Thursday, September 8, 2011

Nathan Michael Singo

God works in painful, yet wonderful ways.

On April 19th, 2011, my best bud was taken from me.  It seems like a lifetime ago, but then again it seems like just yesterday.  The pain level has definitely decreased, but it is still there.  I'm not sad for him, I'm sad for me.  Yes, it's selfish.  But I think I'm allowed to be selfish if I just lost him.  Anyways, at his funeral service, so many people went forward to the altar to accept Christ.  This made Nate's death worth it.  More for the Kingdom!

Nate was a pastor's kid so he was used to the church setting.  The Sunday before he died though, he rededicated his life to Christ.  This bring tears to my eyes as I think about it.

Nate truly was a soldier for Jesus.  His legacy will go on forever and ever . I miss him so badly, but I'm getting used to the fact that my "Big Bro" isn't here in person any more.  The only thing I know is that I will see him again, very soon, because I'm Heaven-bound!

Nate was always a blessing to me.  He always had a beautiful smile on his face.  As the tears run down my face, I sit here thinking of the many times I got a heartwarming hug from him; all of the times that he made my day so much brighter just by saying that he had my back.

I've heard some people say that this was the devil's doing.  In some ways, one could argue that.  But I personally think it was all God's doing!  He was finished with Nate here.  And it was time for Nate to go Home.  That Tuesday did not catch God by surprise.  It was part of the huge plan He's got.  Yeah, it's soo hard losing someone, but the hope that we have that we WILL see him again!!!!!

I am looking forward to seeing Natey again, but I'm more looking forward to seeing my Jesus! Nate can wait. I want to see my savior face to face! Isn't that going to be awesome?! I'm so comforted by that!

I miss my sweetheart, but I'll see him very very soon.

I love you Nate! <3

  • "You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times
    And at least a thousand times, I've rejoiced for you
    But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry
    Is how long must I wait to be with you"
         -Homesick by Mercyme
  • Hebrews 11:1- "Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."
  • "My heart will fly when I finally see You face to face
    And my tears will fly away, away"
         -My Heart Will Fly by Mercyme

Nathan Michael Singo
Always in my heart.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How Great Thou Art

Before youth group on Wednesdays, my friends and I usually go to Wendy's or McDonald's and the mall to hang out for a little while.  Well today a couple of my friends had to go to Giant Eagle.  As we were exiting the highway, my friend Kraig said "the sky looks really cool" (or something along those lines).  I looked up and saw a picture somewhat like this.

Now, this isn't my picture and I don't take credit for it.  But it was as beautiful as this.  Just as we came around the bend and I saw this, I heard the lyrics "Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee; How great Thou art, how great Thou art..." I had tears in my eyes because it looked like Heaven was peeking through the sky! 

I had a pretty bad weekend.  We had some family in town, so that made it a little better.  But at the end I was just very discouraged.  Then I realized that it's not about me.  It's about giving God the glory.  He's got wonderful plans for me to succeed!  And He does have plans that will bring along some suffering, but that's how we learn and grow!  But just getting a look at that sky made me think "Look how great You really are, God!"  

Although I was having a bad weekend, I was comforted with the thought that even though our God is that great, He still walks beside me every single day and cares for my well-being. It's awesome!  I hope you are comforted the same way that I was today.

  • Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you a hope and a future."
  • Name above all names
    You are worthy of all praise
    My heart will sing "How great is our God"
       -How Great Is Our God by Chris Tomlin

Monday, August 29, 2011


Becoming selfless is such a hard thing to do. I know from previous experience that it's easier said than done. I could spend all day saying "Don't be selfish!", but let's be honest, That's not going to work.

One thing that I've noticed from the many years of me reading my bible and studying and talking with God is that I am not here for me. So many people in this world think that they are here for themselves and to just boost themselves higher than everyone else. Unfortunately, they are 100% wrong.

I wish I could portray to everyone that God created you, and He put you in this world, (and He can take you out of it in the blink of an eye!!!). He's the Master of all. He's your Creator, and you are not worthy of Him. I'm not worthy of Him! No one is. But, He was gracious enough to save me, you, everyone so we can spend eternity with Him instead of the place of torture.

When I try to be selfless, I try to think of what I would want if I were the other person. There's that saying and verse "Do unto others...." and every time I have the decision that will benefit me or the other person, I try to think of these words and I try to do what will benefit the other person instead of me. It's a very hard thing to do; sometimes the other person won't even be appreciative or happy about the decision you've made. All in all, it glorifies God when you are selfless.

Being selfless is one really hard thing to do. I struggle; everyone does. Because it is human nature to be selfish and to only care about yourself. Let's take some time to reevaluate out lives and see just how selfish/selfless we are. If you step back and look, you can really see a difference!

  • "I can't change the world, but I can live with open hands. And I can't change the world, but I can give all that I can. And I can pray and I can love. But when all is said and done, I can't change the world, but I can change the world for one." - Compassion by Rough Draft