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The real enemy April 29, 2019

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 7:24 am
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Let’s face it, we face adversity throughout life. However often we get the real enemy confused. All too easily we can see another person, agency, business, politician as the enemy. We feel offended, assaulted, or even wronged. But let’s not forget the real enemy. Paul reminds us in his letters to the Ephesians that we “struggle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (6:12). Remember Jesus’ own words that the “thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10). This even occurs within the church! C. S. Lewis in his book, Screwtape Letters, speaks to how its one of the evil one’s schemes to keep us wrapped up in strife between church denominations, leaders, pastors, etc., because as long as our hearts are engaged in destructions, our eyes aren’t on God.

So the next time you feel like someone (person, political party, etc) is your enemy, remember who the real enemy is. That we are to put on the Full Armor of God (Eph 6) so that we can stand firm against the attacks of the evil one. Jesus came so that we could not only have a restored relationship with the Father, but also to redeem our relationships with one another.


Independence High School – Class of 1995 – 20 Year Anniversary (San Jose, CA) July 31, 2013

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 5:40 pm
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Surprisingly my 15 year announcement received great Google Search rankings, so I am going to take another shot and let everyone known that we’re putting together a 20 year reunion that is being put together on Facebook. Check out our group page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/126509454156266/

You can also find me on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/tiggerjay77

One of the ideas that I’m floating is for a group cruise instead of the typical ballroom setup. Something that will be attractive for both families and singles, with plenty of activities to satisfy the needs of both groups…

So here is to the IHS Class of 1995…. Go Sixers!


Back on the running routine at the gym October 6, 2011

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 8:09 am

Okay, back to c25k again! Woo hoo, I can do this, no more distractions. Starting up with week 5 @ 2.8 miles!


A GREAT DEAL COMING TO THE SOUTH BAY $129 for a 7-Week Musical Theater Series for Kids August 18, 2011

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 8:09 pm
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The Offer (get the deal here!)

You might think that your child is a natural actor, singer, or dancer. They can be if they hone their skills with classes at Stage Kids CA.

Take advantage of today’s special deal and pay only $129 for seven weeks of acting, voice, and dance classes ($275 value). You’ll be so proud when they grow into the next Oscar, Grammy, or Tony winner and send you a shout out from the podium. If you sign them up for classes today, the standing ovation is sure to follow!

Stage Kids CA

Stage Kids CA is a theater arts school and productions company in the South Bay. Their programs train kids from ages of eight to 14, in stage skills such as acting, voice, and dance, while developing life skills like confidence, teamwork, and responsibility.

In the seven-week session, your child will be taught by experienced, caring teachers, with lesson plans for the new and experienced alike. The focus is to help your child grow in both theater skills and life skills. Sign your child up today and imbue them with the building blocks for success in the entertainment industry – or in any field!


Learn more about the seven-week program here!

Check out the Stage Kids CA blog here!

Join Stage Kids CA on Facebook here!






Family reunion August 14, 2011

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 10:55 pm

This weekend was terrific! We travelled back down to San Jose to go to our annual family reunion on my mom’s side of the family. It’s our closest 100 relatives, haha, if you can call 100 close. This year my parents were hosting it at Vasona Lake Park, and we were busy with all sorts of things to ensure that it went well. From waking up early, and prepping the site, to setting up for the hula group (have I mentioned my mom is part of a hula halau?) We had the BBQ to do, games to run, raffle tickets to sell. A lot of fun. I have some photos to post about this later this week.

This week I was still getting over my strep, so it was hard talking, but a was necessary. Hah! But it was great to see all of the cousins, aunts and uncles! A great idea was name tags, something we only do every once in a while… It helps our fuzzy memories since we only see eachother once a year or so.

This is also the last trip and vacation the kids get before going back to their school routines. Ti will start Kindergarten on a week from Monday with a new teacher, and Jed will be simply continuing his routing at daycare. It will be nice to have the kids back into a routine again, which will be a lot easier for mama and daddy 🙂

We just got home so I’m off to bed, after a long 4 hour drive! Blessings!


The good and bad of strep August 12, 2011

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 10:56 pm

So after feeling a sore throat for about a week I finally went into the doctor’s office. I thought it might have just been a virus, and I didn’t want to pump unneeded anti-biotics into the body… I waited to see if it would clear up, since most viruses start to clear up in 5 years. So… 7 days passed and it was getting worse.

I hedded into the clinic, and he was glad that I waited a bit to see if it would get better but it was a bit too long. In any event, I am now all setup with the drugs needed to kick this bacteria out of the system. Which is great, since last night it was killing me to swallow.

Lessened learned: wait a couple of days to see if it will clear up, drink water and rest…. but if that doesn’t make it better, then wait no more than 4-5 days before going in to the clinic!

Next stop, a 4 hour drive back to my parents for a reunion this weekend…


Conference and Vacation July 25, 2011

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 8:08 am

So I am sooo excited about this vacation/conference this week. I am starting it off with another certification for my education through Western Governors University… Very excited to be back in school!

Then I’m heading over to a conference at Bethel Church this week called Revival Lifestyle, it’s a brand new conference and it looks like it will be incredible and life changing. Although I was a bit surprised by the scheduled, basically 10am to 10pm nightly! Crazy. Both Jaimie and I will be doing the course… so daycare in the day, and childcare at night. I feel bad for the kids, but they LOVE daycare…

I will post more about the conference soon…



Warf to Warf 10k July 24, 2011

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 8:29 pm

I just ran a 10k race with my sister, Tracie which was amazing! Well Jed was in the jogging stroller and Tracie’s trainer, Maryanne and friend joined us as well. And to be honest it was more walking and light jogging than running, but it was a terrific time and fun!!! I will be sore tomorrow for sure, but it was AMAZING! So excited I was invited to come along!


Burney Falls July 2, 2011

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 6:17 pm

Just a quick post to the link of the photos from our Burney Falls Trip. Our family, my sisters family and some family friends all went… 3 adults and 5 kids… not too bad… 🙂



Toronto Trip – 2011 June 5, 2011

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 9:19 pm

Here are the photos, more details later…

Toronto Photos on Picasa