some like it hot

the first salsa experiment
last night at the view, our youth worship service, i was speaking about goodness as a fruit of the spirit. as a part of the message i decided to steal a play from rob bell’s gamebook and make salsa during my message. i didn’t steal bell’s message (that would be wrong and bad .. badong) but i definitely took the salsa idea. i figured it was okay because pam and i have been perfecting the world’s most perfect salsa recipe over the past two months. i did the message, i made the salsa and then i simply hoped that the illustration helped the kids understand. by the end of the evening i knew that the kids like the salsa. that was pretty easy to find out since many of the told me that it was the greatest salsa they had ever eaten (and it wasn’t even my best batch). still i wasn’t really making the salsa for the kids to like it … it was a sermon illustration.

this afternoon i got the feedback i was hoping for. a couple of my teens dropped by and told me how great the salsa was. when i asked if they remembered what the message was about they told me what the main idea of the message was and what the points were. then we were able to discuss what they thought about the ideas. BINGO!

photographic journey?

a few weeks ago I met the professor of photography at southeastern at the louisiana photographic society. he mentioned that he loved to take people out on tours to see cajun/swamp areas. i wrote him to see if i could go on one and he mentioned possibly bringing a group. i was if anybody was interested? he said he could probably take some people out in november.

secondly, is anybody interested in me setting up a little skeet shooting? i have two cases of clay pigeons sitting in a closet just waiting to fly. if anyone was interested in doing it i think i could arrange a place for us and the set up the skeet throwing machine. of course, there are some people that i would rather not be around when they have a shot gun in their hands but i’ll be nice and not name them presently. just realize that if i tell you that we will be at one place shooting skeet and you go there and don’t see anyone around then you are one of those people.

finally, is anyone interested in playing some more laser tag or setting up another xbox tournament. it’s about time for us to do something just for the fun of it. i have a tendency to be too serous.

my run for the day
distance – 3.0 miles
total time – 30:44
pace – 10:14/mile

[Listening to: Bad – U2 – The Best of 1980-1990 (5:51)]