copy/paste 5.28.06 – 7.7.06

July 7, 2006 – Friday

life going on and on… won’t shut up…

Well, today I turned down a great job. It was a good job… not quite what we needed to live, but it was a great church and Heather and I would have done really well there, but it just wasn’t where God wanted us to be. He has someone really great that is gonna do a wonderful job there.. it just wasn’t me.

And how do I know that?

Well, funny you should ask. I can’t explain it. I’ve tried and unless you’re in that situation, you won’t. But you will one day if you can’t now.
So, anyone know of anyone hiring??
Seriously, had a gig last sunday at a church in Lancaster, and was told I did a really good job. I think I had some problems, but no one noticed. So good.

And hey, in other developments… butt-load – what a great expression. I’m tryin to bring it back. But, one “t” or 2?

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July 1, 2006 – Saturday

Went to the chapel, someone got married

I am not a crier. It takes a lot. I didn’t even cry at my own wedding. I saw EHatehr, there awas ONE tear, and that was that. Who knew at Tyler and Jess’s wedding I would be such a blubbering idiot?
Really, it was awesome. It was one of those moments of watching something that had taken so long come to fruition. Looking back, it seems like I knew Tyler for such a brief time without Jess. I love them both and Heather and I count them as two of our closest friends. We are both blessed to know them so well, and to be asked to be in their wedding party was a gift we will both cherish.


To boot, I think we were all having good hair days. Especially Derek.


And yes, my wife is the hot pregnant one… don’t linger too long, she’s mine.


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June 24, 2006 – Saturday

Emily’s hair

Our friend Emily visited us tonight. We had a great time. I was reading a book, and she and Heather were watching tv when Emily said:
“My hair is lighter and fluffier here than it is in St. Louis.”
Note: Emily now lives in St Louis, MO (which is Missouri, not Montana).
Well, I had misheard her, of course. She was discussing the news.

I do mis-hear things sometimes, and I am keen on not listening when I am engrossed in something else. Which is best to remember when i’m over at your hosue adn the tv is on… kindly turn it off if you wand me to be a part of your conversation.
So, I’m praying for clear minds and open ears and still hearts as God leads us to where we’ll be for my next job.
But I can’t help but wonder if I’m still pushing for somethign when God has His plans, and His plans aren’t next week.

Currently listening :
Blue
By Third Eye Blind
Release date: 23 November, 1999

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June 21, 2006 – Wednesday

the world’s gone nuts

David Hasslehof is back on tv, and my brother thinks he smells as good as freshly opened silverware. Yes, I believe the world is goin nuts. absolutely.

In other, unrelated news, I’ve been reading all about Ahab these past couple days… you know the horrible Israeltie king who married a jezebel.. ok, THE Jezebel. At this is what I walked away with:
“Ahaziah, the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria in the seventeeth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and he reigned two years over Israel. He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and walked in the way of his father and in the way of his mother and in the way of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin. He served Baal and worshiped him and provoked the Lord, the God of Israel, to anger in every way that his father had done.” -1 Kings 22:51-53

God is able to visit my sins on my children because who better would they have learned from? I am not the author of their faith. I am a broken man who can show my children how to be humble before a holy God. This is how salvation walks.

Currently listening :
Back Home
By Caedmon’s Call
Release date: 04 February, 2003

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June 18, 2006 – Sunday

A Father’s treat

This morning was great. Not saying the afternoon was horrible, because it wasn’t. But this morning I hung out with the Senior Adult Class for Sunday School (I call ’em the SAC’s for short). It was so cool sitting with them and learning. I don’t ever want to be accused of being an ageist. Once we got the semantics down (While I now understand what it means to be taken to the woodshed, I still don’t see the point. My dad used to punish us in the livingroom, or our bedrooms. There wasn’t a long walk involved, we didn’t have to go outside… it just seems more convenient) we had a blast. I can see me and my friends being like them in a couple years, mostly because we are like them now, save the frequent potty breaks, and the repeating ourselves because of lack of hearing. We repeat ourselves to be heard, not to make sure we’re heard.

