Archive for October, 2009

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Posted: October 31, 2009 in Uncategorized

Unless you want to help with the coffee in the morning, don’t forget to set your clocks BACK an hour when you go to sleep tonight.  Yes…that’s right.  An EXTRA HOUR of sleep.

Trunk N Treat

Posted: October 31, 2009 in Living Stones Church

WhereLiving Stones Church

When:  5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31st

What:  A butt load of candy being handed out to a TON of kids trick-or-treating in the neighborhood

Why?:  Because we exist for the sake of the dream of God in our neighborhood

End the torture!

Eight Day Fever

Posted: October 29, 2009 in Family

Today is Caleb’s eighth day of fever (he has wakened with a normal temperature for the past four days but by noon it goes up to about 99.4ish).  We had to come home early from a conference we were attending in Chicago to take him to the doctor. Turns out…just because everyone is talking about fever and swine flu doesn’t mean everyone who has a fever has swine flu.  Sinus Infection.  Needed an anti-biotic for a week now (which is what Memaw kept saying).  Nice.  Doctor said he can go to school tomorrow.

The Story Conference

Posted: October 27, 2009 in conferences, Preaching

I’m here (thanks to the generosity of a kind individual).  I’m hoping by it to become a better communicator.  I’ve been entrusted with a very important story.

Rudy…good job on losing 100 lbs. faster than any other contestant on the Biggest Loser.

Jillian…way to go after it in regards to the underpinning psychological issues of overeating with the contestants.

Abby…I’m heart-broken.  How brave, courageous, inspirational, and sacrificial.  (You made my wife cry.)  Hoping for you in the greatest of ways.

HEARTBROKEN.  Welcome back to life.  Enjoy every moment of it.  You deserve it.  I have nothing else to say.


Blockbuster South Side Closing

Posted: October 27, 2009 in South Bend

The Blockbuster on the South Side of South Bend is closing.  Bummer for the South Side.  I wonder if they just couldn’t keep up with the competition from Redbox, online streaming via the internet, and other online options.  Does anyone still go to the actual store?  (I know we did from time to time).  So…another business on the South Side…GONE!

Dear Living Stoners

Tonight at about 8:38 p.m., Dick Newport, went home to be with Jesus.

Please keep Diana, Chad & Nelfa (and kids), and Bryan & Lori (and kids) in your prayers.

That dude defied every prediction for the past two years!!  He was bionic.  Now…he can rest.

These two kids have no idea.  Seriously.  They have no clue what is before them.  They love each other.  They have promised to stay together until death do they part…no matter what.  But they don’t know.  They have no idea what is going to come their way in the next 17 years.  Big highs.  And low lows.  Exhilarating moments.  Moments of despair.  And a large number of days which will feel mundane.  But they will do it together.  And at least from the perspective of this now much older guy…he can’t imagine anyone else he would have rather spent the past 17 years with.  There is no one else on the face of the earth who could have possible stayed with this dude with as much grace, patience, laughter, and love as the woman he promised to be with 17 years ago today.  I love this woman.  She is more beautiful to me today than the day I stood before God, my friends, and my family and said, “I do.”  Happy anniversary Kelly (if you ignore my blog for another week as is normal…I hope we had a great anniversary 🙂 ).