Wednesday, September 27, 2006

DeKalb County Fair

We finally made it to the DeKalb County Fair (sometimes called the Auburn Free Fair). Saw the sights and ate some great junk food last night. It was a perfect Indiana Autumn evening. This morning I returned and met my friends Frank Weller and Erick Riddle at the Bar None Saddle Club (where the Butler Church of Christ serves up a yummy breakfast -- read more here).

The fair is a lot of fun. If you live in this area, check it out!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Revival Update

The Revival is going great! Even with a 6:00pm starting time, the church house (not acutually pictured here) has been full. The people have been gracious and enthusiastic. A couple placed membership on Sunday morning and a young man rededicated his life to the Lord on Monday night. Some old friends have attended the meetings. And, of course I have been enjoying my time with my father-in-law Ray Merritt.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Revival Time

I'm heading to Michigan tomorrow. Will begin a revival meeting at the Gilmore Church of Christ (not actually the church building pictured here). My father-in-law Ray Merritt is the evangelist there. Looking forward to spending time with him. Probably won't be able to blog again until I return.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Well

Tonight we kick off the re-boot of our Wednesday Night services. We have added several new classes for children and youth. And the adults will be meeting for worship, prayer, and a time of "deeper" biblical teaching. This will be preceded by a prepared meal. A couple of ladies came up with the idea of having an Iron Chef contest between the Adult Bible Fellowship classes. Each class will have an Iron Chef who leads the team in preparing a great meal for us. At the end of the 12-week session, the church will vote for the Ultimate Iron Chef (who will be awarded an engraved Chef's Knife).

I'm looking forward to a great time of fellowship and teaching.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

"Good Morning Officer!"

Had breakfast with Tracy this morning at the Grabill Country Fair, the little town festival that we look forward to each year. I dropped my truck off in Grabill for an oil change (yes, I'm man enough to change my own oil, but why should I?). So after breakfast, she was giving me a ride to the church building. We got pulled over in Leo. When she saw the lights, she said, "That can't be for us. I'm not speeding." As soon as I saw the motorcycle cop, I thought, "Oh crap! I don't have my seat belt on." Sure enough, that's why we got pulled. Funny thing is, I ALWAYS wear my seat belt. I don't know why I forgot (maybe because I was in the passenger seat?). I told him, "Sir, I always wear my seat belt" (like he hasn't heard THAT before). He had no sense of humor. I got a $25 fine. Doh! You gotta love Indiana. You can drive a motorcycle 70mph on the highway WITHOUT a helmet, but you can't go 25mph in a Ford Taurus (equipped with air bags) without a seatbelt.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Crikey! A Stingray!

News of Steve Irwin's death didn't really come as a shock. That guy always seemed just seconds away from disaster. But a stingray? How weird is that? I always figured he would get chomped by a giant croc or something. The kids and I used to enjoy watching this crazy man. You had to love his enthusiam.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Have a Great Weekend Everybody!

My plans:
1. Family Reunion in my hometown.
2. Notre Dame football season opener - Saturday @ 8pm.
3. Preaching Sunday about the importance of God's Word.
4. Cookout on Monday.
5. Lots of relaxing and enjoying the family.