Kitchen Wall. Gone.

Written by evan on May 31, 2008 at 1:22 AM

Some have been asking, "Evan, what do you do with your free time?"
I tear stuff up.

This week we tore the wall out in between the kitchen and dining room.

before


after


before


after


it is finished


Be the Change Wallpaper

Written by evan on May 30, 2008 at 3:08 PM

Brad Ruggles posted a sweet wallpaper the other day.
Go check it out here.

I liked it so much, I sent him a picture of Katie & I and within minutes he sent me a custom design.



Go over and give Brad some hits.

Create Your Own Radio Station

Written by evan on May 29, 2008 at 11:08 AM

I just discovered Pandora Radio.
Pandora is a free web streaming radio program.
But here is the cool part.
You tell it what artist or song you like and it will create a radio station with that artist and artist similar to it.

So, I typed in "Pearl Jam", and here are some tracks it has played recently for me in my so called playlist called "Pearl Jam Radio."

Alive - Pearl Jam
About a Girl - Nirvana
Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Severed Hand - Pearl Jam
Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin
Best of You - Foo Figthers
Fell on Black Days - Soundgarden



What would be your custom radio station?

My Ringtone.

Written by evan on May 28, 2008 at 10:57 AM

I change mine maybe every couple of months.
My current ring tone.
Hard Sun by Eddie Vetter off of the Into the Wild soundtrack.



What is yours?

Goodbye Kitchen

Written by evan on May 24, 2008 at 6:53 PM

Yesterday and today we spent most of the day, getting rid of kitchen cabinets, counter tops, and busting up drywall.




We are warriors!

Written by evan on May 23, 2008 at 12:11 PM

My twitter threads came today

Written by evan on May 22, 2008 at 10:00 AM



Get yours at eatsleeptweet.com

UPDATE 07.28.2008
After two times thru the washer, my twitter shirt has shrunk in length.

Saw Scott Adsit Today

Written by evan on May 20, 2008 at 1:17 AM

I'm at some meetings at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield and I saw Scott Adsit come out of the bar tonight.



Scott Adsit

Plays Pete Hornberger on 30 Rock

When txting in service is a good.

Written by evan on May 19, 2008 at 9:17 AM

Tonight at our youth service, we encouraged our students to text message.
We signed up for free with a service called Poll Everywhere.

We asked the questions, "What causes you to pound the table?"
And then students texted their answer to a certain number, and then we projected the poll website page and watched the live results come in.
It was very simple.

Here some of the results.


We have a new lead pastor!!

Written by evan on May 18, 2008 at 11:43 AM

Well.
Lead Pastor Elect.
Travis Spencer.

Today we moved!

Written by evan on May 17, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Today we moved 1.6 miles into our new home.
Well, we moved our stuff to our new home.
And we moved in with our pastor.
For the next several weeks we will be remodeling our house before we live in it.
Here are some pictures of todays move.
The house we moved out of has a spiral staircase, so you have to be creative on how to get things out of the 2nd story.




How I spent my stimulus

Written by evan on May 16, 2008 at 3:02 PM

I didn't.
It went into savings.


I also posted this on howispentmystimulus.com

How did you spend yours?

I ordered my Eat. Sleep. Tweet. shirt

Written by evan on May 15, 2008 at 8:10 PM


Order your's here eatsleeptweet.com

shipping is a little disappointing, $5 for shirt and $6 for shipping.

American Teen

Written by evan on at 8:27 AM

A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques. American Teen

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mmmmmmm...it reminds me of this movie.

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In high school I thought I was the heartthrob, but other probably thought I was more the geek.

Which one were you?
The Geek
The Rebel
The Princess
The Heartthrob
The Jock

The Orange VW

Written by evan on May 14, 2008 at 1:57 PM

I love being part of staff that works hard and plays hard.

Pictured going clockwise starting at bottom left.
Me
Erik
Travis
Pastor Van

This was a picture taken right before The Orange Conference started.

Where is your Orange VW picture?

Closed on Our House Today

Written by evan on May 13, 2008 at 10:34 PM

We closed on our house today.


I immediately went to remodeling on it.
Here is the front room before.


And at the end of the day.


Here is the dining room before.


And at the end of the day.

Why I Love Macs. Bonjour.

