Monday, March 30, 2009

Loss For Words

I honestly don't have much to say on the Wonderblog tonight. I know! It's crazy! My weekend was pretty uneventful. Worked Saturday and Sunday, nothing too interesting happened. So, let's turn it over to you: What did you do this past weekend?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Share The Stoke

I am super pumped to go see this in October.

Is there a movie you're looking forward to? Maybe a summer blockbuster?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tomorrow Is The Day

Sharathon 2009 kicks off! Last year we blew our goals out of the water. This year, we're hoping to do the same. ($22,000 monthly and $85,000 one-time) Starting at 5:30 tomorrow morning we dedicate 2 days to our once-a-year fundraising drive. Will you be a part of it?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Holy Concerts Batman!

In my 4 years at Life 100.3 I don't remember a time like this. The concert guide is 3 pages long! There are so many shows happening in our area it's insane! Check this out:

March 27
Hello Kelly & To Tell
Mount Forest Victory Church, Mount Forest, ON
Tickets - $7 @ the door

March 28
Silverlane – An Accoustic Show
Accoustic Traditions Music Store In The Sobey’s Plaza, Orangeville, ON

March 29
Calvary Baptist Church, Oshawa, ON
6:00pm – for details
Tickets - $15 @ the door

April 4
Seventh Day Slumber with Manic Drive & Hello Kelly
Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, Toronto, ON
Tickets - $8
Details @

April 6
Newsboys with Decemberadio & VOTA
Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, Toronto, ON
Tickets - $15
Details @

April 18
Kaltrop, What If This Dream Is All We Have, To Tell
Calvary Church, Owen Sound, ON
Tickets - $7 @ the door

April 25
The End Poverty Concert
TFK, Pillar, Turn Off The Stars, Kiros & Late Night Sanity
Hershey Centre, Mississauga, ON
Tickets - $18 Advance, $20 @ the door
Details @

May 15-17
Overflow – Jonezetta
Waterloo Memorial Rec Complex, Waterloo, ON
Details @

May 16
Michael W. Smith
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON
Details @

May 22
The Glorious Unseen
Rexdale Alliance Church, Toronto, ON
Info @

May 23
Mat Kearney
Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
Tickets – $39.50 @ or

June 6
Christian Heritage Day
HillsongUnited, Bluetree, Group 1 Crew, This Beautiful Republic, Turn Off The Stars
Ontario Place, Toronto, ON
Details @

June 13
Refuelfest – Skillet, Superchick, Third Day, Britt Nicole, Manafest, Article One
Delhi District Secondary, Delhi, ON
Details @

June 23
The Fray
Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
Details @

June 23
Kool Haus, Toronto, ON

June 27
Wonder Jam
MercyMe, Relient K, TFK, Hawk Nelson & Hello Kelly
Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan, ON
Tickets – $45 @

August 2-5
Skillet, Hawk Nelson, Sanctus Real, Family Force 5
Darien Lake, NY
Details @

It'd be sweet if you could go to all of them, but you can't. So which ones are you going to make sure you get tickets to?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

How Do You Vote?

I read an article on today, that was penned in reaction to a previous article about how many Christians are on American Idol, and how Christian viewers are inclined to vote for them. (Read the article here) While I agree that it is quite likely that Christians would vote for other Christians, I don't think it's right. It's actually a pet peeve of mine, as soon as something is labelled "Christian," believers flock to it like gluttons to an all-you-can-eat buffet. They don't take the time to critically analyse the song/tv show/movie like they would if it didn't have the magic label. (Maybe I'll go deeper into that in a future post.)

But my question to you is this: "How do you vote?" Do you vote for the best singer, or do you vote for the Christian singer because you are yourself a Christian?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What Are You Swimming For?

I was driving in to work today, windows down, sunroof open and Jack's Mannequin booming through the stereo. It was a nearly perfect day. (A Starbucks Chai Latte would have been the cherry on the sundae) The song of choice for this moment was "Swim," probably my favorite song on The Glass Passenger. Here it is.

You gotta swim
Swim for your life
Swim for the music
That saves you
When you're not so sure you'll survive
You gotta swim
Swim when it hurts
The whole world is watching
You haven't come this far
To fall off the earth
The currents will pull you
Away from your love
Just keep your head above

I found a tidal wave
Begging to tear down the door
Memories like bullets
They fired at me from a gun
Cracking me open yeah
I swim to brighter days
Despite the absence of sun
Choking on salt water
I'm not giving in
I swim

You gotta swim
For nights that wont end
Swim for your families
Your lovers your sisters
And brothers your friends
Yeah you gotta swim
For wars without cause
Swim for the lost politicians
Who don't see their greed is a flaw
The currents will pull us
Away from our love
Just keep your head above

