Thursday, June 17, 2010


I wrote this a while ago and thought you all might get like it. Keep on for the Savior!!

The Collaboration of Clothing

Clothing is essential. This well known fact is obvious to most, yet to others, the pursuit of clothing, not the clothing itself, is the primary focus of life. Everyone has a clothing preference, it’s only natural, but sometimes, the urge to splurge can get a little out of hand. If you see yourself falling into one of the following clothing-worshiping categories, better do yourself a favor and change your act quick. Your fashion is not only damaging your image, but your bank account as well.

First, and most abundant, we find the “Faddist,” they crave whatever’s “in the now” regardless of color, style, or cost. This clothes junky is the friend you have, who seems to live at the mall. Oh, they’re “only trying to fit in!” Yes, but this “fitting in” not only consumes their time and resources, but also is a never-ending cycle which offers no hope of fulfillment.

Secondly, the color-loving “Islander” comes to our attention. You see them everywhere! They, like the “Faddist” don’t care what type of clothing they buy, yet it must be colorful. It seems that their supreme goal in life is to have others mistake them for a yeti-sized parrot! The “Islanders” have no sense of matching or dressing for the occasion; all they care about is having more colors on then anyone else, at any given time!

Next, we move to the orderly “Scientist.” They couldn’t give a rip about fashion, although they do have a color preference, and cost is their main concern. They fly into a rage when their favorite outfit goes up by five cents, but it doesn’t really matter because they rarely buy new clothing. Most people agree that the “Scientist” one day sat down; picked a color, clothing style and model; bought about twenty outfits of this “practically perfect in every way” outfit; and then declared himself set for life!

Now into our critical spotlight steps the powerful “Athlete” always dressed for action. They do care about fashion to a small extent, but function is their primary concern. They eternally believe that an athletic disaster is about to strike; whether it be at church, a yard sale, or a formal dinner; and dress accordingly. Never seen wearing a business suit or other restrictive clothing, the “Athlete” needs to change his focus and get a better look at reality.

After turning around one-hundred and eighty degrees we see the well-known “Businessman.” Unfortunately, this rigid character is the total opposite of both the “Athlete” and the “Islander” as he dresses in nothing but drab. Always seen wearing black, dark blue, or grey, I would venture to say that the “Businessman” would walk through a mud puddle on purpose just to cleanse his socks of that bright, horrid, color known as white! If this stickler ever wore anything but formal attire, the person who saw it must no longer be in the land of the living.

Last, but certainly not least, in swings the courageous “Tarzan.” This down-to-earth fellow seems to think that he is related to a bush! He never dresses in colors not naturally found side-by-side in nature, and his clothing is always loose and leafy. His shirts and even his shoes are an earth-friendly sixty-seven percent biodegradable. This sunny individual seems to think that by wearing the earth, he is heroically saving it.

Hopefully, you now have a more rounded understanding of several of the many clothing personalities. Have fun cleaning out your closet!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dreams of cold!!!!

Well, it is boiling out and I do not think that I have ever posted this picture before. My family always builds one huge sculpture every year, but with this past winter being the Vancouver games and all we really did it good. So here our tribute is to Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott the greatest snowboarder ever, and a fellow Mainer. Yes, that is me next to "Gort and his dog Katahdin Dug" And no, the dog was my brother's idea not mine. Warning: making large sculptures could result in freezing cold hands!! HA HA, but with the 38 C degree weather outside I could use some ice at the moment!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Praise our LORD that Pastor is all right. God has everything under control even when we don't know what in the world is going on!!! He had to make an emergency landing in a field outside of Augusta, ME; but he is fine.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

God's Grace and Beauty

I love this video. Check it out. God's Grace is much more beautiful than any scenery, but I do love the northern lights. I have only seen them once, but that was enough to fall in love with them. Have an awesome Christ-filled day!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

What are we thinking

With a population half the size of the USA, Nigeria is the eighth most populous country on the planet. Over fifty percent are Muslim, yet freedom of religion is prevelant. Ask yourself, how many missionaries have you met who are going to Nigeria?? For every 1 person in my home state of Maine who needs to hear the Gospel, 152 need to hear it in Nigeria (facts taken from the CIA World Factbook). Maybe we need to get our eyes off our own selves, our own country, and look to the fields. It is impossible to have an intense burden for the far off and not have one for your next door neighbor, but by experience I have seen that many have a burden for their loved ones etc. and not for the vast billions of the far flung nations. America has 97% of the world's preachers and 3% of the world population, obviously something is out of whack. "Why should so many hear the Gospel again and again when so few have never heard it once?" -Oswald J. Smith

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Until you fight adversity you'll never know if you can beat it." -Joseph Oak