Wednesday, March 28, 2007

vlog 20 - This just in...

Mike Who?


After weeks of developing carpel tunnel I have bowled my best game of Wii bowling. I almost had a perfect game. It the 6th or 7th frame of the Wii training bowling I hit all but one pin and I only got 85 pins in the 10th and last frame. It was a bummer but I destroyed all of my friend's high score. I still have not beat my best total but here is my best documented effort.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

vlog 018 - Sorry

Fix...

I need to email in white letters...

I just figured out how to post via email

This is a test post.  I just saw that I can post by sending an email to a secret address.  If this works I will be more likely to post more often.  Later...blog out.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

PAUSE(youth ministry) - UNPAUSE(wii)

Okay, today I am doing a little home work but the church button is on pause, I am not checking email or going in at all today but I will take a few breaks and play video games...I have loved video games from the days of Atari. Actually I just gave my old original Atari and about 50 games to good will 3 years ago...just saw that they were selling well on eBay...grrrrrr! Anyway, I have to give some props to the Nintendo Wii. I have been a Sony Playstation guy but he PS3 is too pricey and I just do not want an Xbox (unless it is free). Both of those systems are way better in the graphic department and other than the infamous Zelda there are really not great action games for the Wii like there are for the Xbox and PS3. However I am hooked on the Wii, it's remote is awesome, you are living in the game and you get a workout in the process. If you have never played you need to try! Also the price is about $200-$500 cheaper than the other systems. you can see in my picture that I bowled a 712 in the training area...super fun! I bowled a 768 as a guest...when I found out it did not save because i was a guest I was flipping out. Anyway, if you want a Wii...good luck in finding one. But if you have one and are looking to turn your video game vegging into a worthwhile workout check out these 2 blogs. Guy loses 9lbs in 30 days just by playing Wii sports. And this guy created a whole website devoted to a Wii weight loss program. If anyone know of any awesome games that get you moving please drop a note on the blog here and maybe a link the game. I hear there may be a "Wii Fitness" game coming out soon. That would be awesome.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

HeartBeat Youth Ministry - 03.07.07

Ministry Review
Agenda:
Welcome/Announcements
Game - (Sculpt a dog out of chewed Tootsie Rolls - 3 guys vs. 3 girls)
Small Group Questions
Gym Competition
Worship
Talk
Closing song (2)

Thoughts:
Tonight felt pretty good. The overall energy was high, we had the gym this week for a game (always a big hit), the worship was solid and the talk went well. All in all it was a good kick off for our junior high four week series. The next two weeks Erin will speak on repeating our mistakes and barking orders. The series will close with Erik speaking on obedience and authority. It is a great line up and the weeks keep getting stronger...I can't wait!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Beware of the Dog..."In Me"

Wow...I have not written a blog or recorded a Vlog in months. I have been uber busy. To get you up to speed; classes are coming to an end (2 weeks), Keri is BIG and ready to pop out a baby but she is not due until June 30, Owen is crazy fun (2 yrs old), church is a load of business, youth ministry has been going strong, our junior high group is a lot of fun, our mission trip training is beginning soon, and I need a vacation...badly.

Group Magazine gave me a call-back and I will be doing one of their final GML (Group Magazine Live) Workshops. This is great! I will be off to Sandston, VA at the end of next month. These youth ministry training workshops have been really good., both for me and those attending.

And finally our junior high youth ministry begins a new four week series tomorrow called "Beware of the Dog..."In Me." We are drawing the comparison between dogs and us. You know those Beware of the Dog signs; living behind the sign is a bog ready to rip your arms off. Are very different? We were born sinner, we bit people verbally (sometimes I just bit people with my teeth), how obedient are we, and finally we know dogs love to eat their own vomit, why? Are we protecting ourselves from all those dogs we run into in this world? Or are we the dogs?

Blog out...