Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The sayings of Lukas v3

We were out for lunch the other day and after praying our daycare prayer (God is great, God is good, let us thank him for our food) Lukas just yelled out "Jesus is alive"! in the restaurant.

Also we were at the park trying to fly a kite and when asked why the kite flying didn't go too well Lukas said "God must have turned off the wind".

Holy moly!

Quist sent me this link to BiblePlaces.com. It's a website with sweet free pics of the Holy Land! Sweet.

Praying alone or in groups?

Had an interesting email from Dave Sutherland, the feast priest, recently that talked about a youth prayer movement called A whole night for the world.

It got me thinking, is there more value in praying as a group than in praying alone? Something inside me says there is.

Monday, May 30, 2005

What's your church address?

Here is Fairview Gospel Hall in Vancouver. The Gospel Hall is right next door to the building where my sister lives so I snapped a few shots of the place:



Then I noticed their address:

How much would it suck if your church had 666 in it's address? Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 29, 2005

The sayings of Lukas volume2

Well folks, this is becoming a regular feature on the athensblog..."The sayings of Lukas". Each time Lukas comes up with a dandy we'll post it here for your parenting pleasure.

Today's installment - Rock throwing

We had a great time at church today. It was our first Sunday back at Bridlegrove after Ryan's wedding and so alot of people were chatting and asking us how things went on the trip. The sermon this morning was great too. David Yhap preached on David & Goliath and did an excellent job. The Sunday School kids were upstairs for the service and my youth group kids (Clayon, Kevin & Catherine for the first time with her mom)showed up too. Just a real good day.

Since the sermon was on David & Goliath this morning I didn't think anything of it when Lukas began talking about throwing rocks. Here's how the conversation went:

Lukas: I'm going to throw rocks at you
Me: That's not nice Lukas. Are you thinking about David & Goliath and how you want to throw rocks at Giants?
Lukas: No, we throw rocks at Panda bears! I'm throwing a rock at you panda bear - hiiyaaa!!

Friday, May 27, 2005

West Coast pics online

Just uploading my pics & videos from our West Coast trip. Check the left margin, under Discussion Forum.

Here is a picture I took at the Vancouver Acquarium. Notice the seeming admission that someone designed Sharks. The scientist states "Even a thousand engineers working together for an entire lifetime could not have designed a better ocean-going survival machine". Hmm...if a thousand engineers couldn't have designed it, perhaps there is an all-powerful, all-knowing designer that created sharks and all other life forms. Posted by Hello

Creation vs. Evolution

There's a pretty good debate on the discussion forum about creation & evolution. I'll post a picture with my thoughts soon, but for now, here is the link to the topic:

Evolution topic - click here

Monday, May 23, 2005

New Videos!!

Just uploading some videos of our time in BC. We haven't organized them yet, but you can - CLICK HERE - to check em out!!

God has a sense of humor!!

Just here at my sister Melissa's place in Vancouver on 10th Ave. When I pulled up I realized that Melissa lives right next to Fairview Gospel Hall and her window faces the church!! Hilarious! I'm wondering if Titus has any connections here?

I did a google search and found a site by a guy named John that attends the church

I'll hunt around for more details soon! Now we're off to do the Vancouver tourist thing.

On a congratulatory note Matt & Ruth Cook - HERE - and Jason & Eder Tremblay both had wonderful baby boys! Congratulations!

The knot is tied!

Just back in Vancouver from Ryan & Cindy's wedding! It's 5 to midnight here so I won't be long. Hopefully more tomorrow. We are staying with my Aunt Sandra and meeting up with my sister tomorrow for some Vancouver adventures.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Comox Rox

Just here at an internet cafe in Comox, getting ready for the wedding tomorrow. Hopefully I'll write more later but just need to catch up a bit.

Be sure to check out the wedding website

Monday, May 16, 2005

Greetings from the Rockies

Just here at Tara Williams place on a wireless signal! Tonight we'll be staying here in Kamloops with a beautiful view and some wonderful guests! More stories & pics soon.

Two scoops of Kamloops

We're off this morning to drive from Calgary to Kamloops to stay with our good friend Tara Williams! Hopefully we will get alot of pics of the scenery :)

Friday, May 13, 2005

Wild West - Part 1 Calgary

Well here we are in Stampede city on a wireless connection from who-knows-where. Hopefully I'll be able to write a few things before I loose the signal.

First we arrived at Pearson Airport in Toronto to find a backlog of cars because of some stupid limousine protest. I couldn't believe that they were allowed to block traffic at a major airport, but the cops were there and letting them do it- perhaps Mark P could give some insight.

