25 August 2010

Un-Serious Post...College Football Preseason Top 10.

When I toyed with the idea of blogging, it was not going ot be a serious thing.  Somehow, it has morphed into that.  Sorry...

College football is upon us, and I would imagine that I will post more than once on this subject.  I love college football.  Over the past couple of years, I have grown to love pro football as well.  I don't see a problem with loving both.  I never married college football.  Just dated it for a long, long time, and now...

we have an agreement.

24 August 2010


When I was dating my wife, we would eat every Wednesday night at a local Chinese restaurant called King Buffet.  So good.  The food was great, the health rating was passing, the decor was...well...Chinese, and it was always quiet because it was Wednesday night at 9, and who goes to eat Chinese buffet then?  

23 August 2010

Who Needs Second Opinions???


I learned this the hard way when our A/C went down.  It is an older unit, so will eventually need replacing...

BUT we had someone out to look at it, they told us we need a brand new unit...even sent ANOTHER sales guy out to consult!  Wasn't that nice of them?!?

Fortunately, I have a skeptical Dad who told me to call to get someone else to look at it.  You never know.

On Further Review...burnt wire.  Under $150 to fix!  The first company didn't even open the motor box to check it out.

PRAISE THE LORD!!!  For second Chances, AND Second Opinions!

17 August 2010

More Than Conquerors

I have been going through a lot in the past year.  Much of the damage has been self-inflicted, which you can read about in my Lazarus Post.  Regardless of how I got here, I did.  I have to live in the now...learning from my past failures, mistakes, catastrophes, and MOVING FORWARD!

That is tough.

12 August 2010

So...A Little More Info. and a Short Story..

I am a husband to a wonderful wife, who had a birthday yesterday, and a father to two great kids, who will be called (for sake of anonymity) code names.

One is a boy, born summer 2006.  We shall call him BB for reasons only I shall know.

I also have a beautiful daughter born fall of 2008, that I will refer to as Peach.

Now, the story...

09 August 2010

I Will Pray for You....well...Probably Not.

I was meditating on the 10 commandments the other day...that is not 100% true.  But it is true that I was thinking about the commandments and wondering which one I screw up the most.  Odd thing to think about, I suppose....

ANYWAY, I personally believe the two I have mentally kicked to the curb most often are two of the least thought about....

02 August 2010


It always feels weird to try to say whether a sermon was good or not.  What does that even mean?  Sometimes it may not pertain to me at that moment of my life, but it is still good to hear and recall later....anyway.

This week's sermon was on Conflict Resolution.  Some very good points were made.  Here are a couple I actually remember, WHILE NOT LOOKING AT MY HANDY OUTLINE (my Mom would be impressed):

--Set a Time and Place to Discuss the Issue.  Usually one of the people in the argument is gonna be quicker on their feet and can out argue off of the top of their head, while the other party may need time to get their case built. 

--Focus on the Issue, NOT the Person.  If there is an issue that keeps coming up, do not attach it to that person.  LOVE THE PERSON, HATE THE PROBLEM.

--The Goal should be Resolution, NOT WINNING.  WOW, that is hard to do!  I would guess most people are more interested in being the one who is "right" than coming to a harmonious reconciliation of the problem.

Good Stuff.