Monday, March 31st, 2003 :: 9:22 PM
Back from Mexico, part two: Pictures to Prove It (>>)
I've scanned the best pictures from the trip and uploaded them to Snapfish. You can check out the album here. (If you don't already have a Snapfish account, you'll have to create one, but it's fairly painless).
Monday, March 31st, 2003 :: 8:46 PM
Psalm 32: 8-9 (>>)
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you and watch over you.
Do not be like the horse or the mule,
which have no understanding
but must be controlled by bit and bridle
or they will not come to you."
Psalm 62: 8 (>>)
"…pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge."
Psalm 139: 23-24 (>>)
"Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting."
Monday, March 31st, 2003 :: 5:15 PM
Back from Mexico, part one: The Pros and Cons
The sky over Mexico at night.
In-n-Out Burger in San Diego rocks, especially since the manager gave us free drinks.
The drive from San Diego to Yuma, Arizona is beautiful.
The innocence of children.
If you're standing in shade the weather is almost perfect.
Singing Sunday School songs on the Sorry Little Bus.
Breaking my glasses gives me an excuse to buy contacts.
Spending 24 hours a day with Apexers for 8 days straight.
In Mexico, you can't flush your toilet paper; you have to throw it in the trash can or the toilet will clog. This is harder than it sounds.
Not thinking to pack chap stick or a camera. (Kudos to Julie and Nicole for getting double prints of their photos for me)
Coming home to over a hundred emails thanks to spam, work, and mailing lists.
Not being able to speak Spanish except for a few phrases. Although, "no mas" (no more) comes in very handy when you've got 6 or 7 kids wrestling with you
Not packing any music. Although our praise band played almost every night, which was very cool. On second thought, that was probably a good idea… I can listen to music any time; how often am I in Mexico with all these cool people?
Missing a service @ Apex…the first one with the new sound system, no less.
Spending 24 hours a day with Apexers for 8 days straight.
Friday, March 21st, 2003 :: 7:06 AM
Day by Day
Josh just blogged about a new online cartoon called Day by Day. It's pretty good, check out March 12th, 16th, 19th and 21st.
This'll probably be my last post for about a week; I'm leaving for Mexico early (very early…disgustingly early) tomorrow morning. I think Ken and Ralph are planning on putting prayer requests on the front page of ApexCommunity.net every day that we're there, so you can check those our if you're interested. Hasta luego.
Thursday, March 20th, 2003 :: 6:45 PM
"One of the many nice things about the Garden of Eden was that florescent lighting was not in the blueprints (God, at least, has taste)." (>>)
Thursday, March 20th, 2003 :: 3:22 PM
This one looks like Kate Pauling, it's from tracfone.com:
Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 :: 6:14 PM
All My Best Friends are Actors (>>)
I swear I keep seeing ads on Yahoo Mail with actors that look like Apexers. Today, it was Crystal:
Tuesday, March 18th, 2003 :: 11:53 PM
My Extremely Pedantic MP3 Organization System
Just to give a humorous glimpse into my personality… About two or three years ago, after I had collected maybe one or two hundred MP3s, I waded through them all, making one slight change. That change? I found all the artists who use their name as their band name and made sure the file was in the format of "Lastname, Firstname – Song Title.mp3". What am I? A doctor's office or something?
Ralph, you should be happy that all I ask is that you don't save stuff on the root of c:\ on the Apex Media Creation PC. Which reminds me, you put another video there! Seriously, is it time for some church discipline? (And, by that, I mean a series of very well planned, very public practical jokes of which you are the target…)
Tuesday, March 18th, 2003 :: 5:48 PM
With the help of Ken the blogLINKS and otherLINKS sections on your left now randomly choose 3 links from a list. Each time you visit they'll be different.
Tuesday, March 18th, 2003 :: 2:27 PM
Check out Autumn Rushes On.com for some mad phatty photography.
Monday, March 17th, 2003 :: 6:16 PM
Corrections, Retractions, Apologies
Correction: No matter what Phil Chuang tries to tell you, I do NOT, repeat, not like Tom Jones! Sheesh, you make one stupid joke about a guy's chest hair and all of the sudden you can't escape it.
Retraction: I removed my last post with the quote saying how easy it is to be lazy about the things that make us happy and complete (like prayer and Bible study). I took it down because of the cuss word in the quote. Personally, I didn't have a problem with it, and neither did several strong Christian friends of mine, but a couple other strong Christian friends were concerned about it. It's definatly a grey issue, and I'm not really sure if I should have taken it down or left it up. But, I'm too busy to wade through all the minute points of such a unimportant issue. It's a stumbling block to others, so, I took it down. See Philippians 4:8, Ephesians 5:1-21 and Romans 14.
Apology: Sorry I haven't updated anything in a week, but I've been really busy with school, work, Apex and getting ready for Mexico. Oh, yeah, did I forget to mention that? I'm going to Mexico w/ Apex for a week over Spring Break to do some construction in Morelos. That, and, I haven't really come across anything worthy of posting.
Monday, March 10th, 2003 :: 8:29 PM
Robin Just Said the Most Profound Thing I've Heard in Months
"I'm not a big fan of geology myself…….
the only thing a rock is good for is throwing"*
*If you know Robin then you know why that's so funny coming from her.
Thursday, March 6th, 2003 :: 3:38 PM
"Beauty is not democratic;
she reveals herself more to the few than to the many…"
Wednesday, March 5th, 2003 :: 6:31 PM
Practical jokes are commonplace @ Apex. Like the time we put a couple hundred ballons in Rob's office or reversed all his books; or the time that Crystal's Boo doll was hung from the Sanctuary ceiling and she couldn't find it for days. Most recently, Jamie and I have played a couple good ones on Robin, which she has been kind enough to document on her blog, here and here.
Tuesday, March 4th, 2003 :: 7:49 PM
It's funny. Laugh.
Can you believe he actually did that?
I can't decide if it's sad or frightening.
Actually, it's both.
For a more conventional, and less disturbing, laugh… check out the video (streaming Windows Media Video) for "Sometimes I Don't Mind" by the Suicide Machines. Or listen to "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen.