December 29, 2008

A long time ago... I posted

Boy oh boy it's been forever since my last post. So much has gone on... good stuff, not so good stuff, and everything in between. Christmas has come and gone and I'm looking to the ever nearing new year. To tell the truth I don't really have anything I want to blog about. Just wanted to write something.

Today I may get a new tattoo but we'll see how that goes. I'm thinking about getting "Love God" on my hands. Deuteronomy 6:5-8 says, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I command you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead."

So maybe that. I also want to get my wife's eye's tattooed on me.

So we'll see which I get (and what I can afford). If I get something I'll be sure to post some pics.

Pierced Pastor...

October 15, 2008

Captain America Movie Hints?

You may have already seen this but just in case you didn't I had to share it. Marvel may be trying to hint at a Captain America movie through placing Capt. items in other movies like Ironman and The Incredible Hulk. You be the judge. First a pic from Ironman:
Notice the (incomplete) shield behind Tony Stark?

Take a closer look:

And in the original opening for the Hulk, Bruce Banner is in the Antarctic (If you get the DVD you can see this opening). Take a look of what or whom is frozen in the ice:

That's right... it's the frozen body of Captain America!
(Here I outlined it in case you couldn't see it)

I'm all for more super hero movies. BTW if you leave a comment tell me your fav super hero movie. Mine? Easy: The Dark Knight

October 9, 2008


I haven't written anything in so long and now it's so late that I'm too tired to think about what to write. Have you watched the debates? i watched part of the first once with McCain and Obama. But I made up my mind waaaaaaayyy before either of the candidates were chosen. Whats my choice? Whoever is running against Obama! So I guess that means I'm voting for McCain. I have many reasons why I would rather take a gun to my own foot than vote for Obama but the main reason is this: He messed with my God! Obama said that Jesus said in His sermon on the mount that gay unions and abortions are okay in God's eyes. Then when asked about what Paul wrote in the New Testament about the subject of homosexuality and the fact the God says it's an abomination, Obama said we should throw that and other things Paul wrote out of the Bible. BLASPHEMY!!! (And no I'm not joking) Do I need a better reason than that to not vote for this crazy ree-ree? No I don't... But trust me there's more reasons to not vote for this over-rated, pretty much glorified talk-show host. I just don't have the time to type em out. Perhaps later.

Bottom line is you don't mess with, or try to put words in my Saviors mouth!

On a lighter note, here's a joke...
Q: What's white and goes up?

A: A stupid snowflake!

Ok how 'bout this on:
Q: Where were Frence Fries first made?

A: In Greece! HAHA!

Alright... This one:
Three rednecks went on a fishing trip when suddenly they drove
off a bridge in their pickup truck.
Butch was driving.
He rolled down the window and swam to safety.
The other two were in the back.
They drowned because they couldn't
get the tailgate down!

No? This one then:
A guy in a bar leans over to the big woman
next to him and says,
"Do you wanna hear a funny blonde joke?"
The big woman replies,
"Well, before you tell that joke, you should know something. I'm blonde, and six feet tall, 210 lbs. and I'm a professional triathlete and bodybuilder.
The blonde woman sitting next to me is 6' 2" and 220 lbs; she's an ex-pro wrestler.
Next to her is a blonde who's 6' 5",weighs 250 lbs., and she's a kick boxer professional. Now, do you still want to tell that blonde joke?"
The guy blinks, swallows, and thinks about it for a secondthen says,
"No, not if I'm going to have to explain it three times."! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

Ok last one:
At Sunday school they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs.

Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and said, Johnny what is the matter? Little Johnny responded, "I have a pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife."

September 3, 2008

Kansas City Chiefs Season: What I Think

Game/ Outcome
1 Sep 07 Chiefs @ Patriots - Lose

2 Sep 14 Raiders @ Chiefs - Win

3 Sep 21 Chiefs @ Falcons - Win

4 Sep 28 Broncos @ Chiefs - Win

5 Oct 05 Chiefs @ Panthers - Lose

6 Bye

7 Oct 19 Titans @ Chiefs - Lose

8 Oct 26 Chiefs @ Jets - Lose

9 Nov 02 Buccaneers @ Chiefs - Lose

10 Nov 09 Chiefs @ Chargers - Lose

11 Nov 16 Saints @ Chiefs - Win

12 Nov 23 Bills @ Chiefs - Win

13 Nov 30 Chiefs @ Raiders - Win

14 Dec 07 Chiefs @ Broncos - Lose

15 Dec 14 Chargers @ Chiefs - Lose

16 Dec 21 Dolphin's @ Chiefs - Win

17 Dec 28 Chiefs @ Bengals - Win

Overall record: 8-8
With out looking at the schedule I guess around 7-9 so we'll see!

