Saturday, September 27, 2008

today is motivate Saturday

Saturday, ohh Saturday you did me well. Indeed today was much needed, both for inspiration and motivation in Christ. Young Life is very rewarding and without a doubt part of God's play of early ministry in my life. But, like any commitment, it can be difficult to get past the initial PUSH into action. So, today served as a great reminder for why I am involved with YL, and gave me the extra PUSSSHHH I needed to get involved and stay seeking kids. We started out at 10AM this morning at a committee members house on the South side of town(the rich side of the South part of town). We had this big beautiful house to use for Saturday and Sunday morning. We did a lot of meeting time as a group. It was the people that are involved with the school I am in, and then a group that we referr to Young Life SOUTH. They go to schools south of Fort Wayne, and yea are close but not in the same school as me. Great group, and glad to have them around. It was really quite awesome how God showed up during praise time, talk time, all time, and renewed my spirit and spurred me on in that good yummy feeling God sort of way.

I tried to get one of the girls to snap a picture of when we all went to an open field near a church to play the Young Life Cup! But, she either didn't, or forgot. It was a blast though. We played 4 innings of wiffel bal, followed by 4 innings of kick ball. It was a close call too. But, my team was down by one. I did get an amazing double play after missing a vital catch. I totally redeemed myself.
After the Young Life cup, we had some time to kill, so one of the Juniors at Snider was playing in his band at a local coffee shop near by. We went and stopped by to have a listen. They were so good, it the music wouldn't have been so loud, I would have recorded some of it so you all could have a listen. It was like a mix between Sigur Ros, and Bright Eyes. No lyrics though. Very emotional, and at times had a very industrial feel to it. I LOVED IT!! Landon, the kid that goes to Snider is leaning over all the way to the right. I think he was adjusting something on his foot pedals or something. They were so rocking good though. Seriously talented and right up my alley for a genera of music I really appreciate and enjoy listening to. So, as soon as the set got over, we went to an independent film that was about American Teenagers. The film was called.....American Teen. I think everyone who has ever been a teen, or anyone who has a teen should see it. Yea, that means everyone should see it. Especially Hoosiers. The film was a documentary on this group of High School kids that went to Warsaw high school. A film crew just followed them around, and had full access to every part of their lives. The school is like less than 45 min away. I have been there before, and the film was just all too familiar in every way. I GIVE IT TWO THUMBS UP!God is good, God is great, and I thank him for this day.
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4 comments:

Megan said...

wow, that sounds like you had a fun time. Anything that sounds like sigur ros I love and I read a little bit about that American Teen movie and I wanted to see that. Maybe I will find sometime to go and do that.

Sheri said...

I used to babysit for Landon and his sisters, long long ago.

Mikey said...

So, was he super creative when he was a young kid? Because now he is just taking his creativity to a whole new level.

Sheri said...

Landon was always unique and very bright. Boy o boy do I have some stories. . . .