Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Pictures from DCLA

Dick Clark

I was watching the Emmy's on Sunday night when the honored Dick Clark. He looks like an uncle who you have not seen in awhile, but got old and ill. Many generations grow up watching American Bandstand. It looks like he is coming close to his last New Years.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

We are at DCLA

After a great flight and no major problems with Northwest Airlines ( remember we give NWA plenty of grace. Because on a great day the airline is still really bad at customer service.). A quick ride by the airport shuttle for about 45 minutes we arrived at the Hilton Hotel. Travis spent the road trip counting nice cars you would not see in Hastings. Dinner was at the House of Blues.

After checking into the hotel and working on a small hotel issue for the girls, we moved to the big room. With a great overview of the first 6 chapters of John.

Today is our first small group time, some free time in the afternoon and in the evening some big tent time.

We should have pictures and more information up by the end of the night.

Monday, August 07, 2006

I want to become old

I want to become old like Billy Graham, in this week Newsweek (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14204483/) talks about how in his twilight years, he is slowly down, but spending more time reading and thinking about the Gospel. It seems that I am way to busy and active, to really think about the Gospel. This is a great read on Billy Graham life, logic would tells us his time is ending on earth, and what a great way to end a life. Moving closer to the cross.

What the Washington Post thinks of Youth Pastors

An interesting read, thanks to Josh for the note.



What a great weekend !

Saturday was a bachelor Party for Austin Walker, it was filled with golf (yes I did golf—A nice Putt to end the game on 18), time with shotguns shootings clay targets. ( no I did not shot the guns, figure that it not good for me to take out ½ the wedding party) and ending the evening with Texas hold em. After a 12 hour bachelor party , Sunday was a no church day and helped Austin and Calli moved into their new place. It was a great day to spend with both Austin’s and Calli parents and friends. This will be a fun wedding in a couple of weeks.


Tomorrow is packing and all of that pre youth ministry stuff before DCLA on Tuesday.




Sunday, August 06, 2006


DCLA blogginng will happen Starting Tuesday evening, I may let some of the youth attending DCLA to share in the experience. I am looking forward to an awesome week with some of my key youth and college age folks. I am hoping to catch up with my first youth from 14 years ago who is in youth ministry in Bakersfield. It should be a fun week.



Christian Club Takes On Proposed Strip Club right here in little old Minnesota.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Thought of The Day

Two of the most difficult things to get straight in life are Love and God .More often than not, the utter mess people make of their lives can be traced to failure, stupidity, or meanness in one or both of these areas -Eugene Peterson