Friday, April 17, 2009

hs dnow begins!

artwork: david crowder band

hey all! happy friday! our hs dnow is tonight and i'm so joyed. i just left the room and i must say the band sounds great and will bring a ton of energy. the setup is so nifty and i can't wait to see all that God will teach me, our staff and our kiddos.
i felt God in soundcheck. that's a neat thing and builds my anticipation for tonight. and i'm actually leading a group for the first time in a while. leading. usually, i'm behind the scenes doing everything to make the schedule smooth and tying up loose ends, but this week i get to lead. sweet. i get to try and model and teach the gospel to some crazy freshmen. i'm so nervous right now and i wouldn't trade it for the world. i love it. it reminds me of the first time i ever got to preach at mcmurray middle school when i was a sophomore. God revealed more of himself to me that day and i pray he does that for all of us this weekend.

i say all this to simply ask you for your prayers if you get a chance. if you're not much of a prayer person, give it a shot. just try it. and see if He shows up.

i just want to be closer.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

the 3rd blackwell tape.

this is the third tape. if you haven't seen the first two, scroll down and see those two first.
maybe this will make sense after that. maybe not...

Monday, April 13, 2009

the fam.


i built that fence with my bare hands. all by myself. i was 7.



Wednesday, April 8, 2009

the blackwell tapes.

"two posts in a single day?!?!" yeth, ladies and gentlemanlinmen, i am here for you. let's get down to the nitty gritty.

here's how the tapes came about. for starters, work for the day was over and ryan showed up to turn in some high school dnow forms for some pals. we had a whole church event that night but it wasn't for another hour and neither of us wanted to go home and then have to come all the way back, so we just stayed. when ryan finished cutting super saver COOP-unz from kirkland's and forever 21 out of the paper we decided to make a movie. these are the blackwell tapes.


neato. goosebumps neato.

i can't help going through big's 15 or 20 belize videos again and again. it's almost like i have to. i adore the people and after 3 years of heading down there i've realized that part of my heart is now there too.

i really hope esther reads it. it's truth. and so many times i take it for granted.

jesus is exactly who he says He is. the Word is true. all of it.

makes me smile. big.


PS - i have the world's greatest grandparents. seriously. everybody says that, but i mean it. popie and sweetie...if you ever read this i just want you to know that (1) i miss you, (c) i miss the golf cart, and (4) i want to be just like both of you...minus the whole being a girl part...sorry sweetie. i think you two lovebirds know what i mean when i say that. but really, i want to love people like you guys love me. and love everyone. Its authentic. Its not just words and i think its just what jesus had in mind. just know that i love you and ill see you soon. happy easter. He is so good.

and thanks for having dad because that allowed me to be born. way to go. 'atta boy. major props.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

my 'lil pal riane.

this is 'lil mister nashville. except he's taller than me now. i can't even begin to tell you how big a bummer that is...monstrous... ginormous...large. anywhose...riane, per your request, here are pictures of yourself.
we like to call this swim look "the humble zephyr." it is nicely complimented with a glorious, yet classy, tan de la farmers.
never underestimate the mermelada de FRESA!'s best compliment to bread!

light bulb manufacturing 101

when faced when the assignment of building a 6 foot tall light bulb from scratch, reject the assignment immediately. however, if you must, use lots of duct tape and wire. oh and a paint can helps too.

here's where we are as of day 2. this sucker better work.