Today I bought a C.S. Lewis bookset, it comes with some of his christian inspiration books:Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, Miracles and A Grief Observed. I've read The Screwtape letters before and some of Mere Christianity, but I want to take some time to read them again, and all of them at some point, maybe spring break would be a good time to start. I just finished my second week of my second semester of school, and it is seemingly going much better than last. Today was very busy, I had to go see my academic adviser, get classes added and dropped, then I had to go get professors to sign some papers to allow it. Then I met up with my academic mentor and talked for about 15 minutes or so, I'm part of some program since i'm on academic probation, but with that i'm announcing I will be more than likely attending the University of Alabama next fall, of course UAB is still in the running, but Bama has a big lead right now. Samford may just yet pull a rabbit out of the hat, and I might decide to stay there but UA is definately leading. I went to Sumo today for lunch to chillax, I ate at the sushi bar, I got the basics, a California roll and a crunchy shrimp roll and some bacon scallops it was great. With that announced I proudly say Alabama has been crowned the 2008 recruiting national champions by rivals.com, what this does is set a very strong foundation for the future. On another note I'm leading singing this month at Flint Hill, the whole month. That's a first, i've mainly just led singing every other Sunday night, but it seems my time has come to step up. I've found myself recently trying to think of sermons, my personal presence is weak and contemptible however. In due time these things will come I suppose.
"Make me know Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day. Remember, O Lord, Your compassion and Your lovingkindness, For they have been from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; According to Your lovingkindness remember me, For Your goodness' sake, O Lord." Psalm 25:4-7
Well it's now January the 1st 2008, and 2007 is over. 07 went by so fast, I suppose that's how it's gonna be from here on out though but 2007 was a good year with many memories. My slump was broken and then I got an even worse one ;) I graduated high school in May, I went to my last year of FC camp as a camper, I went to Chillicothe,Ohio to visit Dan Degarmo and the classics, started college in August, enjoyed watching Bama get beat by Louisiana-Monroe, not really. And I felt like I grew a little closer to the Lord this year. And as 2008 begins I hope I can grow into a rock. Well I hope everyone had a great 2007, and I hope that everyone has an even better 2008. "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
A couple of months ago we departed to Chillicothe,Ohio to visit Dan Degarmo. It was a very encouraging experience. This past week we had Brother Dan at the Hill for a gospel meeting and it was edifying. It's sad to him go back to Chillicothe, but he leaves the church at flint hill very encouraged. I'm ready to go get the lost, whose with me?
I just got back from our trip to Ohio, we were there from Thursday the 5th til Monday the 9th. It was Todd R., Matt and Katie G, Tiffany and me. WOW. So much encouragement in just a few days. Thursday, the trip down was quite humerous. We finally got to Ohio and met the awesome Degarmo's. Friday was awesome, we ate all you can eat soup and salad at applebees, which is particularly good in Chillicothe, we ate some monday somewhere else in Ohio but wasn't quite the same. After that we went to Chillicothe Nursing and Recovery home, to talk with a blind man named Frank, he obeyed the gospel that day. He had such a tender heart, he cried alot it was very encouraging. Saturday was madness! A 48 foot slip n' slide down a steep yard, intense fun. Good food and then a bon fire. In between that Dan gave me two beatings in madden. Sunday we went to the church at Chillicothe, which was one of the most encouraging services I have ever been to. There's so much more I see we could do. Frank was there too, it was awesome. We learned a couple of awesome new songs as well, after that we went to donatos, went back to the degarmos and chilled til about 1 am and then went to steak and shake, some time before that I beat dan in madden. Early Monday I gave dan another beating in madden to tie the series til he comes to flint hill in september. Then the 12 hour journey home, that was filled with delays! Oh yeah I can't forget the BH songs!!! IM WASTING MY TIME WITH YOU GIRL, I'M WASTING MY TIME.... and the famous bayou song. I hope everyone has an encouraging week!
In a matter of minutes I will embark on my final journey to FC Alabama camp as a camper. I've had a short stay there compared to most. 6,7,8,9 years but me this is my 4th year. As camp looms closer, questions arise about expectations. Last year with the junior camp merging with senior and the societies, many were somewhat dissapointed, but none the less edified! This year the senior campers and seniors move to a new sight, forsaking all the things they held dear. Will it be good? Well I hope I have an enouraging and edifying week and I hope everyone not at camp has a good one too. HOLLA