Wednesday, July 30, 2008

turn it up.

If I started every day with this attitude and just turned up the music, every day would be a good day. I'm encouraging you to turn up the music loud. And sing.

Praise Him under open skies
Everything breathing praising God
In the company of all who love the King
I will dance, I will sing
It could be heavenly
Turn the music loud, lift my voice and shout
From where I am
From where I've been
He's been there with me
He's built a monument
His very people
So let his people
Sing, sing, sing

And it's so wonderful
Just to be here now

Praise Him under open skies
Everything breathing praising God
In the company
Of all who love the King
Praise Him under open skies
Everything breathing praising God
In the company
Of all who love the King

Praise Him under open skies
Everything breathing praising God
In the company of all who love the King
Let us dance, let us sing
It could be heavenly
Turn the music loud and sing

And it's so wonderful
Just to be here now

Because it so wonderful just to be here. Might as well make the most of it.

Monday, July 28, 2008

writer's block.

I am suffering from an extreme case of writer's block today and really, the past few weeks. I know the blog world is slowly dying one reader at a time, so in an effort to appease my dozens (at least maybe a dozen) of fans/readers I will show everyone the apple of my eye and my current most valuable possession...

Franklin Pierce as a Bobblehead.

I know it seems like maybe I've gone a step too far, but I think it shows how simple the world can still be when something this stupid makes you completely happy. I know for a fact Jesus made sure this bobblehead was made just for me. President Pierce was a Christian after all.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

great cloud of witnesses.

Just a tad bit north of here sits a high school. A high school named after a man named Pearce and affectionately called, "JJP," by those who claim it as their own.

When I first encountered this group of JJP Alumni, I was taken aback. Five years after high school and still the absolute best of friends? Impressive, to say the least. Every day that passes with these former Mustangs I am taken aback by their friendships and their ever growing community.

I like to think that my high school friends are still some of my closest friends and always will be, but my class of '02 has nothing on JJ Pearce's class of '02. Never have I seen a group of friends come together and celebrate every joy and every triumph like this group. Never have I seen a group of people so devoted to one another in love that they drop absolutely everything and rush to the side of their ailing friend (or friends). I've never seen a community that is so deeply rooted together that one person's pain is truly each and every one of their pains as well.

For over a year now I've been lucky enough to somewhat be a part of this wonderfully close group of people. I've always loved how close they were and I've secretly admired their undying devotion to one another and their precious JJ Pearce High School, but until last night I've never understood just how supremely dedicated they are to each other and to being Jesus in the flesh to everyone around them. Yesterday, in the midst of terrible pain and sadness, they were still able to come together and rejoice and be glad for someone else's happiest day.

In the beginning, I called them a clique, mostly because I so badly wanted to be friends with them (not because they made fun of my Doc Martens or wouldn't let me sit at their lunch table). Now, without hesitation, I call them a great cloud of witnesses. A wonderful testament of friendship and community to me and everyone that meets them.

JJ Pearce High School has given the world much more than the Simpson sisters and several CW television show stars. JJP has given us an example of true community amongst believers that at the end of the day want nothing more than to exalt the Kingdom.

"Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2

Monday, July 21, 2008


When I was a young child I remember over-hearing RD say several times, "we are broke." I think he was trying to scare my mom into not spending money, because I never wanted for anything as a child (except a red Jeep Power Wheel). As I got older, I knew we were far from broke, but upon examining this picture I wonder if we were actually broke, because it seems as though that my mother may have taken a feed sack and made it into a jumper for me to wear.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

more thoughts from college lc.

