Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Sung Out

Well, I just got back from San Antonio last night. We had a great trip. There were alot of good things that the quartet did and figured out at the contest to help us in the future. The cool thing is that the San Antonio main newspaper interviewed our quartet and and article with our picture was plastered on the first page of teh Metro section of Sunday's paper. It's funny that our quartet is from Dallas, but we get featured in San Antonio's newspaper.

We stayed at the St. Anthony in downtown San Antonio. It is more of a historic hotel. It was nice, but the carpets were a little on the dirty side. On the way back, we stayed the night at a Quality Inn for half the price. Sure, the St. Anthony was decorated nice, but the Qaulity Inn was clean, had free high speed internet, and a free breakfast that included good biscuts and gravy. I'd pay half the price anyday for that deal.

Summer and I were able to attend Oak Hills on Sunday morning. Max Lucado wasn't there, so they had David Robinson there sharing the message. My family got to meet him. I guess it goes without saying, but I have to say it. "Man, he was tall."

We went to lunch with Jeff Nelson and enjoyed our time with him. Our kids and his kids played while we talked over lunch.

Well, it is time to get into worship planning mode. Have a great day.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

San Antonio here we come

Well, tomorrow, Summer and I leave for San Antonio. This trip serves two purposes. The first is why we are going to San Antonio in the first place which is contest. The Vocal Majority and my quartet are competeing this weekend. We are really excited about the contest. Our quartet could get as high as second place. The quartet that will get first place is way above our level. They will most likely win the international contest this year.

After the contest, Summer, the kids, and I are going to hang around San Antoino for a couple of days for some R & R.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I'm trying this.

Ok, I have a friend who has recently gotten free stuff from a referal offer like the one I'm tryiing. I'm trying to get a free iPOD. I've signed up for the BMG CD club where I get 12 CD's free and I purchase 1 CD at club price and then my commitment is over and I can cancel my account. I was going to do this anyways to keep up on my worship CD's and you end up getting your CDs cheaper than if you go to Walmart. There are other offers out there as well. If 5 of you can sign up for something under the link below, then I can get a free iPOD. It also starts your process in getting a free iPOD as well. If I get 5 people to sign up for something and I recieve the iPOD, I will tell you that it works and you can get an iPOD the same way. I thought it would be worth a try anyways. Here is the link:

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Thanks for participating if you do.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Zoe was awesome

I attended the worship conference last weekend in Nashville, TN. It rocked. This is probably my 5-6 year to go. It is always good to see all of my friends from around the country that come to the conference. We had around 15 people that came to the conference from our church including 2 elders and their wives. The elders loved it. We have an elders meeting tonight and one of the things on the agenda is for one of our elders to report on the conference. I'm excited.

I'm a little under the weather today. I think there is a stomach bug going around and I have it. I still came to work. My philosophy is if you are going to be a little miserable at home, you might as well be a little miserable at work. Though I probably didn't get as much done as I wish I would have, there were some productive things that came from the days work.

I'm the tech guy around here and it seems that there are some in our office that have the tech curse. It is the curse that I'm convinced plauges much of our nation. Anything a person with this curse toches seems to mess up in some way. I'm glad I don't have the curse, but it can be quite the chore to figure out why everyones computers are going haywire. That happened today to Jim's computer. His computer is in the shop getting a new screen because it went out and today his mouse and keyboard on his loaner laptop (which is better than his old one) went nuts. I was able to decipher the problem, but it took me a little while to figure it out.

Our house is so cool. My family and I are really enjoying having the space. We love the neighborhood, the school and the house. I even like the drive time I have in the morning and afternoon. The only thing I don't like is the extra gas cost.

Here is a deal of all deals. Only nerds like myself will actually get excited about this deal. The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament which is a $700 10 volume set normally goes for around $399 on CBD. Right now they have it for $99. I ordered my copy the end of last week. I haven't checked, but it might be gone by now, but I got my order in. I'm so excited about having that in my library, especially because I'm getting ready to start back on my Masters at ACU and that will come in handy.

Well, that's all for now.