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Welcome back. Thank you for the love and support on the last post, and as I promised, I am back as scheduled. I broke the schedule and actually wrote this yesterday, because I need to spend all of today getting prepared for an awesome project with a local artist. Yes! You heard right, I am back to promoting local talent. This will be a huge project for me, so get ready to like that crap. IF you like anime, gaming or just love awesome people, then you will want to pay attention.

Today will be a post about our first official day of snow, in Illinois. I went to Facebook and asked everyone to tell me what they wanted me to write about. Sadly, there was only one person that commented, but nonetheless, we will cover that topic. I want these days to be led by you guys, so make sure you comment when the status gets posted. That will be the only chance for you to get what you really want. Anyways, let’s get to the freaking topic.

Friday night was a good night for anyone like me. If you like the peaceful blanket of ice on the ground, then you would fall into that category. If you like to roast chestnuts over an open fire, while listening to Frosty, then this was the night for you. If you like the beach, long and warm walks along the shore, well then; this night probably didn’t set well in your soul. What I’m saying is; IT FREAKING SNOWED! God shed some of his dandruff and covered 20% of the ground with it. Frosty lived!

It wasn’t that great, but it marks the first snow of this year, and I can’t be more excited. I love the cold, snow, and everything that comes with it. Well, minus that itchy feeling you get after coming inside from the coldness, but that isn’t what we are talking about. I have always enjoyed the cold, so to see the snow fall from the sky was refreshing. It didn’t last that long, but it still happened.

I saw on Facebook that if it snows in November then it will be a mild winter. Some ole wives tale confirms this, so it has to be true, so don’t be worried guys, the dumb drivers will be back to honking at you soon, and won’t be going 10 miles an hour in a 75. Nothing is more frustrating than a driver that is being over cautious. I understand wanting to be safe, but I wish they knew that they are putting others in danger by doing this. So if you are one of these idiots, hear me! I HATE YOU!!!! LEARN HOW TOM DRIVE. LOL I am just joking, I love you :3!

Other than that rant on drivers, know that this is my favorite season, and I won’t shut up until everyone agrees!!! I want to see your pictures! Send me pictures of your snow @ Gregbjenkins23@gmail.com and when it gets closer to Christmas, we will make a post with the beauty. Either way, I’m out!

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All I have to say is “Fuck!!!!” I don’t mean to cuss, but I am so pissed. I was going god but this week set me back pretty far! Week 3 was one of the worse weeks in the NFL, Ever! I lost my second fantasy game in a row (First time, ever) plus my picks were shameful. Let’s talk about this a little. I was stupid to go against the Patriots, but in my defense Gronk was suppose to be out. Oh wait, he didn’t really impact the game? Dammit! I had the Jags over the Ravens, who knew that the Ravens knew how to win? The Panthers dropped another game, but Bradford is also looking amazing. I underestimated the Vikings. The Bills got lucky, just saying! Wentz had another amazing game, put a sock in the rapists mouth. Also, Thanks for Brees’ Interceptions, I dropped my Monday night game. This horrible week put me at 16-14 for the season, but this is another week, which means more picks!

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Dolphins @ Bengals

Winner: Bengals

Colts @ Jaguars (close game 21-24)

