“i could hold my nose and cover my mouth and hold my breath and STILL sing better than hillary duff.” -micah ruth


it’s weird that it’s already wednesday. but i like it.

last night i met josh at the mall and then chad and josh p joined us..and it was fun. i ate chik fil-a. mmm. i want it again. josh got a gift that wasn’t illegal. then i went to office max to get some school supplies and visit me-j. groood day.

tonight is church.

hey friends.. this summer. we’re taking day trips to the beach in pa and we will play beach games and play music and take walks and fly kites and have picnics. yes we are.

this class is dragging on forever..

but it’s all right ’cause i’m . bye.


Oh Lovely Divine
I cannot describe You, I will not deny You
Three Beauties entwined
I will not disguise You, I cannot divide You

And Trinity, You gave to me
All that love could ever be
And I intend to show
That who You are brings life to me
My soul You saved in unity
That’s all I need to know

It’s all I need to know

Oh Holy Divine
I sing of Your wonders and what I’ve discovered
The mystery I find
There’s none that compares to, nor will I dare to

It’s all I need to know

Now faith, faith and trust, is how I can hope for
What I do not see
So let, let reason kneel, kneel in surrender
In surrender, in surrender (to my Lord)

And Trinity, you gave to me
Three Beauties entwined
I will not disguise You, I cannot divide You


the family matters song has been in my head since i got up. i don’t know why.

today’s going pretty fast.. i like it.
i was in the paper yesterday.
i have to be on our school’s tv show today. haha i’m gonna be dumb.
i’m really hungry.
i wish the weather was like it was on saturday and sunday.
the library’s reeeally quiet.
i’m hanging out with josh tonight.
i got 3 hours of sleep last night.
i’m making my resume in english class for graduation.. and i was told that i’m “everywhere at every time playing music or making art or helping people.” i think i’m proud of that.

okay time to do homework.. happy tuesday.


springtime strikes my fancy like whoa.

so i felt really gross last night/this morning and decided to stay home and sleep.  but then i got up and stepped outside..and i felt perfectly good again.  it’s so pretty. aww.


                    [ b e a u t i f u l   d a y  
                                                     w o n d e r f u l   f e e l i n g . ]

so um.. how bout my weekend was much better than good.  yeah, it was.  thursday..f.o.s.b.s, fazolis, sara’s.  friday..adventures with dustin, mall, me-j/jaye’s party.  saturday..shopping, youth group pary.  sunday..leading worship, shopping, canton museum of art (where i got 2nd place in the student exhibit and a $300 scholarship! and even better.. there’s now scripture [in my painting] hanging in the museum..), isaiah’s surprise party, taco bell.  and here i am again.

hey..for those of you who i’ve grown close to, whether years, months, or days ago (you all know who you are)..thank you beyond words for being how cool and amazing you actually are.  i can’t believe what good, good people God has placed in my life.  i love you so so so so so much and appreciate all you do. yay.


Jesus, there You are and there You’ve been.  my vision was blurry but You’ve brought me back and met me here.  wowowowow i feel so good again.  here we go.  lead me. take me. move me. i’m ready. i love You. amen.

yesterday dustin and i went on an adventure.

we traveled to lands far, far away.

we got attacked by this dog and then named her muffy.

we drove and drove.

we got bored.

dustin: “i have an idea!”

“no, dustin! don’t do it!”

dustin lit his face on fire. it smelled.

when he realized what he had done, he was sad.

we ended up in london…

…where we saw a short bus from new york.

and there he was.. Mr. Ihaveascaryface!


dustin got so scared that he climbed a tree and got stuck.

so i called the fire department to get him down.

then we went home and colored.

oscar ate markers.

i got disturbed by britney spears.

and oscar died from the markers. (until i brought him back to life)

t h e e n d .
then i went to the mall and met josh/tasha/sara/val/shawn/james/micah and then i picked up jeremy and went to me-j and jaye’s birthday party and had lotttttts of fun.

->hi, my name is brandon and i love you all.
listening to: bleach

i filled this survey out a long time ago..but i’m bored.  so enjoy.

1) Using BRAND NAMES, spell out your first name:
B-ugle boy
N-ew balance

haha i dont wear any of those, but oh well

2) Have you ever had a song written about you? ummm..not that i know of
3) What songs make you cry? haha lots have..not so much the songs, but when God’s spoken to me through songs
4) What songs make you happy? – five iron frenzy songs, switchfoot songs, copeland songs, songs i used to like back in the day, worship songs (with the exception of a few versions of some..hah), annnnd i dont know what else.
5) What do you like to listen to before bed? usually the passion cds.. or justin mcroberts.. or larue.. or chris tomlin or cool hand luke..something that calms me down and lets me listen to God as i fall asleep
7)Who was/were your idols when you were younger?  my true idol was Jesus Christ, but i always wanted to be michael w. smith or one of the kids on the elephant show or a tv star. haha
8) First album you ever bought? the first album (cassette tape) i bought with my own money was the bloom album by audio adrenaline.  first cd i bought was no doubt – tragic kingdom.
9) Name a song that reminds you of someone and why: i dont know where to start 

a p p e a r a n c e
HEIGHT: 6’2-ish
HAIR COLOR: dark brown
EYE COLOR: hazel
TATTOOS: nonnnnne i dont want any

 r i g h t n o w
WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO?: hey ya (outkast) is on tv at the moment..
WHAT TASTE IS IN YOUR MOUTH?: im eating chips and salsa. haha i just realized how much chips and salsa or nachos or tacos i eat daily.  hmm.
WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE?: warrrrm..but still cloudy.  i cant wait for these next few days though.
HOW ARE YOU? grood. i mean good. and great. great and good.

