Saturday, May 31, 2008


"Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee." I did not stage this. I was blogging and Caloway fell asleep on the couch... wrapped himself in a blanket... clutching his bible.

Happy Birthday Bloggy

My blog will be one year old tomorrow and I'm writing tonight because I know I'll forget tomorrow. I'll try to be more consistent this year...

A Diary of Private Prayer

I've noticed something about myself. I can pray in front of others but the words don't come as easy when I'm praying by myself. I have been looking for something to help me with this and I stumbled across this book I got from my grandpa. It is called A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillee. The prayers in this book are very powerful. I just needed a little boost and this seems to be doing just that.

Monday, May 19, 2008

New Music Monday

Right now I'm listening to one of the best albums I've heard in a while. Ben Folds came out with Rockin' The Suburbs on September 11, 2001. No connection with the date but give it a listen. If you like Chris Rice, Billy Joel, or just some rockin' piano ballads you need to pick this one up from iTunes!

Ok - little update...
Be advised - Ben drops about 4 f notes in this album and I'm not talking about the musical note.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Cheap as Free!!

I have been talking with a few people in Marion about a facility for our new church plant. Lately I have been talking with Marion Children's services about their multi-purpose facility which has a gymnasium, a big classroom, a kitchen, and an awesome playground behind the building. My friend who used to work their said they rent it out for $20 an hour which was 'funomimal'! I went there today to meet with the director again and he told me there would be no charge... Needless to say it was confirmation from God that this is His business and I am privialged to be apart of what He is doing. Thank you Lord!!


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Hidden Treasures

I am currently reading "Writing Better Lyrics" by Pat Patterson. The first chapter is called Object Writing: The Art of Deep Diving. The author makes mention that most people describe the place where they are, in the moment, describe mostly what they sense visually. She then asked the reader to do a little exercise in describing the room we are sitting by all five senses. I then closed my eyes and felt the wood floor under my feet... the scent of the grass being cut in my neighbors yard... the sound of my wife telling my youngest not to walk on the freshly mopped floor... the fabric of the couch I was sitting on... my hand ran in between the couch cushions and I found my keys that had been missing for a week! This book really works!!! -lol

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Somewhere over the Rainbow

This was just outside the mall yesterday... I still feel like a kid every time I see a rainbow - especially one this big. I couldn't help it but I was stopping people in the parking lot that had not noticed it. I got a few looks but most were like "Dude... that is awesome!!"

Wolf Habitat

My kids and I went to this place near where my parents live. It is a wolf habitat and there are about 30 or so wolves in captivity...
My nephew (bottom right) took it upon himself to only accept money for his birthday to which he donated every cent to this place.