Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday's Two-Cents

thoughts about the past week(end) ~ last week was a busy week - getting ready for Fall kick-off stuff and to be out for the weekend on a MT. Friday morning 16 of us from GS headed down to K.C. for an Inter-gen Mission Trip. The youngest was 15 and the oldest 80. Wow, what a trip. The group was great and the work was too. We spent our working time with the K.C. Rescue Mission. What a great ministry to the homeless of KC. I can't wait to go back again and help some more. Sounds like we might be making this a regular trip for our congregation. Also worshiped with our host church in KC (Gashland Pres) - heard a great sermon on Hell - still wondering what others thought about the message.

this weeks to dos ~ meetings, work and more work....and then vacation. This week and next are packed with Fall prep stuff for work - leader recruitment (still), prep for the leaders retreat, wrapping things up with my summer intern, and so much more. a handful of meetings as well. The blessing is Friday I'm out for vacation - Steph and I are headed to Kansas City for a 4-day weekend - time to relax and get a way before the Fall sneaks up on me. Can't wait!

book I'm reading ~ Purpose Driven Life; R. Warren, and Messy Spirituality; M. Yaconelli

tunes that triggered ~ a small handful of songs - each week LifeChurch puts their worship set up in a podcast and the last two have really spoken to me. great stuff - check them out on iTunes in the podcast section. sometimes I wish we could have worship sets like this as GS!

thoughts on the coming week ~ at camp we used to sing a song every Friday night about 7:30pm it went something like this "it's Friday, the campers are gone hooray for us (clap clap clap clap) - that's kind of my thoughts for the week - looking forward to Friday.

Scripture to skim ~ I'm really sticking on Phil 2:14-15 right now - I think it's what I need to focus on.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday's Two-Cents

thoughts about the past week(end) ~ well I can't much remember back to last week - so we'll stick with the weekend....I spent it with a bunch of teenagers and a handful of adults who sometimes act like teenagers - that's how we all get along so well! It was another TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) weekend and boy did God have a few things in store for me. I had an opportunity to work with some really great and Godly people dedicated to sharing Christ with others. I'm pretty sure I had a "light came on" moment with one of my youth....I'm tired - but it was absolutely worth it.

this weeks to dos ~ catch up on sleep, meetings, lots of them - with youth - catching up with them from all the summer activities. getting ready for a 3-day mission trip to K.C. and my favorite part of the week is tomorrow (Wed) Stephanie and I will celebrate our 3 year anniversary.

book I'm reading ~ Purpose Driven Life

tunes that triggered ~ sadly I'm trying to figure that out - I heard this really great song today and I can't figure out what it was - hopefully I'll update you on that later.

thoughts on the coming week ~ well I'm excited for dinner with Steph for our anniversary (we're taking 4 day's down to K.C. next weekend - that's kinda our celebration/vacation) - even though she already figured out what I got her - she's no fun!

Scripture to skim ~ Proverbs 3:5 & Ecclesiastes 4

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday's Two-Cents (131)

thoughts about the past week(end) ~ a slower paced weekend than the last - got some work done around the house (cleaning, yard work etc.) Had the opportunity for our RIPPLE Summer Splash on Sunday after worship. A final training meeting for an upcoming event and then a mission trip reunion party Sunday night. Yesterday was a great day as well - VBS kicked-off and the energy was high around the church. Also had a great conversation with a young adult - I'm so glad he's getting things together and seems committed to moving on with getting his life on track! Prayin' for him.

this weeks to dos ~ more on Fall prep (kick-offs, leader recruitment/prep), getting ready for a weekend youth event (starts Thursday afternoon), also having some friends over to the house tonight.

book I'm reading ~ going through Purpose Driven with a young man

thoughts about the coming week ~ it's a long one - but should be great! looking forward to it!

Scripture to skim ~ Phil 2:14-15

Monday, July 13, 2009

Learning to Walk...

So, this made me laugh - maybe I'm a horrible person for laughing but I thought I'd be honest. Yes, the city workers should have put the cones out - but come on - the girl is at fault too...

What do you think?

Friday, July 10, 2009

United Breaks Guitars...

Apparently if you are planning air travel with your guitar (on United) you should think differently.

Here is what United had to say on their Twitter

You can Google the story for more updates and details...I just thought it was a bit funny!


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuesday's Two-Cents (128)

thoughts about the past week(end) ~ I had a lot of fun this past weekend - however it was a busy one. First, this last week was busy around the office with post-mission trip work and getting my Intern lined up with some projects. Friday was nice to have the day off - spent time with some friends at some 4th parties. Saturday we spent some time with family and then the evening with some friends at a comedy show. By Sunday afternoon I was dragging - but went to church, then an afternoon meeting and a lite evening.

this weeks to dos ~ lots in the office...work on finishing up MT financials, work with my intern, a handful of meetings and work towards Fall kick-off stuff.

tunes that triggered ~ listened to some Big Daddy Weave and of course a bit of M. Jackson.

Scripture to skim ~ John 17

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Noah's (Lego) Ark

Last week I heard about a church attempting to set a LEGO world record - building a replica of Noah's Ark.

Built on a 1:37 scale the Ark was built with custom LEGO pieces shipped from the LEGO headquarters. The finished project is 12 ft long, 2 ft wide and 18 inches tall. Check out one of the pictures from the completed project.