Friday, September 30, 2005

Love walk

Misty is taking part in Love Walk 2005 for the local pregnancy help center here in Central Ky. She sent out an email to family and friends asking for sponsors so I figured I would post here and see if anybody wanted to help out. If you do, just email me and I will get what she needs from you. I copied and pasted her email below so you will know what it goes for. Thanks.

Dear Friends and Family,

I will be participating in the AA Pregnancy Help Center Love Walk 2005 on October 15. I am sending this email to ask for sponsors for this event. If you would like to sponsor, you can give any amount, the sponsor sheet says $15, $20, $30, $50, or other so I’m sure any amount would be appreciated. Just reply to me via email or and I’ll get the rest of the information from you that I need. The agency itself will send out billing letters.

Here’s what Love Walk 2005 supports
By walking or sponsoring a walker you are giving your support to a well established ministry. Since 1985 they have saved the lives of over 1,500 children.
They offer:
Loving counsel for life affirming choices, not judgment
Medical care (pregnancy tests, ultra sound, pre-natal vitamins)
Material help-maternity and baby clothes, diapers, etc.
Emotional care with professional counselors
Spiritual support, prayer, free Bibles, the Good News
24 hour hotline
Long term counseling for adoptions, parenting, post-abortion healing
Abstinence education for schools and churches
Housing alternatives
Community referrals
Public education on abortion, sexual health and adoption

Thank you all for your consideration in this matter.


Monday, September 26, 2005

Being part of something big..

My buddy Paul yesterday posted on his blog about a lady on his team at church and her asking about a video he had shot two years ago. It’s just one of those stories that you just have to go and read. Talking about being faithful to your call even when you don’t understand. You never know who you are going to run into and what their response will be. Sometimes, all it takes is a simple question.

Yet another tube update

Just got a call from Misty saying that Gabe’s appointment today showed his ear tube blockage has cleared up and no more follow-ups are needed. Praise God!!!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Hurricane Rita

I just talked to my friend in Texas who lives just off of the Gulf Coast. They were able to evacuate to Kerrville, Texas and stay with the aunt of a fellow church member. They just moved to Texas within the last year so this is their first hurricane. Sounds like they got out of town before the evacuation was mandatory and able to avoid the traffic. They live in Victoria, Texas so the storm appears to be headed away from them.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Creating a XML page

I was wondering if anybody has any good documents on how to create their own XML file to use for a RSS Feed. I want to learn more about how to create one from scratch or use some software to do this. I want to be able to modify it some to include different items and graphics into the feeds so any feedback would be great. I have seen a couple of packages out there, Feed for All and RSSLIBJ.
I am sure there are others out there I just haven’t ran across them yet. So if you know of any, send me a link. Thanks.

Playoff time

Well, the playoffs really start for us this weekend. My Colonels are starting off rough this year at 0-3 with losses to Appy. State, Western Ky.( who are currently ranked #1 in 1-AA) and N.C.St. We are two fumbles and a bad snap away from 2-1 which really can drive a person crazy. We now have to win the OVC in order to make the playoffs so we start our march this weekend with Homecoming against Tennessee Tech. We need to not look past Tech to Jacksonville State who has won the league the last two years with us placing second each year. J-St. is picked to win again this year with us placing 2nd. But that’s why we play the games. I think as long as we can take care of the ball, we will do good and should beat Tech and then get ready for the game of the year.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

RSS feeds and tubes

It’s funny sometimes to watch the number of people who use feedburner to see my blog. About once a week, I get a third person who is using Firefox and its live bookmarks. You can just about count on it late in the week that the number jumps to 3 and then after a day or so, goes back down to two. And how sad is it that I only have 2. It’s not really, it’s just fun to watch and fun to just write these entries.
Tube update.
The twins had their checkup on their ear tubes the other day. Zach is doing good and won’t have to go back for any checkups as his well baby checkups with the pediatrician will take care of that. Gabe’s tubes were blocked with some fluid and some dried blood. The specialist was able to probe one of the tubes back open, but the other one he couldn’t. We have to administrator drops twice a day along with Hydrogen Peroxide with water once a day before the drops. Gabe will have to go back in 2 weeks to check back. Worse case is he has to have the tube surgery again. We hope that he doesn’t have to go through that again.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

An exceiting Ho Hum week.

FOOTBALL IS BACK. A sure sign that fall is around the corner is football is back. My Colonels took it on the chin in their opening game and we will have to improve if we want to beat our in-state rivals, Western Ky. Especially at quarterback. Now, I am watching the NFL get started. My Sunday’s are now complete again. I know Misty is thrilled (please read sarcasm).
It’s been an interesting week. I can’t comment on a lot of it, but I have been able to mess around with some operating systems of my past, just newer versions. I have installed Tiger on a couple of machines at work and may switch my primary work pc over to a Mac G4 for a week or so. I just have to find the right software to install.
I have played with Mac OSX from time to time since it came out so I figured it was time to dive in and learn a lot more about it.
I may get to see Mike Breaux speak Friday night. I will know more Friday afternoon. He was the Sr. Pastor here at Southland before we started attending and is now at Willow Creek. Southeast Christian in Louisville is having their men’s retreat this weekend here in Lexington and a Friday of mine is looking at helping me out for Friday. I will wait and see.
Anyway, that’s been my week so far. Nothing big. Yet…

p.s. just heard Tim McGraw’s new version of Like it, Love it for the NFL. Anybody know if it’s online somewhere for free and legal download?

Friday, September 02, 2005

Hurricane video

If you are looking for a video to use this weekend concerning hurricane Katrina, then Keystone Church is the place to look. They have put together a picture montage of photos from the disaster and posted it in video format for download. Brian Burton at Keystone Church posted it on his blog. Thanks Brian.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Online Utopia

My buddy Kevin Young has been writing about online communities and their ups and downs including his own personal experiences. I met Kevin through this community he talks about and it has greatly impacted my life as I have met friends now who I’m extremely happy to know. You can find the first part of the series here.