Friday, May 27, 2005

Good as Gone

This will be my last post for about two weeks. Abgail and I (we have now been married two years! W00t!!!) are leaving for Scotland, if we decide to come back we will be back in the states on June 10th. At that point expect a lot of updates in a row (with pictures) to let you know all about what we did (well mayb not all we did, but you get the idea). Have a great few weeks!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Life Happened

Just over a year ago I blogged the following (my old blog which died has been resurrected in the depths of the internet):
I remember seeing a sarcasim filled list in September that was labeled ten thing they don't teach you in school. Most of the items were things like "Unlike teachers, your boss demands you do your own work" and other things of that nature. However, one item on that list that really stuck with me was one that read "Life isn't divided into semesters and you don't get a new life every six months." This is frightenly true, and a big adjustment. Ever since I have comprehended the idea of time my life has been divided into semesters, and this always left an end goal and a new beginning. Now life just flows.

I was wrong, life doesn't just flow seemingly from one day to another. Life happens. It can happen in the day to day events, in the oppotunities that are taken (or made), and events completely out of our control can propel our lives in amazing new directions. This has happened enough times to me in just the short time I have been alive that when the these unexpected things I should be prepared to deal with the, but I often find the opposite to be true.

Now I know that I have really been leading up to insinuating something like the news of having a baby is coming (don't worry it isn't .. . yet), but unfortuantly what has happened is nothing that happy (or that big actually). No, the "big news" I have refferenced a few times is this:
As of tomorrow I will no longer be working at Old Capitol UMC. Yes, I know that a few of the readers here already knew that, but many did not. Without giving out all of the details, I became a victim of church politics. I moved the youth ministry, in what I believe to be God-inspired directions that some members of the church had real problems with. Sadly, they never fully communicated their displeasure to me. Instead, resentment grew and grew and then finally burst. My options really became two. 1) Fight back against people who were out for my job and cause division within the church and mostl likely lose the fight or 2) Quietly and peacefully resign and go out on top. I chose the latter, because for the church as congregation it is probably for the best (now it may not be best for the teens, that remains to be seen).

To answer questions that will be asked: No, I don't know what I am doing next. I still strongly feel that God has called me to youth ministry. Last week I interviewed with another church in the area, and I am in contact with a church in Indianapolis. The cool thing is that both of these churches contacted me. Unless I hear back from the church in Corydon before I leave for Scotland (only 4 days!!!), then I should assume I will be unemployed. Now, I guess that should bother me, but through this whole ordeal over the past three weeks, I have had an amazing, God-sent peace about the whole thing. I know that my Creator and Substatiner has my back, and I am on to better things whatever they may be. I just need to be patient, faithful, and wait for life, or more appropriatly: God, to happen.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I graduated

The University of Blogging

Presents to

An Honorary
Bachelor of
Color Bars

Majoring in


Blogging Degree

The Babbling part is appopriate anyway. I know that like 3 post ago I said that there would not be much here for a while, but when there was it would be major news. Since then I have gone on to put rather inane and pointless filler, but I promise that big news is coming soon.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Holy Freaking Crap that was Awesome!!!!

Revenge of the Sith is perfect! I literally just got back from the midnight showing and I am in absolute awe. The movie is able to make all six Episodes into a perfect epic story. On top of that the movie packs in more action than any other Star Wars movie. The lightsaber battles (five of them!!!) are incredible. The war scenes (wookies!!!) are incredible!!! Yes, I know I sound like a complete fanboy, but the movie is perfect go see it now!

I officially have mad SKILLZ

If you don't understand don't ask, but I am officially 1337. It is a little fuzzy, but check it out:

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

More Filler

I've got nothing.

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Friday, May 13, 2005

Spot Holder

I don't have much to say. I am helping Abigail with a field trip today, because she is taking her class to Holiday World. Then when we get back, we are leaving to go to "The Region". Alex is getting confirmed this weekend so we will be there for him and Abigail has a bridal shower to go to. It might be a while for my next post, but when it does come it will contain some major news. Until then, enjoy this oh-so-true picture:

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Saturday, May 07, 2005

This is just stupid

I have a very real concern about the direction the political climate of this country has been heading. Honestly, I think George Bush has a lot in common with Grand Moff Tarkin. I can just picture a future cabinet meeting after republican goals of small government are acheived

Admrial Motti: How will the government maintain control without the beacuracy?
Grand Moff Bush: Fear will keep the local states in line. Fear of terrorism.

Thus far, his presidency has been run that has been driven by creating and using fear, but that isn't what really concerns me. What really concerns me is how much the Christian church has thrown itself in with the GOP. I am fully concvinced that Jesus is not a republican (or a democrat for that matter), so it is stupid when stuff like this happens. A pastor in North Carolina had a formal church meeting to have the people who did not support President Bush in his church removed! Stupid!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Internet Quiz Time!

I have posted like what three of these ever in the 2 1/2 years I have been blogging, so I am allowed to be cliche occasionally. Anyway, the first one surprised me (and I am sure it will surpirse Abigail when she sees this) I thought I would have been younger. The second two have me pegged to a T:

You Are 20 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Your #1 Match: INFP

The Idealist

You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.

You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.

Your #2 Match: INFJ

The Protector

You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.
Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.
You are an excellent listener, with almost infinite patience.
You have complex, deep feelings, and you take great care to express them.

You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.

You Are a Conservative Democrat

Frankly, the way most other Democrats behave embarasses you greatly.

You pride yourself on a high level of morals, and you have a good grasp on right and wrong.

It's likely you think America needs to get back to its conservative, Juedo-Christian values.

Why aren't you a Republican then? Because you believe the goverment helps more than hurts.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Another video game related post

Due to Abigail's request, I have been keeping video game related stuff down to a mininum, which is why I have a different blog at Anyway, while searching that sight I found that in another blog someone was running their own contest where they were giving in a Brothers in Arms carboard stand up. All I had to do was be very convinving in saying why I wanted it, and I won! Though it took a month for it to get here, and honestly I thought he had forgotten, but never the less last week it came in the mail. Now it resides in the same room as cardboard Imperial Guard and lightsaber weilding Yoda.

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Monday, May 02, 2005

I'm Quotable (again)

If you happen to see a copy of PSM (Playstation Magazine) on the news stand and it is not in a plastic bag, well then you should open it up and look on page 17. On the left hand side there is a cloumn called Sound Bytes. At the very bottom (with the largest quote! ) you will see one attributed to SeanXor!!! Seeing as how none of you will actually see the magazine I will share it wit here. The topic is a poll on the feeling of military FPS games. I said,
"It is because of me and people like me they will not go away. I do not know what it is about them, but I can not get enough of the military themed shooter. I feel that war games are now just really hitting their stride with games like Brothers in Arms that mixes the cinematic experience with the realistic experience. Asl ong as there are more people like me, they will keep making these games, and all I can say is Hoo-Ra!

This is the second time I have been quoted in the magazine. The first was about how awesome I think Star Wars Battlefront is.