Monday, January 22, 2007

I think I hear trumpets....

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I started this blog around August 1 and now I think I hear the trumpets. They seem to be playing "Last Post"!
This blog has been very therapeutic for me. I blogged my way through a very traumatic time but now I think it is time to turn the corner. I am trying to have a life that no longer revolves around my jaw or teeth. I feel returning strength and am ready to leave this blog behind as I move forward in health.
I will continue to visit other folks' blogs. I want to stay a part of the community but at least for now I won't be blogging you later.
<>< Reed

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Girls On The Attack

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This is the title that has come to me for our outreach project. It is apparent that girls are under attack on a whole range of issues and I think it is time to mount a counter offensive. I imagine an army of consecrated, competent and confident girls freed to be who God created them to be, and beating back darkness.
Pink may seem an unusual voice but if the people of God keep silent 'the rockers' will cry out! I have already had an inquiry about this project and I am thinking that maybe we can franchise it. I can see a "Girls On The Attack" event happening in many different venues. Do we dare risk rising to this occasion or do we risk the consequences of silence?
I'm very interested to see how this develops.
Blog ya later.
<>< Reed

Monday, January 08, 2007

Jesus don't want no stupid girls

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Our first year class project is to put on an evangelistic event for girls in the Greater Saint John area. One of my favourite singers is Pink and I love the video "Stupid Girls". Our idea is to do a program which encourages girls 'not to conform but to be transformed'. It sounds like fun and it is something I've never done before. I'm hoping to see an excellent program and I'm hoping to see a harvest of confident competent young women. If you would like to join me in prayer for this let me know and I'll keep you up to date on the progress.
I taught for 3 hours straight this morning. It was great! I then did another couple of hours teaching on the net. This was fun.
Later this month I'm teaching Romans to a group of 'lay readers' in the area.
I'm also preaching at Stone on Sunday. It feels like "I'm back!" PTL
At Up Town we are continuing the theme of transformation. we are going to be looking at the book of Exodus and see if we can learn lessons from the people of Israel. Most of us in Up town are across the Red Sea but we are a long way from the promised land. We may be out of slavery but we get the slavery out of us!
Enough for now. Blog ya later. Don't be leaking fluids (it leads to no good)
<>< Reed

Saturday, January 06, 2007

The more things change...

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It had to happen! My 1993 van finally died. It had aprox. 600,000 kms. I drove it to the junk yard yesterday. It was a sad day. We are now a one car family. This will mean a lot of change. Lately I have been doing a lot of walking for exercise and now it looks like this will become a useful habit. with one car we will be much 'greener' especially as the van leaked all sorts of fluids where ever it went. I was thinking of getting rid of it but I know all kinds of old people who also leak fluids wherever they go and nobody gets rid of them.
Monday is my son's first day of elementary school. Kids his age graduated high school 6 years ago but I'm still a proud dad as he toddles off for his first day of elementary. His school is just a couple of blocks away so maybe I can walk him to school some days. (Its his first day as a student teacher.)
The more things change the more they stay the same.
Monday is my first day back as well. I'm excited.
Blog ya later.
<>< Reed

Thursday, January 04, 2007

4 1/2 Hours is a long time!!!!

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I had my dental appointment. I survived and now have four big shiny teeth. They are just temporary but less temporary than the last ones. In about 4 weeks I should have my permanent new crowns. It will give me something to cast down when I'm before the throne.
I find myself grinning a lot! God has been good on so many levels.
Blog ya later.
<>< Reed

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

2007 begins as an EXCELLENT year

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I went to the doctor today (no this is not a joke). He had given me a month to get my blood pressure under control. This involved regular exercise, losing weight and avoiding salt. These are all big challenges by themselves but together are designed to suck the life out of Christmas festivities. The result was I lost 6 pounds and...... (insert drum roll here)...... and my blood pressure was 'well in the excellent range'!
Despite the obvious handicaps it has been a good time. I have seen a lot of friends.
Please pray for me as I go tomorrow for more dental work!
I will be getting 4 crowns done. It is another 4 and half hour appointment. I hope to have a flashy smile for Rachel Johnson's ring blessing party on Friday.
Blog ya later.
<>< Reed

Saturday, December 23, 2006

I got my Christmas wish.... Well sort of

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I got a call Thursday from the dentist's office. My 41/2 hour appointment was only going to be 3 hours. Good News it seemed. The reason was that "the lab" (feel free to boo here) did not get my new teeth shipped in time. Not so good news! So I went and had another root canal and three posts implanted. Posts are like rebar which give the tooth remnant and the new crown strength. But the dentist took pity on me and formed some pre-temporary teeth for me. I call them pre-temporary because the ones from "the lab" (feel free to boo here) are only temporary before I get the permanent porcelain ones. I go on Jan. 3rd for the next one.
I had a rather sleep deprived night before my appointment but br God's grace dragged myself off to the dentist's. I had thought it would be easier the second time but I don't think I prayed myself up for it in the same way I did before. Lesson learned!
Elf Help is over. I gage it quite a success. We had to scramble a bit to stay busy but we added some carolling and helping at Romero House to the duties and had a really productive time. Several of the residents of the building were touched. One man a paraplegic had his apartment transformed by a hard working team of elves. I hope to stay in touch with him in future.
I start my Christmas break today. I celebrated by shaving. My family hasn't noticed yet!!! I figure if I don't like my scar (I think I'll tell people it was caused by an errant saber during a duel with the Prussian foe) I can grow it back by school time.
Blog ya later.
<>< Reed