Saturday, January 28, 2012

Beach Trip

What a great week we had. Preaching at a friends church and then spending some time with Mom and Dad at the beach. I always enjoy winter camping although a couple of days it was almost 70. After returning we have several days of hard work but we are excited to get at it. My sales job at the paper is going well, the association is busy and the pregnancy center is holding steady. Today we are working on our foster kids room again. I will have some before and after pics soon. For now here are a few pics from our beach trip.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Beach Bound

Heading out tomorrow for Rockingham NC to preach at a friends church and then afterwards, yes, we are gong to the beach. I am so looking forward to a few days off. Below is a video I did this morning very fast. I love the song and I just put together some pics that I have taken over the years.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Room Update

Well we ran into a snag yesterday. i got most of my cuts made on the new paneling but as we approached the wall that backs up to the bathroom, we saw it. Dang it! Mold. So, instead of finishing that part like I thought, we tore all of that sheetrock out and started the de-molding process which basically means we dumped a lot of bleach on it and scrubbed like crazy. That should dry by today so i hope I can work on it a little bit later this afternoon when we get home from work.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Week Begins

Monday morning and it is time to get this week started. Today I will be working the Banner elk area for BRCN and hoping for some good contacts. I may have some time this afternoon to work on some newsletter stuff for the ABA. So, Saturday I got started on the spare bedroom which will become our foster room. First, I had to pull some sheet-rock out so I can add some Insulation.

Notice that I left the upper portion of sheet-rock. why replace it. I used my wide leveler to push the insulation up to the top. Saved money and time!
Sunday morning this is what we woke up to. It was not much but I did'nt even know they were calling for any.
It was obvious that they got more in Avery county because I saw where several churches were cancelling their services.
I just love my creek

Sunday, January 15, 2012

John 3:16

Even though Denver lost, it is still Tebow Time for me. Below is a video put out by Focus on the Family and it aired during the game. It is the Gospel.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tornado's, Tear Out and Tebow

Today we are starting the remodel project of the spare bedroom which will be the foster kid room. TC did the tear out yesterday while I was gone. I am hoping that I can get some of the Sheetrock off in order to get some insulation in those old walls. This room needed this badly. Anyway, that is our day along with me watching some NFL playoffs and tonight hopefully watching some more Tebow Time. Here is a Video I did from yesterday's Tornado response.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Another Relief Response

On Thursday, TC and i worked at the Mission Office until 2 and then headed to the Pregnancy Center. We had two appointments for the day and both of them cancelled. We did enjoy talking to some of the other staff. Later, we enjoyed a wonderful meal at Tom and JoAnne's house and then went back to the center for our Living Free Insight group. We were wore out last night. Today, we got a few inches of snow but I am gonna have to go down the mountain in response to a tornado in Burke county. As a chaplain with NC Baptist Men I have been called on to respond. Hopefully, Saturday we are going to work on the house just a little bit and then it's time to enjoy all the NFL playoff games this weekend. That about sums up the rest of my week.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Always Room for More

This week is going pretty darn good. We finished up this month's distribution of the Blue Ridge Christian News. Yesterday I worked on the several articles I write for local papers and ministries, worked on several websites, and answered what seemed like a hundred emails and return calls. It really wasn't that many though. Today, we head back to the Mission's office and I will make several calls for ad sales. Doing some planning for this summer I made this video for our Cranks Creek Outreach in July. After getting feedback from several leaders it may be used in the promotion of our trip. I am excited as this year it looks like a church that I made contact with last year is going to come and they are from New Hampshire. That would be four states involved. God is Good! Here is the video....

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Selling and Speaking

This past week has been, let's just say fast pace. I started this week with the blue Ridge Christian News. So now, not only am I still doing the Church Directory, but I am also selling ads in Avery County and Watagu County, which will include Boone NC. My first week i sold two 1/8 page ads. I was so pumped. Of course for two yes, I got three maybe's, four come back in the spring, and about ten no's. I am no salesman but this paper sales itself. When it came out this month i was surprised to see my article on the front page. My Editor is also my friend. Six counties and 25,000 copies later, I actually had someone come up to me in Walmart and ask if i was the one who wrote that article. Like Billy the Kid, I'll make you famous. Just Kidding. TC and i also did the distribution for Avery county which is a chore. This morning I am putting on the finishing touches on a sermon i will preach at Newland First baptist Church. The Pregnancy Center was invited and Jo Anne, our Client Services Director will speak and then me. I think that is all I wanna say this morning.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Just Plum Cold

Downtown Newland at 2:00 PM with a high of 13 degrees today. The wind was unreal. I was in and out of the car all day making calls to clients. Oh yea, I have a new job. I am now working for Blue ridge Christian News. It has a large reader base across 6 counties. This job requires about 20 hours of work each week. It is really neat because it gets me out and about in the community. Actually, it is pretty good because I am able to mix and match my two jobs. Yesterday though was brutal. IN fact, last night I really hurt in a bad way. My bones was so sore. Anyway, it is a chore to keep this house warm. 1950's construction with very little insulation does not work very good, but I am thankful we have plenty of heaters to make it warm. Back to work today, even though schools are still closed.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Happy New Year everybody. This time last year i was waking up to an outstanding sunrise in Myrtle Beach SC. I remember it this way.
Yes John and Sherri, our good friends came down with us to Lakewood RV Resort and we just had a great time. This year we just couldn't swing it. With TC not working full time right now, we thought it best not to go. I wanted to go so bad but we could not come to an agreement.

At least this year is not like last year. Gosh I remember when we came back from the beach we came back to this---