Friday, May 16, 2008


When I was in school, the substitutes were constantly made fun of and harrassed. I recall being in one class where some of the guys (myself not included) taped a substitute teacher's mouth shut with duct tape and locked him in a closet.

Well, now I'm the substitute. Except, unlike some high schoolers, there's no 7th graders who can overpower me enough to pull something like that. So, here I sit, telling the rowdy 7th graders that if they don't stop talking I'll give them a writing assignment or put their name on a list for the teacher to see.

This stinks! I've become the person I always made fun of!


Monday, May 12, 2008

A Thought

I'm thinking about writing a book, but I don't know what to write about. I've always wanted to...I think I'm a pretty good writer. It would probably have to be something about youth ministry or christian living because I'm not exactly an expert in anything. I'm opening it up to suggestions. Let me know what you think. Who knows, I could be famous. For the person who gives me the best idea, I'll give an autographed copy! Hmmm. It'll never happen.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

At 1:00pm today Vanessa and I will have been married for 3 years. I've gotta tell you, it keeps getting better. I couldn't be happier with anyone else. Vanessa, I love you!


Monday, May 5, 2008

Presidential Stuff

I read an email yesterday that contained a speech written by a normal person like you and I. It was a "make believe" speech to be given by President George W. Bush when he quits (not resigns) as president. The jist of the speech was that all of Bush's critics are too ignorant to realize all of the good things that he's accomplished, too spoiled to realize how good they have it, and too stupid to understand that a war on terror can't be won in a few months or a few years.

I'm not stupid - I don't think that Bush is perfect. However, I strongly believe that he has done a fine job with the hand he's been dealt. I also believe, concerning the war, that anyone else placed in his shoes who really cared about America's state and safety would have done many of the same things. Sure, maybe there should have been a better long-term plan, but if you truly consider it with all bias aside, how much can you really plan how a war is going to go?

Another thing I recently heard (I'm not positive it's a 100% accurate but it's interesting nonetheless) is that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have spent something like $700,000,000 in campaigning - ENOUGH TO COMPLETELY ELIMINATE WORLD HUNGER.

All this has just made me think about how much we really have, as well as how we use what we have. Vanessa and I struggle often with finances, but it doesn't take much looking around to find someone who is in a far worse situation than we are. We are blessed to live in this country - a country where we all think, live, and act like spoiled brats far too often!

May God continue to bless America, even though there's no doubt we don't deserve it! And thank God for our soldiers!


Thursday, May 1, 2008

The REAL Bad News Bears

At times it seems like we're just so close! One game we play great and lose by a run or two, and the next we have more errors than a Yankee without his steroids. Our church softball team is now 0-6. Last year we won 4 games I think (out of 16)...I thought this year would be much better. It might help if all of our team actually showed up for a game, but who knows. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to complain about the rest of the team cause I'm as bad as anyone! The problem is my mind is much more competitive than my body. Any suggestions?