Tuesday, August 29, 2006

micro$oft training video

this is a micro$oft UK training video involving the actors from the bristish version of the office. it's great. i think my favorite part is when ricky gervais says that his hero is nelson mandella because he was in captivity for 30 years and he has since been out for 13 years and has not "reoffended". "shows that prison works." i don't care who you are that's funny.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

today's schedule

it was a tiring day. here was the schedule:
    8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - early worship serivce @ pbc
    9:45 - 10:45 a.m. - sunday school @ pbc
    11:00 - 12:15 p.m. - late worship serivce @ pbc
    12:30 p.m. - home for lunch
    1:30 - 4:30 p.m. - repair the dryer that has broken (i.e dismantle dryer and vacum out all the parts, pull dyer in and find out it is still not working, now dismantle dryer again and vacum out parts that i missed and clean the exhuast pipe, check dryer and find out that it is working find and thus avoid an expensive visit to have a technician do what i could probably do myself)
    5:00 - 5:45 p.m. - vist blaine & olivia at their grand father's wake
    6:00 - 6:30 p.m. - go to pbc choir special
    6:30 - 8:20 p.m. go to the ring community church that meets in pbc - one of my youth's parents was giving her testimony at the rind and thus pam and i wanted to be there to support her and thus i left parkview a little early to hear her testimony.
    9:00 p.m got home for supper

i'm not complaining about the day. in fact, if it wasn't for the fact that i ran my second 5k race yesterday i probably wouldn't even be tired today, but i am and i figured i would write it down. :)

random quote - where would JESUS be?

if JESUS CHRIST were on earth you'd find HIM in a gay bar in san francisco. HE'd be working with people suffering from aids. these people are the new lepers. just like the turn of bc / ad. don't touch them, walk away from them. if you want to find out where JESUS would be hanging out, it'll always be with the lepers.


Saturday, August 26, 2006

how to handle westboro

westboro baptist church is looney and this is possibly the best way of handling them that i've ever heard of.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

david & colbert

one of my students sent his picture in to be stephen colbert his photo for colbert's search for a new black friend. david, the student, made it onto the show. he's the first one of the video below.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

hospital visits

part of ministry that i really love is making visits ... especially hospital visits. it always seems to happen that i get the chance to be involved within significant moments during my weekly (and sometime more often) visits to each of our baton rouge hospitals. i may not like the traffic getting to the hospitals but 95% of the time i love the visits.

todays visits were not hugely amazing but one was quite funny. i went to visits an elderly woman who could barely hear anything. of course, since her lacking of hearing is more age related than anything she has never consider the possibility of aquiring hearing aides. this means that my short visit with her consisted of my shouting, her responding that she couldn't hear me, and then me shouting louder. the conversation went allot longer than the content conveyed within it would normally taken. i think all that the lady actually was able to make out from all that i said was "hi!." of course, everyone else in the wing knew exactly what church i am a minister of and why this lady was on our prayer list.

you may not know this but they don't really like you shouting in hospitals. thus when i left the lady's room i was given tons of nasty looks and a couple of "shhhh's". i guess they hadn't been any of the nurses taking care of the lady i visited.

Monday, August 14, 2006

random quote - love

No motive, even that of affection for anyone, can justify the doing of evil. But to help someone in need, a good work may sometimes be left, or a better undertaken in its place. For in so doing, the good work is not lost, but changed for what is better. Without love, the outward work is of no value; but whatever is done out of love, be it never so little, is wholly fruitful. For God regards the greatness of the love that prompts a man, rather than the greatness of his achievement.

Whoever loves much, does much. Whoever does a thing well, does much. And he does well, who serves the community before his own interests.

thomas a kempis, the imitation of CHRIST, chapter 15.

Friday, August 11, 2006

just reminding myself

  • exegesis - "to draw the meaning out of"
  • eisegesis - is the process of interpretation of
    an existing text in such a way as to introduce one's own ideas.