Wednesday, March 31, 2004

what in the.....?

ok, one thing.


that's all. i don't get it. i liked amy adams. i thought that she was alright. this john guy has got to go. if he makes a cd, i might listen to it, but he is NOT the american idol. i don't know. there must be some computer nerd who wrote a phone dialing program to vote for him. whatever.

i am convinced that AI selects one contestant to be in the bottom three that is just there as an "Oh My Goodness!" contestant. like la toya, we're all like "Oh My Goodness!" how did she get there? chew on that....

Saturday, March 27, 2004

one more thing...

oh yeah, i forgot. in order to keep the cat away from the puzzle we cover it up with bath towels. it looks kind of funny, but oh well.

Friday, March 26, 2004

a couple things...

so here's the deal with the puzzle....

we are putting the puzzle together on our kitchen table. it is all spread out and it is getting hard. we put the outline together and now we are trying to get big parts done. things that are easy to find pieces for. there are a lot of trees, sky and water in this one, which is making it difficult.

~here is something funny. the other day, i noticed owen favoring his leg and so i checked it out. i found this "thing" on the bottom of his paw, by his pad. it looked like a wart. so, i called the vet and we took him in. they said it needed to come off, and it did. now he is walking around fitted with an elizibethian collar. poor guy.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

matt rogers day

let March 24th from now on be known as Matt Rogers Day!

we were sad to see him go, but somebody had to. i'm going to miss his rose bowl ring. it's kinda hard this season, to decide who leaves and who stays. i'm not sure who's voting for john stevens, but he has a guardian angel of crooning watching out for him. i like him, and i like his type of music, but he is just not a pop star. and that is what this show is all about.

in other news, kristie and i are putting together a puzzle. it has 1000 pieces, and is of a thomas kinkade painting. i really enjoy puzzles. we started last night. i'll let you know when we finish.

Friday, March 19, 2004

try this...

hey, just blogging around the net today and found this ~ sugar in the raw ~
it's pretty interesting. in her list of 100 things about her, she lists being a follower of Christ as the first thing. (well, the second if you're being technical) anyway, she's got some cool drawings and the posts aren't bad either. check it out.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

jennifer, what?! and the first to go home....

well, i really thought that john would have been in the bottom three, and that jennifer would not have. interesting.
i really like john, don't get me wrong, i love sinatra, i'm just not sure if he can make it in this competition.
as far as amy, it was a toss-up for her and camile.

good bye, leah. have a safe trip home to bulgaria.

i'm a daddy!

how about that?!?! my world as i know it has changed. i'm so excited! we went to the doctor today, kristie is about 5 1/2 weeks pregnant. i'm already talking to the baby and feeling her stomach, even though she not even close to showing yet. my cute little wife is going to get a cute, little, sexy tummy! this is going to be the next big chapter of our lives. great days of my life; accepting Christ, getting married, and when our baby is born, that will be next in line. i'm so excited about this blessing that God has given us. go check out the baby blog that we are keeping as a journal of the pregnancy. we'll update it as much as we can, so check often to see if something new is going on! ok, i'm out, keep us in your prayers.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

oh..... snap!!!

oh no they didn't! they did drop a new American Idol top 12 on us. check them out. here's my wrap up:

definitely out:

definitely in:

on the fence:

my prediction for the bottom two tomorrow is leah and john "crooner", we'll see. leah choked, plane and simple. john might just croon his way out of the competition. i like him but, we'll see.

i really want matt to do well, but he's gonna have to step it up. go huskies!

Monday, March 08, 2004

hello? are you there?

have you ever just wanted God to speak up? i mean, just let me hear what you've got to say God. why must we try and decifer signs, feelings, urges.... etc. where's the Urim and the Thummim when you need them?

i don't know about all of you, but sometimes i just want answers. i guess it is our impatient american society that causes us to want immediate answers. look at us; e-mail, cell phones, 24-hour customer service, online shopping. we want what we want and we want it now. it's kind of sad really, that we are so impatient.

i guess that i'm just venting out loud what i have vented to my Lord, that i want to hear Him speak to me.
did you ever wonder, in the old testament, when God spoke to abraham, isaac, jacob, joseph, moses, and joshua did he actually speak to them like we speak to each other? did they hear his voice like they heard a friend. when moses went into the tent of meeting, did he have real verbal conversations with the Lord? i often wonder about this. i want that sometimes. i also think, what if the burning anger came with it when i messed up. we are very lucky and blessed to have had Christ die for our sins. i can only imagine having God's anger burn against me and then leaving me with a leporous arm! or in a pile of ashes, or having the ground split open and swallow me and my whole family along with all my belongings!

but, i do wish that the Lord was more clear with us all the time. sometimes, he comes right out and says it. you know, you pray about something and then the next day, some random person comes to you and says something about the exact thing you were praying about.

i also feel that the closer we are walking, the easier it is to hear his voice. it's like when you are walking with someone down the side walk, you can hear them clear as day. but then, all of this traffic comes, construction noise, background noise, confusion.... distractions. you can't hear them as well, if at all. you end up shouting, and getting frusturated.
it's as if you were walking along then got split up in a crowd, or crossed the street. when there is distraction and noise or you simply go another direction, it is impossible to hear God clearly. we must be walking next to Him for that clearness to ring through.

we all want answers now, but in order to get them we must be walking with God. Matthew Henry's commentary on the Old Testament has this to say about walking with God, from Genesis 5:22,23 talking about Enoch.

"To walk with God is to set God always before us, and to act as those that are always under his eye. It is to live a life of communion with God both in ordinances and providences. It is to make God's word our rule and his glory our end in all our actions. It is to make it our constant care and endeavour in every thing to please God, and nothing to offend him. It is to comply with his will, to concur with his designs, and to be workers together with him. It is to be followers of him as dear children."

Enoch was said to have walked with God and God took him up.... he didn't die. now that would be sweet! what if you were that close with God? what if our lives were that consumed with pleasing the God Almighty that we walked with Him instead of lived? what if God were so pleased with us that he took us before death? wow.

Heavenly Father,
bless me with the discipline for a closer walk with you.
May I put you always before me, as my focus.
May I always seek to please you, Gracious Father,
never to offend you.
May your Word be my blood, my breath.
May I always adhere to your will.

Please grant me the ears to hear you,
the eyes to seek you,
the tongue to praise you,
the arms to reach you,
the feet to follow you.


Friday, March 05, 2004

i look so good!

You're "Cheerleader". You love
cheerleading, Le Girl magazine, and looking so
good! You are popular and the leader of Teen
Girl Squad.

Which Member of Teen Girl Squad are you?
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