Saturday, June 20, 2009

I have had the most spiritual two weeks of my life and I just am so blessed.
I've never yearned to read The Bible as much as I have lately, and it's just so fulfilling, yet I can never get enough at the same time.
I have never before in my life sacrificed sleep to read The Bible.

The times' they are a-changin', and I hope I can be a Godly man and not a silly boy.

Monday, June 8, 2009

"I just - I'd settle for your respect. I get it. You've moved on. You're dating this guy. You're with this guy. We're over. I just want you—I just want you to look at me with respect at least, and not look back on the eight months we had together and think, 'Oh, what a joke that was.'"

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Battle of the Bands

This is more for record-keeping than anything, but feel free to go ahead and make plans / offer suggestions.

June 27th - Battle of the Bands at Clifton Road
Main Sanctuary - capacity of 600 Maximum
$10 per ticket for 6 bands - also counts as fund-raiser for Youth Group missions trip

Bands we are hoping for include:
Ailyne
Fastest Kid in 5th Grade
RITK
God's Offspring
The Heel, The Serpent
Mercy Mercedes OR Bloodline Severed.

Bands will be given 100 pre-sale tickets each, and will be expected to return cash proportionate to the amount of tickets sold, as well as any unsold tickets.

Voting will be done at the end of the night, so no bias will be involved at all, as only the crowd / fans will be voting.

The winner will receive a percentage of the proceeds, up to $1,000.

This is gonna be huge.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Relationships

There is much to be said about relationships, love, and their effect on people who involve themselves in them. They can attribute to happiness beyond comparison, as well as sadness beyond comprehension. I can honestly say I have experienced both, and they have affected every aspect of the person I am, the person I was, and the person I will be. To be honest, to this day they are still affecting me, whether I realize it or not.

Break-ups can be very humbling. It is very difficult to maintain a solid self-confidence when you go from being the center of someone's universe, to just another ex-boyfriend or girlfriend. Not only that, it is nigh-impossible to have a consistent self-confidence level after experiencing an end to a serious relationship. In times like these, we truly re-evaluate what we base our self-image off of, and what persons' opinions to take into account during a time of such emotional fluctuation.

Break-ups can also lead to disastrous results, the most disastrous in my opinion being rebounds. Rebounding does nothing but spread the hurt around to an unsuspecting bystander, who in most cases played no role in the original break-up. If there's one thing I emphasize more than anything else, it would be not to date after a break-up until you are absolutely certain that you have moved on and are prepared to date again. I cannot comprehend how it is possible to give your heart to someone new, when it is so obviously still attached to an ex for whom you still have feelings.

These are just a few things I have learned since Sara and I's break-up in early March. It has been a very educational and informing experience for me, and I honestly do not harbor any ill will towards her for any reason.