Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Every Thanksgiving I go out and play football. This was our "2nd Annual Turkey-Bowl" we had for our church. I actually just got back from playing. Let me tell you, it was muddy.
So, yeah, I'm not really a fan of taking pictures of drawings, but this will work for this Thanksgiving. Have a good one.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Band on the Run!

This is a video of one of the seminars at the Worship God 08 conference I went to this past summer. I didn't actually go to this one, so this is why I needed to watch it. This is an excellent video, about 75 minutes long, called Band on the Run. In this Bob Kauflin teaches on how to fit in to accentuate the words, and more serve the congregation with your playing. It will probably bless you most if you are apart of a worship team, or play any instrument, but even still this can effect you in more than one area. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Hey, if you can make out what these things are, low fives for everyone. But, hey, look, it's our ol' buddy Jim, the Pirate, upside down.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What do you mean a month late?

Hey guys, I'm back! A while back, my art professor had us draw monsters for homework. Well, it just so happens I didn't do any of these, in fact I did these a couple days after I did the homework. And these are all more like aliens. But they were still fun to draw, enjoy.

Friday, November 14, 2008


The other day some friends and I got on the subject of pirating movies. The topic actually brought back some old and nearly forgotten memories. In the little old city of Pasadena, I was great friends with my neighbors. One of my best friends happened to own of few of these "very early released movies" and in my blissful, young, 9 year old days this was awesome! I remember this one specific time I asked him how he got a movie when it just left the theater. "My mom goes to this place in LA, where they sell these." He said.
"Cool," I thought.
Another instance, which I can't remember was before that one or after, my friend brought over a movie that my other brothers already watched in theaters. I repeatedly asked about the bad quality of the film, and it was that day that I was really informed on the subject of "pirated movies."

So, about this drawing, if you can see it in the drawing, (which I blame entirely on not having a scanner) is that the pirate is pirating the movie on his cell phone. Other things about this drawing after looking at it is the skull on his hat, if the skull has no eye balls, why would he need a patch over his eye socket? Either that, or he should have two patches... Another thing is the movie that is playing, no, it is not supposed to be a real movie...if it looks just like one to you, then sure, that's what movie it is. If you're wandering what is happening in the movie, use your imagination. But the current line is, "Yes, yes it is true, I am a vampire."
And no, it is not Twilight... I can save a disgusted post on that another day. *Wags head in shame,* You poor, fooled, people you.

Well, on the subject of movies, I was bragging off the other day how I hadn't watched a movie in a long time. And I think maybe a week later I had managed to watch, Pirates 3, The Pursuit of Happyness, and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Let me tell you right now, as a part time movie critic, Pirates 3 and The Pursuit of Happyness, are must sees. Journey to the Center of the Earth might have been better if I had seen it in 3D, like the movie was filmed to be in.

All right, I will probably be posting again fairly soon, considering Thanksgiving and all that.
Bye all, see you soon.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


This is the third Sovereign Grace Mission Video. This features CJ Mahaney, the lead pastor of Sovereign Grace Ministries, and Joshua Harris, the senior pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Hey, all I'm sorry I haven't been posting much recently but I hope to back to scheduale...or back-er anyway... \:^b

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Labor Day

"And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free
and I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me,"

Labor day is a wonderful holiday. A day to celebrate that part of the song above. But in America today, we will do anything we can to get out of labor. Six days shall you work, Nay!
I always thought it funny that on Labor Day, we don't do any labor. Everyone gets the day off of work and school or whatever. So, if we were still going with God Bless the USA, the next part (if about now'a days Labor Day)...

"And I gladly sit down, and not do work, and defend that still today,
'cuz there I know doubt they worked real hard, now there's no work for ME!"

OK, so, as a "good little American", I love getting the day off. No work for me! Yay! But I don't know if that's quite the right attitude. One nice thing about Labor Day, is you can spend it with your family. Growing a relationship with your loved ones is already a good enough idea to take the day off. Another helpful thing I have found is think about those who died so that we can take the day off, (and I guess have a free country...)
Another helpful thing I have found is pray. Pray for those who were before us, those who are now in places of power in our country (which will be great because of our new president), and pray for the future too. I visited a church recently where they stopped worship to pray for the children. I thought that that was such wisdom, pray for the next generation.

