Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Here's a funny video about what it would look like in real life (RL) if we acted the way we do in Second Life (SL)
If you don't know what Second Life is...then it might not make much sense. Here's the wiki for it (LINK)
Lifechurch.tv has a SL campus. We've already seen people give their lives to Jesus while attending the SL campus. Our staff participates in it and interacts with people in SL.
Check out a post on Swerve about it here. (LINK)
After attending a seminar of sorts the other day, I have been wrestling with a new concept for me. Up until now, I have always thought I should give a lot of energy to making my life balance look pretty even. By this I mean, I could spend time working, but as long as I just hung out with my family that would be okay.
I also pondered the fact that I am very deliberate when it comes to work. I try to really think through all the day's/week's decisions that had to be made. What I've realized is that I don't give the same thoughts and concerns with my time at home. I am not planning like I plan at work. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN!!!???!!!! I'm not saying I'm an inconsiderate jerk or anything, just that I have placed more intentionality on my time at work.
So, I spoke with my wife and asked for her help in identifying ways that I can be more intentional at home. Man, if anyone has any good ideas....I'm ALL EARS!!!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Today I went to Oklahoma City to participate in our new hire orientation event called Inside Out. We've (Lifechurch.tv) been doing this for a little while now and every time a new staffer goes through it, a little part of me wants to check it out. (It wasn't around when I was hired.)
The whole event encapsulated the different areas of focus of Lifechurch.tv and introduced everyone to the people within those ministries. Our Directional Leadership Team spoke to us and really elevated the vision of everyone there!
What I noticed is that I was able to not get caught up in all the "new" aspects of Lifechurch.tv that a new staff person would encounter, and really hear the heart and intent by what the presenters were saying. I've been a part of the church for over 5 years now and I've been amazed at what God has done! After today, I can't wait to see what He's got in store for the next 5 years!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Mexico; where the people come to bathe topless, drink umbrella-less drinks, offer you trinkets, and make quesadillas with goat cheese. It is also a place that has the most beautiful beaches that I have ever seen. If you want a beautiful tropical vacation just outside the U. S. and A., then Meh-hicko it is!
We stayed at an all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya. This is part of the Yucatan peninsula and was originally home to the Mayans. I mean, the land was...their..home....NOT the resort. Anyway, the accommodations were very nice. The mini bar in the room was fee, I got free house shoes, free drinks, free food, free catamaran excursions, free snorkeling, but best of all......FREE SOFTSERVE ICE CREAM! Good times.
We went with a couple that we have been friends with for a long time. Todd Craig is a close friend of mine. He lived through being my roommate in college and we became close friends staring with being co-counselors at Kanakuk Kamps. He and his wife Stephenie went with us and we have that kind of friendship where he and I get along, she and Rach get along, and we like each other's spouses too....rarely happens!
All we did was lay on the beach, swim at the pool, fall asleep in hammocks, eat, watch live shows with a little too much butt cheek showing, eat, snorkel, eat, rent hobiecats, eat softserve ice cream, and we also ate a bit too. Here are some pictures of our time at the beach.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Yes, we are traveling again. This time without the little guy. Rachel dropped him off with her aunt and uncle. (Rach's late mother's sister.) Yep, I have never felt this way before! I had this really weird feeling that was altogether new this morning as I drove away from my house to work. We've left him before but with each other. I've been out of town, and she's been out of town...but never at the same time without Ezra! I didn't know if it was a combination of fear, worry, and sadness or what! Whole new bag of emotions with the kid!
Anyway, we packed up his entire room almost and sent it along the way. Now we're barely packing anything for ourselves for our trip to the Mayan Riviera with our friends Todd and Stephenie Craig. I'll blog more about it in the days to come. Here's a picture of the beach from that area! This time we're without the kiddo and no family!
I'll keep you posted!
Here's where we are: LINK
Here's what it looks like: