I’m sorry

Hello blog world. I have missed you. I kinda ditched ya for a few months, so sorry about that. It’s kinda been a rough/awesome/learning/difficult/great couple of months. Some of the rough/awesome/learning/difficult/great moments are: I became our XLR8 (youth) Technical Director, my car threw a rod a week ago and can’t find an engine to put in it, Courtney’s phone has been being really temperamental and it finally stopped working the other day, Courtney and I started our Marriage Mentorship course, Courtney and I pushed the wedding date from March to possibly September (still discussing that, may be later), Courtney got promoted at work, Courtney and I started going to an awesome small group, the graphics card in our Xbox 360 got toasted, there is probably a bunch more stuff that I’m not thinking about. Ahhhh, it felt good to blog again. Hopefully I see you all soon (instead of 2 months later).
Bye

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Passion ‘07 Confrence in Atlanta

Just as a heads up and a prayer request, I am going to Atlanta to the Passion ’07 confrence and will be gone from December 31st (as soon as we get done tearing down) until January 4th/5th. So if you could pray for me and the rest that are going that would be great!!! Cya when I get back 🙂

Render, Print, Meetings, and sometimes….Blog

I feel for all you other techs. Cause ever since I really started working with Pete I didn’t really realize how much stuff it takes to keep the church going. All the rendering and media printing and meetings and phone calls and leadership building and all of that stuff. It can become a lot of work. But I gotta say that all in all it is a lot of fun and I really enjoy what I’m doing and glad to be helping Crossroads with what God has given the ability to do and what I enjoy doing.

Detriot

Well this past week I have been a little stressed from some things and this weekend helped me a lot. On Friday a few of us went to see Rob Bell, who was in Detriot at a little theater inside the “Hockeytown Cafe” that was called “The City”. The group of ten was: Pete and Barb, Marc and Tina, Matt and Annette, Kevin and Laura, Dad and I. Rob Bell was great!! I have watched a lot of his “NOOMA” videos, but seeing him in person was awesome and I am glad that I had to opportunity to go. Well I hadn’t been up to Detriot for a few years and I was fine until we started walking around downtown Detriot at like 10:00pm. We decided to eat at Greektown. Which wasn’t too bad seeming how we road the “People Mover.” Now that wasn’t that bad. **But before I go on with my story, I gotta say something funny that happened on the “People Mover.” Well there was this one family that was getting on (after we had already been on for a little while) and it was a group of like 6-10 people in the family. Well you could tell that they were not from Detriot, cause they all lined up like single file to get in ONE DOOR!!! NOW COME ON!! YOU CAN’T GET IN ONE DOOR ON THE “People Mover” WITH LIKE 10 PEOPLE!! HECK EVEN I KNEW THAT!!! Well like half of that family got on the “People Mover” and the rest were left to fend for themselves basically they were left behind 🙂 hey! remember the “aftershave face” from Home Alone?? Well the boy looked at his father then looked out the door with that face saying, “Umm Dad…now what do we do??” And let me tell ya, it was very funny from my point of view. Okay, back to my story** Well we got off the “People Mover” and headed to a place to eat. Well I am not one for crowds, especially ESPECIALLY, in Detriot! After we got done eating and started to go back to the “People Mover,” there were people EVERYWHERE!! Then this one guy came up to us and handed us a pamphlet (yes a “Let Jesus Chirst be Your Lord & Savior one) but I looked through it and I am amazed at the information that is in it and the accuracy of the info…I digress…but that still wasn’t too bad, cause ya just take it and walk away. Well after we got on the “People Mover” and got back off at our “stop” we hadn’t been off for like 5 seconds and some guy came up to us asking for 60 cents so he could buy a pop. Then not to long after that we had to walk past some club/concert thingy that was going on and we had to walk past a lot (about 5 or so) drunk guys, which I didn’t really like either. There was this one guy on the phone talking to someone, swearing and all of that, it wasn’t the best needless to say. But after that we got back to our cars in the parking garage and Kevin had a hard time getting out of the parking garage (which was funny). But it all in all it was great night and I am glad that I got to go.

Sunday

This Sunday was awesome! We had a very rock n’ roll Sunday at Crossroads this week. First the band played “Over my head” by The Frey and then Eric (one of our lead singers) did a “loud prayer” (which was him praying over the band while they were still playing “Over my head”) and then they went into “I am free” which was rockin’. It’s a “call and answer” song and Eric got the congragation to sing back to him, then they went into “No One Like You” by David Crowder and with Pete on the light board, the first three songs were completely rock n’ roll. The last two songs were to settle everyone down and they did “It is You” and “Big Enough” by Chris Rice. I think that this was one of the best worship experiances that I have seen at Crossroads, it was really cool. Also, that video turned out really well too, I got a lot of people to laugh and things, so that was really cool.

Another first for me!

Today I did my first video. It was kinda exciting, actually. I got to edit our Carnival Promo Video for this Sunday. The clip is about three minutes long or so and it took me like five hours to edit it! Not to sound like poor me, but thats a long time to edit for such a short video. But it was really cool and exciting and can’t wait to see it on the big screen Sunday. Cya later!

WOW what an amazing week it was!

Well I really started working with Pete this week and it was really fun. I had a few firsts this week too. I made my first large print poster (with help from Pete) and it turned out really cool (at least I think anyways :)) Also I was over the K-5 and Pre-K areas today and I was even able to go to 2nd service which was great! This was the second time that my girlfriend came and I think she really liked it. Well thats all I really got to say, I’ll cya y’all later! ((Oh yeah, sorry I haven’t had anything for you to comment on MIKE LUCE!!!!))