Monday, April 28, 2008

Day Off Blog

I'll be honest, this weeks day off was a very good one but things happened at break neck pace...
  • taught SS
  • graphics for worship
  • parents of youth diner after church
  • FPU at an early time
  • attended the Creative Arts night that our church hosts 2 or 3 times a year (ice cream afterwards was definitely a good topper to the day)


  • I spent the day corralling a group of 5th graders on a trip to Camp Eberhart (run by the YMCA). We did archery, took 2 hikes, learned about edible plants in nature, did teamwork challenges, and went canoeing. The weather held out and we had a great day, but I was whooped when I headed back to work Monday night...

Monday, April 21, 2008

something to ponder... Warren Chastain

“It is easier to sing about “laying all on the altar” as long as we ourselves do not end up on the altar. In order that we might share the suffering of Christ, God has engineered the fruit-making process so that it always involves sacrifice. But people invariably seek ways to turn the altar into a stage for seeking applause.”
-- Warren Chastain

Day Off Blog , sort of...

The weekend was a blur! Lots of good stuff, but BUSY. this is what went down....
  • went with 24 teens and 3 adults to meet up with about a 1000 other teens for SPRING RIOT. All night at Western Michigan University for games, bowling, dodgeball, swimming, racquetball, volleyball, rock climbing, and other stuff.


  • came home from the RIOT
  • church clean up day
  • helped clean up the church ball field for 2 hours
  • Bethany softball practice
  • 1st birthday party for some of our friends' son


  • taught Sunday School
  • graphics for worship
  • pitching practice with Bethany
  • Mason/ Caleb baseball practice
  • led FPU

back to the grind today. Any volunteers to mow my lawn?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

John Adams -- A True American

I had heard good things about David McCullough's book as well as the documentary that has been airing on HBO about John Adams. Over Spring Break I started reading the book and I am finding some very quotable statements from Adams' pen and want to share some as I work through this book. Here is the first:
It will be hard work, but the more difficult and dangerous the enterprise, a higher crown of laurel is bestowed on the conqueror... But the point is now determined, and I shall have the liberty to think for myself.

Something to ponder...

"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things,
but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done."

-- Andy Rooney

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Spring Beak keeps rolling along...

Our time here in Ohio will come to a close later today. It has been a great time. We brought one of our daughter's friends with us and that was a great decision. I have been keeping completely soaked, eating junk food, drinking tropical drinks while reading poolside, and best of all; hanging with my family. It dawned on me again that with the boys in Jr High these opportunities will continue to get more limited. The reality of all of the responsibility of home calls, yet so does that lounge chair by the pool. We do miss our dog...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Spring Break... Kalahari is not just a desert

We are HERE for the next 2 and half days. Looking forward to some good times with my wife and kids. Day one was great. As you can see in the pic below they have a slide that lets you know how the tidy bowl man feels. Also, due to the generosity of an awesome friend I am now in the world of laptops again. This mean I can do a better job of blogging as well as some other projects.

Back to the family...