Thursday, November 30, 2006
I think about several things that Christ has told us; first, don’t worry about tomorrow. Second, love your neighbor as your self. In other words take more though for your neighbor than you do yourself. That is not happening. Third, don’t fear, but rather give this burden over to the Lord, but I just seem unable to do it. I don’t know how. I am working on it but I just can’t seem to figure it out. I don’t feel like myself anymore. Something is wrong and I can’t figure out what. But, I know it will be OK
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Certain characteristics displayed by individuals experiencing a mid-life crisis often include but are not limited to:
* search of an undefined dream or goal
* desire to achieve a feeling of youthfulness
* acquiring of unusual or expensive items such as clothing, muscle cars, jeweler, gadgets, etc.
* paying extra special attention to physical appearance
* need to spend more time alone or with certain peers
WOW- Talking about the hitting the nail on the head. I shall attempt to understand this more in relation to my relationship with Christ.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Sitting on our Fireplace mantel is one of the pictures of the greates joy in my life. Only someone who has given their daughter away can measure what we felt that night. Its coming up on one year. In this photo we are dancing the Father-Bride dance and of course it is to "butterfly Kisses". We are kinda smiling in this pic but I also have one when we first stated dancing. It looks like someone had kicked me in the stomach as I am in pain.
Now consider what God felt when He gave His only Son for our sins. What a beautiful picture. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
I think of how much went into Christies dress and even her getting ready. Way before that David loved her. Same with us. While we were still in our sins, God loved us In fact Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
A Lovely thought for a lovely day!
Monday, November 27, 2006
Hannah's Prayer of Praise
Then Hannah prayed:
"My heart rejoices in the Lord!
Oh, how the Lord has blessed me!
Now I have an answer for my enemies,
as I delight in your deliverance.
No one is holy like the Lord!
There is no one besides you;
there is no Rock like our God.
"Stop acting so proud and haughty!
Don't speak with such arrogance!
The Lord is a God who knows your deeds;
and he will judge you for what you have done.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Chad and David: Caught playing Madden
Christie at our computer checking email
Christie and Bethany
Mom and Dad
Some Pics of us sitting around talking in Mom's livingroom. The conservation and the food was very good.
This week at Wellspring Moe is going to be gone. They have to take their son to Camp Lejune, NC I saw Matt at the recruiter’s office and I thought he look awesome in his Marine sweats. Donna, his Mom looked as thought she was just glowing in pride. I think that TC really needs to talk to Donna about how she feels about Chad. I think that would go well. I will probably try and work that out God willing! I think Scott is trying to get his brother to come and lead the music for the church. I hope because I really want to play the drums Sunday. Well that is all I am going to write about today. God is good and He Still EXISTS just as He did yesterday. Forever there forever faithful and forever thinking of me His Child!
Friday, November 24, 2006
Chad has decided to go and sign up for the army this coming Monday. He seems to be actually excited about it so we will see. He had decided on the MOS 88M which is Motor Transport Operator or Truck driver for short. I think part of the decision for that choice is his laziness and not wanting to walk but whatever. We all have our reasons for doing something. I just hope everything goes well when he goes to MEPS and all of that. Let’s go and enjoy the remainder of the Holiday. Peace out!
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
From the heart this weekend has been really weird. I would hesitate just a little to explain everything but we’ve had a few problems from our 18 years old son. In all honesty we can not figure out why things have worked they way they have. Someone once said that “Y” or Why is a crooked letter that no one has ever got straight. I reckon! There have been jobs for
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Just for fun I have been looking at the evidence of the story that Brush Bill Roberts was actually billy The Kid. This has proven to be untrue time and time again. It does make a great story though. They have ven given Brushy Bill a new headstone to reflect his story. He is buried in Hamlminton Texas just 20 miles from his home town.
Here is part of a newspaper article I found. Notice the middle picture. This is Anastacio Trujillo, holding the .44 rifle giving to his Father by Billy The Lid, alia, William H Bonney. According to the pic and report, there are 22 marks on the barrell.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
On Friday TC and I spent the day looking at cars. We found several online and found a few just looking around. I am glad that I had Friday off and even Saturday off. It came at a good time. I really didn’t want to buy a car right now but timing has made it a necessity. As in the past we will wait for the one God has picked out for us.
