My Life

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New site

So I just bought my own domain name. I have been wanting to do this for a long time, and it's finally here. You can find me at I finally decided to do this for a couple of reasons. Firstly I have several places that I'm at on the web, and I want to be able to utilize other coding techniques (i.e. PHP). I have been able to do this though my school website (EWU Student Webs)... but in general it doesn't seem like a good solution. Secondly I have earned my first $100 check and on my way to my second using Google Adsense on my homepage Jacobshouse. Thirdly, I have just wanted to do it for a long time. With this, I have decided to migrate to Wordpress for my blog. I know that Blogger allows for it to be utilized on different domains. In reading up, I think that I will be most satisfied with Wordpress. My new blog will be at Come by and check me out. My first major installment should be my trip to Europe... (please note that it might take me a little bit to get the site up to date and how I want it. I think I will be have a lot of coding to do in the next little while. I look forward to hearing for you.


Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Book Reviewing Email

I got an email today that was interesting, asking me if I would like to receive a complementary book and post something on my website. This publisher had obviously found my website and my article that I posted regarding genograms. They said that I could order copies in bulk for my staff at Jacobshouse if I desired, I guess I wish I had staff. I told them that they could send me the book and I would look it over and might upload something onto my website about it. The book they are wanting me to review is Genograms: Assessment and Intervention, Third Edition. I guess I'm not getting paid yet to read though books, but sometime hopefully.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Red Moon Rising: How 24-7 Prayer is Awakening a Generation

This book was a phenomenal read, with lots of impactful stories about what God is doing in places around the world. It is all about the 24-7 prayer movement that is going on around the world right now. This is such an amazing concept, to think about places being open 24-7 with people coming in to pray at all hours of the day. There was a group that had a 24-7 prayer session at my school, but I wasn’t able to attend. One of the things that it made me most wan t to do is be able to visit some of the places while I’m in Europe this summer.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Which Republicans are Running for President Again?

I find it interesting that all of the news coverage has been predominantly about the race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. I have not officially decided as of yet which side I will support. I have been growing more and more to be left of center on the political spectrum. I still have some right sided tendencies. I just think that a vital part of this nations political system is showing information about both parties.


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Plane Tickets

It has finally happened. We just bought plane tickets for Europe. We are flying into Berlin Germany on August 19. Then we are planning on flying out of London on September 23. We get back at 7:30 in Seattle, I start classes the next morning). It should be a pretty crazy trip. The folling are the countries we are planning to go to;
* Germany
* Austria
* Italy
* France
* England
* Ireland

It's going to be an amazing trip I think. I really cant wait.


Friday, January 11, 2008

Road Rage

If you know me very well, you probably see me as a very laid back doesn't get angry very easy kind of person. This is generally true, although I suffered from some road rage earlier today. My anger was all focused on the snow though, and not really on any other drivers. I was heading to a meeting a the Juvenile, a place that rarely has parking close to the building. I was happy with myself, I was actually getting there early enough to find parking and make it to my meeting before it actually started. Driving down Broadway, I saw a spot on the other side of the road. When I tried flipping a U-y, my car got stuck in the snow. I proceeded to floor the engine in both first and reverse for the next 10 or so minutes. I was getting no where, except closer to the sidewalk and looming pole. During that whole time my spot stayed open, taunting me to get out of my rut. When I was finally able to break free, a car pulls up and goes for my spot. I was late, stuck in the snow for way too long, my spot was stolen and I had to find a new space. It made for an interesting morning to say the least.


Monday, January 07, 2008

Bad Stewarding

So, I like to think that I am generally a good steward of my stuff. I found out that this is not always the case. Since before I drove 144 miles to go home, my car started making a ticking kind of sound. I did not know what it was. I drove around Tri-Cities for a couple of weeks, and all the way back to Spokane with this sound going. It wasn't until four or five days later, driving home from a friends house that I finally figured out what the problem might be. My check gage light (normally only for when I'm out of gas) kept flickering on and off, and the oil indicator needle was going crazy. I've known that I'm way past due on changing my oil, but that's generally how it is, but I had no idea that I was almost out of oil. Running out of oil, if you don't know, is a very bad issue for a car. When I checked my oil dipstick at the nearest gas station, I realized that I was very low. It made me late for church, but at least my car made it there.

