dvusd teacher inservice

Jim Kern, a motivational speaker brought in to speak to the DVUSD high school staff who gathered at Sandra Day O'Connor High School, asked the group to share who made them feel safe and secure every time they were with them.
  • Most answered a parent
  • Some said a grandparent
  • No one said a youth leader (from church, etc.)
  • Only two answered a teacher

Jim was a good speaker, fluent in how to communicate well with groups and get people comfortable enough to work with him. He seemed to be a Christian, from all of the prayer he mentioned and church stuff. The above list made my heart sink, not that most people said their parents made them feel safe (I did, as well), that's great, but that no one said that a youth leader had done that for them. Is the Church today loving the lost? How great it is that the Lord might use even me in the position of the last two spots up there. May He alone receive glory and honor.


thirty-nine and ten

The Blazers (20 - 30) put up a fight tonight against the Nashless Suns (39 - 10, still half a game behind Dallas, 39 - 9, who squeaked out a win against Minnesota back on Saturday). Randolph only missed three out of 15 shots. The Blazers came back to tie the game toward the end of regulation after a big-time three-pointer, even had a chance to win, though Outlaw missed an open lay-up, but they pushed the game into overtime tied at 96. The Suns ended up dominating the overtime period, 13 - 6. The Suns won it 109 - 102. It was a tough battle without Nash, but they fought hard and pulled it out in the end. Stat almost had another double double, just one rebound short, but scored 36 points. Marion only had 12 points but earned a double double with 13 rebounds. Barbosa had a great overall game with 25 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals, and only 3 turnovers. Diaw ended up fouling out in the OT with 8 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1 block. Pat Burke got to play in the first quarter, which was fun to watch. He got an offensive rebound, which he followed with a monster jam. Quite impressive from the Irishman for the 5 minutes that he played. Overall, it was a great game. Suns move on back home to take on the Atlanta Hawks (18 - 29) with Joe Johnson on Friday, 7pm AZ time. GO SUNS!


"Kid's on fire, but he needs to pull his pants up."
~Steve Nash, referring to Raja Bell during the Suns-Blazers game on 2/6/07

a first for amy

Well, Adam finally showed me how to sign in under my name that he made me... so maybe I will start posting some things now. I can't really think of anything to post right now so I guess I will say what I did today. I took care of Aidan. That's all...ok not really. I had to go and take a glucose blood test at the lab today for my pregnancy. It takes an hour so I took Aidan over to my moms while I was gone. My arm still hurts, the lady that took my blood moved the needle around a lot, but at least it wasn't the creepy guy who hits on me. We have the old cat that we are "fostering" for Grandpa Ken. She is pretty pathetic, she kind of bounces when she walks because she can't really walk. But she is pretty nice and doesn't seem to care where she is at, except maybe at night when she sits at the door and makes sad attempts to meow. Whatever.


"I'm proud to be representing African Americans. To be the first African American to win this. It means an awful lot to our country. But again, more than anything, I said it before, Lovey Smith and I, not only the first African American coaches, but Christian coaches, showing you can win doin' it the Lord's way. And we're more proud of that."
~Tony Dungy, in reference to his coaching and winning Superbowl XLI


"God wants to reveal His presence and glory to His people. He wants to fill our hearts and homes, our churches and ministries with His love and His Spirit. He wants to pour out His grace on the dry, thirsty ground of our lives."
~Nancy Leigh DeMoss


"Utter brokenness in God's holy presence is a prerequisite to any mighty moving of God in revival"
~Henry T. Blackaby

coaches smith and dungy

I just found this. Posted January 23, 2007:

Lovie Smith of the Bears was followed by Colts' head coach Tony Dungy in a matter of four hours to become the first African American coaches in the big game's 41-year history.

"It means a lot," said Dungy, according to the Associated Press. "I'm very proud to represent African-American coaches."

Not only are they making history representing African-American coaches, but both
coaches are also representing Christ.

"The Lord set this up in a way that no one would believe it," said Dungy, according to the Baptist Press. "The Lord tested us a lot this year, but He set this up to get all the glory."

source: First Black Super Bowl Coaches Say 'The Lord Set this Up'


dvccc met again last night at Deer Valley High School. We were in room 400 last night (Wasserbauer's room; he's the club's original supervisor). We had 16 students, 2 supervisors, 1 adult speaker, and 1 adult helper. The speaker was great, and we enjoyed our time playing games, as well. I wrote down a quote from the speaker, but I left it at home, and I'm at DV, so I'll post it later. It was a great evening that God granted to the group. Praise the Lord.

thirty-eight and ten

The Suns (38 - 10) pulled it out. This one was a tough game, and Nash didn't even play during the entire second half because of a hurt right shoulder. Denver (23 - 23) was only down by one point after the first quarter, and then they turned it on, leading by seven at the half. Carmelo Anthony had his first career triple double last night: 31 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists. He was something to watch; I don't care what team he was on. The Suns went back to work in the third quarter and were up by two going into the fourth. The Nuggets had been up by as many as ten in the first half, but the Suns came back to be up by nine in the second. The last few seconds of the game had more scoring from both teams than much longer stretches of time earlier in the game, with the foul shots by the Suns and the quick layups by the Nuggets on the other end of the floor. It looked as if the Suns might choke in the last 24 seconds, but their foul shots were good and they held off Carmelo and the Nuggets with a 113 - 108 win. With Nash on the bench, the others took up the charge. Stat (Standing Tall And Talented) went to work, and earned himself a double double with a game-high 36 points along with 13 rebounds. Marion was only one rebound away from his own double double, and he did a great job against Anthony, even though Anthony got his triple double. They fought hard, and Raja Bell was back in the line-up, which definitely improved the three-point shooting, as well as defense. The Suns (without Nash?) take on the Trailblazers (20 - 29) tonight in Portland at 8pm AZ time.


colts are champs

The Bears came out with a 92 yard kickoff return for a touchdown! The first time in NFL history that such a feat has been accomplished. The Bears game up a touchdown the Colts' first drive, but they missed the extra point. The Bears scored again, making it 14 - 6. From there on out it was all Colts. The final was 29 - 17, Colts. It was disappointing for me, but everyone else at the party was rooting for the Colts, so most everyone was happy. It was nice to see the Bears make the playoffs and even the Superbowl for the first time since I've been a fan, since I was five years old. Jason Procknow (died at the age of 17 or liver cancer; never drank), a friend from Boulder City, NV, introduced me to Chicago sports, and the Cubs and Bears have been my teams ever since. Oh, well, I enjoyed the game while the Bears were ahead. Praise the Lord sports don't make life go round. And praise the Lord that the Colts' head coach is a believer and made that profession when he was awarded the trophy. God knows what He's doing, I can tell you that.



Well, watching the Superbowl has not been something I'd always had to do, but this year is different: da BEARS! The Bears are in the Superbowl for the first time since I've been a fan, that is, since I was five. And how better to watch the Superbowl than on a 42" Plasma with the video feed coming through a media center pc with an HDTV card. I'm soaking it all in. The Ogles have openned up their home to us and some of their friends, and we'll be enjoying the game together, and kickoff is less than an hour away now. GO BEARS!