God's Geek

Reflections and random thoughts of a geeky youth worker in North London...

Monday, October 10, 2005

Youth Weekend

Aaaahh. Had a great weekend away, involving Bop it, the beach, sardines, lots of love, confession including red paper and baby talcum powder, me saying a number of ridiculous comments, a tense game of Scene It finishing at 145am and crazy golf. I feel shattered but I am relieved that everything went well and everyone appeared to enjoy themselves. It is so cool to see the way that relationships can develop over 2 days and how many memories can be created. We looked at the subject of love and thought about loving God, loving ourselves, loving others, loving the world and remembering that God is love. John 3:16 managed to appear in every session and I was blown away once again by the power of 1 John 4:7-12.

One thing I am struggling with at the moment is striking the balance between being relaxed and laid back with the young people (which means that I accidentally come out with some hilarious things) and also ensuring that the young people are able to respect me and take the things that I say seriously. I am getting a little concerned abou it so I need to come before God and let him work on my character and ease my fears and insecurities. After all, he loves me and we=special (thanks Roothie)...


Blogger Videos by Professor Howdy said...

We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
this Supreme Designer/Architect,
Who has erected the beauteous
fabric of the universe, our minds
must necessarily be ravished with
wonder at this infinate goodness,
wisdom and power.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Howdy

'Thought & Humor'

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."

6:54 PM  
Blogger Sarah Brush said...

Glad to hear you had a fab time!

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow that Doctor guy was random but pretty cool.

I was just gonna say, good luck with the prayer and I'm glad you had fun over the weekend!!


8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeaaaah the weekend was cool! Next up, Spring Harvest!!!

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beware of the "bop it" i have a variety of bopits including two keyrings...

took them to one youth camp and that was all the kids wanted to do for an entire day... they actually became so addicted that they invented a game titled "invisible bopit" for when they were at school...

6:37 AM  

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