Friday, January 26, 2007

A Little Friday Humor

My youngest son got the bright idea, this morning, to give us all superhero names. This is probably due to my boys' new fascination with superheroes, i.e. Hulk, Captain America, and Spiderman, just to name a few. So with much anticipation, here are our new superhero aliases:

Mom - aka "Wonder Woman"

Oldest son - aka "Fly High"

Youngest son - aka "Wild Fire"

Dad... um... aka "Deep Toot"

Don't ask... please just don't ask.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

A Few Grrrs

More rants? Feel free to add some in the comments section.

Georgia Govenor, Sonny Perdue, has threatened any legislation regarding Sunday retail alcohol sales. According the article, Georgia is only one of three remaining states in the nation that prohibit retail alcohol sales on Sundays. It's about time we move on.

Michael Vick in trouble with the law? No way!!!

Atlanta Braves trade firstbaseman Adam LaRoche to the Pirates. Personally, this was a bad move, but only time will tell.

Consumer information stolen from T.J. Maxx. Brilliant!

Last, but not least...

Mother seeks court option for ban of Harry Potter books. I'm not a fan of the books. As a parent, it is my job, not the government's, to look after what my child is reading.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

God's Grace

A wonderful article by Chuck Norris on grace and forgiveness.

"My faith would be tested over and over throughout my martial arts and movie careers, when I, like so many before me, had succumbed to the enticements of fame and fortune. As resilient as I thought I was, I bit and swallowed the hook of the Hollywood lifestyle. It would cost me my marriage and cripple my faith.

I learned from my failures, even the spiritual ones. Despite my driven and optimistic attitude, I failed to live up to God's standards. And I needed God's grace and forgiveness, just like anyone else."

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

2007 Goals

Yes, I'm setting goals. Not just any goals mind you, but goals I need to accomplish. So without further rambling, here they are:

1. Give more time to my family - Where we live right now isn't the best for travelling to and from our jobs. On average, my wife and I travel an hour each way to our jobs. This is causing severe stress for both her and our boys. We will resolve this issue by spring.

2. Spend more quality time with God - This is really number 1. The more quality time I have with my Father, the better my life will be.

3. Church - We've been church hopping for 6 months now and it is wearing us down. This actually goes along with number 1 and will cease in the spring.

4. Read more, write more - I love to read and write, but usually don't have the time.

5. Exercise - I'm not getting any younger and, if I want to be a good role model to my boys, I need to exercise. I'm still amazed at how great Chuck Norris looks at 66. I've read that he [Norris] works out for an hour a day. He also reads the Holy Bible everyday with his wife Gena. He is inspiration for all of us.

Please keep me in prayer as I set out to accomplish these goals.