Saturday, May 30, 2009

Jesus: My Tree of Life

Make my life a sacrifice
Planted in your tree of love
Prune the sin from within
And let your first fruits flow

For what is a branch in me
Without the root in You?
It can't have eternal life,
But only comes and goes.

Help me burn my spoiled fruit,
A cheap output of mine.
As I decrease, may you increase
A harvest to be sewed.

Lord, receive my ripe offspring
And feed it to the soil
Such grace I have in You
To help another seed grow.

(Inspired by John Chapter 15)

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What I Consider Major Accomplishments :)

Read all the Harry Potter books and seen all the movies that have been made.

Read all the way through "Lord of the Rings"

Read the whole series of "Chronicles of Narnia"

I have read the Bible all the way through!

I have visited all of the these Southern states: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas

I have been to every state on the East Coast: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio Excluding: Michigan

I have seen Niagara Falls

I have been to the top of the Empire State Building, Sears Tower, and the CN Tower.

I have been whitewater rafting and tubing.

I have flew on a plane between states but not internationally.

I have crossed into the Canadian border.

I've had a few speeding tickets in my time as well as automobile accidents and lived to tell the tale.

I have rode a spirited a horse and broke my arm in the process. There's a scar to prove it.

I have graduated from a small private college and a large public university.

I have been to a UGA football game.

I have stood on the field with a lost mouthpiece for my clarinet in the pouring rain during halftime at a local rivalry game.

I have been hiking around a lake in the pitch dark.

I have been camping on numerous occasions as well as camped out in a cave.

I have bobbed for apples during fall festivals and have been on many hayrides.

I have substitute taught for In School Suspension and Construction/Shop class and thought it to be a unique experience.

I have been a part of choir, orchestra, and concert band.

I can play the piano fairly well.

I learned to drive by letting my Dad pile hay on the back of the pick-up truck.

I can play a pretty mean game of UNO.

I have been asked to pass a drunk driving test while at a Visitor's Center.

I have rode backwards down a one-way highway in New York City.

(I'm sure they'll be more experiences to share)