I got some new jeans today! Well kind of. Kim is buying them for me with her discount and I have to pick them up. I have horrible luck with jeans. Nearly every pair I buy I end up not wearing. They fit really great in the store but when I get them home they are either to long, to short, or just fail to form to my awkwardly shaped body. I feel like this pair is going to be different though. They fit really well when i tried them on and it is the beggining of a new year! I think these jeans are the beginning of a lot of greatness in the year 2008.
2008 may be my greatest year ever! It definitely has the potential to be. I have grown in so many ways over the past year that its almost overwhelming to even think about. I went into my freshmen year of college not so proud to be a bruin. I always saw myself playing down the street as a Bison striking out bruins. So this was an interesting life twist when I signed that bottom line giving my life to Belmont for the next four years. I remember praying about it more than anything I have ever prayed about in my life. Probably the first time I ever earnestly prayed for anything (The first time would be a prayer concerning my self and my own personal happiness) and God came through! I love Belmont and feel like it is a place where I can really grow and reach people. I have already grown up so much in the first semester (phyisically and spiritually). I came into Belmont with a very narrow view of my life, Christianity, and pretty much the entire world. It was somewhere around the second month of school where I begin to really think about things. See the world in a whole new way. The first major thing that happened was when Hayes asked me to do the Goodpasture devo. All of this stuff was on my heart and I had yet to take the time to organize it and really dwell on it. This gave me a chance to do just that.
It is funny to think about all the things that have happened to me while outside of a constant Christian environment like I was at Goodpasture. Goodpasture was great, and maybe I am just maturing, but I think back on my time there and think about the devos I lead and the way I thought about things and it all seems so fake. I led devos on stuff that I can guarantee had little to no impact on anyones life. What in the name of William F. Ruhl was I doing? I was just talking about stuff that was on my mind, stuff I had heard and was just repeating, but never did I speak with my heart. My biggest new years resolution is to stop living and thinking with my mind and to begin living and thinking with my heart. I am doing the Goodpasture devo on the 11th and Jesus (through me) is gonna rock the house. I am not even sure if Peggy Roberts will be able to handle it.
Im glad i got this stuff down because here in a few hours flag world and downtown Nashville is going to be filled with Drunken Wildcats (emphasis on the wild) and a few seminoles. My mom and dad are bringing me a hamburger and some added safety. I am happy and thankful for hamburgers.
I hope to sell forty five garden gnomes tonight. They are my favorite. It is bitter sweet having to let them go, but i realize there are bigger and better things out there for them.
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I love bowl games, the Titans, and you.
HAPPY NEW YEARS!