Third Day Blind

Sounds like a band doesn’t it? Today is my third day being blind. It started during the last session of passion. See the story below under crazy weekend.

Basically I have been blind the past 3 days because I can’t wear my contacts. I have worn contacts for 5 years now, so I don’t have any glasses. There has never been a time that I haven’t been able to wear my contacts until now. So I went in to get some glasses. WOW! How things have changed. I felt like I had been trusted back into the 50s with all the thick black frame square glasses. I know that all sheik now, but they really don’t work on my face. Especially with my brown hair. So I ordered some that actually might look decent on me.

The only thing is that it is going to be a week and a half before I get them. So I think tomorrow I am going to try putting the contacts back in. Even though I won’t need them immediately it will be good to have the glasses as a back up. There is a lesson here somewhere… I think its “Be Prepared” because things come out of the blue that you don’t expect. Hmm… or maybe its “Expect the Unexpected”


Thursday Thoughts!

It is now friday – but here are some thoughts from Thursday!

-Sunday is going to BE AWESOME at Discovery. You do not want to miss it. I just saw Davey’s set list! GOOD STUFF! Plus Jason will be taking on some controversal issues (especially in the church) about how other religions, halloween, and the occult blend with Christianity.

-Steve Fee is AWESOME! I just ordered his new CD (autographed may I add) and I am pumped over it. I almost bought it on iTunes, but iTunes is way too strict with their secure mp4 files. No wonder people download music illegally! So I am buying the disc. Hopefully some of the money will go to Fee.

-Saturday is Discovery’s first ever PARTner Dinner! I am pumped – Some big announcements will be at that!

– I am hoping my first ever attempt at stage design in a portable church works out!

– I just finished writing a news summery on the UN’s Year of the Potato… wow…

– The last song last week at Discovery is starting to become a theme song for me and some of my Cru (campus crusade for Christ) friends. “If my God is with me – who shall then shall I fear” “Oh, no you never let go”

– Speaking of CRU… After tonight’s CRU meeting I was told that I should be in the praise band! I like the idea, but that could get dangerous!

– WITN 7 is having HD problems tonight. Part of conan was in SD – which means that the picture is letterboxed AND has black side bars. Plus SD picture on a HD tv just sucks!

– I am still depressed over ECU’s loss to NC State last week. I hope ECU vs. UAB will make me happy again.

– God’s Love continues to amaze me more and more…

Monday morning reflections…

A few thoughts from the weekend.

-I was held hostage in Circuit City! I had to break out to get to Discovery… (long story)

-My fountain o choco made its premiere in the hospitallity room. Things were going great until I thought it would be cool to add chocolate surp to the mix. It will be back next week… fully working!

-I had my first chat with Algeria today.

-My dad made his first visit to Discovery Sunday. He enjoyed it!

-Davey and the band continue to amaze me… I still haven’t found his blog though…

-Jason did an awesome job kicking off the Outflow series.

-ECU beat UNC.. ARGH

-The Marching Tarheels came to town… They showed the Marching Pirates how its done. (This is coming from a Pirate fan)

I feel old.

This evening marks the first night of the Blitz on WCTI-12. I love high school football. Watching the Blitz tonight reminded me of SO MANY friday nights in the fall. I don’t like how they are having football games before school even starts. In high school football was everything. There is something better then high school football. ECU Pirate football… NCAA all the way…

Today I learned AWESOME news.

September 1st – I will be in blacksburg VA. Cheering on the EAST CAROLINA PIRATES! IN PERSON. YEE HAA!

Lets go PIRATES!


The Master has arrived…

Today I made the investment (a very large one unfortunately) in Adobe Creative Suite 3: Master Collection

I unfortunately had to make the choice between the Mac or PC version… Why can’t we just be friends and be multiplatform? I did choose the MAC – This is scarey to me because my MacBook Pro only has a 100 gig hard drive in it. Final cut takes up like 40 gigs of space. Who knows how much this ENTIRE SUITE (Photoshop, Premeire, flash, dreamweaver… you name it) will take.

I might regret the Mac version decision. Hey! Gives me an excuse to start saving for a Mac Desktop – and not one of those little IMacs either!

The Emerging Church

The Emerging Church… It is not a single church in particular, but a movement across the United States. Starting in the late 80’s and early 90’s with pioneering churches like Saddleback Church, Willow Creek, and Fellowship Church began doing church in a whole new way. While most churches thought that not using hymnals was contemporary, Emerging Churches were growing by being culturally relevant and doing things differently. Emerging Churches are defined by many different aspects. Reaching people for Jesus Christ by being culturally relevant in their music, services, messages, youth and children’s is the main focus of these churches. This blog will highlight these churches by following the change and evolution in the world of Emerging Churches.