In my last post, which was less than an hour ago, I told you about a new feature to my blog: "in My Ears" (look to the right). Well, that's not the only new thing lurking in the right hand column... (Doesn't that sound mysterious?)
I have a links section over to the right devoted entirely to blogs, which I read (and highly recommend), that happen to belong to some of my friends. I've had some people there for a while, but it seems like this past week, a lot of my friends all started blogs. So, I added them to my list.
Here's a brief rundown on the new editions; who they are and why you should read them...
1)Kurt Johnston- Kurt is the Jr. High Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA, my last boss, and one of the most Godly, humble men I've ever had the honor of knowing. Almost all of what I know about being a pastor (especially to Middle School students) I learned from him, or others who learned from him. His blog isn't exactly jumping with activity yet, but I'm sure that once he gets going, it's going to be great!
2)Mike Lovato- Mike is a guy who I had the privilege of interning alongside of. Out of the three or four of us that were interns on the Jr. High team together, I would have to say that Mike would sit atop the mountain. He's now a Student Ministries/High School Pastor in Riverside, CA. He updates almost daily and has a lot of wisdom to share.
3)Josh Griffin- Josh is easily the coolest guy who has ever walked the face of the planet. He's the manager of PDYM and the creator/owner of theforce.net, the internet's largest Star Wars fansite. I have mucho love for this man. He's funny, energizing, encouraging, wise, and maybe a bigger nerd than me. Which is saying quite a lot. Check his blog out. He updates daily and has a lot of great, and sometimes, funny things to say.
4)Matt Jensen- Go ahead. Try and tell me that this isn't the most amazing picture ever. Uh huh. I knew you couldn't. Matt is another friend from Orange County. He's got to be one of the most creative people on the face of the earth AND he's an awesome Jr. High volunteer. Check him out. I'm sure that he's going to put up some of his uber-sweet work.