Friday, August 28, 2009

First Day of School 2009

On Monday, August 24th, our three kids went off to school. Isaiah and Jacob are in fifth grade and Bethany is in first grade. I cannot believe that they are in those grades. Time definitely seems to be flying by.

The first week of school seems to have been a good one with the exception of Bethany already having to miss a day of school. They like their teachers and are settling in nicely.

The boys are definitely not wanting to walk with dad and little sis, so they take a few minute lead going and coming back and they seem to be good with that and it makes mom feel more comfortable knowing that I am not too far behind.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I am a Alive

Yes, I am alive. It has been a very long week and I am working on a few different projects and the time is slipping past and I am not coming to the blog to type out any thoughts and I am not checking any of my favorite blogs either and that is a little sad.

One of the quotes that I mentioned that has been swirling around my head is the following: Your direction, not your intentions, will determine your destination.

We, at Zion, are in the midst of changing our direction as it relates to children, youth and family. The change in direction ( in my opinion ) is absolutely necessary because we will not end up where we want to be by going in the same direction.

Over the last 2 years, we have had good intentions and we have made a few shifts, but not a true directional change and those intentions are not going to get us where we want to be. Thus, we are changing direction.

I do not know if the directional changes will completely lead us to that destination. I am not sure if the changes that we are implementing will be successful. However, I feel very strongly that God has been pressing these on my heart.

In the end, I did not want to sit in staff meeting next May evaluating program/ministry and go, this year was not too successful. I wonder what the ministry would look like today if we made the changes.

So, what if propelled me to change direction.
I fully believe the change of direction will lead us to our destination.

We have the potential to reach individuals that we normally would not reach.

To some, the change is going to be very small.
To some, the change is going to be very large.

For me, I am looking forward to the change and the adventure that is about to occur. There is still alot of work to do over the next 31 days till we "launch" the new ministry.

More details coming.

Friday, August 14, 2009


A few individuals came me that advice today via facebook and they are absolutely right that I need to breathe. I also need to pick-up my morning walk (maybe not as early or as far). I need tothink and clear out the mind a little and create some "space".

There is change in the air or at least steps to make changes that will occur in 37 days and there is a lot to do before it happens. In a sense, I am not really worried about that because I think that it will com all together just like VBS but here is hesitation in my step and I need to have that removed.

There are a few quotes that are pouncing my head and I am going to blog about them the next week. The first one will be the following:

Your direction, not your intentions will determine your destination.

I believe for us to end up where e want/need to be then our direction needs to change.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)

I was given a heads up about a video to "brighten" up my day. Here is the story about the video and then the video. It really is worth 5 minutes of your time. When you watch, make sure you take time to look at some of the passer-by faces.

More than 200 dancers were performing their version of "Do Re Mi", in the Central Station of Antwerp. with just 2 rehearsals they created this amazing stunt! Those 4 fantastic minutes started the 23 of march 2009, 08:00 AM. It is a promotion stunt for a Belgian television program, where they are looking for someone to play the leading role, in the musical of "The Sound of Music".

Monday, August 03, 2009

At The Cleveland Clinic

We are at the Clinic again. Stacey was not doing well, so she gave the nurses/doctor a call. They were in contact with the surgeon and she put her on the surgery schedule.

It was a whirlwind getting a sitter for the kids and getting her up to the hospital but it all worked out. I am in the waiting room right now. The surgeon has come out and talked to me, the procedure went fine. She is not in recovery yet, should be very soon.

They will watch her for 60-90 mins (most likely) and then release her, we will then be bac on our way down to Woo.