Back when life was simple and I was a little more profound.
Sunday, June 19, 2005
I just need to get something out there...
I do not believe in the Easter Bunny. I don't dislike people who do or anything, I just don't feel comfortable with the whole idea of the Easter Bunny.
Sorry for the confusion.
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
I have this obsession with vans. I talk about vans all the time. But, when it comes down to it if someone bought me a van and told me to drive it I don't think I'd be excited about it. I mean, I'd do it and drive it over curbs and through fields and stuff, but after you do that once or twice it gets old and you'd get really tired of trying to park it and back it up all the time.
Monday, February 14, 2005
I didn't even really know it was Valentine's Day until I got a card in the mail from my GRANDMA.
Friday, February 11, 2005
extremely inapproriate thing to do: remove wet towels out of washing machine and place them in a laundry basket and THEN put your wet clothes in the dryer.
Sunday, November 07, 2004
If Jesus played football I'd want him on my team and if he were in my media law class I'd want him in my group for presentations.
I think he'd be fun on a road trip, too. And, like me...I think he's a HUGE Steven Curtis Chapman fan.
Wednesday, February 11, 2004
It is Wednesday, again. Seems like it was Wednesday last week, too.
That is weird.

why'd you come in here lookin' like that?

I cleaned out my closet. Fortunately for me, I am not now and never was one to buy something really trendy. I've always gone for the classic look, but you can go wrong with classic articles of clothing, too. The evidence of that is here below...

This photo does not do these jeans justice. The pair on the left, the dark denim, were from American Eagle. I never wore them. Why? Well, look at them. And they didn't have pockets in the back. A major no-no for me. Not sure why I bought them. The pair on right had a twin pair of jeans. Identical. I bought two pair of the same jeans on the same day. Both from Abercrombie & Fitch. Getcha sum of that! The holes came in the jeans. Classy.

This hot little number is from the Gap Fall Collection circa 1997. I know for a fact I bought this before the new Millennium and I can guarantee it has not been worn since I stepped out of the halls of Russellville High School (looks like I did learn something there). You can't tell from the picture, but it's like faux silk.

Are you liking what you see? Purchased this doozie from the Gap my freshman year in college. Wore it once (for real) and maybe a few other times as a joke. Notice the pearl snaps, please.

Four words: pink cargo parachute pants. A whole sentence: Who let me get out of the store with those?

Look closely. Closer. Yes, that's a FAKE polo.

I told my parents I needed a dress coat. This is what I bought. Apparently, I thought I was a male in 1984 who needed a "dress" coat. I have no recollection of ever actually wearing this anywhere.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

thoughts from college lc.

i may or may not have had a blog back in the day.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Not sure what I think about dressing up a baby as a bunny or a cat even.
I think Jesus likes it when we call him by a nickname...only when it's approriate though. Some nicknames are approriate all the time like, Kim instead of Kimberly. Some are not always approriate.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Sidenote: I showered BEFORE class today and nothing was different. Therefore, I have decided that there really is NO point in showering BEFORE class.

Monday, January 26, 2004
Don't give your treasure away. Don't smoke. Don't drink. Don't call your mom bad names. Don't eat with your mouth open. and stay away from public restrooms.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Things I am for:

1. Babies
2. Polo Shirts (even on babies)
3. g-chat (maybe while wearing a Polo)
4. Casual clothes at work
5. Pizza

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

deanna and jesse.

I haven't posted a synopsis of any episodes throughout the season, but after the finale, I had to end my silence.

First off, I wouldn't have picked any of the guys she did towards the end. Yeah, yeah, Jason was so sweet and his kid is cute, but I'm not catching what he's throwing. Jeremy could easily like boys. Graham is two years shy of being able to date on a 9th grade level and her precious, soulmate, Jesse, plays the "rad" card way too often.

I've always dis-liked the word (words?) soul mate. In my own words soul mate seems to mean: other-half; completer of one's soul.

I do not believe in soul mates, believing in soul mates seems to suggest that we were created to be completed by another human being. That is not the case. We were created to be completed by God. Only the Father can make us whole. Not another human.

Off the rant: Deanna is an idiot. Jesse wants to be famous. Jason will never love again. Jeremy will turn out to be gay and/or an actor.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

july 5, 1776.

(Left to right) John Adams, James Madison, Sam Adams (he brought the beer), Ben Franklin, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Circa July 5, 1776.
How else would you spend the day after declaring yourself free from (then) the most powerful nation in the world? With a BBQ, duh!

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