Friday, December 30, 2005
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
SNL - Narnia Rap (a nationwide phenomena article)
Dallas Willard Interview - I was telling a few of you about this, I think he is incredibly insightful and his thoughts on contemporary adults (20-somethings) is dead-on, and was a bit of a wake-up call for me. more articles
Maybe we should be thinking about our verses or goals for the new year so can we can share them together. GO BLUE!! Talk Later.
Sunday, December 25, 2005
HERE'S A QUICK UPDATE ON THE BOWL POOL:
After a quick 6 games...
NORM = 5-1 with Akron to win Motor City tonite.
Steve = both 4-2 (they have Memphis in Motor City)
The big middle at 3-3:
Jeff, Wes, Andrew and Jake (not too worried yet, much to play still)
The bottom UNO:
Ben = 2-4 (should be alright...has some sleeper picks coming up)
Jake, I still need your "Total Points for the GAME" for USC vs. TEXAS for tie breaker (taken: 41, 63, 72, 52, 66, 51, 55).
Should we all throw in a dollar or two or is this for braggin' rights till March Madness?
Here's the skinny: The way I see it, it could go down to the last game. I have scoped everyone's picks and everyone has a few sleeper/diverse picks but there's much parody as well. We'll see stay tuned. A clincher could be that Norm is the only one to pick Nebraska over UofM (and that includes me! Go UofM!) That game could give Norman some steam down the stretch.
I'll chime in a few more days and let the games play out a bit. Until then, this is your bookee, C-units daddy sayin' "Keep it real, Tis' the season to be Merry, Happy B-day Jesus!, We love you Santa, and Jacob has Centauron (spelling?) fantasies (Narnia)." Much love, see you soon! Steph, Caleb, baby in the oven and I will be in Detroit till 28th, then headin' back to the B-town that morning.
Steve and I are lookin to get Normy to open up Maltby for some 3v3 tourney/all the ninos from EL running around etc. etc. New Year's EVE hang-out, too? Keep in touch. Much love.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
On Tuesday we meandered through Cleveland National Forest up to about 4000ft where we had lunch in a little moutain town called Julian (made famous for their 19th century gold mining and still famous apple pies). We then made tracks for SD where we stayed near the water at the Hilton and had quite the time taking in the night life in the Gaslamp District before catching "Walk the Line" at the local theater. Great movie!
This morning we had bagles, split an OJ, then finished our Christmas shopping before heading north to LA. Let me take this chance to publicly thank my wife for 7 of the best years of my life. She's the best!
We look forward to seeing the rest of you Midwesterners real soon. Cheers!
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Santa is no match the Main Man, the Savior of the World, but just remember this holiay season...Our Lord works in mysterious ways, even using a chubby, old, jolly soul like my Normy...I mean Ole' St. Nick.
Jefe See ya'll soon
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Monday, December 19, 2005
"Who the heck is that! Why did you wake me up in the middle of the night to check out this spazz? This better be the only and last time this punk wakes me up. My sleep is muy importante!" - Roger
William Roland Jinkins
born December 19, 2005
(Anna, apparantly works at the "Baby Factory..."
"one day, my husband came up to me and said 'Anna, are ya busy'...")
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Has anyone seen Mad Hot Ballroom? If not, it'd be a fun one to watch together while we're all home if we're all sitting around.
Even Gramie will like it. (At least she'll like it better than "Lord of the Rings" but not as good as "Shall We Dance").
Friday, December 16, 2005
Miss you Gramps.
Jeff Buckley - Satisfied Mind
Hope is eight years old. We adopted her in 2003, and since then we
have had an unusual challenge every Christmas. You see, Hope is a
precious, polite and very well behaved young lady. Our challenge is
not Hope, it is fulfilling her annual Christmas wish.
Each year we ask our three daughters to choose three things they
would like to receive for Christmas. Hope's two older sisters do
well listing things they would like to receive. Hope, however,
presents us with wishes that no toy store, book store or Gap outlet
could possibly provide.
Last year, Hope told the mall Santa that she wanted "peace on earth"
and nothing else. I failed miserably at fulfilling that wish. The
year before that, her first year with our family, she asked
for "enough food to feed all the hungry children who live in
orphanages." Again, I could not grant Hope's one wish. So this year
I offered Hope some ideas for her Christmas list. I suggested a
Furby, a new Barbie, or a hundred other toys that have invaded our
home via the television over the past month. But, to my dismay, this
year none of those would do. "This year," said Hope, "I wish for
eleven sisters from Africa."
