Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I've been tagged (well, in April)

Believe it or not, I just saw that my wife tagged me on her blog in April. I guess I missed that one. It caught my eye today as I was browsing her blog. So here it goes. Better late than never:

Four jobs I've had
  • Server at Shoney's and cracker barrel
  • Youth Minister at Riverwood Church of Christ in Nashville, TN
  • Family Minister at Reidland Church of Christ in Paducah, KY
  • Worship Minister at Preston Road Church of Christ in Dallas, TX
Four movies I could watch over and over:

  • Star Wars
  • Harry Potter
  • Lord of the Rings
  • ?too many to fit into the fourth slot?
Four places I've lived:

  • Paducah, KY
  • Nashville, TN
  • Dallas, TX
  • Rockwall, TX
Four favorite TV shows

  • Stargate SG-1
  • Stargate Atlantis
  • 24
  • American Idol or Nashville Star (when they are running)
Four Vacations I've been on:

  • London and Scotland (Hymn tour)
  • Destin, FL
  • Gatlinburg
  • Charleston, SC
Four websites I visit often:

  • eBay
  • Worship Forum
  • Games Workshop
  • Bolter and Chainsword

Four favorite foods

  • On the Border Flour Tortillas and butter
  • Chong's Lunch Buffet (in Paducah)
  • Chick-fil-a #1 with Diet Coke and Honey mustard
  • All of my wife's cooking except fried chicken :)

Four places you'd rather be:

  • On the beach with my family on a remote Caribbean Island
  • Disney would be fun
  • Colorado Mountains
  • Holy Land Tour

Four people to tag:

  • John Kimberlin (like he will ever looked at my blog)
  • My mother-in-law
  • Lesli
  • Mike Polutta

My wife is on her way home

I'm so excited. My wife is on her way home with the kids. This is the longest I've ever been away from them. I'm looking forward to being with my family tonight.

Last night I started teaching Financial Peace University to one of our small groups. It was a great meeting last night. I am looking forward to this quarter with the group.

After this Sunday, I'm giving our praise team a 2 week sabbatical from rehearsals and leading. They do so much for our worship ministry here at PRCC.

That's it for today.

Monday, July 10, 2006

2006 International Convention

The last time I stood on an interational stage was in 1992 in the New Orleans Superdome. It was with my dad in a quartet.

I grew up singing barbershop music. My dad was always involved in a quartet and I always went to conventions and sang with my dad. By the time I was around 10, I was competing. My freshmen year in high school, my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer that had spread to his liver.

Little did I know that the last time to be on stage with dad would be on the International stage. He passed away 6 months later.

Fourteen years later, (last week) I stood on stage with the Vocal Majority Chorus. I had set a goal that one day I would win gold for dad. Friday night was the night that my dream of gold came true. I was of course an emotional basket case after they announced we had won. I celebrated for about 5 minutes and then it hit me. Tears started to flow and there was no holding them back. For the next 2 hours I teared up thinking about all the experiences I've had singing with dad.

After that, I celebrated by singing with one of my musical idols, David Harrington and another guy from the Louiville Times, a chorus I used to sing with in college. I had so much fun that I lost track of time and we sang till 4:30am. I guess time flies when you are having fun.

This past week has been a milestone for me. The only thing is I wish that Summer and the kids could have been there to witness it.

By the way, Summer's sister Leslie had a baby yesterday about 1:14pm. The baby and Leslie are healthy. Summer is supposed to be coming back at the latest Thursday. I sure miss them a lot. This is the longest time I've been without them at any one time.

Well, gotta go. Don't forget to see the pics of my medal below.


This is me an emotional wreck as I recieved my medal. Posted by Picasa

I finally got gold for my dad!

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