Nathanael

Thoughts and Happenings…

May Finally Roles Around

OK OK OK OK I have said this many times but I believe this is the longest I have gone without posting anything. It has been months I believe. Yikes I have gotten bad at this.  Oh well I am now ready to start back. A lot has gone on in my life lately. I have been working at a gymnastics gym called Let It Shine gymnastics. I also have been working for CMT on a few different productions. 

One thing I have been thinking of doing is going to Grad school at either Alabama or University of Oregon. I loved both schools. I really wish I could go to Oregon though but then again I would really like to go to U of A as well cause my brother is there. But now God has different plans for me. He has told me to be ready for His plans and not be tied down to anything for a long period of time. So I have decided to wait for His timing.

I also during this small little break got to date an amazing girl her name was Sarah Lenore. She is a artist here in Nashville and is going to be doing some pretty amazing things soon. We are just friends now which is probably better for us at this point in our lives. My family is still doing great. We are planning on going to Ukraine in June to do some missions in the Orphanages there. I am so excited. Well i will have to let you know some other stuff later. Thanks again for reading again. Be Blessed

May 8, 2009 Posted by | Blessings, Other, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Men Fix Their Own Cars…

Ok so my last post was telling you what was going wrong with my car and what I did through out the weekend. This one is going to tell you how God just blessed me today by helping me fix my car by myself. So at the beginning of this week I still have no taillights or brake lights at night. It is getting really frustrating cause people keep yelling at me and honking at me and I can’t drive at night right. Well Yesterday which was Wed. the 6th I decided too look online to see if any other Jeeps where having the same problem. Well to my surprise there were a lot. Jeep probably should recall a lot of jeeps to fix cause they are all having the same problem. But back to my story. I was just about to give up when I saw one more page that I could read and it was a question and answer page. So decided to read it. Well the guy had the same kind of JGC I had with the same problems and under was some random guy that answered him. He said he had the same issues and fixed it buy doing this and that. I looked at it for a sec and was wondering if it would actually work on my car. So I decided to be a mechanic and try ha ha. It worked! It took me about 2 hours to do with all the wiring and Grounding and stuff but I fixed my car with God’s help cause i am no mechanic. Now my Taillights and Brake lights work better than before.  So yes I was feeling like a manly man at that moment.

That part of my day made everything else go great. But to top it all off I met up with a friend I just found out that was out here and she took me to a apt building and we went to the roof to grill out with her friends. you could see all of Downtown LA it was so much fun! I met a lot of cool people there too. there was this one guy that he and I came up with this incredible idea for a shop, but I can’t tell you cause you wil want to steal it cause it is BRILLIANT!!!!

August 8, 2008 Posted by | Blessings, Break Down, California, Delimas, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Earthquake in CA…

So it started off as a normal day. you know get up early (not wanting to crawl out of bed) go to work (get stopped by LA traffic in the morning half asleep) and start the normal routine of making sure everything is perfect before the bosses get there in the morning. Well ever since I have gotten here to CA everyone has been talking about how they were due for a major earthquake.

Well considering I am from the south and we don’t get that many earthquakes down there I was kind of interested but never thought it would actually happen while I was here. I WAS WRONG! So yesterday on 7/28/08 I was making a run to go get a few things for our craft service department and when I got back and was bringing things in I started to see people coming outside. At first I didn’t pay any attention to it but as I kept looking there were a lot of people outside. I thought to myself after seeing that maybe they are all just on a break at the same time. Funny thought that so many people would be on a break at Disney Studios at the same time though but after a sec I just began to work again.

Well after a little while my two bosses (Dawn King, Amanda Zemke) came in and said Nathan why weren’t you outside. I was like why would i be outside. They said that there was a big earthquake and everyone evacuated. I thought they were just kidding me but soon realized they were not and everyone was outside cause they evacuated the buildings and then there is me sitting in my room working without a since of what is really going on. HMMMMMMMM must have been a God thing. But still I think it is pretty funny that I didn’t feel a thing and it registered as a 5.8. 

So yeah I had my first CA earthquake experience and I didn’t even feel it.

 

 

Not really our earthquake just one i found on the Internet

Not really our earthquake just one i found on the Internet

July 30, 2008 Posted by | Blessings, California, Delimas, Earthquake, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Father’s Day…

This past weekend was actually a really great weekend. I got to go home and spend the weekend with my Dad for Father’s Day and it was awesome. I mean we really didn’t do anything spectacular it was just good to see him and spend a little more time with him since i don’t get to much anymore.

