Monday, January 05, 2009


Missed a day. :-(

Today, I'm going to learn how to community organize. I'm taking a week-long class at Drew sponsored by Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF). It looks like it's going to be an interesting week -- expect an account!

Saturday, January 03, 2009


I'm preaching tomorrow; we're starting a series on how the culture has changed and what the church needs to do to respond faithfully to that change. I'm using the passage in Corinthians where Paul talks about being all things to all people - to the Jews he was as a Jew, to the Gentiles he was as a Gentile, etc...

We'll see how it goes to set up the rest of the series.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Day 2

Yesterday, Ben and I explored the local Whole Foods to see what we could see. I'm excited to start eating more healthy foods, even if it means the grocery bill will be a little higher. We each decided to try some new things to experiment with - Ben got organic soda and I got veggie straws (which are really quite delicious!) We'll have to see if this change in lifestyle will be sustainable...I certainly hope so!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

1. I will update this blog more often. My goal for this month is every day, but normally, twice a week will be good.

2. I will exercise more and eat more healthily. This means (at the very least) getting 10,000 steps in every day, doing push ups three times a week (with the goal of being able to do 100 by the end of the year), and attempting to eat a vegetarian diet (with exceptions for hospitality).

3. Journal once or twice a week as a spiritual discipline. This also includes spending more time in prayer and devotion.

4. Organizing my life. Keep nice, clean records of things I spend money on (also helpful for tax purposes!) and file important documents, church stuff, and other personal things neatly in folders -- for which I will need a better filing cabinet. This also entails getting rid of extraneous junk - papers I no longer need, etc. This also entails organizing and updating my address book and syncing everything to my PDA. Possible computer clean-up as well to remove old files.

5. Encourage my creative side.

I think that will suffice, don't you?