Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Thursday, August 18, 2005
"If someone comes to your meeting and does not teach the truth about Christ, don't invite him into your house or encourage him in any way. Anyone who encourages him becomes a partner in his evil work" 2 John 10, NLTWe have ground accustomed to walking on eggshells around our "Christian" brothers who are living in sin and by doing so are guilty of it ourselves. By saying nothing we are encouraging him. Wow. Chew on that.
Last revised August 2005
See others how God sees them
For the lost
Be a better husband
Call from work
See things from her point of view
Memorize and establish a repertoire
Memorize one cover a month
Memorize one original a month
Memorize a verse a day.
Hand out tracts.
Read more. Bible, self-help, bio, ect
Read bible during lunch break
Read chapter out of self help book a day
Read chapter out of a book for leisure
Write a song a week.
Play a stronger lead
Amp up at church
Practice along with CDs
Develop my ear
Develop Tonal Memory
Enter writing contests
One a month
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Monday, August 15, 2005
I invented this to eliminate the messy practice of chalking the stick before play. Teflon is the slipperiest substance known to man and will provide the near frictionless surface needed to properly maneuver the stick through the players' hand during a shot.
Saturday, August 13, 2005
My wife actually helped come up with this one. We were reminded of our grout problems in our shower when we saw a display in the Mall of these fiberglass tub covers. They just slipped over the exsisting tub. My wife hates cleaning the tub and I hate the idea of replacing the grout. The tub slip covers were kind of ghetto, but my wife said they were like truck bedliners. That's when it hit us. Why not just hose down our tub and tiling with those spray on bedliners like Rhino offers? Neccessity really is the mother of invention.
Saturday, August 06, 2005
Below is my own version of your "Firefighter polishing the Fire Truck while people perish in the burning building" example of our responsibility to the lost. Ray's example shows how Christians' responsibility is to "stop talking about fishing" and go out and fish.
"By not sharing our faith we are like a man who sits down to a sack lunch amongst a group of those who are starving. He sits down, says thanks for the food, and enjoys his meal with his blinders firmly in place"
Below is my analogy explaining what a "fear filled" convert is.
"You are talking with some friends in the hallway at school when the class bully approaches. Out of fear you change your demeanor to that of submission, paying careful attention not to rouse the anger of the bully by the slightest bit of irritation. You walk on egg shells so not to deserve some form of torment from the bully to be meted out later on the playground. All the while you and your friends are secretly hoping that the teacher will hold him back a grade next year."
This type of convert is the product of Hell Fire preaching where the "convert" actually resents God for the punishment instead of fleeing to Him for the salvation from it.
Feel free to use them if you think they will help.
(Not yet titled)
I went to an Auction on the bad side of town
Cross the railroad tracks and on down around
Round the river’s bend to the house where the Colonial once lived
The Colonial fought battles with his demons, his bottle battled back.
But, slowly it turned on him and attacked.
The story ending like it did was inevitable, I suppose.
And now the county was selling his home, said everything had to go.
It goes to pay the tax man what the tax man is owed.
Now it felt like a sin when I walked in.
To see it was more than just possessions that they were selln’
His memories in pictures were framed and ,now, tangible to touch.
Laid on these shelves just building up dust.
There was a Purple Heart for the lead that was still there in his hip;
the cane he used and his permanent limp.
There was a plaque from the local Lion’s club
from 89, 90, and 91.
A picture of the Colonial saluting the flag.
And of him with his family, a family no one knew he had.
The man I thought was just a drunk whom life had thrown a curve.
Was special to someone before taking a wrong turn
and before loosing control and before jumping the curb.
Framed and for sale now were the years before the fall
And for just a few misdeeds I had judged them all
Theses pictures told stories of the good within these walls.
I could not bear to see what I knew not run free.
I would not want my legacy dying with me.
So I stole the pictures that were there on the shelf.
They meant nothing to no one so I took ‘em for myself.
Oh, you can’t put a dollar sign on that man’s life.
Memories can’t be sold for any kind of price.
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
1.How old were you when you had your first kiss?
Old enough to know that dollies are for girl.
2. What do you think is your best feature?
Dry sense of humor.
3. What is your favorite breed of dog?
A Schnauzer. I'm going on the pretense that pets resemble their owners.
4. If you could attend only one Olympic event, which would it be?
5. If you could invite any movie star to your home for dinner, who would it be?
The "Family Guy"
6. If you were a car what kind would you be?
The Dukes of Hazzard Dodge 01
7. What is your favorite number?
8. Which Disney character are you most like?
Scar from the Lion King
9. If a movie was made about you, who would play you?
10. Have you ever been out of the country and, if yes, where? (list all places)
Who cares. He didn't stay.
11. How many times have you flown in an airplane in the last twelve (12) months?
12. If you were in a car sinking in a lake, what would you do first?
Push the wife and kid aside and swim towards the surface.
13. If you where stuck at one age for the rest of your life, what age would you want it to be?
Sperm, man those were the days.
14. What is the weirdest thing that has ever happened to you?
McDonalds getting chicken strips.
15. What is the coolest (or most unique) thing you have ever done?
My brother-in-law and I produced a two day charity music festival for the Coalition for Kids.
16. What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you?
Fly ball hit to me in the outfield.
17. Have you ever gone skinny-dipping?
I'm sorry but I can't finish this one because I have the most horrendous picture in my head.
18. What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?
Harbor House with my family.
19. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Anything clear. It must be clear because colored drinks cause cancer!
20. What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who don't understand people who are late.
21. What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Corn....................................THAT WAS STILL FREAKN' ON THE COB. EHWWWWWW!
22. If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what song would you want it to be?
The Barney song.
23. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
Leave it as Mike but just pronounce it with a Jamaican accent.
24. What is the best book you have ever read?
Paint Winnie: A paint by number retrospect on the life and times of the Pooh Bear
25. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
It's more of a sensation.
26. What is the one thing you want to do before you die?
To personally reach "Studio 54" like status among my co-workers.
27. What is the most outrageous thing you would love to do?
Race the Dodge through Bristol with the Mayor (wink,wink) chasing me in his convertible, Boss Hogg style.
28. What is your favorite board game?
29. If you could have any job, what would it be?
Club owner and international man of mystery.
30. What, in your opinion, is the worst way to die?
31. If a genie granted you three wishes, what would you wish for?
For supreme dominance over my gimp, Dave Buckles.
31. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
Anywhere the wife and kid were not.
32. What is one thing you could not go more than a week without?
Heat n' Serve frozen dinners
33. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?
My New Kids on the Block, Hangn' Tough haircut.
34. In the last three years, what is one thing you would have done differently?
Mac'd on the chick from the Dukes of Hazzard Documentary.