is this it?

Life as an inner city engineering student isn't exciting enough, here's a blog of things that remind me that life is greater then my experiences thus far, both personally and externally. Welcome to my soul's creative studio and my hearts diary, also funny things because Laughter!

| What do you know about men?|

Last night while working security at my school I was locking down the campus buildings after curfew. It’s then when I heard a loud noise coming from one of the men’s dorms. When I went to check it out I found this dense pack of young men. Men packed around a worship leader; from wall to wall, up the stairs, hanging over the upper floors walkways & some standing on raised platforms to see. I’ll tell you what. I knew there was gonna be a meeting in that dorm for the night. But when I heard the ruckus this wasn’t what I expected. 

If you are stigmatizing men, especially those young men of the coming generation. If you are laying on them preimagined or determined burdens and weaknesses. If you think you you know what every generation of young men has to offer. Or if you think as a young man you are restricted to only certain disappointing and destructive lifestyles. 

If that’s you then reflect on this captured moment. 

Rethink your expectations , reimagine your, our, possibilities and rerealize your part in impacting this generation of young men. 
#men #youngmen #youth #hope #worship #godseeing #seekgod #god #jesus #impact
 (at Portland Bible College)

| What do you know about men?|

Last night while working security at my school I was locking down the campus buildings after curfew. It’s then when I heard a loud noise coming from one of the men’s dorms. When I went to check it out I found this dense pack of young men. Men packed around a worship leader; from wall to wall, up the stairs, hanging over the upper floors walkways & some standing on raised platforms to see. I’ll tell you what. I knew there was gonna be a meeting in that dorm for the night. But when I heard the ruckus this wasn’t what I expected.

If you are stigmatizing men, especially those young men of the coming generation. If you are laying on them preimagined or determined burdens and weaknesses. If you think you you know what every generation of young men has to offer. Or if you think as a young man you are restricted to only certain disappointing and destructive lifestyles.

If that’s you then reflect on this captured moment.

Rethink your expectations , reimagine your, our, possibilities and rerealize your part in impacting this generation of young men.

#men #youngmen #youth #hope #worship #godseeing #seekgod #god #jesus #impact
(at Portland Bible College)

|Eternal Romantic| 
This was the sunrise view from this last Tuesday. I was absolutely flabbergasted by it at the time and the crazy cool thing is that I still am. There’s just something about them, sunrises and sunsets that is, that I find overwhelming and beautiful. I love taking pictures of the sunrise, because then I can look at it whenever I want. Because that’s apart of the magic with a sunrise it’s soooo beautiful but so fleeting, it comes and Goes in a matter of half an hour. So unless I take a picture I can’t see it again. But even then I’ll eventually get to many photos on this phone of mine and I’ll have to delete some. Then it’s sorta like well then what? How can I keep a hold of this majestic thing I love so much… Well that’s the thing about sunrises that I love so much it’s like I don’t even need to see a picture but I know I love them.
It’s like there’s something special about my eyes that when it sees a sunrise it causes a sense of wonder in my soul that doesn’t fade with the sunrise.
Then there’s something about that soul of mine that takes that wonder and creates a sense of adoration in my heart.
It’s crazy really. Cause by then the sunrise is gone and I’m left with these feelings of wonder and adoration. 
It’s as if God knew before he set the sun and earth into orbit that every day millions of people would go through this experience and have the same dilemma I was left with. Feelings of adoration with nothing left to adore. That is until he reveals himself as the sun maker and the eternal architect and inventor of the sunrise. Then suddenly my spirit is at peace and my adoration has somewhere to flow. 

The crazy thing is Gods been doing this to people just like me from the beginning of time and he’s still at it. That’s how I know He is an eternal romantic.
#sunrisecollector (at City Bible Church - Rocky Butte Campus)

|Eternal Romantic|
This was the sunrise view from this last Tuesday. I was absolutely flabbergasted by it at the time and the crazy cool thing is that I still am. There’s just something about them, sunrises and sunsets that is, that I find overwhelming and beautiful. I love taking pictures of the sunrise, because then I can look at it whenever I want. Because that’s apart of the magic with a sunrise it’s soooo beautiful but so fleeting, it comes and Goes in a matter of half an hour. So unless I take a picture I can’t see it again. But even then I’ll eventually get to many photos on this phone of mine and I’ll have to delete some. Then it’s sorta like well then what? How can I keep a hold of this majestic thing I love so much… Well that’s the thing about sunrises that I love so much it’s like I don’t even need to see a picture but I know I love them.
It’s like there’s something special about my eyes that when it sees a sunrise it causes a sense of wonder in my soul that doesn’t fade with the sunrise.
Then there’s something about that soul of mine that takes that wonder and creates a sense of adoration in my heart.
It’s crazy really. Cause by then the sunrise is gone and I’m left with these feelings of wonder and adoration.
It’s as if God knew before he set the sun and earth into orbit that every day millions of people would go through this experience and have the same dilemma I was left with. Feelings of adoration with nothing left to adore. That is until he reveals himself as the sun maker and the eternal architect and inventor of the sunrise. Then suddenly my spirit is at peace and my adoration has somewhere to flow.

The crazy thing is Gods been doing this to people just like me from the beginning of time and he’s still at it. That’s how I know He is an eternal romantic.
#sunrisecollector (at City Bible Church - Rocky Butte Campus)

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peaceful-moon:

Bend, Oregon.

Best place to live on this planet.

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