Written by evan on May 12, 2008 at 9:11 AM


Bonjour.
It's an instant network.
I love how whatever network I'm on, when I log into the Bonjour instant messenger, it automatically shows everyone else that is logged onto the network & Bonjour instant messenger.
No adding of people.
It just shows people.

While I was at The Orange Conference, because of Bonjour, I was able to have a short conversation with Steve Fee.



Go and buy Fee's album

Mac Desktop Movie Video

Written by evan on May 10, 2008 at 8:41 PM

Why can't I be this creative.

Before we went dark

Written by evan on at 11:42 AM

The Pipeline had a small student vision retreat.
We dreamed and talked leadership for our summer program.
4 girls
3 guys
2 leaders
1 lake house

Here were two picture from early in the night when we were playing around the lake before we went dark.




going dark - no screens. no laptops. no cell phones. no text messaging

Obama 08

Written by evan on May 9, 2008 at 6:00 AM



No political endorsement here, just a funny pic Justin sent me. myconfinedspace

It wasn't no perfect storm

Written by evan on May 8, 2008 at 9:15 AM

My car is sick so I'm down to just my scooter.
And mother nature decided to rain this morning.

8:53am


After a 2.4mile scooter ride thru a little wind and rain

9:04am

Fight Against Malaria

Written by evan on May 7, 2008 at 9:26 PM

The Plow is giving away this shirt.


1. Go to Bite Back and read about Malaria and what we can do to help.
2. Donate as much, or as little as you want. $10 = 1 net so you know.
3. Email Corey(corey@jaghq.com) your receipt, shirt size and shipping info.

I did it, so can you.
Let me know if you do it.

Why I'm grateful, with a broken car.

Written by evan on May 6, 2008 at 4:28 PM

My car has been acting up this past week.
I just found out that the 4th cylinder is sick.


but
here is why I'm grateful

i have two other vehicles
i have a scooter to ride around on, that my dad gave me
i was given the car for high school graduation
my wife has a car that was given to her
after 142,000 miles this is the first major problem
if the world were a village of 1,000 people, only 70 people would own one.

Seizing Opportunities

Written by evan on May 5, 2008 at 3:14 PM



Yesterday I had the privilege to speak on the 6th part of our series called Chase the Lion in the am message at First Assembly.

Listen here to the message, called Seizing Opportunities

Would you eat it?

Written by evan on at 10:09 AM



Last night at the pipeline Travis spoke about keeping a tight rein on our tongues.
I boiled a cow's tongue for 30 minutes and then we showed it to the students during the message.

Thanks for picking this up for us Joey

I'm slow

Written by evan on May 3, 2008 at 8:06 PM



and this nike widget isn't working right.

Settlers Live on Mogulus

Written by evan on at 12:32 AM

Tonight we played a game of Settlers of Catan, and broadcasted it for the world to see.
Thanks to those who stopped by and chatted with us.

Gonna be a wild ride.

Written by evan on May 2, 2008 at 9:39 AM

Somebody didn't look at the weather before he rode the scooter to work.

Inside the Orange. Louie Giglio

Written by evan on at 9:21 AM

The last session of Orange, Louie Giglio spoke.
I wasn't real familiar who he was.
All i knew was that the middle aged women sitting in front me screamed like school girls when Reggie announced Louie was speaking.

Here's what I got jotted down on what Louie shared before my iBook battery died.



The Church Should Be
...something, instead of doing something.
...having supernatural acts plus supernatural stories.
...more about movement then walls
...about the future more than about the past
...leaning forward.
...about engaging young people.

The Orange Conference

Inside the Orange. Andy Stanley

Written by evan on May 1, 2008 at 3:20 PM



Andy did a Q&A with Reggie Joiner.
It was hard to take notes.

We have far more in common with non-Christians than what we don’t have in common.

If you create irresistible environments for people, people come.
#1 cause of poverty in America. Is divorce.
People have to get to a point where they become a self-feeder.


Everybody’s stories include 5 elements.
Practical Teaching – recognize some sort of spiritual truth
Providential Relationships – some person was in their life
Private Disciplines – learn how to have a quiet time
Pivotal Circumstances – something that cuts the legs off of their faith, or increases their faith.
Personal Ministry – somebody challenged to serve the church.

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