Monday, July 18, 2005

Less than Love

It's a lonely world
And everybody's grabbing what they can get
and love is wonderful you've heard
You don't know if you've seen it yet
You can't miss it when it comes
Don't settle for less than love
-The Normals

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Ipod: 3 Bethany: -5

I am not cool.

I can't figure out how to sync my ipod.

And it makes me mad.

I'm so cool

I just got an ipod.

I think I could fill it up really quickly if I'm not careful.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Guess the Dictator or Sit-Com Character

I found this more than moderately amusing the other day: Guess the Dictator or Sit-Com Character.

The computer successfully guessed most of ours (although it though Lisa Turtle was Topenga).

I love summer.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Road Trip

Took a nerdy road trip this weekend - visited 3 churches in 3 states.
Had a great time though! :)

Didn't experience anything life-altering or mind-blowing - but it is always fun to be somewhere new (or old in the case of LifeSpring) and worship with other people.

Went to Parkview Christian Church in Tinley Park, IL; Mars Hill in Grand Rapids, MI; and LifeSpring Christian Church in Cincinnati.
Lots of variety - which is, as they say, the spice of life.

I tried to think of deep insights I had - but like I said - this trip wasn't like that.
Favorite things from each place?
Parkview - Singing You are God Alone - and the preacher who was just about his message - and genuine. I love it when Bible people are presented as real people.
Mars Hill - Family worship - lots of squawking babies and singing Hallelu - Praise Ye the Lord, singing all 4 verses of How Great Thou Art and seeing church in the round, SIMPLICITY and HONESTY
LifeSpring - Old friends, a challenging, thought-provoking message that was basically the preacher honestly wrestling with a passage, and a wonderful communion celebration

Actually one of my favorite things about all 3 churches was being able to hear the congregation sing loudly.

It always amazes me when I think about Sunday mornings - how so many people across the city - and across the country - and across the world are gathered together in the name of Jesus (okay, I know time zones can make things tricky...but that's besides the point).
Makes me excited to be a part of the Church.