Thursday, July 29, 2010

VBS, Moving and Andrew too.

Well, VBS is almost over. It's been a yeeha week and I think I am ready for it to be over. I love it though. Shared Christ with three who accepted Jesus tonight!!! Had one other that another worker spoke with and I have one left to talk with tomorrow night. God is good!!! I love VBS. Did I say that yesterday? I LOVE VBS!!!! Praise God for the whole idea of it all!

Got a lot of my office packed. The secretary, Ministry Assistant, Administrative Assistant, at FBC, Winnsboro, is going to freak at the amount of junk stuff I have. Ha ha. Maybe she can shelve all my books. Ha ha ha. We'll see how that goes.

Andrew seems a bit better. He laughed and ate better today. He even made his brother laugh. Woo hooo!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

VBS Wednesday

Ok, Jeff Slaughter has slaughtered the abc song. I am not liking it. It's, well...hokey. Tumbleweed? I guess the words are ok, but I am tired after doing that song. The kids are ok with it, but man.

Not sure of our total tonight. It looked like we were down a few. Still, we had some who are curious about accepting Christ. I get to talk with them tomorrow night. Woo hoo and yeehaaa! I love VBS!!!!

Keep praying for us as we adjust to moving. It's hard. I now feel it getting to me. Pray, pray, pray.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

VBS Tuesday

We rounded up some more buckettes and buckaroos tonight at VBS. What a night. The songs sometimes scare me, but we have fun. I actually get into it. It's amazing what we'll do "for the children." Ha ha. We have a great group. I think we broke 50 tonight in attendance. I hope so. Seemed like we did. VBS is so awesome and so much fun. It's also so exhausting, but hey, if it were easy, most people wouldn't do it.

Got more books packed today. Had a call to make to Winnsboro. Spoke with a member. Seemed like we'd spoken many times before. Can't wait to serve God there with them. They seem like great folks.

Monday, July 26, 2010

VBS, Andrew

Had 44 buckaroos at the ranch tonight. It went well. I love VBS. At least the blow up animal is a horse this year. He actually looks good.

Boxed some books today. Will do more tomorrow. It's a lot of books!!! Pray for Andrew. He's having a tough time with all of the moving stuff. He seems depressed. Won't eat, weepy, not interested in doing anything.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Good day.

It was a good day on the hill at Calvary. Things went well. The wife sang, "God of this city," and she did a great job. Some folks still are dealing with my parting in a tough way. The thing is, so am I. I'm not all that happy I have to leave great people, but when God says, "Go," you go. I have preached that and I seek to live it. It doesn't make things easy, but life is not easy. It can't always go just as we want it to.

Well, I hope others had a great day in worship. I hope you went today. If not, find a place of worship to go to next Sunday.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cholesterol Battle

So, this high cholesterol thingy is one of the worst things that can happen to a Baptist pastor. To tell a man he can't eat what he wants to eat is a death sentence. In the life of a pastor the only thing he feels he can control is his food intake. When that is taken away he feels like he can't control anything. THAT is tough. I wish I could say I'm not letting this get to me, but it is. It hurts. It stinks. It's, well...just wrong.

Friday, July 23, 2010


We got back around 6:40 from Llano, TX. What a great time. It was nice to let my mind just stand still for a bit. The Wii boys went into withdrawal and played a bit when they got home. They are asleep now.

Wow. A lot is happening. The house is online with a local realtor. I guess I should not say much about it. Don't want to be robbed. Course there is not much to take. ha ha.

Pray that it will sell soon. Anyone want to buy a bus? $500 will get you this nice short bus to haul your family to the mall in. Contact me for more details.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Texas is a wonderful state, uh, country. ha ha. Currently me and the family are in Llano, TX, visiting the wife's family. I love it here. I'm at the public library right now. I feel thousands of miles away from everyone. Sometimes that is a good thing. I hope you take vacations. I am thinking of getting away more often. I think it helps me recharge and get my life back on track. Let me encourage you to take vacations!!! You don't have to go far, just get away!

Wow. A lot is happening in our lives. I think back to when I left Southwestern Seminary and I think, "WOW!" Who would have thought that I'd be soon serving my third church? I always have this dream of God sticking me in one place forever. I'm not letting go of that dream, but it does appear He is in charge. Since that is true, I may be in Winnsboro for a few years or maybe the rest of my life. I am learning to be happy wherever He place me. He is a GREAT God. I am thankful He takes care of His children. I'm also glad I am one of those children.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


What a day!!!! I baptized three kids today. Wow. What an awesome day!!! Sadly, I also read my letter of resignation today too. What a tough day. We move to Winnsboro on August 3rd. Pray for us.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Wow. Moving is so hard to do. I mean the actual moving and packing part. I kinda hate this part. I know I've only packed one box, but I am NOT looking forward to packing more. Not at all. Jack, the dog, is needing to go out for the third time in an hour. Why? Why? And why am I watching "Sixteen Wishes"? Wow, long day. Busy day. Tired I am. So tired.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Told them

Tonight I had a sit down talk with the Wednesday night crew from Calvary. It went well. They are great folks and are happy, but sad. It's always hard to leave a place you've been for almost eight years. Tough stuff.


Well, it happened. God has opened the doors at FBC, Winnsboro, and I am happily going through those doors. Pray that I'll be open to the Lord as to how to lead this marvelous church. They have a huge future and I'm so glad to be a part of it.