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

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Supersize Me

I recently watched the film Supersize Me. I guess its intended effect was to turn the viewer off to fast food. I, on the other hand, had a craving for french fries. Now I have indigestion. Yay.


Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Productive day!

I've done my homework for the day, and I've cleaned my room, AND I've run some errands. It's not even 6pm yet. This is a breakthrough for Jordan McCoy. I'm really trying to become more organized and productive with my time this semester. Also, the room hasn't exploded yet. Last semester I got cited by the fire marshall during his walk-through with "excess articles on the floor." I tend to cycle between clean and messy, but I'm trying this semester to keep things on the upswing of clean.

So really this post isn't much, but I figure, new post are generally exciting to see, no matter what they are about.

note: read the amendment to the "Big Apple" post.


Tuesday, January 24, 2006

No One Seems to Want Help

So, as some of you know, this semester I started tutoring for a program called TRiO. Well I've been working for two weeks now and not a single student has come in for help. Basically all of us tutors sit in the lab and do our homework and get paid for it, I'm not complaining, it's just kind of funny, and it leaves my nights wide open because I get all my work done during the day, not everyone else does though so I usually just play Text Twist or something on my computer.

I am really excited about this semester, I've just had a really good feeling about it since before I got back to school. The tutoring is fun, I really like the people I work with and hopefully it will be providing some cool witnessing opportunities, a chance to pour into people in both a practical (academic needs) and spiritual way. So that's exciting. Plus my classes are awesome. I'm taking a Developmental Movement course and soon we are going to get to work with the kids in the pre-school on campus, naturally, I'm stoked. I'm also taking a Stats class which should be lame but the professor is hilarious so that makes it all good. I'm digging my Comparitive religion class and I'm even enjoying my Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing (the last of my Winthrop required courses). Plus, I'm a fan of aerobic walking. So yeah things are good and overall I must say that I am really happy, God's definitely blessing me with loads of peace, which is awesome.

However, I am really struggling with intimacy with God, I really want to be in a place where I feel emotionally "there" with God, and I know it's going to come when God feels I can handle it, so like I said, I'm at peace, but it's just a struggle. I kinda feel like I am on the verge of some breaking, where God's gonna mess me around and then build me back up, honestly I'm really hoping he does.

But yeah, that's kind of the abridged update for you guys, lots of goodness and learning going on, so, it's good.

I hope everything is going well with all of you, I love you all.


Dang Slackas and 4 o clock.....

Guess I shall post on here since no1 else does ;-).

Yea how about just because people are in college does not make them any more mature than when they were in high school.... 4 o clock in the morning I am rudely awakened by a girl and 4 guys on the hall talking as loudly as possible standing right next to each other. It also figures that our RA was asleep and couldn't find any of the other RA's. So for 30 minutes despite my telling them to take it outside because people are trying to sleep, they argued. I tell you what, next time those frat guys and sorority girlscome in drunk or high, I am going to pretend like I a the RA and take care of it. Waking up that early in the morning because of incompetence by people is not a good way to bing in the new semester.

Other than that though, this semester has not been to bad. My spanish teaher is very cool for spanish 3 and I am actually learning something, and bioogy is not even close to being as bad as I thought it would be. Other than my lab with the guy who tells the jokes that nobody laughs at, my classes aren't to shabby, plus with the no friday classes it works out pretty awesome.
Well I shall talk to you peeps lata.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Donde estan?

Hellooooooooo? Where aaaaaaaaaaare you? Does anybody else look at this thing anymore? You all should post more. I mean, you dont have to....its just that i'd feel like less of a loser about checking it multiple times daily if there was more than my week old post on there. So if you find the kindess in your heart, help a brother out and make him feel less looserish and lonely by adding your own wisdom/humor/random life info.


Thursday, January 19, 2006

To The Big Apple!

So, many of you know how Brooke and I have been planning on going to New York City during that week off in June. We pretty much have a place to stay. Now, we have free airline tickets too! I won a pair of tickets last night in a raffle at a school event (watching the Duke/NCSU game on a 16 x 20 foot screen). So, all we gotta do is feed ourselves. So excited!

Jordan M

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Witnessing Encouragement

In my mind evangelism can be the touchiest subject among Christians. We all know we need to do it, but most of us dont do it or do it hardly at all. It truly is something that should being happen daily, and i know that i'm far from that. I couldnt count the number of times i knew God was urging me to simply talk to somebody and i chickened out.

Anyways, this post was sparked by a sermon i just watched online by Ray Comfort (a pretty well known preacher). One of the first thing that he talked about is the one thing that keeps us from sharing our faith: fear. Fear is really the only thing that keeps us from talking to people about God. We make up excuses like "I'm not ready for talking to strangers" or "I'll just wait to talk to him till later" or "I dont have time for that right now" or "They wont listen to me anyways" or "I dont know what to say". In simple honesty, those are lame excuses that we use to cover up the simple fact that we're afraid. Those people out there are lost and on the brink of missing out on eternal life. When you compare what lost folks are missing out on to those kinds of excuses in that list, it becomes clear that those excuses are simply outrageous.

Nonetheless, we are still simply afraid to evangelize. First of all, we dont need to feel bad about being afraid--remember that God uses the weak things of this world to defeat the strong. So, even in our weakness of fear, God is ready to use us. Ray Comfort emphasized this quotation: "An act of courage isn't necessarily done by those who feel brave when they do it, true courage is he who feels fear but does it anyway."

Still, how do we solve this problem of fear? One of the things Ray Comfort focused on was being on fire for God. He shared a story about a time that he was wearing a robe that caught on fire. He said that one thing he learned from that scenario was that a man on fire moves quickly! So, if we're on fire for God we're gonna get movin! He also listed three things that cause us to be on fire: faith produces true joy, compassion for others, and perfect love casts out all fear.
That last one was the coolest for me to see. He illustrated it through a story about a time that he stepped between a huge guy and his ex-girlfriend, whom the huge guy had just shoved to the ground. He jumped in front of the guy, and the guy pulled his fist back ready to punch. Just then, Ray Comfort's wife (4'1l") yelled at the huge guy to back off. Looking back, they were stupid to challenge a guy so much bigger than them. But, the perfect love of his wife cast out her fear of the big guy. So, our love of Christ (which is something we can cultivate) will cast out fear.

Anywho, i just wanted to share that with ya'll because its something that weighs on my heart and that i have sooo much to improve on. I watched the sermon off of the website If ya wanna watch it go to the media tab, then click on audio/video, then click on 'net meetings', and then choose the november net meeting. This website has A LOT of sermons that i strongly recommend, so check it out.


Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Geez guys

Because no one has posted anything in a while, and I check this darn thing at least once a day, I thought we should have something new.

I've been reading Captivating, and today I got to the chapter 8, "Beauty to Unveil" and it really just spoke to me and made so much sense. So, I thought I would share some quotations that I thought were really great.

"To experience the strength of a man is to have him speak on our behalf. For when men abuse with words, we are pierced. Their strength has wounded us. When they are silent, we are starved. They have offered no strength; they have abandoned us. But when they speak with us, hear us, offer their words to us and on our behalf, something in our hearts is able to rest....

"We long for the protection masculine strength offers. To have them shield us from physical harm, yes. But also to have them shield us from emotional harm and spiritual attack....

"As women we long for someone strong to stand between us and the vicious assaults of our Enemy."

The chapter as a whole was great, and it talks a lot about what women bring to the table. But that's a lot to type, so maybe later.

Jordan M

Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy Birthday Jordan!!!! (the prettier one).
Leaving us teenagers....