_to write darkness

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. _c.s. lewis

Posts Tagged ‘dream’

the summer stache.

Posted by abramjanson on June 8, 2009

So… I went through a little change a couple days ago… 🙂


From bearded greatness… to masculine mustache. 


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hello, backcountry.

Posted by abramjanson on May 25, 2009

I will be escaping into the Colorado backcountry for approximately 6 days starting tomorrow morning.  I am looking forward to a great time of rest, relaxation, and fellowship with friends.  Tomorrow is part of our last training block for the summer.  The jist of the trip is this… We will get blindfolded… driven into the mountains for about an hour… dropped off… given four maps not knowing where we are on any of them and told to be at a certain destination in 5 days. 


Should be a blast. 🙂 Seriously… can’t wait. 


I’ll be in touch next weekend. Here is a little updated picture of my appearance as of late… 🙂  

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demarcus beasley.

Posted by abramjanson on February 23, 2009

DeMarcus Beasley is a member of the United States mens national soccer team.  He currently plays professionally for the Rangers F.C. in Glasgow, Scottland.  He has appeared 83 times in international play.  He has played for clubs such as the Chicago Fire, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester City, and now currently the Rangers.


And last night… I played with/against him.  Yes. That’s right. I played against DeMarcus Beasley.  He schooled me, made me look like an idiot, put the ball through my legs many times, taught me a few lessons… however… I had one moment of brilliance.  Kunze found me on a hard cut through the box… I snuck one home into the back of the net with a brilliant one time finish… and yes… Beasley was marking me. 🙂  No joke… Regardless… It was so fun.  He is really cool and super nice.  He sounds like Chris Rock when he talks.  He is flying back to Scotland tomorrow… and then to England a few days later… rough life you know?  

oh… and he drives an Aston Martin Vantage which was sitting in the parking lot. 


Made my week.

traveling mercies.

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necklaces for change.

Posted by abramjanson on February 16, 2009

Ben Swartz is the man.  Ben is a guy I got the privilege to meet this year and actually got to play with last season as well…  He is just an awesome guy and really has a heart for service.  In one of my first conversations with him I asked him, “Where’s your heart?  What makes you tick?”  The first thing he responded with was, “Missions.”  I was like oh great… another one of those missions majors who wants to make a change in another country but is too shy to “practice” here in the American bubble… Yes… I am cynical. 


Then I posed this question, “What are you majoring in?”

The response, “Nursing.”

Ok… this kid is getting better… Then I gave him the stinger.

“What is the ultimate goal with your degree?”

The response, “Open an orphanage.”

This kid is legit. His truly believes and knows he is called to open an orphanage.  To support this calling… he began to make little necklaces and bracelets to sell in which 100% of the small profit he makes gets banked in order to provide for this dream. So… check out this new little website he had put together.  Support the cause. 


traveling mercies

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