The Chronicles of The Best They Ever Had

Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. -Acts 2:43-47

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

My new outlook

I read this devotion last night, that basically said that most Christians are afraid to take the jump into full commitment. We spend so much of our time saying that we devote all of our life to God, but not actually acting on it. I really noticed that lately this has been me. I say that I want to grow, but yet make no attempts to change my life. Like the devotion said, I am too scared to ruin my own reputation for my faith. Instead, I need to basically live everything in him, even though it will upset those around me. This is true concept, as I have realized lately. I finally decided to make the attempt to devote EVERY single aspect of my life. As I know this will be a hard step, I am taking it one baby step at a time. Each week, or every other week, I am choosing a different habit to cutt out of my lifestyle, a habit that does not glorify God. While I know I am not being heathonous (spelling check on that), I know that I could be much more holy than I am now. It has started with a single baby step, and I am working toward giving up one of my bad habits. Keep me to this plan of action, right now i think it is the only thing that can guarentee a closer relationship.

The Chronicles of The Best They Ever Had

The Chronicles of The Best They Ever Had

Hmm sorry haven't written in a while, forgotten the website. I tell you what it is so hard to help people. I try but this person just refuses to be helped, I think. This person wonders why I don't like hanging out with them and their freinds, and I think to myself, WHY DO YOU THINK!!! Let's see drinking and partying on weekends being with othere people's boyfreinds why do you think poeple don't feel for you. You hurt yourself. Evewr had to deal with people like this, it's pretty tough? Anyway how is everyone?

I will post later on.

Some of you guys were talking about things to do with the staff at camp, like a daily meeting for support staff. This short article thingy has some good stuff to keep in mind.


I forgot to mention

CAMPUS HARVEST!!! If you wanna have a truly amazing life changing experience and deep encounter with God, you gotta come to Campus Harvest '05. Seriously guys, when i went last year i thought "this will probably be a great retreat and i'll learn a lot about God, but it wont be life changing any more than most retreats i've been on." But man, i was oh so wrong. Anybody who is reading this should come. Its a weekend long event at my church in Durham and is the gathering of all of the VCM campus ministries from around the country. Its on april fools weekend and it only costs $50. If money is a problem, i will pay for you. Anywho, if you wanna come talk to me and go to I know its a long ways off, but i'm excited...we got some brochures for it yesterday.


Crazy coolness verse

I'm not so crazy over christmas music like you folks. Its fun, but the best christmas music is the worship-type songs, so i figure why not just listen to any worship music? Also, theres no need to listen to that Hanson crap....i cant believe you guys, dont get near me with that stuff.
On a more positive note, check this out in Isaiah 61:1-6--

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives,
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to problcaim the year of the LORD's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion--
to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.
Aliens will shepher your flocks;
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
And you will be called priests of the LORD,
you will be named ministers of our God.

WOW!!! That is simple amazing!!! This passage lays out our duty as followers of God and as those who have received His amazing gift of abundant life. There are SOOO many people out there hurting and in need of God. We walk past tons of them every day. This passage talks about those who are grieving, morning, and in despair. We used to be just like them, but God came and changed all of that for joy, beauty, hope, and righteousness. So we need to do the same--take this wonderfully amazing gift that God gave us and help those in despair. In verse 4 it talks about rebuilding the ruined cities. We need to rebuild the ruined cities of our campuses. Its an amazing thought! But its more than a thought. This verse says "They will..." Thats a promise from God that we can take hold of and know that it will happen even if it doesnt happen in our time. Also, in verse 6 it says that we are priests and ministers--each and every one of us has something to give to those hurting people.
Man, thats an awesome verse. I should read Isaiah more.


Monday, November 29, 2004

Bring on the Christmas Music: Vol. 2

Hanson's Snowed In has come out into earshot a few times here too. But I do have to say that Relient K's Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand and the ORIGINAL Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Soundtrack with Burl Ives are getting the most play time right now.

11 days and then I'm home for Christmas--one semester of college down! Too bad I still don't know what I want to do. My advisor says I need to really start considering possible majors. Hmm.

The mistletoe that I put in my suite has turned out to be quite a success. Allison kissed me on the cheek today. We've considered making it "hugging only" mistletoe because we are good, clean girls and we just don't go 'round kissing people. Besides, I bet it's more fun to tackle an unsuspecting visitor than to try to kiss them on the cheek. And just for the record, Miss Currie, who said that I was going to get in trouble--I would just like to let her know that I have not attempted to kiss anyone, nor do I have the desire to. Welllll...maybe if Miss Currie were here, I'd give her a little smooch.... ;) And...there is evidence posted on this journal that I am very willing to receive a puckered set of lips from Petra.

I guess you boys are just out of luck.

Some you kids are lacking in your number of posts. We gotta work on that.

J to the M

Bring on the Christmas Music

So guys, with Thanksgiving out of the way, we can officially allow ourselves to get into the Christmas Spirit. Isn't is great? The means bring out the holly, the mistletoe, the colorful lights, and your choice of the Hanson, N*Sync, or Hilary Duff Christmas CDs.

