Monday, April 26, 2010

The End of AWANA

though, that is both good and bad, depending on who you are, where you are in your books, and what you do during AWANA.

perhaps i should explain exactly what AWANA is!
Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed
or something like that :P  2 Timothy 2:15 be the verse to look up ;)
*ahem* anyway, tis a youth group that goes during the school year ever Wednesday. unless there is terrible weather or something. haha

now, the reason why i said it depends...
The Leaders
- the adults monitoring and helping out the kids as they go to AWANA. some leaders do Game Time, and pick the games ye do and direct them, etc.
Some leaders work with the kids during book time. depending on how old you are, you either do game time, then book time, or vice versa.
these leaders have the kids memorize and say their verses to them. then they sign off the section in the book and they either talk the rest of the time, or they do another section.

The LIT's
- an epic group if i do say so myself (mostly cause.. i am an LIT :P ) LIT stands for Leader In Training, you usually become a LIT when you hit Highschool... unless you are a bit behind or ahead in your books, depends.
What do the LIT's do? well... pretty easy to guess XD they help out the Leaders and watch them, following them around and such. i do not have to follow anyone around though...
since i generally dislike 5-6 graders *cough* i had hoped not to work with them... to me, they are WAY too loud and even more disrespectful... and yes, ik, i was once that way.. i think..
so i help out my mom, who is sorta the secretary... she uses a laptop to put what the kids do in their books into the computer. i just count and add up points mostly :) hehe

The Kids
- Where would AWANA be without the kids? just a bunch of leaders sitting around :P so, we gotta have kids.
LOTS of kids come to the AWANAs at my church... lots. and usually not a whole lot of leaders to "Monitor" them all

There are the cubbies- idk how old they are... i would guess kindergarten and younger. they get snacks! wait... we do too (OO)

then the Sparks- 1st-2rd grade i do believe, every year you have another book to do. though, they changed almost EVERYTHING so i have NO idea what goes on on there anymore. lol

The T+T- AUGH! RRRUUNNN!!! (jk) ok, T+T stands for.. .something xD Truth and training i think idk. they be the 3-6th graders. (just a heads up.. i have no idea if i am right about these grades or anything :P)
THEY are the loud ones... though, tis pretty fun to be a T+Ter, i am glad i am not anymore.

Trek- Jr. High! these guys have oddles more fun then anyone else in AWANA (in my opinion) they get to play basketball, watch some short funny videos, eat pizza... sometimes XD

LIT- Leaders in Training, these guys help the leaders and all that... and sometimes, we get to sit with each other and have a..a.. meeting (OO) we talk about deep subjects and such while eating root beer floats, or junk food. ha

so, depending on what you like to do, or how far you are in our book, you will either be happy or sad. i know most of the leaders are happy xD

HUZZAH! this next wednesday, we have the AWANA fair! tis where we get a bunch of old beat up games from the attic, along with a bouncy house! though...i may not get to go on ;(

especially since i will be working XD and putting people in the jail... muahahaha! beware my brothers! >:D
well, that is all, for now :P

~Always Hope~


Tuesday, April 13, 2010


A picture of the inside back cover of my copy of starlighter :)

signed by Amos lead singer of Attaboy hehe

and yes... i am nuts :P LOL

Monday, April 12, 2010

Word Verification

ok people, i have been forced to add the word thingy for the comments..
my very first blog ever got spammed with bad comments and such, so i had to delete it. i hope it does not happen here.

so sorry for the inconvenience. :)

Always Hope!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon

here be a few of my thoughts on the movie.

i really liked the movie :D the plot had some great twists in it (or at least, some that i did not expect). and the animation was pretty good ^_^

for beliefs and such, here is what i have to say...
they be vikings, so there are a few references to Thor and all those guys... just Thor mainly though :)

to yall that do not like all that kissing and stuff like that, don;t worry about it. well, until you hit the end :P

The movie was cute, Toothless was cute AND epic, :D a definite win in my book.

all in all, i give the movie 4.5 stars :D (the 5 stars be reserved for Lord of the Rings and those type of movies... lol)
i hope i have helped a little at least *salutes*
Always Hope!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


i have no idea if i be doing this right... lol :D
(wonders if it can be any book)
i was tagged at Storyteller: A Writer's Journey. ze rule of the tag is to list 8 books you would like to live in for a week, then tag 8 people. ^_^ here goes nothing...

Book 1: The Bones of Makaidos (Bryan Davis) gosh, i would love to fight alongside all those guys *laughs* and then... then comes the end... *clamps hand over mouth*

Book 2: The Final Storm (Wayne Thomas Batson) another great book :D i would LOVE to have some of that epic stew as well ;)

Book 3: The Angel Experiment (James Patterson) ah yes, living the life as part bird... flying through the air, beating up ugly wolf people, what could be better?

