Archives For December 2004

My Song…Draft

December 29, 2004 — Leave a comment

Verse 1:It seems I’ve gone through life
Looking through a dirty glass
Overlooking everything
And lettin’ it all pass

I wanna see
Through a clear glass
I wanna feel
Don’t wanna let it pass
I wanna breathe
And not forget
Anything
I wanna live
A life without regret

Verse 2:
It’s time I wake up and see
The true glory that is in me
Surrounding me
Each and every day

Suggestion for Travis

December 29, 2004 — Leave a comment

Hey Travis,
Maybe you could move your blog to a new account:
http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=131&query=Change%20username&topic=0&type=f?
I don’t know how you would you use the forums…?? If it was like the programmers, it might be hard to conrol everyone–or you could delete certain users? It think the best thing is to change accounts, and then move your old blog posts too. You could be the Boy Scout Blogger?
IMHO,
Tim

Gift Cards

December 29, 2004 — Leave a comment

Hello Everyone,
It was a busy day yesterday. We went shopping to spend our gift cards that we got on Christmas. I bought this really cool italian duo-tone pocket sized Bible, which is going to be nice to use and easy to carry around when I need it. I’m also going to get teh Chris Tomlin “Arriving” songbook with some of my money too. I hope I can learn a song or two. I was hoping we might get to sing some of them on wednesday nights (Indescribable has already been requested by my cousin–not the one you’re thinking of. It’s a she.) I’ve also been working on my song–I might have it up tonight (:-) . Maybe just the chorus. I’m also selling calendars to raise money for the mission trip. And I’m really enjoying my gifts! I’ve also been trying to find a book of Cascading Style Sheets but the state doesn’t seem to have any :( . Sorry about the “articles” on the side. I’m changing it to “article archive”. It was just really a test. If you want to look at all my articles click here. I’ll put the link on the sidebar too soon.
God Bless,
Tim

From My Art Desk

December 28, 2004 — Leave a comment

Hello Everyone!
I hope you all have had a wonderful and blessed Christmas!
From my title, you may have guessed that I wrote this log entry originally from my art desk in my room. Just another creative title (LOL). Sorry I took your breath away, Travis, on the last title (Corvette!). LOL again.
This week is passing all too quickly! I wish it would not end, but life must go on. Things will be getting exciting next week, starting with our church Wed. night discipleship. As I’ve said before, I’m in a “Praise Team” in my youth group. We start the night off leading worship for the youth group. We’re all still new to this (at least most of us) and we’re still getting the hang of it. It has been a great experience, but it’s hard to just get up there and worship God, instead of focusing on those you’re in front of. But I have a feeling things are going to be different this year…we just need to come together as a group and focus on one thing–worshiping God with all we’ve got.
I’ve been reading John Piper’s Don’t Waste You’re Life, which is SO GOOD! It’s even inspired me to try and write a song, which I’m working on–I’ll give you a sneak peek some time this week. SCC was inspired to write many of his songs on his latest album, and I can see why!
Also, I’m still having fun whith my gee-tar (ROFL). I’ve learned C, A, D, E, G and a few power chords. My guitar has a great sound and feels great. The funny thing though, is that it’s easier for me to play standing up. I guess it’s less cramped and I can see the strings better? Hmm…kind of funny.
The Redskins are out of the playoffs (they had a chance)… :’-( They lost to the Cowgirls (eh, Cowboys…pardon me). Gibbs will get things straightened out next year. You just watch!
Well, that’s enough for now!
Merry Christmas,
Tim

A story…

December 27, 2004 — Leave a comment

I have to tell you this story (in 5 minutes) that my pastor told this sunday, along with that quote.

The great general Alexander the Great (LOL), had a man in his army that had
not been doing his duty. He continually lagged behind, and was cowardly in
battle. On on day, the general heard of this man’s deeds and rode on his great
stallion to the back of his army to speak to this man. When he stopped in front
of the soldier he asked him for his name.
“What is your name, man?” he asked.
The soldier relplied, “Alexander, sir.”
To which the general answered, “Soldier, you better get in their and fight
or change your name!”

The point of the story was that we as Christian must either get in their and fight the good fight, or change our name. We have to be more than lukewarm in our faith, we have to be overcomers.

