Sunday, October 30, 2005

To those who don't know: Comments

Howdy! Just in case you didn't know... you can always leave me comments about what I post about. Have something to add? Can you relate? Just want to leave me a silly message? Click on the comments link that is right below this post (it's in lime green) and then leave me a message.

You don't have to be a blogger member, and you can still leave me your name so I know who to blame! So what are you waiting for? Comment away!

Saturday, October 29, 2005


I was travelling back from my Futsal game in Edmonton today (we won 11-6 vs. Taylor), and I got stuck (read: chose to go) in the girls van. We had a lot of good conversations about a wide variety of topics. It was interesting to sit with a lot of people who are of the same age, and who also have their own opinions about the church, and different topics that are bound to come up when you talk about those things.

Because I've been involved in ministry in the past few months, a lot of what has been going through my head has to do with my own paradigm and what kind of ministry I really am looking towards. Do I want to pastor in a huge church with a food court, and tons of resources, or in a small church, where there are maybe two pastors, and I've got to be a lot more creative on small resources? Or do neither of those models fit where I'm going?

Am I looking for a church that is radically different from what we say today. Less service focused, and more relation-based? What would that look like? How could I foster open, accepting, and honest relationships in my congregation? Where do I start in my own life, I have so much to learn, so much to change. Yet I have to remember that it's a journey, not an instant cup of coffee.

Thoughts to consider. Father carry me through.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Babe the Pig

Just for those of you that were wondering what I've been up to over the past little while. We ran a youth event this past friday that I've been video editing for. Kevin and I put together a murder mystery and had the whole thing worked out for Friday night.

Work back with me... to a dark and stormy night. It's pitch black outside, but in drives a car in a hurry to an old barnyard. Out steps a man of tall stature and strolls into the barn. Only to find... BABE THE PIG!

The premise was a mall hunt, where we had parents and college kids hiding in the Chinook Centre in Calgary. Each missing person had a clue towards the mystery, and we brought them together at the end of the night.

As it turns out, finding the people was a little too hard, and no one figured out exactly what the mystery was (including the college kids, who had all of the clues). But I think that's better when push comes to shove. I'd rather have it harder than too easy, it's just a shame that they couldn't find all the clues. The next time we have a mall hunt, I know I'll have a better base to build off of, so that we can find a good balance.

Everyone had fun! Too bad I couldn't have been there. Recap video will be shown Sunday at church! I just finished burning the DVD. Posted by Picasa

The Cutest Thing Ever

This is Carys. Carys is sleeping. Carys is cute. Carys is also my neice! Put all those together, and you have an Uncle that is completely in love. I got back from the CCU Fairs not that long ago, and on Wednesday, I had a chance to spend some time with her, and with my Sister (thanks Lorelei!).

I'm telling you, there has to be some kind of a law against being this cute. It'll be fun to watch her grow up. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Video Editing on a HUGE screen.

It's a fair bit of fun... I'm video editing on a 27" LCD! The church has some new monitors for Powerpoint in the back of the sanctuary, and until they get mounted, I have one attached to my computer. 27" of widescreen goodness. You can't really complain about that! It says to sit at least 27" back... I think I am... I think! ;)

Making a video for Sunday morning, we want to raise awareness of our youth group in the main congregation. Nothing like watching some youth act out a pig getting killed! I'll post pictures soon.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Last Day

It's been a fun past couple of days, but it's going to be good to get to see some family, and then head on back to Three Hills. Seems like it was a bit stressful when I was gone, so I'm glad that I get to go back and help out! Time to start working on some vision, and promotion of the youth group in the church so that parents and families as a whole can see what we are doing in the youth group!

Tonight we are in Burnaby, and it's the last event, then I go straight from there to Lorelei and Orlando's. Time to take pictures of Baby Carys! It's funny to think that soon she won't be a baby any longer, and she'll be just Carys. She'll be cute one way or another!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Busy... and Good

Tonight was insane! We were so busy! But it was good to talk to a lot of students who were really searching for God's will in their lives. In that sense, it's been an awesome trip. It's been really good to get out from the norm, and hang out with people about my own age, and just enjoy their presence.

God has just been blessing me with the people I'm with, and the students I'm meeting. I'm really looking forward to taking some of this enthusiasm back to Bethel with me!

On the Road Again

So I've been on the road for the past couple of days. Been very good to just get away, but also to remember what I did over the summer. Sorta puts a perspective on where you are at in life. I've had a lot of good conversations about Prairie, but also about where different people are in their walk with God. It's been refreshing.

I've also really been enjoying talking with people my own age! One of the biggest frustrations of being in Three Hills is being surrounded by young adults, but not really getting to know any of them because they are all attending the college and really busy.

Tomorrow, the end of the tour, family, and Carys... :D

Friday, October 21, 2005


These are the memories! Travelling back from Tom and Leah's wedding... stopping for McDonalds. April and Keren, say cheese... in the middle of a lineup! The looks on people's faces made it all worthwhile. Posted by Picasa

Keeping Track

Alright, so I got to thinking about my internship... as usual! :) I need some way to track all that I go through, and what better way to do that then place it on the World Wide Web where the whole world can read about my mishaps! Who knows, by the end of it, maybe even Kevin will have a Blog that is solely devoted to all the things I do wrong! I'm sure it would make a good book too. We could turn it into a multi-million dollar business.

As it stand right now, I'm learning lots... finished video editing a 12 minute movie for tonight's game! And I won't even get to be there... tis a shame!

More soon!