Friday, June 30, 2006

Ya gotta check this out...ya hear!

Amazing video...imagine if all of our churches styled their worship like this! The rhymes are phat, and its kinda got a catchy beat! It was used at the '06 Purpose Driven Worship Conference...but now is online for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy.

(ht to Josh Treece)

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Our Weekend Away

Well this update is long overdue. As stated in my previous post, Charity and I had the opportunity to spend this past weekend away at Harrison Hot Springs. You couldn't have asked for better weather with the avg. daily temperature being around 30-34 degrees celcius! Needless to say we both were able to acheive a bit of a tan. The scenery up there was spectacular. Neither of us had been to Harrison before so we were both thrilled with the view.We stayed at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa. This is the view from our HUGE suite that we were upgraded to. It had a bar, seating area, couch, and a queen sized bed. I apoplogize for not taking any pictures of it since it looked like it was straight out of the 70's. The curtains were greeny-yellow, the bar area had a cheezy glass mirror behind it, and many other 70's-ish characteristics. Nevertheless it was a huge room with an even bigger deck that we spent some time on reading our books.

After our time spent at Harrison we decided to start our trek back home. But before we traveled too far away from Harrison we stopped at a place called TugBoat Junction. It's a mini-golf place with some other fun stuff for little kids. The BEST part of this place was that there was no body else there! We had the entire 18 holes to ourselves! They also had these "misters" that sprayed a mist of water on you as you played! Charity really liked this...and ya can't aruge about getting lightly misted when its 35 degrees in the direct sun! I also got a hole-in-one! Looks like those golf lessons are really paying off!

We also got the chance to head to Minter Gardens before going home. I went here two summers ago for a wedding, but Charity had never been. This place is gorgeous, and the best part (sorry no pictures) was that they had their sprinklers going so Charity and I ran through them a bunch of times! We had a great walk and loved all the beautiful floral arrangements.

All in all this was a fantastic weekend. This was the first time that Charity and I had spent any time away--just the two of us--since our honeymoon. This was a great chance for both of us to unwind, and simply relax. We deffinately want to go back again this summer for a day trip. So that's the update. I hope you enjoyed the re-cap!



Friday, June 23, 2006


See ya later everyone...Charity and I are getting out of town this weekend! WOO-HOO! We figure that we deserve it. So we're taking some time, and heading out to Harrison Hot Springs. Neither of us have been there before so we're really excited. The weather forcast looks amazing for this weekend so we're hoping to come back nicely tanned. We're gonna spend a heck of a lot of time just relaxing on the beach, taking a dip in the lake, and reading some new books we bought this past weekend.

So we hope everyone enjoys their time doing whatever this weekend. Chances are we won't be thinking of you...but don't take that in a mean way! I'll write some more about the trip when we return, and hopefully have some of my own pictures to post on this blog rather than using these stock ones that I found online.



Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Palm Tungsten E For Sale

update: IT IS SOLD...
I am selling my Palm Tungsten E PDA. It is currently listed on for $75 o.b.o but I wanted to put the word out there on my blog as well. If you are interested leave me a comment with a method of contacting you. This PDA comes with the original software CD, charger, & usb sync cable. Also it comes with a Palm Metal Case.This PDA has served me well and shows signs of everyday use. The PDA is in good working condition but I no longer need it since I've updraded to the Palm T/X. This is a cheap way to get into the PDA market.

***images displayed are not those of actual product being sold***

Talk to you soon,


Friday, June 16, 2006

Quarter of a Century

Well, the day has finally arrived. I am now officially OLD! I might not be as ugly as this guy, but when I woke up this morning, I swear I began to see gray hairs...well maybe not (if you know what colour my hair is right now!)

It's been a good day so In-Laws hooked me up with a sweet sushi plate set, and I look forward to getting to use that! Jason @ Wired Monk hooked me up with my Birthday Coffee this morning--thanks jay! Charity and I are going out to The Keg tonight for dinner...and I hear it's Lobster Fest there right now...mmm! Then we're off to see a movie (not sure which one yet.)

For some of you who were following my Fat Pastor weight loss's been exactly that. A bit more of a challenge then I realized. I'm sad to say I didn't accomplish my 25lbs lost by 25 years old...though I did loose around 10 lbs. It's not the greatest, but I'm still pressing on. I gotta fit into that speedo by the time summer hits!

Well that's about it for this guy. Time to actually get to work. Thanks to everyone who has been a part of my life over these past 25 years. You know who you are, and I couldn't have done it without you. I am truly blessed to have such amazing friends...and most importantly...the most amazing wife! I love you sweety!

Have a great day,


P.S. To all of my students who now want me to teach them how to drive since I'm 25--FORGET IT! Don't you think I want to live to see my 26th birthday?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Be in Prayer...

For those who read my blog, I would ask for your prayers at this time. A friend a fellow Pastor, Bob Dobson, was involved in a serious car accident Monday evening. Bob has survived the crash with a severly shattered ankle, and a broken femur. Sadly, Bob's wife and mother have both passed away as a result of their injuries. The rest of the passengers in the vehicle survived with only minor injuries.

This happened while the family was on vacation near Portland, Oregon. There are many news channel's picking this up. Pastor Bob is one of the pastors at Cloverdale Baptist Church--a sister church of mine. This has got to be a huge shock to the congregation as it certainly has been to all of us in the Langley/Surrey area.

For a local Portland news channel's story please click here:

Thanks for your prayers,


Thursday, June 08, 2006

just thought I would pass this on

I reveal no sources...but for any of my readers here in the Walnut Grove/Langley area, this next bit of information might be quite exciting to read:

"Thunderbird Village development at the Hwy #1 & 200th Street Interchange has concluded deals with the following retailers:"

Bosley' Pet Food
Boston Pizza
East Side Mario's
Rogers Wireless
Shoppers Drug Mart
VanCity Credit Union
Crystal Vision & Hearing
Booster Juice
Salon Montage
Pat Anderson Agencies

Some of those places I could really care less about...and some of them like Boston Pizza we've known that it'll be in full operation sometime this summer/fall...but East Side Mario's & Booster Juice! WOO HOO! That's fantastic. Hooray for living in Walnut Grove now! Finally we aren't forced to drive into downtown Langley for all the good stuff.

Well I just thought that I would pass this information on to all of you faithful readers...all of the like 3-4 of you!



Friday, June 02, 2006

just an update

Yup, it's been a while since I've posted last--I apologize. Nothing blog-worthy has really been happening in these past few weeks. However, this next week is gonna be one CRAZY week for me!

Even though it's gonna be a crazy week, I am deffinately looking forward to many parts of it. One in perticular is going paintballing tommorow with our Youth Group. We've got over 20 students coming so it's going to be a great afternoon! Close up pictures of my soon-to-be welts will be posted soon!

Next week (Mon. June 5th-7th) I am away at our annual Pastors Retreat in Salmon Arm at Sunnybrae Bible Camp. I enjoyed my time there last year, even though it rained the entire time (only to clear up on the drive home!) I'll get the chance to hit the links on Tuesday, so I look forward to getting another game of golf under my belt for this year. They also rent hottubs for I think I'll be spending every evening there!

Upon my return it's right back into the swing of things...since we have our Year-End BBQ & Praise Party on Friday June 9th here at 6pm. Please pray for good weather! Ya hear me Lord! We need some sun for this one! So far the weather forcast is good...

Lots of stuff on the horizon...especially the big "Quarter Century B-Day" on the 16th. So there's plenty to keep me busy. I hope this mini-recap has been enjoyable.

Back to work now...