Saturday, November 22, 2008

I'm Not Alright by Sanctus Real

If weakness is a wound that no one wants to speak of
Then "cool" is just how far we have to fall
I am not immune,
I only want to be loved
But I feel safe behind the firewall
Can I lose my need to impress?
If you want the truth I need to confess
I'm not alright,
I'm broken inside, broken inside
And all I go through,
It leads me to you, leads me to you
Burn away the pride
Bring me to my weakness
Until everything I hide behind is gone
And when I'm open wide with nothing left to cling to
Only you are there to lead me on.
Cause honestly, I'm not that strong.
I'm not alright
I'm broken inside, broken inside.
And all I go through
Leads me to you, leads me to you
I'm not alright,
That's why I need you.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


What is the point of taking classes that have absolutely nothing to do with what you want to do in life? I don't get it. We go to school to get an education so that we may go out into the world and get a job using the knowledge that we were supposed to learn while in school. We spend 6 years of our lives repeating the same material in elementary school. True, it becomes more in depth as you get older, but we are still repeating the same history, the same english, the same science, etc. Then comes high school. Why do you need to learn physics and calculus if you're not going to be and engineer or a scientist? Kids get away with so much during high school. Bad studying habits are formed and most kids can 'fake' papers and quizzes. For goodness sake's, kids are allowed open book tests. How do you fail an open book test?! Next comes college. You spend the first two years repeating everything you learned in high school. You know, all though gen. eds. It's usually not until you reach your junior year in college that you are able to take your major classes. I repeat - what is the point? People 100 years ago were able to function perfectly fine without going to college. Why is it so important to have that educational background? Most college students don't even know what they want to do with their lives. I'm not saying that's bad, it's just that we spend thousand and thousands of dollars on college to then change our minds and not even use the degree that we just got. Or we want to use the degree that we just got, and are unable to find a job in that area because companies like to hire people who know a lot about what they're doing. Most college students haven't had very much experience in the career that they want. Instead of having us sit in a class for hours on end, why not teach us how with hands on experience how to work in the career that we want? We would stay awake in class a lot easier, for sure. Anyway, just thought I would ramble on and on about how frustrating school is.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The True Prince

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess. When she was young, her parents placed her in a tower to await the day when her prince would come and rescue her. In order to determine if the prince was a true prince, her parents put a terrifying beast in front of the tower. The beast guarded the tower day and night, scaring away all the princes and knights that came to rescue the princess. None were strong enough or brave enough to take on the beast. Many came and many failed. Some turned and ran as soon as they saw they would have to fight for the princess. The years went by and the princess became discouraged. When would her true prince come? Far away, the fiercest of knights heard of the princess in the tower. He was known for being the best jouster for miles around. He took his horse and his squire and set off for the princess’s tower. Throughout his journey, the knight faced many obstacles. Each time, his squire was there to help him through each trial. After many days and nights the knight and squire reached the forest near the princess’s tower. Seeing the beast, the knight became afraid. Fearing for his life, he sent his squire ahead to watch the beast and see if it had any weaknesses. The squire went, for he was just as intrigued by the princess as the knight. A whole day and night the squire watched the beast. He discovered the beast had a weak spot. Having found this out, the squire returned to the knight with this news. Hearing how difficult it would be to kill the beast, the knight made a plan to destroy the animal a different way. Thinking he had a great way to get around the danger of being killed, the knight set out the next morning. Upon meeting the beast, the knight tried his “brilliant” plan and was quickly knocked down. The squire ran to the rescue of his master. Grabbing the sword the beast had flung aside, the squire ran to finish the battle. Realizing he had a new opponent, the beast left the knight and came towards the squire. The battle began again. The beast tried tactic after tactic to inflict fear into the squire so he would give up, but the squire would not back down. He came at the beast time after time trying to get the weak spot on the beast’s inner thigh. The battle raged, and the princess began to fear that the squire would fail as all the others had. With strength and courage the squire kept coming at the beast waiting for the right moment when he could deliver the fatal blow. Finally that moment came. With a yell the squire ran right into the beast and drove his sword into it’s inner thigh. With a wail the beast went down. At last, the princess was free. The knight, who had run for cover, came out and took the sword from his squire waving it around victoriously. But the princess was not fooled. She had seen the battle and knew her true prince was the squire. She dismissed the knight and brought the squire to her parents. Humbly the squire came before the King and Queen, and asked for the hand of their daughter. The King and Queen were astonished that a lowly squire had defeated the beast, so they asked their daughter what she wanted to do. The princess replied, “He may not look like a prince, but his heart is 10 times greater than any prince or knight that has ever come so far. He is my true prince.” The two were married and lived happily ever after.


I love how God changes our plans for the better. Today is a good example of that. I was supossed to have lunch with one friend, but she forgot about our lunch date. Instead another one of my friends, who really needed to talk to someone, and I had lunch together and just talked about what was on her heart. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who has a certain thought process, or I'm the only one that's been through a certain situation. But I'm reminded that I'm not the only one every time God uses me to help a friend who is going through that same thing that I already have, or who is following the same thought process that I have had. It is so rewarding to be able to help someone for God's glory.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"Second Chances" by Veggie Tales

You see God's a god of mercy, and God's a god of love.
And right now, He's gonna lend a helping hand from up above!
Praise the Lord!
He's the God of second chances!
You'll be floored how His love your life enhances!
You can be restored from your darkest circumstances!
Our God is a God of second chances!