Friday, August 14, 2009


A guy walks into an interview. Feels good about what is discussed and leaves pleased with how it went. A few days later, a member of the search committee calls the guy to tell him he did great. They really liked him. However, their boss tells them he wants to change the title of the position and to do new interviews. Now, our man probably will not qualify for the new job title even though they wanted him to do the job with any title attached. So, he probably will nt be called to be re-interviewed for the job he was almost chosen for in the first interview.
I really dont know what to tell this guy. He and I spent 20 years watching the Cardinals come away with so many "moral victories" only to lose the game. I guess that is a start.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The New Lawn

It is complete. I really feel we are in our own home now. We laid some sod a few weeks back and we bought a lawn mower. The dusty, weedy, uneven back yard is now a lwan. Well, it is still uneven but Dylan and his mommy stopped by to check it out today. He seemed to like it as he and Sheldon roamed all 400 square feet of grass.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Willow Creek Association Leadership Summit

I held off in going to the Leadership Summit at Central because I did not think of myself as a leader. However, I have gone the past two years. Although, I still do not think of myself as a leader, I have gotten alot out of both summits. The premiss is that we all lead something. A corporation, a ministry, a family, but more importantly, our own lives. I have seen we need to take ownership and responsibility of our own lives even before we can be responsible with other lives.

I have gleaned tidbits and inspiration from both years concerning my life. Applying just one or two concepts from the two days can help anyone. Two things I picked up and what I will attempt for my life is, one, to read something worthwhile for at least 30 minutes a day. Okay, sometimes it takes me 30 minutes to read the sports page. But they mean't something written by a meaningful author.

Second thought I got, and this was not necessarily taught like this, but I need to look more at how all areas of the Bible always come back to the central theme of the Gospel, Christ died for my sins. It all seems to center around that one thing, eh? Paul said any other Gospel is rubbish.