Friday, April 28, 2006

Thank You GOD

For always being enough no matter what.

Thank You for caring enough to teach.

Monday, April 24, 2006

I WIN!!!!!

Alright I won but I kinda lost too.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Ohhhhh POOP!

That's right everybody has a story about pooping. Some of us have several actually, but here I will only share 2 (tehe the amount seemed fitting)
1. I was about 5 years old and at the house where we lived had two bathrooms. I just couldn't decide which one I wanted to go in. So I just kept running back and forth looking at the toilets. Until half way between both places my body had enough and made the decision for me.

2. I was in the 10th grade and was at the park 4 blocks from my house, playing basketball. Well I needed to go, but they needed one more player to make a game so I stayed. It was the longest game of my life so when I finally left I was in a bad way. So I did what we all have done. The walk where your knees don't bend and you just make forward progress by swiveling your hips side to side. I did this for 3 blocks. Stopping every now and then at a light pole to try and retract the monkey tail I was growing. Well I made it about 200 feet from my house and I thought "HEY I'M GONNA MAKE IT!" Well we all know that there is only one thing worse then telling an already strained sphincter that you are almost there. That is starting to undo your pants. The last 100 feet to my house was a dead sprint of waddling like a speed walking champion. I burst through the front door, past my dad on the couch, pants half way off. Into the bathroom where the toilet was behind the door. As I went in around the door I shotgunned the wall on my way to the toilet. I calmly reached up and closed the door and locked it. My dad came to the door and said "you alright?" "Yeah" I said. Then I heard snickering from outside the door. I guess I wasn't the first guy to wait too long.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

"JJ Drinks His Own Pee"

He doesn't really, but he said that was the funniest sign he had ever seen in his time at DUKE. I got to go to an appreciation dinner for JJ last night at the Hotel Roanoke. The county of Roanoke declared April 19th JJ Reddick Day, so adjust your calendars accordingly.

Two things stuck out in my mind last night. The first was how classy of person that JJ was, and that he had a genuine concern for the kids who were there.

The second thing is more important in my mind. JJ's highschool coach said that "God never puts a dream in your heart that He doesn't give you the skills to attain. But, you may have to do some work to get there". That really spoke to me. Number one it has to be Gods dream that is in your heart, but second is that things don't just fall in your lap. JJ was a prime example of that. Not a highly athletic guy, but he worked harder than anyone else on the court. He said that he wanted to be remembered as the guy who never took a play off. He gave 100% all the time. I think that life is the same way. I know I can't say that I haven't taken several plays off. It's good to be encouraged by someone who exhibits Godly quality's not just in his speech but in his actions as well.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Halfway Mark

The beard contest is halfway home. May 20th can't come soon enough. (for my wife)

Monday, April 17, 2006

Following the Leader

God is so great!
His Love and Grace are never ending!
Something neat that for some reason I was unable to remember was that to follow God, you have to keep him in sight. I got myself in a place where I was following what God wanted for my life, but without walking with Him near by. The burden became too much. He said that He would help me carry my burden, but I couldn't see Him. I had let him get out of sight when I thought I could do it on my own. A relationship is built daily. Thank You God for never leaving me or forsaking me, my life is in your hands. Only you are mighty to save.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Ethan Turns 5!

The big day is this Saturday. The littlest one gets bigger. Time is not measured by the clock or the callendar, it's measured by the growth of kids.

-Aaron 2: 3-4

Thursday, April 06, 2006


Have you ever had a hard time seeing the light? Where your mind is spiraling down and taking your spirit and joy with it. You know what is right and true, the promises that God has given you. But for some reason, you can't shake the fear of the unknown. Standing outside yourself you can see what needs to be done. You just need a snap back. I got mine today when I asked 6 different friends who happened to be on-line at the time, to pray for me. Without hesitation they did. I felt the love of God through them. I can see Jesus all around me. In their faces I can see the light.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Please to be enjoying.

Monday, April 03, 2006

MR. Touch-Me-Not

I know this guy, for anonymitys sake we will call him Jeremy. He really does not like to be touched by other guys. I have known this Jeremy fellow for some time now, and the amount of times that we have hugged has moved down to maybe once a year. Like when we think we just cheated death or something, maybe then there would be an embrace. But that is totally speculation. If I was to come in the room and put my hand on his shoulder, he would shudder it away like it was electricity, and then yell DOOOOOOOODD. So I wonder, why is this? Could it be that I have used this quirk against him for to long and like a scolded dog he is just playing on reaction. All the times that I hugged him when he wasn't looking and nuzzled my head into his back. That might have had an adverse effect. Although it was HI-larious. After I told him that I was going to tazer him, them lay across him while he was helpless, I thought that would bring healing. Alas it only made the ravine wider. So to anyone other than his wife who may try to embrace him and get turned away...I blame myself mostly.