Monday, April 29, 2013

Uplifting Time: Schmid's Adventures Episode 5

Today was a very uplifting day, and when I finally realized what had happened, I couldn't wait to get to the school so I could be accessed to the internet to tell you all about it.

The last month to month and a half have been extremely difficult for me. There was just so much stuff going on and it was stressing me out to the point of pure exhaustion and fatigue. I has was emotional, physical and spiritual issues, not to mention romance issues and if any of you have ever been in that situation, you know that all of those combined into one GIANT problem can almost be to much to handle. And that is what happened, it became to much for me to handle and dragged me down. I know for a fact now, that the Devil was working with in me well and it driving me to the point of madness which for him, is a good thing, for me, not so much.

So over the course of this time to the present it was really starting to get to me. Which for me was not good because of the fact its now time that it is getting closer to the end of the school year and you have projects and final tests coming up so it would be understandable that this is a stressful time. Well then you throw in a relationship that i have been involved with for quite some time in thee, that gets to the point of where it is destroyed. We broke up, which also was stressful for me and at this time, the Devil fought and had won. I thought that the world had threw me behind a bus and that God was looking over not doing a thing.

At this point i became so angry, that i refused to partake in any church activity or even go to church itself. I was so angry that I was sick all the time, especially on church days, it truly felt that i was beaten to a pulp. It went so far as to partying a lot, getting drunk, to try and let things go, but of course those methods never work out at all.

When you truly feel all hope is lost, that my friends is when it comes at the right time. This morning (4-29-13), I left my apartment in Grand Rapids MN to head to school in Hibbing MN. For those of you who don't know, Hibbing is about a 40 mile drive from my apartment. I was heading in to Grand Rapids listening to 99.9 USA Country Radio, and for some reason, I was not feeling like listening to country music. So i grabbed my iPod and plugged it in and hit shuffle. Guess what happened???? All the way to Hibbing, I listened to my favorite worship music, it spoke to me this morning. I truly believe that it was God's way of saying "Hey, I love you, I have never left you side and never will." It hit me with such force that I realized how big of a fool I have been the last month or so. It was that, that told me to keep fighting, to keep pursuing my dream of being a police officer. The Lord used those songs to show me that yes life sucks sometimes, but no matter what happens, things do come to you. For The Lord has a plan to help us through this life and every time we fall away, things happen. Like for me, you break up with your girl friend and you have money issues and you have no idea if you are able to make ends meet each month.

The one thing that I have learned this past month, is never let Him go. I mean He loves us so much that He sent His one and only Son, to die on the cross for your sins and mine. I dont deserve the love He shows me each and every day, but its not mine to say. Its God's to give and He chooses to give it to me and you for eternity. All we have to do is accept it.

Grace, Peace, and Mercy to all of you, on this sunny and beautiful Monday from our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and our Almighty Father in Heaven. Amen.

Have a great Monday everyone!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Money: Is that all we ever think about?

Well, it is that time again my friends. Yep, you thought right. Its tax season. That time of the year where you run down your whole year, trying to figure out where you spent all your money and what it was on. That time when you tell yourself why did I spend so much, why did I buy that. That time of the year where you barely sleep wondering if you managed to remembed and find all the necessary information that you need in order to complete the paper work on time. Man, it comes to be a nail biting, hair ripping expereince and it seems that as every year it passes, we think more and more about how we can squeeze money out of places that dont have the funding.

Money. Everytime I hear that word, it comes back to me as a burden and a curse. I say that because EVERY THING costs money. I mean look at it. Can you come up with something that does not cost money??? Other than air??? That is what this world is, how much money do you have and what are you spending it on. Its always looking at "burning" that hole in your pocket if you do not spend it right? Is that what we are doing now? Coming up with lame excuses as why we cannot buy our family food, or necessities, but we can go down to the bar and spend tons of money on beer and other beverages. Sadly our world is falling deeper and deeper in the ablis also known as debt.

Being a college student, I know what it is like to always think about money and debt. I mean lets face it, college is not exactly cheap. And most of us, do not have the pleausre of having our education handed to us on a silver platter with evertything there ready to go, for that is not how the world works. The reality sets in when you apply for your loans, looking at the interest that you must pay after school is completed and just picturing yourself in debt for years, and this is the reality for some people. Or the case of noticing that you can barely take care of yourself because of the fact that you have nothing to support yourself with. You cannot buy food or gas because you have nothing. It drives a lot of people into madness. Why do we do that to ourselves. We should know the difference between a necessitiy and a want, does that never the less always mean that we really know the difference? No it does not.

As you are finishing up your taxes this year, it only seems like a legit time to stop and think about where your money is going. As much as we hate to admit it, money is a part of life that we just cannot get rid of. There is an old phrase that I have heard a lot of times. It goes like this. There are only three things that you have to worry about in life. Those are eating, dying, and PAYING TAXES. Money is involved in our every day lives. Do not let it consume you.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Is it a Crime?

So do you know what it means for something to become a crime??? It seems to me that there are many different factors that go into play when you try and decide what exactly has to happen for a crime to occur.

I talk to a lot of friends who know that I am a law enforcement cadet, and all of them talk about how that cops don't complete a lot because a lot of "crimes" go unanswered. Well in order to really understand what it means to be a "crime," you need to first understand what statutes say that a crime is.

