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Photos from trip June 30, 2007

Filed under: Life,photography,Random — isaacme @ 5:18 am

     Here are some of my favorite photos from the trip. You can see more photos by going to my Flickr account.

 

 

  Bisson Momma Grizzly with her cub. Dear taking a bath 

 

 

     I better not post any more or those of you still living in the ancient days of dial up won’t be able to visit my blog. So go check out my flickr account for more photos

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Tidbits From Our Vacation June 28, 2007

Filed under: Life,Random — isaacme @ 5:55 am

Here’s basically what we did on our trip. It was a very fast passed trip and there was only one campground were we stayed for two nights, every other campground we only stayed in one night. I uploaded some pictures to flickr [click here].  

Sunday

We got back from church, finished packing, and left around noon. We had a great drive over the mountains to eastern Washington stopping several times in the gorgeous cascades to stretch. We then made camp near Grand Coulee Dam then went to see the laser show at the dam.  

Monday

We slowly meandered towards southwest Washington, but a good chunk of the day was spent swimming. We camped near Palouse Falls.  

Tuesday

We broke camp early to get to Pullman for dads and my meeting with the head of the Architecture department and Washington State University [the college I plan on attending in two years]. After spending what seamed like forever getting lost at the WSU campus we finally had our meeting then headed off for Yellowstone. We camped near the park boundary.  

Wednesday and Thursday

We spent both days hiking and seeing LOTS of wildlife. As a photographer I was in heaven.   

Friday

We headed up towards northern Montana stopping at several dinosaur museums on the way [my brother LOVES dinosaurs]. We camped just south of Glacier International Park.  

Saturday

If I loved the wildlife photos I got Wednesday and Thursday, I REALY REALY REALY loved all the great views in Glacier. We went on one big hike between two hills and a view of other mountain. The hike was steep but non of us noticed being out of breath, the views were to awesome. 

Sunday

Big day of driving home. This was the day that I accidentally deleted all the photos from my camera. I was playing with it and I thought that format meant to edit one picture-apparently it means to delete every single last picture from the card. I was heartbroken. Thankfully once we got home we were able to download some good recovery software and save all of my photos.  

 

Plus One – I Don’t Care Lyrics June 6, 2007

Filed under: Christianity,Comparison,Life,Random,Ranting,Religion — isaacme @ 2:54 pm

Could it be yesterday
I coulda swore the same thing happened just the other day
Put on the spot
Now what am I gonna say
If I tell them who You are will they think that I’m insane?
Do I really care?

Well yes and no, maybe so
Cause if they don’t think You’re real how will they ever know
So I won’t stop
Cause even if they laugh at me
It doesn’t change a thing about what I believe
(What I believe yeah)

*Chorus*
I don’t care what it takes
I don’t care who it shakes
I don’t care what they say
I’m gonna do it Your way
Even if I’m afraid
Don’t wanna make You look fake
I don’t care about anything
It’s not about me

You make me feel secure
You’ve given my your word and now I know I’m sure
I was so messed up
Like a wheel you turned around my fate
When I thought you were just something up in outer space
But that’s not the case

You’re more real to me
Than what they make you out to be on the TV
Can ya turn me up
‘Cause you know we’re getting serious
When we talk about the invisible it’s clear to us (so clear to us)
*Chorus*

I don’t care about the things that used to keep me far away from you
Left me so confused
I don’t care about the things that used to fill me up with so much doubt
I’ll turn it inside out

So if they start to wonder
and they start to stare
You know it don’t matter cause
I don’t care

 

Someone needs a grammar lesson May 31, 2007

Filed under: humor,Life,Random,Ranting — isaacme @ 5:05 am

Ever notice how so many road signs have bad grammar? I mean come on

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Drive slowly

  Hello! It’s slowly

     Speed limit 

“Well Officer I thought that by speed limit you meant I had to go at LEAST 75. Your not really going to give me a ticket for going 90 are you?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pets on leash

So if the pets are on a leash why are you warning me about them. I would hope the owner would be able to control a leashed animal.

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Now that was random.

