Monday, January 11, 2010

Choosing to NOT Work Out

Lately it seems like there is alot of hype around going to the gym and working out and only eating natural healthy grass fed food. In my mind, this is absolutely ridiculous. What is the point of standing in an overheated gym waiting for your turn to lift things in different ways? Then stand for 5 minutes looking at yourself in the mirror. It doesn't compute in my mind why people would want to do that.

Eating right is also another pet peeve of mine. People spend so much time making sure they are eating organic free range vegetables and fruit and don't take time to simply enjoy food because it is delicious. Have a hamburger. Eat some nachos. Eat 3 pounds of wings. Wanna know why? Cause that food is delicious!

Here is my resolution for the year. I want to not step foot in a gym. Not that I am saying I approve being overweight or disgusting. But I don't think people should spend so much time in the gym just to get "ripped" or fit the mold of what our culture says is beautiful. I will be active playing sports and having fun but working out just to make sure I look good is stupid.

I also resolve to eat any type of food I want. Not saying I wont eat fruits and vegetables but McDonalds is amazing and I plan on having a fair share of quarter pounders this year! Eat food simply because it is good, not because it is organic or super healthy. Just enjoy it!

So who's with me? Who wants to enjoy life how they are? Who wants to start the Andrew Eby life program?

(F.Y.I. - If you have heart disease or diabetes I don't recommend joining this revolution!)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I guess I should blog or something

Sorry for the lack of blog posts people. Sometimes I forget I have even have a blog! For those of you who don't know me I thought I would spend this blog post just telling a little bit about me! I have lived in British Columbia 6 years now! I came out to B.C. thinking that I would do 4 years at Trinity Western University and then work in a church somewhere as a youth pastor. It is funny how often when you have a set plan in mind, God decides to change it up.

After two years at Trinity, like most students who aren't trust fund babies, I was completely broke. Not knowing what to do I randomly asked a church in Maple Ridge if I could volunteer with the youth group while I figured out what the crap to do with my life.

After volunteering for a year with the youth group I was hired on as a part time student ministries intern. There is this awesome program called the Youth Leadership Training Program which places guys who want to do youth ministry through three years of hands on learning in a church as well as schooling towards getting their Masters degree. I am now in my third and final year of that program.

These past three years have flown by so fast. I feel like I have learned a vast amount of practical skills as I mentored under the youth pastor at MRBC. Each year I was given more responsibilities of preaching, teaching, mentoring students, discipleship, and planning and running events. Without this 3 year program I would definitely not be a youth pastor today. After seeing the stress of working in a church I would have not been prepared to handle it!

So this April I graduate and in September I am officially not an intern anymore. Who knows where God is going to lead me. That's part of the fun of life. Standing on the edge of a cliff that is that next big stage of your life. The cliff is so high and the fog is thick but trusting in God I am ready to run and jump off that cliff into my next adventure in life.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Welcome Back Blog World

So I figured there are lots of people out there wanting to know whats going on in my life. So the Andrew Eby Blog Adventure is starting back up! (inspired by my sister starting to blog) On this blog you will here a plethora of tales, mishaps, and going-ons of my life! I consider my life to be pretty exciting and I want to share with the world what I do everyday! So enjoy! Grab a coffee. Grab your reading glasses. And simply transport yourself to a better time. A time where youth pastors reign supreme.