Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Last night after getting home a little after midnight, i got a text that did not bring good news. It was from my camper's mom saying "he's gone Ogo". That was it, just like that the kid was gone. This is very very sad news but i believe he's gone to a place where he is resting in peace.

It sucks even more because i spoke to his mom yesterday morning asking when i can come visit him since they said he had taken a turn for the worse. I didn't realize how "worse" until she sent me a text back saying "feel free to come, jonathan doesn't have many days left". I knew time was of the essence but yesterday was slammed so i told her i would come either last night or today. So much for that.

It's crazy because on my way home last night i was thinking of what to bring along when i go there this morning. And i thought of bringing the Michael Jackson This is It dvd and sitting down and just watching it with the kid.

Maybe ten minutes later was when i got the text from his mom while doing some laundry that my kid jonathan was gone.

I know it's a really tough time for his family, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers, I will be doing the same. I believe he is resting in the arms of The Father.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Week

Funny, last night i found myself playing basketball. Yes, me. Like i always say when the hooping topic comes up, a man's got to know his limits. And basketball is definitely, as some famous guy said, above my pay grade. I finished the evening with a jammed finger and i rolled my ankle. Congratulations. I did go home a bit satisfied that it wasn't as terrible as it could have been.

I'm looking forward to this week. I think it's going to bring on some good things. Kicking off a new lifegroup tuesday, and then canvas is moving to sunday nights this week and a couple of other things will make this week a pretty solid one.

My scripture of the week via Daily Bread: "We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurace develops character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment". (Romans 5:3-5)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What's up World?

What's up world? i'm back here again, it's been a little bit since i last gave any of my schpill. Things have been pretty good of late, i can't complain. Yesterday, i had to turn down the opportunity to go to Kenya for a missions trip later in the year. it kinda sucked but i think it was quite necessary. i'm trusting that i'll be well into the new gig by then (august) and i just don't think it's so smart to go in asking for 12 days off when you're still fresh in the sea. Hopefully i'll be able to go next time around when i more settled and have gotten my life together. I'm still hoping to be able to take five days off for Camp Quality in July; at least that's only a week, so hopefully they can understand but ten working days, errr i dunno what i would say if i was the hiring manager. You'll have to be the best thing since sliced bread for me to agree with that. I think i'm pretty darn close to sliced bread, but i'm not there yet.
I have been reviewing my job searching strategy and looking at ways to tweak it. the saying goes "good things come to those who wait" but then doesn't the bible also say "the violent take it by force" (and yes it was speaking of the "violent" in a positive light). So i'm trying to find that perfect balance/sweet spot between the patience and the taking. I've always felt uncomfortable calling offices about job openings but that's just a step of hard faith i'm willing to take. it's funny because i got an article in the mail today talking about how saying To Whom It May Concern or Dear Sir/Ma on cover letters may be the kiss of death. Hmm who woulda thought. I just assumed to do that when no hiring manager was listed on the job posting. But it talked about how one should call to find out who the hiring manager or who the position reports to. It said HR people look at To Whom It May Concern as a sign of laziness. Wow, that was a smack in my face. Good thing i hadn't sent in the application for this really really good position that i saw. Cross my fingers and trusting God I get some favor for it. But lately i do feel like i can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm thinking and believing that things are getting ready to look up and sooner than later, i'll be done with this rollercoaster ride of job hunting. Either way, i have to take a upbeat look because it's not like any other decision, i can't just stop looking for a job LOL.