Friday, August 15, 2008
While this forum being hosted by Christians is a personal bonus for me, it’s the idea that they are trying a different approach that’s gotten me enthused.
It will be LIVE on CNN this Saturday , starting at 7pm (CST), as well as MSNBC (Curious that FOX isn’t interested in broadcasting an event at a church)
I know I shouldn’t get my hopes up too much, but I am looking forward to a fresh look at the candidates. I would have liked to see some of the alternate candidates, like Green Party & Libertarian Party involved. But I think this will be helpful (and there is high probability that one of these two will be the next president)
I think the process of how they come to decisions is vital, and can help predict the out come of events, even if we don’t know what those events will be. After all, who would have know during the 2000 presidential election that we would have to deal with the aftermath of terrorists. And in the 2004 election, who would have guessed that the US would have to address a catastrophic natural disaster, which we are still feeling the effects of?
Would people have voted differently, had they known how the candidates come to their decisions?
I encourage you to watch…and if the format is good, communicate it to the world, especially the media. Let’s change the way politics is usually done, starting from our end.
To find out more info, check out this news article à
or the official website form Saddleback à http://saddlebackcivilforum.com/
Friday, March 21, 2008
A quick summary: my wife was fine at our last doctor's visit. Then the next week, she started getting these headaches that wouldn't go away. So we called the hospital, who told us to come to the emergency room. Just a few minutes afyer we got settled at the hospital, they saw her blood pressure was off the charts, and Sythera went into at least 2 seizures (that i saw!). Our doctor came and let me know that she had to deliver the baby, or both could die!
Mia was 10 inches long and 15 1/2 ounces when she was born. As a friend enlightened me, she was smaller than a pack of Twizlers when she was born!
Today Mia is a healthy girl who now is fighting mommy & daddy so she can have more sweets instead of fighting for her life.Some of her recent phrases:
I want to wash my hands.
Let's go to gymnastics!
I like the money, daddy!
MY (fill in the blank of whatever we're trying to pry out of her hands) !!!!!
- moved out of our Rogers Park condo and settled in the South Side fo Chicago, in the Chatham neighborhood
- Sythera got a new job!
- Recently, JP got a job with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, utlizing many of the skills & experiences he gained from previous work & volunteering
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Join the movement to spark Bible Clubs in public schools throughout
This one day training will have two tracks- one for youth
ministers and one for high school youth.
Being brought to you by:
Urban Youth Network, Brothers & Sisters United for Christ, The Fusion,
Exodus 20:13 and the Save Your Sex Movement.
Network with other youth and youth workers
over lunch. Bring $5 for lunch or be one of the first 100 attendees to
register and eat for free.
Hosted at District Office of the Church of the Nazarene- 1111 N.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
A New Year's resolution i've made is to actually write some blog entries, not just comment on them (see my blog list). It's been 6 months since the last entry -- i hope to make it more frequent!
In addition to writing for Levois at http://www.thesixthward.blogspot.com/ , i want to occasionally write here as well
Some of the topics i will cover...
- urban ministry
- Family (immediate)
- Family (extended)
- neighborhoods of Chicago (such as Chatham & Uptown)
- city living
Some of the particlualr subjects i plan on writing about include
- how to shop at Aldi's
- Korean historical dramas
- analysis of the 46th ward Aldermanic elections
- Uptown fundementalism