September 2, 2008

Funny and true...

Post to MySpace! Share on MySpace!

August 18, 2008

Some Pictures Should Never Be Taken!

In honor of the 2008 Olympics, here are some HORRIBLE pictures that should have never been posted online!
I have no clue why they made this face!

Looks like he's thinking, "OHHH! MY NIPPLES ARE ON FIRE!!"

"Congrats! It's a baby ball!"

August 16, 2008


Tonight I get to go here:

And watch these guys:


August 15, 2008


A few days ago re-injured my back. I have a condition called spinius corpus butius priteasius maxis. Ok so that was so made up. Really though my L5 vertebrae (the very bottom one) is shoved forward pinching a few nerves in the process. I had this injury a while ago but was doing great. Then a few days ago *Crack! Ok so that was a little dramatic... There was no crack. I picked something or someone up and the next morning ouch! The next morning really ouch! The morning after that HOLY OUCH!

It's really hard being a 22 year old with the back of an 80 year old! Well anyway I would appreciate some pray from ya'll... On a lighter note, here's a pic:

August 6, 2008

Super Hero's Unite!

Just another pic I did...

August 4, 2008

I drew this pic up one day when I was wasting time at the office. I (no joke) want to print this up on a t-shirt and dare I say it, wrist bands.

Do you get it? Ephesians 6:11 says, "Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil." But bottom line is a lot of Christians only put on the helmet of salvation and forget the rest. Let this pic remind you to not walk out the door without the rest of the armor.

July 28, 2008

Word Vomit

One thing I really find annoying is that whole "Ja" thing. A lot of Christians are starting finish their emails, blog posts, myspace comments with "Ja". If you don't know "Ja" is a Jamaican word for God... Ja... I kinda started to notice people using it when P.O.D. started to get really hot. They use "Ja" a lot. And I just find it really annoying. It's almost like it's not cool to say God or Jesus or Holy Spirit... no, no, no, Ja is cool sounding. I find it really silly to hear "Ja man" come out of the mouth of some white kid in middle suburbia. And most people don't know what "Ja" means. It's a cop out. I got news for some people. There is no such thing as a "Ninja Evangelist"! Who's the salt of the earth? Who a light in this world?

It's like the other day I saw these wristbands at a Christian book store called "Witness Bands"... Really? I guess if I'm wearing a wristband that has a cross etched on it that I must be "witnessing". Or look at it for the other side. Let's say I'm not saved and I've never heard of Jesus. I'm walking down the street and I see this guy or girl wearing a "witness band". All of the sudden I'm overcome with conviction and I just know that there's this guy named Jesus who came and died for me! Come on people! Now I'm not trying to dis Christian fashion, though I do have to say that there are a TON of cheesy shirts out there... But if you actually think you're being a witness for Christ by wearing a wristband with a cross that is a blatant rip-off of the Independent (Skate Boarding Co.) cross, then I would argue that you haven't been reading you're Bible.

Bottom line is you have to at some point open your jaw and flap your tongue around and make sounds that we call words. If not, you may as well be telling your friends, family, co-workers and all the strangers you see who don't know Jesus, "Go to Hell!"

Ja (Hehe)

July 25, 2008

Dead Zone...

Well no doubt you've seen those new Verizon cell phone commercials that are all about the "Dead Zones". Basically some weird-o's try to creep the Verizon customer out by talking about the DEAD ZONE!!! and then the customer is like, "Oh it's ok... I have Verizon!" LALALA!

Here's why it is THE MOST INACCURATE commercial ever!

