This is so genius!!!


A Man That Will Make You Cry:

Okay, after watching many more videos from "Britain's Got Talent" on Youtube, I came across this cheeky young fellow. His story is unbelievable and I freakin hope he wins!!! I dare you not to get the chills and teary-eyed with this one...


A Girl That Will Make You Cry:

As I sat in my living room, watching this video, I couldn't help but cry. I dare you to watch and not cry!


One more movie from the future...

Okay, I didn't realize there was a trailer out for this film, but I found it. Enjoy!!!
-Nov. 2, 2007- American Gangster (starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding Jr., and directed by Ridley Scott)


Something I was thinking about...(for single people)

If you were single for the rest of your life, would you be content in just the relationship with God?

Yikes!!! Did I just go there??? Well, I understand that this is a pretty difficult question to swallow, much less answer. I haven't honestly answered it yet. I mean, up front I would say, "Ohhh yeah...I got that crap!! Of COURSE I would be...I mean, why wouldn't I..." but then when it settles in a little and I think about it, it is kind of sucky to think about. I don't want to be single for the rest of my life. That just blows!!! We are supposed to have a partner to go through this crazy journey with. Even though Adam had everything he could ever want, it wasn't enough until he had the "suitable partner" (Eve). But I wonder what it looks like to be so intuned with God that He is enough. I would like to think that we could be so intuned with God that we feel like we don't need anything or anyone else, until God's like, "Uh...bro/lady...I am everything and everyone you will ever need, but it isn't my best. My best also includes..." BAM!! God throws His BEST for you in front of your path and you are like, "HOT DAMN!...Uhh...I mean, THANK YOU JESUS!"
I would love to personally be in that place where I was so intuned with God that I feel completely secure in His greatness, His glory, His truth, His promises...and I would love that for you as well.



Movies from the future:

Hey y'all, here are some movies that are coming out months and even years from now that I am so excited about and wanted to share with you so you might get excited too!

-Oct. 5, 2007: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (starring Brad Pitt)
-Dec. 14, 2007: I Am Legend (starring Will Smith)
-Feb. 8, 2008:Fool's Gold (sarring Kate Hudson & Matthew McConaughey)
-Feb. 15, 2008: Vantage Point (starring Matthew Fox, Dennis Quaid, & Forest Whitaker)
-Feb. 29, 2008: Semi-Pro (starring Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Andre 3000, & Josh Garrett)
-May 16, 2008: The Chronicles of Narnia 2: Prince Caspian (starring Awesome Full Cast)
-May 21, 2008: Indiana Jones the 4th (starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, & Shia LaBeouf)
-June 13, 2008: The Incredible Hulk: The new beginning (starring Edward Norton)
-July 18, 2008: The Dark Knight (Batman 2) (starring Christian Bale & Heath Ledger)
-Dec. 19, 2008: Angels and Demons (starring Tom Hanks)
-May 1, 2009: The Chronicles of Narnia 3: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader


SO, you smarter than a 6 yr. old?


Internal Happenings...
Hey everyone. I am sorry it took me so long to post a new blog entry. The truth is, I haven't had much going on in my life, other than a lot of internal thoughts, struggles, and feelings, and I wasn't too quick to talk these things out to the blog world.
I have been seeing a counselor for the last 10 months and have talked about things relating to what I am passionate about. The reason I started going was because I had no clue of what I was passionate about. The discovery of my passions led me to go to Africa to investigate those discoveries and to find some sort of confirmation for those. After returning from Africa, I have been dealing with a lot of thoughts and questions I have had about my life, about who I REALLY am, why I went out to Africa, how and when is God going to use me, will He actually use me for anything, am I usable, etc. There were so many questions that I had no answers to. This led me to begin a journey of honesty to myself, to God, and to certain people in my life. Apparently when you are honest, it opens up a lot of cans of worms and other things that have been buried for awhile.
So, two weeks ago, I went into a session with my counselor for the first time since I had returned from Kenya with hopes of talking about my time in Africa and not about what I was dealing with in recent times. BUT, because I had started a journey of honesty, I needed to continue it with putting talks of Kenya on a back burner and really go right into all I have been dealing with.

