my new beginning

Jenny Lewis is the man! (this caption is funny)

Colbie Caillat’s video for Try is next nevel

LeBron James being a baller in more ways than one.

This dude has really grown up…

Kill the lights! I’ve seen too much.

haha, proud to be from Buffalo. here’s the new Every Time I Die video.

Happy 10th Anniversary

Underoath’s album “They’re Only Chasing Safety” turns 10 years old today. This album means so much to me that i have the words “I swear I’ll know your face in the crowd” from the song “Some Will Seek Forgiveness, Others Escape” permanently etched onto my skin.

It’s hard to tell you what this band and their music has done for me but somehow i feel like their music will always find me, even when, especially when, i feel alone.

Underoath got me into heavy music and made me see that it was indeed possible to make kickass music with great and meaningful lyrics.

man, i miss these guys

move over Marvel

Nikki Finke’s predictions on DC’s movie universe:

May 6, 2016 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
July 2016 – Shazam
Xmas 2016 – Sandman

May 2017 – Justice League
July 2017 – Wonder Woman
Xmas 2017 – Flash/Green Lantern

May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2

SPU shooting hero Jon Meis releases statement

Jon is a student at Seattle Pacific University, where he tackled a gunman last week after shooting a classmate. This is a statement he has made after being deemed a hero by his community. I think his attitude is something to strive for.

i know i am alive

over the last year or so, whenever i have seen on the News or read about a school shooting i seemed to just let out a big “we’re doomed” sort of a sigh. ya know the one, where it s just like what are we going to do? these things happen

for some reason, when i heard about the shooting at Seattle Pacific tonight, i felt it. it hit me. i got the whole package; the shakes, the chills, the tears. only one dead though. only three injured though. well, for whatever reason tonight i felt the weight of something like this, something i really have not felt since Aurora or Sandy Hook or Virginia Tech.

i think it was because it was a Christ-centered university. like the one i attend in the opposite corner of the country.

this made me think of something that happened last night. i dropped in on the high school students worship service at my home church last night. they were talking about Gospel Fluency and how one of the best ways to know what is the Gospel is to know what is not the Gospel. things like pleasure and prosperity and entitlement and legalism are not the Gospel of Jesus.

i thought about how so many people i know, Christians and not, don t understand the mental issues i deal with. they don t think that Christians deal with depression and suicide and addiction.

i felt this hard when i heard about today. i don t know any details about the shooting in Seattle but i know that pain doesn t take sides. death is written on all hearts and we all deal with questions and confusion.

i don t like that this keeps happening. i don t know why it does. but we need to not get used to it. we need to feel this pain. we have to let is wake us up so that this stops happening so often. one school shooting death is too many.

people have questions. all people do. people feel pain. all people do. i know i am alive because i have not yet become desensitized to these mass campus killings. it still hurts me. my heart is still heavy for these stories stopped short.

i know i am alive because i still feel like i have something to fight for. i feel like i still don t know exactly what is Gospel, but i want to know. i think that can help people.




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Pain demands to be felt.

damn, those last three minutes are good.

it s cool to see all of my high school classmates graduating this weekend. i wish i could be with you.

Most people get suicide, I guess; most people, even if it’s hidden deep down inside somewhere, can remember a time in their lives when they thought about whether they really wanted to wake up the next day. Wanting to die seems like it might be part of being alive.

– JJ in Nick Hornby’s A Long Way Down


#LOWBORN #Anberlin

Final Album, Final Tour

i don’t think you can be “reduced” to tears,

crying doesn’t mean weakness

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