Friday, April 29, 2005

Light headed...

Since we're heading off to Mexico this summer we have to get Hep A and B shots. You know what the kicker is? I can't stand getting shots. I almost pass out.

So today I thought I'd be ok. I was wrong and spent 30 minutes lying on the table in the DR's office sipping a juice box and feeling like a fool.

That can't be normal...

Monday, April 25, 2005

Got a car...(almost)

Well we traded our SUV in for a car. I know, pretty profound, eh? Well, I should say we have "almost" traded it in. We were supposed to pick it up today but then we found out that our current vehicle has a lien against it.

It appears that the person who owned it before us used it to take out a loan and the dealership that sold us the SUV back in 2003 never even bother to look into it. I was livid today. Let's just say that we're dealing with another dealership now. Hopefully this all gets sorted out in the morning.

So now the question may be, "What leads us to get a car?" Well, that leads us to some more interesting info which I'll save for another day.

Monday, April 18, 2005

What on earth...

I miss one year of outdoor soccer due to a torn ACL and I completely forget how to put the ball in the back of the net. It was a long night at practice tonight. Maybe I can figure out how to get my feet back before the season officially begins.

Here's to wishin'...

Sunday, April 17, 2005

What a morning...

It was finally time for our annual "Youth Sunday". For the very first time in my 5 years here, the students completely led the worship with no help from me. I didn't even play in the band. And they did so well! And to think that most of these students have only started playing their instrumenst in the past 2 years!

I also had the privelage of preaching, baptizing one of our students and seeing 3 of out high schoolers welcomed into membership. One comment my wife recieved was, "Why can't church always be like that?"

The panic moment came last night when I tried to make a dvd of slides, video and music. The blasted program kept shutting down! So there I was at 2:30am trying to salvage the pictures and put them into a powerpoint presentation. What was originally 7 minutes long with great pictures, transitions, music, video clips and some other surprises ended up being a 3 minute slide show. But nobody knew the difference except for me.

I really need to find a decent dvd creating program. Any ideas?

Friday, April 15, 2005


I just spent some time reflecting on our SR High Bible Study on Wednesday. We talked about silence. How ironic is that?

We watched a video called "Noise" which just went on to challenge all of us to be silent before God and to listen for His voice. I know that I'm always trying to listen for God in the noise. I listen for Him in music and movies. I look for Him in books and magazines. I can occasionally find Him in my truck or my office. But I rarely hear Him in the silence. Why is that? Because I'm never quiet.

I've taken on a challenge with my students. Find 15 minutes of quiet sometime in the next week where you just listen for God's voice. I guess I don't need to say that I haven't found the time yet. But hey, it's only Friday.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

The tradition continues...

Tonight my son began his soccer career! I think I'm more proud of him now than when he watched the Star Wars trilogy for the first time. Unfortunately I missed his "try-out" due to youth events.

My wife said he did amazing. Apparently the coaches were impressed with his abilities which we've spent so much time working on in the past year. Now if only he can go on to make millions!

At least in weeks to come he plays on Tuesday's and Thursday's so I can make it to the games. I can't wait! This daddy's heart is so huge right now.

But let's not forget my baby girl (almost 3). She spent the evening with me at youth with the JR Highs playing dodgeball and basketball. So much fun! She's an absolute riot!