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It’s been a really long time since i’ve really wrote anything here of real meaning. i’ve gotten to post some pictures and what not but as far as substance… not so much. so here’s my feeble efforts of being (somewhat) serious in what’s been going on.

well i’m about half-way through the time i have to raise support for my year at montana state. as it stands right now i’m at 15%. not exactly where i’m supposed to be at this point but hey if God can part seas, keep the sun from setting, and providing food through birds this is seriously nothing. despite that it’s been really tough to preserver with a real lack of momentum. and it’s not just support stuff that’s been rough. in the last two weeks i’ve had the privilege to destroy both my cell phone and ipod as well as came close to losing my car. in the saying that the Lord givith and taketh away, he’s really been in the taketh away mood lately. so that’s really been my prayer lately, that God would start to give this process some serious momentum.

recently, (last night) thanks to a man who’s been a phenomenal encouragement to me gave me a link to a talk by dr. david jeremiah entitled “when you are in a hurry and God isn’t.” one of the things that really stood out to me is when he talked about patience being the same thing as endurance.

“no matter what kind of shape you are in if you push yourself to the limit you will come to the place where you hit ‘the wall.’ that means you come to the place where your mind and your body begin to argue with one another. your mind says ‘i can’t do this anymore!’ and your body starts to agree. but because you are determined you just keep putting one foot infront of the other until you come to the point where you break through the wall. and you get a new burst of energy and you get what they call the ‘second wind’ and with the second wind you get a new burst of energy even greater then you had at the beginning…”

i feel like this is the part of the story where the plot is supposed to really take a turn. where things start going right for our hero… where the second wind really kicks in. because Lord knows i’ve hit the wall. i’ve hit the wall, backed up and ran into it even harder only to be knocked on my butt again. so here i am back in billings hoping and praying for God to show up in this last month and a half. i’ve got 85% to go and not alot of phone numbers to call. so please be in prayer. thanks and hopefully i’ll be able to do this a little more often and so they won’t be so long. and in everything let God’s will be done.

listening to:

emery – …in shallow seas we sail

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one week in

Posted: May 4, 2009 in cd review, support update
one down, thirteen to go. i am pretty about three months from when when i need my support raised by and at a lofty 7%. i can honestly say… this is not what i’m gifted in. i really don’t have a heart for it. i mean don’t get me wrong i’m excited for what i’m going to get to do when i’m done. but that’s where my heart is. i do really enjoy the actual support appointments, it’s just getting to that point that i really don’t have any talent in. i hate talking on the phone. like with fiery passion hate, like how much george bush hates terrorism. but it’s really been a stretching thing you know? i can honestly say that it’s not me getting things done. because if it was me i’d be at a whopping 0%. so i am truly thankful for that.

on a lighter note i’ve been listening to a cd a ton that i plan on purchasing on tuesday. the band’s name is the dangerous summer and the lp is called ‘reach for the sun.’ it comes out on may 5th on hopeless records. i originally stumbled upon this band’s first ep, ‘there’s no such thing as science,’ before they were signed back in early 2006. to say that i listened to it a couple times is like saying napoleon kinda invaded a few countries. the ep was re-released with a few new tracks when the band signed to hopeless records, with the help of fellow baltomore band all time low, under the title ‘if you could only keep me alive’ in 2007.
really the only way to describe this band is they are the band that opens for the band that you went to see. they didn’t change your life but they were a solid band. they blend a gritty, emotional, openness in their lyrics with a catchy but not overly polished sound. i think more than anything, tds are reminiscent of a nostalgic sound i have been listening to for years. it’s this nostalgic sound that’s like going home from college over christmas break. all your friends are getting together taking a break from the present to remember the past. the lyrics, while not profound, are honest, and its not always pretty.
listening to:
the dangerous summer – reach for the sun