Archive for August 2008

Sunday Summary

August 31, 2008
  • Looking forward to having tomorrow off.  Spending it with family at the lake.  FUN.
  • Launched a new kid’s check-in system today…including new computers, printers, labels, wireless router, etc.  Went relatively smooth.
  • Sherry Berry is one of the most organized people on the planet!  She is a huge asset to KidVenture and Oak Leaf Church!  Thanks Sherry.
  • I miss being on the stage in The City.  Soon I’m going to work myself back in to the host rotation.  Teaching kids about God’s love (and being a complete goofball) is stinkin’ FUN!  (and important)
  • Lots of smack talk going on during the early AM setup.  Ahhh…college football is back, gotta love it.

Neutrality (Cass vs. Cartersville)

August 29, 2008

Since Dana and I moved to Cartersville 3.5 years ago, we have yet to attend a Cass vs. Cartersville football game (the local high school rivarly).  Attend together that is…I went to the game 2 years ago.  So tonight, we have a babysitter, we’ve prepared to leave early in order to fight traffic, and we are ready to watch some great play under friday night lights.

Now this may seem cheesy, but I’m trying to stay neutral in this rivarly.  We are sitting with some friends on the ______________ sideline tonight, but I’m still impartial.  I like both schools and know teachers and students at both schools.  Maybe when my kids get older and we end up at one of them, then I’ll become a true fan.

If you have a persuasive reason why I should cheer for one over the other, feel free to comment.
Keep it clean.  🙂

Pic of the Day

August 28, 2008

2 down, 2 to go

August 28, 2008

Regarding yesterday’s hope list:

(check) Annette Enderle fixed our router/computer problem!  Thanks Annette!
(?)  Will have to wait til Saturday night to see how the Bama – Clemson game goes.
(check) The sun came out yesterday.
(?) Who am I kidding?!?!

Wednesday’s Hope List

August 27, 2008
  • I hope I can magically become very smart and figure out how to configure our wireless router, air card, 2 laptops & 1 desktop new check-in system by Sunday.  All systems were a go, but we’ve hit a snag.  Ruh-roh.
  • I hope Clemson creams Alabama.  Correction:  I hope they shut out Alabama.  Correction:  I hope they beat them by 198 points.  🙂
  • I hope the rain goes away soon.
  • I hope that one day politicians will actually tell the truth.  (Not holding my breath for it though.)

Too Long, Too Serious, Tuned Out

August 26, 2008

I’ve sat through many training sessions before – anything from computer software to sales techniques to leadership development.  Not too long ago, I endured another one.  I say “endure” because all to often, that’s what it is.  And I wouldn’t necessarily fault the presenter (too much).  After all, there’s just info that you HAVE to cover, have to get through.

But I think a good phrase (or formula) to use when presenting anything is:  “If it’s too long and too serious, then expect people to tune out.”  Now I’m no great communicator…I’m sure you can find fault with my statement.  But, to me, this is a simple principle to apply.  Personally, I’m disengaged from something when it goes too long or humor is absent for too long.  Given:  I’m a goofball and enjoy laughing.

So, shorten it up, lighten up a little, and be passionate about your presentation.


August 26, 2008

Such a great attribute. Such an important one. I was reviewing our elementary lesson for this coming Sunday and it focuses on giving generously to the poor (deut. 15:10) and supporting missions, etc. In the video, the guy said a very simple phrase that is repeating in my head: “When we give our money to the needy, we our showing them through our actions that God loves them and that He is KIND.”

What a great reminder to us adults…and a powerful thing to teach children. So many need to hear about (and see, and receive) God’s compassion and His kindness.

Col. 3:12

Proverbs 14:31