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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Lookin Good

Check out Carter's new hairdo. Like his stylist said, she took away our baby... he looks like a little man.







Look mama, I'm ready for school. I can't believe he's old enough to wear a backpack.

Monday, May 29, 2006

I Have Been Idolized

Ok. I have to admit. I did – I did buy a couple of songs from this CD. Only Taylor, Chris and Lisa. I did not buy Katherine McGruffy or Buckwheat. I may pick up Elliott if he cuts a CD. But I'll never buy anything from Chicken Little. So ya, I've been Idolized... oh, I like Taylor... ya I admit it.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Carter At The Park

What would Memorial Day weekend be without a trip to the park?


Listen closely. I thought I was already in Monterrey, Mexico!



Here I am!



Weeeeeeeee!




Everything you need to know is in a fishbowl... inside joke.



Just chillin.



15 more years until the real thing dadda!



What up?



Whoa. That's a long way down.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Vroom. Vroom. Vroom.



Ya, he's only about 16 months old... and driving!

Daddy Day
This past Election Day, Carter and I took time to hang out at Barnes & Noble.









We were going to go to the mall after Barnes & Noble... but as you can see, we didn't make it.

Bath Time



Time for A Walk

Saturday, May 13, 2006

2nd Saturday - Mexico Hangout


This morning I got the chance to serve beside some quality people... Jim, Scotty, Amanda, Rachel, Candice, Heather (all are going to Mexico in July), and Eric... not going to Mexico this year, but still a quality guy. We jumped on a bus and headed to downtown South Bend where we built some walls, bagged some groceries, and did whatever else they asked us to in order to help people in low-income housing know they matter to God. 2nd Saturday is atcually a new ministry designed by Granger Community Church to give people the opportunity to serve once a month. There was a good number of people who showed up... I'm bad with numbers so I'm not going to guess at how many... let's just say that I was impressessed with how many that showed up. In any case, it was a great opportunity to take this time and serve along side of those I will be serving with south of the border. Great job guys!

Eric and myself... nice... seriously... nice.


Eric with a nail gun... forget the hammer!


Watch your hands... my turn now!

I would have more pictures, but I walked out the door without my camera. These shots are from my phone. In any case, great job to everyone who showed up... including Levi, who went to Feed the Children to work... yes... great job dude!

Monday, May 08, 2006

1-411

I'm a big fan of Information (1-411). Jami doesn't like it when I use it. Probably because it costs like a cagillion dollars. But my philosophy is this, information is priceless. I love being able to get a number in Mud Butte, South Dakota while driving in my car... ok, so I've never called anyone in Mud Butte, South Dakota... but there really is a Mud Butte, South Dakota. I looked it up on Mapquest.com. So now that I know there really is a Mud Butte, South Dakota, I want to call information and say, "Mud Butte, South Dakota," when they ask for city and state. And when they ask, "What listing please," I want to say, "I don't care. I just want to talk to anyone who lives in Mud Butte."

So, in any case, last Thursday I wanted to check on a movie at a particular theatre... we were in the parking lot of GCC. Consequently we didn't have a phone book. So I asked Jami if she knew the number. She didn't. You know what that means... 1-411 to the rescue - because I'm too lazy to walk back into the church to get a phone book. Jami gave me a dirty look. I laughed. I called 1-411. City, state, listing. I told the lady. She says, "Are you looking for a particular movie?" "Huh? Yes I am." "What is it?" "Huh? Why?" "Well, I can give you the time it's playing." Again, "Huh? So you're telling me you're going to give me movie information. You mean, Information now extends to movie times?" "Um, yeah. What movie do you need." "Huh? Well, ok. Mission Impossible III." "Well, it's not playing at this theatre. But it is playing at Show Place 16. Would you like the times for that one?" Again, "Huh? Oh no, that's ok. Thanks." That was literally the conversation I had with 1-411. She must have been from the South... my next question I will have for them... how do I get to Mud Butte, South Dakota!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

We've Got Letters...

Sorry, I'm a David Letterman fan. In any case, I have finally sent out my letter for Mexico Tres (Three). This is the third time I will be going, and to be honest, I still love the letter writing part of it. It gives me a small chance to cast vision in one of my areas of passion. I cannot wait to go.

Adios!

Monday, May 01, 2006

The End is the Beginning

Book Notes - The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others

A Society with Perspective Chapter 18
our view of heaven gives us a perspective on life

our vacaction of choice, so I've heard, corresponds to our view of heaven

eternal standing matters a great deal to Jesus, and he talks about it quite often

what matters is that the eternal state is one of fellowship in the love of God and love of others

anything established around Jesus, whether earthly or eternal, will be a society

the end is the beginning. That is, one's view of the eternal (the end) gives one perspective in this life (our beginning each day)

practice now what you'll have to put into practice then

we are to live the Jesus Creed now because it is the eternal plan of God

christians sometimes read the Bible too often to "figure things out," to come to terms with a theological debate, or to settle an old score. They read it for information

in reading the Bible for knowledge, we can (and often do) miss the mission: for Abba to love us and for us to love Abba.

put away the study aids, commentaries, group Bible-study materials; get out a piece of paper and a pen and write down what we learn about God in a passage of Scripture

we are challenged to make fellowship with Jesus' society a regular feature of our lives - in the now. In fellowship with others we can begin our eternity.