Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
So instead of a musical or a play... we mixed 'em! A guy was pretending to be Luke writing his Gospel, every time he'd hit an important part in the story (Angels appearing to the shepherds) we'd get someone to do their version of a relevant carol (for the angel example it would be While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night). It worked!
A Buddy of mine and I kicked things off with "O Come O Come Emmanuel." Great song. I've always liked it, though I'm not sure why...
The night continued with "We Three Kings," "Away In A Manger" and an instrumental version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle Men."
Between the lights, music and food (and of course the over aching message) I'm officially read for Christmas!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tonight on Group Therapy Thursday we were helping Joey. He works at a department store that will let him say "Season's Greetings" but saying "Merry Christmas" is a no go. What should he do?
O.k, not quite. But that was what crossed my mind at least 5 times on Monday night as I watched Peter Furler perform in Peterborough. Peter alone made it feel like Newsboys, then there was former bassist for the group Phil Joel. Add in Super Chic[k] guitarist Dave Ian (I know that's not his real name, but that's what he's going by these days) and you get a sound that sounded like Newsboys. It was great. They did classics like Breakfast, Shine and Entertaining Angles. A newer Newsboys tune also surfaced in the form of Something Beautiful. Peter did a few of his own solo career tunes too like Reach, All In Your Head and Psalm 23. It was a blast. The best part was meeting both Peter and Phil! These guys are heroes of mine, twas awesome to knock that item off the bucket list!
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tonight on Group Therapy Thursday we were helping out a newlywed couple who are having some trouble decorating for Christmas because of traditions.
What should they do?
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tonight on Group Therapy Thursday we were helping out Terry. His friend Julie is like a sister to him... however whenever another male (no matter the age) talks to her, he get's uptight and very protective.
Is this normal?
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
This Thanksgiving weekend was a little more special then most... tobymac
made an appearance at Church on the Queensway.
I was a little bummed out when I found out it was on a Friday because that
would mean that I couldn't go... then they added the Saturday!
I'm going to say the highlight of the night was meeting Toby. One of the
first Christian bands that I got into was dc Talk and I've always enjoyed
his solo stuff.
The concert it self was terrific. Toby covered songs like Gone, City On
Our Knees and Get Back Up. Plus to my surprise/delight he went wayyyyy
back into the catalog to songs like Diverse City, Whoopsi Daisy and
J-Train... yes he did J-Train! And just to keep the dc Talk fans happy he
did In The Light and Jesus Freak! While doing Jesus Freak they throw some
crazy sound effect on and the entire band froze on stage.... and the
froze.... still frozen.... pushing a minute... there is now no sound
coming from the stage... still not moving... then after what felt like 5
minutes, but was likely only 2, wham! The chorus hit and the crowd freaked
I also had the chance to meet Mr. Talkbox who likes to do crazy stuff with
his voice and Jamie Grace.
Ohh and I finally got a Jesus Freak shirt!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Here's what you had to say...
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tonight on Group Therapy Thursday we were helping Jake and Kathy who want to date, but are scared it will have a negative effect on their youth group if they break up. What should they do?
Here's what you said...
Monday, August 8, 2011
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Friday, June 17, 2011
O.K so that was a slightly exaggerated title... but it got you to read this post didn't it?
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I have always wanted to check out Battle of the Bands. If you haven't gathered it yet, I love music! And that is all the Battle is... music!
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Now for the year 2011 we have this....
I think the video sums it up best... planking is the new bored.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
On Group Therapy Thursday last night we were trying to help out
A youth pastor who just got a tattoo and has one of his youth members is upset because he doesn't think a youth pastor should have a tattoo. What do you think the pastor should do?
You can see what our friends on facebook had to say here
Friday, April 29, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Whether good or just plain terrible, Rebecca Black (if that's her real name) will always be remembered as the girl that did Friday... at least until Monday.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Last night on Group Therapy Thursday, we were tring to help out Gary, he was wondering were he should draw the line on the movies he's watching and the video games that he's playing.
Here's how it all went down...
What are your thoughts on the subject?
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I grabbed some supper at GotTa HavVa PizZa... I love pizza... I now also love GotTa HavVa PizZa.
Then it was off to Masters College, which is huge!
The show got rolling with a local rap artist named D.U.T.Y (seen with me at the both). And did things get rolling! Great performance -- High energy, great lyrics, and loads of audience participation!
D.U.T.Y finished with a song that featured another Christian rap artist by the name of
K-Drama (on the track, not live). Then, Tim Mann took the stage. Tim is a worship leader that spent some time at Hillsong College in Sydney Australia (ya that Hillsong). My favourite part of Tim's set was when he did a cover of John Mark McMillian's song "Death in His Grave". I love that song... thanks for doing it Tim!!!
After a quick intermission for FREE pizza (how I love that word) To Tell delivered a great show.
I haven't seen these guys since Air Raid 17 and let me say, they have gotten even better! High energy, people all over the stage and as an added bonus, the drummer stood on his drums!!! COOL!!! Air Raid 19 is going to be epic. Period.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
This was one of my favorite songs from the CD...
As simple as the lyrics are... they have a very powerful message... to me at least.
There are days were I show up at church and really don't fell like worshiping God.
Not that I'm holding anything against him, there's just to much on my mind.
School, work, even ministry can just get on my mind to the point were... that's all I can think of.
That's what I love about this song, It conveys (to me) putting aside all of the stuff that's on my mind or in my life
and just worshiping. It usually feels like plowing through concrete... but in the end, it works.
Do you know what I mean?
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Yesterday was M.A.S.H Bash at Snow Valley in Barrie. I have always wanted to check this event out. So when I found out I was not only going to M.A.S.H Bash, but was competing in the celebrity bad pan race...
Thursday, February 17, 2011
As you have no doubt heard, Hawk Nelson released a new cd by the name of Crazy Love. Scott Jackson posted a review of that album on Tuesday (you can catch that here), however this is "The Rest of the Story" (to quote Paul Harvey)... my review of "The Light Sides". To clarify "The Light Sides" is an acoustic cd that is bundled with Crazy Love in the "Deluxe Edition" of the album.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Chances are good you got snow today. Schools have closed, stores have closed, roads have closed. While going for a walk in the low visibility winter wonderland today, it occurred to me what sacrifices pioneers actually made. Think about it: we get 7 inches(?) of snow and everything shuts down. Sure we can still function, but chances are good you and I will be more likely to cancel our appointments and relax in our nice warm homes than venture out into the white unknown. The pioneers didn't have this luxury. They had to hunt for food, build their homes and raise their families rain or shine, snow or hail. I'm outside complaining that there is snow in my boots (if you've ever seen my boots you'd know that the snow must be deep) where as these guys had to put up with all the cold, snow and wet boots just to survive. Thank-fully they put up with it like they did so that we could have the country that we do today, furnaces and all.