1. I used to have Verizon as my cell phone provider and I was always dropping calls.

2. and this one makes me laugh... when my family moved into our new house we moved into a DEAD ZONE! No one has cell service at my house. No one! And so because we were in a dead zone, Verizon let us out of our contract for free instead of the $100 plus bucks they were wanting to cancel! L O L!!!

July 18, 2008

Before... and now!

Well it's been a few since my last post but here are the befores and afters...


And now:

Yeah emo face I know... I couldn't see it on the small screen of my camera. I look like a sad puppy face. So here you have it... a pierced, tattooed, holy pastor! Ah Ha I love it!

July 12, 2008

The votes are in!

Well a while back I held a pole for what I should get next:

A New Tattoo
My Lip Pierced
My Ears Pierced
My Lip & Ears Pierced

and well it really doesn't matter what won because I'm going to all soon. But tonight I'm off to get a few piercings and then... well I don't know what I'll do after that. Watch a movie. Play a game. Go to bed. Ah but not just your normal "watch a movie" or "play a game" or "go to bed" no, no, no, no! "Watch a movie" with new piercings or "play a game" with new piercings or "go to bed" with new piercings! Oh yeah! I'm so cool... Just kidding

I'll post some before and after shots soon... PEACE!!

July 7, 2008

A Story...

This is a video I made for my wife a few years ago. Enjoy!

And Monday rolls around...

Fog... It's what I see every morning and not just because I'm not wearing my glasses. (Almost) every morning I do the same routine. First, I stayed up WAY too late. Second, I'm woken up by my 3 year old who usually shakes me as hard as she can (with the occasional slap) while whining out: "Daddy! Wake up! Get me milk and cereal!" If that wasn't annoying enough I always hear this click, click, click, click, click, click... that would be my dogs nails clicking our would floor as she walks back and forth waiting for me the let her outside.

Sometimes that fog can really mess you up. One morning while doing that same routine I started down the stairs. I was SUPER tired that day. When I was a little more than half-way down the stairs WOOMPF! I slipped and my feet went vertical and CRACK went my back as it slammed on the stairs. That was not fun.

Most people stay up later on the weekends than they do the rest of the week and I'm no exception. So my Mondays are really foggy and I usually am easy to distract for the first part of the day. My wife can tell you that based on when she calls me and hears: ..................................................................................... Honey? .................................... What? .................................................... CLICK

Well there's is really no point to this blog-post other than to try and take away this brain-fog. Hmm... that reminds me of Joe vs. the Volcano

June 27, 2008

My Joy

Let ell tell you a story. A story about a girl. A wonderful, beautiful girl. Everyday she works so hard to make her kings castle a real home. She wasn't told to do these things... She just does them! Amazing to think that she is my Joy, my wife! That's right. Day in and day out my wife is so good to me and our girls. She daily works hard to clean and make our home as lovely as can be. And to think after all of the chasing, cleaning, diaper changing, and yes screaming... she still dresses up to make herself beautiful for her man when he comes home from a long day at work! Lucky me! My wife is so beautiful and hard-working and I know that I definitely got the "best catch" out there.

June 24, 2008


Well today is Tuesday and tonight, like ever Tuesday night, we'll have youth group at my church. Out of all the days of the week Tues. is always the hardest for me. The devil REALLY likes to get on my nerves on Tues. But that's obvious why he would do that...

Yesterday we started these new classes for our youth and they went really well. We have 14 of our kids signed up but only a few were able to make yesterday. I have high hopes that we're coming to a new place in my youth group. A place like never before. Praise God!

June 21, 2008


In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus tells the parable of the "talents". Most of you probably remember that story. On Monday I was studying Matthew 24 and 25 and when I came to this passage I got two things out of it.

First I'll give you a quick recap:
The Master is leaving for a journey and entrusts some of his talents or money to three slaves. To the first one the master gave five talents, and to the second he gave two talents, and to the third one talent each according to the slaves own abilities. The first slave doubled his talents as did the second but the third slave was afraid so he buried his talent. After a long time the master came back to see how his slaves did. To the two who doubled their talents he said, "Well done! Because you were faithful of little I will make you over many things." But to the one who buried his talent he said, "You wicked and lazy slave..."

