November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

It was a great Thanksgiving day here in San Antonio. The weather was beautiful, the food was fantastic and the naps were just right. Preacher's Wife and I enjoyed having Marlie, Andrew and Logan with us this year. This was Logan's second Thanksgiving. He was only a week old last year. So you probably know he was a lot of fun to watch. Tomorrow we're all going to go our separate ways, me to London, the kids back to Fort Worth to get ready for the big TCU football game on Saturday. Preacher's wife will then have two weeks to rest, relax and recuperate. Thought you might enjoy the pictures.

November 25, 2009

London Bound...

Big Ben and Parliament

We're looking forward to enjoying Thanksgiving tomorrow with Marlie, Andrew, and Logan. On Friday I leave for London for my last international trip of the year. Four million miles in the air and I still enjoy traveling. It can be a hassle at times getting through customs and security. Then there is flight delays, irritable people, and trouble with airplanes. But in the grand scope of life and travel these things are minor as well as few and far between. The benefits outweigh the hassle. The beautiful places and people we've been able to see and things we've experienced far exceed any trouble we have ever had.

I will be staying with my friends Ron and Gretel Hibbert in Watford which is outside of London. While there I will be ministering at Watford Community Church for the week and enjoying spending time with Pastor Tim and Helen Roberts. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

November 17, 2009

SLINGBOX SOLO

Yes, I did it again. Most of you know I have a fetish [ |ˈfeti sh | noun • a course of action to which one has an excessive and irrational commitment. When it comes to technology I love all kinds of new gadgets. This week I was thinking about having to be overseas after Thanksgiving when some of the best college football would be aired at home. I began to wonder if there was any way to watch my favorite teams? So I went to Google and here is what I found: Slingmedia

This company has introduced the new Slingbox SOLO that connects to a standard definition or high definition cable box (example: DirectTV), enabling users to view home cable, satellite or digital video recorder (DVR) programming on PCs, laptops, Macs, and my iphone from anywhere in the world via an Internet connection.

I couldn't help myself. I bought it. It was so reasonable, especially when you consider I will take it out of Preacher's Wife's grocery money this month. I will get back with you on how that works out.

November 12, 2009

"WE'LL SEE!"

I love sports! I love just about all sports with the exception of Cricket. I don't hate Cricket, it just never seemed right to play the same match for four days and still not have a winner. My sport of choice and enjoyment is football and basketball, and on the college level to be more specific. I pretty much will watch any game if the two teams are equally matched. I don't like run away games.

My team is TCU. You may ask, Why? Well, it's the school that almost financially did me in. It's the school our youngest daughter graduated from. Yes I know they are in the Mountain West and it's a weaker conference and so forth and so on. But this year I am convinced they could give any team from the big six conferences a run for their money on a good day and maybe any day.

I think this Saturday's game will further validate the Mountain West and TCU in particular in terms of being competitive with other conferences. Of course, as an old man once told me, "WE'LL SEE"

November 11, 2009

The Faithful Few are still Few and Faithful...

I noticed again that I haven't posted in over a week. I also noticed the number of the faithful few who checked to see if I have had a thought or a reason to blog. I know I don't need to make excuses but I realize some need to hear some. So, I have been on the go for several weeks without stopping. The last two weeks I have been sick while on the go. Does everyone feel better now that I have told you I have been very busy and sick to boot. Tomorrow Preacher's Wife leaves me at home while she goes on the road for a few days. THEREFORE, I will blog sometime tomorrow. My love to all the faithful.

November 3, 2009

KINDLE UPDATE

I thought this would be a good time to give an update or review on my new wireless Kindle reading device from Amazon. As most of you know I am an avid reader (usually anywhere from 2 to 4 books a week). Several months ago I took my 1000 book library to the used book store and got rid of 7 bookshelves in my office. Preacher's Wife was thrilled but I have to admit I had and am still having withdrawals. Just this morning I was thinking of a book that I wanted to re-read, so I headed upstairs to my office to get the book only to realize it wasn't there. Just thinking about it being gone disturbed me. I marched back downstairs and picked up my Kindle and began to read and before long a nice calm settled over me. So the answer having experienced all this today, is YES, I love my Kindle. I will not go back to paper books unless I am forced to. The Kindle and others like her makes for a clean, neat office and a nice wooded forest. That is is not to mention the peace and harmony I get from pleasing Preacher's Wife.