I’ve not really posted much about what’s going on with me lately, so here I go I ‘spose.
School is actually kind of lame (and getting lamer by the day). Essays, I’m okay with — as long as it’s not about literature. That’s some of the lamest stuff I’ve ever heard of. Just something I’ll have to try to manage to get through. I’ve always been a B student in English, but this class may push me to a C. Hopefully not, but I don’t know. The two classes I enjoy are on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, which is Economics and “the computer class” (that’s boring as I know most of it, it’s in front of a computer though … so, not all bad, GMail with GTalk is great for that class).
E-Blah has been going pretty good the past month. I’ve started working on version 9.75 (don’t ever ask me how I’ve numbered E-Blah, as I still don’t know). There’s a lot of new things that I’ve implemented just over the past six months that from version 9.2 to 9.75 makes it feel almost like a brand new system. I just enjoy seeing people get it and see that what they’ve wanted all this time is finally there. The moderator team there has been pretty stable as well, those are some of the best support guys any company could ever have (anyone who’s got support from them can atest to it).
MinistryTalk.com lately all I’ve been working on with MinistryTalk.com is the Church Broadcast (or “sermon”) section. I’ve added several new features with a few more planned in the next few days. I’m actually hoping that we can expand and grow and offer a few more services for churches and other Christians “areas of interest” (whatever that’s supposed to mean). Either way, hopefully Tim and I can get something going that pumps it up from being “just a sermon site”. Ah, and I’m hoping to allow a few more churches to join in the next few days (with the approval of the server admin — Tim).
Church is going great. More and more things are coming in and it’s just awesome. The projector is now working, which is what I like to do. I’ve been spending several hours lately trying to find some things to make things better software wise. Overflow (band is coming from Wetumpka) is Saturday and prayer walk is Sunday at 10am. The sad thing is, I’ll have to cut both events short as my sister is in the city wide pagent and on Sunday morning my other church is going to need me (my mom said). I’ll probably get to stay at Overflow for an hour or two, and then I’ll probably get to go to the first 45 minutes of the prayer walk … at least I’m hoping. Now I just need to figure out which one I’m more ready to go to (hmmm) …
There’s other things I could talk about, but none of it’s that important. I’ve not been as focused on many other things here lately. I guess something that does deserve mention, I’ve gotton back into playing Enemy Territory (the free multiplayer FPS World War II game). Now it’s an “older” game, so I can max out all the settings with my computer and it has no slow downs. There’s still hundreds of users playing the game too, that’s what makes it all the more great (and it’s free). That and Age of Empires III are the only games I have installed (I believe). Both are relatively clean games, so that’s a plus with me now (actually, I wouldn’t mind burning a few of my old games).
With the Bible on Radio podcasts, I’ve been going through the book of Numbers. I’ve really enjoyed a lot of it (minus the parts I skip — the census numbers, for instance). There’s a lot of good teaching in Numbers though. A lot of good discussion topics too!
I’m going to start building people up and encouraging them more. I think sometimes we can have friends that are really close, but yet we also pull them down sometimes by joking with them (when it may be something they can’t handle). A good example is, for instance, joking with a friend about their weight. The person could be skinny as a stick (and even if they aren’t), but saying they “really big” may not exactly be helping them. I think it’s based on the person though, too. Some people take things in stride, while some people wallow in them and believe everything and take it to heart. Other times, I think that some of the words are friends say are taken the wrong way (especially if that person is going through depression or feeling worthless). Point being, we should all be encouragers.