Friday, March 27, 2009

I have truly dropped the ball...

I just want to take a brief minute to apologize to my fellow devoted followers of my life. I really do want to keep you updated, but I have really dropped the ball lately. I could go on and make excuses for myself, but you don't want to hear about all of that. So instead I will just give you a brief update of my life...

I have recently enjoyed my spring break by taking a trip to Peru, Indiana to visit a few friends from school. I really enjoyed that, although, I didn't do a whole lot, but that might have been why I enjoyed it so much, it was a nice relaxing times with the ones I am usually doing a lot of not-so-fun stuff with (i.e. schoolwork). We did take a picture, but it wasn't very creative because the Circus Museum was closed, but we did take some pictures, most of which you can see if you go to my Facebook.

Not this weekend, but the next, I have been asked to preach at my roommates church because their youth minister has taken a new job, so they will be out of a youth minister for a short time and they are asking all of our roommates to take turns preaching. I have quite a task on my hands since I am going first, I am the one that has to set the bar! I'm sure it will be fine though.

My roommates and I, along with a few others from school are going to be helping at a Jr. High retreat toward the end of April. I have helped at this retreat for several years now, but this year my friends will be there helping as well! I will basically be doing whatever they ask me to do, but the college students that I am taking are leading several breakout sessions throughout the weekend. We will each be showing a different "Nooma" video, by Rob Bell, and then engaging in about a 15 to 20 minute conversation going deeper into the meaning of the video.

Other than that school is going really well, I am really enjoying my classes this semester. They are for the most part very interesting and rather helpful. I have been both very encouraged and affirmed that I am doing the right thing and on the right track in my quest to lead others closer and deeper with/to Christ. I am excited to see what the next year has in store for me and those around me as well as the longer distant future.

One other thing that is coming up, which I am excited about, is that I am doing camp teams this summer through our school. That means that this summer I will be traveling with 3 other people around to different camps and doing whatever it is that they need, whether it is leading worship or a small group or whatever, but I will also be telling people about the school. For those of you who are wondering whether you will be able to see me or not this summer, rest assured that I believe I get about 3 or 4 weeks off over the course of the summer. If you would like to see me, let me know and I will do my best to let you know if I can work you into my summer schedule.

Other than that, if you have read this far then you must really like me!! but really I hope you all are doing well and I will be letting everyone know how the upcoming events go.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spring is near and so is the Break that comes with it!

Nothing too exciting has been happening this week, but I just wanted to update my devoted followers of my life.

The exciting news is, next week is spring break! I am really excited about that! One of my roommates, Dave, and I are going to drive out to Indiana to see a few of our other friends for a few days. It's not the typical, "warm weather spring break" location, but nonetheless it will be fun to get away and see people outside of school.

We have a picture contest for our school where we have to take a picture of us in our spring break location with CCU apparel on. There are rewards for people who went the farthest and for the most creative. So, if there are any suggestions of what we can do to be the most creative let me know asap. We were thinking, make a human pyramid and then photoshop it into a picture of the pyramids of Egypt, but I think we can get a little more creative than that. To give you a little help, the place we are going is the Circus Capital of the Nation! So if that helps you think of something crazy that we can do let me know.

Well I hope everyone's life is going well. I can't wait to hear your ideas!