Monday, February 20, 2006

What a Weekend

This weekend, Summer and I were able to have a weekend together without the kids. My small group decided to take care of our children for the weekend as a gift for my birthday. They are the greatest. At first, it was just going to be a great weekend at home without the kids, but then Summer won a free night at the double tree with breakfast included at the women's retreat. On top of that, I remembered a promised room for doing a free singing gig at the renaissance in Richardson which is a really nice hotel. On Friday night we dropped off the children and went to eat at Saltgrass Steakhouse where we both had Prime Rib and it was delicious. The hotel was cool and comfy pillows. When we got in the room, the remote would not work, so the only station that was on was the finals of the Texas Hold 'Um competition. It was intriguing. We liked it so much we bought us a little set of it so we could learn to play. (Chips and all 75% off at Barnes and Noble)

The next day we went to Grapevine Mills and Barnes and Noble after sleeping late and eating breakfast. The hotel room for Saturday night was more than we could ever hope for. The lady that hooked us up with the free room, hooked us up with an 8th floor suite looking south toward Dallas. It was awesome. They even shined my shoes. It was definitely a great weekend.

This week I'm at ACU lectures. I finally got my ACU ID today. I also got a Texshare card which enables me to checkout library resources from SMU and Dallas Theological Seminary for free. Yah. Tomorrow I take a Miller's Analogy Test.

I'm extremely interested in the unity of the Churches of Christ and the Christian church. I'm looking forward to the day when those wounds are healed. It will take a while, but we are starting to mend fences that were torn apart 100 years ago today.

Have a blessed day.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Seafood Gumbo

All I can say is I love Deborah's Seafood Gumbo. The Wiggins had the worship team over for dinner last night and rehearsal. The Seafood Gumbo was the best I had tasted. It had shrimp, crawfish, crabmeat, ham, and spicy sausage in it. Wow, it rocked. Thanks to the Wiggins for having us over and being such wonderful hosts.

My friend Russell is having a big job interview today. Please say a prayer for him that he might be able to either get this job or another would come through for him in the near future.

Also pray for my sister's recovery as she had surgery yesterday. Everything went well, but her recovery will be 6-8 weeks.

Tomorrow my quartet will be singing on KLUV classic rock in the morning at about 8:15 or so. This will be the 2nd year that we have done this radio add for singing Valentines.

Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Fox 4 News

This morning I had the privilege of singing with 3 outstanding guys in a quartet on Fox 4 News. We were advertising "Singing Valentines" that the Vocal Majority sponsors every year. We recorded it on our DVR. I was talking to Anna afterwards and she told me that I was singing in mommy's TV. She got a kick out of it.

I'm still on track with my grad work. So far I've made A's on all my assignments which is a good thing. It looks like I have another 300 pages to read this week though.

It looks like we will be getting a new server here at work. Our old one is dying a slow death. The hard drive has been giving me errors, which is never a good thing. We are going to upgrade to Small Business Server 2003, which should be easier to manage. Marvin, one of our deacons, is going to help get it all set up. He is a mastermind at all that stuff.

Well, back to worship planning.

Have a blessed day.