Thursday, June 30, 2005

Be there or suck. :)

We had a great staff retreat the past couple of days walking through the Five Dysfunctions of a Team. It is always refreshing to take a looksie in the mirror and see how God has wired each one of us and where each of us need to grow and stretch. Anyways - it was a good time of growth for our team.

This Sunday we are at the Waterfront and I will be chatting about being an apprentice of Jesus. I'm Died For! :)


Thursday, June 23, 2005

I rode my bike yesterday instead of driving my exhaust free honda and my back end and legs hurt. But at least I saved a lot of money on car insurance by switching to Geico - just kidding. Anyways - we are checking out for a few days to visit my sister and brother in law in Indiana. Tonight is the Pistons!!! Sunday is with Ron! And I can't stop yelling!!!! :)

generosity is awesome when you are on the receiving end.... what the?

Monday, June 20, 2005

The Deurty one is no longer online at home.

> Too much money that could be spent better.
> Too much time spent in front of the computer that could be spent better.

Anyways - I will still give updates from the HUB (office) when I get a chance during the day.

We finished the "DRIVEN" series on Sundays. Overall, I felt good about it. I loved seeing how God is driven to see His purposes accomplished and how the whole Bible interconnects to share that story.

This Sunday, my friend, mentor, ex-chaplain, etc... is coming to speak. His name is Ron Kopicko. He rocks and if you get the chance come to the gathering.

By the way I went and heard the band, "Legacy" at Jack's in Spring Lake. Good band - fun covers. But, I have not seen older drunk people in a long time. Funny.

bzflag is addicting,

Friday, June 17, 2005

Cheer up - you are breathing!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

i am too much of a people pleaser to blog.
i am too much of a people pleaser to not blog.

great night of celebrating our awesome kid's servants at the HUB! Doug M. did an epic job with desert. Celebrating is a good thing and I need to remember to do it more often.

Looking forward to Ron Kopicko speaking next week Sunday. I really enjoy Ron's teaching and ability to challenge and leave you hungry to know the Bible more.

Inspite of my rage I am still just a rat in a cage,
Pistons played BIG.
I think a redesign of "deurty" may be needed... but I am unsure of what to do.
Anyone have ideas?

"now i am fine on my own..."
-mesa county fair

tomorrow is message prep day in a big way!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

the pistons are playing like poo poo poo.
tomorrow - or i guess today is a meeting heavy day.
i want to see people fight for their marriage!

the 'driven' teachings have been going pretty good.
our softball team got beat 65 to 5 or something outrageous.
my attitude went a bit south during the game - how can it not?

time for bed.
time to take my chill pill. :)

the deurty one has left the blogsphere...

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Feeling like some Chinese food,

Monday, June 06, 2005


shaq-fu say goodbye to you!

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Just got back from our Sunday afternoon life group. Did the family swimming thing! Lots of fun. Harrison acts like a little old man. Sitting in his chair, giving odd little looks, not wanting to break his routine... asking to read the paper... well maybe not that.

This morning seemed to go fairly smoothly. Surf City launched the summer camp stuff and I heard it went great. I get to teach the kiddos in a few weeks and plan on bringing the hell - fire - and brimstone! :)

I just found a gray chest hair. I am getting old. Just pulled it out. ouch.

Have a great Sunday! I might break my dutch reformed heritage and mow my grass on Sunday! I may be struck dead. I think I am safe since the sabbath is technically Friday at sundown to Saturday at sundown. (aka - Jewish Saturday).

How can we sleep when our beds are burning?

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Went to two graduation open houses today with the kids. Good times! I got to connect and reconnect with some people.

I need to spend some time preparing for tomorrow's teaching time. I have such high hopes for the whole three weeks that I fear that this first week will never meet my EMERGING expectations.

I was able to serve our local district for a couple of days at the church planting assessment center. This is a four day intensive experience to help identify potential church planters (people who start churches...) I was reminded again to be about the basics and to be faithful. The whole time was a great refresher for me - even though you are in a constant state of giving out.

Had a fire last night in the backyard. This was awesome. Vicki and I chilled out and chatted until late. Good stuff. I love my wife and I am proud of her.

Today is my dad and mom's anniversary. GOTO the DAVE DEUR link on the left and leave a comment of congrats to the big fella and my madre. :) They are great role models and friends.

Friends are friends forever... not really, what?

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Kevin "the stine" posted a video of our rag tag softball crew on a site. His honey did the video work. I cut it down to put my swing in slow motion so I could study the mechanics... I must say it is a horrible swing... I am babying that knee... See if you have any suggestions.

softball guy,