Thursday, November 30, 2006

Helping me clear the temple - thanks, Drew!

I used to love running. I think I liked the mental aspect of it more than the physical. I'm generally a pretty laid back guy......but back in H.S. I used to try to destroy other runners on the track.
Now I'm old.
Running doesn't have much appeal anymore.
But I'm also gaining girth. That doesn't have much appeal to me either.
It was some time ago (like a few months) when I was "pondering" the various passages where Jesus clears the temple. At that time I felt God nudging me to start clearing the temple he has given me to live body. Clearing it of not just evil desires and thoughts - but of how badly I treat it.
That thought recently returned to me again - sort of like "HELLO, didn't you hear me the first time. I'm not kidding about this! Clear the temple!"
So I've started running.
But to keep doing it I'm going to need an accountability partner. So I've asked my son Drew to ask me every day if I ran or not.
I didn't think he actually would....but he has been. And it has made me keep on track so far. (Okay, I'm only into my first week but I've run twice so far and that has been because Drew has asked me if I have.)
And a child will lead them.....
Thanks Drew. I appreciate it more than you know. And I know you read this sometimes so as long as I'm being mushy and all....I love you!

Now how about that Bears / Vikings game this weekend. Go Bears! (Does anybody have a QB we can borrow?)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Nose Hair Trimmers

Is it a bad sign that, not only do I own a nose hair trimmer, but that I had to change the battery in it today? Man, am I old.....

I'm a blog idiot!

Okay, I just "converted" my blog to the new "beta" format. Not even sure what that means but since it is new it has to be better, right?

In the process, I saw that I had "21 unmoderated" comments. What?! Comments?

I didn't realize that I had to "moderate" the comments. Didn't even know I had some. Nice to see - but I'm sure those that did comment are wondering what was so objectionable in their comments that they weren't published! Ummm....nothing - clearly operator error!

I'm a blog idiot - welcome to my world!

(And thanks to all of those that did comment! I appreciate it!) *sigh*

Where I've been....

I had the one person who reads my blog ask me if I was ever going to update it again! While it has been nice not putting pressure on myself to put my thoughts here....I have also missed it. So I'm jumping back in. Here is where I've been the last couple of months....

  • Hangin' with our fabulous youth at Lake Beauty for the "Revolutionary Rabbi Encounter '06"
  • Taking 15 or so eight y.o.'s to Sever's Corn Maze for Alexey's Birthday party
  • Relishing time with my daughter Katie as she came home for a week before returning to CO to work at the 4UR Ranch until Christmas
  • Having a "coffee date" with my wife to discuss what charities to support and just to gaze into each others eyes for awhile
  • Watching my daughter Kelsey and the EP soccer team play for the State Championship
  • Watching the EP Band in competition at the Metrodome
  • Celebrating my good friend Lois' 40th Birthday
  • Attending my son Drew's band c0ncert
  • Taking a group of 7 youth leaders to a training event at Bethel University
  • Taking the big Thanksgiving tour to see family - 6 hours in a plane, 14 hours in a car, 3 states, 3 family visits, 4 homes all in just 6 days! (It was fabulous...really...I'm not kidding!)

Lots of places. Lots of relationship building. Lots of fun.

Life is good.....and God runs through it!