Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cash-ardy or No Fortune...

Tonight at FLOCK we pretty much finished off the semester about the Bible with a bang. Sara started off by recapping basically the whole old testament and telling us how it connects perfectly to the New Testament. It was legit. She mentioned how nothing is coincidence with God- He plans everything out to fit together perfectly, because He's just awesome like that. :] So then we played the ultimate game show of all game shows- a mixture of Cash Cab, Jeopardy, Deal or No Deal, and Wheel of Fortune (which Aaron so cleverly titled Cash-ardy or No Fortune). So all of the knowledge Sara and Aaron had taught us all semester was finally being put to the test... Greatest thing ever. These two boys on the pink team were amazing. I swear they were just whippin' out answers left and right- it was epic. Of all the question categories, I've gotta say that my favorite was the "Youth Ministers" category. Watching ridiculously random, hilarious videos of Kyle Kuckleman and C-Dub can brighten anyone's day... So after all the action was coming to a close, all the groups got to open the beautifully-wrapped prize boxes. Well. Team orange went up, opened the highly-anticipated gift box, and guess what we found? A roll of toilet paper. Fantastic. And obviously, if you give a bunch of highschoolers toilet paper, you have to expect that something is gonna get TPed. And that something happened to be Sara's office (you're welcome, Sara. We <3 you). So it was definitely a good FLOCK (as always).

Gotta love Sunday nights... :]

Monday, November 15, 2010

I Heart Old People. :]

So every Monday from 3-4 I go to adoration with Sara. It's pretty stinkin' fantastic. It's usually just us two, but recently other people have been in there chillin' with Jesus with us, too. Which leads me to my point... Today there was this cute old lady who was sitting right in front of me. I've seen her before because she's usually leaving when I'm coming in, but today we were there at the same time. I noticed that she was reading from a little prayer book that was all worn and beat up... And I was just thinking, "How long has she had that thing??" Which got me thinking about how awesome older people are that they have stayed strong in their faith for so long and that God is such an important part of their lives. It was pretty awesome... So Sara left and it was just this lady and me. A few minutes later I got up to leave and she just turned around and gave me probably the biggest smile I've everrrrr seen and she said "Have a good day, God bless you." It was one of those things that just made me want to go over and give her a big hug. Maybe next Monday. :]

Oh how I love old people... :]

Friday, November 12, 2010

We're crazy, but (believe it or not) we're also pretty deep.

So. Sara's blog "We Have the Best Job Ever" pretty much blows my mind. I read it almost every day and wish that I could write like she does about the hilariously epic things that go down at FLOCK every week. And I got thinking... We do so many funny, weird, completely ridiculous things, but we can also get pretty deep (sometimes.... mostly depending on the mood Brian and Joe are in). So I decided I would start this blog to share some of the Flock funnies, but also some of the amazing life lessons I pick up from hanging out at St. Michael's so much...

Well, let's start with AP Flock from Wednesday night. Let's just say that sometimes the conversation is better when the boys are off for a quick trip to Game Stop buying Call of Duty: Black Ops... :] We started off with a topic that Sara, Aaron, and I talked a little bit about last week: True masculinity and femininity. Holy shnikeys. Can you say intense?? We had kind of planned on starting with that topic, then maybe moving on to some articles Sara printed out for us... But we determined that the topic was a little deeper than we thought. Our 90 minute conversation basically only established two things: Men are protectors and givers, and women are sensitive and receivers. It was a great conversation and we really couldn't even come up with a clear definition at all. We did come up with a pretty good one for love: selflessly putting someone else above yourself and getting them to heaven.  I'd say it was some pretty good, stimulating conversation. Then Aaron and Brian somehow got into a serious debate about building a mosque in NYC, racism in airports, and who knows what else... Overall, definitely a productive, eye-opening night.

Oh the things you learn from Flock... :]