Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Quick Trip- too quick.

I love this place. If you live near one they you know that they have the greatest drink selection ever and for this I love them. I craved my combo frozen capuccino/ vanilla steamer blend the other day and convinced myself I could afford the sugar rush. I let my truck fill up while I went and blended my sugar brew and was tickled. I was sipping on my drink as I pulled away and heard a weird sound. Couldn't figure out what in the world made that sound and looked in my side mirror as I pulled around and saw the open gas hatch. I must have still been in a sugar stupor and could not figure out what was going on. As I pulled around I saw lying on the ground the gas nosel and hose that was formerly pumping gas into my truck. Holy crap was my first reaction. When this happens in the movies things just blow up. Nothing happened. The hose is actually designed for idiots to do this and it has a quick release. What was worse was everyone driving by me and their looks of judgment. I wanted to pick the hose up and shake it over my head in victory just to over compensate for my shame. No one inside the store seemed too shocked so I went on my way. So I'm glad I didn't blow up. Yea!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Jesus Humor

We always share stories in Christian circles about the stuff we find hilarious about our past or the current state of something in the church. "Being down with the D.C. talk" or someone making an "unspoken prayer request." Finally, they are cataloged here at what Christians like. This site is hilarious. I have enjoyed War Themed ministries and the Weekend Retreat getting dumped by your girlfriend to "focus on God." Thanks to the Reeds for this link.

Sermon Application from the kids.

I preached this Easter at my home church in Sunman, IN. I preached on John 11 and the raising of Lazarus. In that sermon I pointed out that Martha didn't want Jesus to remove the stone from the tomb because it had been 4 days and it would smell really bad. I made the point that they knew how the natural world worked and after 4 days a body was definitely smelling. My 5 year old nephew, Joseph, listened to this and made this application in the car days later.

"The other day Becky and the kids were riding somewhere and a dog tried to attack the front tire of the Durango and someone made the comment that he would soon become road kill. A little while later they saw some buzzards circling and Clarissa said that the dog probably got smashed and they were looking to feast. Without any hesitation Joseph replied that could not be since it takes four days for it to start to smell."

At least somebody was listening.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Famous Last Words from John Calipari

When the coach was asked before the tournament started if the fact that his team would have a problem being the 339th ranked free throw shooting team in the country he said, "We will make them when it counts." Well, not so much. The last two minutes of the game they shot 20% and for the game:

FT Made-Attempted 14-15 (.933) 12-19 (.632)

Rock Chalk Jay Hawk to all my friends celebrating. What a game!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Cutest Lords Prayer in History

Kids are so much fun and especially that cool first three years when they experience everything without filtering their reactions. This little girl has a great memory and her dramatic pauses really add to the deep richness of her presentation. Enjoy!