Sunday, January 25, 2009

Somewhere in Colorado

Somewhere in Kansas

Stick With It!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Somewhere in Nebraska Pt. 3


Somewhere in Nebraska Pt. 2

Friday, January 23, 2009

Somewhere in Nebraska Pt. 1

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

South Dakota Trip Pt. 1

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Getting serious

St. Mary's Glacier

Not too often do people associate me with being serious. Though times will change, for right now, I am enjoying being serious. Through the past few days I have been quite sobered by the goings on, mainly Mr. Langemann's passing. As the last few days have gone by I have spent much more time praying and reading the Bible than ever in my recollection, and I believe that God is teaching me many important lessons. Lessons for me are often learned by observing. One of the traits that I saw Mr. Langemann exemplify was turning away from sin and turning to Christ; Time after time he would share a testimony of what God had shown him and then how God was working in his life. God has blessed me and my life through the testimony of Mr. Langemann, and I will never forget him singing this song in the first few weeks of first meeting him.


O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s a light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!


Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
Over us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conquerors we are!


His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well:
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!


This song meant a lot to me before Mr. Langemann's passing; now it is a wonderful and powerful reminder to me of not only what to do (by turning my eyes to him) but what is to come as well (death into life everlasting).

Praise the Lord for his truth and love!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Good Shepherd

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand." - John 10:27-29

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts." - Isaiah 55:8-9

"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31

Stick With It! (pre-Sunday story version)

It's story time!
Sarah M. Sent me my first artistic job. I was conscripted to create the artwork for her tale.
I happily illustrated away, and now for your enjoyment here is the story!
There once was a boy named Ben.
He was very skinny.
One Christmas, he went to visit his grandparents.
They put out an amazing meal with almost every food you could imagine.
When he weighed himself that night, he was astonished!
His weight had nearly doubled.

He looked in the mirror. He definitely wasn’t the skinny little man he used to be.

His size now exceeded any he had ever known.

Without any exercise, Ben grew to an even more extraordinary bulk.
The 5-hour drive home only increased the fatness, due to Christmas goodies that had been given to him.

One day, Ben discovered fast food.

He organized a diet for himself, as he thought his eating might be getting a little out of control.
He thought 300 burgers a day from Burger King might be a good plan.

Although Ben liked burgers, he thought this might be a little much. But he tried it anyway.

But there was still a problem. He couldn’t find any clothes that fit.

After trying out several plus size stores and not finding any sizes over 5XL, Ben knew he would have to try something different.

Then one day, he saw 3 street people standing under a bridge. Their names were Arnold Bill, Harold Bill, and Edna Bill. They looked really hungry.

His sympathetic side thought, "Oh my, I don't think they have anything to eat".

So Ben decided to cut down a little and every day give a half of a burger to these 3 street people.

He changed his daily meal to 299 1/2 burgers.

Ben felt really good about his decision.
He knew he was starting to gain control over himself again.
He thought he was living in bliss.

But … his life was about to change for the worst.

One day while he was sitting in Burger King, eating his 76th burger for the day, he started feeling a little bit pale. He had to put down his burger.
This was an amazing feat.
The Burger King employees were absolutely astounded.

And that was the last of Ben. Poor Ben.
This notice, along with a picture, was found in the paper the very next morning.

Benjamin Tillotson died of a sudden heart attack at 9:35 pm, January 6, 2009. Burger King Employees noticed that he had stopped eating and notified police of abnormal behavior. Tillotson was rushed to the Emergency Room, but doctors were unable to revive him. Burger King officials say that this will down the business and they will have to lay off over 300 employees. "There was nothing we could do", President Robinson says. "This is devastating news to the fast food companies not only here, but across the whole country." However, due to cracked sidewalks, meat shortage, and other losses, city officials say this might actually be a good thing.

Surviving family members are Parents: Keith and Roxanne Tillotson. Siblings: Vanessa Tillotson, Michael Tillotson, Kristin Tillotson, John Tillotson, and Heidi Tillotson.

Story © SLM 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Ever wanted a secret place to store important papers, money, or special documents?
Well, want no more! Make sure that you choose a boring book, and no one will ever even look in it! For example:

Have fun!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Stick With It!