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It’s been a while

Sorry, I haven’t blogged in a while.  I am hoping to get into a better routine with my blogging.  I miss it, and I know that it is beneficial to me.  I hope it is encourages you as well.  It has been a busy few weeks.  I got done with my third semester of school and am now halfway done with seminary.  I began getting ready for a sermon that I preached on the 28th at my dad’s church in Owasso.  If you are interested you can watch me here.  It is my sermon for the Board of Ordained Ministry, so that’s a really big deal, and I took a  lot of time getting ready for that.  I have recently been answering questions for that same board, and will have to do a Bible Study as well, all to be done before Feb. 1.  It will be.  I am also began taking Greek today, so alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, eta, theta, iota, kappa, lambda, mu, nu, xi, Omicron, phi, rho, sigma, tau, upsilon, chi, psi, omega.  I did that without looking, and I am missing one: phi (I looked it up, it goes between upsilon and chi.)  My quiz isn’t till Wednesday.  I have time to study. Continue reading

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2008 Tiger Christmas Letter

 

                

     We bring you Christmas tidings from Central Kentucky and wish you a Happy New Year!  We are just past the halfway mark of our adventure here in the Bluegrass State and thank you, our family and friends, for your prayer and support for us over the years.  We miss everyone back home, but we have been blessed by many new friends who have helped make our life here, a home. Continue reading

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A Year of Blogging

This is my one-year anniversary of blogging.  I hope you have enjoyed it, as I certainly have.  Blogging has been a great outlet for me to share some of my insights and my world with others.  It has allowed me to get some of these seminary thoughts written out, and hopefully I can utilize these in sermons to come.  It has also been a joy to connect with the blogging community.  I now spend too much time each day reading blogs.  I thought for this one-year celebration, I would give you some stats, a list of my top 10 most viewed blogs, and my favorite blogs of the past year. Continue reading

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Quantum Leap into the Bible

One of my favorite old-school TV shows is Quantum Leap.  In fact, just recently I noticed that the replays are being shown on the sci-fi network and I confess that I have flipped there a time or two just to watch.  (Last time I flipped there I saw Holly from The Office in her younger days. The Office returns!!!)  Anyways, the basic point of the show is that this scientist Sam would “leap” into various people during critical times in their lives.  He would inhabit that body (male/female made no difference) and experience their life in the given situation and help them through some sort of situation.  His friend Al would visit him and give him a few background info and try to help Sam determine what the purpose of his “visit” would be.  Sam would eventually save the day and “leap” into a new person.  Got it?  I hope so.  Continue reading

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My Great Uncle Irvin

We often lose sight of the person behind the camera.  When we look at pictures later, we might forget that they were there.  When we watch a home movie of ourselves as kids, doing something silly (like singing an incredibly long set of Beach Boys songs), we are focused on the same one that the camera sees, and not the person who kept us in focus.  For many, it might be easy to forget, but for my family, the man behind the camera is usually unforgettable: Uncle Irvin.

Uncle Irvin is what happens when you combine a farm boy and Maxwell Smart.  An incredible blend of down-home country charm and love, mixed with a love of gadgets, and topped off with a dob of goofiness.  Continue reading

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That is a lot to put on us, God

“This is how the Father shows who he is- when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.”  John 15:8 The Message

Let us think of that for a second.  God, the Father of all, the creator and sustainer of the universe, shows himself through us.  The one true God could choose to show himself in a number of ways (and he has of course: burning bush to Moses, whisper to Elijah, Jesus to the world), but here Jesus tells his disciples then and now how Jesus will show himself: you and me. Continue reading

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Soda Jerk

I thought that I would post an article from the Jessamine Journal about Tastebuds.  Neat little article for my family and friends to read about. 

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