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.






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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1 06 2009

We are excited about our summer-

2 Camps (Hume San Diego)

1 Youth Conference (DCLA 09)

1 Service Project (Back to San Diego)

1 YFC Regional Conference

1 Trip back to SoCal to retrieve our kids

It is going to be a crazy, wonderful, wild, full, busy, hectic, fun, incredible summer.  I’m excited about all of it…

Except for the driving.

I just added up the mileage that I’ll cover between now and the end of July.


Yup. Five thousand, two hundred miles.  In under 60 days.  Some People Call Me Mom (my hot wife) will cover every bit of that minus 700 miles.

My butt hurts just thinking about it.  Thank you, Lord for iPods, coffee, and sunflower seeds.