I've realized that maybe I need to work a little bit harder at being a good steward of the stuff that God has blessed me with.


Monday, December 17, 2007

Let it rain when there’s snow on the ground

Let it rain when
There’s snow on the ground
Let its confusion
Release my soul

Although my heart has been cold
Let it rain when there’s snow on the ground

Although I’ve been bit by frost,
Let it rain when there’s snow on the ground

Let it rain when
There’s snow on the ground
Let its confusion
Release my soul

Although the footsteps of my past, are clearly defined
Let it rain when there’s snow on the ground

Although I’ve think it’s so bright,
I haven’t been blinded yet by the light
Let it rain when there’s snow on the ground

Let it rain when
There’s snow on the ground
Let its confusion
release my soul


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Slightly crazy

So I might be slightly crazy. For once I am glad that I missed the bus. Normally I take the bus back and forth to class. I forgot that I had driven today, and had I missed the bus... then I would have likely ridden it all the way to my house until I realized that it was still in Cheney. It wasn't until I sat down and was waiting for the next bus that I was like "I drove this morning... opps" On that note here is a video from Criss Cross (taking it back to the old school) "I missed the bus"


Monday, October 08, 2007

Is love (attraction) a panic attack?

I’m currently taking a clinical assessments class for social work. I have been told that many of us can identify with various diagnoses from the DSM IV TR (the most current edition of the publication put out by the American Psychiatric Association that classifies and defines different psychiatric diagnoses and lists the criteria for them). This weeks study is in the anxiety disorders, the most common diagnosis.

I was struck by a thought as I was reading through the criteria for a panic attack. Panic attacks are not code able by themselves (meaning that they are the basis for other classifications). Many of the criteria put forth coincides with what I’d imagine to be common for people “in love” (by this I don’t mean love as the verb, but an adjective) or being attracted to somebody. Let me list the criteria that I think is relevant (note that these are not all of the criteria).
  • Palpitations (heart skipping a beat), pounding hear, or accelerated heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sensations of shortness of breath
  • Chest discomfort
  • Feeling faint
  • Hot flashes

I know that I have had many of these feelings in the presence of somebody that I was very attracted to. To be considered a panic attack, the person must have at least for of these criteria abruptly start and reach a peak in 10 minutes.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Cross Simply Put

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; (Ephesians 2:8)

We have all fallen short of the Glory of God and sinned, and deserve death. God sent his son (Jesus) to die for our sins. This is foundational in Christianity. I was hit again with this reality in a place that I didn't expect. I was listening to Akon's Sorry, Blame It On Me and was impacted by the fact that what he was talking about (not specifically) what what Jesus did for us.

You can check out the music video;

Akon says that "Even though the blame’s on you, I’ll take that blame from you. You could put that blame on me." That is what Jesus tells us. Yes, you have sinned and deserve death... but I will take that blame and die on the cross for you. Even though Akon probably wasn't thinking about any of this, God still used it to speak to me.


Sunday, August 26, 2007

Just how I am

So, I think that I'm crazy a lot of times... or at least that's what I've been told. This weekend has been good, I was just at "family camp" for my church. We were up at Riverview Bible Camp, which was awesome. Hanging out by the river, ping-pong, going down a sweet giant slide, sitting around with good conversation and playing cards. Anyways, I have my family's "family camp" today through Tuesday. I was planning on leaving the church camp right after service, but I'm not good at that. I feel like I don't want to leave, because I never get to just hang out with my church family very long. I'm sitting playing cards, and it's almost 9pm (I have a four hour drive ahead of me to make it to the tri-cities). My friend Chasteny gives me puppy dog eyes and says that I shouldn't leave yet. Needless to say I didn't leave until almost midnight... opps. I'm a sucker for relationships I guess, and not so much a sucker for sleep.


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