Like I said, I got two things out of this. (1) We as God's people have to be faithful with what God gives us. More specifically our own "talents". I've been truly blessed with a musical talent. Singing came natural to me. I taught myself how to play guitar and it didn't take long at all. I give God the glory for this. I know many people take a long time to learn guitar and sing but to me these things came natural. But why? Why was I given this talent? In the story the slaves were still working for their master even though he was gone for a long time. All the hard work the did, two of them anyway, was for their master. They doubled what their mater had given them and it was for their masters glory not their own. I think you can see where I'm going with this. God gives us talents so we can bring His name glory!

Now for some this means you really need to take God out of the box. You might be saying, "Well my talent is labor. I can't really give God glory and praise by working can I?" Absolutely you can! Romans 12:1 says, "Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship." Our physical bodies is what Paul was talking about. What we do with them is our "service of worship." And listen to Colossians 3:23, "Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men..." Amen!

(2) The second thing I got out of Matthew 25:14-30 was for me and all Pastor's. You see just as the master entrusted his slaves with something that was of value to him (his money) our Heavenly Master has entrusted us with something that is of great value to Him: His people. I believe God has given every Pastor a congregation. Some He's given a large one, some a medium size one, and some a small one. Each according to the Pastors abilities. If you have a small church, like mine, don't be upset or jealous or judging of larger churches. I know a big attitude in small churches is, "Well bigger churches aren't as good because there's not as much relationship as our small church." And there's SO many reasons why that is so wrong to think. One reason is as a small church you're NOT CALLED TO STAY THE SIZE! The slaves multiplied what their master had given them and in the same way ALL ministries, no matter what size, are called to multiply. Matthew 28:19 says, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."

If you look at our model for making disciples, Jesus Christ, we see that He taught them everything to do first by doing it Himself. But after He had "multiplied" Himself into 12, He then said, "Now you go! Do the exact same thing!" We're not called to "sit" on what God has entrusted us with. We must multiply for His glory! And when it comes to multiplication, God said make DISCIPLES, not decisions. Check yourself... I know for me it was a wake-up call because at the end of this age I don't want to stand before God and hear, "You wicked and lazy Pastor!"

June 20, 2008

Friday - Clean-up day

Well it's Friday and that means I'm supposed to clean the bathroom... you can't tell from the picture but it is really messy! I haven't cleaned it in awhile. But you know, it's not like I've done it on purpose. Not cleaning it I mean. I don't even think about it. One day I go in there and I'm like, "Oh man! This is a mess!" I just don't think about taking a really close look at the bathroom as much as I'm supposed to.

But isn't that what it's like with our walk with God? We get so comfortable and so used to doing the "routine" that we get caught off guard. And one day we open our eyes and say to ourselves, "Oh man! This is a mess!" One of two things happens next. (1) We clean up our rough areas and make changes or (2) we walk away and simple say, "I'll clean this later."

We need to make sure that we don't let the Devil constantly gain control over us through our blind spots. One way of making sure that we watch over our blind spots is by letting someone keep in check to those areas we normally don't glance at. This can be annoying at times but it is essential. When I need to clean the bathroom my wife "reminds" me ever so often. But if she never said a thing it would most likely get put on the back burner (if it ever even makes the "stove"). We have to let people in our lives ask us hard and tough questions about where we're at with God. And even tougher a challenge is to be honest in answering them...

June 16, 2008

Who Am I?

My mom gave me this book marker she made and I thought I would share what is says:

Who Am I?

You made in My image in My likeness.
Genesis 1:26

Before you were formed in your mother's womb I knew you.
Jeremiah 1:5

I, the King, desire your beauty. You are all glorious within, you clothing interwoven with gold.
Psalm 45:11, 13

You did not choose Me, I chose you.
John 15:16

I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands.
Isaiah 49:16

I gave Myself for you the I might redeem you.
Titus 2:14

You are chosen of God, holy and beloved.
Colossians 3:12

You are the salt of the earth.
Matthew 5:13

You are My friend, if you do what I command you, I have called you My friend.
John 15: 14, 15

I have called you by named; you are Mine.
Isaiah 43:1

June 11, 2008

I made the cover!

It Came

Star date... Monday. I received a package in the mail. Could this be what I have been waiting for? But it's not due for two more weeks! My curiosity got to me. I must see what's inside:
Is it? IS IT?