 

Wise Use of Leisure Time May 2, 2007

Filed under: Christianity,Essay,Life,paper,Random,Religion — isaacme @ 4:39 am

     While a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day to God, we as humans are constrained to twenty-four hours of day that God expects us to use wisely. As teenagers, much of our day is taken up with school, chores, and work that our parents require us to do. However, there is still time, as occasional as it may seem, to kickback and do our own thing. At this time of leisure, the teenager has a choice to make: what is he going to do with his time. There are three categories of ways to spend time: edificial, neutral, and sinful. Knowing that sin is wrong, Christian teenagers attempt to stay away from sin, but their alternative is usually playing computer, watching television, or playing with friends. While these things are not bad, they can distract from doing something superior when the opportunity arises. Teenagers should not get so caught up in having fun that they don’t study their bible, help around the house, and participate in ministries. Accomplishing so much in the three short years of ministry on earth, Jesus set an example of spending time on others instead of himself that should be our goal. Every Christian teenager knows not to sin, but sometimes he sins by his inaction to do something right.

 

What I’m up to. April 7, 2007

Filed under: Christianity,Life,Random,Religion — isaacme @ 5:05 am

    I know I’ve been slacking off at both posting pots and commenting on other blogs. I’m very sorry. Unfortunately my sporadic absence won’t be changing here real soon, especially not next week. Next week I will be working with CEF [read here about my experience last summer] in what they call a day camp. It’s like a long VBS [it goes from 9A.M.-3 P.M.] where we will teach songs, bible stories, memory verses, and games to kids. In-between being busy all day with kids and trying to fit in school in the evenings, I’ll be very busy, but I’ll try to at least post comments on some blogs and maybe [just maybe] get another post out. I would appreciate your prayers because this particular day camp is a “training session” to see if this is what I would want to do this summer. If I decided to do that, I would be working five days a week for six weeks this summer from 8-4. I would also need to raise support from which CEF would pay me like a normal summer job would. So I would appreciate your prayers.  

 

 

  CEF isn’t the only happening in my life lately. –   

   YESTERDAY [Thursday] I PASSED THE ENTRENCE EXAME FOR THE RUNNING START PROGRAM AT WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE.  
  I’m so exited.
 

 

 

    I was pretty nervous. We took our test and then had a break while they graded our tests. When we came back into the room, they had numbers on the white board representing how many people had placed where. About two-fifth of the group had failed. Instead of just giving us our grades, they first made us sit through a fifteen minute talk about the next steps once you either passed or failed. All this time I’m about to die wondering If I had passed. I wanted to choke that lady giving the speech. Anyway, I passed, placed into English 101 [we we’re only tested in English,] and avoided the temptation of strangling that councilor.    

 

   Besides wracking my brain out about the entrance exam and worrying about working with CEF, I’ve also been practicing for playing church league softball. I’m not a very eye-hand coordination sort of guy so I need a lot of practice. Another thing I’ve been getting ready for is a music contest that I’m going to at the end of this month. That’s been taking a lot of time to practice for.  

 

   I’ll try to find more blogging time soon, but not next week. I hope you forgive me. I just wanted to post this to let you all know what’s happening with me.  

 

 

Take care,Trevor G.

 

Time, a beautiful thing April 4, 2007

Filed under: Christianity,Life,Random,Ranting,Religion — isaacme @ 5:28 am

Time is a beautiful thing. Organizing it is not. If you’re like me, you probably have a hard time organizing your time. Proper time management is one way to honor God. God has given us a certain amount of time on this earth and he wants us to use it wisely.  

 

I’ve known for the longest time that I need to start using my time efficiently, but I wasn’t quite sure how to go about doing that. I tried making a routine schedule, but that didn’t work at all. Maybe for some people those work, but not for me. If you’ve tried schedules and haven’t been successful at them, let me suggest something to you: create a DAILY schedule. Take a piece of paper and make 5-7 columns across for each day of the week you want a schedule for. Then either the night before, or the morning of that day right down a flexible schedule. Maybe you’ll put down the exact time, maybe you won’t. I do better just setting times for some things, but putting everything in the order I will get to them.* Throughout the day be flexible. One of my biggest problems used to always be trying to fit the schedule exactly and if anything went amiss, I got totally flustered. Remember to leave a half hour to and hour for unexpected things. Another thing that I’ve found helpful is to put boxes bellow the schedule. In these boxes put what you want to get accomplished in a particular subject or activity for that day. You may also want to do this at the beginning of the week and fill out all 7 days. 

 

The most important thing with a schedule, however, is remembering to keep God in it. Maybe give yourself reminders throughout the day to pray [and yes you can actually pray at other times besides your designated prayer time]. God should be the center of our lives, and he should be the centre of our schedules.  

 

* It would seem that you would put down the most important things first, but for me that doesn’t work. I [and probably some of you] have activities that are best to do as a whole chunk. That may mean designating an hour chuck for this activity. It may be a hard concept to grasp, but sometimes you have to plan your schedule for when you can fit long projects in, not what’s most important.