I explained to her that eleven children is a lot for one family.
But, since we know several large families, eleven doesn't seem too
large to her. I explained the logistics of adopting eleven sisters,
but this still didn't deter her from her one and only Christmas
wish. Finally, I pleaded with her to name just one other thing she
would like to find under our Christmas tree this year. "OK," she
replied. "I wish that every child at the Layla House orphanage in
Ethiopia receive three pair of new underwear." I'm not sure why she
chose three pair, but in her mind, that seemed just about right.
Hope added that she would ask God to help me, since this was a
pretty big wish, and she would understand if I couldn't grant this
wish for her.
Now here it is, less than two weeks until Christmas, and I know I
can't do this alone. I'm confident that with your help, I can
finally grant Hope this year's Christmas wish. Please help me give
Hope the underwear, in various sizes, that she wants to take to
Ethiopia. (We are currently waiting for a referral).
If any of you would like to help, please send the underwear to:
Hope, 6790 Moonlight Circle, Sun Prairie, WI 53590. We could all
bring joy to a very special little girl that has a heart as big as
the world. It is indeed the season of giving, joy and selflessness.
This we learned from a child over two thousand years ago, and are
reminded of the same from my child, my Hope...our Hope.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Best cousin = the Lone Ranger
Best movie = Mad Hot Ballroom
Most played album = O - Damien Rice (3 years running)
Most overrated band = Coldplay
Best album = Shins - Chutes too narrow
Best artist/concert = Sufjan Stevens
Best book read in '05= franny and zooey - jd salinger
Best quote of '05 ""I don't have time for your small talk Yoda! Cause I'm about to make a scene."
Ah man - bring on 06
Best Friend: My wife
Best cook: My wife
Best wife: My wife
Best Book: Bible (pause for a Holy Moment)
Best TV Show: Hannity and Colmes
Best City: Milford
Most enjoyable moment: When I am with my family and close friends
Favorite daughter-in law's: A-B-S
Favorite sons: J-W-B-A
Best friends: N-D
Favorite food in 2005: Ritters cookie dough whatever it is called (Been so long since I could have one)
Favorite Sermon: Jacob, Wes and Rob Marmion tag team
Favorite school: USC or Texas
Silver Jews "Tanglewood Numbers"
Best Children's Book art-wise:
Best Book I Read, By Far:
Best Movie I Saw:
Best Photo Found in Birmingham:
Funniest Moment of the Year:
Watching Wes play tambourine with a Beatles coverband at a breakfast place in Chicago last weekend while everyone from his work clapped and danced to "mr. postman". Talk about an "Office" moment.
1. Animal Collective – Feels
2. Sufjan Stevens- Illinoise
3. Kanye West- Late Registration
4. Broken Social Scene- self titled
5. Wolf Parade – Apologies to the Queen Mary
Gorrilaz – Demon Days, Beck –Guero, The Go! Team –Thunder, Lightning, Strike, Cocorosie – Noah’s Ark, Antony & the Johnsons –I am a Bird Now, The Fiery Furnaces –EP, M.I.A. – Arular, Feist – Let it Die, Small Sur – self titled, Ben and Bruno –self titled, Sigur Ros –Takk, Devendra Banhart- Cripple Crow
Top 5 Movies I didn’t see (yet):
1.THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
Only good movies I did see
1. Me and You and Everyone We Know
2. The Life Aquatic (technically 2004)
3. Walk the Line
1. Animal Collective –The El Rey Theatre
2. Sigur Ros – Hollywood Bowl
3. Arcade Fire/David Byrne –Hollywood Bowl
4. Broken Social Scene/Feist –Henry Fonda Theatre
5. Microphones/Little Wings/Bobby Birdman – Troubadour
1. Japan- hot springs, train rides, country living, Tokyo at night by motorcycle, great food, warm people, rice farming, onigiri at 7-11, Buddhist Temples, Shinto Shrines, being continually lost, a land of contrasts.
2. The Blue Team APU Intramural Basketball – I think Jake said it best, “This team will be remembered for years to come, not because of their highflying antics and bigger than life aurora. But, they will be remembered because they brought hope and inspiration for their fans and foes alike. They were the embodiment of what's right in college sports today. They were fearless and selfless. I think they have something to teach us all!”