I am proud to be an American, where I know I can celebrate God freely. What a country we live in? God bless our new president, God bless this country. We need it!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Halloween story I made up as I went along. (Day late)

Jason ran home as fast as his 4th grader legs would take him. "Oh, boy," he thought. "Today's the day!" As he was running down the street he was thinking on what he should wear tonight trick-or-treating. After the crossing guard had held up the stop sign in her hand, Jason darted across the intersection.
"Better slow down," said the crossing guard. "We wouldn't want anyone having actual blood on their costumes."
Jason paid heed to the comment and slowed his pace a bit. When he arrived home his mom welcomed him with a loving smile,
"Hey, Jay, how was school today?"
"Fine," he said in quick breath ignoring the poem, and ran up the stairs. He caught his breath, and shot over to his closet. He reached in under his shirts and pulled out some drawings he had done the past week. He beamed, admiring his average 4th grade art work and walked over to his bed. He had to decide between one of his many sketches. Tenderly he looked at each one, eyeing it over twice to check each detail. Jason decided he would choose one of the following, a vampire, a mummy, a vampire bat, or a ghost. He then began thinking how any kid his age would, "Which would be the coolest?"
Vampire bat, was definitely the coolest choice... but how to make it? He searched around his room and couldn't find anything that seemed to match anything in his drawing. He strolled down stairs and showed his mom the choices. Making sure to accentuate the "awesomeness" of the bat.
"I think they all look great," she said, the typical mom response.
"I know," he said. "But how can I get the stuffs to make this?"
"Um," she said, looking around, "You could always look in your sister's room"
Jason shuttered at the thought, "Anywhere else?"
"Well," she said, putting her hand on her hip, looking at the papers. "I can think of how you could make some other wonderful, just as cool, costumes."
Jason knew where this was headed, and decided to look around the house for objects for the bat idea.
Jason crawled up the stairs to his room, and through the window he saw some kids from his school already starting trick-or-treating at the house down the street.
"Oh, no," He cried. "I'd better hurry!"
He quickly ran around his room in a panic, searching for anything that might solve his dilemma. Exhausted, he slumped down on his bed and tried to think of anything that would save him from total embarrassment. As bad as it sounded, he would have to go get his sister's help. He walked down the upstairs hall and knocked on her door.
"Yeah, what do you need?" he heard his sister call through the door.
"I need," he paused, trying to think of some way to get her to let him get the stuff he needed. "I will give you some of my candy if..." Just then the door swung open.
"If what?" she said in a lighter tone.
"If I can get some supplies for my costume." Jason replied.
His sister turned and slowly started walking back in her room, "How much candy are we talking?"
Jason had to think about that one, "Some," he said, still thinking.
"OK," She said starting to close the door. "See ya."
"No wait," he cried, "I will give you all the M&Ms I get tonight."
With that, she opened up the door and pulled him in the room. "So, what do you want to dress as?" she asked him, tugging away his drawings.
"The vampire bat!"
Jason watch her scrounge around the room, every once and awhile looking at the sketch.
He walked over to his sister's window and saw the kids crossing the street heading in the direction of his house. Panicked, Jason pulled the curtains shut.
"Here," she told him, "these will have to do. Now stand still."
She pulled out of her pants pocket a tape ruler, and measured Jason's arms and side.
Jason turned in the direction of the window, "How long is this going to take?"
"Do you want your costume or not?" His sister replied impatiently.
Then his sister started pulling out cloth, strings, face paint, and other things Jason had no idea what they were out of her closet. She worked delicately but quickly, Jason stood hoping he was starting to look like his drawing. What seemed like and hour to Jason, his sister looked satisfied and Jason slowly walked over to the bathroom mirror. He had turned to the side to fit his wings through the doorway. He looked at the mirror and looked at the drawing, they looked none at all the same. Jason was about to wail when he heard the doorbell. Stunned, he slowly walked toward his room.
"Jason," his mother called from downstairs. "Some of your friends from school are here."
Jason didn't know what to do.
"Jason," he heard again.
He knew he was licked, and had to go down the stairs and face his friends. He strolled down the stairs, feeling the paint dry on his face, continued down and walked to the front door.
He saw his mom looking at him, his friends, and other kids from school all watching him come.
"Wow, you look great, sweetie," his mother said.
Jason came a little closer, he saw his friends costumes, they didn't look that great. There wasn't anything special about theirs, they were the typical costumes. Some kids were ghosts, some were mummys, there were even some that were vampires, Jason was the only one there, and that he even saw that night that was a vampire bat! After Jason waved to his mom, he and his friends started around the neighborhood.
"Your costume is awesome, Jason!" said David. "Who made it?"
"I designed it," Jason said pulling out his drawings from his pocket. "But my sister made it."
"Wow," said Caleb, "Can you two make my Halloween costume next year?" And all the other kids asked the same question.
"Sure," said Jason, "but it might cost you your candy."