Friday, December 21, 2007

Free Hugs

One last post before I head home. Saw this on YouTube. This fella from Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY (my alma mater) gave out free hugs. For those of you who have never been to GC, it gives you a brief tour of the quaint downtown and historic campus (GC started in 1787!). Also, I love the second song on the video, "Take My Hand" by Shawn McDonald...spectacular. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

My Old Kentucky Home

O, there's no place like home for the holidays.

So...we're heading back to Kentucky this Saturday.

We'll make the 15 hour, 1000 mile trek across Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, and then into the promised land.

I'm hoping the weather is great while we're driving but we have a white Christmas while we're home. I should have pictures to post when I return so check back in after the holidays. Everyone have a wonderful and meaningful Christmas!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Eloise on Missions

I ran across this YouTube video on another blog. I'm particularly fond of it for several reasons:

1. Eloise is wearing a UK jersey. Go Cats!
2. Grandmas talking slang are always funny.
3. She says, "Kobe who?" at the end.
4. She is promoting missions.

The SBC supports over 5,300 missionaries around the world. So, she's right. We need to put the "cheddar in the bag," whatever that really means. Anyway, we need to financially support these men and women who give up security and familiarity to share the great news of hope in Christ. Our annual Lottie Moon Offering contributes a large portion of the financial support that our missionaries receive. So, cough up the dough, as Eloise would say.

Monday, December 3, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

There was frost on my windshield this morning. The temperature was close to 80 degrees yesterday but was around 30 this morning. This isn't the post I said I could write on Texas weather...just a quick observation. I need someone to go outside in the morning and then come tell me what I should wear for the day. I'm always wearing something that's too warm or too cold. Oh well. Anyway, our Christmas tree is up and the interior of our house is semi-decorated. This Friday, hopefully the guys will be able to help Kyle decorate the outside of the house (Kyle looks forward to putting up Christmas lights). The girls in the youth are probably coming over to the parsonage on the 15th to make Christmas cards and have dinner together. Kyle's teaching a series on Sunday nights about the true meaning of Christmas. We talked last night about how Christ's birth fulfilled numerous prophecies and how God aligned the culture at the time to be just the way he wanted it for the arrival of Jesus (Hellenization of the culture, better road systems, Pax Romana, etc.). Pretty amazing stuff.

One of the youth found a box in the youth house a week ago with a game inside called Double Dance Mania. Kyle and I took it home to install batteries and see if it would work so the youth could play it. Though the outside of the box portrays the game as such, it is nothing like Dance Dance Revolution. DDR is fun and the songs sound like the actual songs they claim to be. Double Dance Mania is Atari's ugly cousin. The songs sound like the monophonic ring tones from my old Nokia cellphone. It was funny to see Kyle trying to play it, though. I have pictures that I should post later.

And this Saturday is the next round of the high school football state tournament. Kyle and I plan on going to the game. They've made it to the Elite Eight and will be playing in Texas Stadium (exciting, huh!).