Well, The play is over so things will start slowing down from here.....yeah, right, Only if the Lord returns! This week is now lectures, Friday is the national anthem at homecoming, next week is rehersal for recording our hymns (which I am really excited about), that weekend is the recording, then there is chorus tour, and everything stops....ohhh, waite...thats right we have about two weeks before 20+Sunshine flies back to BG to do the banquet concert.
I have less than a semester left and it is going by so fast...I thought this would be the quiet easy semester....but its so busy that i feel like a freshmen again....! (
So many thing have happened in my life recently and in the past where I was forced to step back and take a look at who I truly was. So many times I have seen that I had become a person I didn't like.
The funny thing is that the times that I speak of are all times where I was reaching a low both spiritually and personally. The low would come and then something would just go wrong in my life. It would be like my world was just spining out of control and there was absolutely nothing I could do about it. After taking time to reflect on the situation I would realize the state I was in. Oddly all of the sudden it was not so much about what was going on in my life but specifically it was what was going on with me. (if that makes any sense). So many times bad things happen and our sadness or helplessness forces us to turn to God. The writer of Ecclesiasties said, "It is better to go to a house of mourning then a house of feasting." Why is that? Because when we are sad or in an helpless condition we realize how insignificant we can be. Its always when things are going well and we are so happy with ourselves that we get these little reminders that tell us to look again.
I remember my big accident right after I graduated from High School. I remember how I just thought, " "I" just graduated. "I'm" on top of the world! "I" did this and that." That night I was at the lake and was hanging a lantern from a tree. I grabbed a dead branch and fell fifteen feet, onto my back, into a camp fire. I was okay....but the next day I had been out fishing all day in the sun and on my way home fell asleep on a major high way. I will never forget the way I felt when I woke up and when the car finally came to a stop. I remember thinking...."I fell out of a tree last night and now this. What is going on?" Needless to say I prayed alot for the next couple of days. In doing so I realized that if I had died....I knew I would not have gone to heaven.
Well then recent events took place and I finally realized I was in no possition to start taking care of another person. I wasn't being a leader...I wasn't really being the Jesse everyone knew I was and could be. I always liked that guy! I liked being him....and over the last couple weeks I think I found him again.
The more I look at these things that have happened the more and more I see that they were not only reminders but tests of faith. I thought at times that things couldn't possibly get any worse and they would. I have loved being in Mr.Peelers class this semester and studying the book of James. It is probably my favorite....Consider it all joy my brethren when you encounter various trial knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. I think one of our long term goals is to learn to be content with whatever comes our way...like Paul.
Thanks for the prayers guys....I really appreciate the concern and the phone calls at times. Thanks for being there. Examine yourselves on a daily basis....it will make the biggest difference! Take Care for now...I am goig to stop rambling! I love all of you.
Hey gang....Jesse here!
It has been quite a while since I have posted. Some of you would not believe what has happened in the last couple of months. If you don't know I don't feel like telling you but if you go to FC, USF, or WKU, you will find out sooner or later anyways. Lets just say my three year relationship is no more.
So anyways, the musical this year has been a lot of fun. I have made several new friends and am enjoying the life that I do not have right now. Who knew being busy could be so much fun. I am going to be bored when it slows down...I guess I will do homework or something.
After FC I am not sure what I am going to do. I want to start a MA in couseling but I don't know exactly where I want to do that at. Hopefully I will figure things out by the time summer starts. No Clay I will probably not be at Western but it is on my list of places to check out.
Well its late and I have Religious thought in the morning so I will talk to yall later. Take Care!
P.S. 20+Sunshine is coming to BOWLING GREEN April 16th....Boooooyaaaa
For those of you around who like the acapella stuff. We, 20+ have a concert for the American Cancer Society, on Nov 11th in Puckett Auditorium. We had about 100 last year with only a weeks notice. All have been touched in some way by cancer and it is important that we do all we can. So the 6 of us sing. Do your part and come help out this fundraiser and we will make an attempt to entertain you while you are there. You don't want to miss this event. Hope to see you there.
Oh and share this with as many people as you can. Thanks!
It so amazing that four years ago I was staring my senior year in high school.
So much goes by so fast that sometimes I wish the fun would stop. If time flies when we are having fun then it should slow down when we aren't.
Every couple of weeks I hear about friends getting married that just a few short years ago I lived with. I know my time is coming too.
Yes, each year we get closer to marriage, closer to kids, closer to death, and ultimatly closer to a life with him.
It seems funny how we are so excited to one day live with Christ but do not realize this when it comes to our attention that time is flying bye.
We are so sad when our friends get married but yet so happy. So sad as the children grow and we notice how short the time is that we have with them. But then happy again when they leave for College yet sad.
If we would only think more often of the sobering thought that heaven is comin quickly and then realize that if our friends do the right things and we raise our children up properly we will spend eternity with them, life itself would be so much better.
I really have no complaints. My life is good. Just a couple simple thoughts that we never think about.