Sunday, June 28, 2009


Well, here is another edition of SSS for today, and honestly I really don't know where to begin. Talk about a weird week of celebrity news and of course things just continuing to be very busy here at home.

  • This week we lost Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcet, and Michael Jackson. Not even sure where to begin on these issues, so I will just share a good article that I read which really just seemed to hit home. It was a rough week for Generation X'ers, and well, that is all I am going to say on that. My only hope, is that even though they are gone; their hearts were right with Christ. For in this life, that is the only thing that matters. Here is that article:
  • It was a pretty rough week between work and school, and I for one will be very glad when this class that I am in ends. Half way through the Master's program though, so that is very good news as far as I am concerned.
  • I have been wondering why this Perez Hilton continues to be in the news? Does this person really have value that we need to waste time broadcasting his antics on almost a daily basis? Honestly I am not sure who is getting more airtime ... him or the President.
  • The fourth of July is coming up and hopefully we might do a little something, even if it is just a bar-b-que here at the house and a simple day. Truth be told, I'd like to get the boat cleaned out this week and head to the lake -- so that might be something to look forward too.
  • Headed to a new church today, should be a blast.
  • Lastly, I had a meeting this week with an Association here in town about seeking some additional preaching opportunities for me. The meeting went very well and it looks like there might be some opportunities in the very near future. God is good ... and I just want to follow while He leads.

Hope everyone has a good week -- be blessed.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Following in the tradition of some friends, today is SSS (which stands for Stats Suck Sunday -- but I am not sure I am real crazy about the name - LOL). Anyway, here are my thoughts for today:

  • It's Father's Day. Time for "Dad" to sit back, relax, and enjoy himself all while the house is filled with an air of silence and a fresh aroma of Febreeze. Yeah ... right. (LOL) At any rate, Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there, and most especially to my Dad who is still my hero.
  • My son came in this morning and offered to take us to the movies today, his treat, to see "Up". Lisa is still recovering from surgery and I have to teach tonight so we are gonna rain check that offer -- but man, what an AWESOME kid to even consider it.
  • This was a real trying week and well, I am hoping for a better one this coming week.
  • School is wearing me down, but hey, I am officially half-way through my Master's degree so it cannot be all that bad. Can it???
  • Lastly, we made the decision this week to go "back out" into the mission field and leave the comfort zone of a church we love, in search of new ministry work. We sure could use your prayers in this endeavor as we seek the Lord and follow His leading for our lives.

Well, that is all I can think of for now. May God bless you in a mighty way this week.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Time to breathe?

Well, lots to talk about but just not sure where to begin. I am going to just be honest here so bear with me ..... I am just about at my wits end with all the nonsense going on around me.

Between dealing with needless drama, to a workload that is wearing me out, to the continual church stuff, to school requirements that would make anyone wring their hands, and to everything else that is in between I wonder when something is going to stop and I am going to be able to just breathe. I've heard many people say that they "need a vacation", and I am beginning to think that they may really be onto something there. To need a vacation is to have a condition requiring relief to acquiring a break from the norm; to move away from the junk and allow oneself to simply breathe. I realized this morning that it has been almost 4 years since I have had a vacation. To me, I am wondering when this is going to happen or when I am going to find the time to do so.

One day? Maybe.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Wedding in Wichita Falls!

Well, here I am back "home" in Wichita Falls, TX -- and let's just say this has been a great trip so far. I am here to officiate a wedding for my "spiritual Dad's", Jimmy, 2nd eldest daughter, Megan (marrying a great guy named Mike); and when I say I "home" I mean that this is the place where my ministry began, in the same church that I was licensed to the Gospel. My family and I were here last year for Jimmy's eldest daughter's wedding, Kevy (who married Denny), but this time I had to come alone since I am headed to Los Angeles tomorrow for work. :-(

Anyway, this town has always felt like home to me, and it is like a spiritual refreshing for me to be here and to be around those whose love for me and my family is beyond reproach.

Last night, we had the wedding rehearsal and praise the Lord everything went off perfectly. This afternoon is the wedding (at 4pm) and to be honest I simply cannot wait. I must mention though, that last night Mike and Megan (who are AVID Dallas Stars fans --- booooo --- haha) got me a gift that is beyond words.

They got me a Pittsburgh Penguin jersey of my favorite player, Mark Andre Fleury as well as a Penguin ballcap. I was speechless ... seriously, without words to comprehend this gift they would get for me. My heart was just filled with emotion, and to me this was just amazing and beyond words -- I could barely get "thank you" out of my mouth .... I was that blown away.

Anyway, just a short update of what's going on here -- God bless you all.
And oh yeah ... GO PENS!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Let's Go Pens!

Well, I can say that tonight was actually a GREAT night of hockey and I really enjoyed watching the Penguins play like I know they are capable of. Way to go fellas ... way to go indeed. So, here we are: a rematch of last year's Stanley Cup playoffs and the series is tied at two games a piece.

Back to Detroit we go ...



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