Monday, August 9, 2010

I want to go the Future.

Hey all.

A lot has happened since my last post. Well, ok, I admit, not that much has happened. Had a cookout for the Tuesday Night Thing (TNT) group with the church, went to Michigan to see my new niece, Annie (picture to the right) went to the Primus concert, found a good new band as a result, went to the Irish Festival with my brother, and have been writing my sermon for the Youth Sunday this Sunday. As summer is drawing ever closer to its inevitable end, I am feeling better about this year more and more each day, but at the same time I am starting to panic. I know this year will go well, but on the other hand, I know it will go way too fast. I really need some time to just do nothing. I've been doing youth stuff all summer, it has been fantastic, but I feel like I never really got a "summer break." This is not to say that I am not thrilled to move in, because I definitely am, no doubt about that...I just need some time away.
Anyways, I've been people watching a lot recently, I don't feel great about that, because there is a fine line between people watching and out and out judging someone. That being said, I've noticed a lot of interesting things. People are just different. One thing I can't understand, is WHY in the world we can't come to terms with that?? People don't realize that humans are unique from each other. Without these differences life would be boring, drab, dull, uneventful,etc. I've been around a lot of negativity lately, and anyone that knows me well enough to be reading this knows that I am inherently not a negative person, I strongly believe that negativity leads us nowhere. It seems as of recently I have been just thrown in to a pool of negativity. People being judged right and left, badmouthing going on 24/7...and the thing that hurts the most, is that it is people that are close to me doing this stuff. What do they say about me when I am gone?? I try my hardest to avoid it at all costs, but when it is so closely around me at all times, it is very tough. I'm so tired of it. I hope and pray that this all changes when I get to Bluffton, Until then, I'll try to stay positive about the lack of positivity. Once again, let me know if you read this, and what you though. This helps me get my thoughts out there, but I really do want to know what everyone thinks about my thoughts, so that then I can tell you my thoughts on your thoughts about my thoughts.
*** Check out these two things***

Brent's Blog (Very Insightful) -

Thanks all.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bittersweet Endings, Great New Beginnings, with a little Nostalgia on the side...oh, and hold the mayo.

So this week was VBS week. A couple weeks ago Russ told me I'd be working with the Junior High group...I wasn't thrilled. However, I went ahead and planned all the lessons, and on the first day I realized it was going to be an awesome experience. The kids, although quite talkative at sometimes (who isn't at that age) seemed fairly eager to learn about God. The discussions went really well, they answered the questions, participated in the activities, offered up personal experiences. The week was long and tiring, but oh so rewarding. I'm glad to finally be getting somewhat of a break, but I will really miss all of those kids that I won't see in regular week to week youth group. I got a lot of good experience dealing with different kids this week, it was a good time. Somewhere in between those busy nights I did get to play some tennis. I played well both times I went out, a lot better than I had been playing. Hope to keep playing once I get to Bluffton, which is a fantastic segue in to my next rambling. It has come time to do...well, back to school shopping. I couldn't be happier. I am more excited for this year than I have been for the past 3. I can't wait to get back and see the themed housing guys. Just to name a few... Kevin W. Eli, Zeke, Brent, Tumblybumble, Eli², and all the other guy I am too lazy to name (it's nothing personal, I just have a terrible memory) I am psyched.
This summer I've gotten pretty good at making care packages. Sent one to Abby, Hanna, Jenna, and Liz. They are all so far away : ( well...except Liz...her's hasn't technically been sent yet though. I miss everyone. Also, I'd like to know who actually reads this. Let me know if you've read it!

Music of the week:

Bonus Audio of the Week: www.myspace/mattiemontgomery * Check this out if you really want to think about your faith.

Thanks for reading...if you did.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Well, this is awkward.

I wanted to write, but don't know what to write... awkward silence.
Anyways, I start VBS tomorrow. I'm fairly excited about that. I pray this week goes well. I feel like I'm prepared. I've been listening to new music a lot...not the same as the music I had been listening to previously. More melodic, more chill. That's what I need in my life. Chill-ness. I am starting to really miss all of my Bluffton friends, for real. This next month better fly by.

On another note, I've been having trouble sleeping. Some people say "You can never think TOO much." They lie. When you are trying to sleep there can definitely be too much thinking. I've been thinking about the future recently. What is going to happen in the next year? Where will God take me? What will I do after I graduate? Where will I live? Etc. It's scary. I know God will lead me where He wants me to go, but it is still nerve racking. I saw Brent updated his Blog...check his out too, he is a smart kid with good things to say. Also, if you haven't, you should check out a new prayer group on the old facebook. It's Though She Wrote Prayer Group. Great way to suggest new prayers, or to look and see who you can pray for.

Thanks for listening to my babble.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

First Post!

Hello everyone.
I'm kind of new to this. I think it will treat me well. I really needed something to help me sum up my ideas, thoughts, reactions, reflections, etc. about my daily or weekly life. (However often I decide to update.) I plan to use this as a way to keep my journals in check for my Internship as well. That is pretty much why I started it.

First official post:
Lately I've been doing well. The kids at the church are all great, and I am having a great time there. I am also in the process of starting a home church/Bible Study/hang-out and help kids know the joy of God place. It is going well also. My summer is great, just battling weird emotions off and on. Not sure what to make of that, but I suppose it happens. I am enjoying being at home, but I really miss all of my Bluffton friends. Real pumped to move in to a great hall with some great dudes. I am currently trying to schedule some recording time to record a couple songs, if anyone knows a studio that is cheap, and reliable, hit me with it.

What I am listening to now: Devastator-For Today

That is pretty much it for now.
Thanks all!