Archive | September, 2007

22 September 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Party Time

That was the invitation for Caleb’s birthday party.Birthday is Monday.Party scheduled for today at the park.It rained a lot last night.Looks like the party’s moving to the house!I think I like that better anyway.  Easier to decorate.Pictures to come.And has it really been a freaking year?!Crazy.

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21 September 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Are You “En Fuego”?

Last week I put up three seperate posts about the volunteers at the Monterey Bay aquarium and why they volunteer.  I asked myself what we can learn to ignite a passion and commitment in our volunteers. A few days later, I got an e-mail from one of the directors at the aquarium.  Kinda fun, eh?  […]

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20 September 2007 ~ 0 Comments


Being in ministry, it’s easy to start feeling like life is just going a hundred plus M.P.H.  There’s always something to do.  I know there’s other jobs and lifestyles out there like that as well, it just so happens that is my experience in ministry. And my experience throughout my life has been that this […]

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20 September 2007 ~ 4 Comments

I’ve Always Wanted To Do This

I don’t want to ruin the ad if you haven’t seen it, so just take a look: I’ve always said I wanted to train a chimp to do that for me.  I’d have the coolest band ever.  Good stuff.HT: Steve

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19 September 2007 ~ 3 Comments

National Outreach Convention

Looks like I’m gonna be here with our team Nov. 7-10.Anyone else going?

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18 September 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Another Worship Confessional

#21.I know, it’s been a while.Sorry.This one:Over time.Under produced.But hey…at least it’s up.Here’s to getting back on track.Enjoy!

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14 September 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Monterey Aquarium – Unpaid Staff (Part 3)

Ok, so maybe I wasn’t completely honest in the first post when I said "in no particular order."  That was the case for the first two.  The perks are probably a big draw to volunteering at the aquarium.  Staff know that they are appreciated.  The vibe – I sure as heck wouldn’t mind hanging out […]

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13 September 2007 ~ 4 Comments

Golf At The Minister’s Retreat

Rolled sown to Monterey yesterday for a Ministers and spouses retreat at the Embassy Suites.Started the excursion in a golf tournament with Kyle, Ed, and Wes.4 man scramble (which we discovered after playing 4 holes of 2 man).Best ball.When we got there, I wasn’t on the list for some reason.After getting it all sorted out, […]

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13 September 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Monterey Aquarium – Unpaid Staff (Part 2)

So again, I don’t claim to be an expert on volunteer recruitment or maintenance.  Rather, I am taking some time this week to reflect on what it is that I think might drive people to give their time as staff at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Hopefully these things can help me to become a better […]

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12 September 2007 ~ 5 Comments

Monterey Aquarium – Unpaid Staff (Part 1)

Several weeks ago my wife and I visited the aquarium in Monterey for the first time.  I love the ocean and I love aquariums!  It was amazing seeing the different animals and watching the SCUBA diver feed the fish in the kelp forest. But there was something else that really caught my attention.  It was […]

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