My last post was April 1, 2014. One could say I “fell off the blogging train.” And they’d be right! Call it busyness, call it lack of priority, the fact is I stopped blogging…for over 2 years!
Well, a lot has happened since April 1, 2014. And I have now, more than ever, desired to write. Thus the revamp of the blog.
I will admit – it’s going to be a slow start. You might expect only one blog post a week. In the midst of a new job (just finishing my first year at Willow Creek), and beginning my last semester of a two-year masters program, my plate is quite full.
But one post a week…that I can probably do. Hope to see you here!
A few weeks back I caught “John Q” on TV.
Denzel Washington is the main character…hence my fondness of it.
To sum up the story:
John’s son collapses at a baseball game.
Turns out he needs a new heart.
John can’t afford one.
Amidst taking the hospital hostage in order for his son to get a new heart,
John decides to kill himself in order to give the son his heart (spiritual undertones, I know)
And that’s where the lessons come in.
He is about to end his life so his son can live,
but he wants a few more words with his son.
Here is what John Q tells his son:
Listen to your mother
Treat girls like princesses
Don’t get caught up in the bad things
Now, life is more complicated than those three things.
But if you do those,
you are on the right track.
our student ministries team is pretty darn fun.
we like each other.
we’re able to hang out outside of our work environment, and we actually enjoy it.
i like that.
there’s something to say about a team that can have fun together
We’re here in North Carolina
Tonight we hit up the beach for some fireworks…
Good times had by all
After having my phone for nearly a week…I can genuinely say this thing rocks.
Here is what my home screen looks like.
(updated via iPhone4)
the past year and a half I’ve had the blessing of enjoying the first generation iPhone (2G).
it has been amazing.
but i am excited for this newfound gloriousness. the iPhone 4.
iMovie. Multi-tasking. awesome-sauce.
there is a lack of heroes in this generation. it’s sad, really.
what happened to the “someone” who your kids could emulate?
we need people like that…
someone you can look up to
someone who goes farther than you’d expect
someone who conquers more than you thought possible
well…look no further.
this man, Josh Isenhardt, single-handedly ate an entire TWO-POUND burger.
in the pic below: that’s him, in the top middle…holding the prized t-shirt proudly.
well there you have it. a new hero is born.
my phone is awesome. it’s an iPhone. at any moment i can:
check my email
pay my phone bill
check my bank statement
make a car payment
update my twitter/facebook status
track my weight loss
read the Bible
check the weather
keep up with the latest football games
listen to music
check the latest woot.com ‘shirt of the day’
and oh…send text messages and make phone calls.
it’s pretty great.
but if i’m not careful, i am proned to be more concerned about my phone than i am about how close i got to looking like Jesus today. dang. that hurt.
just thought i’d remind myself of that.
I recently moved to Ypsi. I am loving it more and more. why? that’s for a separate post. for now i will leave you with this pic…i’m on the roof, the sun is setting, and i’m reading 2 Kings. i’m kinda hating that in 2 months i won’t be able to do this (due to michigans bad habit of getting cold). i’ll enjoy it while i can
i started taking piano the other day. i’ve always wanted to learn. it’s something that i’ve always made excuses of why i couldn’t do it. no more of that. below is a pic of the sweet rig i got. blake let me borrow his M AUDIO keyboard. it plugs right into my MacBook. awesome.