Showing posts from October, 2006

merry christmas!!!

or something like that. i guess it's not christmas yet - we don't even have snow yet. mind you, the skies are sure threatening to let loose. i love the excitement of Jesus' birth and all that - the carols, the food, etc... but there is a part of christmas that has always been hard for me and i'll tell you why. here's a little peak into c-bear's life...things that maybe you didn't know about the crazy and weird program director... when i was in grade 5 my parents split up, they divorsed in grade 6, my mom got remarried when i was in grade 7 and my dad got remarried when i was in grade 8. four years of complete chaos for me. most special occasions or holidays got divied up between my family members. so my mom would get christmas and my dad would get us (my bro and sis) for new years. so we would always spend holidays and special days like thanksgiving at the alternate parents' house. it was always somebody else's "turn" to have us. so i

brrrrrr - c-bear hates winter

well the temperature doesn't look like it's going up anymore. i think that we have one day this next week that is double digits. YUCK. i am not looking forward to dealing with icy roads and snow. i just like to think about the YA HA TINDA (which is where we do our Adventure Camps - see the picture above...that's Big Horn Creek). i love the green grass and even drip drip drop. drip drip drop would not be a very good idea in the - definitely not a good idea. but i guess that there are always things that you can't do in the summer. so why don't you help me in listing things that you would love to do in the winter that you can't do (or atleast not very well) in the summer. here's a couple examples: 1. tobogganing sucks in the summer 2. although i've never tried it, i hear that ice skating outside doesn't work very well so...let's poo poo summer a bit (maybe that will make me feel better about winter)...i lo

flying high and fast

well. hopefully this ends the frustration with the internet. we got it upgraded yesterday so i hope to be slapping pictures on this blog as much as possible. remember: if you have pictures from camp please email them to me on my email: . so there's Duke & Diamond, our beautiful team of clydes and my dog koda. he's posing with his staff shirt on. and...i have a HUGE announcement! we've got our theme for next summer. it's based on Hebrews 12:1-3. i'm super pumped. the theme is called "Reckless Abandon". rock on, i can barely wait! until next time, stay strong in His grip. cort ps: thanks to EVERYONE who is commenting now. and try to comment on the most recent updates so that more people will read them!

the sky is falling

'sup. our satillite o'top'o the lodge is malfunctioning so posting pictures has been a grievous thing. i apologize and will continue to try and smack some picture up on the web for y'all. it's cold and windy today. yuk. i smell winter coming. snow will fall soon and not just to freak us out because it's sept. 14th but it will fall and stay. again i say, yuk. i'm hard at work finding speakers for retreats and i'm about to email speakers for summer. the likes of VTI, mike perschon, and such will return to challenge and push us. i'm pumped. those people are so important to me too because they challenge and encourage me in ministry. sometimes it gets hard out here to remember the "bigger picture". but the comments you leave me (and everyone here onsite) totally lift me up and remind me that my work here is never ever in vain and that God is in it all. thanks josh and tracey and jasper who have all encouraged me. keep pursuing God even when