31 July 2007


I got written up in a positive way in our last security newsletter. Read right in the middle there is a paragraph with my name. It is right beofre the how to drive in Arizona tips which are truly funny..probably even moreso if you are from the area.

28 July 2007

stuck between a rock and a hard place--anyone else see the new simpson's movie?

Tonight was just crazy at work. http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0727shot0727.html this is what happened. I was at the gate this occured and the entire venue went on lockdown. Patrons at the Rush concert only knew there was an accisendt in the area. Pray for the officer's family. Needless to say, I worked 4 extra hours as car searches were taking place and am so ready to sleep.

17 July 2007

Proof again that God is Soverign and good

I guess this starts about 2.5 months ago when my roommate Katy decided to get a dog.

We got Vegas. She is a beautiful half-boxer/ half-pitbull ish. Katy got her a pink collar and tag and spent a while at the condo before going off to Namibia to serve and glorify God. Last week another one of my roommates, Val, took Vegas for a walk but her tag popped off as the leesh was put on wrong. So two days ago i go tto buy a new collar, put our address and Katy's number on it. i've been working full days. 7am-3pm at a warehouse and then 6pm-midnight at my security job. So tonight i get home and the gate is wide open. I open the sliding door to see a note from my other roomie, Becca, stating Vegas had run away. I rode out on my bike calling. All the time i was going over in my head an old sermon i heard about how wonderful it is to be lost. When we are lost it means someone cares and is looking for us as opposed to trash where it remains and is unwanted. So i decided to keep searching. I asked a few people and then i foolishly remembered i hadn't prayed yet.

So i prayed.

God answered.

I rode to a place i personally have never walked Vegas and there is a gas station. Granted it is late at night and i get spooked easily i didn't want to walk up to this truck originally. But the window was rolled down and he seemed ok. As i was asking if he saw Vegas her head popped out of the window of the quad cab truck! It was her. Her collar and tag were gone but Vegas was there nonetheless. I offered to buy him something from the gas station but he declined. I took the long walk home, Vegas in one hand and my bike in the other. It turns out they found her running back and forth like frogger in the traffic!

God is good,
All the time.
All the time,
God is good. Selah.

14 July 2007

Mr. Fix-it

We hate mystery. We're enamored with knowledge. We have incredible educational institutions, all getting a certain kind of knowledge that has to do with information and function. There is very little relational stuff goin on in there. If there's a problem, our first response is to find out what's wrong and find the technology to fix it. If we can't do that, we've failed. But most of life is a mystery.

Eugene Peterson

11 July 2007

09 July 2007

It's called faith for a reason...

When i visited the White House we went to a small souvenir shop. It was a quaint place and in it i found jackpot. $1 mini posters of presidential portraits. So i bought a portrait of JFK as i respect the man a great deal. In it, his look is so pensive. He is alone with his thoughts as arms are laid across his chest and no one is around to distract him. I've been in that mood a bit tonight. Going over in my mind how amazing God is and various what-ifs for my future. But tonight was a little more of a rear view mirror night. See the beauty of a car is balance...you have a huge windshield in front of you so you know where you are headed but at the same time there is a rear view mirror to remember where you've been and help you succeed in the future. The mirror isn't meant to be dwelt on as it isn't the size of the windshield..but it is there nonetheless. So tonight I'm just thinking some.

08 July 2007

That's the way..uh huh uh huh..i like it...

I have never seen a larger zoo.
I worked roaming security for a casino the other night and i escorted out many 50+ who were intoxicated. It was insane. You had this older generation drinking and dancing the night away as if they were 14 again. The show was at a casino and the bands happened to be Kool and the Gang accompanied by KC and the Sunshine Band. KC wrote hit songs like That's the Way I Like It and Get Down Tonight. It was just a humerous scene all around. I got to be KC's personal escort at the end of the night as he headed out to sign autographs. He started out the night saying, "to all you younger folk who's parent's brought you here...you may not know who I am, but I am KC...the Justin Timberlake of the 70s." As I walked him to his limo he asked a question about the layout of the venue...I answered. So here's to my new friend KC and the funk generation that adores him.

05 July 2007

yet another reason my town rocks....

Fireworks. Fireworks over the lake tuned to the Starwars theme song. Does life get any better? Oh yes it does....i believe i have my scholarship back! Praise God!