Monday, December 3, 2007


So I went Snowboarding this week. It's one of my favorite things to do. When I am stuck in the heat of summer, I am thinking about snowboarding. When It gets to fall and the trees are dying and the cold breezes start to arrive, I am dying to get on the mountain. Finally, it's season and I find myself giddy to drive up to the snowline and strap in. Why do I love snowboarding so much? I always come off the mountain in more pain then before. I always spend way to much money. I am often either way to cold or way to hot. So what is it that drives me to do this crazy sport?

Monday, November 19, 2007

Thyme (the british form of Time)

I remember high school. I remember my schedule for my senior year....

1st period -Swimming
2nd period-Weight training
3rd Period-Historical perspectives through literature (fancy way of saying English)
4th -math

I was out of school by 11am every day. Did I go home and do my weight training homework? Practice swimming? No I went home and channel surfed and thought to myself "there is absolutly nothing on". I did this just about everyday. Sure, I had a Job. I even worked more then the average high schooler. Sure I had friends. Sure I went to concerts and church and this and that, but I always had time. I had all the time in the world. With all that being said, I find it hard to understand why High schoolers today are always saying "I'm too busy" or " I don't have any time". I know I'm old but I haven't been out of high school for too long.
Okay, if you are in high school you might be mad at me for saying I had nothing but time on my hands when I was your age (feel free to comment). I realize that today's high school student has more educational requirements put on them then I did, and I also know that High school coaches are more demanding then they need to be ( don't even get me started on school sports programs) but where is your time actually going? Are you busy with empty things? Are you busy with important things (more important then life?) ? Are you busy just so you can feel fulfilled? I have a feeling it might be the latter. I am not just talking to high schoolers now but to everyone. I feel like we fill our lives, our calenders, our minds with junk just so we can look back on a day and say " man I did so much today" and "I'm so busy". We say it like it's a bad thing but in our minds we are thinking "I'm awesome" and "nobody can accuse me of not doing enough" I am a victim of this myself. I could probably watch TV for 3 hours but if you asked me what I did today I would skip that part of my day and only tell you "oh I walked my dog, Helped an old lady cross the street, talked to that old lady for a while. Oh and I moved a few boxed for my neighbor and....." These things didn't make up more then 1 hour of my day! I spent 3 hours doing nothing!!! And who cares? Why do I feel I have to prove to to people that I actually do something everyday? Why is there this urge in me that tells me to answer "Busy" everytime someone asks how I'm doing? Isn't it more important to spend 15 minutes praying and and not doing anything the rest of the day then spending 20 hours reading, doing AP homework, listening to your I pod, going to soccer practice, Texting, Babysitting, myspacing, going to school, going to your friends house, and doing whatever else you do to fill your day? If somebody asked me what I did today wouldn't it be a way cooler response If I would honestly say " I spent 15 minutes praying and reading my bible this morning and it made everything else easier to deal with" whether 'everything else' is true business or self-induced business. It is more important to spend at least 15 minutes with God then anything else you could possibly do to fill your day. But this is just my opinion.....What's yours?

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Last night we talked about time. Being a 'dot within a dot within a dot within a dot' so to speak. How do we live a life worth living if we take into consideration that even the most important human beings to ever walk the earth were also just a 'dot'? Adam did an amazing job of getting a strong point across that we are invited into eternity! So what do we do with our life here on Earth? What is worth living for right now? "Right relationships". This takes the two most important commandments that Jesus Christ himself gave us! Those two commandments? Love the Lord your God with everything you have! and the second most important, Love your neighbor as you love yourself (or better yet, put your neighbors needs in front of your own). So are these commandments tough to keep? What does it look like to live out these commandments? what if we mess up? I am writing this blog to stir up a conversation amongst you guys so please, Ask questions. Give input. Leave a comment. Read what others have to say. DO SOMETHING!!!! haha.