Archive for September 2008

I’ve Got Gas

September 30, 2008

No blogee for me lately…so here’s a recap of the past few days:

  • I haven’t had any problems getting gas.  The most I’ve had to wait is about 7 minutes.  But a ton of people around me have waited over an hour.  Guess I’m just lucking out with time and location.
  • Braden attended his first Auburn game last Saturday.  Orange face paint and rolling Toomer’s Corner.  FUN.
  • We are recruiting heavy in October for KidVenture.  A strong push asking people to join the adventure!
  • New preschool curriculum starting this Sunday!  Lil’K.  I’m confident it will be the shot in the arm we need.  Very structured.  Very easy to implement.
  • Stealing is dumb, right?  Well, it’s even dumber when you steal 2 kid bicycles out of your neighborhood and then put them for sale in your own yard sale.  Yep, it happened.  Yep, close to where I live.

KBC –> now in ATL!

September 25, 2008

It took a lot of hard work.  It took a lot of prayer.  It took a lot of meetings with principals, school boards, parents, children’s ministers, and volunteers.  We knew it would happen…eventually.  We knew God would open the door.

I could not be more proud of my wife.  Yes, I’m bragging.  (Yes, I’m also earning brownie points.)  She had ups and downs on this path to getting Kid’s Beach Club started in Georgia.  But today’s reality is that a club started on Tuesday of this week.  And 2 more are starting next Friday.  That means the Gospel was shared with kids on Tuesday in an elementary school.  That means the Bible was openend and praise songs were heard.  And going by stats from this ministry, about 50% of the kids that will attend have ZERO church affiliation.  That’s what KBC is all about – sharing God’s love with these kids and connecting them and their families to a local church.

Congrats KBC.  Congrats Dana.  Let’s pray this spreads like wildfire throughout North Georgia and dozens of clubs are kicking by next summer and hundreds of lives are changed eternally!

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Emotional Hippies – Crying Over Dead Trees

September 25, 2008

One of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on Youtube.


Pic of the Day

September 24, 2008

Boring Post

September 22, 2008

My computer crashed Saturday morning and I just got it back this afternoon.  My first negative experience with my little MacBook.

It’s amazing how reliant we are on these things, eh?  Probably too much.

My small town (My really small town)

September 19, 2008

I love my town.  Cartersville is a small town in NW Georgia.  It’s Ronnie Brown’s hometown.  It has great high school sports.  The Booth Western Art Museum.  The Indian Mounds.  Great parks and decent restaurants.  And, of course, it’s home to Oak Leaf Church.

Because I love my town, I reserve the right to make fun of it.  🙂  Actually, it’s just a little observation.  Cartersville has grown a ton over the past 5 years.  (Proof:  We have a Starbucks.  ha.)  Despite that growth though, I was reminded today just how small we may still be.  I was at a local establishment and was paying for services rendered when the lady working behind the counter pulls out a debit card processing machine.  She went on to describe what the machine does and that they had just gotten it.  I didn’t say much because I couldn’t tell if she was trying to be funny or if she was truly serious.  I kid you not, after I entered my pin and the transaction was complete, she had the biggest smile on her face and kept saying things like, “Isn’t that just the neatest thing…I think it’s great.”

This encounter reminded just how small we still are.  When we are still excited over debit card machines (that have been out for what…a decade?  2 decades?), maybe we haven’t “arrived yet”.

Good times.

My New Halloween Costume?

September 18, 2008

McCain?  Obama?  Or the one to the right of them?

(Now on sale at Walmart for 10 bucks.  Funny.)