According to Minnesota (I know I have a few friends in North and South Dakota) a crime is defined as conduct that is prohibited by a particular statute. So in other words, if a statute or "rule" says that something is not a crime, that by logical reasoning, it is not a crime. Does not matter what it says morally or belief wise, for that is a part of a person's freedom in the United States. So like for example when it comes to traffic violations. Once again according to Minnesota "rules" a traffic violation is a petty misdemeanor which is NOT, I repeat NOT a crime. NO jail time is allowed for these type of rule violations. Why that is? It is because Minnesota statute says otherwise. The only time that any traffic violation would become a crime is if there is fleeing from police or you are operating a vehicle with a suspended license or driving a stolen car. So all in all most times when it comes to traffic then are not crimes. But like I said before, it all depends on the situation that are in and what needs to happen.

So based on what I just told you about violations, what do you consider a crime??? Why does the state of Minnesota think other wise? Do you think that the legislators who write these statutes have any morals or beliefs??? If so, why do you think that they talk about the fact that, you might think this is morally horrible, but the statute says that it is not illegal. Why is that???

I would love to hear back from people, why people do this??? Why do people assume with out knowing the law???

Here is your thought for the day!!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Let's Go For a Drive

I don't know about all of you, but today here in Northern Minnesota, it was absolutely beautiful out there. It is a perfect day to go for a drive with the windows down, sucking in the fresh air and having lots of visions of sitting in the squad car with those amazing sunglasses looking really cool and spiffy. Today is one of those days. So get off the computer and go enjoy this beautiful day, for you never know when it can go from a nice day to cold day!!!

Update: Student to Cadet!

Welcome Back!

Hello to all and I would like to say that I am very excited to come back to the world of blogging and having everyone updated on myself.

Since the last time I posted, I have made quite a few changes in my life, starting with I left my book selling position in Dorset last summer and contiuned working with my father in the outdoor business. That was a nice change back to a normal routine and I enjoyed working with that. I contiuned to work all summer long, mowing lawns and trying to get ready for spring semester of college once again.

Before I knew it, August had arrived and I went back to Itasca in Grand Rapids to contiune my education. I graduated from there this past May, and I decided to go back and try out a new program that I was interested in. Natural Resources Law Enforcement caught my eye and I decided to give it a go. I enjoyed everything out it, expect for the going outdoors part and walking around the woods all day. With that in my mind I decided to transfer to Hibbing Community College this spring to where I would be studying plain law enforcement and I have to tell you, it was the greatest decision I have made in my schooling career.

I am coming up to around week 6 already in spring semester and man have I been busy. Homework is taking up all of my time and I never been so busy studying and trying to get in hours of experience doing ride alongs with local agencies. Between doing that and keep myself out of trouble by staying involved with the Grand Rapids Players, I also decided to join my church band, where I sing tenor and play the bass guitar. So all in all I have become a very busy person since I joined the program here in Hibbing.

I just thought that I should update everyone on how things are going here. I am hoping to start blogging at least once a week to keep people updated on how things are.

Hope everyone is having a great Monday!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Adventure: Book Seller

Hello Everyone!! Its been a while since I have posted the last time and I thought it was time to give you an update. Since the last post I have graduated from Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids with my AA degree in Elementary Education, its hard to believe that the last 2 years has flown by. After graduation I have moved back to my hometown of Dorset Minnesota which is about 5 miles east of Park Rapids. Here in Dorset which is the Resteraut Capital of the World and a population size of about 15 (not kidding), I got the amazing opportunity to work at the local bookstore, and so far it has been a life changing experience and so far I must admit I am having a blast working here, especially since it is 2 blocks away from my house so I have no excuse to not get to work on time. Hahahha. After the summer is over I got accecpted into the police academy in Hibbing Minnesota for 3 semesters, so I am really looking forward to working and doing lots of excersies to passes the PT test this coming fall. Got lots going!! What about all of you?? Whats going on in your lives??? I would love to hear comments about how everyone else is doing!!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Play in Review: Erronious and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Its hard to believe that just over a couple of weeks ago the Grand Rapids Players finished performing their version of the great Roman Musical Comedy A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum. Being a member of these fine group of actors and actresses proved to be one of the greatest 3 months of hard work and dedication to make this show a reality. I had the pleasure of playing the character Erronious, who is a befuddled old man who is searching the whole time of the show for his children who were stolen in infancy by pirates. During this time there is a slave Pseudolus who is trying to get his freedom from his master Hero, who is in love with a girl who has been sold to the great Captain Miles Glorious. And of course the girl who was sold does not want to go with the captain and so the young master and the slave spend the whole show trying to hide her from him and of course it has many issues that arise and it becomes really funny and then of course when Erronious comes home in the middle of all of this it creates this interesting twist to the show. I had a great time and I am really sad that this play is over. There were so many things that I loved about this show that if I would talk about them all I wouldn't have enough room to fit it all in. And to make things even better I have nothing that I did not like at all for everything was a blast. One cool thing that happened to me during this show was the fact that I connected really well to my character that I played. Just trying to find motivation to find what he wanted in his life and that no matter how old you, you can make your life amazing and never let anything stand in your way, and it is because of this character that I am now working on my dream of becoming a police officer and its because of Erronious's amazing motivation and positive attitude that I am going for my dream. So I thank Erronious and I respect him more than ever, which is why I will always remember that great old Roman man Erronious. Until next time my dear friends, I am off to the Hills!!!!