Aug 29, 2009

It's The Weekend!!

this weekend has been sooooo busy.. let me tell you about it.

Friday night I went out for dinner with my friend Matt and these two girls to 'Cici's Pizza' which is amazing!! it is a buffet pizza place but they have such cool pizza's (like mac and cheese pizza!! loved it!! haha).. then we went to the dollar movie theatre and then came back to campus and went to this dam and just chilled and prank called people. Yesterday was the 24 hours of prayer on campus, so each dorm has a designated hour to go pray in a certain place and there are a bunch of different stations to pray for different things (stuff like home pastor, family and friends, missions, our nation, etc.) so our time slot was at 4AM till 5AM!! haha so after the movie we all just stayed up in the dorm until 4.. then after our prayer (which was amazing!! it was too cool to see a whole campus covered in prayer for 24 hours) we went to IHOP at 5:30 to have breakfast. Then me, matt, my other friend james, and these two girls (Heidi and Jeanette) went out and just hung out because we were wide awake.. then we got really tired and came back and I slept from 8AM till 1:30.. so I still got 5 and a half hours. Then today we (me and james) met up with the girls again for lunch... now in like an hour is the 'block party' for the whole school, and I think it is basically gonna be a carnvial type thing on the football field. After that I am going to late-skate where I can teach these yankees how it's done. So yeah then tomorrow Adam is taking me to Brentwood church and I am going to check that out. Oh and I put my guitar in the shop to get the action lowered, so I am really stoked to get that back.


Aug 21, 2009

So one things these American's have been able to show me since I got here is If you have never heard of this site then you need to check it out. It is internet radio and you can listen to anything you want. Search by artist or song, and it will make a playlist for you of songs by that artist, or by artists similar to them. Its a good way to hear some new music that is like the stuff you already listen to.


Aug 20, 2009

Busy Day @ LU

So after two days of doing basically nothing, today is jam packed. We have convocation at 9AM-10AM, then "Keeping It Safe For Men" from 11-12. This afternoon I have my freshman seminar from 1-3:30 (which I already had some homework for). And to finish off a busy day on a good note, we meet our sister dorm and have a cookout on the football field. I'm praying for energy at convo this morning because I only got 5 and a half hours of sleep last night.

Last night we had our first hall meeting, and it was really awesome to hear our RA's testimonies, and I really got to see how much Liberty does to assure that we have accountability and one-on-one discipleship in our dorms.

Still lovin' it here!


Aug 19, 2009

Moved In!

Last night at 6PM I was officially a student at Liberty University. I was the first of the three guys living in my room to arrive, and therefore got the sweetest bed, dresser, etc. Both of my roommates seem like cool guys, and we actually are all pretty similar. So I am pretty stoked about that. As for my first sleep here.. not so great. The mattresses are alright, but I woke up like 10 times in the night. Plus I woke up for good at 8:30! VOLUNTARILY! Never before in my life. So today will be a day full of getting stuff figured out (mail, classes, and all that fun stuff). Hopefully I will keep up with the blogging while I am here, maybe skip a few assignments ;)

kidding mom & dad!


Aug 15, 2009

Trip To Liberty - Day 6 to 8

I could sum up the last 3 days with 3 'B's. Baseball, Beach, and Bodysurfing. Actually that could basically sum up our entire trip thus far. It's been raining quite a bit, but we have spent a good 3 hours a day at Virginia Beach since we got here, and the waves have been awesome.

On the plate for tomorrow: Leaving for Lynchburg (if you don't know, that's where Liberty is)


Aug 14, 2009

Book Review - "Christian Beliefs"

Wayne A. Grudem - Christian Beliefs

"Christian Beliefs" is a book by renown theologian Wayne Grudem. It is described as his systematic theology contracted into a compact book. As the subtitle states, it is twenty basics every Christian should know. I couldn't agree more.

The Good - Grudem covers subjects on which Christians must be completely clear. His biblically based doctrine regarding disputed topics such as predestination, is continually backed by verses from God's word. It is a very easy read and clears up any confusions that many Christians may have regarding their personal beliefs.

The Bad - You may actually learn something. But that is really a good thing now isn't it.

BOTTOM LINE - A Must Read For Any Believer


Aug 12, 2009

Trip to Liberty - Day 3 to 5

Rain, rain go away come back never....
so it is raining as you can probably tell. We arrived in Virginia Beach today and it started raining just after we got set up (at least we got set up first, thank you Lord).

