Bloggin’ Through 2008

It is that time again to recap the past year, so I went back and looked at the first post of every month and provided a link to them below with a little commentary.

January – The University of Michigan started of the season with a dominating victory over the defending 2006 National Champion Florida Gators and the Heisman Trophy winning Tim Tebow. Unfortunately, that was the lone highlight for Michigan in 2008.

February – I posted about Three T’s. They were tired, Twitter and TV.

March – I talked about some Personal Triumphs that I had at the gym in running.

April – I asked the question What Movies Have You Seen? and I was shocked to see that I had seen 34 of the AFI’s Top 100 movies. How many have you seen?

May – I posted from my mobile phone my son’s Big Fish Story. I am still in shock that he caught that big of a fish in my dad’s canal. May was a crazy month in which we remodeled our bathroom and took a trip to Colorado in the middle of the project.

June – We got our bathroom closer to completion and it was nice to finally being able to go to the bathroom inside our house instead of in a outhouse, and to take a shower at my house.

July – July always starts off up north in Manistee, Michigan and we took a special trip to Michigan’s Adventure on the 4th. I also ran in my first 5K while we were up north.

August – With the political season heating up I had quite a few blog posts about the election and this one was about how I felt that John McCain Had Gone Too Far. I am so happy that the election is over. Anyone else?

September – Youth Specialties released a video promoting Youth Worker Appreciation Day and so I asked the question, Why Do You Do It?. And that was an excellent follow-up to a post from a few days before about why I love doing student ministry.

October – I reminisced about how we were celebrating 70 Years of the Winged Helmet and what great icon for the University of Michigan.

November – I once again had the honor of going to the National Youth Workers Convention and I finished an entry that I had started a few weeks before after being inspired by Andrew Marin’s talk. Basically, I said that As A Christian I Am Sorry and I will let you read it to find out why.

December – I asked the question, “Can Atheists Do Good Works?”. I was inspired by an article I had read in the USA Today. What do you think?

2008 was an interesting year and I am really nervous as to what 2009 will hold for me. I could possibly be laid off from my job or have the company I work for shut down all together. It is really scary and the economy in Michigan is so bad. But my trust is in God and I know that no matter what happens I will have my family and my faith in God, so I am not too worried. However, I would be lying if I didn’t say that I wasn’t scared.

I am a follower of Jesus, a husband to Kim, father to Hannah & Caleb, and the connections pastor at The River Church. The thoughts expressed here are my own and not The River Church's.

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