Link to DesMoinesRegister.com Praise God that Matt Thompson has been found!
You may ask, “what do the above have in common?” Why nothing else than the latest saga of the Vander Hart House Hunt. In our quest for the Holy Grail of homes, we encountered a few snags. The first house we went to was actually a 2nd visit. A nice home on the southside of […]
I read this blog entry tonight (click title of this entry to read it). It was taken from Mark Driscoll’s blog (Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA). It is 10 Steps to Destroy a Denomination. He’s a blunt guy – that is his style, but it’s true, and sadly […]
Is it just me or is this a great idea? I mean we have never seen people divided along racial lines before. I think this is exactly the thing we need to pull our country together. I have an excellent idea for the next Survivor – Church Wars Challenge. Have teams divided along denominational lines. […]
My kids found a praying mantis today, and because they love our pastor so much they decided to name him (I’m not sure if it is male or not since I’m not a praying mantis expert) Pastor Quintin. I don’t get it, tell me if you see any resemblance? They were incredibly excited when we […]
Too much too soon The Courier-MailWhen I read this article, it made me mad – that is so where society is heading. My oldest daughter, Kelvey, is in dance. We now are a part of a Christian-based dance studio, but when we lived in Valparaiso, IN there was not any such option. We would have […]
After talking with a computer repair place it was determined that it would be more cost effective to just purchase a external network adapter so I can be back in WI-FI world again. So that purchase took place today, and I couldn’t get it to work at home. I purchased a Linksys Network adapter, and […]
You never realize how dependent you are to technology until it goes down. My WI-FI card pooped out on me today not allowing me to have internet access anywhere except my SOY office, and at home (when plugged into the Ethernet cable). I tried uninstalling and installing, and nothing seems to be working. I think […]
Cheryl and I celebrated our 13th anniversary yesterday. We celebrated by spending the day cleaning the house, mowing the lawn and then spending the rest of the time with her parents who visited us after the family reunion. Our anniversary dinner was spent at CiCi’s Pizza. This morning my daughter Kelvey decided to brighten our […]
Stand to Reason Blog: Youth & Apologetics Does apologetics still have a place in student ministry? I think it does. What do you think?
Kids loved to kayak and swim! Having lots of fun! Not sure he’s supposed to climb those. The girls were finding toads all over the place. Ladder Golf – a great game! My lovely bride The Rents-in-law Mac enjoyed the golf cart. More ladder golf.
Every year the Blombergs (Cheryl’s Dad’s family) have a family reunion up in N.E. Minnesota. We again made our annual trek north this last weekend. Long drive and a short weekend, but we had fun. They have for the past three year rented out Camp House near Brimson, MN for this event. Mac and I […]
My son, Morgan, is a wild man. I knew the day was coming, but I hoped to avoid it. Morgan has been into skateboarding for some time now. Recently he has been asking Cheryl and I if he could do the half pipe. Actually he has been asking this for a while, we have summarily […]
Got back from a youth activity, and wasn’t ready to go to bed. TNT had a wonder “classic” on. “8 Legged Freaks” with David Arquette. I have to say it has to have been one of stupidest movies I’ve ever wasted my time with. It had it’s moment.Nothing like campy horror. If only I could […]
Cheryl, the kids and I received some free tickets to watch the I-Cubs play the Tacoma Rainers last night. This would be the second Cubs game in the last three years that I have attempted to take my kids to. The first time was two summers ago, and that didn’t go so well. My youngest […]
About a month ago, I was asked if I would be interested in some interim student ministries work by one of Serve Our Youth Network’s former board members. I said perhaps, and promised that I would pray. Well I did pray, and accepted a part-time position as the interim student ministries director at First Baptist […]