As I finished up the book “The Journey of Desire”, I will bring out one final thought. John talked about hanging a sign above his bed to remind him in the mornings that “God Exists”. The point: Sometimes God works these miracles in our lives and then we forget about them. If we could just remember what God has done in the past, we would have an idea of what He will do in the future. How can He not meet all of our needs? He Will! He Has Promised and he will. No worries!
Friday, November 17, 2006
Kevin Costner and Clint Eastwood. A movie about a crominal, a young boy and a TExas Ranger
This one was originally a mini-series on TV. This most certain ranks in the top 3 Civil War movies.
Yesterday it seems my vehicle woes began to subside. After finding out that my wife's car had just lost a wire of the back of the alternator instead of the alternator being bad. This saved me over 200 bucks. That’s great! As Tony the Tiger would say. So, I paid out less but I will make less too. Eric, my Saturday boss, called to tell me he does not need me this weekend. Then, Billy, my Friday boss, called to say the classes were canceled on Friday. So, that means I will have a three day weekend. Cool!
Last night we watched “A Perfect World” with Kevin Costner and Clint Eastwood. We had watched a long time ago and I had forgotten about it. It really does open so many thoughts concerning different views on things. Such as; criminals and how they got that way. Young boys with a father. It’s a good movie and worth watching; however it does use the “F” word a few times and the GD word a few times too. Famous two quotes of the movie. Kevin describes, “Your front windshield in the future and the rear view is the past. Speed up or slow down, the choice is yours. He stops and says, “Now is the present. Enjoy it while it last”. Also, the criminologist says, “In a perfect world things like this would not happen”. I agree! Except one thing. That which is perfect has not come. 1Cr 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. I am reminded often about this passage because I know the day is coming when the “Perfect One’ Jesus Christi will come again and when He does all will be perfect again as it was in
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
This past Sunday was just too cool. I was so sick Sunday morning but God gave ame a special unction. I know because I felt it. Hezibah was good and then i went on the Northside and it was awesome. I could feel the Holy Spirit place a calm on the people and we were just able to link.
TC went last Sturday to re-take her PRAXIS test. I think that went well.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Ok, I have been put to the test and man “it ain’t been easy”. Know what I mean! For some reason I think I want to recap so I can kind of see, so here we go. Weekend before last my daughter wrecked and totaled her car. This car was still in our name, still our insurance (although they did pay for the insurance and stuff). Nevertheless, it is still in our name therefore; we are involved. It’s something we will have to work out with the wrecker company. Who knows how that gonna work out, plus I have to think about insurance rising. Then TC’s car quit starting. So, we put a starter on it. About 200 bucks. Then on Monday night it quit running on her way home from school. This is the third time it has left her stranded in a week. She will need a battery or alternator.
Monday, November 13, 2006
This is a little better shot of the whole band. You can barely see me in the dark left corner. We are worshipping in the blue room at Christ Covenant Church in Shelby, NC. They do not use their building on Sunday nights so they let us use the blue room. What a blessings.
This is Scott Hood playing the Trumpet and the Keyboard. Scott just recently returned from Iraq and is also a police officer for the city of Kings Mountain. In front of him is Moe our fearless leader
This is me playing the drums at Wellspring Community Church. Our Praise Band is getting bigger and better. That's little Kevin Caldwell to the right thumping the bass.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Yesterday when faced with a major decision, the phrase I found the same day really came home to roost. Here it is; I had one car that would crank and run, mine-although it skips after it gets warm). I have one that I just spent over 600 dollars and drove it 15 minutes and now it makes a horrible noise. I have another car that will crank sometimes-It has left TC stranded three times. So, I decided not to go to work and take TC to her test. With this in mind I felt as though I had handled the situation perfectly. I pray so badly that I can continue to do the same in each and every situation. Why do things happen? I don’t know, but I am comfortable in the mystery!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
The more comfortable we are with the mystery of our Journey, the more rest we will receive along the way." This is directly from John Aldredge's book, The Journey of Desire" What a saying. Think about it; Life is a mystery; the Gospel is a mystery so therefore why would we not think that even our life journey would not be a mystery as well. When one comes to that realization, I think the journey itself becomes more intriguing. My Journey like my skin fits me perfectly; therefore I am comfortable in it. Because I am comfortable in it, I will receive the rest that I so need!
