What this [blog] is for

This is my place for 2 things: sharing stuff that I think or hope that others will enjoy. Songs, jokes, and the like. And for the occasional vent. I type words because it’s easier for me to express myself with text. I’m not a very quick thinker, except when it comes to a joke or something. Even then, it is calculated. I just find my written word to be far more eloquent than my spoken word, and to have the ability to express exactly what it is that I am feeling or going through.

Speaking of this, my post on drinking was because I was ticked off. It’s not just the example that people are setting, it’s also the consequences of the actions. I have seen alcohol destroy lives, make lives miserable, and tear families apart. I’ve seen the worst it can do, leaving a family of seven alone with their mother, people waking up, not knowing where they were or what they did. People scared that they might have done something that they shouldn’t have, and fearing that they’ll have to pay for it. I don’t want anyone that I care about to end up lying in a ditch, a gutter, or hurt in some way. Recently, we talked about Anger at Antioch in Muskegan. Rational, Irrational, Passive, Aggressive, Assertive, Conscious. I’m not sure what other types there were or if I even have the categories right here. All I know is, when Jesus went into the temple, and was angry, it was many forms of anger. What I expressed was one. When I type in this, it’s off the cuff, whatever comes, comes. The views expressed here reflect my feelings at the moment, and at that time, I was frustrated. Too many people put their lives on the line, and don’t think twice about it. I hate going to bed worrying about whether or not my friends will make it home or be safe. It scares me to death. The thing is, I don’t know how to approach people that I look up to and respect in a lot of ways about something like this. I guess that is something that I need to learn about, but I make no apologies for my earlier statements. There were and are my opinions on the matters of drinking. I’ve made no secret about it in the past, and I’m not about to start now.

The choices we make dictate the lives we lead.

What is going on? -On Leadership-

What the heck is going on? So last week I was supposed to give the talk at Antioch on Thursday. More of leading a discussion though. No one showed up except for Joe and Scott. We just went to Cheers.

The topic that I was given? Leadership. It was really quite incredible that this was the topic. After the events of the last week and a half, a few people didn’t end up in a very good spot. The worst thing is that they know better. There is no excuse for their actions. None.

What gives some people the idea that drinking a lot is setting a good example in front of those that are underage? And then ending up on a floor, or God knows where else… and drinking underage…that also pisses me off, the immaturity there.. seriously GROW UP!