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The Docter's Diagnosis
Monday, November 13, 2006
 
Just wanted to see if this thing still worked... I see the pictures still are not working... Oh well.
Sunday, April 10, 2005
 
God's people are cool. I threw the frisbee with Jason today and got to chill with Voctor and Kim tonight(and see Burt as an added bonus). It was good. Today Jay called me up and wanted to throw the frisbee. Kinda random but fun. Tonight I walked up town with some people from my dorm. They headed to a house party, I headed to see Kim. I am glad I chose to see Kim. It just seemed refreshing tonight. Don't know why, but it did. This probably stems from the feelings I get from being in the dorm. It is hard not to feel like you are getting sucked into the things going on around you. It is scary to feel like you are getting sucked into the things around you. Just all that goes on around this place is nuts. How things work, the way people interact, why we do what we do. It is like a big whirlwind that you get caught up in, and tonight it was just me taking a step back and connecting with Kim and Victor. Just gets the wheels turning in the head when God sends moments like these into my life, like how I want to go deeper with people. I get these little glimpses of getting to know people better, and I love it. Like the last time we took a Veritas trip caving, I remember everyone was up at 7 in the morning and everything was so real. No one was putting up a front, no one was trying to be anyone else but themselves. It was great. There is just something about being with Godly people and going deeper with these people that I am attracted to.
Anyway, just got a little refreshment tonight that I wanted to blog about. It is so much better thinking about these things than physics or Hamlet. I hate Shakespeare.
Monday, April 04, 2005
 
"The Reds had never had an Opening Day walkoff home run -- until Monday, that is. Joe Randa did the honors against the Mets.

On a day when Mets newcomers Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran shined, Randa stole the spotlight with a game-winning solo home run, a batter after Adam Dunn tied it with a two-run shot. It was the first time the Reds won a season-opening game in which they trailed heading into the bottom of the ninth inning since 1981, when Cincinnati had the best record in the majors (yet did not make the postseason due to the strike, which splintered the season into two halves).

As for Randa (technically a former ESPN employee, as he was a broadcaster for ESPN Radio during the 1999 playoffs), he might be one of the better unknown pickups of the offseason. While he may not be great at anything, Randa is consistent, having hit .280 or better in each of the last three seasons. One thing is for sure. The Mets wish he was still in Kansas City."

That is the way we like to sart it off. Look out...
Monday, February 28, 2005
 
Today was good. I come away feeling fulfilled, yet so hungry for more. Thanks goes out to the people in my community Veritas and to people from Ordinary Community for just being who you are and encouraging me in ways you don't even realize.

God, thanks for today.
Sunday, February 06, 2005
 
I heard the birds chirping this morning. It was really warm and sunny yesterday. I WANT SPRING! Ahh, man, this weather is too much of a tease. I know we got more winter, but I can't help but hope that we can get by without more cold weather. If I think about it, this winter has gone by pretty fast this year. It is already February. That's crazy.

Last night was the first night I have stayed in the dorms in a week. I was campin' out at the Johnson's residence the rest of the week, recovering from a cold that is now almost gone. Wooo Hooo! It's tough coming back to the dorms. I don't fit in. And this is not a bad thing for me anymore, I just don't fit in here, and that is fine. I have been trying hard to get to know some of the guys here and it just doesn't work. I don't know how to do it. I sat in someone's room last night and listened to people argue about how they love Ohio State and what fraternities they like. I really could care less about these things. How do I relate to people here? I mean look at what I have accomplished so far. I feel like other people have influenced me more than I have them. It sucks. I have yet to meet someone who is my age who I can talk to about the Kingdom. I have yet to meet someone my age who is like minded. Don't get me wrong, I hang out with people here and play video games, just no real substantial relationships based on God with people of my age. I think in one of my failed attempts at this, last week I prayed for a kid in my hall. He was down in the dumps and I asked him if I could pray for him, and did. I don't know if I was expecting a revelation from God to come upon him and for him to give his life to Christ right there or what, but it seems like I probably just freaked him out. Whatever. Like I said, I don't know what I am doing.

I do know one thing, last week's stay was like a vacation for me. I was just able to be myself and hang out with God minded people all week. So a big thanks goes out to Glenn and Cathy for allowing me to stay at in their home for a week and also for allowing me to just be me when I am there.

Well, the big chili cookoff is almost upon us, so I need to go get mentally prepared for this thing.
Monday, January 31, 2005
 
Been awhile since my last post. Lots has happened. I have decided dorm life is pretty unsanitary. I think you can actually see a virus getting passed around this place. I guess it's my turn to catch the bug, and as a result I have been spending time at the Johnson Community Hospital trying to recover. It is awesome to have people in your life who will take you in even when you are coughing, hacking, wheezing, snotting, and sneezing all over the place.

Even with the cold, life has been proceeding. One particular event that I meant to blog about last week but never seemed to get around to it was last Sunday's Communion. I really enjoyed it. It had been a long time since I had taken Communion and it was nice to sit and just think about what that means. Another part of last Sunday that I was extremely encouraged by was Virgi praying over us. Her prayer was extremely encouraging and she prayed over parts of my life that have been on my mind a lot lately. One thing in particular that she prayed for was that I would have the words to say. This meant so much to me. I struggle, especially in the dorms here on how to relate to guys around me. What to say in certain situations, when to say it? Virgi's prayer just really encouraged me and was awesome. Thanks Virgi.

Well I got class.

Peace Out.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005
 
Well, an interesting return to school to say the least. I have been computerless since I've been back. It all started with an unplugged hard drive that led to Windows crashing, which led to me tinkering with my hard drive and then breaking it. So today I took a trip down to Micro Center and got me a new one. After several hours of loading on all my software, I now sit with a brand new hard drive and quite a bit poorer. Oh well, a valuable lesson was learned here: don't drop your hard drive, it will break.

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