Winner: Jags

Bills @ Patriots

Winner: Patriots

Titans @ Texans

Winner: Texans

Lions @ Bears

Winner: Bears

Panthers @ Falcons

Winner: Panthers

Seahawks @ Jets

Winner: Seahawks

Raiders @ Ravens

Winner: Raiders

Browns @ Redskins

Winner: Redskins

Broncos @ Bucs

Winner: Broncos

Rams @ Cardinals

Winner: Cardinals

Cowboys  @ 49ers

Winner: Cowboys

Saints @ Chargers

Winner: Saints

Chiefs @ Steelers

Winner: Chiefs

Giants @ Vikings

Winner: Vikings

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Am I a christian?
I have been doing a series called, Letters to the Chapel, which is a series that walks you guys through my time with Christ. This raises a question; am I a Christian? This is a very serious question, if you know my past. I spent a good part of my life in a pew. Growing up with a pastor for a dad, you were sort of forced into going, even if you were tired from staying up all night. I remember at 10 years old, I was in a rough time in my life, my mom was no longer in the picture, I recently had gotten out of foster care, putting me into the care of my father. When we moved in with my father, he had one rule, that was that we went back to church. I hated the idea of going to church. I didn’t believe that God would allow something, such as abuse, happen to his creation. I had a grudge with God, and I wasn’t about to go to church to solve it!
Even with much fighting, I lost the battle in not going to church. My dad wanted me to go, and that was the end of that argument. Now with much hate, in my heart, I sat in a pew with glazed-over eyes, as I tried to stay awake through the pastors boring speech about loving one and another. The pastor had no sense of humor and a mono voice. I found it very hard to stay awake through the sermon. But with time,  I began to get over that. I actually started enjoying the church, but then my dad wanted to change pace and go to another church.
The transition was very rough on me. I made some great friends at the last church, but that was all over. It was back to fighting my dad, about going to church. I remember purposely taking forever to get ready, hoping that he would say it was okay, and that we wouldn’t go. But that never worked, he always was up my butt about getting ready, and if he saw that I was taking longer than I should, he would call me out about it! The fight was over, I had lost. I had nothing else to do, than go with it. I was going to sit through the sermons, even if I didn’t want to. But as I went to the Sunday meetings, I realized this church was amazing.
It took me over 3-years to get used to getting up early, on Sundays. Once I got use to getting up early, I started to pay more attention in the church, and then I went to a youth ralley, on night. This was the night that I gave my life to Christ! This was an amazing night for me. I was sitting in the back of the building, and all of a sudden, two pastors came after me, and asked me to get prayed over. As they prayed over me, I felt something change on the inside, that night was the beginning of a wild 6 year-ride.
Fast forward six years later. After I got back from seminar, I was lost. I didn’t know what I wanted, or what god wanted. I couldn’t find a job in Missouri, forcing me back home to start over from scratch. With nothing going in my way, I started to search out for an answer. That is when my youth pastor introduced me to a college, in Lincoln. This was a pastoral college that lasted one-year, and would give you a degree in pastoral studies. This would give me a great opportunity to grow, as a person and a Christian. But with no money to pay for it, I decided to go against it, and I started to focus on church, alone. But then my life shifted.
Long-story-short, I met my wife. She was the light of my world, but there was a problem. She was having problems with her mom, and got kicked out of her home. She was forced into going to her aunts. She was scared of this house, she felt that someone was always watching her, and one night she felt her covers being removed from her. I told her that I would stay with her, until it all blew over, to give her a sense of security. But word got back to my church, and they weren’t happy. They told me that I couldn’t live this life, and teach their children. Then the pastor asked me if I would allow them to pray. But instead of praying for a good life, they prayed that my girlfriend and I broke up. When they prayed that, I decided to stop going to that church.
Now, I would like to say that I am a Christian, which I am, but I feel like I am a different type of Christian. The church is very corrupt in this day of age, most only want control, when they should focus on the love of Christ. That is why I decided to stop going to church, and focusing on a private relationship, with Christ. This eliminated a lot of my problems, and has allowed me to be more real with God. I wasn’t able to ask the Church certain questions, but now I can ask God those questions! So yes, I am a Christian, but I don’t believe in the church.

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I wanted to marry my wife since the day I saw her, but I felt it was too early to ask her. I waited for 9-months, until I would pop the question. This was to ensure that we were meant to be, but also to make sure we knew what we were getting ourselves into. I can be annoying, so I wanted to give the time to run away. But she never ran away, which showed me that she was the one. She loved me for who I was, including my annoyance.

The day that we got engaged, I had no ring. I had planned to ask her on her birthday, but it ended with me purposing a month early. We just got a bad phone call, something was wrong with our health. She was crying on the phone, I saw that she was scared. Her fear wasn’t for herself though, she felt that with the new information, I would surely leave her. She thought that I couldn’t love someone with what she had, but that never mattered to me, I loved her for her, not because of her health. In order to show her, I wasn’t leaving, I decided to pull the plug on the birthday gift, and that day I asked her to marry me. Of course, she said ‘yes.’ We kissed, and went to tell her parents. I didn’t need to whoo her with fancy words, or buy her a thousand dollar ring. She loved the proposal because it came from my heart, not from my pocket.

