Yesterday I participated in a retreat at Rosemary Heights with some of my work colleagues from the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Before leaving my house in the morning, I texted some of my closest friends asking them if there was anything or anyone they wanted me to pray for.
I was affirmed and surprised by their prayer requests (I’ve slightly edited some of them to protect privacy):
My sister in the Philippines
The health and happiness of our newborn
Me as I recently broke up with my fiancee
The youth ministry coordinator
That we will be blessed with children
Good work-life balance
That my dad finds a purpose that makes him happy
My aunt having surgery tomorrow
My mom’s 70th birthday
My aunt who is ill
My dad and how he fits into my life
Peace in my heart
My relationship with my boyfriend
A healthy granddaughter
Dissertation, move, and travel mercies
Vocation, family, and ministry
Me, my wife, and my family
That we can sell our house
A safe trip for my in laws
My upcoming trip overseas
Health of my relatives
Ministry inspiration and vision
My sister’s job transition
My friend who is struggling
My friend how just went through dialysis
Wisdom, clarity, and discernment and for God to open doors where He desires
It’s pretty well-known (mostly because I keep reminding everyone haha) that Jake won the silver medal for his age group in the Provincial Bowling Championships last month in Kelowna. That means he’s the second-best 11 year-old boy bowler in BC!
Needless to say, we’re very proud of him. Especially considering that he really only started bowling last September. So to go from a beginner to a silver medallist in just seven months is quite an accomplishment.
Believe it or not, bowling is an extremely mental game. To do well you need good concentration, you need to adjust to lane conditions, and you need to be able to block out distractions.
The Vancouver Canucks are back in the NHL playoffs and thus we are thrilled to present our Canucks Playoff Anthem: Something Big. It’s based on the original song by Shawn Mendes.
I’m joined by my regular collaboration partners: the wonderful and talented Marie Hui and Arielle Tuliao. They never cease to amaze me with their skills…in this video check out how they harmonize effortlessly while doing syncopated clapping…it’s NUTS!
We’re excited about a deep playoff run for the Canucks. Something big is happening! Go Canucks Go!