Sunday, June 17, 2007

back home/father's day

Hey everybody,

This is going to be short...I just realized a few minutes ago how tired I am and how late it now is. Anyway, myself and 34 of my closest friends went to camp this week at the beach. Needless to say, it was quite awesome. I could spend a really long time talking about what a great week it was, and how great the messages and the worship was, but I don't have enough I am...starting to yawn.

Anyway, I do want to say a special thanks to all that went to camp. Particularly for those that shared with me about their camp experience either during our group times and/or through a letter. All the feedback I got about camp was really great.

If you still want to send something to me, you can do so by email...

As for father's's been great! Got some nice cards and presents from Taylor and Rennata and had a great relaxing by the pool. I couldn't have asked for much more. I did, however, miss youth tonight and I'm looking forward to Inside Out and Fusion next Sunday. I hope to see you guys there.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

good news

hey everyone,

I just wanted to pass along some good news about camp next week. I was trying to figure out what this hotel is really going to be like. It turns out that this hotel is not a regular hotel like a Holiday Inn or Best Western or whatever. Supposedly it is a condo hotel. Basically it has hotel rooms and condo/suites and there are quite a few rooms that are owned privately and then rented out. It seems as though some of these privately rented out rooms are really nice. When I spoke to the guy on the phone he said, "I think you are going to be really surprised by how nice some of these rooms are. Depending on the condo owner, some rooms have plasma TV's, some have lazy boy chairs, some have marble countertops in the kitchen."

I was blown away. I have no idea what to expect in this camp, I just know that I'm really starting to get excited about it.

good night ya'll,


Saturday, June 02, 2007

the Countdown is on

In just a few short days, I will be heading to Myrtle Beach, SC with a few sr high students and some counselors for a week of camp at the beach!! I'm really looking forward to it. It's been quite awhile since i've been to the beach. I grew up near the beach and grew up going to the beach alot. Because of that, the beach is always a real special place to me.

I've got so many memories...

- the first time I found a sand dollar with my feet.
- the first time I went body surfing
- jumping the waves with my friends
- being in high school and going to the beach with friends on our days off from school
- I learned how to swim in the ocean
- I met my wife for the first time at the beach
- 8 years of summer camp

this list could go on and on...but the point is that somehow God meets me there in a special way...I'm looking forward to camp.

I will leave you with a quote from a praise and worship song by Ten Shekel shirt:

Something about the ocean
Makes me rise up and praise
Something about the heavens
Makes me stand in awe again
Something about the sunrise
Reminds me of Your faithfulness
Something about the ocean
And I'm lost in love again