Showing posts from March, 2006

Spring Fever

This weekend, the time changes (spring forward), baseball season starts, Wrestlemania comes on pay-per-view, and I start an Easter sermon series. Today is absolutely beautiful, and I have finally contracted Spring Fever. Spring Fever breeds another illness, Spring Cleaning. As well as around the house, I am wanting to "spring clean" some personal areas as well.
I want to/need to lose at least 35 pounds. I feel tired all the time, and I do not sleep well. Exercising and shedding this weight will be a good start toward feeling better again. I would like to take my wife on a vacation. Even if it is just a weekend. No kids, no cats, no dogs, no worries. Both of us need one badly. Any suggestions?I want to be more spiritual. I want to be sure that my wife and kids see the same person the people at church see. A couple of years ago on a day like this I would have taken a long ride on the Harley. I love Spring. Fresh air, filled with pollen. I also love Allegra.

Weekend Wow!

An amazing, very personal thing happened. The last couple days, I have been feeling kind of poorly. Stomach has been upset along with bad headaches. That is not the amazing thing, but this yucky illness was the catalyst of what happened.

I was sitting in my chair, looking over my sermon notes for tomorrow. Ministers will understand when I say that what I had prepared just wasn't happening. There was no life in it, so I scrapped it, leaving myself with nothing to bring tomorrow. So I thought I'd just worship the Lord and spend some time with Him alone. There are no kids in the house this weekend, and Tracy is at work.

I was listening to the song, "In the Presence of Jehovah," one of my personal favorites. I was reflecting on how much I love being in His presence, and how much I miss it when I am busy doing other things. In my spirit, I heard the Lord say, "Todd I love YOUR presence too, and I miss you when you're not here."

Say or think what you like. I exp…

I am Down With This!

My job as a weekend DJ has forced me to catch up on about 12 years of music, particularly in a genre that I had pretty much sworn off: hip-hop. If I want to be a good DJ, and I do, I have got to play the hip-hop tunes, because that's what the peeps are paying me for. Thankfully, I only have to play the edited/clean versions!

I came across this today and I was so tickled. It is a video which takes a popular hip-hop song exploiting women's hindquarters and turns it into something the Kingdom can use. If I were a youth pastor again, I'd be using this at nearly every FUNK-tion!

Something Fishy Here...

A perfect ending to a wonderful day of rest and relaxation in Walterboro. We had a great time at church, and then over to my cousin's ranch for fresh air and recreation.

My partner in crime is my stepson Steven, who along with some Mountain Dew purchased the ridiculous cap on his head at a local convenience store.

I am pleased to report that my angling skills have stood the test of time. I caught the only fish worthy of note. No plans for a cable program or any sporting gear ads at this time.

Something Totally Different

You Are 40% AbnormalYou are at low risk for being a psychopath. It is unlikely that you have no soul.
You are at high risk for having a borderline personality. It is very likely that you are a chaotic mess.
You are at low risk for having a narcissistic personality. It is unlikely that you are in love with your own reflection.
You are at medium risk for having a social phobia. It is somewhat likely that you feel most comfortable in your mom's basement.
You are at low risk for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is unlikely that you are addicted to hand sanitizer.How abnormal are you?

Supporting Cast

I have been thinking a lot lately. Nothing terribly serious. I have just been reflecting on my life and what has brought me to where I am today...right now. Much of my life has been wasted in front of the TV. Well, maybe not a total waste. TV taught me something.

Every great TV show has one thing in common: a great supporting cast. How funny would Fred Sanford have been without Grady, Bubba, and of course, Aunt Esther?

Richie Cunningham would have been so dull without Ralph, Potsie, and The Fonz!

Would Frasier have given us as many laughs without Niles, Daphne, and Bulldog?

Jerry Seinfeld is hilarious, but imagine him without George, Elaine, and Kramer.

My life has been good. But it was my "supporting cast" of friends that have always made it great. I would like to pay tribute to my supporting cast today. Your indulgence, please.

James: Our friendship turned 30 this year. I don't even bother to imagine what my life would have been like without you in it. I don't believe it…

MS Walk

My lifelong pal, James is walking for MS, a debilitating disease that has affected two special people in my life over the years. Had I known about this sooner, I'd have committed to walk, but you can sponsor James by clicking here. You will find his name, James Kirk, in the lower left corner. You can also leave him a note of encouragement.

Thanks so much!

Big Weekend Coming Up

Tomorrow night I get to co-DJ a college Karaoke party. Should be a thrill. Then Saturday I do my first solo gig at a corporate function. After getting to bed Saturday night at around 1:00 or 2:00 am, I have to wake up early Sunday morning and head to Walterboro, SC, to begin my two month stint as interim pastor for the Evergreen Christian Church.

For the last few months, things have been slow and stressful in my life. Now all of a sudden I am back in the fast lane again. I am so glad.

I am getting a second chance at doing what I love, preaching the gospel. I feel ready. I feel anxious, but in a good way, like I used to. During the worship services at White Knoll, I couldn't wait to get in the pulpit. I haven't felt this way in a long time.

And away we go!