Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Heal the World

heal the world (2nd grade) from andrew gaines on Vimeo.

Here's my class singing a Michael Jackson song. They're all such fans - can't wait to see the Halloween costumes.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Only fitting that the Tin Caps in their inaugural season brought the franchise's first Midwest League Championship to the #1 Minor League Sports City (Fort Wayne). After a 9th inning game-winning blast in the decisive game 3 roasted the Loons (apologies to Steve), the Caps swept the Burlington Bees tonight to take the Championship. The incredible new downtown stadium + a no hitter + 101 wins + Championship = Dream Season. Luggies and Loons, I've been to the Promiseland, there is such a thing as Glory!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

estoy aqui or 5511-2972 - you'll figure it out.

my students are really small and i encourage them to only speak in english with me in the classroom.
i'm sure we can work something out.
i'm big into video chat these days.
feliz dia de independencia!

Andres! que paso!

Yo Ange, I wanna see if you want to join our classes together for a intercambio cultural this year, compa? How do I get in touch with you. I tried email.......let me know

517 214-6211


Como es DF??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

This just in!!!! Central's got game!

My boys from mt. pleasant made me and thousands of other Chippewas proud today. Way to go fellas. It was just last week I was in Mt. P enjoying a coffee at the U Cup. Who knew a week later we would be taking it to the Sparty's. Fire Up Chips!!!!!


Alright, so I thought I would throw this out here for anyone who wants to chime in with their 2 cents (Or in Bill's case, 1 cent) about the games this weekend. Here are the 3 games on tap; let's see who comes the closest:

MSU vs Central 12:00

UM vs ND 3:30


Jeff's picks:

MSU 37 Central 18

(Le"fever"e in Greek the word "preyto" which means burning heat..and that's pretty much what the CMU QB be feeling with Greg Jones in his grill all day)

ND 42 UM 21

USC 41 OSU 17

GO STATE! And I hate to say it (not really), but Jimmy Clausen is going to bring the Wolverweenies back to earth.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Our Labor Day Weekend

I have to admit, I was a little bummed to miss the Michigan Game yesterday, as we were down in Mexico. That quickly changed as Becky, Jackson and I headed South yesterday for a 2 day mini trip to the Village of Hope with John and his family, and a small group from LA. Jackson was not only a celebrity among the kids in the village, he also helped out as his little body could-carrying both clothes and shoes, during a huge outreach to the Oaxaccan Migrants. It was a good day. I am a proud dad!


From a true Maize and Blue fan!!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Sermon Prep Help

Hey Everyone,

I know we have some poets and song writers and avid readers amongst us so I need to enlist you for some help as I prepare a teaching to begin our 12 weeks series on the Psalms this Sunday. I'm going to begin with a little intro on poetry and prayer which is what the Psalms essentially are. I want to talk about how poetry is the language of the soul and that it gives expression to longings and feelings that simple prose cannot get at. I want to give some examples of this by referring to some great lines of poetry that express passion, and depth, and bring out the beauty of the ordinary. So if have any favorites and could post them as comments, I'd be much obliged and you may make it into this Sunday's message. So essentially rather than saying, "It was a beautiful sunset" how would the poet say that in a way that makes you feel like you were sitting there watching it with him or her? Okay, hope that makes sense. Please help!