Monday, December 22, 2008 • 11:36 pm
Seriously, when I made my “Farewell Video” last week mocking Seattlites’ winter ineptitude and “the world is ending” local news, I really had no idea what we had in store. I’ve braved two memorable winter storms: one in Princeton, New Jersey where it snowed so much we couldn’t open our front door and the other being a Chicago wind/snowstorm that was so cold that it made me cry…literally.
This wasn’t the worst I’ve experienced but let me just say that I’ve been humbled by Seattle’s Snowpocalypse. I’m not making any more sarcastic videos for a while. And I think I can speak for the entire city and while I’m at it, for the entire Western Washington that this has been humbling.
Some humbling stuff: Read the rest of this entry »
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Sunday, December 21, 2008 • 1:14 pm
As you know, Quest Church canceled our church services in light of the current snow storm [aka Snowpocalypse]. This is the first time in the 17 years of ministry that I’ve cancelled a Sunday gathering so this is awkward but the other elders and pastors believed this was the wisest decision for all involved.
But it’s cool. The “church” doesn’t cease to be the church if it’s not meeting in a building. I hope that numerous Questers are choosing to intentionally worship at home. In that effort, the pastors have put together a simple worship flow to guide you as you see fit. Here’s the worship guide which includes prayer, Scripture reading, communion liturgy, etc.
Also, I recorded my sermon Read the rest of this entry »
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Thursday, December 18, 2008 • 2:05 pm
I love Seattle. Many things to love: coffee, music, quasi-diversity if you look hard enough, the topography, ocean, the rain, teriyaki restaurants to rival Starbucks stores, etc. But it doesn’t snow very often and so when it does, people go crazy. Schools were delayed two hours earlier this week because of possible icy conditions. Yesterday, school was shut down because of a pending snowstorm – which never came. But alas, we get our “snowstorm” today that folks are jokingly calling the Seattle Snowpocalypse.
Seriously, it’s not that big of a deal but when you’re not use to it, local news stations cover it for hours as if it’s the end of the world. But just case it is the end of Seattle as we know it, here’s my farewell address to everyone. God bless you. I hope to see you at the other side. Read the rest of this entry »
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