Thursday, October 22, 2009


Term 4 has officially started. Holidays are over and everything is back up and running. It actually feels pretty good. I am ready. Bring it on Term!
I have even already made a song schedule for band and reorganized my folders.
Don't act like you're not impressed.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Sunday, Sunday, Sunday.

This was a lazy one indeed.

I didn't go to church this morning.


But man it was good.

I jumped on my trampoline and did the washing.

It was fantastic.

Church tonight was great fun as well.

Friends are great.


Dusk is a beautiful time of day. The sun was setting as I drove over the harbour bridge this evening. The sky was a beautiful orange colour which made everything else look so dull in comparison. The water was shimmering and the little island which looks like a mouse was just a black outline.
As I drove further, more colours were added to the sky. I was so distracted by the silhouettes of the trees and the pretty sky that I missed the turnoff and had to take the next one.
Never fear! Because, being the human compass that I am, I made it to Sarah's place going the back roads. I'm pretty proud actually.


Amy came over this evening. It really was lovely just to hang out. We watched two films and had a good old yarn.
If you ever think of watching Easy Virtue, don't. Colin Firth is the only good thing about that film. Jessica Biel kills everything, including the dog. She sits on it and crushes it with her J-Lo bum. Seriously, why did costume department give her those pants? Honestly. It was terrible.
But Amy is always good fun and even bad films can be entertaining in the right company.

Friday, October 9, 2009


My brother is eighteen today, can you believe it!?
I can't. It's awesome though because now he can come to gigs with me. Hurrah!
He's not home though because he's at Kidzcamp. They made him feel special I think. He got to kiss the fish and eat cake. They also got eighteen girls to give him a kiss. He would have enjoyed that.
He's cool is my brother. They've been eighteen glorious and fun years.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Today I was in the strangest mood.
First I cleaned my room,
Then I put out the washing,
Then I soaked some of my clothes,
Then I made dinner,
Then I cleaned up after.
How domestic is that!
It was a doing stuff day.
I also noticed that the shower is due for a clean.
That's as far as that got though.
There's always tomorrow.


This evening I went back to Kidzcamp for a farewell for Garth. He runs the whole show and he's up and leaving to Tauranga.
It was so weird to be back and see everyone again. I thought I wouldn't recognize any of the kids but it was all the same people, just a bit taller and older.
It was really awesome to hang out with friends I made there. Kidzcamps were always happy times. I met so many cool people. Some of my closest friends I met there.
After the speeches and stuff, while all the kids were going to bed, us visitors went over to the gym and played on the green machines.
It was fantastic. They are little pedalled kart things which are made for ten year olds. We squished into them and zoomed around, playing some sort of handball game which involved a lot of crashing into one another.
I can't believe how fun it was to be back there, playing the same games, with the same people, five years later.


Praying is awesome. Tonight was the prayer meeting at church. It was cool to sit with a group of people I don't interact with all that much and just pray. It's cool to hear what's on people's hearts and minds about the church.
It was a focus on children and youth so it suited me perfectly.
I must make more of an effort to get there each month.


It's school holidays!
Which means I got to join the big kids in the main service this morning.
It was so good just to sit back and enjoy the service. I had nothing to do with how it was put together and I could just take it all in.
Wahoo! It sure felt good.


This morning I did a most terrifying thing.
Debbie and I held a workshop at a conference.
It didn't go down too badly either, which is good.
I think we made it sound like we had masses of kids coming each Sunday and a super-ministry to beat all others.
We don't. There's no such thing as a super-ministry.
I realized just how lucky we are to be so supported by the rest of the church.
Kid's ministry can be ignored by people so often. It's seen just as a kind of babysitting service.
It's not!
But yes, many other churches don't place as much emphasis on it as we do so it's nice to be able to encourage those who are trying really hard to make things happen.


Ryan Reynolds can act. I realize he's done far too many romantic comedies for a good actor, but Chaos Theory isn't bad. He does well I think. He's not bad to look at either. Just sayin'.
Anyway, it was a pretty good film. You should also watch it if you haven't.
It's so good to see a film which ends with a happy family. The good old nuclear family. Warms the cockles of the heart. Usually these days the film ends with everyone happily separated. Goodness me. What is this world coming to?


If you haven't yet seen 500 Days Of Summer, you should. It is such a good film. The best I've seen in a while. It's hilarious and sweet. I don't know how to make it sound more enticing.
Just watch it.


This morning I got a call from Mum which woke me up. She told me that a Tsunami was coming. I jumped out of bed and sat at the window so I could watch the sea while refreshing Twitter, Facebook and It was so exciting. It was also the biggest anti-climax when 11:12 came around and Mikey Havoc announced on the radio that the Tsunami warning was cancelled when a wave which measured a whopping 40cm rolled onto a beach just up North. How disappointing.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Lifegroup was all about how glorious God is. It was flippen cool just seeing some of the verses in the bible which talk about God's glory or his character and putting it all together. Goodness me. Sometimes I think it's so easy to make God so small. He deserves waaaay more than we could ever give him. We can't worship enough. Mmmmm.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Tonight I went to the cinema. It's a fantastic thing to do.
I saw September Issue. It was good.
It confirmed how absolutely stupid fashion is. But then I love it because it's about art. It's expression. The photos are awesome. I love fashion photography. No matter how absurd it is, the pictures look amazing.