Thursday, June 22, 2006
Well, I wasn't able to make it to the first day of the work camp, but I did attend the dinner and devotion. On the first day everyone still seemed very uncomfortable around eacher. I was able to attend the full work camp on the second day, and it was HOT!!!! The food Ruby made was awesome! You just can't beat homemade food! I did some weedeating, and picked weeds out of a garden. When it was time for dinner, I noticed the most wonderful thing, everyone was integrated as one big happy youth group! The one thing I have always wanted to happen for a long time! I also made two new friends that day, and that's one thing I love about these youth type functions is the ability to make new friends! The devotion was excellent as well, filled with laughter and serious thoughts. In the end when it was all over, I wasn't able to make a personal goodbye to my new friends, nor could a find a way to, so I just said see you later! The was an experience that I shall never forget and I hope the next time, I will make even more new friends and get to know more youth groups better! This truly was an indescribable moment!
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Saturday, June 17, 2006
I had a dream last night..and that dream had to do with my best friend in high school, what made this dream so hard for me when I woke up was that we did fun things together, going places and truly having an awesome friendship...but of course none of this ever seems to happen in real life. I look back and I thought I had opportunities and yes I did ask him if he wanted to do stuff, but I guess his busy schedule got in the way (or his girlfriend). Could I have made a difference? Can I still do something about it? I sent him a text message asking if he wanted to do something before college starts...I just hope he accepts my request. Sometimes I think the dreams I have could possibly serve a very deep purpose and I don't realize it.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
People tend to think that surprises still exist in this world, they do, but usually the surprises come from the hearts of young children, once you hit your teenage years, this thing called surprise rarely ever works. Here are some ideas that no longer work to make a surprise for a person of my age, going into a store and trying to keep the one whose birthday is tomorrow away from the person purchasing the presents, that's just a big give away. Next is acting so strange, as we all know this is definitely not cover up for a surprise type of tactic. Lastly don't blame any mishaps on the person that is supposedly responsible for the guy having a birthday the next day, that only makes it more noticeable of something that is about to happen. Now that I have you drawn into this interesting concept it's time to apply it to something that gives this topic some meaning. As I learned in church, if people around you can't tell you are a Christian without you telling them, then you have done something very wrong...does this ring a bell? Is this a surprise to anyone? If a person is surprised that you are a Christian then...well...I think it's time for a reality check. I know that I'm not perfect and nobody else is either, but in order to make people think you are a Christian from my perspective, you need to be quite different from the crowd. How people saw me as a Christian was through my innocent action of following the rules, rarely getting into trouble, and the way my conscience acts in certain situations. These are a few things from my perspective that people see in me as a Christian. Don't make people act surprised that you are a Christian, show through expressions, the voice effect doesn't always work. Don't let people be surprised about you, hopefully they know what you are by how you act, and not by what you say. I personally don't like surprises, due to the fact that they can be very scary depending on the situation. What's your goal in life? Are you wanting to surprise everyone about what you are, or do you want them to know who you are without it being personally confronted?
Friday, June 02, 2006
Well, yesterday was the big finale, my graduation! This is truly a major chapter coming to a close in my life, but only opens to an even bigger chapter, this chapter is known as college, but I'm not going to think about that at this moment, I want to reflect on what happened last night. During graduation while sitting with all my classmates, I learned that I may have had more friends at that school than I may have realized, but it was just the last night where everyone is just saying goodbye. I had my picture taken with my best friend (at least still in heart), and we made a vowl to be friends forever. I talked with some more people, looking at them, I see grown men and women now...no ordinary people anymore, we are truly ready for the real world, a world of experiencing the good and the bad things that is being thrown at us. I didn't cry, but I was getting close to it. For those who missed the graduation, that's ok, I know you were probably busy and would have come if you had the chance.
That's What Friends Are For