Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Christmas Past

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I was looking through some old files and found last years Dessert Theatre Video.  It has some great memories.  The Santa Claus Parade, Josh in a Bikini.  Well maybe not. 

We have a ton of fun at our church.  I love being a part of what God is doing there. 

Sunday, November 27, 2005

type cast

Ok so you may or may not have noticed the new addition to my sidebar...

if you follow the link you can choose to do a mini profile with a smaller amount of questions or a full profile with a larger number of questions to get a more accurate reading...

Me, having the personality i do thought. i don't have time to do a full profile... but i want a mostly accurate result... so i did the middle one...

I am the Godfather... cool.. no wait. controlling. maybe a bit.

I thought i had better do a more accurate testing. so i did the full profile...

I am... still the Godfather... That's spooky.

I don't know if i want to live a life of organized crime...

although it might be fun making people offers they can't refuse...

Friday, November 25, 2005

Pizza Night

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I love pizza night. Luana and Abi working hard in the kitchen and i carefully watching the process.

Happy Day's reunion's will never be the same.

I wonder if this isn't the man you wanted to be also. He was cool had great fashion sense, a lot of fantastic cars that he would give to spoiled boys.

Wax on Miyagi-son. You will be missed

Thursday, November 24, 2005


I have a good friend who posted a tough post...

I know he'll probably put this up on his blog as well but i was so thankful when this encouragement came into my inbox this morning that i thought i would take the encouragement it gave me and send it along to all of you.


November 24

Spiritual Warfare and Sin: Seek God's Remedy

My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not
sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus
Christ the righteous.
--1 John 2:1

I wish it were possible to anoint the head of every Christian
preacher so that he would never sin again while the world stands.
Perhaps some would consider that a happy way to deal with the
subject. But, in fact, if any person can be removed from the
possibility of sin, he or she can only be some kind of a robot run
by pulleys, wheels and push-buttons. A person morally incapable of
doing evil would be, by the same token, morally incapable of doing
good. A free human will is necessary to the concept of morality. I
repeat: If our wills are not free to do evil, neither are they free
to do good....

But what was the sinning priest to do? Should he give up to
discouragement? Should he resign himself to failure? No! There was
a remedy. And what about ministers and all of God's servants today?
In a time of temptation and failure, should they simply quit? Should
they write a letter of resignation and walk out, saying, " I am not
an Augustine or a Wesley; therefore, I give up"? No, if they are
aware of what the Word of God says, they will seek God's remedy.
Tragedy in the Church: The Missing Gifts, 75-76. A.W. Tozer

"Thank You, God, for Your glorious remedy! Thank You for Your love;
thank You for Your grace; thank You for constant forgiveness in
Jesus Christ. Amen."

I hope this encourages all of you. Let's choose well today.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Drum circle

Jacob and Adam working the crowd. They rocked!
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Kids these days

I have to confess i don't understand kids these days. The just seem to have different values. Take little Emily. I'm starting to think little Emily doesn't like what i like. It all started last Easter Sunday. I was preaching a dazzling sermon on Christ and kept hearing this sound from the congregation. At first i wrote it off as another member weeping under the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Then i realize that the sound... well it wasn't sobbing it was snoring. That's right little Emily slept all the way through Easter sunday.

Well this past Saturday was the Orangeville Santa Claus Parade. I get excited about the Santa Claus Parade because it gives our church a chance to be involved in the community and to share a little bit of the Love of God with people. That and it's a stage... and I like to make the most of a stage. This year we had a homely looking igloo, some inukshuks, a manger and the Goudrealt boys on the congas providing our very own inuit drum circle. We even had a seal hunt... kindof. The kids loved it... at least i thought. My daughter abi was sitting with Emily on the dog sled... I wonder if Emily is trying to tell me something. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

jogging on the spot

by the way, has anyone followed the sidebar link and done the mini personality quiz.

I want to know. Do you have a personality and what is it?

Pic from Sonlife

This is a picture from our day at the Sonlife Youth strategy seminar in Erin. You have to admit, Josh really is very spiritual. In that Sherlock Holmsian kindof way... Posted by Picasa

number two

hope you guys get a chance to see your shots. cheers. Posted by Picasa

an afternoon in erin

I'd like to be able to tell you that this was me... but it wasn't. Josh and i were having a break during our day @ sonlife in Erin, and these guys had made themselves a little slice of winter. Hat's off guys. That's commitment and some serious air considering the conditions. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


d'lovely Esther catching 40 winks before her 2nd course. Posted by Picasa

Yes we smell it too.

Well we've all been kindof moping around for the last few days fighting sickness...

but we decided that we couldn't hold back any longer.

normally Luana has the tree up nov 1st.

sickness prevented it but it sure is nice to get this show on the road.

may your days be merry. Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 04, 2005


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I've got a quandry

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

special greeting for halloween

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This is Abi and Shiloh getting stoked for the happy halloween food drive. It was an awesome night. we collected a van full of Groceries for our local food bank