Sunday, August 10, 2008
blueberry shake & Disc Golf
I slept in today because well I could I suppose. No church till the evening. I got started to get around at about NOON and when I did I got ready and went and borrowed some disc's for disc golf. I went with Josh (Young Life area director), Tom (Young Life staff), Ryan (Young Life volunteer), and Zach (possible volunteer). We all went and had a good time and just enjoyed each other I suppose. At first I really wasn't all to excited about it, because I just hate the whole competitive realm of things, but it was friendly and I just didn't keep score....or maybe just didn't want to be reminded of what my score actually was, ;-).
When I got home I was crazing a blueberry milk shake, so...that is exactly what I made, and it was WONDERFUL!And it is quite possible that this picture doesn't do it justice. But you just have to trust me when I say that it was amazing.
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup half-and-half cream or milk
1 cup vanilla ice cream or reduced-fat vanilla ice cream
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Be careful when putting in the nutmeg though. They aren't kidding when they say 1/8 teaspoon, any more than that and you'll be all like....hummm I think there is a pinch too much nutmeg. I say this from experience.
When I finished the shake, I went to DAVE CHURCH! I got a phone call from Dave on Friday, and he told me that it was back on. He was in much higher spirits today....well seemingly he was. When I asked him about it, it turns out that maybe that is not the case, but I gained some real insight into his plight. It is in the dark times, and maybe almost or fully in depression that God really wants to be able to grow. Dave gave the example of Jesus walking on water out to the disciples in Mark chapter 6. I ask myself, "why the heck do the disciples have so much trouble trusting in Jesus?!?!? I mean they got to see him perform miracles and all this amazing stuff, and still they didn't trust in the hard times....ohh wait, that's me. In my hard times, I fall so short all to often. And it hits me. Like a knuckle to the head from that one uncle who always plays to rough. If I stay strong and committed even in the times that seem futile, it will cause a strengthening of the spirit in me. I will learn that there is a much better way to look at life and all of it's dealings. It doesn't mean that the picture is going to be painted just how I would like it to be. I want the picture of my life to look GOOD, I want it to make sense and be very pretty to look at. The fact of the matter is sometimes it just doesn't work out that way. Life is messy, and it sometimes may turn out looking like this...Ya know, nobody wants their picture of life to look like that. We want it to be perfect and pretty, and we want people to look at it and say, hummm that is very nice. I would like to clap softly for that person's life picture. But it doesn't work like that. Sometimes your picture of life is messy and there are stains on it, and it makes you who you are. God always finds beauty in it though. (big sigh of relief) And to be honest, I find real comfort in that.
I think I am going to stop blabbing now. After Dave Church I went to Collateral (interrogation) and the message was about being thankful. It was kind of good, and I talked with some of my brothers in Christ and it was just really good. I actually pulled in some of the points put them in above when I was talking about what Dave spoke about. Today was a real good Sunday. I wouldn't trade it for even an exciting Sunday.