I haven't mentioned it yet, but I'm going to Spain this week! I'm super excited. I'll be heading to the small island of Ibiza. While I'm there I'll get the chance to work with an awesome ministry called 24/7 Ibiza I can't wait! I'm also getting to go "home" to California for a few days before I go. There's a great worship conference at the church I use to go to. So basically I'm gonna have a super fantastic week!
I'm still trying to get used to Las Vegas. I really don't think I'll end up staying here very long. Right now my goal is to get a job and save enough money to move back to California. The one good thing about being here is my family...Here are some pics I've taken since being here...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I am now the proud owner of a 16GB ipod Touch...and it's so AWESOME! It does so much! Not only am I able to add music to my ipod but I can also store up to 20 hours of video on it. I've downloaded a few games and some apps from the I-tunes app store. It's basically an I-phone without the phone part! One of the coolest things is that I can download and read books on it. I really want to get an Amazon Kindle but at $349, they are a little to pricey for me. But now I can buy Kindle books on Amazon and transfer them to my ipod touch. It's got wi-fi built into it so when I find a hot spot, I'm ready to go. Well I'm off to explore some more!
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
I've been watching the new NBC show Kings. It's a modern day re-telling of the story of David and Saul from the bible. It's such a great story, and I guess I'm just shocked that someone on a national network had the idea to do it. Unfortunately I may be the one of the only people watching it so we'll see how long it stays on the air. I feel like they've done a good job modernizing the story. For example when David faced Goliath instead of being a giant, Goliath is an enemy tank that David destroys while saving the kings son. The story of David's life is really one of my favorites from the bible. I love watching the show because it reminds me of David's humanness. The bible says that David was a man after God's own heart. But he was far from perfect...in fact David screwed up a lot! He was a murderer, he had an affair with a married woman, and he did lots of other stupid stuff. It was David's AUTHENTIC PASSION for God that truly set him apart. It can be easy to read the bible and forget that these were REAL people. So it's been cool to watch the show with that perspective.
They've taken a few liberties with the story that I don't love. One of the biggest is that they've turned Jonathan into a jerk! Jonathan (who in the TV show I think they're calling Jack) is King Saul's son, and eventually he and David become best friends. The cool thing about Jonathan is that even though he should be next in line for the throne, when he realizes that God is going to make David king, he's steps aside gladly. I love the story of David and Jonathan's friendship. It's all about loyalty and integrity. Right now they're playing Jonathan (or Jack) as the spoiled, conniving son of the king.
If you didn't see the first episode, go check it out on hulu.com (my new obsession!)
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