Monday, September 21, 2009

Discus again

Today Jeremy and I went out and did some discus again. I don't remember what my scores were, but they were all pluses, but not more than 5 over. We went to 2 different 9 hole courses than the two we went to the other day. This is a map of the courses we go to, or plan to go to soon. I found and Eagle disc today, and I love how it flies. Lucky me, there was no name or number on it... but the edges of it are kinda chopped up (but I still love it). Definitely my new fav discus. Also, I'm looking in to discs that either glow in the dark or have LEDs. They're not cheap, but they're not expensive. Anywhere from 10 to about 30 bucks. Still, I'm too poor to buy anything. My bday's comin up soon... don't hesitate to go all out on gifts for me.


The other day I went disc golfing with Jeremy and Rachel to two different 9 hole courses. First course I got a whopping 9 under. Second course I got a sweet 8 under. I'm a beast. Watch out, Jon, the day has come where you won't beat me anymore.

Jeremy and I went and did some discus yesterday in the rain too. I finished up at about 2 under. Also, I'm getting anxious to go throw some disc at night. I found a disc at the store that has a built in LED. But I'm poor, can't buy it... so I must wait!

I love how there's like a hundred courses around here. It's pleasant.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Them good ol' Iowa parties

I spent my weekend in the great state of Iowa, for my cousin Tim was marrying his lady friend. My family took off from Kenosha around 2:30 and got there around 8:30. It's supposed to be about a five or five and a half hour drive. We made a pit stop at Happy Joe's in Dubuque and got a meaty pizza. It had bacon, hamburger, sausage, pepperoni, and canadian bacon. Freakin delicious, man!

The wedding was pretty good. It was held at UNI outside. It was a sunny and warm day. I think everybody was a bit warm, but Tim had to be dying up there, considering what he was wearing. But everybody made it without heat stroking out or anything. The dinner was pretty yummy too. I had some Parmesan chicken thing, and there were some people who had some pork stuff that I heard was super delicious. Dancing was decent too. I don't remember going to any receptions for weddings, so I'm not really sure what to base this off of. But there were a few good dancing songs that I enjoyed dancing to (I'm not sure if you can call it dancing though). I didn't break out my breakdance moves though... maybe next time.

It was good to get out to Iowa and see my family and just hang out for a while. It's been over a year since I've had any good hang out time with them. It seems as if most of them are doing pretty good right now, so that's good. Can't wait to see them again.

Congratulations Tim and Steph! I hope that you guys have a fun, loving, growing and thriving marriage!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I realized last night that I am in love with God's creation. If it's cloudy, I love looking at the different cloud formations. If it's raining, I love hearing it beat down on my roof. If it's snowing, I love drifting in it. If it's lightning out, I love having epileptic seizures from it. If it's tornado-ing, I love chasing them. If it's hot out, I love just standing there and letting the sun cook me, it feels great. If it's windy out, I love walking in it.

I love looking at the stars. I love the smell of fresh cut grass. I love climbing trees. I absolutely love sunsets. I love standing on top of mountains. I love flying through the sky. I love swimming in the lake. I love rafting down the rapids. I love walking in the coolness of the night. I love climbing on the rock formations of the Eau Claire Dells.

Then I see things that man has created, only because God gifted them to do so. I love walking through the school's courtyard, with all the lights lined up, and seeing just a few stars poke through the bright lights. I love seeing the Chicago skyline lit up at night. I love going into new churches and seeing the original architecture. And nothing feels better than sitting down in the driver's seat of a car.

Everything I've got--no matter if it's natural or man-made-- I know it's only because of God. I know it's not the case, but sometimes it seems like God put this stuff here just for me... those stars are there just for my enjoyment (guess that's the selfish side of me). I just really enjoy everything God has made, I thank Him so much for it all.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Man, I can't believe that it's already been over two weeks since I've been in school. Two weeks isn't really much in the scope of a lifetime. But I think about what's changed in the past two weeks, what I've accomplished (and what I've slacked on), it's just crazy. If time is increasing at the rate that it is for me, pretty soon I'm going to be like 60.

A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years like a day. As we get older, and become more like Christ, does that include that previous statement? As we get older, does a day become more like a thousand years, and a thousand years a day? ...don't think that has any biblical truth behind it... but it's just an interesting thought!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


This verse makes me laugh harder than any other verse in the bible: Acts 5:57, which says "At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him." I think it's absolutely hysterical that grown, mature men are sticking their fingers in their ears and screaming (I imagine them screaming "I can't hear you!) That picture just makes me laugh. How ridiculous.

Monday, September 7, 2009


I was watching this episode of House when this idea just hit me real hard... let me tell you what happened...

