Friday, January 30, 2009

Deep Thoughts

How come, we, as children will fight tooth and nail not to have a nap,
only to find ourselves as adults, wishing with all of our hearts that
we could?

Why is it that if you want to get something done you can either do it
yourself, hire someone to do it, or forbid your kids to do it?

Why is it that we can spend hundreds of dollars on the latest safest
most educational toys for our toddlers only to discover that they like
playing with a plain cardboard box or the pots and pans?

Why is it that we spend the first two years of a child's life actively
encouraging the child to speak only to shush them for all the rest of
their years with us?

How come the stuff parents give children to do when they're bored is
more boring than being bored?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Obama NOT the most watched
His TV numbers fall short

For all the media hype about how BIG it was going to be the Inauguration of President Obama was far from the biggest.

The numbers are in and Obama's TV audience was 37.8 million. That means approx 12% of the country watched at least part of the festivities. That includes children in households where the parents watched.

37.8 million watchers is a good number no doubt, but compare this to the Inauguration of President Ronald Reagan who had 41.8 million viewers way back in 1981. 18% of the population. Almost one in five people watched.

I GUESS that proves more people were interested in Ronald Reagan than Obama

Just a thought... maybe it is because we all knew who Reagan was and what he believed. And maybe it is because we the public not just the liberal media, but the ordinary people actually shared his values and cared what he had to say.

Being on the right is just RIGHT !


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Busy day. Last night we attended another Anderson University basketball double header. Once again it was a sweep.

The girls won dramatically 88-75 over the Coker College Cobras. Making it four of their last five games. Keana Boyd (#10), scored the game high 23 points. She has scored 23 or more points in six of Anderson's last nine games. Keana has been Anderson's leading scorer in eight of the Lady Trojans' last nine games.

In the guys game Anderson came out ready to win. And they rolled jumping out of the blocks with an early 23-4 run and never lost the lead, dismantling the Cobras with a victory of 89-72. A highlight of the game was the most spectacular dunk I ever witnessed in person or on TV. The best at any level. Jarett Johnson ( #23) just ran over the defender who also got called with a blocking foul and a team mate received a technical foul. Net result 6 points for the Trojans. Jarett's dunk was a thing of beauty.

Watch it BELOW

Over 19,450 views already

Watch it it's a WOW moment.

Well we have a new President today.

Barack Hussein Obama II was sworn-in as the he forty-fourth President of the United States.

If you know me or follow my blog you already know how I feel. P.T. Barnum was right.

I fear we are in for four very hard years. The policies and most of the people associated with this administration scare me. I am concerned that we are going to return to the very ways that got us into such a mess in the past. Liberalism has failed every time. Socialism doesn’t work. Bigger government is the wrong answer. This is the pathway it seems the new President is leading us in. Worse I believe he has no clue as to consequences of his actions.

To paraphrase, “I wonder if we will be better off in four years.

Fear not the liberal mainstream press and Hollywood elite are telling us. An example:

President Obama himself promised to create 3 and a half million jobs recently. Then less than 30 minutes later he promised 4 million new jobs.

Shazam !!

Jobs right out of thin air.
I know I feel better. What kind of jobs and how long will they last?

I shall always revere this great nation. I am thankful to be an American, where I can post this blog without fear. I will respect the office of the President. But I don’t have to be happy about all the actions of our government.
I will promise to pray for President Obama, our other leaders and for our country.

Monday, January 19, 2009

EEEK Snow in our forecast.

I was gonna blog longer but no time..

Gotta run to store and buy Milk and Bread.

Yeehaw !!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

This little light of mine

I’m gonna let it shine,

We used to sing that song in church as children. I am sure you remember it. We sang a revved-up version today in our worship service. It was fun. I wonder how many of us really shine the light. Or do we hide it under a bushel? Do we take the message of Jesus with us everywhere? Or is that reserved for Sunday school? Are we really a shining beacon for the Lord? Do we truly reflect Jesus with our every action?

