Well, I have a feeling if I just let things start to fly this post might get rather lengthy. Hmm, hold on to your hat. So today was sort of a struggle for me. The part of my job that I like the least is having to sit at a computer and correct people’s addresses, or add them to a mailing list, yuck. I’m finding I’ve become bored with the whole thought of doing data entry. The things I always like about computers and technology in general are making them do cool new things. Also not just do cool things, but things that can help people better accomplish their work. Well, I’m at a loss to know any better, or cool, way to get information into the database. So let’s just say that I took some opportunities to play around with some video conferencing software.
Youth group tonight was kind of odd, and then I never really expect (or ever want) it to be “normal”. Hangout and game time was good. The game we played I had been apart of this summer when we played it. Let’s just say I ended up eating the banana that time. I wasn’t in the mood for eating a banana and I wasn’t in the mood to get my white shirt stained again, as happened to me last time. I found a way to bow out of the game and just snap some photos. [side note: That reminds me that I'll have to get the photos from tonight up on the photo gallery.] I would have to say that God was moving through our praise and worship time. As a worship leader, when you can let all of the pressures of “getting things right”, and truely use the time as your own act of worship, the Spirit can move. I was in awesome wonder as I took moments to listen to the youth be in a spirit of praise and worship to God. Amazing!
Well, I have to say that life is still kind of up and down for me. I’m beginning to realize that being busy is probably in my nature. As I think back to my high school and college days, I remember being a pretty active guy. And to think I have shy tendencies, lol. I would have to say I’m far from being the guy in the middle, I’m the guy that is at both extremes at the same time. What and interesting combination that brings, lol.
I’m finding it nice to pretty much have all my projects for people done. I’ve got another that will be starting, a missionary promo, but I don’t expect that to tak too much time. My big project, that I’m having a lot of fun with, is the whole podcast thing. I’ve gotten some encouraging and help feedback from people. I really can’t wait to be joining the
Well, for those that have long awaited a post to thie fabulous blog, here we go. This will probably be a short one. So much has been going on since my last post, actually a lot happened through December that I didn’t even get time to write about. I’m really looking forward to life settling down a bit.
The first day of youth group begins tomorrow, and we had are first youth praise team meeting today, since Christmas that is. Tonight we just came up with a list of songs we want to do this winter/spring. I’ll be putting together the set lists and get them all the songs. I’ve even created a schedule that will be available online as well. I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things with the youth. We had a really excellent youth leaders this past Saturday that really put some things into perspective for all of us I think.
So I didn’t really get off to a good start this morning. Basically my whole sleeping schedule has been thrown off. Tomorrow I will be forcing myself to get up when the alarm goes off. The day turned out pretty excellent however. The Bible study I had with a couple of youth guys really revealed a wrong attitude I had about the weekend coming up. I find it can be frustrating to see people treat others with such disrespect, especially when we are talking about Christians. I guess it is easy to hold Christians up to a higher standard. This is right and wrong. While we should expect Christian to be doing what’s right in the eyes of the Lord, we also need to show them the same level of grace that we have through Christ. Without God’s grace where would any of us be. This is back to the hexagon in the Life Shapes, “forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us”, it can be so easy to forget this, shame on us (on me).
Youth praise team practice went really well tonight. I think I’ve got a plan that is going to work to do music in the fellowship hall, we’ll see. We’ll be taking a break next week, then have a practice of Christmas music to lead for the Christmas party.