I am here right now. Getting my face melted off by lasers and guitars and glitter pants.
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Well… he really wanted to keep things quiet after the liver transplant and all, but as Dana pointed out on twitter this morning, Steve Jobs did come watch Coldplay with Sarah and I on Monday. He really liked the show (especially the Billie Jean cover), but said that overall he’d rather stay home and listen to the Beatles on vinyl. Here’s a picture of him trying to explain to me why I Am The Walrus is the greatest song ever written. Oh well.
After 7 years of service, I’m finally getting rid of these shoes. I know… they’re ugly. They look like something from WWII Poland. But I was kind of in a bind when I bought them.
It all started with Geno and I were slated to open for Dennis Agajanian at the Fox Theater in Hanford. I was pretty excited because, well, I was 18, the Fox Theater is a cool venue and believe it or not, Dennis is actually the person who inspired me to pick up a guitar in the first place. So, I showed up with my guitar and water, decked out in my jeans, trendy thrift store t-shirt, and Rainbow sandals, ready to launch my path to acoustic folk-rock stardom.
Pastor Gene has always had a strict “no-toe” policy. If you’re onstage at church, you ought to have closed-toed shoes. I understand the policy (and I did then), but being the punk I was (and am) I tried to stretch the rules. Gene doesn’t compromise, so I soon found myself driving across town to Ross and grabbing the first pair of 12s I found.
Thus, the ugly black and tan casual dress shoes shown above. I wore them throughout college whenever I needed something between a sneaker and a wingtip and I hated them pretty much everytime I put them on. After 30 minutes of wearing them last week my knees felt like they’d been hit with hammers. So I finally parted ways with them.
Anyway, this has been a long and boring post that two people might find interesting. In the end, I’m glad Gene’s a guy who sticks to his guns and doesn’t compromise, I’m glad RVC lets me wear sandals onstage, and I need to buy a new pair of black shoes.
Phil’s music has been a huge influence in my life and I’m excited to see how God uses his gift to encourage our church and reach out to our community. If you’ve never heard him lead, be sure to be at RVC on the 21st!
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Alright… another week, another youth ministry update!
- As discussed earlier, the move to Clovis North High School went great! One thing I’m really excited about is the opportunity our students have to give back to our congregation. The new campus allows River Valley the time to expand to 2 services–but RVC Youth still only meets for 1 service. That extra service gives the students a time to work! I was blessed to see every student working in our children’s ministry during 2nd service last week!
- 2 services gives me time to actually sit in a church service with Sarah. Now that’s refreshing!
- We took a few of our students to a Hawk Nelson concert on Tuesday night. I was amused at how crazy jr.high students can go over a
cheesypoppy band and then I remembered the Supertones and AudioA concerts of my youth… fun times! All in all it was a fun and entertaining show.
- Last night’s small group meeting was a lot of fun. We discussed prayer, specifically looking at the fact that we can pray all the time about anything. How cool is it that the Creator of the universe cares about the “little” details of our lives? Lots of prayer requests were shared.
- Still praying for some more female volunteers!
- Next week is a “vacation” week for me (more on that later), so Debbie will be rocking our Wednesday study!