Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rabboni

I won't bless you with the earlier pic.  You're welcome.
I'm typing with one less thumb.  I am already having problems because I generally use that specific thumb for the space bar... This isn't going well!


I feel very passionate about what I'm going to write.  Some of this I wrote in a journal a little while back, and I'm sure more will come to me as I'm typing.

We all know Jesus was crucified and that he rose from the dead.  After His resurrection he appeared to Mary Magdalene who was weeping at His tomb.  I want to stop there because that's where the scripture begins to grab me.


John 20
15 "Woman," he said, "why are you crying?  Who is it you are looking for?"
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him."
16 Jesus said to her, "Mary."
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher).NIV

I have to stop reading there.  When I read over those verses in church one Sunday night, I started to get emotional.  I felt what Mary Magdalene was felt.  I'm sure that throughout my years in church I'd read over that before, but never had I felt emotions like I did the other night.  She thought he was dead and only wished that He have a proper burial.  I got a little emotional, but I'm sure it was nothing compared to when she looked up and HE was standing there.  I can only imagine.  Her Teacher, her Savior, and her Lord.  The way I imagine it is that she screamed and cried all at the same time with a passion and intensity that I may never know.  Could you imagine thinking that someone you hold dearly in your heart had died, then three days later, they show up at your doorstep?  Well compound that by any large number of your choosing.  Not only did Mary love our Lord Jesus, but he died for her sins.  And my sins.  And your sins.  This is a powerful moment.  I can't express through my writing how she must've felt.  Very powerful.  I think the most significant thing we can do with our life on earth is given to us in the last sentence of verse 16.  "She turned toward Him..."

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Grandpa

Robert Eugene Meyer

May 7, 1930 - March 14, 2011



Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted. - Matthew 5:4

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rollin' Rangers!

Sometimes things happen and after immediate diagnosis, seem to be a bad thing. However, God has his eye on everything. Last night and leading into this morning is definitely one of those times.

Little Sister stayed a couple nights at my house early this week because Mom went to Arizona for Grandpa's funeral services (this may seem like random information, but it's vital to this story).

I went to another Rangers (who are 4-0!!) game yesterday. You're shocked, I know. Haha. I typically don't go to weekday games because I get up so early. But, last night the team was giving away replica American League Championship rings... I had to have one! I had a great time at the game! I met a Twitter friend, Rachel, which was awesome!

I got home about 1130ish and got into bed about midnight.  I set TWO alarms for 4am.  About 730 this morning I woke up and noticed sunlight outside.  That's not good.  If I wake up and there's sunlight, I've done something wrong!  I have no idea if my alarms even went off.  So I got up, called my boss and told him I'd just woken up.  He wasn't mad.  But he did call me the name of the guy who was just fired because he couldn't show up on time... Now I'm THAT guy.  I went into the other bedroom in my house to make sure Little Sister has already gone to school.  Still asleep! I woke her up and asked if she has to go to school.  She started flippin' out.  She got up and called a friend for a ride and was able to make it to school on time.

Let's think about it.  If I hadn't gone to a game last night I wouldn't have overslept this morning.  If I hadn't overslept this morning, Little Sister would've missed school altogether.  Her attending class is a lot more important than me making it to work.  Moral of the story: God works in mysterious ways.


Rudolph (I got the red nose Sunday at the game) & Rachel

The rings they gave out were a LOT nicer than I had imagined they would be. I guess this is pewter? I don't know. I know it fits my pinky finger. So now I have pinky jewelry!
The new bling!
Derek Holland pitched last night.  This guy has good stuff, he's just gotta keep his cool on the mound.  I think he lets his emotions get the best of him when he gets into a little trouble.  Derek did pretty well last night, can't wait to see how he follows last night's performance.
Lefties do it right!
Josh getting ready to let loose on that poor, unsuspecting baseball!
Elvis hit his first HR last night since the '09 season!
O'Daaay! O'Day O'Day O'Day!!
Sidearm! That just looks like it hurts!
Feliz came in to seal the 'W'
I'm making this guy's walk-up music my ringtone-wicked awesome!
This guy thought he had a chance! Ha!
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

Friday, March 18, 2011

Finally Friday...

Here are a couple pictures from my Baptism, which was on Sunday:

(I would like to thank Mom for awesome photography)


I haven't had much of a chance this week to work on a blog, or sleep, or watch TV, or keep up with my Twitter friends, and sometimes eat.  But hopefully next week will be better!  I'm on Spring Break tomorrow (I only have classes on Saturdays), and I'm turning off my phones.  I haven't slept in since... Um... Well, you get the picture.

Monday, March 7, 2011

It's Like a Whole Other Country

Have you ever been to Tanzania?  Yea, me either.  It looks like I just may get to go there on a mission trip!  Last night at church Brother Reed (my pastor), who knew beforehand that I'm interested in missions, told me that he would contact the local missions director about a scholarship for the mission trips.  He explained that they are planning a trip to Tanzania and perhaps I could get in on that.  I expected to hear something, hopefully this week, and if I were lucky by Wednesday night.  Brother Reed called me today around lunch and told me he had contacted the missions director, who goes by Scott, and gave me his number.  Scott said first he wanted to know if Brother Reed would recommend me for the trip.  Scott later told me Brother Reed thinks I would be wonderful for the trip.  Scott told me over the phone that I'm lucky because the deadline for getting airline tickets for this trip is very soon.  Next would be to figure out if it's something I would be interested in.  He told me to think about it, and try and get back to him tomorrow at the latest.  I didn't need to wait until tomorrow to answer that--of course I want to go!  Now the fun part, financing it.  Scott said there is a chance that I could get help ranging from 10 to 15%.  That would be wonderful considering that cost of the trip.  However, that leaves a lot left to raise.  If anyone knows of great ways to raise money for a mission trip--PLEASE let me know!!