Posts Tagged “youth group”

The Rules of Attraction

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You might be wondering why there is no entry for yesterday. Do not be alarmed! There is a reason for this absence. And that reason is: because I had absolutely nothing to talk about! Alas, but it is true! Also, when I tried to get onto Blogger to at least write something random, it wouldn’t let me on, so it was likely trying to protect the minds of young, easily influenced readers. After all, the staff at Blogger are probably trying to contain my insanity, not let it spread.

Anyways, my entry on Tuesday pretty much summed up the day then anyways. I did nothing in the morning, then went to work and did nothing, and then came home and did some more nothing. Yesterday (Wednesday) wasn’t much better either. I did nothing all day, then went to youth and had a nice discussion, and then went to work after that. But since I need to fill up a bit of space, I’ll go into some more detail of the last two events.

At youth, Pastor Rob went around the circle and asked everyone who our favourite Bible character was and why. There were some really good answers, although it was a tough question, just because there are so many. I’d think of one good one, and then another one would pop into my head and I’d like that one better. I finally settled on Gideon and left it at that. The next question he asked was what our favourite…Continue Reading


This past week has made me think so much more than most other weeks. Tonight was no different; however, tonight I missed out on something great.

It started with youth at Central as usual. Pastor Rob shared a devotional on Romans 1 and Paul’s three “I am” statements. First of all he said, “I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise.” (v. 14) Basically he was saying that he had a debt that he had to pay back – preaching the gospel. He was indebted to preach it to everyone he came in contact with. Then he said, “So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also.” (v.15) That’s pretty straightforward, but it’s still powerful. He knew without a doubt that he was ready. Finally, he said, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” (v. 16) Pastor Rob basically said that we should strive to put those three statements to practice in our lives and make them our own. Are we a debtor? Are we ready? Are we unashamed?

That really stuck in my mind, probably because I couldn’t say those things about myself. I’d like to, but I’m not at that point yet. So, after youth, we went out to Tim Hortons and were…Continue Reading

Resumes Flying Everywhere

Well, not much happened today. Today was another day of handing out resumes. I gave out another ten, most of them at the mall today. It included Sunrise Records, Music World, Bluenotes, Electronics Boutique, Sears, Sport Chek, and Mrs. Vanelli’s. Don’t even ask me why I chose those ones, but they were better than the alternatives, I suppose. Sport Chek was included because Melissa told me that they just got rid of four people and will hire anyone who can walk. I considered dropping Mrs. Vanelli’s from the list, just because it’s a food place in the mall, but when I walked by it, I noticed that it had a sign saying “Help Wanted,” so I figured I might as well. On top of those at the mall, I also applied to Canadian Tire, Smith Drugs & Apothecary, and The Gospel Lighthouse. Why, you ask? Well, why not?

In total, I’ve handed out 20 resumes, as well as applying for two more online (The Source). This morning I just prayed that God would open up the door of the place He wants me to work. I’ve just been handing them out left and right, and I don’t know if I’ll actually get any responses. However, I know that if God wants me to work somewhere, He’ll make all the necessary arrangements to do that. I’ve done what I could by applying to all the places that I could think of, so it’s not in my hands anymore. On top of…Continue Reading

Alien Invasions and Exams…Same Old, Same Old

I’d have to say that today was fairly normal. There were no alien invasions, terrorist attacks, or cyborg assaults. On the other hand, there were alien cyborgs that got attacked by terrorists while invading earth. But once they got here, they realized that humans weren’t all they were cracked up to be. We turned out to be lying, thieving, selfish scum. So they turned around and left. I think they’ll likely be back with explosives.

Coming back to reality, though, the Accounting and Math exams were pretty much as easy as I expected them to be. I had one difficulty on the Accounting exam, where I couldn’t get two numbers to match, but I think that was a mistake on the part of Mr. G. I think he typed in a wrong number – so I just fudged my numbers a little bit to make them match. Yes, I’m a true accountant. I should get a job at Enron or Worldcom or something.

On the Math exam, I had a couple questions that gave me trouble. There was one of them that I remember doing before and getting the right answer, but I just couldn’t remember how I did it. I sat there for a while trying to figure it out, but as I looked up at the clock and realized that it was 2:00, meaning I could get out of the exam room, I decided that I wasn’t likely going to figure out even with the extra half hour,…Continue Reading

Mood = Awesome

I’m really not sure what to say about today. Nothing interesting happened, but despite that, I was just in a really great mood. It’s pretty awesome, really. There was a slight incident after homeroom that kind of worried me or threatened to ruin my good mood, but thankfully, it was dealt with by lunchtime, and so it was of no consequence. I did my best to fix the situation; I can’t say I did much, but I at least tried. Anyways, that was my day – just great.

Last night was awesome as well. It was the first Praise Party thing, and I was really looking forward to it. I really thought it was going to be great, and it didn’t disappoint. Zeth played his acoustic guitar and we sang some worship songs, and then Pastor Rob did a little devotion on Hebrews 3:12-14 – “See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.” He spoke a little about having a hardened heart, and also about helping others through their needs, being sensitive to the Lord’s leading. It really got me thinking; I mean, I know I’ve been doing a lot better at encouragement than I…Continue Reading

Kenya Feel the Love, or Is That a Nonogram?

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The only real interesting thing that happened today was Violet coming in for chapel and talking about her missions trip to Kenya that she just got back from a week or two ago. Oh yeah, Zac and I made a strange video at lunchtime as well. I can’t really describe it, since it’s so strange, so I’m not even going to try. Let’s just say that I was in it, and leave it there. That simple fact alone should give you an idea to the extent of its strange characteristics.

Other than that, I’m really not sure what to write about at all. I found this cool sort of logic puzzle called a nonogram, where you have a big grid, and numbers at the side, and you have to interpret the numbers to fill in certain boxes and create a picture. I know it likely sounds stupid, but hey – I’m a sucker for logic puzzles. I’m really not sure why, but this active brain of mine never wants to shut off, so I have to keep it occupied at all times with weird stuff like this. I mean, I have a bunch of magazine-like books just full of logic puzzles, word searches, crossword puzzles, and cryptograms. I used to do them all the time; lately I’ve gotten away from it, but only because I solved most of the ones in the book and never bothered to get any more. But anyways, if you ever want to get me a…Continue Reading

Baseball and Such

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I think it would be fitting to open this journal topic with my usual sentence, “Not much happened today at school.” It seems to be a recurring theme, but the fact is that I don’t go on dangerous rescue missions and save damsels in distress every day. I would if I could, but that’s just not an option. So today was fairly average.

It started out with Biology in the morning. Mrs. Houtman finally finished reading the section on evolution. For the past couple of classes, she’s just been reading the notes she typed out for us, and it’s been hard to actually learn anything when you’re busy falling asleep on the desk and drooling all over your notes (well, okay, I don’t do that last part…no, honestly, I don’t). After that came swimming. The time seems to be going by more and more quickly each time. Today it seemed like I had just sat down and started reading when we had to leave. I don’t really mind that at all, but I’d rather spend the whole school day reading Tom Clancy or something.

Anyways, after that came lunch, and then Parenting class. That was boring, and then it was off to baseball for Gym. That was pretty fun. I was on second base for most of the game, and will likely be there for the tournament as well. With the three times I was up to bat, I hit three doubles – they were actually all horrible hits, and…Continue Reading