Sunday, October 22, 2006

Posting from Illinois!

This has certainly been a fun weekend ... I'm in Illinois for my Fraternity at one of our four Fall Gathering sites. The day was an absolute blast yesterday. From Alex and I umping a softball game from atop a band director's perch, to a really awesome time of bonding during a religious project, to activating new brothers at a new colony, to going out with 20 of my brothers for pizza and soda, just an awesome, awesome time.

But I'm done travelling on my weekends. I want a week off.


This is not only the third different city I've been in the last three weekends, it's the third different state.

Two weeks ago, my wife, myself, and my mother-in-law travelled down to Salem, WV for the apple butter festival. Last week, my wife and myself travelled down to Columbus for a "birthday extravaganaza" for me put on by my mother-in-law. And, now, I'm in Illinois, just outside of the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University.

Not that I haven't had a blast the past three weeks. Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed them all greatly. I just am sitting here on my hotel bed posting, and I'd much rather have slept on my own pillow-top bed last night, with my new non-compression pillow.

Plus, I haven't been to Five02 in almost a month now thanks to travelling ... and I really can't wait to go again.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

That didn't last long

So, Monday morning I went to work, and they told me that they had several machines down, and so I had the day off (since there was no work), and to check back the next day. That was fine, I hadn't really had a day off in two weeks, since the job was M-F and my weekends were spent travelling both weekends.

So, I'm thinking, sweet. I can do things I haven't been able to do. Like nap. And go to the five02 Monday lunch. And so I do. And then I get a message on my machine from the staffing agency that the factory I was assigned to was "reducing their force", and that I was a part of it.

So, back to being unemployed already, I guess.

But it's not all bad. I made enough to pay the bills for the rest of the month, and I was getting a little depressed working there.

So, now it's back on the trail, looking for something. Planning on going to the mall soon ... I'm sure this time of year *someone* there is looking for help.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Maybe not

I lie here lifeless
In this cocoon
Shedding my skin cause
I'm ready to

I wanna break out, I found a way out
I don't believe that it's gotta be this way
The worst, is the waiting
In this room I'm suffocating

... Sorry to be cryptic about myself right now ...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Meant To Live

So, sorry about the recent non-updateage. Been adjusting to a new schedule. Finally got a job, and 7 am is really early to be at work, and I'm still adjusting. But, that's kind of the point of this entry anyways.

So, I'm streaming RadioU and listening to it, and "Meant to Live" by SwitchFoot comes on. Great song. And my first thought is, honestly, "I don't want to hear this right now, it's going to depress me."

But it didn't.

Sure, I've got a Bachelor's degree, and thirty plus hours of Master's work, and despite that I'm working an eight-hour a day job at a plastic factory through a staffing agency just to pay my bills. And that's why I thought it might depress me.

But it just encouraged me.

I'm not laboring for man. I'm not laboring for myself. For the first time, I'm actually laboring for GOD. I'm moving forward in an attempt to advance his Kingdom. And, apparently, right now that part of the plan is taking the job I have and working it five days a week so I can prepare to move on to the next part of my life. If I really want "more than this world's got to offer", then why should not having a great paying and high profile job matter? Isn't HIS approval all that really matters when seeking "more than this world's got to offer"?

And that's all I want.

more than this world's got to offer
more than the wars of my father

God be glorified in all I do