I wasn't sure what to expect of Calgary, but on our flight I couldn't help noticing 2 people with cowboy hats!!

For our rental car we got a brand new Dodge Grand Caravan - I waived the insurance because I thought that I was covered by either my insurance company or the credit card, however the lady at the desk gave me a hard time so I'm not 100% sure - anyone know if I'm covered?

More soon, we're just going exploring!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Ryan & Cindy here we come!



We're off to BC for the wedding of Ryan MacLeod (Hayley's brother) & Cindy Davis. Details at http://www.cindyandryan.myevent.com Stay tuned as we blog our way from Calgary to Kamloops to Vancouver to the wedding in Comox (north of Victoria).

Has anyone done a West Coast trip like this before? What stops would you recommend?

Loggin in...

3 over to eat
preach 5 (1 youth, 2 Northside, 1 Oakwood, 1 Hayley)
1 wedding
2 provinces driven through
1 funeral

31May05-Tues- date with HP
30May05-Mon - office at chapel all day
29May05-Sun - BofB, FBH (Catherine and mom come for the first time), Markham evening service
28May05-Sat
27May05-Fri - Nigel for dinner. Youth group 30 kids 8 new
26May05-Thurs-recover
25May05-Wed - Fly home
24May05-Tues-Vancouver - Acquarium, Stanley Park, Melissas apartment
23May05-Mon-(Victoria Day) Day with Melissa, Golf Course, University, English Bay, Granville Island, supper @ Sandra & Mike's
22May05-Sun-Drive to Victoria, see Lambrick Park Church, ferry back to Sandra & Mike's
21May05-Sat-Wedding
20May05-Fri-wedding rehearsal
19May05-Thurs-wedding prep
18May05-Wed-Ferry from Nanaimo, arrive in Comox
17May05-Tues-Visit Trevor Eby (HM) in Chilliwack, overnight at Sandra & Mike's in New Westminster
16May05-Mon-Driving through Rockies, stop in Kamloops @ Tara Williams
15May05-Sun-Preach at 11AM @ Northside, Lunch @ Styles, Campbells to wrap up
14May05-Sat-Banff,Campbells,X-stream,Ajele
13May05-Fri - Dinner @ Campbells, Speak @ Search
12May05-Thurs-Travel
11May05-Wed - Prayer with elders, sermon prep
10May05-Tues- Sermon prep, fix daycare computer, date with HP
09May05-Mon - admin catch up, Sermon prep
08May05-Sun - OakwoodBC Windsor, BofB, Preach 11AM, Lunch @ Letkemans, Martin & Adina
07May05-Sat - Hayley speaks at Turener Road Ladies Missionary Conference
06May05-Fri - @ Rotulos
05May05-Thurs-Workers & Elders wrap up
04May05-Wed - Workers & Elders
03May05-Tues- Shawn takes Grandpas funeral, drive to Windsor
02May05-Mon - Funeral prep @ Actons
01May05-Sun - BBC BofB, FBH, Funeral prep

Cutest kid award contest!!

Currently on the Discussion Forum we are having a contest to see who's kid is the cutest. A number of entries have been made, but obviously everyone who reads this will know that my boy Sylas is the cutest and will want to click here to cast your vote!!

Monday, May 09, 2005

Forum milestones

Just back from Windsor and wanted to post a couple milestones from the Discussion forum!


1. Recently we registered our 100th user!!!

2. If you do a google search for Plymouth Brethren, you'll see that we are #7 !!!

3. If you do a search on MSN.ca for Plymouth Brethren, you will see that we are #3 !!!!

Thanks to everyone for participating. If you haven't been to the forum yet - - CLICK HERE - and enjoy :)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Blogging from the Workers & Elders conference....

**UPDATE**Greetings from Windsor. It's now Saturday and we're now at the Rotulos. Fun Fun Fun! Hayley is speaking at the Ladies Missionary Conference as I type this. Tomorrow I speak at Oakwood at 11 and then lunch with Letkemans (Sam & Stephanie) before heading home.

Just on here for a minute. I'll update everyone on how the conference is going soon :)

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Out of commission

As you can all appreciate I'll be out of commission for a while.

Here are our April stats:

4 over to eat
8 people stay overnight
200 tracts
40 teens @ youth (10 new) away for one friday
Preached 5 times
1 event (KLBC choir & ball after)

<--Visit the discussion forum while we're gone :) BRB