An interesting read here from the La Times
Monday, July 31, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006
I do not know what happen this past week, but ministry has been a blast!!! I have spent a good amount of time doing 1-1 meetings and stuff and everyone has been great.. I wish I knew the secret, I think maybe having the major summer projects out of the way is the key to this week.
Tomorrow will be an admin day of paperwork, but also a road trip to see the twins games which I am very excited about.
Anybody going to London these days. It appears you can buy a special Monopoly game that instead of money ( ie cash) you play with a debit card, yeap a debit card. I am just not sure if I can play Monopoly that way. Times are changing. The Debit card version is coming to America soon.
Monday, July 24, 2006
Well the summer sizzler camp (grades 6-9) is over for another year. It was a young camp, which provided a bit stressful for some of our staff, as they struggled with the lack of depth, but in the end it was a great camp. The lesson I relearned is that God will appear and really does not need our micro managing and second guessing.
I have been told that Friday night was one of the best ever ( last year was great, so I am glad people thought it was better then that). It something to see college age and high school kids washing the feet of middle school kids and praying over them one at a time. What is even a stronger vision is the middle school kids praying over the high school and college leaders who help at this camp.
I was touched when the other leaders of camp prayed over me. It amazing how often in ministry I feel unloved by the church, it was good to experience that love. I know God loves me, sometimes you wonder about the other people in your life, well at least I do.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
I really do not understand all of the history and conflict in the Middle East, but this evening on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams they had one line in story that I thought was interesting. “ Israel citizens fled to the bomb shelters”. It is hard for me to understand having a bomb shelter to be a normal part of life.
When we hear those stories, maybe we need “Peace on Earth” a little bit more then the day before.
I have survived the New Orleans Mission trip and is just days away from Going to Junior High Camp. Camp Weather could be 100 Degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Should be interesting. It will be a small camp this year, but we are rebuilding the program and that will take time.
Then Mid August off to Anaheim for DCLA which will be a blast. I hope to catch up with an old friend in California. The chances of that happening is small, but get to hang out ( okay not really but listen - ) to Chris Tomlin, David Crowder and Loiuie and Doug fields. So it will be good for the students and for me.
After Austin Walker wedding I have a week vacation, so do I stay home and do nothing, go to Colorado or Florida ( could stay in a condo and maybe see the shuttle take off!), so leave a comment and tell me where I should go.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
On Tuesday night attended the 10:00 pm viewing of the movie. The movie was 2 ½ hours, but it just flew by. Very seldom to I want to see a movie right away, well this is one of those movies. I will not spoil the movie, but just a couple of general thoughts.
- They did a great job to move to explain the past and bring us up to the current time in Smallville and such.
- Love they still used the John Williams original soundtrack from the old movies, you cannot go wrong with a John Williams
- Jimmy Olslon, was actually a real person and not an idiot.
- Loved Lex Luther, different then Gene Hackman, but that was good.
- Liked what they did with Editor Perry White.
- Good casting with the start of movie career for a lot of actors