Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

So Shall it Be.

Stand and lift your heads
Redemption is drawing near
The armies of heaven
Are riding in the air

Look into the clouds
Every eye will see
Christ coming down
So shall it be

Like lightning through the sky
Everyone will know
Jesus is alive
And reigns forevermore

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

Praise be to the savior
Praise be to the king
Who conquered death and sorrow
And made our hearts to sing
-Cool Hand Luke

Monday, January 22, 2007

"Jeremy at Work"

I drew this last night while we were playing Yahtzee. You can tell who was winning. Yep, my mom! :)


Saturday, January 20, 2007

Did God Create Evil?

A university professor, at a well-known institution of higher learning,challenged his students with this question.

"Did God create everything that exists?"

A student bravely replied, "Yes, he did!"

"God created everything?" The professor asked.

"He certainly did," the student replied.

The professor answered, "If God created everything, then God created evil. And, since evil exists and, according to the principal that our works define who we are, then we can assume God is evil."

The student became quiet and did not answer the professor's hypothetical definition. The professor, quite pleased with himself, boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth.

Another student raised his hand and said, "May I ask you a question Professor?"

"Of course", replied the Professor.

The student stood up and asked, "Professor, does cold exist?"

"What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?"

The other students snickered at the young man's question.

The young man replied, "In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat.Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460F) is the total absence of heat; and all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat."

The student continued, "Professor, does darkness exist?"

The Professor responded, "Of course it does."

The student replied, "Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact, we can use Newton's prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present."Finally the young man asked the Professor, "Sir, does evil exist?"

Now uncertain, the Professor responded, "Of course, as I have already said.We see it every day. It is in the daily examples of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.

To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist, sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat, or the darkness that comes when there is no light."

With that, the Professor sat down.

The young man's name was Albert Einstein.

Interesting~ :)


Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that’s why they call it the present.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, January 19, 2007

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Today Steve and I had an uneventful day at work of playing with something we normally don't play powder. Of all the white stuff we could play with it had to be baby powder.

Steve started it. That is all that needs to come out onto these pages now. Here I was working hard on an important matter of writing on a piece of paper copious notes of documentation while Steve was using a counting scale to count little things that Mrs. Foster(our boss) asked us to do. Anyways, in these blue things, baby powder is coated all over them because it helps to fluff them so they can slid better and stuff. Kind an anoiying addition to an already tough piece of work materal.

Well Steve was getting his hands turned from a humanly pink to a ghostly white in a matter of minutes and Steve being the kind guy decided that my sweat shirt needed a paint job. So he wrote in big letters on my back "Steve", kind of a blah word. Soon, we had turned our shirts from their original color to tint lighter. Grrrrrrrrr.......

Steve, took it a little farther and soon my hair was a slight blond. While I kindly patted down Steve's hair with some baby powder. (Honest there was a fly on his head :)>) I told him you got some gray hair already.... Ha Ha ha!

After our event of counting out all these little blue things also called vent seals. We were both pretty covered in baby powder. Steve more so because he handled the vents seals more than I, but anyway Mrs. Foster came down and kind of laughed at us. Steve also had half of his face covered with baby powder, but he did that to himself.

This all happened in the space of about 10-20 minutes at work today.

Well, the moral of the story is make sure wash your hands before eating dinner! By the way I had enchiladas for dinner! Yum!

Woke me up!

Title: Waking Lazarus

Author: T.L. Hines

I read this book over my "break" of being sick, the last two weeks. I just plowed through it like a hot knife through butter.
The story is a cross between a thriller and a mystery. It takes place around a guy named Jude Allman who has died three times and came back to life each time. He doesn't understand it or why he has not died. Allman becomes a paranoid recluse in Red Lodge, Mont., where he works under an assumed name as a school janitor; His son, Nathan, lives with his mother elsewhere in town. As a string of child abductions begin, Jude finds he possesses supernatural powers that allow him to see into the lives of others. When Nathan is kidnapped, Jude finds his purpose and his faith. Hines handles the numerous flashbacks and switches in point of view well, and has a deft touch in knowing just how much information to give and how much to withhold. I was wrapped up in the story so tight like a bow on a present. You will be caught up in the mystery and suspense of who you think the kidnapper is and don't be fooled by what you read.
Take some time to catch up with a good suspense novel filled with interesting questions about purpose.
Read this book! 5/5 Stars

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

5now D@y!

Its Alfred!
Jeremy asking "what is this white stuff called?"

Me about to pass a football to J on the road

Nice sculptures!

Deep snow!

