Wednesday, August 29, 2007

When did THAT happen?

I thought Girl Scouts were this:

Then Em brought this flyer home from school. When did THAT happen?

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Today my 4 year old daughter was painting with watercolors. After each painting was finished she would put it on a table or counter to dry. You can imagine my horror when I discovered one of her wet WATERcolor paintings sitting on the keyboard of my open MacBook Pro laptop.

A little color had bled onto some of the keyboard keys, but no other water damage was found.


I met a lady in the Walmart checkout line today. In conversation, I found out she goes to a church just down the street from the school where my wife is teaching this fall. Since the school is 80% African-American and 20% Latino I asked this lady (Caucasian) about the racial mix of the church.

It's sad that a church in that community is "almost all white with a couple of black families and a separate Hispanic service".

Since I had just been to Deb's school for their "meet your teacher" party earlier in the day, the thought of an island of such bright whiteness in that community just seems so out of place.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Testing email subscription option

Over on the right, I've added an email subscription option. This post is to test and make sure that is working!

Long time no post

Man... it's just been a crazy time... no time to post!

Couple of highlights:
Visited Debbie's classroom today. It looks great! I know she is going to do a great job. What a chance to impact 18 kids' lives! So much potential in that room. I'm proud of you, Deb.

Our kids return to school Monday. They are mostly excited. Should be good for them AND FOR ME after the last two weeks with Debbie in teacher orientation and me working.

Willow Creek Leadership Summit was great last week. Maybe I'll post some highlights.

Anyway... gotta run...

Thursday, August 02, 2007

How to pray, what to pray

If you could use a recharging of your prayer-life, take a listen to three excellent messages on prayer by Andy Stanley. I thought these would be good messages, but they were even more impacting than I expected.

Just go here.

And listen online or buy the "Permission to Speak Freely" messages from 9/25/05, 10/2/05, and 10/9/05. The "cart" link leads you to how to get an audio CD, but at the bottom of the page about the series you can buy each message in MP3 for a dollar.