Sunday, August 24, 2008

6 Random Things

Ok, so I've been tagged by me wifey to post about 6 random things about me. So, here I go:

1. I love to have fun. I look for ways to make fun in life and, most of the time, I don't know when to stop.

2. I flee from conflict like it's the plague. This is an area God continues to change in me. I been in countless situations where I begin to feel tension and will attempt to squelch it with humor or even lie in an effort to avoid conflict. Usually, this creates bigger conflict...and I am saddened when I lie, not something I like to do.

3. I quit playing football when I got to high school because I was afraid of the bigger guys. I sometimes wonder what it would have been like had a not stopped playing.

4. I have no clue what tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year will look like for my family and me. It's not easy for us, but it's definitely been and still is a great ride for us. We're continuing on the journey of learning dependence, not just dependence for the big stuff, but for every facet of life. We're learning what it means to rest on Christ, fully trusting and completely depending on Him.

5. I have a problem with either being way too silly or way too serious. I am not often in the middle. When I was in seminary, my classmates told me that my sermons didn't sound like me because there were not any jokes, it was just too much seriousness for anyone to follow for any length of time. I think it stems from always being the clown and not feeling like anyone really took me seriously, unless I was awkwardly serious...even then some would laugh. :)

6. My life right now; what I'm doing, what I believe, and how I live is a direct result of what God has done and is doing in my soul. Most of which He has done through my wife, Dani. I am deeply grateful that He put us together. Sometimes I wonder what my life would have been like had He not brought us together, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be in this ministry that I'm in now, I wouldn't know God, love, and grace the way I do now, and I wouldn't live on the journey of dependence (knowingly at least). The most significant things in my life that have changed my perception of reality for the better have all been primarily through my relationship with Dani. No matter what struggles we've faced or will face, I'm thankful that we're together, as God speaks to me through her clearly and powerfully. He connects us deeply and I'm so thankful for that.

Bonus: I like to write :) and ... too much. I use them like they were going out of style.

Alright, I guess that's it. If you have any questions you want to know about me, ask and I'll share. For now, I guess I need to tag some other bloggers.

Tag, You're it:

Vista Tim
Slothink About Life
The Journey to Christishness
The Transformed Church
Walters of the world, unite!

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the person who tagged you know your entry is up.

And of course, this is just fun. If you don't have time or just don't want to-no pressure :)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Wet Willy

I recently heard a story from a girl who commented that her pastor used to walk up and give her wet willies in her ears. Is that ever ok? What would you do if your pastor did that to you?

Side note: This girl isn't a kid, she's an adult...does that make any difference?

I'd love to hear your thoughts!!!