And I have so much to learn from them.

So, Happy Father’s day to me. May I be able to respect other people’s fathers.

Currently reading :
King Lear (Folger Shakespeare Library)
By William Shakespeare
Release date: 01 January, 2004

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June 17, 2006 – Saturday

Reverting to old habits

So, I’ve done it. I first got hooked when I was in 7th grade. It started small. Then like most addictions, it’s a little over here, a little over there. You’re cutting out family time and alone in your room doing it. What could be the harm? When I started working, a lot of my paycheck went to my fix, leaving me pennyless and begging from my ‘rents. I had it bad. It was under control for a little bit, but what was the harm in the once-in-awhile?

Agatha Christie, man. Who knew?

please, don’t judge me.

Currently reading :
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot Mysteries (Paperback))
By Agatha Christie
Release date: 10 July, 2001

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June 12, 2006 – Monday

June 12

Today would have been Anne Frank’s 80 birthday.

Currently reading :
Perelandra (Space Trilogy (Paperback))
By C.S. Lewis
Release date: 01 April, 2003

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June 8, 2006 – Thursday

all futility

The title of this blog is a bit misleading. I don’t think it’s futile to have sent out 96 resumes thus far.

I think it is astounding.

But not futile.

To God be the glory.
elam lo elam

Currently listening :
Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lake State
By Sufjan Stevens
Release date: 01 July, 2003

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June 7, 2006 – Wednesday

676

The number of man.
I think we’d have to go back aways, my social is way longer. And was anyone really anticipating Reagan comin back from the dead?
Is this number all people really paid attention to in church? We sure do know the signs real well, but can we even tell the weather by looking at the sky?

I think I’m quite the opposite most of the time. “I know the stars and sea real well, but do I know what’s on your mind?”

Currently listening :
Eyes Open
By Snow Patrol
Release date: 09 May, 2006

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June 5, 2006 – Monday

what a nice weekend

My cousin Michael was in town with his girlfried, Camilla. So, the weekend was packed with fun and adventure. (PS, for effect, put on “Ode to a butterfly” while reading this… it just sets the mood.)

First, we went to Hersheypark and enjoyed the weather and the fun. Claire rode her first rides with us, and we had a blast.


Then, yesterday we went to NYC


and we saw The Mets, play The Giants




While at the Game, we saw Barry Bonds (who we boo’d), David Wright & Jose Reyes (who we cheered), and this woman with toilet paper sticking out of her pants


It was such a nice weekend. It was really great to hang out with Michael, whom we rarely see since he lives half a world away. We also got to hang out with my cousin David and his wife Felicia who live in NYC. They took us to a great restaurant called Monsoon. Fantastic.


And we also saw the cafe where Meg Ryan was supposed to meet Tom Hanks in “You’ve got Mail”… dunno, never saw it out of protest (if you don’t know why, you’re probably better off not hearing my spiel)


So, that was our weekend. How was yours?

Currently listening :
Nickel Creek
By Nickel Creek
Release date: 21 March, 2000

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June 2, 2006 – Friday

In the Soul of Man

“The love of God is a delightful and affectionate sense of the divine perfections, which makes the soul resign and sacrifice itself wholly unto him, desiring above all things to please him, and deligting in nothing so much as in fellowship and communion with him, adn being ready to do or suffer any thing for his sake, or at his pleasure… A soul thus possessed with divine love must need be enlarged toward all mankind, in a sincere and unbounded affection, becasue of the relation they have to God, being his creatures, and having something of his image stamped upon them… he (the Christian) will resent any evil that befalls others, as if it happened to himself.”

~ Rev. Henry Scougal
The Life of God in the Soul of Man
p.46 & 47

It is really not out of duty that a Christian acts then. Nor is it out of pity. We act in the defense and help of others because they are heirs of grace, just like us. If not us, then who? Then we must.

