Friday, May 26, 2006

Yorkies having Babies

I wanted to let my fellow Yorkies know that Mike and Michelle Parker and Karen (Harvey) Smith have both had new birth's.

I will link to Karen's site if I get one.

Sawyer Parker was born on Wednesday and Brady Smith was born on Thursday.

Our God is An Awesome God!

3 Months and Our third will arrive!!!

Social Hazard

Our theme this weekend at camp is Social Hazard and the director's theme verse is Romans 12:2. As I have been working on comitting this verse to memory and working on my talk for Sunday night to summarize and conclude the weekend. There is no verse that gives a better "How-To" than this passage from Isaiah.

"Quit your worship charades.
I can't stand your trivial religious games:
Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetings—
meetings, meetings, meetings—I can't stand one more!
Meetings for this, meetings for that. I hate them!
You've worn me out!
I'm sick of your religion, religion, religion,
while you go right on sinning.
When you put on your next prayer-performance,
I'll be looking the other way.
No matter how long or loud or often you pray,
I'll not be listening.
And do you know why? Because you've been tearing
people to pieces, and your hands are bloody.
Go home and wash up.
Clean up your act.

"Sweep your lives clean of your evildoings
so I don't have to look at them any longer.
Say no to wrong.
Learn to do good.
Work for justice.
Help the down-and-out.
Stand up for the homeless.
Go to bat for the defenseless.
Isaiah 1:13-17;"

I was inspired by Wicky's MySpace page to create the graphic at the bottom for the T-shirt I will wear while I speak Sunday night.

Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
Romans 12:2

Friday, May 19, 2006

I Am Green Lantern

Your results:
You are Green Lantern

Green Lantern
Iron Man
Wonder Woman
The Flash
Hot-headed. You have strong
will power and a good imagination.

Click here to take the "Which Superhero are you?" quiz...

Saturday, May 06, 2006

A New Masculinty

At a mens retreat this weekend, I spoke on New Masculinty. It was a wonderful retreat and a great lesson to remind myself of the goals I shoudl be pursiung. I have uploaded the PDF of my sermon if you are intrested.

Monday, May 01, 2006

I's Like To Thank The Academy...

I'd like to thank the Academy...

So it is with GREAT PRIDE that I let you know that I have been upgraded from contender to WINNER... in the Marko caption contest!!!

dude -- you won!
tell me what YS book you want, and give me a mailing address, and i'll have it sent out to you.
Mark Oestreicher
Youth Specialties

I'd be remiss if I did not mention that I know I am loser to be excited about this. However usually it is a VERY SMALL population of people who find my sense of humor funny.

...Oh Oh Oh! And Of Course God! Woo Hoo!!!!

I could've been a contender.

"You don't understand! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am."

Youth Specialties boss Marko had Painting In Need Of A Caption contest up on his blog.

I have entered several of his caption contest before and have never made the contender list. However this time I did. Check out the post... and the contenders list!

I must say I am truly a bum, to be this proud!!!