Thursday, April 30, 2009

Archery and The Door Within

Man... I'm a terrible poster!!! Sorry for not writing an entry for ages!!! Anyway, I recieved the oppertunity to, with my coop, try archery at this suvival class thing... And it-is-AWESOME!!! First off, our instructor talked about safety but then afterwards he told us all to find out which of our eyes was dominant. Once I discovered I was left-eyed, he produced a lefty bow for me... Then he taught us how to position ourselves, hold the bow, pull back the bowstring, how far back to pull the string, ect. until we finally we started shooting. I was really nervous because I didn't think I'd be able to handle the compound bow well with my left hand, but I attemped it nevertheless and was instantly rewarded with a shaft pinned on the target's bulls-eye. Exhilerated, I continued to practice until unfortunately, are archery period ended...

Another highlight of the this week has been reading. I'm currently rereading the Door Within Trilogy, and I'm constantly amazed by the author's (Wayne Thomas Batson) skill. He's incredibly talented at writing and his books are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! If any of you haven't already devoured his Door Within Trilogy, I strongly recommend reading it!!!

Well... I don't really have anything else to say so I think I'm going to end this post.
Until next time! Namarie! (I think that word means Good-Bye in elvish but I'm not certain) :-)


Friday, April 17, 2009


Alright, I've gotten tagged twice now by Earwen and Hannah... I think I know how to do them so here I go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was born in Minnesota, and then when I hadn't even turned one yet, my parents decided to become missionaries in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia). So my whole family (My dad, mom, brother, and me) set out for our destination. When we arrived, my family settled into a beautiful house in Dubai (this place in the Middle East). Once there, my mom and dad recieved teaching jobs at schools, planning to try introducing christianity to fellow teachers and the kids. During my mom and dad's work hours, I stayed in the care of an Irish nanny named, "Mrs. Kay." She was soooo cool!!! After four years of Middle Eastern missionary work, my parents decided it was time to return to the Untited States.

Boarding a plane after saying many difficult goodbyes, my family left the Middle East, both saddened by the thought of leaving so many good friends, and excited to return to so many others.

When I arrived at the states, I was four years old and completely mystified by how strange it was here. No desert. No camels. None of that. Only beautiful woods, fields, and massive buildings. My family then purchased a house in Minnesota near our relatives, and almost immediately afterwards I met TONS of spectacular friends.
Well... That was pretty much the most interesting stage of my life... I'm still living in Minnesota: A Homeschooler, Book & Writing Lover, Guitarist, Pianist, Sport Participant, E-mailer, Gamer, Blogger and most importantly... A follower of Jesus Christ!

I wish I could say more but I gtg... I hope I did a good job with these tags!!!

Jake <><

PS: My friend just made a blog. Here's the link:
It's really cool and I think you'd all like it, so check it out!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thoughts of a Warrior

It's settled!!! The title "Thoughts of a Warrior" earned the most votes, so it has officially replaced the name "Jake's Auspicious Blog" and become my blog's new, and permanent blog title!!! The quote under the title is from one of my favorite books, The Door Within: One of the best novels In The WORLD!!!!!!

Aside from getting a new blog title, I've also been tagged twice now by Earwen and Hannah... So just to let you guys know, I'll try to do those as soon as I can when I have enough time.

Alright, I gtg, cya y'all later!!!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter and... A New Blog Title???

Well, Easter just finished... On Good Friday I attended a service at a Church (Open Door) where I watched and listened to a both touching and eye-opening presentation of everything Jesus went through to save all of us sinners and wretches. Then on Sunday, I celebrated Easter at my church, and with my relatives... It was absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!
Alright, so lately, I've been wondering wether or not I should change the title of my blog... I mean, doesn't it sound kind of lame??? "Jake's Auspicious Blog." I'm making a poll right now so I can see what you all think so please vote so I know what to do!!! Thanks!!!


Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Break, Award, and Followers

Alright, my spring break just ended, and it was one of the best weeks of my life!!! I was able to hang out with friends alot, visit MOA (Mall of America) where I tried out the Nick Theme Park and read fantastic new novels at Barnes & Noble, and went to IKEAH where I devoured a delicious meal of Swedish meatballs... *contented sigh* It was a blast!
Anyway, I just recieved my first award!!! Alright, so it is kind of girly, but hey, I've been really wanting an award lately so thank you Hannah for awarding my blog!!!

Hmmm, what else to say... Well, I really want more followers so don't hesitate to follow my blog if you aren't already doing so. Thanks!!!

I'm going to go write now so cya y'all later and God bless!!!