Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sea World Continued

This is us getting ready for the 4-D show, it was so funny things were in face and people were grabbing at them, we laughed so much. The car next to us is the one of the props they came out on at the ski show , which was pretty cool. It just came across the water. Then we saw the dolphin show and the shark aquarium. ~ Liv

Sea World

We went to Sea world a couple of days ago. It was fun just seeing all the wildlife. This was a seal show they had going the seal was massive.
~ Liv

Monday, March 10, 2008

Andy Warhol Day Out

I am trying blogging for the first time so here we go. We are on a couple of weeks holidays so after a few days of sleeping we are off to the Andy Warhol exhibition in Brisbane. It was fun. It wasn't to crowded and not to many of those people that stand in front of the picture forever. We took a quick snap, I don't think I was aloud. But we did anyway. He is a very interesting artist. Josiah really likes him and what he did in his era. I thought it was pretty good. We really liked the cows so we just had to take the shot.
- Luv Liv

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Vacation Over...Feeling Good

SO much has happened since my last post. Liv and I went on vacation for a couple of weeks. We went camping about 3 hours south of where we live to a place called Corrindi Beach. Our tent was set up about 20 yards from the edge of a cliff with a 180 degree view of the ocean. It was awesome. The weather was a little crap but it turned out ok. Lots of reading and listening to music which is great anyway.

Then when we got back this week we worked monday then left for this years first staff retreat. We went to "Kingscliffe" a town about 30 minutes south of the Gold coast and we stayed in a 5 star resort for 3 days. We relaxed, talked about the upcoming year, and we had some guest speakers come in and share. It is so fun to be a part of such a great team and great church. I can't describe how humbled and honored I am that God has given me what He has. Jesus love is amazing.

One of my many responsibilities is to publish our church magazine every 2 months and that will be my big focus today. I need to get it done before Wednesday so we can go to print. It's a lot of work but it's also a lot of fun and a great experience.

We've been doing a series at church this month called "Supernatural." It's about the holy spirit and the power of God, Anyway, we shot a video "spoof" of the TV show supernatural and it's pretty cheesy/funny. Check it out,

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Head Cold

It has been an interesting week. First of all, tropical storms continue to pound the Gold coast so it rains for about 20 minutes, then stops for 20 minutes and that cycle just repeats itself. It means that we've spent most of the week inside and I'm starting to get a little bit of cabin fever. Next week Liv and I had planned to go camping for a week but unless the storm clear up we won't be going. My fingers are crossed though cause I don't want to be stuck in the house again!

This week at church we are starting a new series called "supernatural." It is of coarse a take off of the television show. The cool thing is me and this guy named brad at church filmed a supernatural video clip that I edited yesterday and we'll be showing at church on Sunday. It's so cheesy and funny I think it's going to go good.

As of yesterday I have had a gnarly head cold and I'm doing my best to try and shake it today. I hate being sick, especially when it's so humid you lay in bed and sweat. Ha ha, welcome to Australia I guess.

Tonight we are going to see "I am Legend" with a bunch of friends and tomorrow I'm going over to a guys house to play Halo 2 head to head with 2 tv's linked up. It's going to be awesome.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

Happy new year to everyone! I hope that 2007 was a great year for you and that you are all healthy, happy and that 2008 seems fresh and exciting to you.

It's funny how the calendar rolling over makes everything seem different. It's really just another day, but it always fills me with a sense of anticipation and a potential for what the future holds.

Over the last week it has been cold and rainy here. There is a cyclone off the coast that is causing all this bad tropical weather. The cyclone won't come here because there are too many islands in the way, but it's made it very wet and windy.

Liv and I went down to the beach today to look at the huge swell and waves crashing in. It was quite a sight and there were a lot of people watching the sea. Then there were those few crazy guys out there surfing. I have to admit, I kind of like that they are not afraid to get out there. It's dangerous, its rough, but they could also catch an amazing wave for the ride of there life. I want to have that kind of ambition this year. I want to go for it and really put myself out there. I just have a sense of "now or never" for most of what is in my heart, and I think that is a good thing.

Right now Liv has her easel set up next to me and she is painting away. I am sitting here looking out the window at the rain falling and the trees swaying back and forth and I feel so
happy and alive...

Godspeed in 2008

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Liv's Teeth

Liv's wisdom teeth days are numbered. She has been in pain for the past week and this Friday they are taking them out. She asked me what they will use to take them out. I said i think they use pliers, dental pliers sure, but they are still pliers. It made her nerves get a lot worse I think. Oops. Thats what a good husband does I guess. lol.

We don't have Sunday night service this weekend so that is gonna be cool. We're gonna hang out with Jon and Crystal and maybe catch a movie...probably a movie you Americans saw months ago. Australia blows when it comes to new releases!!

Just found out that I get to go on Christmas vacation from December 26-January 14. YEA! That's one thing America could learn to do better. Back home it's all push push push and the day after Christmas you're right back to the grindstone. Everything kinda stops here and unless its at least 2 weeks off they don't even consider it a real apposed to 2 weeks being your entire vacation time for the whole year back home.

I have been writing a lot lately for church and hope to start doing original church songs really soon. I am sick of playing hillsong and citipointe stuff. God has really opened my heart to writing worship music and I hope that people get in to what I am doing. Either way it's just good to be writing again.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

So Many Things To Say

I don't know where to begin with this post. I wish I had more time to post here more often because I miss everyone back home. I wish I had more time in general. This is going to be one of those heavy posts so if you're not in the mood stop reading now.

still here?


Since I got here in Australia I have become part of something so much bigger than me. In absolutely every way I have faced a tremendous challenge to grow in every area of myself and my relationship with God. This is a good thing but it has also been a tremendous challenge. Everyday I face more tasks than time, more needs than resources and more desires than satisfaction. I think this is a good thing and ultimately the place God wants all of us to be. But there's a battle going on in me lately that I can't deny.

Maybe it's because thanksgiving is this week. I think the holiday season is a big part of it. But I have missed everyone and everything from home this week like crazy. I want to go to buffalo wild wings with you guys and eat until my stomach burns. I wanted to watch the world series with all of you and curse the tv like you all did. I want to hang out and talk about music, swap mp3's and just laugh and have fun.

That's not saying I don't have fun here. I am having a great time but it's just different. When you just pick up your life and relocate it to the other side of the world, you've got to expect some withdrawals I guess. But that doesn't make my selfish want just go away.

I love what I am doing, I love the amazing things God is doing through me that I never thought He could, I love the people here and I love my church; but I also love home and I love all of you. I want you all to know that. I want to keep growing to a new capacity. I want more of Jesus and less of me.