Insane tests and car wrecks

December 10 2005
Well this morning I took the ACT. I think I underestimated it a little, especially the science part. It was insanely hard and I guessed on all of the science questions, except for a few. It was long boring, and I was glad to get out of there when it was over. Well anyway, after that me, Mere, Ami, Cole, and a few others left  and headed to La Siesta to eat lunch. I was right at the Northwoods entrance when Betsy Layne stopped her car to turn into Northwoods. I was going like 45 mph and I did NOT see it coming. I don't really know if she stopped suddenly, or if I just wasn't paying attention like I should have been. But when I looked up, I slammed on my brakes and swerved my car to the right and lost control, did a 360, and landed smack into a ditch. Lucky me. But praise God I didn't get hurt and amazingly enough...neither did my car. I don't hardly have a scratch to show for it. This guy helped me get my car out of the ditch so I was thankful for that. So yeah I def. stopped and thanked God for that. Well that's my story for the day. Have a good weekend everybody.



December 09 2005

Everybody can join my new group..."" JOIN NOW!!!!!!!!


Dear God...

December 07 2005
Thank you for building me into the christian that I am today. Thank you for continually growing me in Christ, and in your word. Thank you for such a great cloud of witnesses, for my brothers and my sisters in Christ. And father, I don't know where i'm going, but I trust you are leading me there. I trust YOU for total control in my life. Dear God, I am beginning to see the bigger picture. The bigger picture where you are GOD, and I am your servant. And Father, I realize now that I do not need more of you. I can't possibly get any more of you. You gave me all you had when you died on that cross for me. I know now, that you need LESS of me. So with that being said, I will take up my cross once more, and follow you. Lead me on, and I will run after You.


Reality Check

December 05 2005

I honestly dont know how I feel about online gathering places of "friends", people sum you up by a profile, they get to know you without seeing your face. We dont have to form relationships using people skills, we just find someone with like interests and comment them with no threat of rejection. People can be whoever they want to be on the computer. Do you honestly think they look like that in person? Do you really know any of these people? This is where life and fantasy cohabitate. Reality sometimes hurts. But it's called life, you can't live it behind a screen. Be human, be vulnerable, be real, be hurt, be rational, be flexible, learn, grow, move on. Be human once again.

Well that was just something I was thinking about. People love to blog their entire life over the internet, but sometimes they get stuck in a fantasy world. That's why I think those words are important.


I gotta have one of these...

December 03 2005

I guess if I can't have a real lightsaber, this is the next best thing. I mean come looks so amazingly real! I guess i'll have to save $100 to get one though...*sigh*

Sick Day

December 02 2005
Had a sick day today...felt nausiated, headache, and my digestive system doesn't want to cooperate with me. My plans for tonight, got cancelled. Ugh...what a terrible week. But hopefully the weekend will be better, and i'll be able to do something right for once. Sarah, I hope u feel better too!

Happy Birthday to Meredith!

~ Garrett

Bad day

December 01 2005
What a crap day. Ever have one of those? had SUCK in capitol letters written all over it. I got myself all worked up about something that didn't happen. I had like 2 homework assignments that I didn't even know about and therefore, did not turn in. My stupid 5th period teacher can't get my name right after having me in her class for an entire semester, and she calls this other guy Garrett. So when I try and correct her, she gets pissed off at me. Plus I just can't seem to do anything right. And to top it off, we lost our basketball game for a 3 point shot at the buzzer in overtime. I feel like being mad right now, so i'm gonna go be mad. I think I am entitled to be mad on days like these.Oh well, at least tomorrow is Friday. Maybe it will get a little better.

I thought of this songs that goes along with this day really encouraged me when I listented to it. It's by Relient K. Here's the chorus.

"More Than Useless" by Relient K

"But then, you assure me,
I'm a little more than useless,
When I think that I can't do this,
You promise me that i'll get through this,
and do something right, do something right for once."

Heavenly Skrilla

November 30 2005
Well things have been going great lately. I've been praying really hard about some things in my life, and I feel like i'm top of a spiritual mountain right now. I know this is all gonna pay off, one way or the other. I'm waiting on some answers from God in my life right now about several different things, and I know he is faithful and just to hear me. How awesome is our God!?!?! Just when I thought I was in a spiritual drought, God shows me the way out and with his help and the power that I have in Christ, I am able to get out of the dryness that has been holding me down in my walk. I feel equipt, ready to be used for his greater glory.

"How Can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you."
                      ~  Psalm 119:9-11

  In Christ,

Ordered me a little Christmas present...

November 26 2005

2.7 in. LCD Screen
3x Optical Zoom
5 Mega-Pixels
About the size of a credit card

Ohhh baby its got sexy written all over it.

Sorry if that sounds weird...but i'm just a freak for gadgets.

Pretty sweet eh?

Note to self

November 25 2005
Before eating left over turkey from thanksgiving...check to see if any of the sharp little bones are still in place before biting down. OUTCH!

You know what sucks?

November 24 2005

Being single in the holiday season.


November 23 2005
"...His word burns in my heart like a fire.  It's like a fire in my bones!  I am weary of holding it in!"
                       - Jeremiah 20:9

I was just sitting here thinking of one weekend last year...and that verse popped into my head. What a great verse to live by!


Lunch & Basketball

November 21 2005

Well I just ate lunch with my 3 heros...that's right...Clint Nadeau, J-Mo, and Chris Madison just came to lunch w/ me. WOW it was fun lol. J-Mo stood up and did his star wars impersonation and had all these people look and laughing with was so freakin hilarious. I love those guys.


S-I-E-G-E-L   N-A-T-I-O-N-!


November 20 2005
I know i'm gonna get crap for this but....HARRY POTTER IS A FLIPPIN RETARDED MOVIE!

So me, Meredith, Abi, and John went to see the new harry potter. Keep in mind that Abi and John are Harry Potter fans...Meredith and I are not. Mere and I kept telling each other that we should go see walk the line, and we almost left a couple of times. But we decided to stick it out and suffer through...for what reason I really don't know lol. We had fun anyway though. But anyway, I hear walk the line is an incredible movie. So i'm gonna go see it this week over the break probably. Hope u guy had a great weekend! Only 2 days left untill Thanksgiving break.



November 18 2005
Things are starting to look up a little for once in a while. It's the weekend, and Thanksgiving break is drawing close. It gives me a new motive and encourages me to keep going. After feeling so dry for so long, maybe it's just what I need.

Today was awesome to say the least. Ami Driver's surprise party was a BUTTLOAD of fun. I really love my friends...because they are the greatest gift God has given me other than my salvation.

So everyone seems to be getting sick lately? I just hope i'm able to avoid catching anything. It would suck to get sick over Thanksgiving Break.

Well since i'm not really writing about much of anything...i'll end it right there.



November 17 2005
My xanga has been shut down....GO PHUSEBOX!

What a butthead

November 16 2005

photo from G-MUNY


November 16 2005
Happy Birthday to Ami Driver! One of my best friends in the world!


November 14 2005

photo from G-MUNY

Well I know when people see entries this long they freak out and tell themselves "yeah right I wouldn't read that if I had all the time in the world." But this is what's been on my mind and i'd like to share it with you, if the 2 people that read this actually care.
    As I sat in bible study with the guys tonight, I began to reflect on the week. I thought about a typical day in the life of Garrett Daniel Haynes, and what that's like. Then I thought about how dry i've been lately. Dry in school, dry in a few of my relationships, but most importantly, dry in the relationship the matters the most. My relationship with my Savior. Then I got to is it that I got like this? How are christians that are so hydrated get so dry in the mouth? Then a word popped into my head. Motives. What are motives? For me, a motive is what makes me tick. I evolve myself around it. It keeps me going, fighting the good fight of faith, and gives me something to look forward to. Motive is the extra step that helps to push me over the line.
    I then realized that it wasn't that my motives were wrong, it's that I had no motives at all. Thanks to awesome spriritual leadership by those whos eyes have been cleared by God the father, Clint was able to help me see that God was actually testing me. He seems to be saying "what will you do, when there seems to be nothing but your salvation to keep you going." Let me ask you this question.

What will you do when you're in the trenches, when it all seems so hopeless....and there is nothing within the sight of a thousand miles to bring you hope? Will you keep fighting, or will you give in to the battle that seems so hopeless. Whether you would admit it or not, its a battle that we often do not want to fight. As a good friend of mine is very, very difficult to fight a battle that we do not want care about and do not want to win. If we are apathetic (meaning that we just don't care), then we have already been defeated.

Well that's what God's been laying on my heart. I wish you all a wonderful rest of the week. God bless.

In Christ,


November 10 2005
Belle Aire has our first basketball game tonight at St. Rose at 8:30! Roll Tide!

This is a picture from bad fad night that I stole from Meredith! From left to right its john, me (with the afro), meredith, alex, ben (lol), and ami and olivia on the bottom. That was soooo much fun. There are a few more pics on my photo box. So check 'em out.

photo from G-MUNY

edit: went and saw jarhead the other night. It had more cussing than an eminem cd and it had some "stuff" in it that the movie could have done without. The story, however, was pretty interesting. It showed the reality of being in a foreign country in the US Marines. Overall, i'd give it a 6 out of 10.


November 07 2005
the fall retreat was a blast. i'll leave it at that. i played paintball and amy roeger shot me in the buttocks, so now i can barely sit down. but it's all good. now i'm off to go read about 100 pages of a time to kill. good book + short attention span = me procrastinating. but at least its a great book. I hope u guys will pray for jennifer dillion and all of the dillon family b/c they are goin through some stuff right now. i'll be praying hardcore for them and i hope u guys will too.


November 04 2005

the legend of zorro movie was a HUGE disappointment ...

but i still have the best friends anyone could ask for...

although i'm a little suspicious about one or two of them...but it'll be ok

i'm going to the fall retreat at new frontiers this weekend...

gonna play me some paintball and go down a zipline...should be fun...

Even though its new frontiers and i've been there the past 4 years...but what can i say...

leave some comments.

love in Christ,



November 02 2005
I wanna take lauren nicdao's advice and break up with my high school. It's just not working out. I wanna go out with college.

The Judgment

October 30 2005
Tonight I went to the Judgment  House at the family worship center and it was me, ben, shelby, meredith, olivia, cole, michelle, and rachel randolf. It was WOW lol it was amazingly fun, yet amazingly scary. Thanks to my excessive weakness to blood and people slitting their wrists, I passed out on about the 5th scene. It was so crazy I was only out for a few seconds but I woke up on the floor with people all around me and it was just...crazy. But anyway I felt better almost immediately and so I was able to finish the tour. It was really good. I would recommend it unless you're really sensitive to blood like me. It was fake, but they did a pretty darn good job of making it look real. Well that's my story for the day....unfortuneately this hasn't been the first time that this has happened...I really HATE it when it happens. Out of all the things, God had to give me a certain sensitiveness towards blood and slitting wrists. But I guess I shouldn't complain because I have so much to be thankful for. When things like that happen it makes me turn my eyes toward heaven and get a reality check of how blessed I truly am. It reminds me that our time on this earth is short, and we have so much to live for. I hope that is an encouragement to yall.  I hope yall have a great week. God bless.


Rosa Parks

October 25 2005
Well guys if you haven't heard already...Rosa Parks died. That is quite sad. But to be honest with you, I didn't know she was still alive. I was surfing the internet in 4th period today and saw an add on that she had died. So the next time you say "Rosa Parks!" when you are saving a seat, you can do it not only to claim your seat but also in remembrance of the role model Rosa Parks.