Saturday, March 10, 2007

Jasper Speaks:

Went to see Brian and Melissa in West Sider Story last night. The show was great but Tony ... not so good. Michele and DeWayne (our WSS groupies) went with us and we all had a wonderful time!

In the words of Beth Moseley (Betsy's Mom) Betsy Sarah Sue Moseley, Junior is a TWIT. The secret I spoke of in my last post was that Betsy's Mom flew in to surprise her at her Honor's Convocation. Betsy is a TWIT because she had hijacked her mom's email weeks ago and knew it was going to happen. We all still had a really good time together.

We may possibly be on the verge of MAJOR LIFE CHANGE. Please pray that we are accepting of God's will no matter what. We are going to praise Him when we win, we are going to praise Him when we lose. It is all about His will. God is good. All the time.

Major scale victory! Today I weigh less than I did as a senior in high school. That brings me to the halfway point of my weight loss goal. Now, I was still a big boy in high school but it is nice to know I am on the downward side of stuff. Of course my shape is different now that I am older so I have this gut issue. I have some more weight to go down to the next shirt size but I am going to press on. I just hope the under high school weight thing can survive D-Now. Yikes!


Friday, March 09, 2007

Jasper Speaks:

The weirdness that is my life continues ....

More on that topic another time.

Today was a weird school day because we had a Faculty Student basketball game. No, I did not show my mad skills. That would require mad skills. So, I actually left as the game was beginning because it was my planning period and I was pretty much done and had some things I needed to get done for church tonight. The strangest part of all was the way we adjusted the school schedule for the game. They made the schedule to be that 1st hour was 3rd hour, 3rd hour was second hour, first hour was third hour and second hour was fourth hour. Confused? Yeah all of us too! :) Then est for fun they changed it at the first bell today and made it first hour is first hour, second hour is still fourth hour, third hour is third hour and fourth hour was second hour. Uh .. more confusing. One of the other teachers said to me that if you are an inflexible person, Riverview might not be for you. Pretty much. It didn't really phase me. I still saw everybody and the lessons all went well.

I have a secret concerning someone who reads this blog that will be out in the open (and they will be very happy) in just a couple of hours. I like secrets that make people happy! Because of that secret I have to run off for now. More on weirdness and secrets later!


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

P>Jasper Speaks:

Need I say again that I love small group! I do! Andy was still sick and not there last night which was very sad. I had a busy day yesterday. After school I had to meet with some people at church and was in that meeting right up until time to leave for small group then had small group. I felt kind of like a real Youth Pastor again. Man, was I tired.

I think D-Now is going to be pretty fab this weekend. I will be hanging out with the senior high guys the whole time. That should be fun! We talked about biblical fellowship in small group last night. I really love the concept. I wish more of our modern Christian life was interdependent on other Christians. So often we do a lone ranger Christian thing. I hate to REALLY share. I just don't tell people much about my struggles. Don't get me wrong, I can complain with the best of them but I just don't share my life with many people. I do share pebbles with a person here or there but the deep parts of me, I mostly keep to myself. In this way, I am truly a classic guy. So, I see the need for biblical fellowship in my life. I love the concept. I just need to put it into action. There is a friend that I have been talking about establishing an accountability relationship with. That frightens me a little. That is a lot of honesty. Not that I lie a lot. I just don't tell anything. You can pray for me in this endeavor. I need it. I also think God may have brought this guy into my life for this reason.

Okay, that is BY FAR enough sharing!

I didn't get to the gym yesterday (see aforementioned schedule) but am going to do it this afternoon. I am going to stop by and see my folks for a wee bit and then go work out. I did a lot of weight training over the weekend and yesterday I could feel it. especially in my quads. Yikes! But I must get my gorgeous body all firm and tight!

I am back on a coffee kick again. I am trying to drink HUGE amounts of water as well. Hydration. I need hydration!

So I am addicted to quesadillas. I'm a quessa-holic. Yup. Gonna' have one tonight! Yum!


Monday, March 05, 2007

Jasper Speaks:

I had a good weekend. It was fun. Didn't do a whole lot of stuff but it was good. Date night with the wife was dinner at home and a movie. It was sweet. I love her so much. I am so honored God gave me Kendra. Everyday I grow to love her more and more. I don't deserve a woman as wonderful as her. She is the absolute best!

Saturday morning I had a great breakfast with my dear friend Cindy. It was one of those, "why don't we get together more often" kind of lunches. I love old friends. Friends are people who stand beside you no matter what. They are there when they agree and when they disagree. They also can admit when they were wrong. I have people in my life who are genuine friends and for them I am very thankful. Over the past ten years or so God has really separated the sheep and the goats in my true friend pool. There are those people who have done all they can to build me up and support me (and I can't tell you how thankful I am for them) and those who have chosen to find fault and disappointment in a lot of my choices. When that happens, it is not hard to spot the difference between a true friend and a fake self-centered person. I have found that the true friend has greatly outweighed the bad friend type in my life. I know that is not the case for everyone and I am blessed. A true friend can speak the truth in love and help you to grow. A false friend speaks with selfish motives and causes you to add negativity and worry to your life. My advice, distance yourself from the people who fit the description of false friends. Gather and invest in significant TRUE friendships.

Saturday night we went to see Becky play the violin in Guys and Dolls. It was fun as well. She was in the pit and didn't know we were there until we scared her as we leaned over and yelled her name. The violins were the best part of the show!

Church was also great yesterday. I love seeing everyone and fellowship. That may be my favorite activity as a Christian. I love my friends! I guess this is a love filled little entry. It's good, my TRUE friends deserve it!

The only class I had today went really well. It is nice to hear students say, "I wish more teachers were like you." Maybe they were trying to suck up to me a bit, but it seemed genuine and it was nice to hear. It should be a good rest of the day and I am looking forward to Small Group tonight as well. So, I guess I am a chipper dude today! That is pretty sweet!