Thursday, March 26, 2009

Good Night and God Bless

Hey everybody! I know I don't reach much of an audience with this blog, so this won't really crush too many blog readers' hearts, but I've decided to end this blog.

It's time. This will be my 200th post. I've really stopped posting anything of any significance. More importantly, my focus has changed. I've decided to dedicate a lot of my free time to reaching people in the RVA and Tri-cities area for Christ.

My new blog will be .

Hope to see you there!

God bless you all!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Simple Marriage Advice

Read some of the most straight forward marriage advice that I've read in a long time today over on John Piper's blog. Read it. Thanks!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Cream Madness

I copied my buddy Chris and made some snow cream tonight. Kids loved it. Make it for your kids, they'll love it.

Below is the recipe, if you can call it that:

1 egg, optional
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. cream
2 qt. fresh clean snow

In a medium mixing bowl, combine egg, sugar, vanilla and cream. Put snow in a large bowl and pour egg mixture over it. Stir quickly before the snow melts. Taste add more sugar and vanilla if needed.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Love - A Valentine's Day Recap

So with the end of 2008 stinking up the joint for my family and the beginning of 2009 not being much better, Belinda and I didn't really have any bangup plans for Valentine's day. Someone was nice enough to donate tickets to our church's Valentine's Day banquet, so we went.

It was very nice. Everyone did a great job of decorating up the gym to look really fancy. We enjoyed ourselves and even went out for a coffee at the Books-A-Million after the fact (I know! I know! Wild times in Col. Hgts.!)

During the banquet, our youth pastor gave a great devotional. He talked about the order of love in your life. Where your love of the Lord?

Let me say that Belinda and I have had a recommitment to our marriage recently. Through a lot of things, we've just decided that it's important and we're gonna make it work better. I love her more that anyone on this Earth.

My kids are awesome! They bring me so much joy, it's ridiculous.

Both of those things being said, my time with both Belinda and my kids is relatively short. I've got eternity to spend at the feet of my Lord. The believer's relationship with Christ is described as a marriage. Am I treating it as such? Does my love for Him trump it all?

I'm trying to move to more of a place where that love is the cause for all that I do. I'm not there, but I want to be. Nothing but good things will come out of loving Jesus as much as I possibly can because as the ol' song goes, "He first loved me."

Hope y'all had a good Valentine's day! God Bless!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Pro Life Super Bowl Commerical Squashed

NBC decided not to air any advocacy commericals during the Super Bowl. Ok. That's their perogative.

Watch the pro-life commercial that got squashed because of that policy. Pretty powerful, huh?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Too, too sad!

This story is over at right now. To read of a family that thought it better to kill themselves and their children rather than continue to live is so tragic. Is our economy really the culprit? Or is it society? Where was the local church? Where were the neighbors, friends, agencies, anyone?!?!? Five children are dead!

I know that this family may not have reached out for help, but how much more can we as a body of Christ form a safety net of some kind?

I pray to our ever gracious God that He be with this family. Are they in His hands? I hope so! Heavenly Father also please be with families (including mine) that are struggling because of unemployment or other economic hardships. Please help your body share and serve those that need help so badly.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What if?

What if I didn't lose my job and now face giant financial hurdles?

What if I didn't meet Belinda and fall for her in face of all the things put in our way?

What if I actually said everything I was thinking to that coworker that I couldn't stand?

What if I didn't act like a jerk to my kids so much?

What if I didn't need to ask so many questions and need so many answers?

What if I posed these questions to people that cared for me instead of the faceless internet?

What if I claimed every promise that God makes and believed it 100% of the time no questions asked?

What if I still went by my middle name instead of my first?

What if I went back to school?

What if God didn't raise Jesus from the dead? What would've happened then?

What if I was as good as a friend as I want others to be to me?

What if I talked to that person I was meaning to talk to about Christ but chickened out?

What ifs really don't get us very far. They typically deal with things that have already happened. I can't change those things, but I often act like I can with all of the questions that float through my head.

A verse that has struck me recently is John 8:58. It's just so clear in the way that Christ claims that He is God and has been since the beginning of time. This verse gives me strength in knowinig that my Lord has been, is now, and always will be.

Praise God that He is the great I AM!!!