Thursday, June 30, 2005

Torrential Downpour

The last few hours has literally rained task upon task for me. Surprisingly, I have done pretty well. Isn't it amazing how an abnormally slow paced day makes me less likely to get things done than a really fast paced day. In no way am I advocating that I take on more work, but I am surprised at myself some days. I almost feel like a super hero...almost. Have a great fourth all of you!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

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Monday, June 27, 2005


So, while I was grumbling last week, God was working. I got a call last Friday from my cousin who wanted to know if the wife and I would like head to the lake after church on Sunday. So I got to do some boarding anyway. God is so good. Little blessings like these overwhelm me sometimes. It just goes to show that God cares about us and is creative enough to bless the socks off us.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Answer to "Anonymous"

Some comments I received to my last post concerned me. For one thing I was accused of some very serious offenses. Secondly, the accuser failed to include his/her identity. From the tone and content of these comments I can tell that this person has some personal knowledge of my family and fosters some hostility toward us. Let me air some grievances to you, "anonymous", since I cannot contact you personally as I would prefer.

I have never hid or covered up my who my brother is or what he has done. Just because I don't wave it like a banner doesn't mean I am trying to cover up a family secret so the world won't know our shame. My brother has done some pretty horrible things, but I still love him and care for him deeply. I look at the way he lights up around his sons and I well up with hope for him. I believe that God is one who redeems the wreckage in our lives and he can do so anytime, anywhere. I am praying for that in his life and in the lives of my nephews.

Maybe the reason you don't read about my brother in this blog is because this site is about me. If you want to know what is going on in my life, here is where to find it. I try to not include a ton of personal information about those around me because they are not able to defend themselves in this medium.

I will tell you this. My family has done nothing but rally around the difficulties in my brother's life. My retired age parents regularly spend their energy loving and caring for my nephews. They don't condone my brother's past, but they refuse to let it rule the future.

What hurts me most is that since you obviously know me very well and have issues with the way I am handling my life, you still refuse to come to me personally, discreetly to heir your frustrations. How can this ever be resolved? Where can reconciliation occur? Wherever your anger came from, your anonymity is a cowardly to way display it. I pray for you and ask that the hot blood between us (however it came about) would cool down. I pray that I would be willing to see where I have been in the wrong. Please contact me and we can work things out.


Last night I was invited to a special party. My nephew is turning 4 this monday. Now you may think me a jerk for saying this, but I am dissappointed about the party. Not that I don't love my nephew, my brother or anything like that. The deal is there has been a lake party planned for weeks and now I can't go. If you know anything about me, you'll understand how much I love being on the lake. Whether being dragged behind a boat or just cruising, my home is on the water. Having to turn that down is killing me. It is especially painful this time because I have had to refuse the last few invitations due to prior engagements. It seems like the $300 wakeboard I got for Christmas will barely get wet this summer.

So, I admit that I am selfish and my heart would much rather do what I want instead of driving a total of four hours to see my nephew that I never see. I am a jerk. This reveals to me that I am indeed in need of God's grace in my life. Save me Jesus from myself.

PS. Although I don't want to I am going to the party and I will be glad I did. I will love seeing my brother and nephews.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Sound of Silence

I have noticed a marked silence among many of my blogging friends as of late. Some of them are by personality infrequent posters. Others are busy and then there are some that puzzle me with their silence. This has left me with a case of online isolation syndrome. One of the things I love about the web is that I can maintain contact with friends and family from all over the country and world. Be it Southern California, British Columbia, or Tyler Texas I love maintaining those connections. So, I say all this to let you know that I miss hearing about your lives. I pray God's grace on you all. For those of you who have not been silent, thanks for keeping me company!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Super Size ME!

So, I have been eating a lot more fast food than I am used to. Mostly because I work so far from home. Also, because its summer and hanging out with students means eating with them. It has made me feel sick a lot of the time. I come home and feel so tired. I am looking forward to having a place closer to work so lunches and dinners are more convenient. I am asking you, my internet family to keep me accountible to eat less fast food. The first step my wife and I have made is to limit our soda consumption to one per week. Hopefully it will lead to a healtier and more energized Kevin.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Home Search

So this weekend the wifey and I went house shopping and we actually found a cool place to live. It is in the community of our new church home and close the to students we mnister to. All this and it is a brand new home. OK, so that was the easy part. Now there are loans to be negotiated, insurance to purchase, forms to sign and a overall barrage of confusion on our part. Please pray for us as we continue in this dizzying process.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Worship on the 3rd Teebox

Through a series of unfortunate events, I ended up playing frisbee golf this morning. The unfortunate event was that I didn't get enough sleep last night and yet I couldn't sleep any more due to renovations being made to my apartment. Because of the crazy weekend I really wanted to sleep in really late, but God had other plans.

So, I strapped on my iPod and headed to the course. Listening to Third Day: Offerings. It is by far one of the greatest worship albums. As I headed up the hill to hole three the song "Your Love Oh Lord". I happened to glance up at the expanse of a piercing blue sky Mac Powell quoted the Psalmist, "Your Love oh Lord, it reaches to the heavens." Chills shot through my spine and tears welled up within me. What a mighty God we serve! I don't deserve the Spirit's work in my life but I am ever so grateful for it.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Up all night

Well, it is five in the morning. The rain is coming down and most of our high schoolers are asleep. They are sprawled out all over the church. This is my first major event as a high school pastor. I must admit that I am happy with the relationships that are being formed here. I am proud that our upper classmen have taken a real interest in our new family members. Even exhausted going on no sleep, I can't think of a more suited job for me. Even if it means I will be a zombie tomorrow. My prayer is that times like these all nighters will be a context for Spiritual revolution among our students. They do not cause spiritual growth, but create a context for the Holy Spirit to change lives.