Friday, May 21, 2010

Me & The Man

Life is for living and I do want to live. To live freely and nobly with passion that is always backed by principle.

Life should be beautiful. I want to enjoy the simple miracles of life. These miracles are all around us. We just have to look.

To stand where I am, would be to let all of these miracles pass me by unnoticed.

I am quitting my job at Home Depot. On June 1st, I am going to embark on a journey.

I believe that the most important duty we have in this life is to know our Creator. Success is based on our relationship with God. I want to know to God better so that I will love Him more. I am seeking God. I want to understand His Word and will more clearly. I want my religion to be real. I want to experience God and marvel at His creative works.

I am going to Glacier National Park in Montana. I am going to be there for about twenty days. I am not sure how it is going to work out but I trust that God is leading me.

The relationships we have with each other can be taken with us to heaven. I believe people are the currency of heaven. I want to invest more in people and less in material things.

For the second part of the journey, I am going to visit my friends. I am going to make memories with them. We will share secrets and stories. We will talk about our dreams and struggles. We will pray together and it will be good.

Unconfirmed Itinerary

June 1st- 20th Glacier National Park

June 21st – Kelly & Santi’s Wedding

Bozeman, Montana

June 23rd –Mwaka Chumbwa

St. Louis, Missouri

June 23rd-Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Tennessee

June 24th-27th General Conference

Atlanta, Georgia

June 28th – Elisa Fischer

Somewhere near Tulsa, Oklahoma

June 29th – somewhere in between

June 30th –Grand Canyon

Uninc, Arizona

July 1st-5th Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, California

July 6th- San Francisco, California

July 7th- Lance Mishleau

Sacramento, California

July 8th –Rheu Daniel

Ukiah, California

July 9th- Devanne White

Redding, California

July 10th –Sequoia Trees

July 11th-12th Matt Turk

Seattle, Washington

July 13th-14th Emily Wilkens

Spokane, Washington

July 15th-16th Jami Simpson

Denver, Colorado

July 16th – Home

Lincoln, Nebraska

July 18th- Allison & Azuri’s Wedding

Lincoln, Nebraska

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thieves in the Night

Thieves came in the night. Intoxicated with alcohol, they pounded on the neighbors’ door. Awaken from their slumber, these hooligans attempted to start a fight with them. The neighbors quickly shut the door on these unwanted guests. Lost in debauchery, they proceeded to pee on their cars.

Unsatisfied, they crossed the street where my father’s car was parked in the driveway. They jumped on the hood of the car and kicked the front windshield out. They then entered my car looking for anything they could steal. After going though my CD collection they realized that they probably wouldn’t like my music, so they threw the CD’s all over the lawn. There wasn’t much to take. In the end they stole Sadie’s backpack and my lose change in desperation.

Thankfully the neighbor called the police, while this was happening. The police found the convicts hiding in a closet cuddled up together. Turns out the hooligans are actually my neighbors.

I found this to be amusing and odd. I could relate, five years ago in Prague, I too found myself hiding in a closet with Israel and Emily. Like the idiots across the street we also had been disturbing the neighbors.

The next morning when I went to work, I realized that I didn’t have my office keys. Normally I leave my keys in the change cup holder in my car. The thief’s had taken my change as well as my keys!

When I got home that afternoon, I saw one of the guy’s friends that had been involved in the disruption the prior night. Irritated, I walked across the street to ask him if I could have my keys back. He seemed to have forgotten what had happened, so I gave him quick synopses of events. He told me to f-off!

His mother then came out. She was really sorry for what had happened. She is a single mother and her kids always invite people over that she has no control over. She was practically crying. I asked her for my keys. She promised that she would get them for me.

Twenty minutes later her son brought the keys back.