Friday, November 10, 2006
It's in the morning and I am just waking to another day. Thank you God for a good night rest. I wish I could sleep later but hey, it is what it is.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
TC and i have been praying about starting a 3rd group for wellspring for while now. We feel the need to begin something for single adults or couples with no kids. For this to happen we need several things to happen. First, agreement from our pastor, CHECK 2. Agreement from our homegroup to branch out- COMING SOON Thirdly, Confirmation that now is the time- CHECK
So, we must have an agreement with our existing group. I have been the leader but I have also been co-leading this one with Cecil. It is tyime for him to lad this group with someone else. I feel strongly that there are people needing this that we must reach. We need prayer support on this one for sure!
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Sunday our House Church was very good. We met for some fellowwship time and then we started. After the praise and sharing we has lunch. TC fixed three large pots of homemade soup. Others brought pumpkin bread and desserts. TC fixed some cornbread as well. It was great!
TC and I talked for a while yesterday on something that just came up. I have been feeling that another group should be started and yesterday we discussed that perhaps now is the time for that. I want to discuss this with Terry and others before going any further. This is a major prayer concern.
Also Sunday we head the news that our daughter and son in law were involved in a car incident down at Myrtle Beach. I think the car is totaled but the main thing is everyone is perfectly fine. Thank you God!
Sunday, November 05, 2006
This week at our Home Group I am leading us in the topic of desire. I have been intrigued by this topic since I have been reading “The Journey of Desire” by John Eldredge. This book is awesome but too many times when I really get to thinking about my hearts true desire I almost get depressed. It is a feeling I think that is necessary in order for oneself to really feel what they must, that they might find the encouragement to actually do something about it. Too many people settle for less than what God wants for them. A True statement for sure is that your greatest desires will be placed there by God Himself. I have found that I almost always desire less for my self than God would for me. For example, I have always wanted to be able to be free and travel where I need to go. Now sit back for a moment and compare that desire to the need of being faithful. They both tear at my soul. I want to be a free spirit going and coming at the need arises. That is a desire that I have I simply cannot shake. It never goes away. I want to be on mission, on journey and help people where they are with what I have. I want to see God move in a powerful way. So, here is where my heart is discouraged. I must be faithful to my family, to my job, to paying the bills, right! Sure I do, but my prayer is for God to show me how HE is going to send me to my DESIRE and still be faithful to what He has already given me. I Declare that it is true! But, I don’t know. Get it!
Friday, November 03, 2006
- Meeting and marrying TC
- Having my Children: Christie and Chad
Today, I am starting my second job of teaching at Trans-Tech Truck Driving School. I will either be in Conover or charlotte. Starting next week I will agin teach the SMith System DDC at my full-time job PSNC and be working at TT on Saturdays. This will be my schedule for until the end of the year. Take it when it comes! You never know when a rainy day will come.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
This was a difficult book to read because of the truth I found inside. When I would finish a chapter or sitting I would almost be discouraged. I knew in my heart that my journey of desire was off track somehow. I could no longer hear myself over the crowd. I really did not know who I was. The thing is; I really have not found all the answers yet. I am getting there. That is why it is called a journey. To be honest I take too many detours along the way. I am going to focus on this the next few days. I look forward to the JOURNEY. www.lifesong.info
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Chad also has a placement test to take before beginning college in January. He has alot to do and I pray he will be responsible in doing all he needs to do. I will start my new second job this coming Friday. TC has to spend the day at Lees Mcrae College this Saturday so, I am going too and we hope to get hang for the night and enjoy a little time off. We will see.
I am feeling a little lonley in my walk right now. Last week Wellspring did'nt have church which I think was not good. It would have been better to have it, but that is not my call. I think November the 12th is the next time we will have the Party and I don't think I will make that one. I am gonna try but I will speak that morning at 9:30 at Hezibah and then at 11:00 at Northside. I will speak again at Northside at 6:00. Don't see how I can make Wellspring that night but I hate so bad. I have to be hones, I just love how I feel after playing the drums. Moe is easy to play with and it is an exciting thing. Oh well, things are for a purpose and we will just have to wait and see how that works out.
ReflectionIndeed, all the earth knows of His righteousness and is filled with His amazing glory! All His splendor and might exceeds all imagination. Such is our God. And He will guide us into His everlasting glory! (Blue Letter Bible)