web page hit counter

Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Black holes are where God divided by zero.


 - Steven Wright

Saturday, September 17, 2005


Mark Morgan has an interesting and very honest (which I totally love!!) post on his blog where he is questioning the validity to continue his blogging.

The comments listed there share the same thoughts and ideas that I have: it does takes time and energy, (sometimes too much time); people do like Mark Morgans blog, and hope he keeps it going. There was great input from everyone.

Yet begs the question: have we gained anything from reading blogs that has casued a major change in the way we live? Other than ths comment from Mark Morgan's blog, I can only add a personal DO and 2 DON'T's about blogging:

DO: blog (use the internet as a log, sort of public diary), for thoughts, ideas, news, creative abilites, etc., that you want to share, to the benefit of others.

DON'T: use your blog simply to self promote, or selfishly draw attention only to yourself, or puff yourself up.

DON'T: spend more time blogging about the things you love to do than simply doing them.

Even though I have benefited from blogs in small, meanigful ways, I don't think it has caused a MAJOR change in my life. I see posting and reading blogs as a way to be entertained, and to share and catch a glimpse of a more personal insight into others, some I know well, others, I may never know well.

Grace and peace,

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Watch your life and your doctrine closely

"set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.

Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.  Practice these things, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.

Keep a CLOSE WATCH on yourself and on the teaching.  Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers."

Paul's 1st letter to Timothy, Chapter 4, verses 12 - 16

Hurricane Katrina relief effort update

I haven’t had a chance to post about the disaster relief trip I was part of in New Orleans, but . . . .

check out Denny Burk's post for now, and I hope to get some time soon to write more about the experience.

I thank God for our safety, the resources, and to have had the opportunity to serve. Thanks for all the encouraging words, support and prayers.

I think our effort brought refreshment and encouragement to everyone involved in such an odd and disparaging situation. My memories will always embrace the many cheerful smiles we helped create in the midst of a dark moment.

grace and peace,

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Headed to New Orleans

Will be leaving Thursday afternoon as part of a Disaster Relief Team to the area in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Katrina.

I feel blessed to be able to go. Not too sure of exactly what we'll be asked to do, but most likely be helping the Salvation Army handing out supplies and food.

During our training last night, a guy with the SBTC who was there last week gave us a rather grim report, but I am hopeful that things are improving rapidly for all who are involved.

I pray that I am healthy and energetic so that my time there will be spent focusing on the physical and spiritual needs of others.

Also, please continue to pray for all those affected by Hurricane Katrina. To donate see some of the links over at Ardent, Steve has a few helpful links. Be generous.

See CNN Special Report here.