Monday, October 30, 2006

A Black Day Indeed

I just found out that Aroma's is being sold. That may mean that my time with the current staff is limited. For the last 18 months this has been my 3rd place. Will it continue to be? Will I be starting over with a new staff? Man, Oh man.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Hank Hill Would Be Proud!

I just got back from a great conference in Littlefield, TX. FBC there (one of The Journey's supporting churches) held a Global Impact Conference. They brought in missionaries from around the world, and treated us like heroes all week long. It was a humbling experience, to say the least. To be included in such a group of great men and women was quite an honor for my family. Thanks Joe, and everyone else from FBC, for a great week!

On another note, Littlefield is a rural town outside of Lubbock. I was without wireless internet and a coffee shop. HOWEVER, R & W Supply (the local propane suppy store) was kind enough to allow me to use their confernce room and cool coffee machine. So, at the local propane store I had wireless and great coffee. Hank Hill would be proud!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Coffee, music, art abound
all a shallow facade
That represent the path of life
most have chose to trod.

But here, stirring, growing
from deep within my soul
An engulfing, eager longing
to express that I am whole

And in expression, perhaps, to see
in another's face
A similar anxious longing
to live in Jesus' grace

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Love Proceeded

For the last few weeks I've been pondering something that first occured to me while sitting in a little bistro here in Lubbock and listening to Dr. Skoob and the electric groove (great local band). The question that popped into my ears is, "Is it true that giving and generosity are always preceeded by love?" The question came as a result of hearing a conversation nearby during a break in the music (you know how it goes. Two people talking really loud toover the music when it suddenly was funny!) In the break, I caught most of the question and really began to mull it over. Does love always preceed giving and generosity? My friend Jib posted an article by his dad, that does an excellent job of hitting the nature of giving in his article "Community: Rich With Joy, Ripe With Hazzard." As he asserts, there is an element of selfishness in our giving. But the question still remains do we give as a product of love? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Cloning Culture

As you have read in a previous post, "Cloning Culture, Killing Life," you know that I don't think it's healthy to try to recreate culture...that is, unless you are Weird Al. He Rocks! Check out this video: I think the most disturbing thing is that so much of White & Nerdy's life looks like mine...