Phone Pics

I’m not cool enough to have an iPhone or a data plan on my cell phone, but I still use it to capture fun stuff.

Here are a few photos I’ve taken recently.

*Apparently the Driscoll family is diversify in case the whole Mars Hill thing doesn’t work out…

**Katie and Anthony bought this outfit for our son!

***yes that’s a moldy bagel… it did that in just two days!

****yes, there is something called ‘but paste’, and apparently I have to learn what it’s for

*****Steph and I had an awesome Saturday afternoon date last weekend!

“Dear God…”

“…please send us some neighbors”

If you walk out to the end of our driveway and look east, you’ll see this:


If you turn around and look west, you’ll see this:

I swear, I don’t understand what it is… We both bathe regularly, we keep our grass cut, and I only pee in the back yard every once in a while…

But it’s seriously been depressing me lately how empty our side of the street is. There’s a great house right next door to us for sale! Come be our neighbors!

No? Ok. But please pray for God to send us some awesome neighbors! I know He will… eventually.

-Thanks

Announcing www.ccraleighyouth.com

I’ve spent the past several early mornings working on a new website/blog for the youth at our church body.

(this would be why my own blog hasn’t seen much action)

This is my first real experiment with a privately-hosted wordpress blog and podcasting and whole nine yards, so I’d love to have your feedback.

Got any tips on cool plugins?

Got any ideas to make this better?

Got feedback on our teaching (keep in mind we’re teaching teenagers)?

Please go visit and let me know!

Thanks!

Got a minute?

’cause if you do, I’d like to share a couple of neat opportunities with you…

When I went overseas, I had about 11 weeks to find enough folks to commit to giving about $1,200 a month for at least a year while I was gone. Once I had been gone for a couple of months, a good bit of my support dropped off. I ended up having to watch my finances very carefully, and I still spent a lot of my own money.

The day I got home, I pretty much had nothing in the bank, and I actually owed some money to cover travel expenses for getting home.

Missionaries shouldn’t have to deal with that.

Fast-forward to today: God is good and He takes care of me. Steph and I are ironing out some financial rinkles and God is teaching us in the process. But I want to introduce you to three friends who are now in the shoes I was in a couple of years ago:

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1) Meet Tricia and Matt. Tricia is my sister from another mother. She was with me in Uzbekistan, and is one of the awesome-est (yes, I just made that a word) people you’ll ever meet. Since we’ve been back, she and Matt got married and started a life together.

In a couple of weeks, they will be moving to Thailand to spread the Gospel. They will earn their place in the culture by teaching english to elementary school students at this school. Once they arrive in the country, their expenses will be paid as part of their teaching positions, but they are responsible to cover all of their travel expenses, which will be several thousand dollars.

Up until now, Tricia has been working at a church, and Matt has been working part-time while going to seminary. This is another way of saying, “These kids have been living on a string and a couple thousand dollars doesn’t come easy.” If everyone who looked at this blog yesterday gave 20 bucks, we could pay for their whole trip. Please pray about it and let me know if you wanna help!

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No, seriously…

Check out this story about a guy named Herman Libshitz who couldn’t get the email address he wanted because of Verizon’s policy that email addresses and usernames not contain profanity.

Video from youth retreat

A couple of weeks ago we took our youth group up to Asheville for a couple of days.

We stayed at a camp ground with no electricity, which meant no amplifiers or flashy lights, just guitars and voices worshipping the King.

Check it out:

New Olympic Sport

Did you hear about the new Olympic sport? It’s called ‘Slap Face’. Check it out…