Archive | June, 2008

Whirlwind Weekend

30 Jun

We went to Greenville this weekend. For several reasons. Diana’s birthday was Friday, so we celebrated with our families . . . Krissy toured Clemson on Friday, and that is ANOTHER blog entry altogether. We had a walking tour on campus that Diana could’ve easily given, except we would not have learned near as many details about the tour guide and HER life (She is Greek, she is going to Italy, she is a Marketing major, she is a Rally Cat, and Clemson is the BESTEST). Krissy also had a softball tourney in Simpsonville, so her grandparents all got to see her play. The dynamics of a travel-ball team are fascinating, but THAT is a blog for the anonymous blogger.

The weekend is over and we are back in Florence. yay!

This week’s sermon – I don’t wanna be lost

26 Jun

It is getting UGLY

25 Jun

So Obama has decided to take on James Dobson, huh?? Read about it and YOU decided . ..

Obama: Dobson is making stuff up with Bible criticism

The Video: FALLING

25 Jun


An observation about life . . .

23 Jun

I know I am getting older, because I’ve become less and less tolerant of some things. Specifically, when people act selfishly or expect the world to bow down to them, I resist. There is something inside me, and I KNOW it is pride, that makes it really hard for me to “play along” when I know I am being manipulated. As a pastor, unfortunately, THAT happens all of the time.

However, a simple observation from the past few days is this: IF you treat people badly, don’t be suprised when they do not like you! Don’t fuss or whine that people don’t like you when you treat them like dirt!! I know that sounds specific and pointed, but it is not . . . With all of us working close together in VBS these past few days and weeks, I have seen this play out time and time again in several scenarios.

Jesus said we should treat other people THE WAY we want to be treated. If we all obeyed that one, life would be a whole lot easier . . .

More softball

22 Jun

We left the house at 6:30am yesterday, and returned around 10:15 last night . . . YES, we had a softball tournament in Sumter. And I am glad to report that we returned so late last night because we WON!

Krissy pitched in several of the early games, and did well. This was her first tournament from 43′, and she proved she could hang with it. And, we brought home hardware and a nice patch. I guess it was a successful day!

The winning video

20 Jun

This one was from the Willow Film Festival: