February 14 2006
Thanks all you who prayed for me and my test. I think i did ok, so praise God for that haha. Even if i didnt, I prepared the best way i could so i can't be disapointed in what i get. Anyways I can rest in the fact that its all in God's hands now. Thanks for praying

Fish in the sea

February 14 2006
I just thought i would say I have had a first in the life of JMO tonight...... There is a girl that is absolutly gorgious and  i have always wished i could have just one chance to hook up with..... I always thought i would be the luckiest guy to even get to talk with her..... well tonight i began to think..... and this is what came out....She would be lucky to hook up with me! Wow i couldnt beleive that went through my head and out my mouth. I mean all this time i have put this girl up on a pedastool and i am finally begining to find my identity in God instead of what girls think and in turn that causes me to view my self worth as what God sees. Now, i DO NOT say this to sound cocky or look at me the super christian, but instead to praise God for helping me and continuing to help me find identity in him. I dunno, you might have to know me to understand where i am coming from. But this was a hurge deal haha. Maybe even if you know me you can't understand.... Maybe i just understand.... oh well it excites me that i have reached a point where i can say that and mean it. 


February 13 2006
GREEEEEEEEEK!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! TOOOOOOOOO MUCH GREEEEEEEEEEEK! If you would like to pray for me, I would appreciate your prayers. I have a test tomorrow 8:00 - 9:30. Thanks so much! 

Snow Man KILLER!!!!

February 11 2006

Who kills Snow Men? Be honest? Who walks past a snow man and
their heart starts pumping faster and there mind start contemplating how to
murder the little mound of snow? Seriously! I made a flippin sweet snow man
with Matt at 1:30 this morning and
we sat it on top of my dad's car. I was going to  take a picture of it
when i woke up so i could post it but when I looked out the window horror
struck me! There my little snow man was, or at least what was left, strewn in
the street with no regard to the humanity! I couldn't look anymore! That little
man's life was cut short because of a serial murderer! I wonder what went
through the murderer's mind as he was slaying my poor defenseless snowman to
the ground! That little bundle of joy that brought joy to on passers was murdered
by some senseless person out there. I warn you, Beware! he or she is still roaming
the streets of Murfreesboro! 

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

February 11 2006
I just wanted to say thank you to all the people who left me a birthday message! It really meant a lot. I guess turning 20 aint so bad afterall..... Have a great day!


February 08 2006
OLD thats what i am! OLD! I am no longer a teen. I have been growing up all my life, now i am just going to be growing old. My bones are not what they used to be. My vision is leaving me. I am finding I am making new noises when i sit down or stand up. I take IB Profin like its going out of style. All of these are signs of the times to come. Anyways all this oldness got me thinking about my life. With my new first digit comes new resolutions. I am setting out to turn back time and in doing this I am setting guidlines for my life. Here are a few. I am setting out to not become dependant on depends (at least for another 10 yrs) I am determined to never say my music is too loud. I am determined to stay hip with the hipity hip culture. I am determined to not become a square or a trinagle for that matter. And last but not least, I am determined to not to become dependant on Beano for gas releif. These are just a few of my resolutions. If you have any ideas or words of wisdom for an old man on his downhill slope please feel free to share.


February 06 2006
Im lonely.

pray for the greek

January 30 2006
Hey, just thought i would tell anyone who is interested that i have a greek exam tomorrow..... so i am fixin to pull my first all nighter this semester to make sure i am ready for it. Ummmmm so the test is at 8:00 - 9:30 tomorrow so i would appreciate any prayer. Thanks so much. I hope everyone has a good time sleeping while i am doing the greek. Oh the things i do for this class......

Can I get a BOOOYAAAA?

January 29 2006
IF YOU THINK 3 FOR THE SON WAS AMAZING! honk your horn......... no wait that wont work........ give me a big BOOOOYAAAAA!

Praise God for what He did this weekend!

How great is our God!

January 17 2006

How great is our God! How amazing is our Father! From the beginning
of time to the very end he is the same! Never changing, never ceasing to wonderfully
wanting to mold us into His beautiful and perfect picture of what we were created to be. How great is OUR God!
He has given us victory over this world! He has given us the story of all
stories to go and share!!! He has given us divine gifts to strategically stir
his ongoing story to come into fruitation! How GREAT is our God! He has given
us, mere vapors, the privilege to team up with Him, The Creator of ALL, to help
in this divine story He has set into motion! How great is our God! The earth is
filled with His glory! May we not hinder Him in where he wants to take us and
use us! May we have soft hearts to hear the voice of the living God! May this
generation go out to the ends of the earth and proclaim His wonderful name!!!!!
HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD! We love you God! We want to see you move in our
generation! We want to see you change our hearts and set them on fire for you!
Oh God we love you and want to be used by you! How great is our God! How great
is our God! How great is our God!

New classes

January 17 2006
Aright so i went to the class i didnt go to the first two times today. It is so stinkin awesome. It is called spiritual formation of a minister and it is hopefully going to be awesome! I really liked the first class (third for everyone else lol) Anyways just thought i would share i am excited about the class!!!!! PS i like how i got no remarks on my last post I see that no one cares about the mustang haha but you know what its somthing i like doing so...... BOOOOOOYAAAAAA! haha yall have a good day!

In Him,

Stangsta' is coming along

January 16 2006
I am so excited about my car right now. I got some plans that are coming together very nicely and it is turning out really good! Hey i got a question.... does anyone know any really good junk yards around murfreesboro? I know thats random but if you know of any please leave me some info. anyways back to getting high on paint fumes in my closet! HAHA good times.... not really, im getting a head ache but its all in good cause - the stangsta will be beutiful! booyaaaa!


January 14 2006

Random words from jonathan

January 13 2006
Hello to all..... I hope that everyone is having a great day. My day is great, I am sitting here in my dorm in my pj's fixin to take a nap so things are good in the life of J-MO. I am officially done with my first week of school. I am hoping that I can get into the groove quickly with everything. There is still one class i have yet to go to so I am not sure how well everything is going to mesh after i see what it will require of me. - - - But yea the three day weekend is going to be great. I am really looking foward to the lock in. It should be a lot of fun. Even more because i have no school the next day haha unlike the last time we did it. OOOOOO what a stupid thing for me to do. But that was me then and now..... well i guess i havnt changed much. haha Anyways, - - - I hope that all of you are having a great day. I have been thinking a lot about my friends and old friends lately and I have to say it makes me realize how much God has blessed me with friends that are so encouraging to me. I can't possibly see how much each little conversation and friendship has influenced me to the place i am today. Anyways just a little though and a praise for God...OH what was that...... ahhhhh yes that's my bed calling my name. I have to go so i will post ya later.

In Him,

First two days of school

January 10 2006

Well things seem to be shaping up pretty good this semester.
I am taking 17 hours so I am nervous about doing that with greek but I think it
will be aright if I stay on top of everything. Anyways all that said it will be
difficult but not impossible. I am really looking forward to everything. Though
I am looking forward to this semester, I feel like there is a empty place in me
when I am here at lipscomb. I feel so out of the loop but at the same time I
feel a longing to really love lipscomb. I can feel myself warming up to
lipscomb but at the same time it is such a struggle to stay here. I don't
know.... I am praying that god will soften my heart to lipscomb even more than
he already has. I just want to love being here because it is hard to show Christ
to people when I feel so out of the loop and constantly having a bitter taste
in my mouth about the whole experience. Yet through everything I know that God
is taking me through this process here at lipscomb to teach me new and exciting
things! I have been coming to a realization that nothing in my life and in what
I do is wasted because of who I am following. So it is up to me to trust. Trust
that God has a plan even in a time when I feel I am insignificant to the people
and places around me. Trust....... I really need to work on that. Anyways if
yall want a few things to pray about.... just pray that god will bless my
efforts this semester. Pray also that God will soften my heart to lipscomb and
that I will begin to feel included. Pray also that God will just be on this
campus and that people can't help but see him moving.

Dear Lord, Thank you so much for everything you have blessed me with here
at Lipscomb. You are so amazing God! You have set me free and there is no
possible way I can repay you or thank you enough for that! I thank you god for
being so merciful toward me when I fail to spend time with you. I will never be
able to understand the fullness of your love for me. You are amazing God! I
offer to you this semester here at lipscomb. I commit my life to you and I commit
that I will strive to show you this semester in every and any way I can. Lord I
pray that you will help me to keep this promise to you. Please Lord help me
stay focused on you and your will for my life. Please give me even more of a
passion to strive after you and to strive after an intimate relationship with
you that is fruitful to others. I know that I am not the perfect candidate for
you to use but I give thanks in advance because I know that you are going to
use me this semester and I know I am not worthy of that yet you offer blessings
to me one after another that I do not deserve because you love me so much. Thank
you! God I pray that you will help me trust in your timing and in your plan for
me this semester. I thank you for setting forth this plan even before I was
born and putting me in this positions to carry out your plan for my life! I
love you God! I can't express that enough to you or to anybody else but you
know my heart and I pray that it's longings will speak more for me than my
actions or words. God please keep me humble this semester. Please help me to
find a belonging in you and to let that be enough for me. Please God show me
more and more that my relationship with you will sustain me even when I feel
left out here at lipscomb. Lord please soften my heart to lipscomb and the
students here. Please lord don’t let me have any pre conceived views about the
people around me. In other words please help me to see them through your eyes
and help me love them for what you see and not what the world sees. God I pray
your blessings over this campus. Please lord have your hand on the faculty’s
and student’s hearts and teach and grow each of them. God I pray and overall blessing
over each college campus in America.
I pray that your presence will be felt on each of those campuses. I pray that
you will raise up leaders and give them courage to lead their campus to your
side. God I thank you for what I can see you doing all around me! Thanks you so
much for what you have already done for me and what you will continue to do. I
pray that you will shape me and mold me into a man of God that will lead people
into seeing you and your heart for us. I pray that you will continue to teach
me new things and continue to refine me no matter what it takes. I want to
serve you lord! God you are so amazing!

Finals are OVER!

December 14 2005
Oh it feels great to have finals over! I wish all of you who still have them the best. Just keep truckin along. Anyhoo just wanted to express my joy!

To Shelby - I LIKE BEANS!!!!! haha

Yall have a great day!

Sermon on John 21

November 29 2005
Well I thought my sermon went well today, praise God. But then I went to ask my teacher what he thought of it and well....... He wasnt too fond to say the least! I am so mad cuz i try so hard but I am so stinkin afraid of public speaking and it is hard enough for me to even be able to say a word much less a whole sermon. Yet I want to do good so bad! I just wish it came natural to me. I think I am going to go back and talk to him again and try to get some advices. oh well at lest I am done with the class. But this goes beyond this class, I want to be good at preaching and I feel like this class didnt help a whole lot. I just got up there and tried to get it right with nothing to show for it. 


November 15 2005
Ok well the sermon went well. I was really excited about it and at the same time nervous but a lot less than last sermon. Thank you to all who helped me with ideas. They really did help a lot. Anyhoo Im gonna take a nap if i can calm down a bit. Speaking always shoots my nerves. Oh well talk to yall later. Again thanks for everything.

In Him,

first draft

November 14 2005

$100 bill illustration

Movie Clip


Why are we in college right now? Why is there a sense of
need to go to college to attain a job description with a bigger pay check? Why
is money so important to us? Why do we do what we do for money? We live in a
world that revolves around money - that is why. Without money this world would
supposedly fall apart. This world says that money is the most important thing
in life. This world says that money is what brings us happiness. The world says
without money we will starve and not live in comfort. The world says we should
gain money so we can eat, drink, and be marry. The world revolves around money.
Why do people buy into these lies? We as Christians are called to a higher
calling. We are no longer the world’s, we are God’s people. You see, we have
been tricked into thinking being blessed = God is happy with what we are doing.
There is story after story of godly people suffering and not being “blessed” in
our eyes. God cares more about what we do for him while we are here than what
we can accomplish while here. Take care, protect yourself against the least bit
of greed. Life is not defined by what you have, even when you have a lot. The
man in this story was letting greed for money get in the way of his
relationship with his brother. This man was missing the whole point of life. He
was tricked by the devil into not realizing the real meaning in life. Many ask
“what is the meaning of life?” I say it is to love God and to love others. Or
in short – relationships. We so often sacrifice both of these by giving our
time and energy trying to attain comfort in this world. We go to work every day
using the time God has blessed us with to gain more money. Why? When we die
what good will it do? Fool! Tonight you die. And your barn full of goods – who
gets it? Why then do we so easily loose sight of what really matters for the
sake of gaining wealth and comfort? You see the devil packages this idea of God
wanting only the best for his children in such an appealing package. We are
tricked into thinking what is “best” is what God wants. But what defines
“best?” You see that is where the devil has tricked us. We so often are tricked
into thinking what we think is best must be at least close to what God wants.
But that view is so tainted by the world and its standards that we can be so
farm from what God wants and not even realize it. You see God KNOWS what will
ultimately make us happy. He sees the whole eternal picture. He knows that the
only thing that will matter when we die is the relationships we had. Love God,
love others. So then it is important to shake off the devils schemes and wake
up to what God has shown us. It is not wrong to have money. In fact, money can
be used to further God’s will. But we should be extremely careful because the
devil uses this to twist our views and make us miss God’s will completely thinking
we have it figured out. Ultimately all of this comes down to personal searching
with God. There is no straight answer to how we should attain and use money.
This is a song describing a man that has missed that point in life and has
continued to chase down that American dream and missed what life was. I hope
and truly pray that I will not fall into the same trap the devil has set for
me. I pray that God will keep me focused enough on him and his words that I
will not be deceived by the devil. When I play this song listen to the words
and re-examine what your views are about money.


November 14 2005
I NEED YOUR HELP....Aright so here is the deal.  I have a sermon that i have to do tomorrow in class and I need some ideas. I need any ideas yall have or insights you have about the scripture. Please do not feel like your comment wont help I can use anything. THANKS!!!!

So here is the text :    Luke 12:13-21

13 Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."

14 Jesus replied, "Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?" 15 Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."

16 And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. 17 He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.'

18 "Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." ' 

20 "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'

21 "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."
(from New International Version)

Thanks again. Anything you can think of that would make this text into an interesting sermon. Thanks