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...