

Now I am not just telling you all about my woes and everything. There is a point to this story.

I had three tests in Geology and as I went into the next one I figured out that I needed an average of 76% on the next two tests to pass the class, so I worked on trying to get that up. Before and as I was taking the next test I kept praying hard, because I didn't want to fail this test too and when i got the results back I was so happy!!! I got a 77%! Now you may think, that is pretty bad, but for me it was awesome! The Lord is awesome and he had answered my prayers!

Then while this was going on, I was still upset on my science test that I had gotten a "D" on, but as I found out, not many people had done very well too so that was kind of a comfort. A week or two after I had taken the test the teacher handed out this paper in class explaining his idea to change the course policy. He changed the tests from being 50% of our grade to 30%. Our homework he changed from 30% to 50%. I was ecstatic! I was so thankful to the Lord for that! I was doing perfect on my homework and this meant that the tests would not take up much of my grade. The Lord had again answered prayer!

While in American Lit. I was passing with flying colors so praise the Lord.

Now, back to Geology. I went in to take the final test and boy was I scared I had to get at least a 75% grade and you may think that it would be easy, but it was not. As I was taking the test I seemed to get baffled by almost every question and it seemed like to me that I didn't know any of the questions. I kept asking the Lord to help me choose the right question. As I left the testing center I was disappointed with myself and felt like I would fail this class. You may think that I am exaggerating, but I am not, all that night I could not sleep at all stricken with worry.

In the last tests in Science and American Lit. I did fine, but my main concern was in Geology. I kept praying to the Lord, but my heart was heavy with fear.

I found out that my teacher in Geology had posted the final grades so I went to the website with dread and fear of what I got. As I scrolled down the page(because my I.D. was at the bottom) my heart was thumping so hard and as I looked at my test score was amazed!! I had gotten a 87%! I practically jumped up in the computer labs and yelled "Thank you Lord"!!!!!!!!!!!! I had passed with a "C".

So in conclusion of this long short story, I must conclude that I got a "B+" in American Lit, "A-"(which was another surprise for me) in Science, and a "C" in Geology! I am VERY happy with those grades!

So, if you have any problems bugging you now or in the future, turn to the Lord, "casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you". (1 Peter 5:7) This says, cast all your cares! So remember the Lord cares for you so give Him everything and let Him deal with it. I was one to bottle up all my fear and worry inside where it does nothing , but caused pain and lets you lose a good nights sleep. Give it to Lord! Also what I have learned is that prayer works!! We should just not pray to Him when the times our bad, but when the times our good. Also we must not pray expecting the results to be picture perfect or the way we want it to be, but the way God wants it to be. In my case, I didn't get all "A"'s, but I did pass my classes and for that I am ever thankful to the Lord!

"As a father pities his children, So the LORD pities those who fear Him". - Psalm 103:13

“And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these thing shall be added to you". -Luke 12:29-31

Now on to Winter term.................... :) Ignore if you can all the empty words and stuff just get the main points. :)

Monday, December 11, 2006

Pics of band practice...

In Motion

Hard at work

Reid rawking out!
Some fun!

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Band Practice.

Hey All!

Tonight we had a grand band practice! We had the whole crew there, Reid, Davey, Marcus, Jeremy, and I. Davey was pounding out the drums respectively, while Reid was once again flying across the fret board with confidence, Jeremy was plucking bass notes with his eyes closed 2% of the time, and I....well I was having fun! :) Marcus was indisposed most of the time, but thats ok.

Davey treated us to steak and more food than I thought would be necessary. While in our break time we worked on more important things.....

After this Marcus and Dave showed us their coolio lick they had made up together and then we rawked out and called it swell!

Next time I will get some pics up..............

A good Saturday laugh!

Thursday, December 7, 2006


Wow, I am wiped out.... Just got back from playing raquetball and what do you know, Marcus beat me again... (sigh)....

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Book Review!

Relentless by Robin Parrish book 1 of the Domonion trilogy

I found out about this book as I was browsing the Internet on A great website by the way! I saw that the author Robin Parrish had really wrote this for his fans over a period of time in short stories posted on the Interent, but they wanted it to put into book form so Parrish got the book published and boy is it great! I finally pickd the book up a couple of weeks ago and jsut blazed through it like hot metal through wax or something like that.

The story starts off with a bang and continues that till the end. Grant Borrows steps off the bus one day and sees himself walking to work with his breafcase in hand and Grant's life is thrown into a frenzy. People after him right and left trying to kill him and even the reader is left in the dark which, I guess, part of the story. Questions filled my head as I read.....come on where are the answers! Typical of me always wanted the answers before the story is even over.

As the story progresses Grant meetes up with others who have also been "shifted". Grant soon reliezes he is the one the people have been waiting for to lead them. The others that Grant finds, including himself all have special powers. As the story goes on Grant tries to uncover the truth of his life and what he will discover will change his favorite color from red to blue, ok forget that last part, but if you want a good thrill ride, relentlless action, and great story. Than go find Robin Parrish's book before you 2 out 07.

4.5/5 Stars! A good superhero book with great messages. Enjoy or Unjoy! :)


I just woke up
Coffee in my cup
Such a warm and sunny day
Find out what the paper says
Message from the President
No more tax for residents

I'm so happy, feeling snappy
My life is rosy, I'm feeling comfy cozy.

Free, limo ride
Free food inside
Getting paid triple time
Gotta go to Anaheim
Grabbed my briefcase, left my house
Got a meeting with the mouse
Flying first class

I'm so happyFeeling snappy
My life is rosy' I'm feeling comfy cozy
Keeps getting better
Good times forever
And this is one great day

Playing guitar in a band
Just got back from Disney Land
Driving my new four by four
Ed McMahon is at my door
Stocks I bought just went up
Canucks won the Stanley cup
Bill Gates put me in his will
Someone paid my visa bill

I'm so happyFeeling snappy
My life is rosyI'm feeling comfy cozy
I'm so happyFeeling snappy
Will there be sorrow
When I wake up tomorrow

I got a 87% on Geology test so I am feeling Super Duper!

Monday, December 4, 2006


You have just found your way into my hut. I hope you are able to stay around for awhile, if not, I hope, you leave more blessed than when you came in.