After the meeting with him, my counselor said he learned more about me in that one session then all of the past sessions over the last 9 months. Fast-forward to today... I learned more about myself then I have over the last 27 years of my life. It was crazy. We began opening old wounds that I never really knew were there and that was SO difficult to do. I must say, however, it was already a liberating experience because over the last 5 years, I have really felt like I was crazy. I would do certain things, or think certain things, or react in certain ways or feel certain things, and I never knew why I felt that way. There was always a disconnection to reality for me so I felt like I was crazy...until today. Today, there were finally connections made to my past and questions of 'why' were answered. Yeah, there is still a lot to unpack and go through, but I now can move ahead knowing that: 1. I am not crazy, 2. There is always a cause for every hurt in our life, and 3. God has a passion just brewing in me related to my hurts and pains that He "plans" on using in the future for His name to be blessed and to help others.

I am on a journey toward health and it started with me being honest with myself, honest with God, and honest with a few close people in my life. I want to encourage you to do the same. Its not easy, but it is worth it. It is worth it if God can use you to your utmost capability through it all. I love you guys and am so blessed to have people in my life that care about me, that are concerned with how I am doing, and encourage me to desire greatness.


Adventure day...
Yesterday, we had a short day of mattress moving, so we had some free time. All of the other guys went and did their thing, so I was left to think of something to do for the afternoon. I grabbed my camera and started driving. As I was on the 5 freeway, I was trying to think of what I wanted to do. I wanted to do something full of adventure and something blogable. Then suddenly, the adventure came to mind, and I got very excited. I called around to get directions to this destination, and finally I got ahold of Mr. Kyle Rutenbar. He looked up this place and gave me the appropriate directions. So, I took off on the adventure. I made my way out of San Diego city going East on the 8.
I saw beautiful mountains like this:

After about 1 hr. and 15 min., I arrived to my destination. Here are some pics of this special place:

Well, if you haven't guessed it yet, I went to the quaint little mountain town, Julian. Its main industry is apples, which they use to make cider, muffins, and many other things. Its main delicious treat, however, is apple pie. Of course I had to get me sum-a-dat, but how could I know which place had the best? So, I decided to try two different places.

The first place was Mom's:

Here is what I had to choose from. I decided on the Apple Crumb.

It was quite tasty. I didn't think it could get any better...

...but then I stepped into a wonderful world of taste and titillation. Their name: Julian Pie Company. Their game: Pies.

Here are their pies:

As I was enjoying my pie slice, I was walking around this establishment and I began to notice a trend. All over the walls of this heavenly bakery, were magazine covers which feature articles all about Julian Pie Company. I didn't realize I was standing on holy ground. Here are a few of the magazines:

After quickly consuming the pie slice, my stomach, mind, and heart all came together in unison to say, "Hot dang that was good!!" So, I gave this pie...

Because of the unbelievable taste and quality of that slice, I had decided that it would not be smart if I came off the mountain without a pie, so I bought one. It was the smartest thing I have done in a long time.
I got in my car, and made the journey back, and it was seriously one of the nicest drives I have taken. I had my windows down, the music blasting, and a huge smile on my face. The moment when it all hit me was when a song from Martina McBride came on called Blessed. I have TOTALLY been blessed and I am so thankful.


Background Check...

Dear Julie Hibbard,

I was sitting here at home with a few confusing thoughts. See, when I was younger, my mom and dad taught me a few things about life, like: "Always look both ways before crossing the road", and "if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all", and even "you shouldn't bite other people because there are enough dogs doing that". I would now like to focus on the last one; Biting. Now, I was just wondering if you happened to teach Allison that biting ISN'T okay...because it just doesn't seem like a nice thing to do. I will now just let the photos below speak for themselves and then maybe you should speak with your daughter.

Thank you.

Sincerely, Josh (Victim)