Friday, May 22, 2009

Obviously not a "techno-geek"

Ok. I enjoy the cool internet social sites as much as the next guy, but I'm obviously not as dependent on them as others are. I'm not saying they're bad, nor are they the sign of the apocalypse. I just prefer a phone call or face-to-face interaction with someone. That's my only excuse for not updating the site more than I do.

That being said, there has been a lot go on in the last month-or-so since I last posted.

First of all, as of May 31, I will no longer be preaching at Mill Spring. We have mixed feelings about his. The positives are no more 90-minute car rides to church every Sunday, but the negatives are no more preaching for a while.

Second, Hannah turned 4 months old, but she has been congested for over a month now, and the doctor can't figure out exactly what's wrong with her. She has no signs of infection or allergy, so he thinks it may be acid reflux, which makes sense with the amount of spit up she has, but the prescription (even with insurance co-pay) will be at least $45 a month. It may be more because the regular pharmacies don't carry it anymore, and it has to be purchased from a special pharmacy.

Third, we (and I do mean all 6 of us) went to the Michael W. Smith/Steven Curtis Chapman United Tour in St. Peter's, MO and it was awesome. I still remember my first Smitty concert when he was at ICTC back in 1986 or 1987. That was so long ago that it was pretty much just him and the piano (no keyboard that I remember). I hope the kids are able to remember their first Smitty and Steven concert as well. I will try to post some pictures in the next few days, but you know how reliable I am for that.

Finally, school is out next Wednesday, and I think all may go back to normal after that. I am currently planning to start substitute teaching in the fall, and that may not be just for the money. To some extent, I/we are considering me finding out exactly how much more schooling I will need in order to get my teaching certificate. It's just in the thinking stages right now, but it is something we are talking and praying about.

One more thing. Maybe I am just hypersensitive to these things, but if I here another news guy tell someone to have a "Happy Memorial Day Weekend" I'm going to scream. Memorial Day is not a happy occasion at all; it's a time for remembering those individuals who gave their lives for our country and not just a time for celebrating with picnics, hot dogs and other things. Yes our freedom is a great time, but IMO Memorial Day is not a happy day.


  1. Hey, I was at that United Tour concert too. Great show!!! I'm doing a full post on it in a couple days.

    And I must admit I've never pondered Memorial Day quite like that... thanks for the food for thought!

  2. I hope you will still get to do some preaching. I know you enjoy it. Hope the summer is good for everyone. The pictures of the girls on the earlier post were really cute. Clara really shows how much she enjoys being a big sister.