My Dad is incredible though. He is my Hero! Not necessarily you know like Superman, by flying or running through walls or anything like that but just by being himself and by being such a example. You see, when I was younger he would always play with my brother and I football games outside in our yard, always coach our soccer team and would be involved in any other sport we would play. He of course would get onto us and spank us just to make us understand things we thought were right but weren’t at the time. He would most importantly each us the Word of God, not only like by words but by his actions. what a great example for my brother and I to follow. I hope to be a father like he is someday. If I could be like him I would be satisfied.

So I got to spend time with him and the rest  of the family back in AL. I go tot go to my church WORD ALIVE international outreach. It was exactly what I needed to hear. It was about How God can bless us even when we don’t deserve it cause He is God and He can do what he wants, and how He can turn nothing into something in our lives. AWESOME SERVICE!

My family came back with me to Nashville on Sunday so that I could take them and show them around my office I work at. They loved it! My Dad turned back into a little kid it seemed like asking people all kinds of questions and such. My boss was so nice to answer them. I go to take them to the movie set as well which they loved. So now they can say they have been to a movie set. After, we met my new Roomies at the new house for my parents to see. It is an amazing house! I am so excited to move in and it is like not even a mile away from school, so needless to say Nathan will be sleeping in probably a lot. I hope many of you can come visit, you will love it! 

June 18, 2008 Posted by | Blessings, Family, Friends, Housing, Other, People, Reflection | Leave a comment

Going to Cali…

So yesterday I got word from my boss saying that I can go out to California with them and finish up the summer working at the Disney Studio. So I am pretty excited! There are just a lot of things i have to work out before I leave in 2 weeks. I have to find a place to stay in Burbank or close to it. I want to be able to find a gym I can work out in. I need to find a stunt partner in Cali that i can work with to get better and learn new stunts. I have to plan my route to get to Cali. And finish up stuff here in Nashville before I go. Tons of stuff but it is def going to be an adventure. If any of you know someone who lives near Burbank CA, or of female that knows how to coed stunt please let me know. i will be in California for 6 weeks. I come back home to TN on the 20th of August. 

I know this is going to be a blessed trip and awesome experience just continue to pray that God will guide my path and I will have a continuing Faith for Him.

June 12, 2008 Posted by | Blessings, California, Cheer, Friends, Fun, Gym, Housing, Other, Reflection, Travel | Leave a comment

Never Know Who You’re Talking Too…

 

I am trying to think of something to tell you, but you know what nothing is really coming to mind. Well actually I did have a crazy encounter last night. You see my friend and I, Erin, were going by McDonalds to rent a Red Box DVD well when we got there, there was what I thought was a homeless man there just standing waiting for someone to give him money. Well we started to look at the movies and he was talking to us but I really wasn’t paying that much attention. Well we picked our DVD and then this guy and I started to have this conversation about his life.

Have you ever talked to someone and at the same time you start talking to them you start to feel that you are not worthy to talk to them. I don’t know it is a weird feeling, it is like there is something about them that is different and makes you feel like you need to confess stuff in your life but then again the feeling talking to them is so joyful and incredible its like you just want to keep talking to them. I don’t know who this guy was but there was something special about him.

His name was Will but he told me that his friends call him “Doc”. He didn’t look like anything special, you know dirty older man who has lived his life all over the country so he said, looked kind of just worn down by life. He did say he was going through some rough times but has a job. So you know I gave a couple dollars so he could get some food. Well after that something interesting happened. I was climbing into my car and I just told him to have a blessed night. Right before I rolled up my window he said “you don’t happen to be a believer do you?” I said yes I am a follower and believer of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Well right after that he just said “hey man do you think you could pray for me cause I am going through a really tough time right now and I know I just need to get right with God” so of course I was like YEAH. But the cool thing was right before I started to pray he just kneeled down before me and started praying out loud. So I placed my hand on him and at that moment something came over me and it was such a funny feeling I can’t describe. I don’t know just so many things started to pop up in my mind about my life, it was weird and when he was done praing I started to pray for him and it was hard. usually God just gives me words to speak and to pray over someone this time it was different. But I finally finished and he thanked me and ws very grateful for the couple dollars and was about to walk into McDonalds to get food when he stopped me again when I was rolling up my window. He yelled out to me and said “Hey maybe I will see you again, you never know who your talkin too!” 

I know I am rambling on but to be honest, before he said that to me, even earlier in our conversation I was thinking to myself who is this man. He was different, but kind of brushed it off. But after he said that it made me think and I wanted to jump out of the car and ask him a question. I bet some of you already know the question I would ask too, and if you don’t comment me and I will tell you, but i decided not too b/c he had already gone.

I am sure maybe you have had some encounters like this one, where the question in your head is the same one in mine now, the answer is we may never know but the cool thing is, God sets up divine appointments for all of us, to encourage and bless us in so many different ways….

June 5, 2008 Posted by | Angel, Blessings, Friends, Other, People, Prophetic, Reflection, Uncategorized | Leave a comment