Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Despite what you've heard...

I live.

First up, many sorrys for the long delay in blogging. I’ve had a weird and interesting few weeks, and honestly, I didn’t have much time, energy, or desire for writing. It’s not personal. You’re fine. It’s not you, it’s me. You deserve better. When you finally meet that blogger that truly blogs for you the way that you deserve to be blogged for, I know you’ll be happy.

Anyway, here’s what’s been happening in my life.

As many of you know, I returned on July 4 from an 8-day trip to Haiti. I never debriefed all of you on that, so here’s the short version. We spent most of our time building a rooftop garden over the boys’ home (orphanage), using a really cool technique known as aquaponics. I don’t totally understand the science of aquaponics, but if you go on my facebook (look to the right for the link) and look thru the Haiti pics, you’ll see that it works. According to those pics, it looks like the ministry there will have plenty of vegetables this year, for both eating and selling.

Considering the fact that we worked 8-9 hour days in 105 degree heat, it’s pretty satisfying to see the “fruit of our labor.” Ha! See how I did that? I almost said “the vegetables of our labor.” That would’ve been pretty sweet, too. Couldn’t decide. So I just went for it with the “fruit” option. It was a gamble, but I think we all agree that it was worth it. Ha! The Comedy Stylings of RKWT strike again!

Yeah, so anyway, we also hung out with orphans a lot, which was heartbreaking and awesome. And we spent lots of time with people who have decided to leave the luxuries of America and live among poverty and violence and Satan-worshiping (Haiti has been actually, officially dedicated to Satan two different times by its leaders).

It was all really incredible. Great trip. Unfortunately I came back to the states mad. Mad at my clothes and my TV and deep love of food and all the people who tell me that I don’t twitter enough. I’m still mad at all those things and people, but I’m better than I was. When God moves in your life in a big way, and the only emotion you can muster up is “mad,” something isn’t quite right. So I’m cooling down and forgiving all those people and inanimate objects for inadvertently sinning against me. Atta boy, me.

Since then, lots of stuff has happened. I’m really, really going to try to blog about it all over the next several days. I’ve got some good stories for you. One of them is guaranteed to be almost ridiculous enough -- and absolutely true enough -- to be considered an RBT story. To keep you interested, here are some topics that we will be discussing:

--Huge Christian Superstar (no, not me)

--New House

--"I'm on TV!"

-- Bicycle built for two

-- It's August and I'm wearing my jacket!

-- A jingle, just for you

All that and much more, next week. Tune in.

Oh, and I’ve got some giveaways coming up. The children’s record is about 6-8 weeks away from release, and I’m going to be giving out some free previews for the truly dedicated blog followers among you.

Finally, I am launching a new website early in September. After only about, oh I don’t know, 9 months, I’m finally updating the old thing and actually doing something else web-related to coincide with the kids’ record release. Lots of fun stuff. More details next week.