Monday, January 30, 2006


A common thread in my life has been relationships. In every aspect of my life, I see my relationships changing, stretching, and growing. And the people around me seem to be going through very similar situations. I have had the extreme pleasure of meeting some new people as of late, and they are amazing, beautiful, wonderful people, and I feel blessed to have them in my life. At the same time, relationships that I have had with friends seem to be changing, for the better, growing deeper and more committed to the friendship. And then there are some relationships in which distance is forming. That makes me sad.

I look back at the years of my life and remember how in middle school and high school, all that mattered was my friends. When we left for summer break, we'd always sign in our yearbooks, "Stay in touch" or "You're cool! Never Change" but here I sit years later and only stay in touch with a few select people from my high school and even college days. As we continue to grow in who we are, and as our worlds change around us, people change and those relationships change as well. Some we attach to and life long friends are formed, some we don't and they fade into distant memories.

I look back and see how my life has been touched and molded by the people that are around me. And I look at my life now and realize that they are molding me as well. And I them. God places people into our lives, and takes them out for reasons. To grow us, to mold us, to teach us, to share with us. Cherish the times that you have with the people that are around you.
So as a call out to my friends. Thank you for being in my life, teaching me, loving me, and just being. You rock and I thank God for you. I just pray that I am in some way enhancing your lives, and bringing glory to God.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

freakin sweet

So yeah, last night my band, One Star Story, won the battle of bands we entered at Back2Life in KC. I'm excited.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

I thought this picture turned out very well. I was on a mission trip to Gulfport Mississippi and this water tower was located just outside the church we were staying at. If you want to read more about the trip, go visit

You can see pictures of the work that we did. As for now, please enjoy this picture!!


Wednesday, January 04, 2006


I know that in everyones lives, days come that you just wish didn't happen, or there are experiences that happen that you could just turn off or leave behind or make magically disappear. But alas you can not. You must deal with what ever comes and make the best of it.

I am very frustrated right now in the position of my life. Where I am physically, mentally and spiritually does not make me happy. And I don't know what to do. Do I run away, go to another state and start over? Do I slowly try to change the things around me? Today just made me really think about all of these issues and tip off my frustration.

I pray that I can figure out God's will for my life.