Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Wow. It's been awhile since the last blog. I am truely sorry fo the wait. As I sit and think of what amusing tale to tell you I wonder what you are all up too? How is school? How was march break? I had the privilage of goin to down to Florida for my spring break. I had never been and let me tell you it was awesome!! Now as exciting as winter has been there is a better season on the horizan. SUMMER!!!! It's almost here. Only 3 short months. Before you get too excited about summer I have a few more things for you to get excited about. There are all kinds of great things goin on in April. On good friday there are 2 events happening. The first is High Voltage. A youth rally held at Sydenham High School. The second is No Other Name, another youth rally only this one is Nepean at Sir Robert Borden High School. You ca go to Noothername.net to register. On friday the 13th there is Primetime in the city in Kingston at Bethel Church and then on Friday the 20th it's happening in Ottawa. For more details you can check out www.iawah.com
I think that's all the excitment I have for you right now but I will keep you all posted. See ya soon

the legend

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Hi everyone!
Here are some awesome words from God about two things that are very important at Camp: FRIENDSHIP and FORGIVENESS. If you have a question, idea or comment, feel free to add a comment (click on "Comments" below this entry).

"Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends." (Proverbs 17:9)

"Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day's out. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ's law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived." (Galatians 6:1)

"God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing. We're Christ's representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God's work of making things right between them. We're speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he's already a friend with you." (2 Corinthians 5:16)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Who was at Raise the Roof? For those of you that were, here are some pictures of the weekend: we hope you had a good time! For those of you that didn't make it you can see what you missed. Some definate highlights: The Royal Banquet with the Ultimate Fighting Challenge, the Launching of cantelopes with the Trebuchet, learning about being a "royal priesthood" with Fred, and the best games ever: "Challenge for Complete Conquest of the Century" and "ROTOB"!!!!


the legend


Things here at camp are starting to wind up for the summer. Crazy eh? It's only January and summer stuff is already getting worked on. I am so excited for this summer and you should be too! It's gonna be a gooder. The summer here at camp is always full of sweet memories. I have so many good memories of this place! One of my favorite memories of last summer was the ELIMINATION Tether Ball Championship in Rock on Rock. It was one of the greatest sports nights of my life. What will this summer hold for memories? Who knows? I love hearing camp stories and peoples favorite moments at camp. Tell me some of yours. What are you looking forward to for next summer? All know is that, as usual summer 2007 is gonna rock!!!!! So register now. Go do it!!! NOW!!! :)


Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Our Junior High Retreat is on this weekend!

Stay Tuned for Pictures and new stories!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

My dearest friends

Well, Christmas has come and gone, as has the New Year thing. I hope that 2007 finds you well and enjoying life. I think 07 will be an amazing year of adventure and craziness at camp! Camp, as many of you know, is going through some changes. "Krispy", who was absolutely amazing as well as "Dawson" our fearless water-ski teacher have moved on to bigger and better things. We are also losing Tim "Divet" Edwards later in the spring. But, through all of this I really feel that it is God's direction for IAWAH and the ministry it provides. God is leading Krispy, Dawson and Tim on to new adventures!

I really want to hear some feed back on this. Let me know what you think. That's all for now. I will write soon of a crazy and wonderful adventure, and answer the requests for certain stories. Peace for now.

the legend

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Christmas albums. Why? What is the purpose? Do we need them? Ok so heres the deal. Lately we here at Iawah have been having this argument. What is it that makes artists feel the need to put out a Christmas album? Now I realize that by writting this I run the huge risk of be labbled a scroug, but i'm fine with that. For the record I love Christmas and I find it an incrediably uplifting time of year. I do not however like Christmas albums, all of which are the same.
What makes someone release a Christmas album or "holiday album" if you will? I have a few theories.
The first is that they feel they have reached a point in their career were they have earned the right to put one out. I mean how many new bands that are just getting started put one out? If you have been around long enough you have enough respect that you can put out anything as long as it's your voice. That doesn't mean you should.
The second is that they or their song writters have lost all forms of creativity and they want to put out another cd. What better way to get over the hump then singing songs that you didn't write! I mean all you have to is sing Frosty the Snowman and Away in a Manger and your back on the charts. Geneius.
The third and perhaps the most ignorant is that they feel they can offer something "new" to the age old classics. What more can you do? If you wanna add something new, make something new. Instead all they do is change the key and ad in a few vocal flars. That's what makes it different? That's the same as the Ford Taurus and the Mercury Sable. Same car, different lable. Same song, different voice.
You may be wondering why "the legend" dislikes Christmas albums so much. Well let me tell you why. I used to work the night shift at Home Depot. I would work from 10pm until 6am stocking shelves. Now during the holiday season they played Christmas tunes on the radio. It was nice for the first 3 hours. After that I noticed that the play list was on a loop. The only thing changed was the voices singing the songs. The songs were all the same but the artist changed. Who were the artists? All the people that feel,
1st: they have reached a point in their career were they have earned the right to put out a Christmas album.
2nd: that they or their song writters have lost all forms of creativity and they want to put out another cd.
3rd: that they feel they can offer something "new" to the age old classics.
So there you have it folks. The reason that Christmas albums are, in my opinion a complete and total waste of time, money and effort. In closing I will be recording a "Holiday Classics" album. (note that I didn't call it a Christmas album. I fall into the third catagory. I'm offering something new!!) It might be finished by Christmas. If not, wait long. Marry Christmas guys and thanks for reading. Give me your thoughts. Peace.
"the legend"

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The squirrel invasion of 2003!!!!! I can honestly say I don't know what your talking about. I remember 1 chipmunk getting in the kitchen and spending 5 minutes to chase it out but squirrels? You'll have to refresh my memory on that on. Hunting stories. Now I do have many of those but I feel that not everyone is as interested in hunting as myself. I don't really know how to tell a story about music but what I can do is rant about it's glories. So here it goes.

Music has been a part of this world for a long time. It has been reaching into and touching peoples lives for centuries. For myself music is one of the biggest supports that holds me together and I believe that God has given me a love for it. God uses so many thing to help us and ultimately to bring glory to himself. Worship is enjoying things God has made for us and acknowledging the fact that he made us to enjoy them. (that's my defination) Loving music and listen to music with that mindset is worship. Music makes you think. You probably have songs you go to when your mad or happy or depressed. Think about it. If you were to make a soundtrack of you life what would it be? Actually I want you to do that. Think of all the songs that have had impact on you and make a cd. Think of different time periods in you life and the music that goes with it. There might be some kids songs there might be some pretty angry stuff and who knows there might even be some classical stuff in there too. I guess all I am trying to say is that music is really important and I pitty the people that don't have it or want it in their lives.

That's all I have to say about that. Good ol Forest gump. Anyways. Keep listening and let me know how the sound track goes. Peace.

"the legend"