Friday, October 31, 2008

New Book Update

Leanne Thomas has posted a new section of her book. The book will be published by the end of the year and I will post the link to Amazon if you are interested in buying a copy.

Sgt. Carter's Nightmare Has Just Begun

Friday Felicities - 31 October 2008

Halloween Edition

  1. Toasting pumpkin seed
  2. Carving pumpkins (yes, I actually enjoy it!)
  3. Walking around with the kids
  4. Reading Edger Allan Poe stories
  5. Watching Scooby-Doo
  6. Eating Candy Corn
  7. Eating any candy!
  8. Sorting through the candy with Ian and figuring out which ones we want to eat first.
  9. Watching Madeleine turn into a young woman
  10. Enjoying a Starbucks date with Lona


Well, another week and no new posts. I will post a couple of funny things later. I am restless. I am anxious to get started. But God has a plan and I must be patient. Have I told you I don't like to wait? As my friend Inago said, "I hate waiting." In the meantime, I will continue to make myself useful.

This semester is almost over. One more month, about 6 weeks. Dec 8 is my last final exam. I am actually finished with one class. I will be taking Intro to New Testament II and Preaching next semester. I am looking forward to both classes. Since I will be able to work on a few sermons next semester, I want to make myself available to preach more. I have been teaching a singles Sunday School class for the last 4 years. I will stop at the end of this year so that my Sundays are free. There are several small churches out on the plains that did not have a pastor and are always looking for someone to fill the pulpit. I would like to do that about once a month.

My wife and I are also looking at doing a mission trip to Ireland in June. This is where we believe God has called us to minister and we want to start making a connection with the people. We will probably help with a summer camp for kids and teens. We are excited about this opportunity. I also have my resume in to a couple of churches, so we will see what God has in store...even though that means waiting.

Friday, October 24, 2008

My Dentist

Humor is my second theme for Fridays besides the Felicities. This is the best Conway-Corman skit!

Friday Felicities - 24 October 2008

I really had good intentions to post more this week, but it didn't happen. Yet, here are my joys for the week:

  1. Jack-O-Lanterns
  2. Carving pumpkins with my kids (Ian is at the age where he enjoys this now)
  3. "You killed it!" Ian said this last year when I started carving the pumpkin
  4. Candy Corn
  5. Carmel Apples

Ok, so it was a fall, October theme. You got problems with that? Have a nice weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Is This Your Weatherman?

Friday Felicities - 17 October 2008

These bring a smile to my face:

  1. Walking through a covered bridge
  2. The smell of a large black cauldron of soup beans
  3. The sweet smell of candy and caramel apples
  4. sassafras tea
  5. "Daddy, let's play checkers."

Parke County - Covered Bridge Festival

I grew up in Parke County, IN and this is a huge fall festival where over 1 million people visit the county which only has a population of about 20,000 people. Check out the link and take a drive through the covered bridges or stop and get a pulled pork sandwich, a bowl of ham and beans and a slice of gooseberry pie.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Felicities - 10 October 2008

What makes me feel good:

  1. The word "Redeemer"
  2. The phrase "For God So Loved..."
  3. He called me "friend"
  4. A harvest moon
  5. High School Football in October
  6. Riding a bicycle
  7. Andy Griffith Show
  8. 60's sitcoms
  9. peanut butter
  10. caterpillars

What It Was Was Football

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

More "In the Beginning"

Leanne Thomas has added a few more sections to her book on the first six chapters of Genesis. Check it out!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Friday Felicities - 3 October 2008

What makes me happy:

  1. Hearing my children pray for their friends
  2. Smell of autumn leaves on the ground
  3. Tim Conway and Harvey Corman on the Carol Burnett Show
  4. Realizing that it is later in the work day than I thought
  5. Reading Psalms
  6. Reading sermons by Alexander MacLaren
  7. Green Tea
  8. A new "old" book
  9. Watching my wife sing
  10. Listening to Keith Green sing