Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Like a little kid

Well tonight I have become even more of a kid or maybe on second thought more of a youth director, I bought a Nintendo Wii. I will probably be up until who knows when. On another note my son Nick got a new Ducati motorcycle today pictures of it later.

Monday, July 30, 2007

A day to reconnect and reflect

With today being my first day off while I wait on my new job to start I decided to take some time and just gaze on Gods glorious creation. I found a wonderful park to set in and eat my lunch and just reflected on the things that have gone on over the past few months and found the blessings hidden in them. I now look forward to the future and all the promise it holds and know more now than at anytime in my life that God will see me through anything that occurs.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

saying goodbye

Today was the day to tell the youth and the congregation at CUMC that I was leaving and it was a little hard to do. I did find out one thing though and that is keeping a secret in Church is almost impossible most of the kids and a good part of the congregation already new. I will miss seeing them every Sunday but look forward to getting to know my new Church family at Crestview U.B. I just kept reminding the and myself this is not goodbye but I just will not see you as often.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Well is just a little over 1 hour from now I will be leaving this office for the last time. I have been working here 17 longs years and seen some good times and been through some very stressful hard times but we always seemed to survive until now. I though it was apporpriate when I woke this morning that it was gloomy and rainy because that was the feeling I had when I awoke to come here this one last time. So today I say goodbye to a place where I have spent almost 75% of my life, a place that has seen my family grow and a place I have made many friends. Goodbye Lafayette Eye Center goodbye.

Skit Guys in Napoleon Dynamite

This is a great video from the Skit Guys with some help from Napolean Dynamite.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Well it's down to one more day at the place I have worked for the past 17 years. Right now I do not seem to be to sad or upset or anything like that maybe that will change as tomorrow comes or maybe having 3 months to prepare have helped ease the loss. Whatever tomorrow brings I know God will see me through it and Friday will be something fresh and new.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

This week could be one of those where I just want to hide under the covers and escape all the gloom and sadness that seems to be around with eye center closing and saying goodbye to CUMC, but I refuse to let that happen. Instead of focusing on all the negatives I choose to look at the positives that are currently going on and the bright future that is ahead. I have a wonderful supportive wife at home, my son has a job, I have a place to go and work after this and I also have a part-time job working with the youth at a local Church. Even though things may look cloudy and rain is in the forecast I know that rain will bring growth to me.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Well today it began. Mary and I where introduced to the congregation at our new Church.. The people seem to be really nice and are ready for this and I hope they will support us as time goes on. Now comes the hard part., Saying good by to our current Church and planning programs and setting up at the new Church. Saying goodbye will be the most difficult part and I started that today telling a few of the leaders and 2 of the youth i am very close to. I will be telling everyone else next Sunday and hopefully that will include the congregation. This is also the last week for my current employer to be open so this has all the makings of being a pretty low week but I know it is all part of Gods plan and I know Gods plan will be the best. The picture is from our mission trip in 2006

Friday, July 20, 2007

Well today I had another talk with the Pastor at the new Curch I will be working at and he seems to be very supportive of the youth program. The future is a little scary but also looking bright. i have a lot of work to do but I look forward to the challenge and meeting the new youth.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

well it finally has happened, I have a job as youth director. I have been praying for this for awhile and God has granted me this opportunity and answered my prayers. Leaving CUMC will be hard but God has called me elsewhere and I will follow. I have really enjoyed the last few years there and have learned so much from the youth pastors I have worked under and the other leaders. I have to admit I am nervous about this but I know if I let God work through me I will do fine and the ministry will do fine. So many thoughts are going through my head right now about leadership teams, programs and many other things I can hardly concentrate on anything else. I am ready for the challenge and excited about my and the Churches future.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

So what a day it has been. Mary had her carpal tunnel surgery today and has been having a lot of pain and i have been up since 5:30 this morning and feel about dead. This week has been pretty good though even though I found out I will not be getting the YP job at the Church I still have a real good shot at doing a part-time YP at Crestview and even though it would be hard leaving CUMC I feel I need to go where God calls me to be. In reality this would be better for me because it will allow me to fulfill my obligations that I have made for the time being and in the future has the potential to go full time and the extra money will help pay for schooling. Once again god has revealed a little more of His plan to me and it seems to be what is best for me at the present time. another hard part about this is keeping it silent from the kids because i do not want to upset them but as soon as I find out I will seek Gods and good friends direction on how to tell them. Well enough for now I know no one else probably never sees this but it helps me just to type things out and get them out of my head.