Things I’m not:

7 04 2010

Here’s a list of things I’m not:
Blogger
Web Designer
Video Editor
Motorcycle Mechanic
Boat Restorer
Candle Maker
Certified Red Cross First Aid/CPR Trainer

I, like my Dad, am what some might call “Jack of all trades, Master of none.”

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Zane

28 01 2010

We lost a friend tonight…

A man who loved Jesus.

A man who was crazy about his wife and kids.

A man who loved to point military kids to Jesus.

Zane Biddle is ok… he’s with Jesus.

Our hearts break for Julie and the kids.

There should be a link to make a financial contribution to help the Biddle family out on the MCYM website soon.

Lord, we don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you.





Halloween- A Socialist Holiday?

1 11 2009

I have recently come to the realization that Halloween should he the Socialists favorite holiday.

1. Redistribution of wealth
Children receive massive quantities of candy in the ritual known as “trick-or-treat.”. These children typically have no means of paying for said candy. Sounds like the opposite of capitalism to me.

2. Wealth is accumulated in direct proportion to the amount of labor expended.
Those children who spend four haours going door to door will typically have significantly larger amounts of candy than those who only “trick-or-treat” for 15 minutes.

Is this the American way?

You decide.





My Response to MarkO’s release from YS by Zondervan

24 10 2009

It. Sucks.

The “Official” Press Release





Been Kinda Quiet Around Here…

23 09 2009

I have not been in a very bloggy mood lately. Not since July, in fact. I realized that my last post was while I was at DCLA09 at the L.A. Convention Center…
It just so happens that I’m on my way back to L.A. to work the National Youth Worker’s Convention. I’m excited about being around all my YS peeps again, ministering to fellow Youth Workers, and being spiritually & emotionally refreshed.
However….
It was hard to leave this time.
1. I never like leaving my family, but really didn’t want to this week.
2. We have some great momentum going in the ministry, and I hope the momentum happens in spite of me not because of me. I hope I get back and everything is rollin’ right along.
3. Travel isn’t cheap, and I question whether or not this trip was a wise decision financially.

When it’s all said and done, I committed to being a part of the YS team for this week. They’re even making me a lead for the Seminar Team. (I think that means I go get Michelle and Kelley coffee whenever they want it, but we’ll see.)

Regardless, L.A. here I come!





Wow! #dcla

28 06 2009

I’m currently sitting in the lobby of the L.A. Convention Center. We brought a great group of nine students to this conference, and are taking 7 of them down to San Diego for camp tomorrow afternoon. (another 6 are coming straight from AZ to meet us there)

I’ll write more later, but let me say one thing: “Big Room” has been amazing.
-Worship with Starfield
-Francis Chan
-Shane Claiborne
-Skit Guys
-Kendall Payne
-Mandee What’shername

They are basically telling the story of the Bible from cover to cover in about 10 hours, using interactive/multimedia/storytelling. I’m impressed, and I’m not easy to impress when it comes to media/tech/”wow” factor.

I’ll break down more of my thoughts when I’m not so tired.

Be.

Love.

Serve.

Repeat.





Life together

4 06 2009

I’m all about “doing life together” with students.  I want to be part of their lives in the good times and the bad. Right now it hurts to be so involved in some of their lives though.

Lately, Janelle and I have been looking at each other and saying “what were they thinking?” or “how can they be so boneheaded/stupid/clueless/rebellious?”  I’m all about loving kids where they are at.  When they continue to make stupid choices, it makes me crazy!  I guess now I know how God feels on a daily basis with me. 🙂

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