I'm leaving later today with a handful of our recent graduates. We are going to be crossing the state to visit each of the colleges they will be attending in the fall.

We are headin to Aggieland, Georgetown, TX, Jacksonville, TX and Nacogdoches, TX.

I gotta tell you I love the idae of this trip. Each student getting a chance to the others school and have some sort of reference point. A ramble of this sort is normally pretty labor intensive to set up. Having lived or gone to school in each of the cities, this has been easy to get layed out.

The biggest pay off for the trip for me is the folks going. All of the students are amazing, genuine and just plain fun people! I'm excited to help them transition there lives and faith into "college years".

7 Random Facts

Posted by david | 12:52 PM | | 2 comments »

The rules: each player should list seven random facts about themselves on their blog as well as the rules to this little game. At the end of their post, they need to tag seven people. Let those folks know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1) I have never had a cavity in my life (completely unrelated to #2).

2) I do not like syrup. In fact, in my life time I estimate I have consumed roughly 1000 pancakes NONE of them with syrup. If you like syrup, it's okay we can still be friends.

3) I have a facination with stories with a "messianic rise to power" or a "redemption". Nothing better than a good ol' messianic rise to power.

4) I once collected pez dispensers. The collection totaled about 45. I sold those pez dispensers on eBay in 2003 for just under $1000.

5) The first two albums (they happened to be in cassette tape form) I owned were the Xanadu Soundtrack and the Urban Cowboy Soundtrack.

6) I still want footie pajamas my size.

7) I am morning person. I cannot not sleep late.

I am tagging:

1) Adrienne
2) John "Waldo"
3) Karen
4) Doug
5) Katie
6) Ila
7) Sandra (my mom)

Worship Planning

Posted by david | 6:40 PM | , | 1 comments »

Today we (Todd, Mike, Carolee and myself) sat down and began planning for a sermon series for September. I don’t want to post any spoilers but here’s my to do list from the meeting:
1. Contact Robert Byers (aka Batman)
2. Research guestbooks
3. Prepare Children’s Message
4. Practice being like Rob Bell for possible need to be conversationally intelectual in a video.