Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Office part duex

So, when you join the website known as facebook you can join groups. Basically these groups are made up of things you enjoy and I believe anyone can start one. Anie started one in reference to her shoes even called "Chacos rock my face off." I digress, I am a member of one called "I am a little bit in love with Jim Helpert" you know, from the office. They asked us to write in our favorite Jim quotes and one girl posted the longest although funniest diatribe I have witnessed. Enjoy, try to picture Jims deadpan face, it makes them all the more classic. By the way, the one with the nickles...just simply beautiful.

[Michael reads off complaints filed by Dwight]
Michael Scott: OK, so Dwight, in your own words: "Someone replaced all my pens and pencils with crayons. I suspect Jim Halpert."
Michael Scott: Everyone has called me "Dwayne" all day. I think Jim Halpert paid them to.Jim Halpert: [to camera, laughs] Yes. Five bucks each, and it was totally worth it.
Michael Scott: This morning, I found a bloody glove in my desk drawer, and Jim Halpert tried to convince me I committed murder. I think he may be the real murderer.
Michael Scott: Jim Halpert said there was an abandoned infant in the women's room, when I went to save the child, I saw Meredith on the can.
Michael Scott: This morning, I knocked myself in the head with the phone.Jim Halpert: [to camera] That actually took a while. I had to put- uh, more and more nickels into his handset until he got used to the weight, and then I just took them all out.
Michael Scott: Every time I typed my name, it said "Diapers".Jim Halpert: [to camera] Just a simple macro. You know, these actually don't sound that funny, one after another. But he does deserve it, though.
Michael Scott: By the end of the day, my desk was about two feet closer to the copier.Jim Halpert: [to camera] Yeah, I just moved it an inch every time he went to the bathroom, and that's how I spent the entire day that day.

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Robbie has been moved to critical condition. When our Monk saw him the other day he was in a lot of pain so they had shot him up with "a lot" of morphine. From what we have heard he will make it. Now it is time to pray that this would only intensify his prayers and ministry, not break it.

"whom have I in heaven but you, O Lord, and earth has nothing that I desire beside you. My flesh and my heart may fail O Lord, but you are the joy of my heart."

Side note: I saw a 3 year old (zeniah) fall off of a couch today. Right after he yelled, "Pimp down, I is a pimp and I am down." I busted out laughing. Zeniah made my day.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


I am not sure how this is going to sound, all I know is that I am frusterated, scared and really angry and this seems like as good as venue to release these emotions as any.

I came into work today and within 15 minutes we just got dumped on. It is the end of the month, money is out which means there is no money for crack, emotions are high, things were tense at the mission. Our monk came in to the kitchen and called a prayer mtg for a man named Robbie. Robbie is a former client of ours that had gone to the Salvation Army Shelter (about 3 blks from us) to recover in their respit room from kidney surgery and from a broken leg. He had become something like an institution there, moving from a client to a full time volunteer. He is a sweet, kind man who would (and has) given the clothes off his back. Since the Salvation Army is usually full and there are no empty beds, Robbie has fashioned himself as a protector, or people and of the building. Yesterday he was taking his morning walk arounds and about 6am (still dark) he saw the spark of a lighter and a stem of a crack pipe. He called out "Hey you can't do that here" and before he knew what was happening he was jumped. He was beaten so badley he is in emergency care bleeding internally, and with a ruptured spleen. Because Robbie only has one kidney and his immune system is already "stressed" this has put him at a place where he is fighting for his life. There is also some foreign object, they think a tooth chip that was swallowed during the fight and they are worried about a puntured lung. They don't think he will survive this. Again, someone was checking on everyones saftey and now he is fighting for his life. I am grieved.

I was reading habakkuk 3 during lunch and God has been such a comfort.

"16I hear, and my body trembles; my lips quiver at the sound; rottenness enters into my bones; my legs tremble beneath me. Yet I will quietly wait for the day of trouble to come upon people who invade us.
17Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. 19 GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places.

In this senseless tragedy may we see the provision of the Lord, needless to say there has been major ramifications here, if you can pray for him and us.
++side note: I sprained my foot, not important but it hurts and it needs to get better so I can work efficiently, please include in prayers++

finally, sorry this is so rambled, I am at lunch break and I just sat down and wrote.

Friday, April 06, 2007

a stunning portrait

this blog has been an incredible blessing to me. The author works in non-profit with the homeless and he manages to shed light to it that I can only dream of. Spoken with a sweet spirit, a gentle rebuke and a true love of Christ, this blog tells of daily life within the homeless community. My favorite part is the scriptures that point to social justice. Read this blog, be blessed. It has been manna to a hungry soul.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

literally without speech.

Christian Clowning-a how to video tutorial.
Here We Go (this is Kevin Cawleys blog, it is part way down, you will see it. It is worth the effort.) Honestly, I really feel for the elderly after watching this. Can you imagine not having anywhere to run? Spoken by someone with an actual phobia of clowns, yes clowns and fish. I rock.

I can't help it, it is like a traffic accident and I can't help but look. Brought to you by the letter G for Godtube. Don't quite on the video before you get to the part where it states "Do not fulfill requests from patience, if they ask you to help them out of bed, or into it, the best rule is...DON'T DO IT!" (Thanks Kevin, now I feel like I need a shower.)