Friday, January 29, 2010

It's been a while

Hello all, I know it's been a while... Just a lot of work as a music major! Anyways, we've gotten snow up here, and it's been COLD, but what do you expect for living in Western NY?

It's strange, how it seems the days take forever, but the week flies by, and it has made me realize how important and valuable our time is. If there is anything in the world we don't want to waste, it's our time, because you can only give it, you will never gain back those precious seconds and minutes in your day.

Anyways, that's my quick little statement for today, I'll write more later!

Sunday, January 24, 2010


I've been meaning to post this for a while, mainly because I needed to write it out for my church's newsletter, but anywho...

I was talking to my roommate the other day about our experiences at Urbana, and what we learned we were called to do as Christians in today's society. We need to move into a foreign neighborhood, go where we are uncomfortable, be with people we don't know, and shine as a light for Christ. Rev. Brenda McNeil, the final speaker of the conference, talked about Jesus, going through Samaria (a land where few Jewish people go through, they would rather go around) and stopping in a village. There he met Samantha (Rev. McNeil's name for the Samaritan woman, she described how it gave her a personality), a woman who was basically shunned from the rest of the community. Jesus, being from Israel, was completely out of his neighborhood. He extended his grace to this woman, one whom would be despised if Jesus was any other Jewish person. Basically, He loved her, like all of us should love our brothers and sisters her on Earth. Missionary work is about being the change, but what we now know, is that the greatest change is on a personal level. After a few minutes of discussion, my roommate said the most profound thing to ever come out of his mouth, "You need to be a big picture person, with a tiny paint brush." We are called to be the change in people's lives, how are you making that change?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Equality Ride at Houghton

Hello everyone!

Yesterday, a campus wide email was sent out about Soulforce's Equality Ride (link) is coming to our humble abode called Houghton. Soulforce is an organization founded by Mel White, a gay priest who has actually taken out parts of the Bible that he feels are unimportant and really do not have anything to do with our life today. ( They are coming to our school because and I quote, "your student guidelines maintain a policy that is unwelcoming to homosexual members of your student body, and creates a disparity between treatment of heterosexual and homosexual students.”

To say the least, we are trying to prepare for something we have no clue what is going to happen. So, stay tuned for updates in what's to come, and pray for the campus as we get ready.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Church and Rain

Karl is the pastor's kid at the church I play for in Belmont. He's 2ish, I think... anyways, he likes to run around the sanctuary during the service, and today he found my cell phone and my wallet! Anyways, he continued to walk around the church, pretending to talk on my phone (in his babble talk) and he somehow knew which was my debit card... It really did make me smile, and that kid makes my day everytime.

Later, I walked down to the Wesleyan church across from school to practice, and it was locked... and it was raining... and it makes me so sad. Anyways, I'm wet, loving netflix right now, and I'm really excited about my RA INTERVIEW TOMORROW!!! AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Nerf Wars and Friends

So, in college, if you live in the right dorm, you will get into some very intense wars consisting of various nerf guns, and very intense people (when it comes to mock warfare, otherwise, they are very shy and quiet). I have never been to such a legit event that revolved around a popular toy gun! Anyways, 45 minutes later, I was winded, killed multiple times, and just could not go on with this stuff, but it was fun while it lasted.

On to my other topic, I've come to learn that close friends are hard to come by in college. I have a lot of casual friends, but those are like a dime-a-dozen. And sometimes, these casual friends can drop the ball, when you think that you are becoming really good friends. Anyways, I'm done ranting for now...

Just a quick update

So, I'm working on a lot right now, getting my music stuff ready for this sunday at church, and working on the relevant worship concert, and praying about my RA application.

Anyways... I'll give a real update soon!

Friday, January 15, 2010

My New Blog!

Hey guys!

I have no clue who is going to read this thing, but this is my life at Houghton College!!! WOOO!!!!

So, stay tuned in, and I'll let you know what's going on!