Its kind of hard to believe that in two about two weeks some of us will be completing our first semesters of college. Time really does fly. hehe.

So yeah, my thanksgiving was good I would say. Smaller than usual, due to two of my brothers not gracing us with their presence which led to the greater tragedy of no traditional fooseball tournment. They say they couldnt come because of girlfriends and work, I say they were scared too lose...AGAIN, like they do every year :)

Like I mentioned somewhere on here, I got to home for thanksgiving, which was so nice. I got to fondu and babysit the McCrackins all in the same day. Molto bene. I didnt get to go shopping at all over the break which was quite depressing because I need to get a move on the christmas shopping, but oh well.

Now I am back to school and absolutely bored. Its like class stopped or something. I dont have anything due in anything. Sure I have an Italian final on Thursday and a math test on Friday, but its only Monday. And I am bored...

Ok well I am gonna go now, but I hope you all had marvelous breaks and are counting down the days until Christmas like me. God Bless


Sunday, November 28, 2004

Thanksgiving in Missouri

I just got back from a 14 hour ride home. Crazy long ride, but great thanksgiving. It turns out that I actually get along with my brother now. Amazing how that works, that you dont like your siblings until you cant see them. Other than that, ate a lot of food. Always great to get rounded around the holidays. Hope you guys all had a great thanksgiving.

Friday, November 26, 2004

Happy Holidays

Hey kids,
I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving! I ate so much. Pre-feast weight: 125 lbs. That night, about 2 hours after dinner I weighed myself again, and I had gained a good, solid 3 lbs. I am sure that if I had weighed myself right after dinner, I could have pulled off 130. Go me on shoving all that turkey and stuffing down my pie hole. ;)

And, some bad news, as of right now, I can't go to the staff reunion.

less than three ;)

Monday, November 22, 2004

Physics is Hitler

So, I must say, I have deep hatred for physics. It is definately taking over my life. Today, we had a lab, and I was definately the last person to finish it. It took me like 30 minutes longer than anybody else in the class, and I got a standing ovation (spelling check on that difficult word), when I finally finished.

Well, other than that. I am spending the night at camp, and I am deeply curious...Jordan who is your old camp crush?

Hope all you kids have a fantabulous day.

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Natasha's Song

"Sunrise in Tupperware" - Brooke's Song

Pack your things, we're going for a ride
Filled with mm-bop-ba-dooba-dops and Third Eye Blind.
Roll down your window, it's one fine day.
Kick back your feet, relax, feel the wind on your face.

Till now, camp food never tasted so good
And this cheap mattress never felt so soft against
These weary bones that serve as a jungle gym for
A hundred million campers every summertime.

Pour some Kool-Aid in your Nalgene
And I'll fetch that home made ice cream.
We'll watch the sunset into the lake,
Temporarily blind, but we won't mind.


Hey Jordan! Let's take the pick up.
We'll put a mattress in the back tonight.
We'll watch the stars come out and wake up cold
Just in time for a cotton candy twilight.

Pour some Kool-Aid in your Nalgene
And I'll fetch a blanket or two.
We'll watch the sunrise from the lake,
Temporarily blind, but we won't mind.


There's grass in my pillow and leaves in my bed.
My skin is damp with summer.
All year I waited for this,
But I know that we must wait sometimes.

There are so many roads
That we must take in this life.
Just meet me at those golden shores,
Temporarily blind, but we don't mind.


this is the song that natasha wrote about camp for me, its better to the music, but it definitely made me cry the first time she played it for me. It kinda sums up the way we view camp I think. And the Jordan that's referred to is Miss McCoy because we still have to sleep in the back of a truck together...:) But yeah, I just thought I'd share it because she sent me the lyrics today


Whats up with the title

Why is the title "The Chronicles of The Best They Ever Had"
I just don't know

Biology is lame, for the most part nobody cares
lab isn't bad though the whole class should be a lab


Sunday, November 21, 2004

Are You Craaazy???

That title goes out to Luke, and that funny voice he used to say that. Man, that makes me laugh so much.

I am SO excited that T-day is coming up--lots of food and time at home. Yippee. And then it's just two more weeks at school and then a month at home. I don't think I have looked forward to going home as much as I look forward to it right now. School is kinda boring and I am just ready for a change or two.

Are you all going to the staff reunion? Who is spending the night? We should take over camp!!!! Well, that is, if I can get los padres to let me spend the night. I haven't talked to them about it yet, so let's hope for the best.
Besides, if we spend the night, there will be more time for a certain someone to see her certain camp crush from back in the day. ;) HuG

-Jordan M

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Banana Boats

So, Ive decided I have a craving for some camp cook-out food, so after I finish this entry I am definately gonna go grill up some banana boats. Sorta sad that I've reached this point of missing camp. I truly do miss the camp bubble. Like, last week, I got criticized by this guy in my newspaper class for being a christian. Then, this morning I realized how many of my close friends are not Christian. So, wish me luck in witnessing to them even more than I did before. Well, off to embrace the ever-so-good camp tradition.