Book 4: Curse of the Spider King (Wayne Thomas Batson) AUUGHH!!! RUN AWAY FROM THE GIGANTIC SPIDERS!!! D: *runs*

Book 5: Starlighter (Bryan Davis) To the portal! slay the dragons! fight off the talking bears! WOOT!

Book 6: House (Ted Dekker) i would love to try to outwit the serial killer ^_^ and try to survive the first hour :P

Book 7: Arena (Karen Hancock (i think lol)) i have read this book at least 15 times :P never gets old. ^_^ 
i would love to evade the exploding rocks, and the man eating bee things... er, hhhmmm... O.o

Book 8: The Sword Bearer (John White) EXECUTE HIM! 

Now to tag eight people. I will comment on your blogs to let you know if you are tagged.

Blackberrymew,  The Ice Sword Chronicles

Kendra, ~Carpe Diem~

DJ, Hero's Chronicles

Keeneye, Whispered Roars

Eagles Wings, Eagle's Wings Eyrie

Millardthemk, Blender

Misty, Randomness! Amongst other stuff.

Betsy, Getting Loste

:D sorry all if you did not want me to tag you :O lol

ask, and it shall go away *bows*

Always Hope!


ahhh, Music... a very debatable subject for all, as everyone has different opinions, likes, preferences, etc.

take Millard and me for example... we be great friends, but we like different type of music.

I like some, if not most, skillet songs, a few by kutless, Attaboy (saw them in concert last night.) and other bands like them... lol too many to remember hehe.

Millard... to tell you the truth, i have no idea what his fav bands are :O i know David Crowder is one.. .and i cannot say i like them much lol.
whatever millard likes, i don't, and tis rare when we find a song we both like... :D

there be other people i know that have VERY similar tastes in music that i do... and that is great :D

what be your guys fav bands?

so much to post about... O.o

last night, Amos, the lead singer of Attaboy spoke to us about what Christianity is. and he made some good points!
the definition that an actual dictionary gives is "One who is a follower, or imitator of Jesus Christ."

i think it is pretty spot on.

but Amos had something to say about that...

"are we followers of Jesus? or followers of other Christians? do we imitate what they do? that would make us Christianians. in order to imitate Christ, we must read what he did, what he said. and then we can know how to imitate him."

awesome :D so awesome, tis why i be blogging about it lol

think he be right in saying that?

i brought starlighter to the concert... when i got there, all my friends were like, "Dude, you brought a book to a concert??"

yeah i did :P and it paid off.

we were in the gym of a high school, there were no chairs, so we had to sit on the floor. Red Umbrella just finished their songs, and i grabbed my book to read while everyone went out to halls and such to play some game and talk.

i was reading in front of the stage during a sort of intermission thing, and i look up as some of the band members from Attaboy pass by to go on stage and set up. the lead singer, Amos, glanced down at me, saw that i was reading a book, and instantly stopped to talk to me.

he asked me what book it was, who wrote it, what Genre it was in, how long it was and how far in it i was...
turns out he loves to read as well, and he said he was going to check it out later :D
after a minute, he asked me my name and we shook hands.

so, next time you go to a Attaboy concert, bring a book xD lol
but don't read it while they are playing :P lol

OH! yall will not believe this but...
Red umbrella sang about apple pie!
APPLE PIE! XD i was like, shocked :D

after Attaboy played their last song (or so they said) the crowd, a bunch of teenagers, chanted "Dangerous! Dangerous! Dangerous!"
so they played Dangerous... and boy, am i glad they did :D HUZZAH

i love concerts... i got right up next to the stage once, and man, it was LOUD. not too loud though, i could handle it (for a while)
don;t yall love the thumping in your chest from the drums? gosh... :D it was great.

for one who's writing is inspired by music, i must say... concerts rock ;)

after everything was over, the bands went in the halls and got wacky pictures and signed autographs. hehe... i had a crazy idea then, what if i got Amus to sign the back cover of my book?

i asked my friends and they were all like, "Go for it! I will laugh myself to sleep if you do!"
so i did, when i asked Amos to, he said, "Dude, i would be honored!" and he did :D

now on the back, it has a "Rock on, Amos" on it... :D:D hehe

well, i am going to stop there... what do yall think?

Always Hope!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


hhhmmm... i have gotten in to a debate with a few atheists recently... 2 of them actually, 1 yesterday and 1 the day before.
the first one i talked to did not know much about what she believed... i think she was just a atheist cause the general idea sounded appealing to her. when i started giving her some evidence supporting my claim and such, she had nothing to say in return... *shrugs* idk

the second one i spoke to said he once believed in God, but he is now a Atheist... we had a pretty good debate, did not go anywhere, but it was pretty good... got a tad frustrating O.o

it was not good that i did not know a whole lot of stuff either... perhaps i should stop debating? or i should listen to my science class harder...

what do yall think? be there enough evidence to blow Evolution out of the water? lol...