Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Life V.1

This is my life. (Not) The entirety of it. (This is not) Not a small part of it.

School's going pretty good... that's about all I've got to say for that area of my life. =P

I'm still writing music. A lot of it. I wrote a 2:40 Techno/Trance/Dance song yesterday, and if you want to hear it, just email me. (I think most of y'all have my email address)

Ummm... frisbee tonight. I haven't gone in like a month, so I'm pretty excited. =)

That's about all of the (not) not small part of my life. I hope you enjoyed. =)

Monday, October 27, 2008


What religious analogies have you heard or read? I'd like to hear about analogies that people have read, heard, or made that are from "real life" situations. I can't think of any myself right now, so please comment. =)

Hmmm... that's about all I can think of posting about (and, in fact, I posted absolutely nothing). Anyway, I shall refrain from rambling.

October 28th ---

I just thought of one. It's actually from the Bible.

Jeremiah 2: 11-13 (NIV)

Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods at all.) But my people have exchanged their Glory for worthless idols. Be appalled at this, O heavens, and shudder with great horror," declares the Lord. "My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Joy in the Morning

Psalm 30:4-5 (ESV)

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (NIV)

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Psalm 34:17-19 (NIV)

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;


What do these verses have in common? They all point to the grace of God. With the election coming up, and the economy on the edge of depression, we need to be constantly reminded of his grace.

Although it's not biblical, the phrase "life goes on" really helps me sometimes. Trials really don't make a difference except for the better in the long run. As 2 Corinthians 4:17 says, "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all."

Thursday, October 23, 2008

[last night]

Sorry I haven't posted lately... I have been busy writing music (of course). I haven't had time for much else, really... with the exception of school. =P

So... what's been up besides that? Nothin' much, as I implied above. Just enjoying the nice cool fall weather (that was a lot of adjectives, lol). Now that I've heard some previews from Southern Hospitality, I want it... like a lot. I guess I'll have to get it soon. lol

Aaaaand Nathan got an Awake website up (and not running). I dunno when it'll be ready for the public to view, but when it is, I'll post the link! Of course, everyone who reads this blog probably reads Nathan's also, so it'd be kinda pointless. =P

I feel like eating cotton candy

To many purple butterflies, Watson!

For goodness sake, shut the door!

OMG! A turnip!


Whoa!... that was weird. And I wasn't even listening to Pink Floyd!!! =P

Monday, October 20, 2008

And My Hands Were Stained

I once was lost in a kingdom, one with few road.
I was simply following everyone else on the highway.
I thought I was in the best lane, but in reality, they all led to the same place.
But a voice called out to me from the roadside,
"You're going the wrong way! Don't you see the fire at the end of the road?"
But there was fog, so I couldn't see what he spoke of.
Suddenly, as if a lens was removed from my eyes, I saw the end of the road.
I saw the smoke that poured from Sheoul.
I saw the footprints that I had left; they were abominations, written in blood.
My whole body was covered with filth.
Blood dripped from my hands, the blood of the martyrs.
"What have I done?"


It truly is a sad state we're in before we're saved. When we see our sin in light of God's amazing love and grace, it seems so much worse. Our sins were abominations to him. We were headed in the wrong direction. But he called out to save us, and told of his sacrificial life and death. What wonder is there in this?

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Gibberish by Relient K (c)

arg wu sentafinticate nar dunderford
bida menti kosticated interserd
thorphilliate stinded yilla billa zay
wentora yate paravillintiniay

dorga orpha dorga billa
dorga orpha stifaleare
dorga orpha dorga billa
tonalation fonamere

stop talking gibberish
or just stop talking
stop talking gibberish
or just stop talking
stop talking gibberish
or just stop talking
stop talking gibberish
or just stop talking now

if i had one wish
well i don't know what i'd wish for
but if i had a million zillion wishes
i'd use one to let you know that gibberish is
not a nice way to talk to all your

mork sawx ippen reeby yufftabar
higgerd quillip ernigrade du wellinshar
lirp crawn xyfa gourk jawinstabray
venaldo urp paravillintiniay

stop talking gibberish
or just stop talking
stop talking gibberish
or just stop talking
stop talking gibberish
or just stop talking
stop talking gibberish
or just stop talking now

if i had one wish
well i don't know what i'd wish for
but if i had a million zillion wishes
i'd use one to let you know that gibberish is
not a nice way to talk to all your friends

I thought I'd do a fun post, today. I hope whoever hasn't heard it enjoyed it (and whoever had heard it before, also).

Capital Lights is better than Relient K, though... =)

At work, today, I was the cow for an hour. It wasn't, however, typical cow-duty. I went with my Operator to Mountain Island Fitness, and did a photoshoot. Yeah, sounds pretty intersting, huh?... anyway, he took several photos of me "benching", curling, etc, etc. I say "benching" because the weights were 135 pounds. I can't lift that much. =P The arm curls, I could do, because it was only 45 pounds. So, yeah, it was very interesting. The photos will be on Mountain Island Fitness's website pretty soon... I'll post the link when they are.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Cowloween!!!

Hey, happy cowloween, everyone! I know, you're probably thinking, "What in the world is cowloween?!?!?" Just fyi, it's not a real day... it's a party at Chick-fil-A of Mountain Island (where I work). Yes, I know, very exciting. And today, I was on cow duty for the entirety of the three hours that I was on the clock. Fun stuff. I think I stink now...

I'm almost done with the song that I'm writing for "Awake." For those who don't know what Awake is, you shall just have to wait until it is produced (hint, hint). Yes, just wait. =P

I feel very tired, though it is only eight o'clock. Mmmm... burritos... chargrilled sandwiches are better... with fries... and Hi-C... finished off with some sweet tea and icecream... mmmmm...

