Feeling Faint

Posted on December 31, 2007 by Pastor Derick in Family Life

I gave blood today.  It was the first time in years; the last two times I almost passed out and I’ve been a little nervous since.  Deanna has always been a faithful to donate on a pretty regular basis and she encouraged me to give it another try today.  Well, I made it through and […]

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I gave blood today.  It was the first time in years; the last two times I almost passed out and I’ve been a little nervous since.  Deanna has always been a faithful to donate on a pretty regular basis and she encouraged me to give it another try today.  Well, I made it through and felt fine all the way through… then, I got up to go and sit-out the suggested 15-minute waiting period.  I picked up a newspaper and started to read.  It wasn’t very long before I could barely sit up, let alone read the newspaper.  Deanna noticed that I looked pale (and troubled) and got the nurses to put me back in one of the chairs where they could put my legs up.   I ended up feeling faint-headed and nauseaus for the next four or five hours.  I’m finally starting to feel like myself again.  Whew!

I don’t know what my body doesn’t like about donating blood, but I’m not giving up.  I’m going to give it another try in a couple of months to see if I can get any better at this!

Verk's Soundclick

Posted on December 31, 2007 by Pastor Derick in Music

In preparation for next week’s Ken Verheecke concert at Destiny (Sunday night, December 6th @ 6:30 PM), here’s a link to Ken’s newly redesigned Soundclick site.  While you are there, pick up his new album, Dreamfield, for only $7.99!  Also, visit his ministry site at www.kvmusic.net.

In preparation for next week’s Ken Verheecke concert at Destiny (Sunday night, December 6th @ 6:30 PM), here’s a link to Ken’s newly redesigned Soundclick site.  While you are there, pick up his new album, Dreamfield, for only $7.99!  Also, visit his ministry site at www.kvmusic.net.

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Seasonal Love from Youth Specialties

Posted on December 29, 2007 by Pastor Derick in Youth Ministry

I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again… I love these guys.  I’ve had a couple of short conversations with Tic Long (the hair-challenged one on the left) and feel like I know Marko like a friend, mostly from his blog posts (found at www.YSMarko.com).   Here, the YS Staff offer their holiday love […]

I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again… I love these guys.  I’ve had a couple of short conversations with Tic Long (the hair-challenged one on the left) and feel like I know Marko like a friend, mostly from his blog posts (found at www.YSMarko.com).   Here, the YS Staff offer their holiday love to youth workers all over the world.  Awwww…

Best Christmas Album Ever? You Decide!

Posted on December 26, 2007 by Pastor Derick in Music

Listen to this and tell me what you think… I think Pastor Brent needs to teach us some of these!

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Listen to this and tell me what you think… I think Pastor Brent needs to teach us some of these!

Pics from the Christmas Party

Posted on December 26, 2007 by Pastor Derick in Elevate Update

Janessa’s been a “doll” and published the pics she took at this year’s student Christmas party — thanks Janessa! Wasn’t it a blast?! Relive the memories here. UPDATE: Facebook-ers will have more fun viewing the pics here.

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Janessa’s been a “doll” and published the pics she took at this year’s student Christmas party — thanks Janessa! Wasn’t it a blast?! Relive the memories here.

UPDATE: Facebook-ers will have more fun viewing the pics here.