Wow, videojuegos. How do you lose track of time so qiuck. I guess time flies by when you are having fun. But why must people cheat. Isn't ti more fun to just play without cheaters. What is this world coming to. Neo is a cheater we slaughtered him the first games and then somehow he was the greatest ever. Oh well Jordanwas still beasted royaly by mwa. lol. He did ok and got me a few times. oh well kids it was fun and adios!!!

~Stephen~ #1 Halo short range player

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Technology and I don't get along

I'd just like to say that it took me a day to figure out how to log on. This only goes to show that I need instructions that tell me everything step by step or else we may have another cleaning the sink incident. This is such a great idea for keeping us all in touch and plus it doesn't matter what time I get on I can still send my messege to you all. Between the models and drawings I can find time to sit down and read about my beloved christian family. We are all reunited together once again! But again to set the record start for you MRS. JORDAN (mufasa) MCCOY, telling me how to sign on is a key element to letting me post something up. I can't wait to see if this keeps us all in touch.
With all of my love and confusion,

Friday, November 19, 2004

Loving the Unlovely

So, last night, Luke and I were at Crusade. This week's speaker was Derek Webb, who used to be the lead singer for Caedmon's Call. He really just played a show for us and talked in between songs. Quite a funny man. He told some good stories.

BUT, he also said some really great things, too, that really hit home. He talked about that song from little kiddie choirs everywhere "They will know we are Christians by our love." He said that 'our love' probably doesn't even make the Top Ten list of reasons people would know we are Christians. We are known for standing for or against certain issues, we are known by the way we make decisions in our lives, and probably even more than all that, by the self-righteous attitude that a lot of us carry. He said that if we REALLY loved people...we would wreck our lives, our reputations. We don't want to wreck our reputations, but isn't that what Jesus did? Derek Webb reminded us that Jesus' harshest words were directed to the high-up religious leaders and that his warmest words were for the unlovely--the tax collectors, the prostitutes...the sinners. That really hit home because, I don't know about you guys, but sometimes its hard to love those people that don't live like you think they should. And Derek Webb is right--we don't want to take that chance of wrecking our reputations...even though that is exactly what Jesus did when he hung on that cross.

Just something to chew on.

On a lighter note, LUKAS you are SO unbelievably GORGEOUS. That is why people take you so seriously. All you have to say is "jump" and everyone else asks "how high?"

Jordan M

Man those pictures are crazy.... With my mid-western roots i just look so natural in a hat like that!!! Just kidding... But really, i keep on saying things as jokes and people take me seriously. I said we should speed through the parking lot last night, and Allison takes off. I told Jordan something crazy to write in her dad's card, and she actually used it. And now this! (theres also one other recent one that i dont remember). But really, this is wierd. I guess i better watch what i say so nobody goes off and does something stupid like not thinking dumb and dumber is the funniest movie ever (you know who you are...come to the light and recognize this cinematic masterpiece for what it is--a cinematic masterpiece).
Also i randomly have been forced to have a buddy icon. This random icon came up today and i cant delete, so now i have to have a buddy icon against my will. So i went and got a relient k one.


If this will contribute to the success of this page

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I aint got no title

So the real question is will this thing last. Who knows? However, i do have a few suggestions to make this a success. First, if we expect eachother to post and attack eachother when we dont, it will happen. I mean this will be fun if people participate. My second suggestion, which is not really a suggestion but i think a vital piece to this web page, is that we are gonna need a lot of pictures of me. So guys, if you have any pictures of me put them up here and, trust me, people will be hooked. Some have even compared to my beauty to the potency and addictiveness of heroine. I think we could even make some money off of this sucker if we do this.
Anyways, sorry i talked about my good looks again, but i promise it will not be too regular of a thing in my posts. Catch you jokers later

(am i supposed to sign it Lukas???)

My two cents

I want to point out that this communial journal was jordan's idea, thus her being a pansy and not wanting to go into this journal thing alone...again just making that known...i just went along...i mean...i already got sucked in, i'm addicted, cant go much lower might as well share the shame with the people i love...


Sorta like a justice league

Protectors of the Sacred Realm of Rockfish these 7 wonders of the world formed a pact to keep the bubble safe from the evil campers and the supreme overlord (he who must not be named)
Dun dun da

Thursday, November 18, 2004

We So Cheesy

Brooke and I decided to start this blog so we (Brooke, Jordan C, Petra, Heather, Luke, Stephen, and I) could keep up with each other collectively. If your name is listed here you can have the password so you can post too (just ask Jordan M or Brooke).

For our loyal readers: The 7 of us have worked at Rockfish together over the last few summers, first as Junior staff and then on up to Senior staff. Summer '03 was the year that all 7 of us were J-staff together--the best J-staff they ever had! We've spent a lot of time together, loving and serving the Lord. What great kids.

Much love,
Jordan M