Friday, July 28, 2006

Speaking On God's Will And Upcoming Events

Jasper Speaks:

So, after a very successful day of Wham-o Wednesday, the lights went out --- AGAIN! There were several weeks that I thought it was all about Satan trying to thwart Jeff from being able to preach this awesome sermon on faith. Now I am just pretty convinced that Jeff was wrong about faith in his sermon and God kept working miraculously so that he wouldn't accidentally guide us wrong. Needless to say, Jeff has decided that no one will EVER hear that sermon.

Becky was even going to be there Wednesday night. It was Morgan's last night and we had a gift and a cool thing to say to her. She was going to speak last night too. None of that happened. Makes me sad. Although twelve of us went to Friday's afterwards and that was pretty tight. Ten days until I am back in school. BLECK!

Yesterday I was a slug. It was my day off and I just did next to nothing. I did go to my mom and dad's for awhile and then to the grocery store and the gym. Other than that, I was a slug. I guess we all need those days. Oh, I did cook dinner, clean the kitchen and do the dishes. Maybe I am not all slug.

I talked to Betsy yesterday. For those of you who don't know who that is, Betsy is one of our students from Maine. She is moving here in two weeks to go to MOBAP. Kendra and. I are wicked excited about it. In someways we will be foster parents to a bouncing 20 year old! We are the only people she knows in Missouri. So, we have chosen her church, gotten her a job and already talked to people about making her feel welcome so she will have friends! She seems okay with all of that. We are very happy she is coming! We love Betsy! Yea!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Jasper Speaks:

I found a list like this on my friend Tracy's Blog and shamelessly stole the idea!

Things That Put Me In A Good Mood

1. Kendra
2. Stepping on the scale and seeing progress
3. Spending time with teenagers in ministry
4. Seeing my mom and dad
5. Talking to my sister
6. Holding Kendra's hand
7. Chocolate (it has been a depressing few months! See #2 LOL!)
8. Watching movies
9. Spending some time by myself
10. Having an AWESOME Quiet Time
11. Buying stuff on eBay
12. When my friends update their blogs
13. Singing
14. Putting my arm around Kendra in church
15. Laughing with old friends
16. Laughing with new friends
17. Realizing how God's plan has worked in my life
18. Hearing the last bell ring at the end of the school day
19. Shouting out praise and worship songs alone in my car
20. Shouting our Rent songs with Kendra
21. Sleeping in
22. Seeing a kid "get it" spiritually
23. Talking to friends from far away
24. Kissing Kendra
25. Looking at the much larger amount of calories I am burning on the treadmill than the 95 pound anorexic woman next to me
26. Reading a good Youth Ministry book
27. Helping someone work out a difficult problem in their life
28. Being a Youth Pastor
29. Being a husband
30. Kendra's laugh
31. Hot Fudge Newports From Crown Candy
32. Fitting in clothes 5 sizes smaller than when the diet began
33. When Aaron sings bad original songs to me
34. When Joni calls to talk
35. When Sarah writes something to me on her Xanga
36. When Ana fakes like Kendra and I gross her out
37. When Stinka just knows I have updated my xanga and comments like 5 seconds later
38. Watching Jennie lead kids to Christ
39. Going to the movies with Double D (Dustin and Daniel)
40. Kidding my nephews about their long hair
41. Laughing with my nieces
42. the Cardinals Winning
43. The Red Sox Losing
44. Laughing until my gut hurts
45. Buying movies
46. Encouraging someone
47. Making new REAL friends
48. Being moved by a song, book or movie
49. Satisfaction of a job well done
50. Blogging

What puts you in a good mood?