Tuesday, December 16, 2008
My butt has been kicked. I have no idea how I made it through this last semester at school, and at life in general.
It has been tough to say the least. I passed all of my classes, wooo hooo!
Financially it has been tight and my internet access has been sporadic. But there is light at the end of the tunnel!
My family and I are moving to the campus! Bills will be much cheaper, grades will go up, and driving time will be nil.
Thanks for all of your prayers, I could not have done it without them.
I will be back to posting at least once a week.
Blessings and Grace to all!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
In particular, Lena asks for prayers that our little baby will nurse or be strong enough to feed from a bottle on her own. If Sarah is given a feeding tube, the hope is that it will be temporary. The feeding tubes will sometimes cause fatal infections in these infants, so nursing would be a really huge blessing.
Please put the Hudson family on all of your prayerlists.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
It was reassuring. I may be back in the real world but God is with me too.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
They tell you to be careful what you put on the internet because it may, cost you job.
Little did I know a secret documentary I made in the late 80's with my best friend Michael Wilson would one day find the light of day.
We took off of a journey of epic proportions. In search of the ultimate big-foot, Elvis Presley.
Did we find him?
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
I finished my math yesterday!
I have a few papers to write, and take one more final.
My first year of school will be finished!
I could not have done it without Him!
Praise to my Lord and Savior!
More coming soon.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I have a confession to make.
I have really blown it this year.
Between school, life, and my own recalcitrant nature, I have completely let my recovery fall by the wayside like a hitch-hiker dissapating in the rearview mirror.
Lack of program + not being a part of something greater than myself has left me bailing water from a cardboard boat in the middle of some giant rapids.
My reaction to life in most cases is panic. And I have found myself hiding from me and my God in an attempt to somehow make it right. Of course this does nothing but worsen the problem.
Life is hidden with rocky shoals and I have done nothing less than chunked my paddle overboard. My knuckles seem to be permanently white.
I have finally recognized this and am taking steps (get it "steps") to rectify where I have gone wrong.
Anyone have a tow-rope?
I know who does.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Oh man, what an awesome day. Seventy something degrees, the wind gusting to twenty miles per-hour, and crystal clear sunshine on a poofy cloud day.
I to want walk barefoot in the fresh grass, and just sit with the sun in my face.
I praise God for the life giving sunshine and the renewing of my spirit.
Each year there comes a time for me when when I realize, winter is over, Spring is here, and there is no more seasonal depression.
Like electroshock therapy, last year's traumas are magically wiped away. Fortunately. I get to retain most of my personality.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
This has been increasingly detrimental to my educational career. I have just been able to pull enough text out of my grey matter to get by.
Our mission was to repair some plumbing for the bathrooms on the church propertyand to sand and revarnish twenty-one pews.
The group I traveled with were a great bunch of people. All were 21 and under except for the faculty advisor who had me by six years. (I wasn't the oldest!)
Arizona time is slow time. Church property is fast time. The church is one hour ahead. The state does not recognize daylight savings time, but the church does.
The culture of the Navajo is so simplistic. Everything is what it is. I don't think I can properly put it into words. They are a beautiful minded society.
The kids I traveled with were so awesome. They were smart, funny, and serious about their commitment to Jesus. There was a true light shining from each of them, untainted, or jaded yet by the world around them. I felt a joy as my personal cynicism melted while I was gone.
I found myself wanting to be untarnished by the world, and for a while, in that moment my childlike purity returned.
I'll never forget that.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I know, dangerous eh?
Some of you can smell the smoke coming from my ears.
My family and I are headed off to church today for the first time in a month two.
Before the gasps and the judgment, let me explain.
When my family and I came to the Tyler, Texas, area for me to start school I was on a high. I was Mr. Recovery, Mr. Church, Mr. on his way to become a pastor by going to University.
Did I act this way? Nope. In true passive aggressive fashion when I did not recieve the welcome I felt I deserved I backed off. Kept my toe in like the co-dependent I am and ran like a scared rabbit the first chance I got.
Throw in my bi-polar, self-esteem issues and I had effectively isolated myself like a smoker in California.
School and my Job were different. I had to be there everyday. The longer I have stayed the more friends I have made. (ugh, I didn't mean to rhyme.)
So we are off to church today.
With true broken humility.
I might even wear a tie.
PS. A few changes, I have created another blog, Nausea. I havn't felt right posting worldly stuff on Hallelujahs. News, politics, etc. Please check it out. Helen, I will be disapointed if you don't call me on my stuff over there, You can reach it here.
Fellow bloggers, if you would like a link posted on the new blog let me know. Since its orientation is different than Hallelujahs I wanted to ask first.
Love you guys
Friday, January 11, 2008
I have been offered a slot in a class called physical settings of the Bible, a ten day trip to Israel that counts for three hours of upper Bible credit, and will be a wonderful addition to my education. It will give me a better understanding of how great our God is by walking in His very footsteps.
This will be no picnic joyride. Our group will be gone for ten days. From early dawn until late night we will tour Galilee, Jerusalem, Beershiva, En Gedi, Gath, Capernaum, and many more places.
I need your help.
Please pray, to see, feel, and hear whether you are led to help out.
Po Box 7001 #1876
Longview, Texas 75607
Thank you for your consideration and may God bless you.