Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Does it Stand for "Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden"?

Did the word "golf" originate as an acronym for "gentlemen only, ladies forbidden"? That's a common old wives' tale. Or, in this case, more likely an old husband's tale. No, "golf" is not an acronym for "gentlemen only, ladies forbidden." If you've ever heard that, forget it immediately. Better yet, find the person who told you and let them know it's not true. Like most modern words, the word "golf" derives from older languages and dialects. In this case, the languages in question are medieval Dutch and old Scots. The medieval Dutch word "kolf" or "kolve" meant "club." It is believed that word passed to the Scots, whose old Scots dialect transformed the word into "golve," "gowl" or "gouf." By the 16th Century, the word "golf" had emerged.

Now that you've read something almost completely useless...I figured this would be a great time to talk about a sport that I absolutely love. So much infact that my parents have recently purachsed for me 5 private golf lessons with a CPGA pro at Redwoods in Langley--see above picture or go to their site: ( Here's hoping that I can improve my swing, and acheive better control and distance. So for the next 5 weeks I'll be learning how much I suck, and how much better I need to become. If anyone reading this wants to go wack some balls at the Driving Range or do a round of 9/18 just let me know! I'm game!



Tuesday, May 17, 2005


If you're eligable then get off your lazy duff today and go vote. I am reminded of a friend who recently told me the story of when his family adopted 2 older Romanian girls. Shortly after receiving their Canadian citizenship there was an election called. My friend told me that going to the polling station and seeing these 2 girls vote for the first time and the joy and excitement that came from now living in a free & democratic country will forever change the way he feels about voting. We must realize that we are blessed to live in a country like Canada.

I don't perticularly care who you vote for today...but I do challenge you to realize that you have the priviledge & freedom to vote.



Monday, May 09, 2005

Would You Rather...?

More Would You Rather...

Every week at our Wednesday Night Small Group time we kick off the night with a round of "would you rather_______________? This is an amazing book written and compiled by Doug Fields and many others. I thought it would be fun to put one up here and see what kind of reaction I get. The one rule simple answers. You must tell your reason(s) why you would rather do one of the 2 choices.

"Would you rather...Have all your TV channels permanently show infomercials, or TV Evangelists?"

I look forward to hearing your responses!


Friday, May 06, 2005

Sleep Deprivation...and friends.

This week has been one where I did not get to bed before 1am for 4 consecutive days. The reason behind this has been my friend Jeff Gullacher was in town for a ministry conference at Regent College ( I was the Youth Ministry Intern under Jeff out in Lethbridge a few years ago, and Jeff was the Pastor who married Charity and I. It was great to see him again, and to sit down in the evenings and chat about all that God is doing in the lives of our students until the wee hours of the morning.

I have realized through this week how neet friendships are. Jeff and I have talked occasionaly since we saw each other last July but once he was here this week, it was as if no time had passed. I want to encourage everyone who reads this to connect with a friend that they haven't talked to/or seen in a while. I am no saint in this area and have struggled like many to find time to connect with old friends.

I will leave you with some wise words...

"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship."
- Saint Thomas Aquinas