Friday, January 30, 2009
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Monday, January 19, 2009
This YMCA is so nice that it has become the "A Model" for future facilities being built. Cranberry TWP is a busy area as it is and that growth is reflected everywhere you go.
There was a young famliy (mom, grandma, children) in the hot tub at the same time I was. They had young children (ages 2-4) that had just gotten out of the pool with towels wrapped around them and I could tell they were cold. Mom was letting them dip thier toes into the hot tub while they waited for an open shower in the locker room. There were so many people there this morning that they couldn't get to their belongings and had been waiting for a long time to get in.
Not long after that I strolled over to the mens locker room and was greeted by a warm and spacious shower, clearance to my locker, and space enough on the bench to get dressed and ready to go. Needless to say I felt bad for those moms that have the daily chore of watching after children. Not that it is a "chore" so to speak but I ackowledge the work it takes to ensure that Jr. gets his McNuggets, homework done, nose wiped, and so forth.
Beka has been home with the kids now for a few weeks homeshooling. I don't know how she gets it all done enough to make me dinner but I appreciate it. I love you Sweetheart.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
has had a skin condition on his leg that we have had looked at by
about 6 doctors. They are going to take a better look at it here. I
know this might seem trite but my heart goes out to those of you who
have had sick or hurt children. Whenever your kids are sick nothing
else much matters.
Friday, January 16, 2009
I have been reading a book by Henri Nouwen entitled "In the Name of Jesus ~ Reflections on Christian Leadership". He speaks of serving in a home of some mentally handicapped people who did not know of his books, nor lauded his education, or teaching background at Notre Dame, Yale, and Harvard.
"Not being able to use any of the skills that had proved so practical in the past was a real source of anxiety. I was suddenly faced with my naked self, open for hugs and punches, smiles and tears, all dependent simply on how I was perceived at the moment."
If you are in Christian Leadership I highly recommend this very practical book which is only about 100 pages.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Visual's started to flow..........
It could be said that a thigh five is just sophisticated terminology for a congratulatory hind quarter slap. A little banter might be in order. For example: (Guy just score's some points, be it baseball, hockey, or paper football)
"Dude, Thigh Five."
While suggesting a high five represented by an upraised right hand prepped for slapping - the cordial jester flies in with an incognito left hand to the thigh.
serves as a really good place for inspiration. Where are the places you like to go to discover new things?
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The comment was "Hey Tim, Dennis here. Did you read the book yet?"
I thought it was my Father in Law b/c that's how he always answers the phone... and his name is Dennis too. Mind you that Dennis McCallum (and my dad in law) by this time is huge in my book. I listen to his podcast every week and have read a couple of his books. Beka and I frequented Xenos this last year but I have never met him nor seen him in person. I clicked on the name "Dennis" and lo and behold it was him asking if I'd read "Organic" yet?
Dennis, if you read this I would make the trip from Western PA to buy you a burger... with cheese.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sorry these posts have been on the prophetic side but if God puts them in my heart - I post them.
May He grant you grace towards those that cause consistent friction.
...ok I gotta go to bed.
Beka: "No because it teaches evolution."
Claire: "Yeah Cam - we don't believe in Niagarathal's."
I thought that was pretty funny and looked online to see if 'Niagarathal' has been taken as a domain. It wasn't so I nabbed it. If some French Canadian band buys it from me in years to come - it will help me pay for Claire's college. Hmmm - maybe she'll become an anthropoligist...
Monday, January 12, 2009
I found this in the driveway the other day. Just minutes before -
Cameron asked me what else I did as a child besides video games. He
was more than shocked when I told him I didn't have them. It would
appear that it didn't take him long to discover what to do when the tv
Sunday, January 11, 2009
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Friday, January 9, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
I've never been to big on New Year's resolutions but this year I am making a concerted effort to:
1. Get in Shape - Since our camp in the summer is on the beach this is a big motivator to do so.
2. Track my thoughts on Scripture - I have always wanted to have a bible with my thoughts in it ready to give my kids on their wedding days. This would be a good place to start.
What are your New Year's Resolutions?
You know you have a good pizza after the first re-heat. We had Climo's Pizza for our meeting last night. Since we moved to PA in November I have been looking for a good pizza.. I want to give Climo's some ad space on my blog. If you're ever in our neck of the woods you owe it to yourself to have a slice or two. What's your best slice of pizza?