G'night, everyone.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Wow. I'm back from PSATs. They were a whole lot easier than I thought they would be. I think I did okay.

This morning, I started bordering the line between nervousness and anxiety. Being nervous, I believe, is a good thing, but anxiety simply shows a lack of trust in God. To calm myself down before heading out the door (and before every section on the test), I recited two verses myself over and over:

"For we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28, NIV)

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope, and a future.'" (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)

Verses like these are always helpful in everyday life.

I think I shall post a picture of a 3d car I'm currently working on, later... anywho, everyone have a good one!

Okay, I'm back on. Here's the picture:

I guess it's okay... but, it's not finished yet, so it'll be better when it's done... I'm not even sure what model it is, but I'm pretty sure it's a 2005 3 Series.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Disciple Rocks

Yesterday afternoon, I was surprised to find that my Grandparents were spending the night. I seriously had no idea that they were coming. I wish this would stop happening to me...

Fight for Love by Disciple

The body’s failing, and my heart is breaking
Hell is awakened, the souls it’s taking
We’re taking back where they belong
You cannot make us stop
You’ll never make us stop
It’s not about the songs, it’s about our God

Who will stand and rise against injustice?
Take up the cause of the unwanted ones?
Who will stand to fight against us?

We live, we fight
We live, we die
We fight for love

Church windows breaking from people living outside the walls
The bride must be ready for Jesus’ imminent return


Disciple is one of the best Christian rock bands /ever/. If you get a chance, look them up on Playlist. The reason I'm posting this is to promote their new CD, Southern Hospitality. I've heard a sample of their new CD, and I think it will be even more amazing than Scars Remain. It comes out on the 21st, for those interested.

I'm not sure if the image is copyrighted or not, but to be safe... (c) 2008 Disciple &

I've got PSATs tomorrow... I hope I shall do well, 'cause I didn't study all that much... oh, well. =)

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Sometimes, I feel like it's too hard to let go of things. One major example of this was the church plant. It doesn't take long for me to remember, however, that we are to give up all for the sake of the gospel. When I remember the ultimate sacrifice, Jesus' life, I feel so much more at comfort about my situations.

Sacrifice by Tree 63

Before Your people worshipped You
You said that something had to die
And as they brought their sacrifice You heard their cries

Before Your children could come home
You said that something had to die
And as You brought Your sacrifice
We heard You cry

You know what it's like to give it up
You know how it feels to let go
You know what it's like to take it forget forsake it
To raise Your head and cry

It's all for You
(Father) It's all for You
I live for You
(Father) I die for You

I know that You can hear my voice
Because Your servant paid the price
But there is silence in my mouth and I can't cry

So as I come to worship You
I know that something has to die
And as I bring my sacrifice just let it die

You know what it's like against Your skin
You know how it feels beneath Your hands
You know how it is to carry so rough and heavy
And underneath to cry


This song has made me cry before. (I know, that doesn't sound like me, does it?)

If we are to truly live a life pleasing to God, we must be willing to give up everything for the sake of the Gospel.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Trying to not laugh

It's a lot harder than you'd think... and I'm attempting it. I already failed.

If you're anything like me, it's almost impossible to go ten minutes without chuckling (or giggling in the case of a girl). I went for about two hours without laughing. It was very difficult. Yeah.

But, laughing is good for everyone, so don't try to not laugh to often. =)

Q222 band practice went well last night... I'll let y'all know what songs we're doing (or potentially doing):
Marvelous Light
Yesterday, Today, and Forever
Great in All the Earth (Starfield)

Peace, everyone!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Doe, a deer, (and a fawn)

We keep getting deer in our yard (no, not on purpose). Yup. We see them every now and then, but they've been in our yard the past two days... they challenged my photo skills. =P I got some pics of them.

So, yeah. Deer are very amazing creatures. I got a video, too, but I don't know how well it will upload.

I'm gonna go write a melody, now. Entirely in C minor except for a key change to E minor at the end. Yes, Nathan, it is /that/ song. =P

Youth Band practice tonight (W00T!)!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Second post...

Hello reader,

I thought I should have something fun/exciting/boring for my second post. So, I shall try to inform the reader of the best VST plugins that are out there. Now you can decide if it is fun, exciting, or utterly boring. =P


DSK BassZ: a good bass plugin... 24 bass sounds

DSK OranZe: a nice modular synth with a 32-step sequencer (which unfortunately doesn't work on my computer... haha)

DSK Ethereal PadZ: very warm, (ethereal) synth pad

Super Drum FX: just got this one today... comes with a nice .wav library and is very versatile

Atlantis: Modular synth


FreeAmp 3: Overdrive, Cabinet Simulation, Flanger, Chorus, Phaser, Wah, Tremolo, Reverb, Delay... you name it, and this amp simulator can do it!

Aradaz Amp Green: nice clean and distorted sounds

Rea plugins: Equalizer, compressor, delay, and a few others

That's about all that I use a lot.

I think I shall post something of more general interest tomorrow... this was for all of my geeky friends. =P


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I got a new blog (exclamation point)

Hello, there.

I have a blog! Yes, I shall try to post on here every day that I have something to post... which will hopefully be every day (period). I shall post about what's on my mind, mostly. I hope that you shall be moved (in conviction, or to hilarity, etc.) by every post. I shall attempt to not be a bore.

That ^ sounded like some sort of solemn oath... =P

I suppose I should actually say something about myself... or God... or my friends... for my first post.

I stink of Chick-fil-A cow.

God is holy, loving, righteous, wrathful, merciful, gracious, kind, just, and powerful.

My friends (Nathan, Eric, Nathaniel, Caleb, Brandon, Garret, Elijah, Caleb, JP, etc...) are all amazing.

Wow, that wasn't all that hard. =P

I think that this is a sufficient first post. I shall end with, "Peace!"