Another New Project

Last night I went to Monday Night Live, the weekly meeting for Chi Alpha. For those of you who don’t know what Chi Alpha is, it is a young adult Christian Fellowship that has active groups at many colleges and universities in the United States. It was my first meeting, and a really good experience, but there were a couple things that the speaker said that particularly stood out to me. One of those things was that we should actively set apart time every day for God, both through prayer and reading the Bible.

Personally, that really challenged me to make some changes to my life and lifestyle. I have never really done anything quite like that. While I pray fairly regularly (meaning, whenever I’m not doing something else and think to, which, to be honest, has been a lot more often than it used to be), and consider myself fairly well-versed in the Bible (haha, punny), I have never really set apart time just for God before. Whether because of school, music rehearsals, or just having other things to do, I have never allowed time for something like that, but I’m deciding to change that.

As a new project, I am going to try to spend between ten and thirty minutes either reading the Bible or actively praying, not just cramming it in like an afterthought, if you know what I mean. That’s not a lot of time, but it’s more than I have been doing. Also, to hold myself accountable, I’m going to begin posting some thoughts from what I’ve read here on my blog (under the Daily Devotion category). I would start now, but I do have a rehearsal that starts in half an hour, so I will make my first real post tonight.

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John Mackey – The Frozen Cathedral (Performed by John Locke and the UNCG Wind Ensemble)

Second First Post

Wow. It’s my second day working on this and I’m already having the “I should blog, but I don’t know what to blog about” problem. It’s not that I don’t have any ideas. I have tons of ideas. Rather, it’s just that most of those posts are going take a bit longer to write, so I’m saving them for later when I have more free time. Instead, today I’ll write I little about this blog, considering I didn’t in my first post. And by the way, if you don’t understand Java, you didn’t miss much in the first post.

I meant to start this blog over two months ago. I had been thinking about it for a while, and knew that I wanted to start one, but there were a lot of specifics (title, theme, layout, etc.) that I hadn’t ironed out yet. Still planning, I missed my first planned launch date of July 1st, and then again in August because I was out of town. Finally, after about a week after moving into my dorm for my first year of undergraduate education, I put my foot down and started. And this is the result. Not so impressive so far, I know, but I hope it gets a little more interesting.

So, what do I plan to do on this blog? My main goal is to post at least once a day. I may not have much time some days, so those posts will be relatively short, but I still hope to get a little bit of “fun” writing done every day. My aim is to make one or two “longer” posts per week. In addition to that, I’m planning to add a new post to the “I’ve Been Listening To…” thread each day, just with a song that I’ve, well, been listening to a lot or had stuck in my head that day. I like a lot of different types of music, so you may not like everything I choose, but I invite you to listen nonetheless.

That’s about all I can think to write about the blog write now, and I should probably get working on the video lectures I need to watch for tomorrow’s chem class, so I’m going to go do that.

Lecrae – Tell the World (feat. Mali Music)

Hello, World

public static void main(String[] args) {
    System.out.println("Hello, World");
}