These last couple days were filled with more baseball. After Washington on Sunday, we went to Camden Yards on Monday night to see an Orioles game. I have been to 4 different baseball parks in America and Camden Yards was by far the best. As soon as we entered the gates their was a swagger about the park. I was in awe of everything around me. I stood at the famous brick wall in right field and even watched a few innings from the railing above the bullpens. It is a really historic stadium and it was a great experience being able to catch a game there. When I get married and have children I will definitely take them to Camden Yards. The next night we caught a game in Bowie. The AA Bowie Baysox were playing the New Hampshire Fisher Cats... which might not mean anything to you, but the N.H Fisher Cats are the Blue Jays AA affiliate, which made the game all that much more interesting to me. I had fun being the bad guy and rooting for N.H. I even was chirping another loud mouth across the bleachers. The Fisher Cats were up to bat and he yelled at the batter (who had a very long last name) "Hey number 8! how do you say your last name?"... People laughed but I thought it was dumb.. so I yelled back "It's not number 8's fault you can't read!"... all in good fun. And to top off the night, my dad bought me a Bowie Baysox fitted.

I am eager to get to Liberty University. I am having lots of fun on this trip, but I am really excited to get there.

On the plate for tomorrow: Chillin' on the beach all day and bodysurfing... then AAA Norfolk Tides game at night.


Aug 10, 2009

Trip to Liberty - Day 1 and 2

Saturday morning, I left for Liberty University. My parents and I are going to do a small road trip first. The first day we drove 8 hours (pulling our tent-trailer) down to Millersville, Maryland, which is just outside of Washington, D.C. Praise God for no trouble at the border. We had to go inside to get my F-1 student visa approved and it was a little nerve wracking. The border guard didn't come off as the most friendly man in the world, but God got us through with no major problems. We are staying Millersville at a KOA for 4 nights. Apparently we stayed at this same KOA on our big U.S road trip two summers ago... but I don't remember it at all. We got in at about 8:30 last night and set up camp. Oh and I bought The Bourne Ultimatum for 6.99!! I couldn't pass up the great deal. Watched it in bed last night and it was awesome! Today we went into Washington, D.C to see a Washington Nationals game. I fit right in with my Nationals hat! Nationals Park is a beautiful ballpark with some great views. We could even see the Washington Monument from our seats. Unfortunately it was 100 degrees and humid so we ended up leaving early (I spent a lot of the game in the team store because it was air conditioned). After we got back to the KOA we went for a swim and I had a shower (shocking, I know!). Then we listened to a DVD message from James MacDonald called "God at Work". He went through the whole book of Esther. It was in place of the Sunday morning service that we missed today. Luckily for me.. this place has wifi. I have been able to keep up on all the sports news and EVEN BLOG!! (On a side note I am very mad that BJ Penn beat KenFlo at UFC 101 on Saturday night)

On the plate for tomorrow: Orioles game at Camden Yards!! (hopefully it will be a little cooler)


Aug 7, 2009

I Am Blessed With Awesome Friends

So aside from the boatload of goodbyes I have had to say in this last week it has been an awesome week! I have got to hang out with all of my closest friends, and it has been tons of fun. Here is what I did.

LAST TUES - Had Karl, Lindsay, Marv, and Ashley over for a fairwell BBQ
FRI - hung out with one of my best buds in the whole world (Brock)
TUES - Spent some quality 'driveway time' with Brit, Sam, and Kristen.. oh and took sweet pics
WED - Went for lunch with Cindy (AND GOT MY G1)
TODAY - Had dinner with Mullett and then went to Steven's (my best bud since grade 6)

I know that these people will be in my life for a long time and I wouldn't have it any other way. They are all amazing people in there own individual way and I enjoy spending time with each and every one of them. Thank goodness they put up with me.

Love you all! See you in November!


Aug 4, 2009


So this morning I woke up at about 11:00 and did what I always do. I sat at my computer desk and checked my email, facebook, etc. I had totally forgotten about the Hillsong CD giveaway that had been announced this morning. I had just finished watching a video on (because I am to excited to wait for the season to start), and decided to check my facebook. I had a new friend request. "Rich Kirkpatrick"... I had no idea who that was, but by his picture he looked like he went to church.. I know that sounds weird but he has a soul patch, which I usually associate with youth pastors or worship leaders. Sure enough after checking my blog and remembering about the contest I realized that he was one of the blogs that was giving away the new Hillsong CD "Faith+Hope+Love". I immediately went to his blog and sure enough there is a big picture of MY blog header as his latest post (See image above). Needless to say I accepted his friend request and I am waiting to hear back from him on how to claim my prize :)



Aug 3, 2009

New Hillsong CD Giveaway

Hillsong's latest CD "Faith+Hope+Love" is being released today. Do you want a free copy?... Visit to learn more.