Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Yesterday I finished encoding the first video-cast of a King's Bridge Sunday message, uploaded it to YouTube and then faced all sorts of problems in getting it embedded into the KB website. So for therapeutic reasons, I'm embedding the video here until I get enough time to solve the website issues. Just click the little play button.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Little Jokers

This morning I went into Emily and Kaylee's room to get them up and saw what you see in the picture to the left. Emily had extended herself precariously over the edge of her crib, grabbed the clean diaper bin, pulled out all the pull-up training pant diapers and put all of them on! This was an act of comedic genius according to both girls.

A couple of days ago they were talking about missing Nicole (who's now in Africa ... link to her "Journey" blog to the right). I suggested they pray for her. They both prayed, "Dear Jesus, help 'Cole not to do up her buttons wrong." Then they both began pretending their index fingers were Nicole and had an extended dialogue with her, complete with a made-up high pitched voice every time the finger spoke. Emily then stuck 'Cole in her nostril and laughingly declared, "'Cole's up my nose!" Kaylee started chewing her finger and said, "I'm eating 'Cole!"

For more toddler madness (Involving crab apple hygiene and monster babies), take a look at the following video:

Monday, September 11, 2006

Gluttony is My Favourite Sin

I've got some weight to drop. Actually I've got a lot of weight to drop. A few years ago I was 20 pounds heavier than I am now, so I know I can drop weight if I work hard enough. I've just got to commit and then do it.

I'm egocentric enough that I can't stomach making a semi-public declaration and then not following through on it. This is why I'm announcing my weight loss plans here ... announcing it means I'll actually have to do it.

I'm gonna drop to 200 pounds (or less) by Jan. 1, 2007. Today I weigh 224. Every now and then I'll update my blog with a new weigh in (at least once a month).

If I don't make it to my goal by Jan. 1, 2007 I expect you to abuse me maniacally. I wanna hear things like "how can you even type this blog with those flabby fingers fried-chicken-face." I'm counting on the callousness of my friends to help me here ... I know you can do it. Don't let me down. Feel free to quote the video below if necessary:

Thursday, September 07, 2006

RIP Summer 06

It was a good summer.

I haven't had an out-of-control, painful to the diaphragm laugh-attack in 16 years. I had two this summer when my brother visited us at Rosen lake!

I made a slide.

I made a dock.

I had several teary early morning worship times.

KidX2 got stronger, faster, smarter, cuter.

WifeX1 got weaker, slower, smarter, cuter.

I got weaker, slower, dumber, and grew my cuticles.

I had a working sabbatical and managed to both work and sabotage (sabaticize? baticalize? batterize? portage?)

I had some good visits and chats with my folks, some friends and angry smurf-like people that no one else seems to be able to see.

Every single person I know between the ages of 15 and 85 was either pregnant or welcoming a new kid into the world.

I discovered that King's Bridge is not the only group of people trying to follow Jesus without imbibing western evangelical culture.

I blogged infrequently, frogged occasionally, grogged regularly (discovered the luxury of Irish cream and milk at the end of the day).

I was reminded of the struggles and pains of life; The graces and joys of Christ; And the reasons I have to be deeply grateful.

And I took pictures along the way.