Currently reading :
Crime and Punishment
By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Release date: 15 October, 1996

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May 31, 2006 – Wednesday

more pink set to invade

For the second time in my life, I am amazed by God. I got to hear our new daughter’s heartbeat while in the womb… it’s just amazing!

But a daughter.. this only leads to more decisions. Cast your vote now:

Teagan Grace Ashlan Fuller
or
Lilliane Eilleen Ashlan Fuller
???
Currently reading :
Crime and Punishment
By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Release date: 15 October, 1996

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May 30, 2006 – Tuesday

Brangelina had a puppy

I posed this question to my wife yesterday: In the vein of Brangelina, Tomcat and Bennifer, if we were celebrities what would our name be?

Here are some of the possibilities:
Heatwick
Warheat (my favourite)
Weather
Heck (the first two letters in her name, the last two in mine)
Warther

Currently listening :
Eyes Open
By Snow Patrol
Release date: 09 May, 2006

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May 29, 2006 – Monday

It’s too hot not to be July

When my wife and I moved into our house on Virginia Ave, we were excited! It was our house and it was quaint and nice. Sure, it needed some fix-me-ups, but we could it without contacting anyone else… ’cause it was ours. We moved in on halloween night. It was a clear and cool night. Quite nice for a move in. We lasted through the chilly winter that year and were grateful for the cool spring nights again.
And then summer came.
Or, rather, May came.
April was nice to us. May seemed to hate us to the point of exhaustion. Heat exhaustion.
We sleep in what was the attic. The previous owners did some fix-me-ups of their own, and we are going about correcting some of them, and living with others (metallic linoleum is a must if you want to feel like you’re living with a perpetual oil slick in your kitchen). They had fixed up the attic into a kind of bedroom/loft, and it is cozy in the spring/autumn. But when it comes to summer… well, it’s almost unbearable. Last summer we borrowed an air conditoner from a friend and some nights we both slept in the study on the twin bed. It was.. alright. Cool, but cramped.
So far, this year, the weather has been nice. And then yesterday came. Now, as most of you are aware, I am partial to the heat, and live for the summer days. But our upstairs is unbearable. There are two windows but they somehow have been given the ability to repel any type of wind that may chance it’s path. It’s really like sleeping in a kiln, but instead of nice pottery and what nots being dried out, we are more like Colorforms in the oven… I really do think I shrink a little each day.
So, I am starting the “Save Warwick and his pregnant wife from the heat” fund. If you would like to help, please contact me ASAP. There are many ways to help. You could send money to help su buy an approproate sized A/C unit for the upstairs. You could send us some popsicles. You could send us on a vacation. The possibilities are endless!
So, thank you in advance for your help.

PS: We find out tomorrow if it is a Ewan, or a Lillian/Teagan. (No, we have still not decided on a girl’s name).

Currently reading :
Crime and Punishment
By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Release date: 15 October, 1996

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May 28, 2006 – Sunday

feel like a date dumped before the movie even started…

So, I’ve applied to several different churches around the country… had a couple interviews with a couple more along the way. The churches that I’ve interviewed with have all given me glowing compliments before telling me they’ve “gone another direction”, or they’re “looking for someone with more experience”. The fact that people are even looking at me is great. And its nice that they’ve been “impressed” with my resume and my philosophy of ministry.
But really, I just want a job.

And, yes, I know, “God has something planned”. “He’s been preparing this place for me for awhile”.
And seriously, I know that everyday I wait I’m building patience which is a great character trait. And please don;t think I’m whining. I’m just anxious.

When have you ever known me to sit still?

So, while I’m home waiting, I’ve been gardening, reading, and playing with me daughter. It’s been nice, having no real agenda with my time, and just waiting…

Currently reading :
Crime and Punishment
By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Release date: 15 October, 1996

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