Thoughts from 2010, and looking forward to 2011...

2010...what was it like? I think it was the year of spiritual lessons. God has taught me sooo much this year. I've gone through personal struggles in my walk with the Lord...have I learned all my lessons? Unfortunately...no. You know how it is...we as stubborn backsliding Christians have to make the same mistake over and over again before we learn. At least I know that's how it is with me. But I can honestly say that I'm trying to rely on Christ more each day. I'm trying read my bible more, and pray.

What were the big events that will make me remember 2010? Well, I became an Uncle for the third time...my first nephew (Connor David Hunsicker).
My sister Sara got married to Samuel Abbott Hopkins.
I got accepted to Northland Baptist Bible College.
I turned 23 years old (scary...I know!).
And I think that's about all I can think of right now...

This year is going to be the year of new beginnings. I will be getting out of the Navy and starting college. I'm pretty excited, but at the same time kind of nervous. But God is in control...

What will 2011 hold for me? Well, I can honestly say that I want to do my best this year to just rest in Christ. Let Him have greater control in my life, and just try to live in a way that's pleasing to Him...

Comments

Caleb said…
The Lord has purged me a lot this year as well. I am so excited to see what the New Year holds!
Sophie said…
Thanks for this post. It was a blessing! Happy New Year, Jason!
Michaela ~ said…
Great to meet a fellow Les Miz fan - and exciting to find someone else who actually *knows* what it is! :) I like to pride myself as being the biggest fan, as I guess my post plainly stated, haha. ;)
My sister and I follow it pretty closely on facebook, so we're always up-to-date on the latest "miserable" news. Quite fun. :D

When you say "listened to the music," are you referring to the 10th Anniversary recording? Out of all the different casts throughout the years, they are by far the best. And Colm Wilkinson is one of my favorite singers! I like expressive, passionate singers, and few Broadway stars share Colm's feeling.

lol I ramble when I get on the topic of Les Miz... ;)

I haven't seen the musical yet either, but I will be seeing it this year at the Cleveland Playhouse. o.O I can HARDLY wait.

Have you seen the movie from '78? While I prefer the musical myself, (most of the movie adaptions are awful,) that is the only movie that truly follows the "real" story. At least fairly well. There are a few twists, such as cutting Eponine entirely out (which doesn't bother me, seeing I'm not a big fan of her. ;) ) Otherwise its an excellent adaption.

Sorry for the long-winded comment! - and thank you, the cookies taste as good as they look! :D
Miserable news? Haha! That's good...

Actually no, I have the original broadway cast recording which has most of the same performers at the 10th Anniversary version, except I know that Eponine was voiced by Lea Salonga instead of whoever the girl was who played her originally. But I agree with you about Colm Wikinson, I don't think anybody can voice Jean ValJean like he can. "24601!"

When is it playing at the Cleveland Playhouse? Because I'm probably going to be coming back home to Ohio around the end of May, or the beginning of June. That would be awesome to be able to go and see it! I know my sister would enjoy it as well...

I have not seen the '78 version, but I have seen the '98 version. It wasn't too bad...and I'm guessing by the way you are talking about it that you have read the book? I read the book as well, well sort of...I read an abridged version, because the original is just too long for me to sit down and read.

Don't worry about the long comments, it gives me something interesting to read!