MY 360!!!

Well I got my 360 back early though I still haven't had time to play it yet. Today I was busy at work all day. When I got some free time I decided to read the book of Joshua... like the whole thing... almost anyway... from chapter nine to the end. Amazing! Besides the fact that it would make a sweet video game J/K... It's truly amazing what God did for Israel and Joshua. He is such a faithful God to keep all He promises, as long as we keep our end of the bargain as well.
What could I mean by that? Well everybody knows John 3:16. But just 20 verses later not many people know what the gospel of John states. It says in verse 36 of chapter 3, "He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." So many times I've heard the saying, "Oh he (or she) is saved but they're just not exactly living it out right now..." What? Again look at what the Word says, "...but he who does not obey the Son will not see life..." It's pretty clear to me what is being said here. When we disobey God's word or direction, God has no choice but to send His wrath (wrath: A righteous judgment) upon us. There is no in between with God. We're with Him or not...

June 6, 2008


Two days away. I'm working on my message for Sunday morning right now. I've got a lot that I want to share but my little brother is preaching with me and because we're doing some extra stuff that morning we each get only 15 minutes to speak. Now when you tell me I've got 15 minutes, I'll end up taking about 23 minutes and when you tell my little bro that he's only got 15 minutes he'll take about 28 minutes. Just kidding.

I'm really excited to speak because God has been sharing a lot with me lately. The last few days I've actually forgot above the fact that Sunday evening I'll be licensed as a Pastor. It still hasn't hit me. I met yesterday with my dad and Jim Cox about the whole service and the charges that I'll receive. I've already received a charge from God in my quiet time. God's awesome! Well I better get back to work on my message...

June 5, 2008

Thursday... My Friday

My work week ends on Thursday around 9pm and usually I'm ready to crash at about 6:45pm. But I can't really do that. You see Thursdays from 7 to 8 we have a Kids Club at my church. And it drains you completely by the time its over. So usually after that last van pulls out (we pick up and drop off all of our kids) and sigh of relief makes its way to the front of my mouth. But then I go back inside the church and realize how much we have to clean before Sunday morning service. Luckily no one does this by themselves...

I just finished The Power of God's Presence and wow! What an amazing book! It has stirred me up greatly. I'll share some of the things that really poked out to me in a later post...

Well I'm sore, tired, and ready to hit the couch so PEACE!

May 31, 2008

Boo's Birthday!

Today we're celebrating Boo's birthday! However, this morning I was definitely Mr. Crabby Face. I was in no mood to wake up let alone clean our house for a party! Now even though the wifey-poo did most of the cleaning, I was like a wild boar running around reeking havoc wherever I was. Ahh but that's how special days go right? For example, how many times have you been getting ready for some special day (i.e. birthdays, anniversaries, holidays) and then like a flash flood you and your spouse butt heads like rams fighting over who's going to be the alpha-male! It really stupid if you think about it. And all you really have to do is say to yourself, "Ok... today is a really special day and the devil wants to ruin it. I won't let him!" And there you go.

Anyway. It's all beind me now and I'm ready to PAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRTTTTTTAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

May 30, 2008

No Ceiling Fan Ever?

Well I was going to install a ceiling fan in our bedroom today but when I took the old (and I do mean OLD!) light fixture down I realized that it appears that we may never be able to do that. I'm so bummed. Now I wasn't looking forward to hanging and installing it but... I'm a big guy and that idea of having a fan blowing down on me as I slumber in the depths of sleep sounded awesome.

We're just going to have to put up a light fixture now. Oh well... At least I still got that little fan that's sits beside my bed on my "night stand".

May 28, 2008

11 Days

That's how long it will be until I become Pastor Daniel Hopkins. Even though I've been doing work of a Pastor for about 2-3 years and have been working (I start counting from the time I got a paycheck) at my church for 9 years I'm finding myself a little nervous. No I don't think much is going to change except little things here and there. But at the same time I know being a Pastor is a big responsibility. I was praying one day and feeling really down and upset. I was really feeling like I was the most unqualified person to be a Pastor. I felt like I heard God say, "But I called you." and my response to Him was, "I'm not unqualified!" Then I heard Him say, "Was Peter qualified when I called him? Was Paul?" I knew what God was trying to tell me.