Today, I was reading “Weird and wacky facts” and I fell onto something that I found amazing. In Luxembourg, Europe, they celebrate “Bretzelsonndeg”. This is where the men would make beautiful cakes that were in a shape of a pretzel, then on the 4th Sunday of lent, they would walk up to their dream girl, and give it to them. This was a sign that they wanted to take the next step, eventually leading to marriage. The pretzel shape treat was indicating that they would “tie the knot” in the future.

The girl would then either agree or disagree to his proposal. If she decided to continue the relationship, she would get a decorated egg and give it to the boy, on Easter Sunday. After she gives the gentleman the egg, they would then walk in the park. They would continue their relationship, and would usually get married after a short bit.

I find that the most simple things in life are the most amazing. Men in Europe don’t have to pay for a girls attention, he simply shows interest and she gets to decide if she wants him, or not. Relationships have become too complicated, when love is suppose to be simple.

If we could take out the materialistic part of all relationships, maybe then we would understand that love doesn’t need to be bought, but it only needs to be earned. I wish that one day, America, could adapt Europe’s traditions, and bring romance back into relationships.

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Today I was going to post the usual flashback post, that airs every Sunday, and takes you back in time to see who I use to be, and see how much I have changed. But as I was scrolling through my Talklife (application for depressed people) news feed, I thought about a few things. This started the carnival wheels in my head, causing me to think deeply about a few things, leading me to this post. I thought about a few items that I touch everyday and replaced them with these three things: Future, Life, and Happiness. The reason I chose these three things, is because they are the items that most choose to throw away the most. Which I used Honey packets, ketchup packets, and a half full monster can.
The future item was the half full monster can, because most people that I talk to treat their life like a half empty can. It wasn’t as good as the beginning, they are tired of the taste, but will still continue to drink away because they don’t have anything else to drink. But when something happens, such as the can gets hot, or their future looks hard to achieve, they will throw it away without a second thought. Then they will pick up something easier, such as  working for $8.25/hour, and travel down the road, going through the same routine, just with nastier taste as before, they will trade their expensive drink, for a dollar generic drink (dream). This will take away from their life, and they won’t be able to enjoy their life to the full extent. 
I close my eyes and force myself to think about the word life. I picture a sweet picture, but as I look deeper into the textures that artist made, there is something missing, in every picture, there is something missing. There is something that holds us down and doesn’t let us get to the point that we want to be at. This could be caused by the choices that you have made, maybe a bad break-up that you tied yourself to it when you should have let it go, or the fact that your life has been rough since your parents divorced. Anything can cause your life to feel horrible and not worth living, honestly this is why I chose the honey packet. Because the inside is most certainly sweet, but as you get the taste of the amazing events that happen, the sweetness stops, but even when the inside is gone, the outside still looks the same. The persons happiness can be fully gone and they could feel empty, but we will never be able to tell, because they have sealed their contents up and won’t let us see. 
The last one is the most important but also the one that we take advantage of the most, wasting it the most. This is the happiness in your life. Happiness is the most important thing in our lives, but yet like ketchup, we throw most of it away. Mostly because we see that we have a little more next to it, and we think that we won’t need it.  We decide that we have to much happiness, but then when life gets salty such as those fries, we will wish for that happiness or ketchup back, but we can’t because it has been corrupted by the negative people or habits, we brought into our lives, or the trash we filled ourselves with that has contaminated it, causing it to be unable to be used or felt. So we will try to find more, but by the time we do, the fries are cold or you have already become depressed to the point you give up on being happy, or trying to eat those salty and soggy fries. 
This is important to think of as you begin to change for the better, don’t take the little things for granted. Instead take all that you can, and enjoy the little things in life. Don’t let the salty people that make you hurt, run your life, instead make sure that you cover your whole life with the happiness, as you cover all the fries with ketchup. And for your future, never worry about what the future looks like, instead enjoy every sip that you take on your way to the end. Sometimes you won’t like the taste, but at the end, remember that you need whats in the can to survive. You might feel empty, but never believe that you are alone. There is a whole world trying to survive and find their way, and they are here for you. Don’t throw away your future because of something that can be cured by a little bit of comfort. It is worth taking a few bad sips if it means your future will be amazing. Right? Don’t give up!

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