Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)

It has been a great Christmas, we have started a small new tradition in our family, which went well today. What a great season to remember the hope, joy and love that has come to the world in the birth of Jesus! Merry Christmas everyone! :) Here are a few pics of us during Christmas. 





Sunday, December 21, 2008

Russia Wins Euro Tour 2...


Euro Tour 2nd tour, is over and Russia after winning the first one in Finland, goes undefeated and wins the second tour in Moscow today.  In other news World Junior Hockey is about to start, which is pretty much the best tournament to watch, its in Canada who is on the verge of winning 5 straight gold medals. Russia has been in the finals 3 of the four times, unable to beat Canada.  This should be another exciting tournament to watch.  I am as we speak watching classic world junior games on ESPN and the game they are showing is my favorite game of all time in Halifax, Canada.  Both Russia and Canada were loaded with talent. Ovechkin made his debut as a 16 yr. old in this tournament. Canada up 2-1 going into the third period, Russia storming back to win. Since then its been Canadian domination of the gold, and Russia seems to be only second best with silvers, is this they year this changes? Will see. I am looking forward to watching this with family and Brendan :)

Friday, December 05, 2008

Conference and clever Chicago Blackhawks

I am in Toronto right now, I am at a youth workers conference, it has so far been a packed full day 9am to 11pm of Sessions, Speakers, conversations and worship.  It is going incredibly good.  Today I had the joy to listen to Shane Claiborne  I have read his book earlier in the year Irresistible Revolution which my youth pastor had given to me.  Like I was by his book I was again powerfully moved by his message on the Scandal of Grace.  I am still processing all that was said, and will post more later.  Then this evening we had the privilege of listening to   Tony Compolo  who in fact was Shane's prof at Eastern College and who's call to social justice the call to walk in the footsteps of Jesus was an amazing challenge colored with Tony's great style of speaking.  I am in the hotel room my head feels full of million things to process and I am thankful for that.

On the funny side of things, Chicago Blackhawks are doing a great job of promoting the All-Star Game by having their two young stars Toews and Kane competing agains each other for a spot to the All-Star Game, so they created political like commercials against each other that are excellent.  A must see only 30 sec. each :

For Kane against Toews:




For Toews against Kane: