Saturday, April 30, 2005

I know I have complained in the past about this, but please do not call me a whiner. (Let me see who will be the first to jump down to comments to call me that or some other form...) Anyways here is the thing... I don't know what I like to do. I see people who have these cool hobbies... golfing, camping, hiking, sailing, bike riding, music, etc... I want to find something that I would be decent at - maybe even get good at - that I would be passionate about doing...

As a kid I always seemed to know what I liked to do with spare time and now I feel like a backward dunce who has forgotten how to have fun doing stuff. I chalk a lot of this up to my season of life with two young kids and a role at work that has a lot of responsibility and takes a lot of emotional energy.

I just don't want to be forty and wondering how to make friends and what do I do for fun beside talk about church.

Some potential hobbies:
I like campfires and last summer did them in my back yard. Is that a hobby?
I like art, but don't have the patience to draw - maybe I should take more time and get back to my artistic roots.
I like hiking...
I love movies - but expensive... and does that count? I think I should have to be outside for the love.
Maybe I should make a movie! I've said that before. Maybe this is the year I just do it.
I like to type stuff and hang out here and at my friend's sites...

Things that make you go hmmmmm.
The whiner is done. At least I'm not a weener. :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Tomorrow I am having what us religous folks in full time ministry refer to as a "Day Alone With God." Or to get cheesy and stupid: a DAWG. (A BIG DOG!) Anyways, the point is that God is with us all the time so why make an appointment with the big kahuna? The point is - that life rushes by and things seem to crowd out time for my soul to drink and be refreshed and led. So I plan one day alone with God a month. (unfortunately I do not consistently take them because something else creeps in! hence the need for them!) So I do a few different things. Write in my journal, go for a long walk, read my Bible, pray, listen for God's voice, chat with a spiritual mentor, read a book that causes me to go deeper, relax, stop, get quiet and just "BE."

Anyways - that will be me tomorrow - my soul drinking from living water. I need to make these times more of a priority.

Shoulda, woulda, shut up and do it! :)

Deurty DAWG done cheap,

Monday, April 25, 2005


We are trying to solidify a team for Monday night softball. Let us know ASAP! If you are interested let me know:

Tomorrow is a planning day for the summer and some future issues. I always have high hopes for those types of meetings, but I usually have unrealistic expectations about how much can be accomplished in that little time. I wonder what it would be like if we spent that "planning" time and used it more as a "listening" to God time...? I guess having both is important.

I don't get NASCAR.

Friday, April 22, 2005

These are screen shots from the movie, "End of the Road" by Kevin Stinehart.

I play a small part as a waiter. Kevin did a great job with the film. Check out a preview and see some old school footage of Mike Morgan and Brad Zimmerman at the link below.

  • End of the Road

  • Pizza Shooters!

    Thursday, April 21, 2005

    Hubbing it...

    I have enjoyed the Psalm 23 conversation series. I have been challenged to reflect and rest more.

    Thanks to everyone for their recent insights into the world of food. I'll leave you another question... What is the best coffee shop/hang out in the Tri-cities?

    We all know who the best didge player is.


    Sunday, April 17, 2005

    Saturday, April 16, 2005

    Here is my new prayer:
    "Rub a dub dub, thanks for the Hub."

    We had a great day of painting and putting together furniture at the Watermark Hub. (The Hub is our new office/meeting place in Washington Squarepants.)

    The following people were involved: (the names may be altered to make them sound smarter.)
    Carter Clarky
    Steve Deurty
    Vicki Deurty
    Merrit Lucas
    Jessi Lucas
    Jordan Lucas
    Nathan Smith
    Jennifer Smith
    Wallace Harrison
    Sarai Harrison
    Jay Z McCammon
    Suzie McCammon
    Keegan Richards
    Bradley Zimmerman
    Stevie T. brought food and tools.
    Wade B. stopped in...
    My folks - Super Dave and "G" gave us the pomo thumbs up.

    Overall it was a good time! Thanks everyone for your work and encouragement!

    We did not get enough paint (that is what we get for listening to the Home Depot dude.)

    The colors are interesting and I like it... you can be the judge. We have a little more work to do and we'll be set.

    Stop on by: 1114 Washington Ave. Grand Haven
    We even have a phone number now with a machine: 844.7640

    I think Outback Steakhouse won the poll. Thanks to Big Dog for the three comments in a row to add to the numbers!

    Seacrest Out,

    Tuesday, April 12, 2005

    We've been hanging around the HUB (office/meeting space) the past two days. It is pretty cool to have our own space, but it needs a lot of work... (Furniture, chairs, copy machine, office stuff, etc...)

    We are going to be having a bit of a working bee around the HUB. This Saturday from 9-1 pm. We'll be painting, putting stuff together and getting stuff organized. Want to come and help? You can stop by and say hello...

    Went to Coldstone with Vic and the kids and my dad tonight. My dad is such an awesome friend and I am proud of him. We had a good time and good ice cream. I am excited that a Coldstone is coming to GH.

    IF you could pick any restaurant to come to Grand Haven (or your town) what would it be?

    I would choose Outback Steakhouse. I love that place and their food. What do you think? Wanna start a franchise? Which one?

    hungry bumpkin,

    Saturday, April 09, 2005

    The deurt and fam is home.

    Great time away. More to be said. Time for bed.


    Friday, April 08, 2005

    Saturday, April 02, 2005

    I added the home of the Big Dog. Link says: "Big Bow Wow forum."

    Packing and gearing up for vacation. I feel like Clark Griswald.


    Friday, April 01, 2005

    I have four eyes.

    I finally went out and picked up a pair of glasses. I have had two pairs of glasses in the past thirteen years that I rarely if ever wore. However, now my squinting has become painful and I can't read the menu at McDonald's (not that I have to.)

    So - I now will be trying to wear my glasses when I am out and about. We'll see...

    The office space is coming together and we should be able to move in tomorrow a little bit. I had keys made today and things are looking good! I am excited. The address is 1114 Washington, Grand Haven, MI 49417. We'll also have a phone in the future with some cheesy voice on the answering machine telling people that we are out golfing. (That was for you Wade.)

    Anyways -we are pulling together stuff for our trip and finalizing this Sunday.

    I can't see clearly now...