On Tuesday nights, when I get home from work, I give Kelly the night off. As soon as I walk through the door, she is free to go do whatever she wants, wherever she wants. That means, at home, it's just daddy and the girls. You can imagine what this means. The girls love their daddy time, and we usually find some daddy-time-only fun (or trouble) to get into.
Okay. Here it is for all you "1 Thing I Need to Change" junkies. Here I am at Starbucks today continuing the campaign. If you can get your hands on some of our "fake" newspapers, they make great reading material at your favorite coffee spot. I dropped a few off today, as well as employed a few other tactics.
In a previous blog, I showed you some snippets of some ways that I distribute our "1 Thing" cards. Every once-in-a-while somebody will mention from the stage (at Journey) some of the crazy ways that I give out the cards. Some of you don't think that it's true. So over the next few weeks, I am going to document (via cell phone video) some of the ways that I give out cards.
Here at Journey, we are in the middle of a big campaign called 1 Thing I Need to Change. When you have a moment, you should totally check it out at 1ThingiNeedToChange.com. We have asked our people to get involved in this viral campaign to help get the word out. Well, I talk all the creative ways that I find to disseminate information all the time. So here is this episode of Cell Phone Fun: "Loitering & Littering." (Important note: I in no way support loitering or littering… unless it furthers my own personal goals)
This past Friday night (or Saturday morning – however you look at it) our youth had a lock in at Adventure Landing in Raleigh. Now, I'm no stranger to this event. I've done it multiple times before and it's always a blast. But this particular time was very rough for me.
Alex Harding is a good friend of mine and he is also going to be the director of our Middle School ministry at our new campus. We are excited to being this new phase of our ministry. Basically, since we are one church in two locations (and eventually one church in many locations) the idea is to reproduce the same experience at each location. It's going to be awesome.
So today, Alex and I met at 8am to hang out and put some finishing touches on preparing for the launch. We had to pick up a few things that are necessities for ministry. The question is where does one go to find such items as: board games, card games, tables, chairs, rubber balls, footballs, drop cords, power strips, rubbermaid containers, and stereo systems? Why, Wal-Mart of course.
Now, I'm going to let you in on a secret. I HATE Wal-Mart. I'm pretty sure that Hell will look something like your local Wal-Mart. You pick out all your junk. You head back to the front. There are 200 check out lines. Only one is open. And it has 200 people waiting in line who all have 200 items, and all are paying with coins and/or checks!
So how does one keep a good attitude in Hell… I mean Wal-Mart? Have fun with it, of course! So without further adieu, here is this week's Cell Phone Fun. Alex and I shopping in Wal-Mart.
This was my Saturday afternoon.
If you are a parent of young kids you know how difficult car rides
can be, especially when it's past the kids' bedtime. Last night we went
to an engagement party for Matt Scott and Stacy Morin (By the way, the
Morin's really know how to throw a party! Thanks for a great time
guys!). The drive home was about 30 minutes, and it was getting late.
To top things off, Kelly had to stop at the grocery store to pick up a
few things. Sitting in the car, on a rainy night, when it's getting
late, with two cranky girls who have been loaded with sugar and junk
food, what was a dad to do?
Why, improvise of course! It's
amazing how many times my smart phone has saved me in such instances.
I've included one of many clips from our layover in the Lowe's Foods