Good Night Tonight

Jr. High youth group was a blast tonight. After a creative game of dodge ball, 3 of the youth competed in our own version of Deal or No Deal. The youth were so excited and involved with the game. Tim even had each student pick others to be their "family" to help with decisions. It was so loud with excitement that it was hard to hear Tim yelling in the microphone for me to know which boxes the students were choosing. To end the evening the students broke out into groups of 5 or 6 and looked up scripture and answered some questions. Tonight was to get the kids thinking on how they make decisions in their lives. I have had the opportunity to be with the younger girls when we break into groups. I love hearing them think and encouraging them to think more. One thing I have learned over the last couple years, is that if you keep on asking the right questions, the students can usually come up with the correct answers on their own. I love it!

The outcome of American Idol tonight was just great! I was very happy to see Haley Scarnato gone tonight. Tim made the great observation that the contestants last week were very sad to see Gina gone, and tonight didn't seem too upset. I was glad that Phil Stacey is sticking around. I don't think he is a great singer, but I really like his attitude with everything. And I think his wife is just adorable. I was happy to see that it came between Sanjaya Malakar and Chris Richardson for the last in the bottom 3. Chris' voice is just way too nasally for me, and I think he is just going off of his looks for this competition...which obviously didn't last for Haley. I'd like to see Phil outlast Sanjaya and Chris, so we'll see what happens.


  1. It looked the guys missed Haley - they were the ones hugging her .. the girls .. did not come to her .. very interesting ...

    My 4 year old loved playing Deal or No Deal on Tim's site. I may need to download it and check it out with our ms students.