Friday, October 5, 2012

Sometimes I sit.

     Sometimes I sit here and worry about life; what I'm going to do, study, marry, etc. And often I let these things get to me so much that it makes me flat angry. But then I always get reminded one way or another that all I need to do is rely on God. I can't possibly carry the world on my back and expect to get anywhere, relying on God means that he carries the world in His hands, not on his back. Our biggest struggles are nothing to God, but too often we make them such a huge priority that we lose our focus, we lose our faith in God because all we can think about is how we are going to get ourselves out of this one... Gods plans are always better no matter how long you concoct yours.

     Read James chapter 4 and it deals with this a lot. God bless.

Friday, August 17, 2012


This is not a normal post for this blog, but I wrote it a while back and I wanted to get some feed back on how people liked it....

            Rain or rather the lack of rain is beautiful. The effects are wonderful and if we think for one minute that rain is a curse or rain is something of an inconvenience; we are wrong. Nothing I just said makes sense and why is that? Because in two sentences I just said that the lack of rain is beautiful and rain is wonderful. I am actually correct on both. How is that possible? Or that is dumb! You might say, but I would excuse those heated notions that I am wrong because I would realize that probably you have never experienced rain as I have. Very few people have experienced it and fewer still will be able to in the future.
I first experienced rain, true rain, when I was ten years old. You may be thinking I am full of something that comes out of the back end of a cow, but I promise to you that I did not experience a proper rain until then. It is a wonderful event the first time you experience it. The sights and smells and sounds of a true rain catch hold deep in your heart and never let go for the rest of your life.
                First you smell it, a smell that gives life to the world again, meaning to the poor wearisome souls who just need this one thing to keep them soldiering on. It gives energy to people and animals alike; a sort of energy that cannot be induced by a soda product, food, or even receiving your first kiss. It churns up from the deepest part of your belly, gets held up in the top or your stomach, and like a glowing orb that energy will stay right there until the proper moment.
From all the changes going on your body desires to look upon the clouds that are bringing this marvel but you do not look for too long and so deceive yourself. You give a glance, maybe two but in the back of your mind you are telling yourself, “It can’t be real.” For so long this desire to have rain has toyed with your mind that now that it is so close you are scared to imagine any longer, instead you prepare yourself to be let down yet again and you are trying to steady your emotions. But finally you feel it, the darkness comes over you and there is a change in your body, you know that this time it is real, this time you will not be deceived. Whether it is just a shower or a storm you know that this time God is going to bless you with a gift and so you stare.
Then you hear it. It is a sound you have been waiting for, for six months or more. It is a sound that brings joy to the wickedest of men. It is a sound that can draw silence to an entire city; silence except for the pitter-patter of rain drops on tin roofs which can be heard from half a mile away. It stops people from their busy schedules, for instance teachers from their lessons, children from their studies, gardeners from their visiting, and night watches from their sleep. It is the most beautiful sound in the world. Like God playing his own piano and putting peace in the world.
Finally you feel it. A single drop lands on your hand and in this drop there is a history and a love and an energy that goes back to the beginning of the world. You look at it; touch it to see if it is real. You walk a little further into the open to make sure it was not a bird or a beast that graced you with his presence and you feel it again, and again. Now the energy that was stored in the orb in your belly burst forth and you let out a yell of praise! You begin to run as the drops become stronger and multiply, people join you in your race. There is laughter again and joy because finally after months of dry, yellow, exhaustion the world has now come back to life. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

I'm not thankful enough.

     Just wanted to take a second to thank God for everything that He has taught me, and blessed me with. Just for everything. I don't deserve any of it. Love You Lord.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

It's getting warmer!

     I haven't written in a while and I have no real good reason for why not. I guess I've been lazy or busy or whatever excuse that fills this blank ______ I really don't know. But I am writing now because I feel alive! Finally after what feels like forever, it is getting warmer down here! Besides soccer, my favorite thing to do is fish and occasionally I'll choose fishing over soccer. I can't say that I am a great fisherman but I really love it. My brother, father, and I went into the swamp the other day fishing and had a great time cutting up with each other. We also didn't catch anything but that happens haha.
     Besides what I just wrote, not much has been going on. I've been helping coach the Gator boys here and they are off to a really good start. 2-0-1, which to be honest they should be 3-0-0 but you can't go back and change things like that. And I've been writing articles and taking pictures for the paper which has been loads of fun so far.
     I've been working out very seriously lately, I figured that if I don't start now then I never will and that can only lead me down a sad road. I don't know why I ever hesitate to work out because I actually love it, and once I start doing it I really enjoy it.
     I know I'm bouncing around on my topics but maybe I can tie them together a little bit here... I went to Haywood Baptist Church last Sunday, the preacher there is a really Godly man and he always has something new to share about the Bible. This last Sunday it was about when Jesus fed the 5,000 and how he took the little boys food and multiplied it. That little boy could have been selfish and just kept his lunch and hid or something but he submitted it to Jesus and look at what He did! The message was that we need to realize that once the Lord forgives us of our sins he forgives and forgets. He doesn't take those memories and keep bringing them back up to torment you, he completely throws them out. As humans we won't ever forget most things and especially sins, we will bring them back up in our heads to be excuses why we don't do something, or why we shouldn't even try, and loads of other stuff. What we are supposed to do is move on, forgive ourselves, and have a clear and ready mind for the Lord to use because we don't want to miss his call to action when it comes.
     That's about all I've got for right now, I hope that it makes sense? I often confuse my writings when I'm really going haha. God bless.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thank You Lord.

     So I wrote out my season preview and submitted pictures with it on Friday and on Saturday (yesterday) my first newspaper article was published! I hope I can learn as much as possible from this experience and have a really good influence on people with it.
     Ware County's first game is tomorrow against Pierce County, I will be both bench-side and goal-side helping coach and taking pictures. If you do come out to the games, girls at 5:30 and boys at 7, make sure to WRAP UP! It's freezing! In Nigeria when it got down to like 78 we were bundling up... No I wish it would be 78!

     God bless.

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Jack of all trades...

     For any of you who have played for the Ware County Soccer team (Girls or Guys) you probably have noticed that they don't get much press action. In my junior year at Ware County I only remember us getting in the paper two times and from what I am told it has been pretty much that same way since the program started. ... Not anymore. God has blessed me and put me in the position to write for the Waycross Journal Herald about soccer. So now you can keep up with all of the games and players this season! I'm really excited about this and I think I am going to learn a lot by doing it. If you live in the area I advise you to make it to as many games as you can this year! We have a really good team and the support will make them even better. Come on guys, let's build soccer up in the swamp!

     .....     I know it's not related at all but I have become addicted to this song, hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Coach James

     Howdy, it's been a while since I posted and I don't have too much to update now but I am currently helping coach the Ware County Boys teams, mostly Varsity but JV has been pretty much mixed in these past few days. I think these guys will do really well this season, they need some coaching up and some of them need to show some more maturity and commitment but they will do well. There is a new goalie that showed up this year, I believe he moved down here from SC but don't quote me on that, he is very athletic and I can see a huge promise in his future as long as he gets the right coaching and puts for the extra effort. He is a natural keeper though. Seth Starling and Ali'i Mitchell are in really good shape and will be extremely hard for other teams to deal with in the midfield this year. It's kind of funny to me that I played with those two in my junior year when they were just freshmen and Seth and I were captains together. Time really flies.
     Slightly off topic now, my game plan that I am going to work towards now is that I am going to take a year off (not from working out and all of that though) and try for a four year school next spring. I haven't looked too much into the schools I'll try out for but I want to go somewhere that stretches me to become better.