Archive for January, 2009

My Twitter turned Orange

Posted on 30. Jan, 2009 by .


Okay, so maybe it won’t. I reluctantly started using Twittter about a year ago. Honestly, I was giving into peer pressure. Everyone else was doing it.

I didn’t get it. What’s the point. From a distance I was watching people experiment with it to better connect with volunteer or parents. It didn’t seem to be working. However, it didn’t go away. I continued to hear people talk about it and blog about it. I figured I’d give it a shot. I signed up for an account and started writing about what I was doing. Yawn. My family would poke fun at me a little. “Who cares that you’re running to the movie store to pick up a movie.”

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Orange Conference 2009

Posted on 27. Jan, 2009 by .


I got this in my email today. I’m taking my Children’s staff to Orange this year. Actually I’m registering on Thursday. Let me know if you’re going to be there, it will be great to connect with a few new faces!

I just wanted to remind everyone that you have two more days to take advantage of the discounted registration rate for Orange Conference. The last day to sign up at the current rate is Thursday, January 29.

To get your tickets secured before the price increase, simply head over to and click on “Register” near the top of the page.
(Note: The increased price takes effect at 12:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, Friday, January 30, 2009.)

If you’re on the fence about whether or not you will be joining us this year, here are a few little known facts that just might make your decision a little easier:
- We are offering over 60 NEW breakout topics this year – never-heard-before material.

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Farwell George W. Bush

Posted on 18. Jan, 2009 by .


Well, tomorrow is a historic day for the United States of America as Barak Obama becomes President of the United States.

However, today is the end of the eight year presidency of George W. Bush. I figured that since this is his last day, I’d honor him.

Thank you Mr. President for your leadership and service to the United States.

To be honest, I don’t stay as up-to date in politics to win any arguments for or against this man. There is no doubt that being the president is an incredibly difficult job. Not a job I’d be eager to have. The President has made plenty of mistakes. However, he’s done a lot of good as well. We could sit around and talk about all the things that could have been if different decisions had been made, but we’d be wasting our breath.… Read the rest

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I am fly

Posted on 18. Jan, 2009 by .



I subscribe to the engrish blog that posts pictures of signs and such in other countries where something gets messed up in the translation to English. To be honest, I’ve not seen anything amazingly amusing in a while, and then this came out. I’d pay good money for this shirt. Is that a dog on the kite?

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Are you in full time minisry? Do you like throwing your money away?

Posted on 16. Jan, 2009 by .


Okay, I admit it, that was one of those shocking titles meant just to get you to read this post. :)

I’m writing this post for two reasons.

  1. Today the IRS opened for business. That’s right. It’s tax time.
  2. To promote the tax preparation company that helped me pay the bills last year while I was on my ministry search.

Okay, maybe I’m biased. My parents own and operate two locations of ExpressTax in Valdosta, GA. Last year when when most tax prep offices saw a decrease in business, my parent’s operation saw a strong increase. Why? Because they’re very good in what they do. Although they do over a thousand personal returns every season, they also specialize in corporate taxes, incorporating and most specifically, clergy taxes.… Read the rest

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Hello 2009!

Posted on 14. Jan, 2009 by .


It feels very stupid to be welcoming in the new year on January 14th. If someone wished me a Happy New Year today, I’d think they’ve got problems. However, this is my first post of 2009. No, I wasn’t taking a break. I was sick. Not so sick that I couldn’t relaly do anything, but sick enough to only do the most important things before quitting for the day.

Here’s the rundown (in case you don’t follow me on Twitter).

The week of Christmas my son got very sick. Actually he’d been sick off and on for several weeks. However, now he was really sick. He hadn’t eaten for several days and was throwing up over and over again. There were many times I thought we’d be going to the hospital, but we managed to keep enough liquids in him to keep him home.… Read the rest

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