Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Prayer Request

Please pray for the Drews Family. Last night their 3 year old son drowned in a pond behind their home. More info can be found here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Little bit of salt and light

Donald Miller has been a favorite author of mine ever since I read Blue Like Jazz so it was a great surprise to see him pray at the Democratic National Convention last night. Regardless of your political leanings, his prayer was a great example for us all. You can watch the whole thing below:

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Song Lyric Sunday

Here's the lyric...

Now we're up to talking divorce,
And we weren't even married.

8/18 Update Dana's got the song title right and it was COMPOSED by Burt Bacharach but he didn't record it. Who recorded it???

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Has it really been a year?

If you know me at all you know I love dogs. Especially the small, cuddle up on your lap kind. I was blessed with a one of a kind buddy named Guilo and when I had to have him put down in January 07 I really didn't think I'd ever be interested in having another pet. Well last summer we were blessed with the addition of two bundles of major cuteness. Muffin calls them our "special needs kids" because both survived really rough births and have a couple of health issues. The first pic is from the car ride home a year ago today.

Aslan has had his share of health issues, including a leaky heart valve and hernia surgery. Just this morning he was at the vet for an infected hot spot on his tail. When we first got him he was all boy and determined to be the boss, well the hernia wasn't the only thing they "fixed" with that surgery and he's not nearly as domineering as he used to be. He's very much a cuddler and still loves to play. He has the "bay" of a hound and is quick to let us know when someone is near the house. He also loves be scratched on either side of his neck and will love you forever if you do that for more than 30 seconds.

Lilybet is actually fairly healthy , but she has shown some signs of Syringomyelia. Which is a spinal fluid condition that is fairly common to the breed and other than her occasional scratching episode she seems none the worse for it. She is 6 lbs of Diva, when she first came to us, she was timid and was pretty much completely dominated by Aslan. While she is still a tad timid, but she has made it clear that if there's any dominating to be done she will do it. She rarely barks, but when she does you better listen up. She loves to be scratched on her chest just under her chin and will like you a lot if you do it for more than 30 seconds :D

I won't say they've taken Guilo's place in my heart, but I will say they've made a pretty good place of their own. The below pic was taken today. Seems they have also made themselves a pretty good place on Dad's recliner.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Song Lyric Sunday

I got to go to Promise Keepers this weekend and what an awesome event. They're really aren't words to describe the feeling of worshiping with 10,000 other men. The speakers were awesome and challenged me in areas of my life that I needed to be challenged in. The event was made extra special because I got to spend it with my brother Dana and my nephew Kyle and we had a blast. The only drawback was that I have changed timezones every day for the past 4 days and I'm just little lagged right now :D Here's the lyric:

Take me to another place
Take me to another land
Make me forget all that hurts me
Let me understand your plan