Tuesday, April 20, 2010

so yesterday was great. went up to Ellensburg and visited CWU. while i was up there i was able to hangout with Joel and Mia. we hung out and watched youtube videos and talked, then went swing dancing in the evening which was the highlight of the night. after dancing (which was a total BLAST) we went to the pita pit for dinner with two of Mia's friends. the whole night made up for a really lame day at school and i got the day off of work... YAY!! i love hanging out with friends and fam but hanging out with Joel and Mia has been a real blessing to me... thanks guys!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Well im back... its been awhile but i here. life has been very interesting this last year! to summerize:

i am now at perry tech in Yakima working on getting a degree in ITCS, but i just applied yesterday for Central university. i found a girl that meant the world to me, but found out that it wasn't going to work. so for now im paying attention to school and work. just trying to move on with life and get past the college life.

i will post more later.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Different Christmas Poem

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then thesure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.
"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts.
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."
"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,
"Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram a lways remembers.
"My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.

Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother.
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."
"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."
"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you' ve done,
For being away from your wife and your son."
Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."

Saturday, August 18, 2007

All in All

You are my strength when I am weak
You are the treasure that I seek
You are my all in all

Seeking You as a precious jewel
Lord to give up I’d be a fool
You are my all in all

Jesus Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Jesus Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name

Taking my sin, my cross, my shame
Rising again I bless Your name
You are my all in all

When I fall down You pick me up
When I am dry You fill my cup
You are my all in all

This is my favorite song, it is my prayer every time that I worship and live another day. Life has not been very easy for me, but it has been even harder the last few years and even the last few weeks. I am so glad for grace and forgiveness. For without it I would be really dead and no where near getting into heaven to be with the Lord.

Walk the straight raod and fight the good fight. God bless.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Giving It All To Jesus

I'm trading my sorrow
I'm trading my shame
I'm laying them down for the joy of the Lord
I'm trading my sickness
I'm trading my pain
I'm laying them down for the joy of the Lord

And we say yes Lord yes Lord yes yes Lord
Yes Lord yes Lord yes yes Lord
Yes Lord yes Lord yes yes Lord Amen

I'm pressed but not crushed persecuted not abandoned Struck down but not destroyed
I'm blessed beyond the curse for his promise will endure
And his joy's gonna be my strength

Though the sorrow may last for the night
His joy comes with the morning...

This is something that the Lord has been teaching me latly. When I mess up, instead of trying to make it better on my own, I am to geive it to Jesus. Now in all reality, we are not to continue to sin or say "I will do what I want now and later give it to him". Never... We are to be continously fighting the good fight with the help of Jesus. It is amazing that we have found a friend that wants us to throw all of our worries and cares on Him. This is something that most friends would not be willing to take on let alone be able to handle. I am a guy which means that I naturally like to do things on my own and not bother anyone one with my pains or weaknesses. But He calls us to humble ourselves and give to all to Him.

If you are like me today and find it easy to give it all to Him but extreamly hard to acually do, then you are in my boat. Romans 7:15 says "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do." This is so true in my life, so often I know what is wrong and yet I do it. This blog is for incourgement and to let you know that there are others out there that struggle with Pride issue of not giving it all the Jesus.

My challenge to you and Myself today is to let God make the desions in your life today. I don't mean just stop what you are doing and not do anything at all. But the Lord will guide your speech and the way that you act around others. So lets let Him do that today and the days to follow. Anything that is to big for us to do on our own, give it to Jesus. And everyting that we do on our own let us think about what Jesus would do.