Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Three things 6/21

I know I have missed a few days so sue me...

1.) BBQ ribs...mmm mmm mmm

2.) Movies...they allow us to suspend disbelief and escape if only for a couple of hours

3.) Since it is our 1 month anniversary my wife again

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Three things 6/21

Three things I'm thankful for...

1.) Home...there is no place like it

2.) My mom...for so many reasons

3.) Peace and quiet

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Three things 6/20

Three things I'm thankful for:

1.) Baseball: There is nothing more relaxing than being at the ballpark with a big hot dog and a good friend(s)

2.) The weather at Greer Stadium in Nashville was perfect. It was cool with low humidity and enough clouds so we weren't baking in our seats.

3.) Good friends, need I say more.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Three things 6/19

1.) My old Jeep, she might make strange noises, but she gets me where I need to go.

2.) Nurses... I don't think these people get near enough credit for what they do from the most mundane to things that would turn most of our stomachs. A good nurse is a blessing for anyone in a hospital, nursing home, or other care facility. If you get a chance thank a nurse.

3.) Positive people...those folks who lift your spirits just by their presence...most of them don't know that they are.

Three things 6/18

I know, one day and I forgot to post, but at least I remember this morning.

1.) The privilege to preach the gospel each week. Sometimes it is frustrating to create a new sermon each week, but I am always amazed at what God gives to me each time.

2.) The weather last night; it wasn't too hot or humid. It was really nice to sit out on my porch (such as it is) and relax.

3.) Shane at the Y. Shane is a trainer at the Maury County YMCA and he is always there with a encouraging word.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Three thingsm I'm thankful for... 6/17

Ok. I was listening to a sermon by Adam Hamilton from the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection today about surviving through life's trials. One suggestion was to end the day by writing down three things that I am thankful for each day. He quoted a study that showed that people who do this over an extended period had a healthier mental state, so we'll see if that holds true. I am going to try to be faithful to this every day.

1.) I would be in trouble if I didn't start out by saying that I am thankful for my wife. She is truly my better half, Columbia DS Willie Burchfield said it better when he introduced his wife as his better 7/8. Angie keeps me grounded and sees me as I want to be. She calls me on my BS and keeps me on the straight and narrow, but she also allows me to have my wild hairs every now and then. I love her dearly and I thank God for her.

2.) Today I am thankful for the gift of music, not my ability to play, but the privilege to have an extensive music library. My favorite way to decompress is to sit at my laptop with my headphones on and listen to music for hours. I love all kinds I only have two genres good and bad.

3.) Today I am thankful for Dr. Pat Whittemore, professor of religion at Martin Methodist College for his willingness to make time to help me with a baptism even though we have had scheduling problems. He is gracious and extremely helpful. Thanks, Dr. Pat.