3. Graduating from college! – Everybody was there, I gave J.Dub a hug, off into the real world!
4. The Real World – I got a job that I actually like, I have my own place, I live in a city that I love, and I have great friends.
5. Hollyweird – Living in Hollywood with DJ Kid Millionaire (Steve Aoki) was a weird and memorable experience. Sharing a closet space with Patrick, being on ‘the list’ for parties, meeting celebrities, answering the door at 3:00AM in my underwear for his supermodel sister, weird weird weird! I’m glad I’m out of Tinseltown.
1. Love in the Time of Cholera –Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
3. Blue Like Jazz – Don Miller
4. Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky –Noam Chomsky
5. Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto
More to come…
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Best New Albums:
- Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
- Sigur Ros - Tak
- Coldplay - X&Y
- Ryan Adams - Jacksonville Nights
- Silver Jews - Tanglewood Numbers
- Broken Flowers
- No Direction Home (Bob Dylan Documentary)
(all in good fun)
Andrew: Motorcycle Diaries
Norm: Kung Fu Hustle
Jeff: Coach Carter
Jacob: Middle Earth or Narnia (toss up)
Dad and I quite enjoyed 1776 by David McCullough
also read Maus by Art Spiegelman (should be required reading in history class)
Best Photos found at gramies
BEST SEQUEL TO DAD'S RIVER SERMON
Inlet of Transistion by Jack Frost
That's all I can think of for now... what's on your list - wg
Monday, December 12, 2005
Away in a Manger
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
The First Noel
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Thursday, December 08, 2005
I am spoiling a surprise for Wes, but I thought I'd share my newest discovery with you all. As I continued on my neverending search for good Christmas music this morning, I stumbled across Sufjan Stevens Christmas songs!! I couldn't find anywhere to buy the album, but you can download them for free HERE
Please check them out, "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" is phenomenal!
(don't worry, Lena, I still like Amy Grant!)
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Monday, December 05, 2005
The bowl games are set; so let's gamble! For bragging rights, no? I'm not sure if there is a bowl challenge on ESPN (like March madness), but let's fill out bowl chart (wins and losses + total points in championship game) and send it tio my e-mail. I'll print it off and keep track of everyone, ok? Mail it to me (616 Moorland East Lansing, MI 48823) or e-mail (email@example.com). Let me know if you have any other ideas. The sooner I get yours the better. Game on! Go Sparties, yeah right!
Saturday, December 03, 2005
College Hockey - Michigan Tech
Womens College Basketball - Baylor
Regarding the NBA, the piston's are #1 with the Spurs being a close second.
Glad to be home, dad
Friday, December 02, 2005
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
though the Hoosiers came up short tonight
Marco Killingsworth is unstoppable
uhhhm. yeah. and that knocking you hear. . . is tom izzo's knees.
I will say this and this only (to Wes). Watch what you say about Pdiddy (Davis). BTW, he's not even our go to guy (3rd or fourth man, i.e. Spencer Mackuenik). Watch ESPN tonite for a double header 7:00 - 9:00 and 9:00-11:00. You will get a good look at the 2 top teams in the both the Big Ten and ACC. For all you haters alike of MSU this year, you may want to check ou Mo Ager. 46'' vertical. Oh yeah, that's right, Jason Richardson sucks too. Whatever. We'll see in MArch. BTW, Wes has gone all Indiana for sports...oh wait..except UofM. How convenient.
I'll be finishing up my master prog final papers and watching the the spartys hit the hard court, win or lose. Note to Jake: You can only have one loyalty and we know you're a dukie (I saw the tear and the bird you filled IZZO last march at uncle Bob's oasis. As far as I'm concerned, the only one who has some form of green is Benny's half semester tuition he payed. Remember when we saw the MExicans almost knock off the National Champs. Chispas. I'm out.
In jest and jeer,
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Duke v. Indiana on Wednesday, the Hoosiers are stacked this year, watch out Coach K!! IU will contend for the Big Ten this year mark my words. Paul Davis is no match for Killingsworth. Bring it on Sparty! cue Black Eyed Peas "Let's get it started..!"
