Archive for April, 2006

$.99 Stress Relief

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

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I went to Smoothie King the other day. I have been having some trouble with the medication that I am on, and my diet has my stomach way out of whack. I felt like a nice nutritious smoothie might make me feel better. I chuckled looking over the menu when I saw that for .99 more you could get a “potion” of stress relief added to your smoothie. Because this week has been horrible, I took the bait and asked for a “shot” of stress relief. It didn’t work.

Here’s what I am learning. Being busy isn’t stressful. It’s when you feel genuinely hurt and vulnerable that stress becomes something larger than it was before. Kyle’s question is still ringing in my head. What am I waiting for?

Maybe I’ve made a mistake.

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Last day…

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

I am currently fighting through the last day of class of the spring semester. A few quickhits…

  • A girl walked in late to class today wearing a shirt that says, “always tardy.”
  • We are talking about burnout… coincidence?
  • While talking about burnout, some of the systems we listed are being mentally tired and getting a headache. I am currently experiencing both of these from this class.

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Working for the other guy…

Friday, April 21st, 2006

This is interesting.

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One more…

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Reason 8,765 I wish I would have attended Fuller Seminary.

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Random question

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

I’m wasting time on myspace tonight trying to figure out who is who on my friend list, and I was looking at one of our Junior High kids page. I noticed that his myspace id was “mayohead598.” (That’s not the actual number. I am trying to protect the innocent) My first thought was… wow… Junior High was so fun… the days when you got nicknames like “mayohead,” and then it hit me. When this guy signed up for myspace, “mayohead” alone was not available. He had to add the numbers because some other poor Junior High kid’s nickname was also “mayohead.” Ain’t Junior High great!

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The cult of peeps

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Marko shares some info. about the rising cult of Peep lovers. Our Easter morning shtick time was centered around this great product. Kids go nuts for peeps.

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A rare breed…

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

This makes me happy.

That’ll preach…

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

This morning, my daughter came up to me in the bathroom and said, “Up Daddy.” This of course is the universal way for a child to tell a parent that they want to be picked up. When she got up into my arms she looked in the mirror and said, “I’m so pretty.”

I hope and pray that as she grows in her life, whenever she looks in the mirror, she says, “I’m so pretty.”

Summer Reading List

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

As the end of school looms near, I am already looking forward to my summer reading list. I hope to digest a good number of books that I have been waiting to read this summer. Here’s the first two on my list.

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How it all began…

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

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