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Last entry for this blog

I am hanging up the hat on this blog.  I did a bit better with this one than my last. I just haven’t been into writing lately so I am saying good-bye.  I might do another one in the future but for now, so-long.


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Matthew 25:35

For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in.

Today, I took the opportunity to impact the life of a child.  I signed up with Compassion International to sponsor a little guy named Orvin in the Dominican Republic.  One of the local radio stations has been doing a 3 day drive for Compassion International.  I had been hearing the advertisements the past couple of days and I have thought about sponsoring a child for quite some time but have never just done it. I am excited to see more of what it means to be the sponsor of this child. I have heard nothing but good about the program. I will post more about this journey as it unfolds.

Find more about Compassion International

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Golf was a bust:(

@ 4AM my wife and I were woken up by lightning and heavy rain.  Some of the lightning seemed right outside of the window.  Needless to say after an hour or so of the Thunderstom keeping us awake, I was really tired when the alarm went off at 6:30. I called the golf course and they said it was soaked and play at your own risk since there were still storms in the area.  I went ahead and cancelled the Tee Time so Dallas and I will have to re-schedule for another time.  Guess what?? It didn’t rain anymore…grrrrrrrrrrrrr

PS- Anyone else think all the storms this year is wacky?

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US Open

The US Open is over and Tiger Woods has once again won another tournament. This is the first time I really payed attention to the whole event. I usually just watch a few holes but this one was really nail biting. Tiger was injured and played through some pretty intense pain. He tied for first place during the final on the last shot of Hole 18 and sent the tournament to Monday. Today both Tiger and Rocco traded the lead and ended up tied at the end of 18 sending it to sudden death. Tiger wrapped it up on the first hole of sudden death. CONGRATULATIONS TIGER!!

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Cool Quote

Today at Church, we were studying the compassion of Jesus. Bruce shared with us a quote from Deb Hirsch. Since I didn’t hear it firsthand, I am going to try and get it right.  Deb was speaking in Washington DC and talking about how she and her husband Alan used to move into Red light districts. Anyway, the quote was “You can’t love what you can not see.”  It was really profound and made me feel like poo.  You see, last week I was filling my car up with gas and someone came up and asked if I had 75cents. Without even checking I said “Sorry, I don’t have any change.” It has been bugging me all week. I can’t believe that I responded that way.  75 freaking cents!!!! Needless to say I have been praying for forgiveness and a change of character since.

Anyway, think about the quote and what it means and let it get under your skin–

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It has finally happened

Congratulations to Danica Patrick. She is the first female to win an IRL race.  If she thought she used to get a lot of media attention, look out now. It is going to be a feeding frenzy!

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I am still around

Long time no update. I have been pretty busy or something like that. Whatever. I haven’t really been that busy but I still haven’t been able to find time to make updates here. I am in good company If you go here or here you will see no updates in months. Was that some suttle jab at others to justify my slacking? I think so. I am sure there is a sermon in there somewhere. I am sorry. I have no excuses.

Great service at Church today. Set was as follows-

Opener- Be Glorified

Welcome/Announcements Famous One – Open the Eyes of my heart – Blessed be the Name

1st half of message on Suffering from Alistair

Dan and Terry B did the song Grace by Saving Jane. Dan played guitar on this instead of having piano. It gave the song a more sorrowful sound. See the Saving Jane version below-

Rest of message and Communion. We did communion a different way than we have before. We did a Celtic Liturgy (resposive reading) and then had the people come to the table by rows and all be served together instead of individually taking communion like we usually do.

Terri H and I sang Clinging to the Cross to open communion and then we sang How great is our God and wrapped it up with a big round of applause to our Creator.

The service was very powerfull and people were really engaged in the communion time.

On a different note- I talked to my dad a couple times in the last week. He is sounding really good. He had his radiation treatment postponed for a week due to his radiation aparatus needing to be rebuilt. The first time they made it, his head was still swollen from the surgery. He starts his radiation Monday and will be treated for 6 weeks. Thanks for all the prayers. Pop is really gratefull for all of them. I will post more updates as I get them.

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