This morning after singing that new version of “This Little Light”, we were singing one of my favorites “Mighty To Save” In that tune there is a phrase that says “Shine your light and let the whole world see. For the Glory of the risen King.” As we sang that in worship, many people in the auditorium lifted their hands in praise. That’s wonderful, but it got me thinking. How often do we live our normal Monday through Friday lives as if we were the true focus? Allowing our jobs, our car, the house, our hobbies, a television show, the big game, those little stresses, that day to day whatever to become most important thing to us, consuming our total focus. Were we kind to that stranger with a noisy child in line at the store when they needed a price check? Or did we give them a dirty look? During our daily commute did we cut off some guy with our car as we hurried about, all the while shouting what a jerk HE was? Are we sharing the reflection of God in our lives or do we race about as if our word was on fire?

In our busy little world, IS GOD JUST FOR SUNDAY?

I pray Lord that I always truly shine the light for the world to see. That I will always put you first. Jesus I want you to be the center in my life. Help me remember you are the light. I pray I always strive to show the world around me, all the glory of the risen king. Let me remember to take the time to show all those around me just why we raise our hands to you as we worship.

Hide it under a bushel… NO

I am gonna let it shine.

Mathew 5:16, "Let your light shine before men, that they may see your fine works and give glory to your Father who is in the heaven:"

Friday, January 16, 2009

I just read where there are as many chickens in the world as there are humans. It’s a good thing. We just ate one. Well maybe not a whole one but the bird is effectively gone now. I mean how could it count with only one leg, a back and a few other assorted parts?

Lunch time and we flat tore-up a grilled chicken. Life is great. Note to farmers of America:

Grow more chickens.

I just ran over and put my fresh cup of coffee in the microwave. I like it HOT Do you know people who do that?

I heard a funny joke today.

Two blondes were driving through Louisiana. As they were approaching Natchitoches,

they started arguing about the pronunciation of the town. They argued back and

forth until they stopped for lunch. As they stood at the counter, one blonde asked

the manager, "Before we order, could you please settle an argument for us? Would

you please pronounce where we are,...very slowly?"

The manager leaned over the counter and said, "Burrrrrrrr-gerrrrrrr Kiiiiing."

*** Disclaimer: While I think this joke is funny it in no way reflects my opinion about a persons intelligence or how hair color effects that. My wife who is beautiful, brilliant, wise Godly woman just happens to be a blonde. And like me she enjoys a good "dumb blonde joke" from time to time. In fact, most of the ones I know, she told to me. If this offends you. Lighten-up, and get a life. Go fuss about something that actually matters. Stop bugging me.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I witnessed another great night of Anderson University Basketball last night. It was another double header night with Queens College of Charlotte. Last year saw a couple barn burning contests between these schools. The first meeting of 2009 was no less. The Lady Trojans rallied from well behind to win over the Lady Royals 68-65. The nail was driven in with two solid free throws with only 35 seconds left then a lay-up a foul and another free throw. The eleven remaining seconds were not enough for the visiting Royals. In the guys game the outcome was more assured. Taking the lead for good with 8 minutes left in the first half and never trailed again. The Royals tried hard but came up short in the second half as Anderson took them down 82-74. Food in the Trojan Club room was carved turkey and Mexican egg rolls.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Is it just me or does the moon seem bigger?

If the rain moves out around here in time, or if it is clear where you are, step outside just about dark tonight and take a look. You’ll see the biggest and brightest moon in a long time. The biggest of the year.


We all learned in school that the moon circled the earth every month. Actually every 29.5 days if you are being picky. But the orbit is not perfectly round. Sometimes it moves in to become much closer. Right now it is about 31,000 miles (50,000 km) closer than at its farthest. Closer objects look bigger and the moon reaches its perigee tonight.

How much bigger?

