monday morning update

the weekend that was: nice weekend. friday night was mostly chill — helping jeannie get ready for the spiritual retreat she was leading the next day, and a few other odds and ends. saturday was jobs around the house, and i took max and a friend to see madagascar 2 (funny!). in the evening, i got caught up with jeannie about her retreat. wrote a magazine article and a book endorsement. then, when she went to bed early, i went with a buddy to see quantum of solace (wow!). didn’t set an alarm for sunday morning, and slept in way later than i ever do: 10:30. which meant i wasn’t going to make it to church. dinked around the house until friends came over to watch the frustrating loss of the chargers at the hands of the steelers. it was 87 degrees here, and funny to see them playing in snow. that’s gotta be a little shocking to our sunny climate chargers. in the evening, we had a great home church — deep sharing about why we’re meeting and where we want to head. oh, and i’ve been working on dropping a few pounds this week — lost 6 so far.

where i am at the moment: at the office for a couple days before leaving for the nashville nywc. actually, i’m at cosmo’s, my local coffee shop, in the mornings, working on writing middle school ministry. then i take the trolley to work for the rest of the day.

on my to-do list this week: nashville nywc, baby! my days in the office until then are all about getting ready, really.

procrastinating about: hmm, nothing strikes me this week.

book i’m in the midst of: finished dave livermore’s upcoming cultural intelligence (feb 09 release), and started reading the abstinence teacher on my kindle.

music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: my friend bob gifted me some cool itunes music by a band called styrofoam. cool stuff.

next trip: nashville, wednesday through next tuesday.

how i’m feeling about this week: pumped!

5 thoughts on “monday morning update”

  1. scott rubin and i are co-authoring a book on middle school ministry, due out next fall. it’ll be fairly comprehensive (it has to be, since the word “comprehensive” is in the subtitle!), covering theoretical stuff, developmental stuff, and all kinds of practical stuff.

  2. are you getting it out to any middle school youth folks before your release? unfortunately, i’m not close enough for one of your middle school summits where you might be showcasing some of that stuff, but i’d love to be a part of looking at the book if you’re even doing something like that. i’m looking forward to reading it. as a middle school minister i’m constantly on the search for anything new that’s jr. high intentional. ESPECIALLY good, not cheesy curriculum. it’s hard to come by new stuff; although i noticed some stuff that’s due out soon that looks solid from you all.

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