Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pastors Have Drama Too

Pastors Have Drama Too


“Hey Pastor Doug I was wondering if I could interview you for a english project?” I texted, “Yes.” he said bluntly. “Okay. First question: What was it like growing up in San Luis Obispo?” “swoosh”; my phone made a sound when the text got sent. I saw the three dots showing that he was typing and thought to myself I wonder what it would be like for me if I grew up in San Luis with him… my phone interrupted my thoughts with a dinging notification and the text read “San Luis Obispo was much more country. There were no other houses around mine. My brother and I got to pretty much run the mount. It was perfect.” He ended the text and then added another text saying “My grandparents had a small farm outside of Morro Bay. We would go off and go up there. We did not have a lot of other people in the area. We would make toys out of pieces of wood and anything else we could find and we thought it was fantastic.”
I was getting a nice cool glass of cranberry juice on this beautiful day when a “DING” interrupted my relaxation. I sat back down in the sun filled office, and opened my phone. The first thing I saw was “imessage from Pastor Doug :)”.  So I responded with, “What was your dream job throughout your entire life?” I asked. “When I was in elementary school I wanted to be a paleontologist. In my early teens, I was going to be a plumber. At age 17 I was called to the ministry. When I was 26, I fell in love with teaching. Quite an eclectic list.” So I ruffled through my notes in my english notebook and found my next question; while at the same time was thinking about how many decisions he had. So I responded with, “What influenced you to do all those things? Like what was the reason you wanted to do them?” I went back to my glass of cranberry juice and took a sip. I sat back down on the creaky, rolling chair and waited for the text.
It was taking a while for Pastor Doug to respond so I found myself at the fridge; again, getting myself a popsicle. I always have loved popsicles. My phone interrupted my thoughts so I sat back down; popsicle in hand, and the text read, “What boy doesn't love dinosaurs? When I realized the career opportunities in that  line of work were some what limited, so I considered the family business, plumbing. As far as the ministry, I didn't choose it, it chose me. In my final year in a church in San Bernardino, I had the opportunity to teach sixth grade and loved it. When my marriage at that time failed. I was a single parent, and decided to go into public education. That lasted for 32 years. When I decided to retire, the chance of becoming a children's pastor at our church opened up. I was given the chance to be a licensed minister once again.”  I had finally finished reading the long text and finished my popsicle. To say the least, about the popsicle, it tasted heavenly. Anyways, so I looked on my sheet and found the last question. So I tapped on the very dirty touch-screen with my sticky and superb thumbs, may I say, and I said, “And lastly, do you ever regret giving up on one of your jobs? If so, why? And if not, why?” SWOOSH!!! My phone made a cool sound indicating that I sent my text.
As I was washing off my sticky hands, my phone made a sound, it kinda sounded like “DINGGG”. You have to have an imagination to be able to make that wonderful, technological sound. “I wish the times that I had stayed in the ministry originally. But looking back and seeing where my life has been, I have to say that it's been a wonderful ride. I really don't regret all the different jobs I’ve had.” the text was over until then I saw those mysterious gray, revolving dots on the left side of the screen indicating that he has more to say. It read “I do wish I had been a missionary. I felt like that was a calling at a point in time. But whether it be Pastor, plumber, or teacher, I've enjoyed every job and found joy in life and all of them.”  I heard the loud dinging noise and set my stress ball down. I was indeed shocked because I didn't know my pastor's life could be so boring but interesting at the same time. I mean if you saw my pastor walking the streets, you would most definitely not think “plumber” as the first thing that came to mind. He's a very non-scruffy person. But you know, we all have some things that no one would expect us to do, which is why we have that saying “don't judge a book by it's cover”. That's something I learned from this assignment. Is to never, ever judge a book by it's cover.  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

We'll miss you Juliet Sykes

Tonight I read "Before I Fall" by Lauren Oliver. This book has really contributed to my outlook on life. It shows me that even if it seems like the most happy person doesn't have problems, they really do. See this book gets you so involved. That's why I think lots of people would like this book.
     Oliver has the style of writing lots of other authors lack. That's what makes me so intrigued. So check out Lauren Olivers books and maybe you'll like it too.

Goodbye Juliet Sykes

Tonight I Read "Before I Fall" by Lauren Oliver. Tonight was interesting. But I won't get into the details. Just know that if you like books that make you feel like your in the event and make you feel like your there, this book is for you. This book makes me feel so apart of and it makes me want to know more.
     I think Oliver has a sense of veiw of life to really help you be there. She helps you understand the true meaning of what she's saying. Just because whenever I read this is feel like I'm looking down and watching a little performance put together and it's super intriguing. Maybe if you read it you'll feel the same as me

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thanks Sam

Tonight I read "Before I Fall" by Lauren Oliver. Tonight was a steady night. Not jumping in front of trucks or breaking arms. Just going back home and all the thoughts rushing through her head. I wonder how tragic this situation is in real life. Maybe I'll find out tommorow when I read "Before I Fall". You should read it too!

Sams Story

Tonight I read "Before I Fall" by Lauren Oliver. I'm still reading it! It's a enchanting book really. But to the point. Lauren Oliver has such passion in this book it leaves me on the edge of the seat. Imagine reading a book that makes you want to read ten million times faster just to be able to read more. That's how I feel every time I read and read and read into this book. So come and check it out it will leave you on the cliff of your seat.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sweet Sam I Want to Know More!

Tonight I read "Before I Fall" by Lauren Oliver. She still hasn't sped up the story and I'm a little frustrated. Why do authors always have that one part in the book that's just really slow? I hate that part. What about you? Tell me. I wonder why this author had to go through events like this. Well hopefully it will speed up tomorrow like I was hoping yesterday.

Sam, Tell Me More

Today I read "Before I Fall' by Lauren Oliver. It really has not talked about anything! I want to ask the author why she hasn't been keeping the story exciting. Maybe she just got bored with the book. Who knows! Well hopefully tomorrow we'll find out.