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Watching the MSU Gonzaga game last night got me pumped up for college B-Ball. Tough one for Sparty to handle but a great game. Spartans were done in by Adam Morrison (who has the sweetest stache) after being bailed out three times by Maurice "Ager" Bomb. Anyways, watch out for our Hoosiers as a silent killer in the Big Ten Marco Killingsworth is huge!! More on sportscenter...any predictions? put it on the line right now. Out-
Monday, November 21, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
Mom (non-platinum) = 1,000 miles
Dad (Platinum) = 2,500 miles
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
I haven't blogged for awhile, so I thought I'd show you a picture of what we think June and Pete's band photo would look like if they were in a band together. I wonder what their band name would be?
This picture was taken last week before we took them to B-Town for the weekend and ended up giving June two baths--one for rolling in a surprise pile of nastiness in the meadow, and one for jumping into the Lampi's leaf-filled pool (we still don't know how she managed to get out).
We missed you guys this weekend and wish we could've been in california too.
Anyone have any idea which direction the christmas-gift rotation is heading this year?
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Also, when you woke up after spending a lonely nite at my crib during the MSU years..year. You weren't on the floor next to my air mattress, but somehow YOU were the one that kept my fragile body war that cold November nite.
I'll continue with more later...My wife just gave me the call to get her a BIG APPLE BAGEL HAM AND EGG ON WHEAT BAGEL WITH LITE CREAM CHEESE etc. I'm out.
OH yeah, go to this site...Happy Birthday Bulldog
Friday, November 11, 2005
wes and sarah
P.S. Wes and Sarah we miss you and wish you were here!
When you decorated your entire room in Mexican motif. When you used to drive me to school every morning. When you used to invite me to go swimming at Adam Sunday's and we would run accross the meadow. Whenever you would design and implement crazy projects around the house. When you used to put hot sauce on everything. When you helped me and Steve distribute a u-haul full of brush all around Livingston County. When you jumped out of the car after I kicked it in neutral I was nervous at the time but now I think it was awesome. When you hit a Home Run off Mike Deford in Wolverine. When you sacrificed your body for the team and took that wicked hit from that South Lyon kid. When we were roommates in College. When we went to Mexico for Spring Break and I got really sick and you took me home. When you married Becky. When we would go to Burger King after church and you would make the best 'suicide' ever. Ah, hiking and biking and sledding to suicide and U-hill. When I crashed your car and you were not mad. Your love for T-Bone and all his bilingual demon killin'. Your middle school fear of Kathy Tait. Big pimpin' in your new Volvo. and on and on and I'm forgetting so many things. But Happy 25 Benjamin Lee. Now let's give it up for #76, one last time, King Jesus is All!
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Hello, my name is Joel
I work in the tax preparation factory
One day, my boss came up to me and said
Joel are you busy
I said no, so I prepared the 1040 with my right hand
Hello my name is Joel .....
This is my work photo. Who's that sexy korean?
JDE -JOURNAL, TAXES-The Tax Magazine, November 2005 vol. 1
Are your tax savings plans in line as we approach the end of the calendar year?
Advice from the family expert:
Andrew - Don't file your 1040. - Your federal tax dollars go straight to a government that supports large corporations and is controlled by the political donations of the capitalist machines that put those politicians into office. All the while, ignoring global economic issues, the marginalized of society and spending your tax dollars on a war that the rest of the world does not support, while our educational system at home is falling apart and our own citizens are unable to pay for medical needs because of a health care system that is in shambles compared to the rest of the world.
Jacob & Abb - You're taking way too much on your housing allowance - watch out for the IRS - Just cause you prayed before your meal at the restaurant doesn't mean it qualifies as a clergy deduction
Uncle Bill - You need to cut back on those capital gains
Aunt Lena - Don't let uncle bill get caught up in those get rich quick investment schemes
Wesley & Sara - withholding nothing on your paychecks for taxes is NOT acceptable nor wise -
Ben & Becky - having a child is a great tax savings plan, not only do you benefit from the dependent deduction and exemption you also qualify for the child tax credit. Just ask Anna and David. You think it's just chance that they're having another baby before the close of 2005? Tax deduction baby -His name is going to be Reitoff (writeoff) Jinkins
Gramie - sell, sell, sell!! Southern hasn't done didley for you in years. At what price did you buy IBM? MY WORD!!!!!
