Thursday, December 27, 2007

Dec 25 vs Dec 26

On December 25, we are packed with the pleasure to give. "It is more blessed," Jesus said. And through those hours of family and friends, we are blessed. Christmas is about others.

But the day after Christmas, December 26, is about us. SALE!! The guy at GAP yesterday said he got to work late--6:15AM. He had to park halfway back in the lot because of the long lines of new anticipation: SALE!!

Maybe many have the karma-dream that since they gave so much at Christmas they deserve to receive the day after Christmas.

By what a hypocrite am I! I only caught onto this little irony because Jonalyn and I went shopping at the mall. We needed to stock up on needed wares to return to our mountain town. And suddenly we got sucked into the mall sprawl. I even had to signal traffic on foot to help Jonalyn back out of our space. There cars vied for the spot.

Only in America.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

ACSI Student Leadership...

Last month we were honored with an invitation to teach 170 eager students, representing 14 different NorCal schools that all descended on Mt. Hermon Christian Camp. Teaching these elected student leaders on the theme of my book, they submitted their "most- important- questions- that-would- make- life- easier- if- they- were- answered" questions and we wove them throughout our talks.

It is evident that student leaders are living with questions that are hot and personal. Some engaged us in private conversations about their doubts and continue to write us emails and meet us for "Ask! LIVE"--our Wed private chat session at

Thanks to Google Alert technology, we found Redwood Christian Schools student page that mentioned the event with pictures (excerpt):

Speakers Dale and Jonalyn Fincher of "Soulation" were the speakers and did a fabulous job at that! Students were given tools to use in a world that is unsaved. Devotions and fellowship helped to bring students together in an effort to prepare them the questions the "world" will ask.

In the Spring, we will be visiting some of the schools represented at the Leadership Conference for Spiritual Emphasis weeks for their student bodies, covering some of the themes they heard this weekend. Encouraged students want to be challenged on the hard questions, we are eager for the reuninons.