Ahh! What a day! School let out early, took 30 minutes to get home, white washing Jeremy's face in the snow, Jeremy trying to take me down playing tackle football and eventually succeeding, walking to the store and back, making a snow angel in the snow..........

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Cute kids!

My neice Felicity and my nephew River

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

My Aunt and Uncle's dog named Wallace! Awesome dog!



The alarm goes off....but it wasn't by my clock, but the instant jolt of waking up. Ahhh....the joy of school. Waking up at 5am to go to work then to school. As I was getting ready to leave my room I turned all the lights off and headed out, but then realized that the light switch for the laundry room was on the other side. (Great, Andy!) So I stumbled blindly through the room using my powers of memory to make sure I don't run into our new dryer in the room.(Mom would pounce on me if she found out there was a mark on the dryer) As I walking through the room for some reason I thought about how blind people might feel because I could not see a thing. Finalily, I made it through the room..... after about 5min.
I had a yummy breakfast of eggs and toast and packed my lunch for another exciting day of whatever! I go outside around 5:20am to go start my car and what do I find cat prints all over the hood of my car. Frustrated, I took like 7 seconds wiping them all off. (What a waste of time). I go back inside and finished up grabing odds and ends (Like my CD collection! I can't leave home without it!)
Then my dad comes out and says, the most robust and amazing thing all morning. "Hey Andy", that sounds like Big Foot in a cave.....whatever that means. I respond likewise. Check this band out!

I clock in at work and get to work...........and work.......(you don't want to hear about this). Ok well I basicly spent the better part of the morning stuffing vent seals into tube retainers and then stuffing tubes in those. (See, I knew you didn't want to hear this) :) Then Steve shows up around 8am and we get into our regular time of talking about everything! From what color socks I am wearing to school and Hawaii! We talk while we rebuild sprayers....

I leave and tell Steve "Hey change the date on this time clock is says it is still November!" (I think, he was still trying to figure out why I was leaving so soon when class didn't start till 11, whatever) -Check out Relient K's new song!

I arrive at the lovely place I like to call Skull(I mean, school) and see a very fond sight, an open parking space. I then remembered that I had not got my goggles for chemistry class. So I briskly walk to the book store and buy some for 5.75. (What! 6 bucks!)
I then head to class and wait around outside for like ten mintues as the class before mine is still in progress and teacher is going on and on..........(I sat ouside the room admiring the weird notes all over the walls. I noticed a cool note that said, "Duck tape=The Force, it has a dark side and a light side and holds the world together one piece at a time" or something like that. Can't remember. )
By this time, the doors had opened so I was allowed into the class room awaiting my doom to follow.
We met our new teacher who seemed ok I think, just a little crazy about safety in the lab.

Final class lets out with my brain hurting or maybe that was my stomach, I don't remember. Anyways, I was starving, so I go to the cafeteria and gracefully yet with speed I eat my sandwiches humbly. :) I get a quick 25 mintue break and then it is back into class with more chemistry.

Round 2! Now it is lab time and the first 45mintues could put anyone to sleep as she goes over where things are and guess what, more safety. Oh well. We get down to the experiments and there are like 5 we had to do, but my team finished them! Yes! Alot of weighing and water tests and....At the end of our last experiment our teacher writes on the board a really confusing note that throws my group into a loop and we are all over the papers trying to figure out what going on. It took like 30 mintues trying to figure out what test went where and what measurement and all that. We were the last ones to leave at.............3:40.

I pull into the house. Tired........
Go into my room and stare at the wall for like 15mintues. Finaly I read for little bit and by this time everyone has left for puppet practice.

I awake ready to go to the club. So I go to club and work out for little bit and watch some people play basketball and raquetball who are really good! I do a stair climber thing for 10 mintues and by that time my legs are i went home.

Found my here, typing the words "found me here typing the words"....this is one of those things that could go on and on....I think.

I got to go!

Hey take it easy all! Enjoy Tuesdays because they are not Mondays! Make sure you tip your waiters and waitresses! :0

Monday, January 1, 2007

Welcome 2007.........Goodbye 2006

Welcome to 2007
We are that much closer to heaven
Today is the start of something new
Tomorrow you will know something you never knew

Goodbye 2006
We thank you for the endless mix
Of fun and games and wonderful joy
to Ultimate Frisbee and playing with a toy

Welcome to 2007
Things are just getting better since 1911
Before we had nothing(so it seemed)
But now we are blessed because we are in God's team

Goodbye 2006
May we ever say without any ticks
That God is the sole reason I exist
To bring Him glory and honor from my lips
Happy New Year to you and your kin
May we always love God and hate sin