- by Joel Eisleben, CPA
*Mr. Eisleben is not liable for any of the afformentioned advice if acted upon by the reader of this article - also if you have read this article you will receive a bill in the mail based on the amount of time it took you to read it.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Stars and Sons
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Hey, got some free seconds here to shoot and idea at y'all. Knowing that this is the first in many years that during the holidays EVERYONE (i think) will be around the B-town area. I know the Lampis' are headedn to Chi-town for a couple of days after Christmas, but will be back in town before New Years. wondering if we can have a FIESTA like the past over at the Lampi's Casa in B-town for the New Years Bowl Games. I know our perspective schools probably won't be bowling on that day (if even ever STATE!!! que paso?), but it might be fun to get everyone punch drunk j/k. and to catch up. What do you think?
Also, wanted to know if everyone would like to, when they (the bowl brackets) come out, have a little competition like the NCAA b-ball tourney. You can fill out your bracket early December and send it to me through an attachment via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). I'll be the bookee...sp? Bragging rights till April for the winner (and NO NEWMAN!). BTW, things will slow down a bit for me after December 2 with MSU holiday recess and semester finishing, so I'll be able to focus on priorites like BCS bowl brackets. HA! How are your classes, Abigail! Mucho reading, no?
Just thinking about everyone and how much we miss you guys. Paz y armonia.
Friday, November 04, 2005
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Monday, October 31, 2005
steve and shea
Petey and June were going to dress up for a "Happy Birthday Uncle Andrew" photo, but June was throwing a terrible-two's tantrum and Petey, well, he said he doesn't even know who you are.
Hope your day is going swell, oh corporate man that you are, and that you don't overly exert yourself--relax, you deserve it. You're such a funny, adventurous, unique brother (in-law).
Happy 23 Andirooo!!! Here is a "Guacamole Alien" to help you celebrate with. This was my dish at the company Haloween Lunch. I won a copy of Texas Chainsaw Massacre for best dressed dish. Are you passing candy out at the new place? Have a good day, we'll give you a call.
wes...have fun with this HIP HOP DEBATE between G. Bush and J. Kerry (Bye Bye Kerry is my favorite)
Saturday, October 29, 2005
The Scene: K-Mart where Wes and Sarah proceed toward the exit, Wes first, passing by an arcade Crane Game.
Wes continues through automatic doors, pulls out a quarter, and buys a gumball.
Sarah: (glancing into cranegame as she walks by) "No way! There's a Max stuffed animal in here! I've never seen one of those. Wes, get over here."
Wes: "Who's Max?"
Sarah: The little guy from "Where the Wild Things Are." I'm going to try to win him."
Wes: "Sarah, those games are rigged. I've never won at one of those. Just use your two quarters to get gumballs instead of wasting them on a game."
Sarah: "But I think I can get him. Look, he's so cool. Stand on the other side and tell me how far back to move the crane."
Wes sighs yet complies. Telling her to keep moving back, no forward, no. . . back.
At the last minute Sarah realizes she's run out of time and the crane drops before she's got it all lined up. Oh no! It grabs with it's loose jaws, and pulls back up a Mad Max stuffed animal. Wes's jaw drops open. He begins laughing hysterically. Sarah falls to the ground in disbelief. The crowd at K-Mart is watching them. Sarah reaches into the hinged door and pulls out Max. Oh sweet victory.
Friday, October 28, 2005
The blog seems to be getting a bit idle so I thought I'd send in a quick update and then maybe you will too. It's Friday afternoon, 1:41 pm, and I just ate a plate of california and spicy tuna rolls. It feels good to finally have a still moment to sit and think and write a little bit about what has been going on lately.
I've been working hard lately completing this survey for the AQMD (Air Quality Management District). Because we have so many employees working in one building in downtown we have to comply with Rule 2202 which states that we have to have an AVR (Average Vehicle Ridership) of 1.75 or higher between the hours of 6:00-10:00AM. Basically they want to make sure that people aren't driving by themselves to work to ensure that air quality improves. To do this we had to have every employee to fill out a survey form, which is no easy task when you have more than 3000 employees and 90% of them don't speak English. We hired two translators and we surveyed groups of 40 employees from 8:00am to 9:00 pm every day for a week and a half. I explained the same thing in Spanish over and over and over. 'Esta es una encuesta de transporte', Over and over. But this was an awesome opportunity to meet and talk to all of our employees. There are some really amazing people working here. My friend Emily came out here to help translate as well and she ended up intervewing for a job while she was here and yesterday she called and told me she was offered the position and she accepted it. The position is titled Environmental Programs Representative and she will be working on a bunch of different projects to make American Apparel a more Eco friendly company. So Emily will move out here and begin work right after Thanksgiving.
