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Where has the time gone?

Christmas 2008Well there are only a few hours left in 2008… it would appear that every year goes by faster than the one before.  So much has happened this year, much of it good for me – though not easy.

I’ve got to write here more – I’ve been rather slow in posting lately.  I’m working on a thoughtful response that’s going into an upcoming blog post that I thought I would have posted by now.  Besides that I’m also working on an all new QuickClickMedia.com site built using WordPress.  In addition to that I wanted create and launch a new site for my photography (only) but with all things considered, that project will have to be pushed back a bit.  Things have been pretty busy with church as well.  So far I’m scheduled to sing 3 out of the next 4 weeks.

Christmas was a bit of a blur for me as well.  A new singing group at my church did an outreach at Cook County Jail that was amazing.  God really blessed that event in ways far beyond what any of us could have imagined.  That was probably the highlight of my Christmas.  I didn’t exchange any gifts this year – and I’m ok with that.

I also spent some time (and money) preparing a photography portfolio – something I haven’t done since I was in school!  Even before I went to shooting digital, I was only keeping copies of my work on the computer.  I haven’t had an 8×10 of anything in years – with the exception of a rare print out at home.  It’s great to see my work ‘offline’ again, and I’m really happy with the quality of what I’ve been producing using Adobe Lightroom.  Hopefully I can extend my reach a bit more with this.

For new year I’m making plans to spend the evening with some buddies I haven’t seen in a while.  In previous years I would attend service at my old church, but I want to do something new this year.  I’m not expecting the evening to be ‘thrilling’ but who knows, I may have a blast. 🙂

In the event that I don’t post anything more before 2009 hits, I want to thank all who have read this blog – even if only once.  At present I don’t have a lot of regular ‘readers’ but it helps me to know that I’ve had a few people say they were encouraged by something they read when they stumbled uppon this place.  That makes my heart glad.

Be Blessed in the New Year!

–Darren

Drama in Worship

Life is spinning at a good 60mph right now, but I wanted to be sure to send an update.  Amongst about a million other things, I’m in preparation for our second annual Christmas service at church.  I’ve been cast again as Balthazar, a wise man – the role I played last year in the production.  This year preparations started a little earlier so I’ve had more time to receive direction and coaching.  Stacy, one of the volunteers at church has been really taking me to new depths in understanding acting and getting into the character and telling the story.  As many of you know I’m a pretty animated person already.  And while I did a decent job with my role last year, it’s going to be much more dimensional this year.  What really touched me about this whole process is Stacy’s passion in how she’s directing me.  We spent hours yesterday working through the script, acting out various senarios, daydreaming about what the life of this Character was like.  All of that is to be expected, but there was something about the heart of what she was doing that blessed me as this is her reasonable service to God (Rom. 12:2).  She was using her passion to bless God and serve his people. That touched me and I hope to touch others with the same kind of passion when I get up on stage this year.

Wow… now I’m confused… BUT STILL HAPPY!

lol… the saga continues….

Well the friend I wrote about in previous blog entries was at the Christmas party I went to… and was quite friendly… he and his friend. I don’t know what to make of it all. Whatever the case, we all had a good time at the party and maybe we could already be on the road to restoration.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!

if you want to see photos from the party, click these photos!O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...

Sunday December 24, 2006 – 04:08am (CST)