Sunday, August 28, 2005

SWU Spiritual Emphasis

Today started SWU's Spiritual Emphasis. I went to the service this morning and tonight. The speaker this week is Darren Earlewine. This morning he spoke on "The Primal Life". He is a very interesting speaker. He talked about how churches were created. Go breathed life into the church. One of the main points that stuck with me from this mornings service was about churches. He said something like this. "If a church is being relevent they are being reactionary. Churches must be revelational not relevant"

I went tonight. I am going to try to go tomorrow, but if I can't I'll get the .mp3. The school has started to record all chapels digitally so I can listen to it later on if I can't get to chapel.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


I love watching commercials at times. This is one of the funniest on TV. It is the Hardee's Milkshake commercial. For those that don't know Hardee's is a fast food restaurant like Burger King. Here is the commercial if you want to watch it. Click Here to watch.

Monday, August 22, 2005


Man, I am one tired puppy. I am a volunteer Fireman and we have been busy this past few days. It started Thursday evening late when we got called for Mutual aid with a neighboring Fire Department. They had a structure fire and needed help. It was after midnight before we were done. Then we had an incident (can't give any details) early Friday morning (7:15). Saturday was spent helping the youth group from my church with a car wash. Then I came home and mowed the yard. The high temperature in Clemson was only 99 F.

Sunday was another hot day with the high being 102. A nice thunderstorm blew in and lightening struck an apartment building close to my house. At that time it was a cool 82 with 100% humidity.

This morning we had another mutual aid call to another structure fire. The temp was only 92 with about 56% humidity.

Needless to say, I didn't get to Tae Kwon Do today, but I have already had a good workout these past 24 hours.

Thursday, August 18, 2005


Yes, that is right I am undefeated! This week I started playing Ultimate Frisbee with some of the students at SWU (Here are some pictures from the games last semester). I guess they decided that they needed a good laugh so they invited me to come play. I haven't ran that much since my soccer days at SWU (12 years ago). Tuesday night my team won 7-5. A great match. Then today we played 2 games and my team won the first match 7-6 and then we switched up teams and I was on the team that was losing but a couple of guys left so the other team invited me to come over so I did and then we won that one. Undefeated!!! I guess I should quit while I am ahead, but it is a lot of fun. I am exercising, trash talking and hanging out with some great students.

I also started back working out 4 days a week so I am really hurting right now. Since school is back I am doing Tae Kwon Do at lunch four days a week. I am currently a red belt with a black stripe. If I stay healthy I will test for my half black belt this semester (Black belt with a white stripe). I will then have to really work hard and hopefully test for my black belt next spring sometime.

Sunday, August 07, 2005


In the words of a new book I am reading I am a quitter. I picked up a new book this weekend "She Calls Me Daddy" by Robert Wolgemuth It covers, "Seven Things Every Man Needs to Know About Building a Complete Daughter". I picked it up this weekend at Promise Keepers, more about that later. In the book he talks about starting projects and never completeing them. We ALL do it at times, therefore we are all quitters. The problem is that raising a daughter (or boy) is a project that we can't afford NOT to finish.

I uploaded 2 new pictures of my Daughter. They are below. A couple of my friends that have blogs use a website called Flickr. I might try it out and start uploading my pictures there.

Ok, back to Promise Keepers. I went to the Promise Keepers event this weekend in Charleston, SC. Nobody else from church was going (that I knew of) so I went by myself. I knew of a group from another Wesleyan Church so I met up with them.

Saturday Morning I was sitting there and someone else from my church walked by. It was great that he was able to be there with his son. We all had a great time.

If you have never been to a Promise Event then you should go. They have 10 more conferences left in the states and 1 in the Bahamas (good time for a vacation). Register at this link. I am already trying to figure out which conference I will go to next year (the closest one conflicts with our Church Family Camp).

The speakers were great and really challenged the men. Here is the list of the speakers:
Dave Roever
Phil Chapin (Dave Roever's son-in-law)
Mike Silva
Buddy Owens
Steve Farrar
Rick Rigsby and of course
Brad Stine. Brad is "america's conservative comedian". He entertained us and at the same time he challenged us to be better and stronger Christian men.

I went to San Diego, California in June for a work related conference and got to experience my first earthquake. I was sitting in a meeting and it felt like my chair ran over a speed bump. The floor of the convention floor just rolled. I thought it was pretty neat, but others didn't feel that way. An aquaintance was on the 17th floor of the hotel and said it swayed. He obviously didn't feel the same way I did.

The highlight of July was Table Rock Family Camp. I was the person in charge of the media and powerpoints for the services and singing. I love doing that. Even though it is computer related it is so different from work that it is fun. I took a week of vacation and spent the whole week with Julie. Grandma came and borrowed Bethany for a couple of days. That gave Julie and I some time to just enjoy the services. We were quite busy though with Julie being on the praise team and me working behind the scenes. It was a lot of fun.

Anyways, I will try to keep this blog up to date and not be a quitter. I'll try not to wait 5 months between posts.

Teaching her Hippo bear how to play the piano. Posted by Picasa

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