d o y o u
GET MOTION SICKNESS?: not usually..but it happens
BAD HABIT:  procrastination like whoa.. and i’m online too much.
LIKE TO DRIVE?:  yesss. finally. 

f a v o r i t e s
TV SHOW: american idol and full house
CONDITIONER: is better. i wanna watch billy madison.
MAGAZINE:  7ball, ccm, hm
NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINK: i’m drinking sunny delight. kool aid and cherry coke and squirt are good too..
WEEKEND: yes weekends are my favorite.
BAND OR GROUP or SINGER or RAPPER: aw i cant decide between all the rappers.  hah psyche.. but um.. five iron frenzy, switchfoot, copeland, blindside, chris tomlin, david crowder band, cool hand luke, number one gun, further seems forever, mae, emery

h a v e y o u
BROKEN THE LAW: jaywalking. i’m guilty. haha
RAN AWAY FROM HOME: i used to try a lot.. sometimes i’d get mad and i’d pack up like 3 things in a handkerchief and put it on a stick and walk to the park and sit for 10 minutes til i got bored and came back.
SNUCK OUT OF THE HOUSE: only to taunt my parents from another window.. (i was about 10) haha
MADE A PRANK PHONE CALL: im sure i have..
EVER TIPPED OVER A PORTA POTTY: nope.. but at alive one year i banged on one repeatedly while laughing and yelling, as my friend walked out of one a few portapotties down instead of the one i was banging on.. and then i took off running
SKIPPED SCHOOL BEFORE: i guess if missing school for reasons other than being sick means skipping.. then yeah..but nothing exciting

BEEN IN A SCHOOL PLAY:  i just showed josh and tasha the video of my 4th grade play.  “twelve o clock midnight and here they come! twelve o clock midnight and here they come!” (highhhh voice)

l o v e
CHILDREN: yes i love children
BEEN IN LOVE?:  i dont think
BEEN HURT?: yeah

r a n d o m
DO YOU HAVE A JOB: no..not yet
?: green of midnight blue or red or sky blue
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?: Jesus..friends.. warmth.. snow (contradictory, i know)..my family.. my church..Jesus..and Jesus again
WHAT’S THE NEXT CD YOU’RE GONNA GET?: i want the new passion cd. 
WHO DO YOU CONSIDER GOOD FRIENDS?: the coolest people this world has ever seen
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO?: be with my family, be with my friends, play board games, laugh at movies and tv, have fun doing nothing but laughing, play music, write music, listen to music, go to shows, be a friend, talk to God, be online, eat good food, play outside when it’s warm and sunny or snowy, paint, draw, write, drive, talk, laugh, sleep, love, live. …ok moving on.

w h e n / w h a t w a s t h e l a s t
TIME YOU CRIED?:last week in the middle of the night or something. haha it was God time. and yeah.
YOU GOT A REAL LETTER? hmm i’m not sure.  mikkele’s the only one that sends me letters..
YOU GOT E-MAIL: a few days ago
THING YOU PURCHASED: elmers glue at walmart..haha
TV PROGRAM YOU WATCHED: im watching ryan seacrest’s show and they just talked about how richard simmons got arrested for assault.

y o u r t h o u g h t s o n

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ABORTION: killing babies
TEENAGE SMOKING: disgusting/rude/sad
SPICE GIRLS: ziggazig ahhh
DREAMS: after school i had one i was on american idol all stars and it was on this weird island with baby alligators coming out of the ground and right before my audition i fell in the pool..and i was gonna sing shout to the Lord for my song and all these really random people from my life were there.  ….umm, i have weird dreams.  and it was only for like 15 minutes.

the end.

i miss this.

and this.

and this.

and this.

and this.

and the list goes on. does anyone have a time machine i could borrow for a day?

(hey, if you ever want to search the Bible.. just come to my xanga and scroll to the bottom of the page. haha)

there You are again, Jesus..thank You so much.

trans4m was sogood tonight.  abundant life’s youth group came and it was fun fitting 50 or 60 kids in our little room and just worshipping for an hour.  man oh man. 

soooo things are better. my mind is getting to be at peace again. satan attacks in weird ways, but i’m not gonna let myself be a part of it. thank you to everyone who’s been there for me lately, whether you know it or not.

i still have to write a paper tonight. wow. 

tomorrow’s Bible study and i’m really glad.

and it’s also a three day weekend.  oh em geeee that’s glorious.

->hi, my name is brandon and i’m an insomniac/procrastinator with senioritis.
listening to: passion worship: sacred revolution


  Blessed be Your name in the land that is plentiful
  Where Your streams of abundance flow, blessed be Your name
  Blessed be Your name when I’m found in the desert place
  Though I walk through the wilderness, blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in Lord, still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name when the sun’s shining down on me
When the world’s “all as it should be,” blessed be Your name
Blessed be Your name on the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering, blessed be Your name

You give and take away, You give and take away
My heart will choose to say, “Lord blessed be Your name”