Hello Again

Well it’s been a while since I posted.  Couple of factors went into that, 1)busy 2)sick.  So that’s that.

But some pretty cool and exciting things have happened.  our student ministry hosted an event called beyond::afterhours.  And that went really well.  We had 30 students show up and we had a great ole’ time.  I’ve heard a lot of very positive feedback on the event itself, both from students and parents. So Rock On!

Probably the highlight from that evening was the chance that I had to talk to a student who had a lot of great questions about God, Jesus and the church.  Any time I can have a real honest conversation with people about faith matters it’s a reminder for why I am in youth ministry.  There is nothing greater than changing someone’s perceptions of Christians.  :o)

So Friday night was great.  But on Saturday I started feeling pretty crummy with a cold and I’m just now starting to feel better, dayquil helps.  But Judah and I both have the same cold, so I’m hoping we can both kick it quickly.

Speaking of Judah he has learned the High Five-Pound It Combination.   He automatically goes to the Pound it after any kind of high five motion, so be ready, don’t leave him hanging.

I’ve set up a place outside of my house where I can work.  It’s at an undiclosed location, so don’t ask me where.  But just having that place brings joy to my life, I feel like I have a little bit more seperation between my home and work which is really valuable for my sanity.

And last night I got an early Birthday, Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, LaborDay, present.  Thanks to my parent’s contribution and kathy’s permission I was able to get an iPhone.  And it’s pretty stinking awesome.  I’m still learning how to make it the better tool for me to get stuff done, but I love the SMS conversation feature, visual voicemail, and mail and internet.  The recent updates where you can customize your home page are great too.  So I’m in geek heaven right now.

Something odd happened too recently.  I denied my first comment.  I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe in courtesy.  And I received a comment that was just mean for no reason.  And I just couldn’t leave it be.  It felt weird, but at the same time like it was the right thing for me to do.  As the creator of this blog I feel like I should create a culture around it and part of that culture is respect for other people.  Especially groups.  So I hope I haven’t come across as disrespectful to anyone, but in the future I hope that we are all civil and respectful.

On the plus side, both Matt Casper and Jim Henderson have left comments on my book review for Jim and Casper go to Church.  And that was cool.  It’s always neat to have the author respond in some way to your thoughts.

So that’s a lot of stuff but I had to get it all out there.  Have a great day

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