So Emily will move out here and begin work right after Thanksgiving.
I also recently moved from Hollywood to East LA. My new address is 602 Moulton Av, Los Angeles, CA, 90031. Do a google maps search and check out my new neighborhood. I live right on the edge of the Industrial District in a place called 'The Brewery'. It actually is an old brewery that they've converted to loft apartments and art gallerys. Supposedly it's the biggest artist community in the USA and twice a year all of the artists open up their studios for an art showing. There's an Art showing on Nov 11-12 if any of the West Coast core would like to check it. I still share a place with my friend Patrick but we both have our own bedroom now and we have plenty of space. It's simple and nice and there's a picture on the wall of my 3 brothers and our second favorite cousin, Brent.
Patrick is out of town for about a month so I've compiled a list of things I want to do while he's gone. Some of the items on the list are learning to make sushi, taking a class on jewelry making, and completing my list of books to read.
There's this band I've been listening to all week that you might want to check out. They're called 'Animal Collective' and they sound different than anything I've ever heard before. I can't really describe it, you just have to listen to it and I will probably not be getting this for Uncle Eddie for Christmas. You gotta check it out:
Did you see the words?
I played pick up basketball in Echo Park for the first time in months last night. It evoked memories of The Boys in Blue and our legendary days in APU intramural basketball. I'm sore.
Hmmm, that's good for a Friday afternoon update. I've gotta finish up here and work on my Halloween costume. I'm going to be an iPod.
Monday, October 24, 2005
To Be Alone With You - by Sufjan Stevens, a soft, subtle love song about Jesus.
Jenny Wren by Paul McCartney, his best post Beatles work.
Just be Simple by Songs Ohia, a song touting the simple life.
I Wish I Was the Moon by Neko Case, its been spinning a lot in the ole Accord lately.
The End from Ryan Adams - Jacksonville Nights. I might get Uncle Eddie this one for X-mas. Some well written, beautiful country music
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel - great musical saw
That's all from DJ WES
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
and read article
also pics of our sister village http://www.worldpress.org/link.cfm?http://www.headout.net/
Hey everyone! Just some pics from last Sunday's Harvest Party at Jami and Ben's parents' house. I'll send more later.
P.S. Anybody agree with me Caleb tells stories through his "drawrings"??? The one with the dog in it, I drew the truck and dog, and he came over to finish it.????????Amazing
Friday, October 14, 2005
Days off around the holidays are hot commodities here, so I have to get my days off soon.
hope to be together!
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Saturday night we (Abigail and I) took 120 students and parents to a night of worship with the David Crowder Band and Erwin McManus from Mosaic in LA. This year they had probably around 15,000 students show up and the DCD certainly didn't disappoint. This is the 2nd year we've done this and the highlight for me is seeing my students set free in worship. For many of them this is their first time experiencing worhsip in a larger setting like this and at first you can tell they don't know what to think. But 2 songs in they were jumping and dancing and just enjoying the Lord.
My other highlight this year was getting called by the promoter the night before asking if one of my students would share a testimony before the DCB band played. I was so proud of one of my 8th grade girls who pushed through her fear and did great in front of such a huge crowd. Jeff said I had to blog about my interaction with David Crowder backstage as we waited for her to go on stage. We sat there and made small talk about Sunsets and Sushi for about 10 minutes...then...awkward silence and a prolonged pause in the conversation. Carly (my student) looks at me like say something so I come up with the only thing on my mind which was...
Jacob: "How bout that Lady Bears B-ball team?" (Referencing the 2005 NCAA championship team from Baylor U)
Crowder: "Yeah, we was pretty stoked about that team"
Jacob: "Didn't they beat MSU?"
Crowder: "Sure did"
Jacob: "Yeah, I got some friends from there"
Back to awkward silence!
Anyways, it's about time for dinner at Astrocamp so I gotta run. Much Astrolove to all!
I was checking out American Apparel online and came across this fashionable outfit that I would love for Christmas.
Uncle Bill - possibly it comes in Michigan colors or with the Michigan logo. (hint, hint)
Just in case you had plans for this coming Christmas and had me in mind.
I think it would go well with my Michigan earring.
Love you all,