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Wedding Presents

Posted in Uncategorized by starvingsteve on July 29, 2008

This is what I’m going to give my wife when we’re married.


Girl Talk

Posted in Uncategorized by starvingsteve on July 25, 2008

No, it’s not a clever blog post title, I really want to talk about Girl Talk. He’s a DJ. He makes mashups. He’s pretty sweet. I don’t know how else to describe this guy. Basically he just takes an acoustic sample and puts it to the beat of another sample.  But it’s fun.  In his last album, he put ‘The Whisper Song’ to ‘Bittersweet Symphony.’  I laughed out loud.  His earlier stuff kinda sucks though…

If you’ve heard “The Gray Album” by DJ Danger Mouse, it’s in the same vein, except each track contains a bajillion different songs. In my opinion, this makes it better, though I guess some purists would object. Instead of listening to me stumble around trying to describe it, download it here!

Note, since he uses a lot of rap songs, and rap songs being what they are, it goes without saying that it’s explicit but I guess I’ll just say it anyways.


Posted in Uncategorized by starvingsteve on July 21, 2008

Yesterday was praise night. Doing skits again for the first time since Mexico made me realize how much I miss Mexico. And while there were all the funny moments and great stories from that trip, one of the things I miss the most is the time of prayer before we started the days’ activities. Looking back on those times, I’ve come to realize what it means to desperately seek the Lord in prayer, crying out to Him knowing that with all of our deficiencies, failure is inevitable. That’s what made what happened so much more incredible, seeing how we could actually be used to do the work of God. I miss those times.

But those times can be now too. Just because the location changes, it doesn’t mean anything else has to. That was what I thought I learned in Mexico, but that’s the lesson that I forgot the fastest. Once everything became comfortable again, pushing myself spiritually seemed to become less of a necessity, having an urgency for lost souls suddenly seemed like a “Mexico thing.”

Praise night was a disaster for me. All I could think about was Mexico, and what was different. How I had no passion while doing these skits. I knew what I was supposed to feel for the people in the audience, but what I actually felt was nothing. I was going through the motions of serving but not having that heart. Praise night was my wakeup call. I can feel God telling me to wakeup before it’s too late, before that one month in Mexico becomes a good experience and not a catalyst for life change.

And I know where it starts. If we did anything before that trip, it was pray. If there was one thing we could have done more of during that trip, it was to pray. Remember Galaxia. Remember what didn’t happen that morning? That’s why I don’t want to forget it.


I’ll have mine medium

Posted in Uncategorized by starvingsteve on July 17, 2008

WordPress. Seems like the Mac of blogging. “So easy to use!” “Everyone’s switching!” “It makes me better than you!” Just kidding on the last one.

So here I am, here.

Just a disclaimer, there is probably going to be nothing useful posted on here. I know the layout of WordPress can make anything look sophisticated and cool but I think most of my topics are going to revolve around poop. There’s plenty of depth and enough talk to be found out there on the internet, and I’ll try and avoid being another voice buzzing around and adding to the noise.

So I’ll conclude my first post on WordPress with an update of how I’m pooping. And all I have to say is that it’s solid and very smelly.

Enjoy folks.

Oh wait, I lied. I’m going to end this first post talking about medium. The title might imply that I like my steak cooked medium. That’s a lie. Medium and beef jerky are about the same degree of cooked in my book. I don’t have very good editors.

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