Dr. Wilson is washing some dishes, and you see a green coffee mug with some lipstick on it. He looks funny at it, doesn't touch it and just walks off. Later, a patient of his tells him that she wasn't happy at her last job, that she was stuck in a rut and just needed to get out. Later, Dr. Wilson is talking to the patient, and tells her that she's right, and that he's stuck in a rut that he cant get out of. His wife died like ten years ago and hasn't been able to let go, and he doesn't know how to let go. The patient says that the only wrong thing to do is to do nothing. Later you see Dr. Wilson washing dishes again, and you see that green mug with the lipstick on it. The lipstick was his wife's, and it was one of the last things she touched before she died. He left it sitting there for 10 years because he couldn't let go. He picked it up and washed it.

That just really hit me hard. I'm not sure if you can pick up the whole feeling of what's going on there (if you want it, watch season 5 episode 14). I just realized that people go about living their lives as if nothing's wrong. But the truth is that they have massive pain inside of them. Pain that they've been dealing with for a long time, and they don't know how to handle it. Wilson just washed a cup and he was better. But it's not really that easy. I praise God, that he is here to help us through our pains.

There's not really a big pain inside of me that I'm struggling to deal with. It just kills me to think about all the people that have really screwed up lives and don't have God to carry them through it.

It's amazing how God can work in my heart through a show like House.

This youtube video has nothing to do with what I just said, it's just a video you gotta watch.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Star Wars

I invited some friends over for a Star Wars marathon yesterday. Does that make me a nerd? I don't care! We watched the original Star Wars trilogy. Simply wonderful. My mom made pizzas for us to with Paielli's Crust, super yummy. It was a good night. Thanks for comin over, Drew, Clair, and Rachel.

Friday, September 4, 2009


The other day Jeremy and I are playing some disc golf in a park. This mother and her child are walking through and the little boy asks what we're doing. The mom says "I think it's called 'discus.' They have to throw the frisbees into buckets." Definitely made me and Jeremy laugh. We're definitely going to start calling it "Discus."

We went today to 2 different courses with Ethan Carlson. I managed to get a total of 1 over on the first course and 2 under on the second course. I'm pretty much pro... Anyways, I hope to go disc golfin tomorrow at Parkside, I'm excited.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

What Luck!

I'm on my way Bib Interp when I realize I actually have Intro to Min first. I didn't have the books I needed for the class. We didn't even use the books in class. Score 1!

I had an assignment due today in my Intro to Min class, but I didn't do it. I get to class and long lecture short, he was worried about us doing a bad job on the papers, so he told us what the papers should be like and said turn the papers in by next Tuesday without penalty. Score 2! My laziness didn't screw me over for once!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pimp Slapped

I just love this... it comes from John 9 (CEV)

26"What did he do to you?" the Jewish leaders asked. "How did he heal your eyes?"

27The man answered, "I have already told you once, and you refused to listen. Why do you want me to tell you again? Do you also want to become his disciples?"

28The leaders insulted the man and said, "You are his follower! We are followers of Moses. 29We are sure that God spoke to Moses, but we don't even know where Jesus comes from."

30"How strange!" the man replied. "He healed my eyes, and yet you don't know where he comes from. 31We know that God listens only to people who love and obey him. God doesn't listen to sinners. 32And this is the first time in history that anyone has ever given sight to someone born blind. 33Jesus could not do anything unless he came from God."

First Official Chapel

Today was the first day I went to an actual chapel here. Tuesday there was an all-university convocation (which was EXTREMELY boring). I definitely liked this chapel. Matt Wilhelm's band (minus Matt cuz his guitar is jacked up) lead worship. They did this song I've never heard before called "Stronger." Man, what an amazing song. Definitely my new favorite worship song.

The speaker was pretty swell too... I don't remember his name though. He's fairly entertaining and does a good job of keeping your attention (which helps with my part-time ADD). What he spoke about today made me laugh. He talked about Chapel Manners. He talked about it in light of treating the service as a holy place, which was a nice touch. But it was simple stuff... like turn your cell phones off. Show up on time. It was like kid stuff, but we're college students. The funny part? We actually needed to be told that.

Here's what I gleaned from him: People say that God is everywhere. Therefore, every place is Holy. Think about that... then that means there's really no special place for you to meet with God. It was suggested that, in fact, there are some special places for you to meet with God. I guess we can call them "Super-Holy Places" (that is my idear, not the speakers). You need to reserve those spots for God, and God alone. It's not a time or place to start a debate, nor to text, nor to zone out. These super holy spots are for you to focus in completely on God, and to give him the attention he deserves.

It's definitely something I needed to hear. Something I need to spend some more time thinking about. Have you made it to the nearest Super Holy Place today?