Tonight the lunar orbit makes it seem 14 percent bigger in our sky and 30 percent brighter. That’s noticeable.

Do you live near the Ocean or Sea? If so you’ll notice the tides are higher too. Remember tides are caused by the pull of the moon. So if you are asleep on the beach tonight you may awaken all wet from the perigean tides.

Check it out.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Part one of the big Anderson University and Erskine College rivalry was tonight at A.U. It has grown so big that it lasts all year. As for prizes the winner takes home a huge silver cup and obviously bragging rights for the next twelve months. Anderson University has won the past few years so pride is on the line.

In the first game the rebuilding Lady Trojans meet an equally matched Fleet team. After eleven lead changes the first half was still tied until Anderson took a 55-52 lead on a 3-point basket with 6:35 to play. The Flying Fleet tried hard down the stretch but never managed to retake the lead. Victory for the Lady Trojans 75-63.

One down one to go.

The much improved guys came ready to play some hoops. However the Flying Fleet had their own ideas, and set out to back it up with points. At one time trailing by seven points in the first half, the Trojans batted back in front of a lively home crowd to take a 30-29 at the break. That gave A.U. the lead for good. The second half started with the opening of a round ball clinic as Anderson came out with a 21-7 run and they never looked back. The Fleet tried hard but just could not overcome the momentum. Anderson victory number two on the night.

Tonight's sweep gives A.U. 2 more points towards the cup and once again puts Erskine in the position of having to win almost everything else this year to have a chance.

Greg and the cafe staff, co-sponsor of the cup pulled all the stops tonight. The amazing A.U. fresh roasted pork loin and shrimp the size of a corndog, crab puffs and lobster quesadillas . WOW !! It was so good. And the crowd was great. Standing room only.

My old buddy J.J. Jumper the NCAA mascot was at the game tonight providing fun, games, t-shirts and prizes. And once again I caught a shirt and a bag of Tootsie Rolls. Yeah !!!!

Oh yeah, at half time the new Mascot's name contest winner along with his name was reveled. Nope I'm not gonna tell ya. You have to guess. ( OK Troy Trojan shhh )

Gooooo Trojans

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

When you think of the word faithful, what comes to mind?

Commitment, steadiness, obedient, authentic, soundness, dependable, trustworthy, loyal, reliable?

All these terms can describe faithful. It’s easy to assign some of these words to people we know. But there is one person who has all these characteristics, and all at the same time.


I’ve been reading the book of Mark and I gaining a greater understanding of some of the events in Jesus’ day. And a fuller picture of Jesus himself. Mark holds a truly amazing story, and I can’t wait to finish the last chapter.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

It's raining here again. We really need it. Things are looking bad, but this helps.

Like Jane said in her blog.

" WoooHoooo "

Here are a couple photos taken just two weeks ago of what used to be our massive lake.

We are so very thankful for the rain. But in some spots it is proving to be too much to quickly. Driving a short while ago I had to detour because the creek was over the road. Not to worry YET. It's a seldom used old back woods farm road, and so far I've seen no homes threatened. We need to keep a watch however.
Deep Thoughts #12

  • Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

  • How come Superman could stop bullets with his chest, but always ducked when someone threw a gun at him?

  • If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?

  • If all those psychics know the winning lottery numbers, why are they all still working?

  • Isn't the best way to save face to keep the lower part shut?

Friday, January 02, 2009

Stellar Meteor Shower Jan. 3

Button up your overcoat and get outside and see the show.

The Quadrantid meteor shower (pronounced KWA-dran-tid) is here once again. Peek time will occur in the pre-dawn hours of Jan. 3 and should average one or two meteor sightings per minute in the hour or two prior to the break of dawn.
This should be an excellent year. The moon should not be a factor at all this year because it will be setting around 11 p.m. local time on Friday, Jan. 2, leaving the rest of the night dark for meteor watching. Quadrantids are notoriously unpredictable, but if any year promises a fine display, this could be it.