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    Psalm 45:1

    "My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer."

    Galatians 2:20

    I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.



    Tuesday, August 26, 2008

    The First Day of Class

    I knew it was going to be different, I knew it was going to be strange, and, hopingly, I knew it was going to be exciting. There first day of class was like walking into the workforce of a bunch of busy bees. I felt like a drone lost in the hive not sure where to go. But, of course, and like all nature, I had my unique sense of direction to lead the way, lead my way to yet another awkward position. Getting to math class was no sweat since I was assured early, “all of your math and sciences will be located in one building and one building only… Unless of course it is computer programming, that will be located in the technology center.” This is me shaking my head, “of course, of course” and this is me thinking… “What?”

    Thankfully math wasn’t too hard to find and at the same rate it doesn’t look like it won’t be that hard of a class at all. I sat with mixed company. It was the very first time I’ve ever been in a class room as large as it was, but the only real differences I found was that the teacher wasn’t any of my parents, I wasn’t in a room of my house, and there are all of these heads in the way blocking the white board. I sat down with kids and even some adults all seeking a higher education while seeking a better way of life. To my right was a younger lady just trying to finish school and get a degree in business and to my left was an older lady, who is seeking same. Funny thing was that almost everyone I talked to said that there were either getting a degree in business or going into nursing… So far so good and the only thing I have to worry about is making sure I get to class on time, I use a pencil not a pen, and that I have the most expensive calculator because they are the best (just kidding of course).

    Class ends right on time and it’s off to English, composition and Rhetoric where are you? Knowing I had very few moments to spare I made a dash to the nearest information bulletin board where every single class was listed in cluster of headache. Determined to find my class looked and I look and I looked but couldn’t find it! I said, “Where is it?!?!” And someone next to me said, “What?”

    I said, “Where are the English classes?”

    “They’re on the back…”

    “O… Thank you”

    So I quickly peered over the other side revealing yet another long list of classes, their times, and locations. There were rows and rows of them. “Aw!” I said , “there is Composition and Rhetoric” Now all I have to do is find the time and I’ll have the place. There are several classes and several of them, although the same class, have very scattered locations and could be found anywhere in campus. Although English you would think could be found in the arts center, the paper right in front of me plainly said that it was in the mod buildings conveniently located all the way on the other side of campus… So I ran all the way to one side of the campus to get to class, got there just in time, found a seat, and was told I had to write down a profile of myself then draw a picture of my neighbor while having a conversation. So I'm drawing this picture getting to know someone a little better when the teacher start handing out these sheets. The sheets finally found their way to me and I look down... Then I look up... for the last fifteen minutes I was in the wrong class!!!
    I look over to my subject of art then at my neighbor and say, "I'm sorry this doesn't look anything like you, it was nice to meet you, but I'm in the wrong class!" Turns on that there was a Composition/Rhetoric I and II that started at the same time so when I skimmed down the list it was easy for me to find the wrong one... And to top it all off I had to run back other way to the other side of campus!

    So that was my first day of class and today I’ll be conquering yet another day of getting to know my professors, find their classes, and getting to know everyone else a little better. I know that everything is going to be just a.o.k as long as I keep my wits, my humility, and pray for wisdom. Of course, I know that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. As long as I keep my faith in him, everything will be great. Well everyone, Things are looking great and they’re only getting better! Futures so bright, I got to wear shades B^)

    Take care everyone!

    ~Rob aka. The Renaissance--Man

    Friday, August 22, 2008

    New Beginnings

    By Robert W. Oakley

    -----The moment I walked on campus, the moment I sat down with a counselor to discuss my future, the moment I was told you’re all ready to go, at those moments I felt a change. What change is this that seems so radical and so daunting and so alien? What feeling is this that seems so wonderful and so horrible at the same time? What new beginning, what new adventure, and what new frontier have I found? College. . . Is that what they call it, higher education? is that where I am, is this my new beginning, and is this the change? I’d expect nothing else after graduating high school but. . . This is so new!

    -----Well for those of you who don’t know I am now enrolled into my local community college and I am so excited! I am enthusiastic, I am prepared, and I am ecstatic about this new beginning, this new way of life. For this 1st semester, I will be taking some core classes in Math and English as well as a few other classes which will go towards my degree in Communications which are Intro to Theater, Intro to Mass Communications, and an Acting course which is the only class that won’t transfer; however, I believe the experience and the amount of fun I’ll have will be well worth it.

    -----Being a full time student though will be a little rough I’m afraid… So you may not hear from me as often as usual; on the contrary, I am very excited about this school year and am looking forward to keeping most of you as up-to-date as possible.

    I still can wait to see the rest of your top ten lists of summer ’08!

    Keep in touch,

    ~Rob aka. The Renaissance--Man

    Friday, August 15, 2008

    I Be Abcent Minded

    Hullo everyone,

    Just thought I'd just let you all know I'm still alive. I've just been Uber busy with getting ready for Collage and such which I'd love to tell you more about!

    In the mean time you can all get excited about tomorrow's dance I'll be attending! I've been looking forward to it for quite some time ^_^

    Pictures to be posted too! As well as some more vidoe ^_^

    I know I keep saying that I'm going to post some more videos but I really have been quite busy lately. :(

    But don't worry! I'll be back soon ^_^

    Peace be with you,


    Saturday, August 9, 2008

    I'm Back!!!

    Okay, okay…

    It has been a very long time… And I’m sorry 
    But! I’m going to make up to you by posting!!! Ha, ha, ha!
    So here it goes,
    So I’ve been out of town (Again!) and just enjoying life! How about you? No, seriously… How have you been?
    Just last week I was up in Kansas having a little bit fun which was just sweet! Although the real reason we were up there was because my mom was celebrating a 20th year High school graduation, we took great strides to make the most of everything from visiting the Historical Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma to visiting with old friends and family.
    What’s this???


    So here it goes!

    10. Not wining the Real Dreams Film Festival!

    I learned so much and I touched hearts! Who could ask for more?
    9. Road trip!!!

    Although I really hate being in the car FOREVER!!! I have to admit that the road trip all the way from home to Mt. Rushmore was defiantly worth it ^_^

    8. The Garden of the God’s was Spectacular

    I’ll never forget those wonderful God designed red sculptures!

    7. Pikes Peak 14,000 Ft Above the sea!!!

    Jaw gaping amazing!

    6. The rolling green hills of Wyoming!

    It was like being in Rohan from the Lord of the Rings

    5. Yellowstone National Park

    All in all, it was spectacular

    4. The Grand Tetons

    One of the most beautiful sites I shall never forget. Those were some real mountains!

    3. Cody Night Rodeo, the Devils Tower, and Mt. Rushmore

    Three things that for number three ^_^

    2. An awesome time at Scout Camp!!!

    And the top number one thing I enjoyed most about summer 2008

    1. Getting to spend time with my wonderful Family for an entire summer!!!

    May I never forget!

    Hey! You guys should do a top ten!!! I’ll look forward to reading it ^_^

    Until then, I have a ship load of videos to put together and post so look forward to that and in the mean time I’ll be thinking about the top ten most things I’m looking forward to this upcoming school year!

    Peace Out! ^_^

    ~The Renaissance—Man