27 February 2006

Regulation Victory

Ok, so last week my hockey team won for the first time, but it was a shoot out. Last night, we won in regulation for the first time this season. That was awesome. 4-2. Yea!

I went to the Jam for Jacob on Saturday, which was awesome. A ton of great bands. And good company. So that was...awesome (has anybody seen my thersarus?).

By the way, (random ranting time! Yea!) if you disagree with someone's idea, please take the time to listen to what they have to say and don't just jump on them, yelling about their opinions. It does nothing for anyone to not allow for different ideas. For the sake of personal growth, allow someone to disagree. Allow for intelligent discussion, not just a shouting match.

Also, I'm gonna be a Bulldog in the Fall.

Also also,I got CS Lewis's Letters to Malcolm and POD's Testify, an amazing book and an amazing albulm. And I'm looking into buying an electric bass. Recomendations are welcome.

Rock on.

21 February 2006

Victory at Last

Friday: Mock trial went well. Then I went home.I slept. A lot.

Saturday: I slept. A lot. Then watched TV. A lot. By the way, the following are movies worth seeing if you have spare time: The Butterfly Effect, National Treasure
The following are must-sees: Hook, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Shawshank Redemption

Sunday: Went to church. Helped out with a community event. Played hockey. And guess what?
WE FINALLY WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And I accidently hit a guy in the head with my stick and got put in a penalty box. And made a lot of mistakes. In fact, the two goals they got are probably my fault. But we won.
I just finished my mock trial. We lost. The defendant got off on both Murder and Manslaughter. Oy vey (spell check?).
Rock on.

These Are NOT Paid Actors

Romans 5:1-5

I love commercials. And not just regular commercials, but infomercials. Where they claim that they are all unpaid testimonials, these people really used this product and are now perfect. And there is always that little disclaimer on the bottom. "These are not paid actors...yada, yada, yada." And it leaves you with the impression that these people (who barely remember their few lines) really aren't actors (but not in the good sense).

Likewise, every Christian is a walking, talking testimonial for Christ. Indeed, we are not receiving compensation for demonstrating how Christ has influenced our lives.

Now, before people start reading too much into this, I am not saying Christians are perfect in the modern sense of the word. We still sin. We are, however, forgiven, and therefore made perfect through Christ.

...Anywho, this passage offers a demonstration of Christ's impact on our lives. In the words of CS Lewis, we become "little Christs" and as it says at various points in the New Testament, we are "adopted as sons (Eph. 1:5)". God grants you a sense of peace and you rejoice in it.

But wait, there's more. If you call and order at anypoint in your life, you also get to enjoy suffering. Yup, you heard me correctly folks. For no extra charge, you will actually get something out of the hard parts of life. You get perseverance, which comes with character, which comes with hope. And this hope will not disapoint you.

Rock on.

*Disclaimer: jesusfreak8801 is not a paid writer. And it probably shows. Also, it should be known that no offense is meant to the advertisment industry. Please don't sue.*

13 February 2006

Anti-Climactic, but in a Good Way

It was cold this weekend!! Joy to the world, it was cold! For the first time in a month, Snow Creek had a full slope of snow. To celebrate, I spent my Saturday on the slopes. Fun stuff.

Sunday? What can be said about Sunday? Church was cool. Good sermon. But then came Sunday School For the longest time, it has been evident that while I am in a Senior-Junior class, the curriculum is aimed at elementary schoolers. We discussed Jesus calming the storm from Mark. One of the thought provoking questions: what do you think the disciples smelled? Tasted? The one semi-provocative question was what we thought the disciples were saying and thinking during the storm. I bet Luke was wondering if he payed his rent. And Simon Peter was dicussing with Andrew about buying a puppy. What the heck do you think they were saying? "AAAUUUGGGHHH!!! WE'RE GOING TO DIE! THE BOAT IS SINKING!!"

Hockey on Sunday night: 4-1 defeat. The first goal they scored? They shot, missed, it hit the stick of one of my team-mates and bounced in. Second goal was ok. Third goal? They scored even though they were off-sides. Fourth goal was good. I'm not saying we should have won, but we should have lost by less.

Today was the visit of the hate group. It was seriously anti-climactic. I was expecting like thirty protesters yelling and only feet away from the school. But it was actually quite calm. There were only five. And then we had a whole bunch of graduates come back and protest against the hate group, so it was cool.

I finally followed through with a shirt idea. With protesters "hating in the name of God", I decided to set the record straight, so I made a shirt that said "God is Love. - 1 John 4:8" on it.
But I made the mistake of using an industrial sized Sharpie on it. In my room. So last night I kinda go high off of the fumes while going to sleep and had a dream about a cupcake eating me. Then the shirt was putting off Sharpie fumes all day. So I lost a couple brain cells, but I made a point (I hope).

Rock on (in the Sharpie fumes).

08 February 2006


OK, so I just went to the best small concert in the world. This band Silverline (who opened for POD and really rock) played at a local church (including the hardest cover of "Jesus Freak" I have ever heard, which rivals even Tait's rendition). It was held in the basement, with a low ceiling and everything. It felt just like the awesome clubs that I hope to go to someday. However, I can't feel my neck, hear, or speak clearly. So I'd call it a worthwile concert.

So this is a band that plays simply because they love God and want to tell people about Jesus. They work their own merch table, travel by bus all night to get to shows, and work other jobs to pay the bills. I think we need more bands like them.

Rock on.