Archive for July, 2009

Role Reversal

Posted: July 25, 2009 in Uncategorized

My wife is partying at a wedding.  I’m on my fourth load of laundry.  What is wrong with this picture!! 😦

Junior High Camp

Posted: July 25, 2009 in Living Stones Church

Tomorrow afternoon (after we spend the third week of our Holipedia series talking about things like once you are saved are you always saved, what about other world religions, and the doctrine of the Trinity) I leave for Michiana Christian Service Camp to spend a week with Junior High kidsLiving Stones Church is sending 20 kids.  It is going to be a lot of fun.  I’m looking forward to it.  Based on my oldest son’s boredom (he turns 13 on Wednesday…I’m going to be a parent of a teenager!!!! :-O ) he REALLY needs camp.  I’m not sure what it is, but when I get around a bunch of junior high kids…I soak up a ton of energy and am so hyper that even adderall can’t bring me down!!!

Jennae Gee and I had lunch with the Jill VanDriessche, Principal of Monroe School and Sharon Gilbert, Administrative Assistant of Monroe School on Friday.  We took them to The Emporium (seemed more professional than Burger King 🙂 ).  We had a great conversation and even talked about some plans for September.  I’m getting excited.

I hope Jill AND Sharon are at Monroe for a VERY long time.  Their passion and love for the kids is clear.  I’m predicting a massive upswing in all things good…test scores, morale, parental involvement, etc.

Jill mentioned that Monroe does not have the greatest minority percentage, but it has the greatest “poverty” percentage.  Well…it will take some time, it will take some effort, and it will take focus…but Living Stones Church is going to remedy this.

World takeover underway… 🙂

P.S.  we’ll begin announcing tomorrow that once again, the REEF ministry plans on collecting school supplies to give to the students of Monroe.  Details in the morning…

If I could go back and do it again…I would do it like this!  🙂 Definitely unique.

Looking For a Job?

Posted: July 23, 2009 in Uncategorized


I know many of you are looking for a job.  Here is a creative way to get noticed.  I would hire this guy just because of the creativity (albeit, not to sing for my organization). 🙂  Stand out.  Don’t be like everyone else.  Be confidentShowcase your skills.

I noticed something in the yard here at the Living Stones Church.  It was a pink/fleshy color in the shape of a ball.  I first saw it yesterday.  This morning after arriving at the building I decided to investigate.  This is what I found:


Troubling I know!!!  Who would do such a thing?  A lone crazed Living Stones hater?  Is this a group, a federation, a mob, a collection of people?

Is this another church doing this (I have my suspicions about that Southgate Church)?  Is this the work of a disgruntled child from our Kid’s Kanyon (has anyone seen the Pastor’s kids)?  Maybe a desperate cry from a Kid’s Kanyon volunteer?  Is this the communities’ way of protesting the lack of VBS this week?

Conspiracies abound.  We are calling in the authorities.  We will not tolerate the decapitation of innocent plastic babies.

Southside Watch

Posted: July 22, 2009 in South Bend

Big fire on the corner of Main and Donmoyer.  Vacant building caught fire.  Main Street was still closed and fire crews were still on the scene 8:20 this morning!  You can see the story here.

Armed home invasion/burglary in the 700 block of East Victoria.  Seems suspicious.  I would not guess “random.”  You can see the story here.

Well…week two of our Holipedia message series is complete and now on-line.  What did we talk about?  Simple-answered, trite, and very light topics like the supernatural (angels, demons, Satan), whether homosexuality is a sin, and why bad things happen to good people.  That’s it.  Piece of cake.  (this is called…sarcasm) 🙂 .  You can listen to the message here.

Irrational Disbelief Syndrome

Posted: July 21, 2009 in Uncategorized

The first week of our Holipedia series is now on-line.  It was a doozy of a beginning.  We were answering questions submitted by the Living Stones Church.  In the first week’s message we talk about the tension between science and faith, dinosaurs, evolution, tattoos, piercings, whether or not God has a dress code, can you be friends with non-Christians, and do I have to speak in tongues to be saved.  You can hear the message here.

If that weren’t daunting enough, this Sunday we will talk about Satan/demons/angels, homosexuality, why do bad things happen to good people, how do we view or respond to other religions, etc.  Ohhh baby….don’t want to miss it.