In Philippians 4:13 it says, "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." And in 2 Corinthians 12:9 it states, "And He has said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for [My] power is perfected in weakness.' Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me." And in 1 Corinthians 2:1-3 it says, "1 When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling." (NIV) And this is coming from Paul!

You see God doesn't need the smartest theological brain out there to do His work. All God needs is a willing God-fearing man (or woman) to open up his heart and say, "Lord, here I am! Send me!"

Kids Rock

I ahd to re-post this! (I found it here: )

May 26, 2008

25 "Easy" Steps to Hang a Ceiling Fan

On Friday my wife had the bright idea that I should hang the ceiling fan (that has been sitting around for a few weeks in its box) in our living room. I thought to myself, "Sure! It couldn't be that hard..." Boy was I ever wrong! The events went something like this:

1. I flipped random breakers until finally I found the correct one shutting off the electricity to the room.

2. I removed to archaic light fixture

3. I was already wanting to be done.

4. I had to take out the "box" in the ceiling which was held in by a nail?!? What!?! Why would you use a nail when hang a box?!? Tard

5. Found out that yes indeed we can hang the ceiling fan.

6. Put the box back into the ceiling butt this time using screws like you're suppose to!

7. re-applied this old bracket thingy which took an hour because I kept having too take it down then put it back up then take it down then put it back up...

8. Stood around waiting for an angel to come and finish the job.

9. realized I didn't need the bracket thingy that I worked so hard on.

10. repented for the language I just used

11. hung the bracket thingy that came with the fan...

12. realized that the fan came with directions for a reason

13. called dad in desperation... asked him what to do...

14. re-realized that the fan came with directions for a reason

15. Completed step one in the fan installation process. That only took forever...

16. Hung base for fan.

17. Put the decorative piece thingy on...

18. it didn't fit.

19. repented for the language I just used.

20. Jammed the decorative piece on.

21. Begun to attach the fan blades

22. They don't fit...

23. repented for the language I just used.

24. Got the blades to fit.

25. Put the light up and finished...

(26. Seriously considered jumping off the ladder onto my wife after she asked if I was going to hang the ceiling fan in our bed as well.)

There you have it. 25 "easy" steps to hang a ceiling fan! At least it turned out great:

May 23, 2008

Indiana Jone and the dumbest ending EVER!!!

I've never been more disappointed in my life! Indiana Jones has just taken the world title for WORST MOVIE EVER! Don't get me wrong. 90% of the movie was everything you wanted to see in an Indiana Jones movie. There were a few scenes that came straight from the cheese factory (i.e. swinging through the jungle like Tarzan... yeah) but the movie was really good. Then... Then? THEN?!? Yeah George Skywalker and Steven Nerd face made the WORST decision ever. I believe it went something like this:

"We need to do something different." - Steven

"Yeah! Hey you know what we've never even thought of?" - George

"What? The Ten Commandments?" - Steven

"No way! Here me out... ALIENS!!!" - George

"Brilliant! PURE GENIUS!" - Steven

"No one would ever see that coming!" - George

"Maybe E.T. can make a cameo!" - Steven

Maybe the movie should have been called "Indiana Jones: AVP"
Bottom line (and this is coming from a huge Indiana Jones fan) I will never see this movie again and in my opinion they have just killed Indiana Jones. Indiana Jones + Aliens = PURE CRAP THAT SMELLS LIKE BLUE BERRIES BUT WHEN YOU TASTE IT YOU REALIZE YOU'RE EATING CRAP!

May 22, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Church Revival

Well tonight I'm going to see Indiana Jones! I'm so pumped! I've loved Indiana Jones ever since that first face melted into a pile of goo! I just hope this one is WAY better than the second one, The Temple of Doom. Now I know that a lot of people loved that one but from the annoying actress to the little kid that was a... taxi driver, it was just far too "campy" for me.

Now I should really make a new post about this next subject but I really don't feel like it. What's up with the church?!?!? I'm reading this book (The Fire of God's Presence) and take about convection! As I've said, the book is about a revival that happened in the Hebrides islands in the late 1940's. You know how it started? Six men and one Pastor! These men looked at their city and saw the lost people and their hearts broke. They made a decision to get together and pray three times a week in a small barn. Many night's these prayer meetings would last until 3 or 4 in the morning! Wow! Most Christians today won't even come to a prayer meeting that is scheduled for an hour let alone four or five hours. These seven men humbled themselves for many hours, days and months! And then one night revival came suddenly! No planned meeting. No organized event. No revival service. Just pure prayer. Wow!

This really makes me wonder where the churches priorities have gone... we have event after event. Service after service. But when it comes to prayer... we simply don't have the time to do such a "little" thing. Whatever... It's time to kneel down, humble ourselves and pray for God to heal our land. "[If] My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

May 21, 2008

American Idol: Carrie Underwood

So I was writting my last post and looked over at American Idol. Carrie Underwood was on performing and... lets just say I thought she was dressed like an "upper-class" prostitute! Jesus take the mic and put some clothes on that girl!


Well I put my mind to it and I just beat Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers for the SNES system... Now what? I still have maybe a month before my 360 comes back... Oh well...


Well after I got home from work my wife took the kids to the store. So I made the decision to go grab our old SNES. Oh Snap! Back to the world of the tiny flat gray controllers. Back to the world where they made games so hard that you ended up boosting out of your chair and turning off the system with authority! Only to turn it back on a few moments later... (Hope you remember the password!)

We don't have very many games but I took a couple from my older bro. I got Urban Strike and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers! Oh yeah baby! I feel like I'm in forth grade again! So I popped in Power Rangers to give it a shot.

When I was a kid I couldn't even get passed the first level. Lets see how I do now that I'm a mature gamer... I AM THE GREATEST!!! HA HA! IT'S MORPHIN' TIME!!!

So I was rolling along in this game doing better the Jason (The red ranger... come on people!) could have done himself! Putty after putty! Boss after boss! And then...

Oh SNNNNAAAPPP! I've never gotten this far before! The MEGAZORD! Tell me I get to drive it... tell me I get to fight in it... can it be? CAN IT BE? YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!! I can't believe how good I'm doing! This guy was hard... But the last boss? He was soooooooooooooo hard I didn't even have time to take a picture... Once you beat him, he comes back right away with full health! And you don't get any! Where's the help? Oh well... At least I got that password that'll let me relive my Megazord crashing again... and again... and again...

Peace, love, and MORPHIN' TIME!!!!

May 20, 2008

Just Blah Blah...

So I'm so tired after youth group I can't even think. In case you didn't know I'm a youth minister. This afternoon I was thinking about what I might blog about but now that I'm pooped to the core I can't remember anything.

I started this book called Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back and I am only into chapter two but I have to say so far it is really profound! It's about persevering through hard times and coming out a stronger Christian. I'm also reading another book called The Fire of God's Presence. It's about a revival that happened in the Hebrides islands (They're off the west coast of Scotland) in the late 40s. It is truly amazing and it has changed my view of what true revival is.

God is so good. He is so faithful. Just when I need to read about a real revival, I find this book. Then I start going through a hard time my wife gives me this book! Praise God!
Well that's all for now.


Three... Red... Lights...

Well this evening started out like a normal Monday night... Watched Bones... Watched House... Then my wife logged onto the cpu as she usally does and I proceded to pick up my X-Box 360 contorller ready to lose myself in some mindless 3D adventure. As I turned on my 360 I gazed in horror as I saw three... red... lights! And they were flashing! Oh no! Could this be (dum, dum duuuum!) The Red Ring of Death!?! Yes, yes it's true. My X-Box 360 is now dead and only good as a paperweight.
I thought to myself, "What now?" What did humans do before the 360? No doubt the world was a dark place full of terrible crimes caused from pure boredom. A place where women actually had to be around their husbands! A place where husbands had to just "spend time" with their wives! A place where people would read books for enjoyment! THE DARK AGES!!!
Just kidding. This is, I think, a good thing. For the next month I'll have time to read, relax, and spend time with those I love (not that I didn't already do that). But one question does come up in my mind... When my wife is mad at me, what's she going to say now that she can't say, "You're always playing video games!" hmmm? What indeed...

What now?!?

First post... You know when think about writting a thousand thoughts come to mind but when you finally get started your mind draws a blank...