Friday, September 28, 2007

Free Wake-up Call

I am not sure how useful this is but I found a website that allows you to send yourself a wake-up call and when you answer the call you will hear a message that you type to yourself. Again, if you know how to set an alarm on your phone this is really usless...however, if you know you have a meeting that you know will go one forever you might want to have this webpage call you so you can get up an leave. Check it out...useless, yet potential.

New Book...

One of my favorite preachers, Mark Driscoll, just came out with a new book. If you pre order it and are one of the first 1000 you will get a free PDF of the book when it comes out. This is cool if you want to read a book on your computer or print pages from it.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Why was this ever ok?

As an elementary student I remember our teacher letting us watch tv programs that were educational like The Letter People and Sesame Street but what the heck was up with Mr. Slim Goodbody? That image has haunted me for years.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

It is official!

I have been voted in as a pastor. It was a long meeting due to all the questioning but I felt things went very well. I was encouraged by the questions, the overwhelming support in the voting numbers, the one on one contacts I have had with people after the meeting and since the meeting. I look forward to what God has in store for our student ministries.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Going Back To School?

I know I just finished, but I am feeling the itch to be 100% done. I see a doctorate in my future and I do not know how easy it will be to jump back into school in 5 or so years. Until I saw this...Easy Doctorate...only $299. Count me in...I know what you are thinking, is it really legal? Well, they say right on their home page that it is legal. It has to be is in bold type.

Family Fun

This is a great look from my youngest. Miles has been a bit of a challenge for us, mostly in the sleep area. He loves being held...especially at 3:30 am. We really do not remember much of the past few weeks due to the lack of sleepy sleepy. Anyway, one of the things we hope to remember is that today was Owen's first day of school, kind of... He went to his first day of Mom's Day Out. This is a program kind of like pre-school, but it is a pre-pre-school and also a bible based program so I guess it is pre-pre-Bible-school. Here are some of my favorite pics form our trip to his class. Just click to enlarge.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

20 Chickens In A Big Fun Bag

A friend reminded me of a post I added to the Youth Specialties games forum years ago.

You see, I was looking for a game for our Wednesday night gathering. I came across a game where you get 5 to 10 diapers and chew up or melt 5 to 10 candy bars and place them in the diapers. The students get a game sheet and try guessing the candy bar type (Snickers, MilkyWay, Kit Kat, etc). This sounded pretty fun and pretty funny. However, I continued reading the comments posted about this game and they were ridiculous! Youth pastors across the world were bashing this game saying it did not honor God and that to have a game representing poop was taking our kids down a path that they did not need to go in a church.

This aggrevated me. I mean, come on. If you don't like the game, don't play it with your students. If there is a link to an inappropriate web site or "ad spam", make a comment and get it off, but this was a legitimate game. In my aggrevation, I decided to write a post about a game that I just made up to see if it would be met with the same opposition. All I can say is that some Christians get fired up way too easily...however, I laugh every time I read these posts.

Enjoy...20 Chickens In A Big Fun Bag!!!