In Christ,

Tim

Destiny

December 27, 2004 — Leave a comment

“If you are born twice, you’ll die once
If you are born once, you’ll die twice”

My Pastor, December 26, 2004

I Got A Corvette

December 27, 2004 — Leave a comment

I’m really just kidding! What I’m doing is using a description of a Fender guitar that Travis used when I was looking at guitars that I thought I might have to buy. But a suprise awaited me Christmas mornign when I received a Fender Acoustic!!! I couldn’t believe it! I also got some good books (“Don’t waste your life” and some books by G.A. Henty), an MP3 player (from a relative), a soccer ball (orange Adidas Starbreezer) and a Holland Soccer turnstile hat. As a family we got a keyboard that’s really nice and makes you sound even better that you really are! We were really blessed and recieved much more than any of us deserved.
I’m really enjoying playing my guitar and am getting better at it every day. But it’s all still blurry and new, but hopefully everything will come into focus for me, and I’ll be able to do well. Man, my fingers hurt (actually my pinky hurts the most, all the other fingers aren’t that bad).
Hope you all had a great Christmas!
Merry Christmas,
Tim

A Christmas Carol

December 24, 2004 — Leave a comment

I don’t know if you’ve ever read the book, watched one of the movies, or heard it on CD, like I did last night, but it is one of the greatest stories of all time. The redemption and love in this story blew me away. It’s got such a great message. Our lives must be lived like every day is our last. We never know how much our lives affect the lives of others. If only we could see where the path we’ve chosen for our lives may lead, like Scrooge did. But we can, if we know Christ. And as we live our lives here on earth, we must look to do good every day! We must live our lives with a continual rememberance that our decisions affect not only ourselves, but the lives of others.
In Christ,
Tim

To the Rescue

December 24, 2004 — Leave a comment

In my devotional today, it was about this scripture:
Proverbs 14:25 “A truthful witness rescues lives, but one who utters lies is deceitful.”
We all have to be rescued one time or another. We have our parents to protect us, police who enforce the law, and a president who has pledged to protect us from terrorists. When we grow older, we do become more and more independent, but we still need a helping hand once and awhile.
“The ultimate obstacle in everyone’s life is sin. No matter how hard we try, we cannot escape it’s grasp. We cannot be good enough or earn enough brownie points with God to overcome it with our own strength.” (1)
But God knows our dilemma of overcoming sin. He sent Christ, our “Rescuer” to save us from our sins. When we surrender our lives to him, he can give us freedom from the sins which entangle us.
The verse from proverbs tells us the importance of our witness. We all needed someone to witness to us before we were saved. And because they shared the truth with you, you’ve been rescued by God.
Now, it’s our turn to step out and share the truth of Christ to those around you. We all have a testimony everyone must hear.
Tomorrow is Christmas…Let’s remember that during that day we need to turn our thoughts on God’s gift of love, Christ Jesus. Let’s also turn our thoughts to ways we can share the message of love to a world in desperate need of a rescuer.
In Christ,
Tim
(1) ? Essential Connection, December Issue 2004, Page 46

Tolerance

December 23, 2004 — Leave a comment

Many people believe that truth is relative. Everyone has their own way to heaven, and we have no right to say that they?re wrong. ?It?s true because I believe it?s true? is the accepted statement of today. But I beg to differ. The Bible is not true because I believe it to be true; no, I believe the Bible is true because it is true. The Bible is true whether you choose to believe it or not. Everyone has the right to believe what he chooses to believe. However, I cannot and will not treat other beliefs as equal with The Truth. To do so would dishonor the holiness of God. Christmas is not just a ?holiday?. It?s a Holy Day set apart for the One True God alone.
You can?t accept the view that many ways lead to heaven and include Christianity as one of them. John 14:6 (NKJV) says ?Jesus said to him, ?I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.??We can know God only through Jesus Christ:Romans 10:9 ?If you confess with our mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.?Christianity is about sin. God has set us all a standard to follow perfectly, and we?ve all been told to follow that standard, such as the Ten Commandments. And none of us can truthfully say that we have perfectly kept God?s law. ?For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God? (Romans 3:23). If God were to judge you by these Ten Commandments, would you be innocent or guilty? And by your answer, would you go to heaven or hell? Does your answer concern you?If we?re honest with ourselves, we should all come to the same conclusion. One I came to a few years ago. Acts 3:19 ?Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of God.?
Christ Said:John 7:17 NIV ?If anyone chooses to do God?s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.?
John 14:21 ?Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.?