I found a tidal wave
Begging to tear down the door
Memories like bullets
They fired at me from a gun
Cracking me open now
I swim to brighter days
Despite of the absence of sun
Choking on salt water
I'm not giving in
I'm not giving in
I swim

You gotta swim
Swim in the dark
There's an ocean to drift in
Feel the tide shifting away from the spark
Yeah you gotta swim
Don't let yourself sink
Just follow the horizon
I promise you it's not as far as you think
The currents will drag us away from our love
Just keep your head above
Just keep your head above
Just keep your head above
Swim, swim
Just keep your head above

What are you swimming for?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St Paddy

Today was St Patrick's Day. (Apparently not many people in Central Ontario cared judging by the lack of green in wardrobes across the area.) Do you know the story of St Patrick? Did you know he wasn't an actual saint? Mark Driscoll did some research and gives us the full story on his blog. You can check out Mark's blog HERE.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Itchin' To Ride

The weather we've had lately has me itchin to ride again. Combine that with vids, like this one, that pop up in my email and summer can't get here fast enough.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Recently I was shown this Youtube video. It's a compilation of a bunch of ads for's fantasy pool. Essentially each ad features an NFL player saying why you should pick them for your fantasy pool. Sounds boring, I know, except that each player explains why you should pick them by showing off a skill of theirs. And these guys have some serious skills! Check it out.


Friday, March 13, 2009

March Break

Tonight officially kicked off March break for high school students across Central Ontario. It's been a while since I had a March break, but my memories are still fresh. My family always took a ski vacation for March break. Whistler, Lake Louise, Big White, it was always a good time. Skiing in the rockies is radically different from skiing in Ontario. As opposed to a couple minutes per run, we'd regularly have to stop halfway down the runs out west because they are so long. I think it took over an hour to come down to the village from Whistler. It's amazing! If you're a skier/snowboarder, you've got to make it a priority to head out West at least once.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Ever Googled yourself? It can be an interesting experiment. You might even find out something about yourself that you didn't know. In my case, the results were kind of boring.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

She's Baaaaaack!

Crystal came home today.
I'm SUPER pumped!
I missed her.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Flying Solo

This afternoon I made the trek down Hwy400 to Pearson airport to send my beautiful wife off to the Dominican Republic for the weekend. It was a mix of emotions as I kissed her farewell. Loneliness, Jealousy and Pride. I will miss her, and I was a little jealous she was headed to the tropics without me. But I was also proud of my girl. She's headed to the DR, not to vacation, but to work with Latienda. Using her passion for craft to touch people, and show them a little bit of Jesus.

Just goes to show ya, no matter your passion God can use it for his glory. Even passions like surfing! (Maybe one day!)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I'm Not Odd... I'm Quirky

Let me start off by saying that I seldom dream. I go to sleep, and have a dreamless sleep... most nights. Which is why it's so odd that for the past 3 nights I have had dreams. Dreams that all had the same theme; surfing. Yes it's true, a couple nights ago I was surfing Pipe on the north shore of Oahu. The next night, I was in South Africa, enjoying a banner day at J-Bay. Last night I was in Tahiti, surfing with Rob Machado. (Super nice guy) I think my sub-conscious is craving summer. After all, it has been a VERY long winter in Central Ontario.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Be A Hero

Save the daylight.

Sending some love to LifeChurch for the video.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Use It Or Lose It

You know how some people how certain quirks, or idiosyncrasies that might seem unusual to outsiders? Well I'm not immune from the ailment. I like to save nice things. What do I mean? Well, I have certain clothes that I save for certain times. I have t-shirts that I will only wear in summer. I put away my "summer shoes" in winter because I don't want to ruin them. Well last weekend I got some new hockey equipment, real nice stuff. I had resolved not to use it right now because it was too nice. I eventually caved in and started using the gear, with the exception of one thing... The gloves. My existing gloves were fine, and I didn't want to ruin the new ones. Well yesterday I decided to use the gloves. There's no point in having these sweet mitts if I don't use them right? So I packed them (along with my old gloves just in case) in my hockey bag and off I went.

As luck would have it, on my first shift I got tangled up with the opposing defenseman and we both fell to the ice. As he went to get back up he put his skate (blade) right on my pinkie and drove his foot into the ice as he got up to get back into the play. Can I tell you something? IT HURT! Luckily his skate didn't go through the glove, so I kept playing. When I got to the bench I looked down to see the knob of my new stick and my brand-new, virgin gloves covered in blood. Although his skate didn't cut my finger, it did pinch the skin which resulted in a blood blister. A blood blister which I popped later in the shift. I was bummed! Now my nice new gloves are covered in blood and are no longer pristine.

I'm not as bummed today. The blood adds character. It might even be intimidating. So what did I learn from this? I'm not sure. I'm still saving my favorite t-shirts for summer wear, and my summer shoes aren't coming out until the salt on the roads is gone. ;-)

What weird quirks do you have?