If you're feeling lonely…

Recently, Pastor Phill has been talking about love. And a prominent idea he has preached about when he is speaking on love is this, “do not enter a dating relationship (or any relationship for that matter) to make yourself feel less lonely.” While I realized that a couple of my relationships were based solely on the fact that I wanted to appease my lonely feelings, I happened upon a funny little critter.

The Australian Sugar Glider

This is an Australian Sugar Glider, originally from… you guessed it, Australia, these marsupials (born in a pouch) love to eat fresh fruits and veggies, are nocturnal, and while in Australia, like partying with Koala bears. They are bred here in the United States.

When I first learned of this pet, I thought it was just a glorified hamster. However this delicate little guy is a companion for about 12 years.

Funny thing is, the attribute that most intrigued me was the fact that this animal is soooo attracted to its primary owner, that if it is left alone, or babysat for too long, (spring break for example) it can die! I thought, how cool is this!?! A little hamster (that can fly no less, essentially a flying squirrel) that has to be by me all the time! I was instantly in love. I wanted a companion, a glorified rodent for God’s sake, to keep me company!!

So I give you the Australian Sugar Glider, the most loyal companion one can have. Move over doggy, man’s got a new best friend.

Heck, some humans don’t even stay together 12 years..

So with this I have warned you, if you’re lonely, don’t break a girl/boy’s heart, just buy a sugar glider, (they’re easier to take care of in the long run anyway, not to mention cheaper..).

Become a proud owner of a sugar glider!

Learn more about Australian Sugar Gliders.



First Post!

Hey!  My name is Chris Martin.  I’m gunna use this first post to tell you a little about myself.

I am going to be a senior at Snider High School this coming fall and I am really looking forward to it!  I played football my freshman and sophomore years, but then decided to give it up because it was taking up too much valuable time I could’ve spent doing more productive things.  I have written for the newspaper at Snider for a couple years now, and was the sports editor last year.  I really enjoy writing, whether it be on deep thoughts, or elaborating on random happenings that take place each day.

I have been going to Brookside Community Church since I was in third grade (about 8 or 9 years), and I absolutely love it!  Our youth pastor, Phill Knuth, is a great speaker and friend that I have been blessed to know for about five years.  He is pushing the youth group to achieve spiritual goals that can only make us all stronger Christians!  If you ever wanna come, feel free!!  It is every Wednesday at about 7pm.

What I hope to do with this blog is to write about some of what is taught at Brookside Youth Group as well as some of my own thoughts and findings while studying scripture.  I look forward to hearing from you (the readers) with any comments or questions you might have!

I also want to thank Scotty and Ross for making it possible to add me onto the site.  Thanks guys!