Friday, April 17, 2009


last month it was a meat slicer + a thumb... this month it's a ripstick + a hill!


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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dang it feels good to be a gangsta... I mean... to be in youth ministry!

Last night was just a terrific night of ministry! I have been slowly grounding myself into the beast of a youth ministry known as One for a few months, and just recognized a sort of break through last night. Between some ultimate (frisbee) with the boys, pizza hangout, an exciting meeting with the overall youth pastor, making a newcomer feel welcome, and praying with a student during worship... it was great! For the first time really since last August, I felt like I was actually doing youth ministry. It has been my continual prayer that rather than getting sucked into the workforce, that I would stick to the plan and only remain there for a short time to help take care of some Moody debt, before moving into full time youth ministry. Although I really like my job, I know that I am called to and built for much more greater things... 

It was just good to take some official strides and receive confirmation about my involvement w/ One, and to see God establishing relationships and for me to be acquiring a sense of community!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Awesome Easter!

Regardless of this post being considered "late", this past Sunday deserves some mention! Beyond fantastic food and egg hunts (photos of this out-grown activity are available somewhere on facebook), remains the resurrection. I always really enjoy the Good Friday service; toned- down and reflective, contemplating the death of the Christ. Then with Sunday comes the joyful celebration of all that is central to the Gospel. At church, they had an actual bridge on stage, and P Rob gave the straight up bridge gospel message (for those who have never heard of this: that is, that Jesus Christ is the bridge the connects Man to God). Anyone who had made a decision to follow Christ that morning or since last Easter was asked to walk across the bridge as a sort of declaration. Let me tell you, this was such an amazing illustration that really impacted me! As the masses (keep in mind this was 1/4 services) crossed that bridge, I could not hold back the mini fire hydrant inside of me. It was such a cool picture... I am so blessed to be a part of church that is having such a huge impact for the glory of our Savior Jesus Christ!