What I tweeted the past week.

  • #notetoself – chk out ths and see if there's things I can learn for orgSeries (also upgrade my own copy of twittertools) http://bit.ly/cTndn #
  • My daughter Jenna made this for me on Sunday. http://mypict.me/52tE #
  • Looking at my schedule for this week and <wincing>. A LOT I want to get done before I take two weeks off beginning Monday. #
  • Out for a late lunch and I'm hungry! #
  • I love the look (and smell) of fresh cut grass. Yes I did my lawns tonight – finally. They were starting to get embarrassing… #
  • about to do some of my family finances… <cringe> #
  • //NLB// Reconnexion conference Live Blogging #
  • Koinonia has a beautiful church building. #
  • Difference between fame and influence – influence is about relationships – David McFarlane #
  • Is what is on the wall happening down the hall – mission statements – David M #
  • We need to be asking ourselves – who are we and why are we here – david m #
  • The church must shft its focus from istitution orientation to community orientation if it is to survive – jack dennison #

Reconnexion conference Live Blogging

8:58:33 AM: Koinonia has a beautiful church building.

9:14:11 AM: Difference between fame and influence – influence is about relationships – David McFarlane

9:21:47 AM: Is what is on the wall happening down the hall – mission statements – David M

9:23:12 AM: We need to be asking ourselves – who are we and why are we here – david m

9:27:02 AM: The church must shft its focus from istitution orientation to community orientation if it is to survive – jack dennison

9:28:21 AM: For those following my twitter – I’m tweeting from the Reconnexions Conference.

9:30:31 AM: David’s observations – vibrant churches have influence in their communities.

9:36:34 AM: Roundtable discussion about what changes we’ve seen in the church in the last five years (I need to do a blog post on this)

9:37:55 AM: Wow – 70% of cdns think that new forms of spirituality are replacing traditional religions! (Vision TV telephone poll 2003

9:44:19 AM: David M – churches are training their own people rather than relying on seminaries. (Trends)

9:45:46 AM: The church exists by mission as fire exists by burning. Without mission there really is no church. – Emil Brunner

What I tweeted the past week.

  • Think I'll hold off upgrading my blog to WP2.8 when I have more time to do any fixes I might need 🙂 #
  • Heading back to work a day earlier than planned today. Just too much to do this week. #
  • Forgot my rule of making sure my desk is clean before going on vacation…makes it harder to have that "fresh" start when I get back! #
  • P1: On standards… what "standard" are you known for when it comes to your work habits and character? Do you have any? #
  • P2: On standards… People will see you through the lense of what they perceive to be your standards. What are you known for? #
  • I've got to try for this. Hopefully I'll win an iphone in the great #squarespace giveaway! #
  • Heading for lunch at the Mandarin and I don't have to pay. Bonus! #
  • I used restraint at lunch today. Hard to do – but I think my body thanks me for it. #
  • Home after a long day. Some days seem longer than others. #
  • catching up on my feed reading…took a while to get the kids to bed tonight – they're very restless and it's a HOT evening! #

Day Nine (Jan 5) – Last Day [Ukraine Missions Trip]

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Ukraine Missions Trip 2009
This is the ninth (and final) entry in the series I am writing about my trip to Ukraine?–?I didn’t have daily internet access while there so I recorded each day for later publishing.  And later [much later actually] is now.
  • Woke up around 9am and left the Bible College around 10am. Traveled to a square downtown Kyiv. The architecture is amazing and got lots of pictures around the square. Interesting that a lot of the shops and stuff is under the city. Some of the team traveled by subway.
  • St. Micheal's Cathedral
    St. Micheal's Cathedral

    We had a quick lunch at a McDonalds and then we made our way to St. Michael’s. We entered the church – guys had to take their hats off – ladies had to wear hats. Couldn’t put hands in pockets or take pictures or video. Incredible paintings and artwork BUT sad that it’s the church is really doing nothing for the people of

    A mural at St. Micheals
    A mural at St. Micheals

    Ukraine….(with all the money poured into the building…was this really what Christ was thinking of when He started His church?)

Day Eight (Jan 4) – Sunday Morning Live! [Ukraine Missions Trip]

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Ukraine Missions Trip 2009

This is the eighth entry in the series I am writing about my trip to Ukraine?–?I didn’t have daily internet access while there so I recorded each day for later publishing.  And later [much later actually] is now.

Today was our last day in Krivoy Rog.  Here’s a quick rundown of the events of the day:

  • woke up and ate Breakfast @ 10am

Day Seven (Jan 3) – Beuleuka [Ukraine Missions Trip]

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Ukraine Missions Trip 2009

This is the seventh entry in the series I am writing about my trip to Ukraine?–?I didn’t have daily internet access while there so I recorded each day for later publishing.  And later [much later actually] is now.

Today I started out by going to the children’s hospital and holding babies in the morning. Took the Mushuka (spelling? – Ukrainian bus)

  • Me holding Konstantine
    Me holding Konstantine

    held a baby girl about 3 months old who had been taken from her mother just the day before because of poor care.

  • Held Konstatine who we had brought medicine for.  Konstantine had a problem with swallowing that would be easily solved by medication.  The hospital didn’t have the funds to pay for this medication and there was no one else as Konstantine’s caregiver.  The medication only cost about $150 USD – easily provided by our team!  Without it, his future didn’t look too well.

What I “tweeted” 2009-06-14

  • excited about starting vacation tomorrow with the family – been busy packing (yawn) MUST get to BED!!! #
  • At the cottage chillaxin, ahhhh #
  • Yahtzee is a great way to tell who’s decisive and who isn’t #
  • Day 2 the cottage: Cold, Wet but still plenty of fun. I love having the extra time with my fam! #
  • Teaching my son how to play crib #
  • “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?” – Jesus Christ (Matt. 15:3, NASB) #
  • Sittin around the campfire, roasting marshmallows and making smores…mmmm good! Love the sticky faces my kids have! #
  • My twins are 6 years old today (and they make sure to remind you) – hard to believe!!! #
  • Just finished playing tennis with my four kids – dangerous!! #
  • RT @SamRainer New Blog Post: 10 Bad Church Work Habits http://bit.ly/FnSHs //via @ThomRainer #
  • Kids at the beach playing in the water. I’m shivering watching them. I remember when I used to be able to do that… #
  • Out fishing with Ker #

What I “tweeted” 2009-06-07

  • once chrome gets extensions it will ROCK. For now, I still have to boot up firefox #
  • oh and I tried IE8…shudder #
  • submitted my next column for the “Connections” mag. My topic? Twitter for Churches/Pastors…hmm… #
  • Finished posting the quotes I liked from the book “The Volunteer Revolution” by Bill Hybels see them at http://bit.ly/35YnoG #
  • Just created a unique announcement slide for Sunday to recruit for web development team. Interested in seeing the response… #
  • Just wrapping up a long day at work. whew. #
  • Preach it Perry!! –> http://bit.ly/nLNtn #
  • thinking…if I had the money and was not in a contract already…would I go for the Palm Pre? #
  • Here’s an interesting graphic… http://bit.ly/j3OCT hmm…. #
  • For when you need to tie a knot… http://bit.ly/pU42l #
  • Just finished an fun game of tennis with @jakesta – I haven’t played in a while though and my game is well…not game yet lol #
  • The polka category was dropped from the grammy’s…what? #
  • Reading: Swine flu-Is it evidence of evolution?—http://bit.ly/12fx9v #
  • Reading: MSNBC seven signs evolution show creation—http://bit.ly/HaIDV #