Sunday, July 23, 2006

Life Update Blogging

I had today off work (Sunday) and we hung out at Bea's parents. It was nice and relaxing, but I didn't like not going to church. I like the fact that I like going to church. I'm excited to listen to the podcast of Jeff teaching today. My control freak side really hopes everything went OK too.

I work in the office tomorrow and then leave for Hume Lake on Tuesday morning to spend a few days up there with our High School students. It's kind of crazy and nerve-wracking because I'm speaking in both services this Sunday and I'm going to be out of the office pretty much all week. I'm also going to do something different where I preach really short and basically tell them, "Duh, you know what it means to be merciful! Go be it! Go do it!" A little risky, but there will be some structure and content to it as well. It will be interesting to see how it plays out in the different services.

Bea and I are trying to adopt and I hate waiting. Waiting for the agency to call us and say that we are on "the list." We were supposed to be on "the list" six weeks ago.

Bea got a job teaching at Orange Lutheran High School next year. She is excited about doing what she loves and doing it for the first time with High School kids - teaching English. She will also make some serious cash for us so it's SWEEET!! The school worked it out so that she gets to be "full-time" but get off every day at 12:30. Grace will be in preschool until 12noon every day so it should work out pretty easily. I will be dropping Grace off every day at school at 8am and then picking her up a few days a week which should be really fun.

We are also selling our house. We want to cash in and pay off a lot of debt, put some money away for future stuff, and then invest a big chunk for another downpayment in about 6 months to a year. We will rent for that time. We hope it sells high and soon. We won't do it unless it sells for close to the number we are asking. You can look it up at if you want. 318 N. Pine St, Orange, CA 92866

That's a big update and all I have for now.

Monday, July 17, 2006


So I preached on meekness yesterday in both the main services at church. Afterwards, I went up to the guy preaching next week and I said, "I just gave the most insane sermon. It was the best thing anyone has ever heard. Good luck following that up buddy!"

I was just kidding around, but what was funny was that I really was trying to do an awesome job so that people would learn, but also on some more hidden level because I want to look good doing what I do best. Teaching on a stage in front of lots of people is a head trip.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. How opposite is that to what my human nature thinks? Jesus is cool.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Lost passion for blogging

I'm sorry I haven't been posting. It's been hard to get back into posting on the blog. I think my passion went away for it in the hiatus. I want to try. I need to try. I have no desire to set up my links or anything like that again for some reason though.

Life is super busy right now. Interviewing people, building project committee meetings, preaching a ton, youth ministry summer, selling our house, Bea's sister getting married, Bea's brother and his wife having a baby, dieting, and oh yeah, trying to hang out with my family.

Anyways, this is not a promise, but after Victor berated me I will try to blog more.

Victor (Tostada) and Jasen (jda) need to meet. You guys would like each other. You do the same job.