Posts Tagged ‘relaxation’

Word of Life Kick-off!

Word of Life’s annual youth event, Kick-off, happened tonight.

I went as a helper with a church that my good friends attend. Left home at 3 pm, got home at 11:40. it was a hectic day, but SO rewarding. Essentially, what I did was help with a bit of the A/V setup, and run a couple of the games that were there.

There were arcade games, air hockey, foosball (table soccer), a huge inflatable rock-climbing wall, and many other games which I won’t bother explaining. I personally manned the foosball table. It was a bit challenging to say the least, but all up, wonderful!

More soon.

Superbowl 44

…was SPLENDID!

I watched a recording of the game with a group of friends. The game was played from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm Australian time. Hence the delay in watching it. I couldn’t resist checking the livescores though. So I watched the game with my friends knowing that the Saints had won. Thing is, because I didn’t watch it that morning (I only checked the scores online), I was really able to get into the game and enjoy watching it. Doing things with friends is always more fun. Mostly, anyways.

Your Hands – JJ Heller

I came across a tweet containing the line “When my world is shaking Heaven stands When my heart is breaking I never leave Your hands”. I googled those lyrics, and I found that they’re lyrics of the song Your Hands by JJ Heller.

When I listened to it, the combination of lyrics and amazing music blew me away (yeah I know that’s so clich├ęd, but whatever haha). So I’ve posted it here for your listening pleasure. (lyrics are in the “More info” link on the Youtube page)

Have a listen to this radio station

Wretched Radio.

Former stand-up comedian Todd Friel hosts this daily 2 hour Christian radio show. You can download a free 15-minute podcast which has highlights from the show. Otherwise, you have the option of paying USD$5.95/month to download the full 2-hour show.

Even though it’s only 15 minutes long, I’ve learnt a lot from listening to the podcast, called The Wretched Segment of the Day. It consists of one or two subjects that were covered on that day’s show, and Friel has a great sense of humor which makes listening to him very enjoyable. I highly recommend it.

Kiama day 4 – the boneyard.

Yes. Interesting name.

But it really is called the Boneyard (or Boneyard Beach, or something). The weather was cool, but tolerable.

Oh, I also built a sort of dam to hold back the water. Considering I didn’t use any mortar of cement, and not heavy machinery, I think I did a good job.

Well I’m out haha. Brb, catchin’ some ZZ’s.

One more sleep

…until Christmas.

So, in anticipation of (or rather, it being already) the fabled night before Christmas, here’s a new (read: from 1992) twist on “‘Twas the night before Christmas”.

‘Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck…
How to live in a world that’s politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”,
“Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves.

And labor conditions at the north pole
Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.
Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
Released to the wilds by the Humane Society.

And equal employment had made it quite clear
That Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!

[Seeing as it’s 15 verses in length, click to read more]

Regarding the last verse, I would add that the perfect gift of peace is through the Lord of Christmas. Otherwise, I think it’s rather amusing.

Or, if you prefer, there’s “An Intellectual Night Before Christmas”. Such a long read, but also amusing due to its sheer long-windedness and pedanticity.

See y’all tomorrow, and (try to) have a merry Christmas Eve!

‘Tis the season for Christmas carols!

This evening, I went with my family to our friends’ church. Every year, their church runs a Christmas carols service. There was 45 minutes of singing/Bible readings/choir items and then a 10 minute Christmas message. The gospel was presented really well.

I will digress momentarily, and briefly mention something that’s bugged me: how did the song writer know that “the beasts…knew that all men He surpasses”? See verse 2 of “Unto us a Child is born”.

Cradled in a stall was he
With sleepy cows and asses;
But the very beasts could see
That He all men surpasses.

Seriously? How did the writer know that? Did it say so somewhere in the Bible? We shouldn’t think “wow, imagine the awesomeness if that really happened” or “I’m pretty sure this happened LOL”. Especially for Biblical matters. Just something I thought I’d share. What do you think?