19 November 2010


Today, my lovely wife was able to go to BB's school for their...

Harvest Feast? 
Thanksgiving Meal? 
Holiday Lunch? 

SOMETHING WHERE ALL THE KIDS ATE AND DRESSED LIKE NATIVE AMERICANS, OK?  I am a guy who doesn't know the cool holiday name for it.

Regardless, the kids were asked to list something they were thankful for.  All of the answers were so cute and sweet and some were straight-up godly.

All but one.

15 November 2010

Amazing Sunday Night!! (quick fashion report also)

I am sure those who read my blog were wondering (in other words, Leslie, and Joe)...

Brown Plain Polo Shirt...UNTUCKED!  (rebel)
Brown Shoes

I think for my age bracket and the setting, I pretty much nailed it.  The concert was at a fancy-pants church, but there were smatterings of SHORTS in the crowd, so I was definitely not under-dressed...

But who cares?  I wasn't fully prepared mentally, or emotionally for this concert...

12 November 2010

Clueless in Alabama....

I don't know what I am gonna do. 

This is one of the toughest calls I have ever had to make.

The only thing that comes close was when I was the Captain for my neighborhood 3-man wiffle ball team (Go BlueJays) and I was faced with picking as our third player either Charlie Sharpe who was a talent, but was only 9 and not very fast, or Tony Moon who could've been the best player in the league if he applied himself, but didn't make the league a priority on Saturdays...he was hit or miss.

You know what...as tough as that was back when I was 15 (I chose Charlie, and we won the league going 17-1), this is waaaaaaaaaaaay tougher...


Surely you see the dilemma.

At first, I was thinking, ok, concert.  Jeans.  T-Shirt.  Old Worn Running Shoes.  Easy as cake...

I just got a nice pair of jeans for my birthday, and I look gooooooooood in them.  Then probably a t-shirt that has some cool logo.  Probably one from a skateboard company, or maybe from a blood drive.

Done deal.


This is a STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN concert.  See, that ups the ante a little because, hey, this is an icon of the contemporary Christian music scene.  He isn't a T-shirt kind of guy, right?  I think I am still good on the jeans (did I mention they look nice?)  T-shirt probably out.  Now I am thinking plain polo shirt...but untucked!  That is how us 40 year olds try to look cool these days!  Untucked shirts!!!  And my brown sandals would be more appropriate for Mr. Chapman's concert.  This isn't the Insyderz or Skillet.  This is for real.

Feelin' good about my choice.

Until...Uh-oh...another curveball.  The concert is in a CHURCH!  So now, what kind of church? 
HA!  I can't be that lucky.  Instead I get the scariest, hardest to predict lot out there....SOUTHERN BAPTIST!

Now I have to research this!  Is this one of the high-church, tassle loafer SoBaps, or the radical, anything goes, shorts on Sunday morning SoBaps???  And how would I know?  They use the same people's pictures on their website that every other church uses.  This just got harder than ever! 

AND it is over an hour away!  Do I dress for comfort?  I am riding with the friends who GRACIOUSLY GAVE my wife and me tickets!  I won't be in control of the temperature settings in the van!  AGGGGGH!!!

PLUS they want to walk around a shopping center and eat at a nice restaurant before the concert...we are now talking possibly brown loafers and khakis???  Light weight sweater?  How about my Steven Curtis Chapman t-shirt I got from his "Great Adventure Tour" circa early 90's?!?!?! 

At some point, I am sure the words "What do I care, I will never see these people again?" will come out of me, at which point my loving, supporting, God-given help-meet will look at me and say "But you will have to see ME again" proverbially shot-blocking my freedom to dress out of the ordinary with cut off jean shorts and a tank-top!

OK....I think I have it...

Plain brown polo
Dark blue jeans (they look gooooooooood)
White leather K-Swiss shoes....

Yeah, I am ready....


I haven't even considered the WEATHER.......

10 November 2010

Sunday Recap- Prayers for a Church Plant!

Sunday, my wife and I didn't attend where we normally worship.  Instead we went to support my good friend EC and his new church plant.  They have been meeting for awhile in a coffee shop and quickly outgrew the space.  Recently, they moved into a great place to meet that will allow for growth and has a play area for the kids.  I am very excited for them.

His "sermon" this week wasn't from his typical series he has been teaching.  EC instead shared his heart about THE church, and through trickle down, THIS church.  The simple topic was "What is the church?" 

Without going through each point systematically, I will share that the major theme was that the church is (or should be) FAMILY.

02 November 2010

My Standing Ovation Rules Just Changed!

Man did I get convicted two weeks ago.  It happened in church, and had absolutely NOTHING to do with the sermon, or the worship music.

This post will be short, unless I ramble on like Matt says not to do at The Church of No People.