Saturday, September 27


Ok, so I thought it was time to once again to begin recording my thoughts somewhere once again. However, I hate journaling. I can not stand the thought of writing out my thoughts with a pen and pencil. The act of writing seems so cumbersome, and tedious. So I've decided that a blog is my best option.

Why now? Well I listened to a sermon, and the guy made me rethink my lack of journaling. My hope with this is it will allow me to see what God has been teaching me, over a long period of time. THe key will be to post regularly, 2 to 3 times a week. Even when I don't have much to say. So if you are reading this then know that these are for me.

Wednesday, April 27


Seeing as how I haven't posted in forever I've decided to move. Beth and I now have a shared blog and we figured between the 2 of us we'll post enough to read.

Tuesday, March 1

5 questions

Myles' introduced me to this new game, called the interview, in which you get asked five questions, which you then have to post both questions and answers to your blog. Here are the official rules of her interview game:

1. If you want to participate, leave a comment below saying "interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions - each person's will be different.
3. You will update your journal/blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
6. I will answer reasonable follow up questions if you leave a comment.

1) If given the choice between the power to fart in musical notes or bend spoons with your toes, which would you choose?

I'd take the toes everytime! In spite of my youth ministerness I really detest flatulence in general whether it's musical or not.

2) Who, when you see them on TV, inspires you to want to bite them on the nose?
Barry "Big Fat Cheater" Bonds. I haven't liked him ever and can't wait till spring rolls around in a couple of years and no one says anything about Mr. Bonds.

3) There's a tornado bearing down on your house. Which picture do you grab?

The one of Beth and I sitting on a Rock in front of this cool stream on Mt. Rainier. My mom took the picture about 3 days after Beth and I started dating. If it was close enough I'd grab the picture Tim took of Him, Myself and Dan on Graduation day. All he did was hold it up and take a picture of the three of us himself, but it's still really cool. Love the shot!

4) You've been condemned to five years of purgatory in the form of a job. What job is it?

Selling casters. When I graduated from college I had a job for about 2 days working with a guy who sold casters for a living. I sat in one meeting and thought how the heck does anyone get excited about getting up everyday and selling wheels for refrigerators and heavy machinery?
Not the worst job in the world but not how I plan to spend my days.

5) When given the option to run or fight, what do you do?

Depends on how big a guy it is. My first instinct is defiantly to run! But if I'm in a power up position or I know that I'm right about something then I'll fight for it. But on the whole I'm a runner. I hate it too, but it's da truth.

Thursday, February 17

The Christian Label

I'd love to expound on this Quote but I don't have the time so I'll let is speak for itself:

"There is a danger in labeling things Christian. The word Christian first appears in the Bible as a noun. It's a person who follows Jesus. It's not an adjective that you attach to things to make them safe and palatable. So a Christian is someone who lives a certain way-who has oriented their life around a certain Savior's teachings, who believes profound things about the very ground of their being, who actually believes that compassion can change the world. A Christian is someone who lives a certain way. In the New Testament it's not a label that you attach to things in order to make them safe. Here's why: because something can be labeled christen and not be true and somethings can be true and not be labeled Christian."

- Rob Bell, teaching pastor, Mars Hill Church

Monday, December 27

Missing LOTR

Don't get me wrong I'm not going to dress up like a hobbit, nor will you catch me with a staff and wizards cloak, but this holiday season I was kind of bummed that I didn't have the excitement of a new "Lord of the Rings" movie to see.

I remember the first trailer I saw some 4-5 years ago. Having never heard of the books I yawned and though that'll be a "renter" at best. A year or so later I began to hear about it and so I saw the first movie. The trilogy now holds a special place in my heart, and I think is by far the greatest trilogy ever made (and I grew up on Star Wars and Indiana Jones).

So when I saw this article I was curious (click on the link in the title). It was the last paragraph that gave me Hope!

Wait For the Lion’s Share
For those still in need of hope, The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, is scheduled to be released Christmas 2005. C.S. Lewis’ fantasy series should appeal to the same audience that ate up Lord of the Rings. Movies based on the six other novels in The Chronicles of Narnia are set to hit the big screen in the six consecutive years. Hold onto your hobbits, Aslan’s on the way.

Ahhh I can sleep again with anxious anticipation (I just hope they are half as good as the LOTR)!

Tuesday, December 21

Fun News

This from our friends at the

Actor Receives $25 Million For Everyman RoleHOLLYWOOD—Tom Hanks will reunite with director Steven Spielberg in Dreamworks' Payne's Pride, in which he will play the part of everyman John Hamilton Payne and receive $25 million for his efforts. "Tom is a man of the people," Spielberg said. "America loves him because he seems so approachable, and that's exactly what I told him last weekend over some Merlot from his vineyards." Spielberg added that Hanks is always a joy to work with because "he can really nail 'down to earth.'"

Thursday, December 9

It's hard sometimes for people to admit that they are wrong!

But we love them any way.

Bill, Nick, Kwame and Amy entered the boardroom. . .

This would have been interesting

Before signing a deal to stay with the Cubs, Nomar Garciaparra instructed agent Arn Tellem to find out if the Yankees wanted the former Red Sox shortstop to play second base in The Bronx.
- New York Post

Seriously? Can you imagine? Just 2-3 years ago Nomar, Arod, and Jeter were considered maybe 3 of the greatest Shortstops ever!!! And George expects them to all play on the same team? Wow! some people I tell ya. Not that I think Nomar is all that, but seriously this would have been insane. It's already perposterous that the best SS in baseball plays 3rd for the yankees (thank you Derek Jeter's ego).

Anyway, I'll try and post something meaningful once school is out next monday.