me and los are all kinds of wrong right now. we are sitting "listening" to john ortberg. i'm sure he's a great speaker and author, but i just don't really care anymore. the stripe shirt you see before you is the man who turned around and busted me and los stating, "we can hear everything you're saying", oh, sorry sir. we retreated back to note passing and typing on our blogs. now los is trying to break this guy like he's really into the sermon, "come on, come on", "preach it, preach it". i can't stop laughing! seriously it's like being back in jr. high sunday school and i'm about to get bumped out of the room by the teacher. at least we're having fun.
Day 2 of PDWC. I'm about to head off to Los' blogging and podcasting session, so if you're from Peoples, get ready. I'm about to step up your digital lives. everyone needs to blog. Maybe I'll have time tonight to talk more about what's been going on here. Last night we hit the premiere of superman at downtown disney, so i only caught three hours of sleep. tonight, we are doing dinner with a group of the blog community that is here at the conference. until later...
well, i'm off to the purpose driven worship conference @ Saddleback. leaving at 5am tomorrow to make it to Carlos' house before 10am. i'll be away from the blog unless i get internet access at the hotel we're stayin' at. talk to you later with all the details. i got 3 new cd's to keep me company.
2. Jason Morant
3. Brenton Brown
along with an iPod full of my favorite toons. i'm trying to pack light, so no ibook, but i know that los will have his powermac pro. c-ya.
Me and all my friends in high school were huge weezer fans. we even had a special handshake. you say dork, i say, heck yeah! but, i never had cable or mtv to see the videos. last weekend for father's day i was looking through my brother's DVD collection and alas, what do i see, but the weezer video collection. i put it on this morning while jacinda was getting ready for her baby shower, kiara and i danced, and then i saw her. it the music video for "the good life" off of their pinkerton album. chloe from 24.
i looked all over for a picture of her in the video, but couldn't find it. you'll have to take my word for it. if you can remember, she was a pizza delivery girl and playing her typical pouty and geeky Chloe. I just thought that was hilarious. well, i'm a bachelor today, so i'm going to go eat some greasy mexican food and watch a comic book movie!
i know i haven't posted in awhile. i've just been enjoying reading everyone else's blogs. i have been super busy at work this week, working on a couple of big deals. i will warn you that depending on the situation, i might not be posting next week. i will be going to the purpose driven worship conference and will be staying with los and his crew in someone's house. i am really hoping for it to now only be an educational experience, but just a flat out worship experience. as parents and someone who works too hard, you could probably relate to me not ever having enough time for anything, so i'm looking forward to the 4 days next week where i somewhat get to dictate my own schedule. i will miss my girls, but they will be having fun and i'll be back before they know it.
do you ever just get in a slump spiritually? man, i feel like i've been in a funk for the last couple weeks. i feel that i'm getting pulled in every direction, and they're not all bad things. they are things i want to do. like, hang out with my family, work hard, hang out with good friends, go to church, or go to the bathroom. i wish i could do it all, but it's coming to that point where jacinda and i just say "no" to things. last weekend we went to sunday school but not church, but it was father's day. but, yesterday was truly a good day. at lunch, i went home, relaxed on the couch for a bit, then popped United into my CD player for the drive back to work. their energy and the lyrics just lifted me right up, and with the relaxing night i had last night with my family, i'm doing good. i just needed a little worship time. so, hopefully next week will be like going into the cocoon pool.
So, here is Los. he is one of my best friends and he needs your help. he has been given the great honor of teaching at the purpose driven worship conference this year at saddleback church. this is the church of rick warren who wrote "a purpose driven life". love him or hate him, this church is freaking huge, and the conference brings the best from all over the world to teach, lead, and mentor. I will actually be attending this 4-day conference for the first time this year and can't wait to learn and chill with my boy. So, check out this link, and answer his simple poll question for his research. thanks!
Supposedly this ocean-dome is in Japan somewhere and it costs about $50 a day. the volcano explodes every hour and the wave machine pumps out a couple sets of waves. completely regulated temperature, wind, and humidity for a perfect day at the beach.
Also, check out the links on the right, i added some new friends to the list!
I thought this picture was hilarious. but isn't it so true of the way the church portrays Jesus? in my town at least it is. i had lunch with a good friend yesterday and we talked about how the Church has created this monster of people trying to be all perfect and clean, while it just makes people hide who they really are. we need to break the status quo and chad johnson, our high school pastor, did a great job of this on sunday. people are so surprised when i tell them about a recent interview i saw with katie couric and billy graham where rev. graham tells katie that he is a democrat. ahhh! he said that not many people know his political views because he didn't believe his personal views had anything to do with his ministry. powerful statement, one i wish some of these celebrities would heed. sean penn, sir, i don't really give a rip what you have to say. you are a decent actor, which basically means you can read some words and recite them with feeling, and that is it. please stop talking.
wow! tangent. so, back to my point. check out these lyrics that are from derek webb's new songs called, "a king and a kingdom":
"there are two great lies that i’ve heard:
“the day you eat of the fruit of that tree, you will not surely die”
and that Jesus Christ was a white, middle-class republican
and if you wanna be saved you have to learn to be like Him"
What seems to be extremes of good vs. evil has come together in our journey towards holiness. we are now taught that if we are christians then we need to sit up, clean up, vote republican, and be perfect. Brennan Manning talks about the "myth of conversion":
"There is a myth flourishing in the church today that has caused incalculable harm--once converted, fully converted. in other words, once i accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, an irreversible, sinless future beckons. discipleship will be an untarnished success story; life will be an unbroken upward spiral toward holiness."
not that we need to rebel against the church, but change it. from the inside out. we need to start the movement. it's going to be a rough road, but i'm tired of seeing the fallout of my brothers and sisters.
"For by the grace given me i say to every one of you: do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you" -Romans 12:3