Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Snow again...

It's snowing...I hate snow...I hate the cold...I just wish it was warm and that I was somewhere fun...maybe Maui or Disneyland with my family...yeah, that sounds like the plan...now if only I could win the lotto!

And now back to The Amazing Race...

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Running on fumes...

I feel like I'm running on empty. Not much else to it except I'm worn out, tired and just all around exhausted. My head is spinning and my heart aches. I wouldn't say i'm depressed, but I certainly am not impressed.

Oh yeah, and I need to fill the truck up with gas too.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Good soccer, bad soccer...

Well, it's a sad day to watch my Red Devils bow out of the Champions League. I honestly felt that they could pull it off at the San Siro. And while I must admit that I have had my doubts about Ruud's fitness, I really thought he'd make this game count. Although I will still hold to the dream that Smith would have netted one if he had been on earlier!

As for the good soccer, my team played their final indoor game of the season. We started the season with one win in nine and we've ended the season with 8 wins and 1 tie in the last 9.

It was also nice to put 2 in the net tonight. Since my ACL replacement in June I obviously haven't played much. But now I'm feeling more like myslef. I can't wait for the outdoor season to begin, although that isn't until May.

Either way, it's still a beautiful game!

Monday, March 07, 2005


Why do YP's get paid so little for doing so much work?
Why do so many people think I have ambitions to be an SP?
Why do I always get called an "apprentice"?
Why must I continually be looked at like I'm talking out of my butt?
Why are people who say they love Jesus, so hurtful?
Why do youth always get called "the church of tomorrow"?

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Proud father...

I just have to say that it does this dad's heart proud when his boy is learning all about Star Wars. And not that new stuff...the good stuff. The originals.

It started at Christmas when he was sick. My wife mentioned that she had watched Star Wars when she was sick when growing up. Then my son asked, "Can I watch Star Wars?" We figured we'd give it a try.

He then proceeded to watch all three of them! And if we trace this story back one year earlier he got his first official Star Wars toys...the Galactic Battlegound Millenium Falcoln. and X-Wing Fighter and some figurines.

Then there was today. While wandering through Toys R Us we find more of these figurines. So now we own 10 more figurines..I mean, he owns...yeah, he... We probably spent way too much on toys, but I've always been a sucker for Star Wars. And now that my boy is playing with them and learning their names, I'm that much happier. Money well spent!

Kids are great!

(BTW, we didn't want our little girl left out so she got her very first Cabbage Patch kid! She even picked her out all be herself...well, kind of.)

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Long time coming...

I must say it is about time that I got a Saturday off! Seems like the norm lately is to end up working at least half the day or more on church stuff which means less time with the family. We've been so crazy busy lately that I feel I hardly have the chance to have a decent conversation with my wife or hang out with the kids.

It's weeks like this that I seriously think "church life" tends to cause more harm to my family than good. Don't get me wrong, I try to be protective of my family time (like today when I didn't go to a worship seminar) but it still feels like "church" is always stealing me away. And when I'm not actually physically gone, I feel like I'm mentally missing. Sometimes I wish i could just leave work at the office.

It's been difficult these last few weeks. It's hard to gather my thoughts. It's even more difficult to come to any solid conclusions. Right now I'm just trying to make it through to holidays. Maybe that will give me some much needed time off to relax and gather my head and heart.