Archive for October, 2006
October 31st, 2006 | 3 Comments | Posted in » Just For Fun..., My Life / Family, Pictures
So, tonight was Halloween. We don’t really “celebrate” it, but we do make sure the kids get some candy and have a bit of fun dressing up. We visited the Baptist church up the hill from us and had a good time at their “fall carnival” (I could offer some thoughts on that, but that’s obviously not the point of this post).
Anyway, you all know this is just another excuse to post pictures of my kids, so I won’t waste any more time on text. Here’s the good stuff…
Here’s my little frog princess, Jenna…
Hey… it’s Tow Mater, live and in person! Okay, you’re right, it’s Jeffrey…
Here’s my kids together prior to leaving for the carnival…
October 30th, 2006 | 6 Comments | Posted in » Just For Fun..., KC Chiefs, My Life / Family, Pictures
Okay everyone (someone… anyone?)… tell me I’m not the only parent out there that goes a bit overboard when it comes to pumpkin carving with my kids. We DEFINITELY had fun tonight…
Here’s the evidence.
Jeffrey checks out the pumpkin’s “guts”…
Jenna thinks it’s pretty funny…
The end result… a Kansas City Chiefs pumpkin!
October 27th, 2006 | 3 Comments | Posted in » Baptist Issues
Check out this article, about our beloved SBC 2nd VP, Wiley Drake. Seems that he’s been making a few waves recently as a result of his election.
Here’s the deal… whether you love him or loathe him, you can’t deny that he’s definitely full of enthusiasm to make a difference in our convention through his role as 2nd VP. I’m thankful for Wiley, and pray that God channels his enthusiasm into productive work for the Kingdom.
October 27th, 2006 | 1 Comment | Posted in » In the News...
I just don’t understand the legal system in this country sometimes. Here’s the latest head-shaker… two 17 year old kids trespass on railroad property, climb on top of a train, get too close to high-voltage electrical wires powering the train, get severely burned from contact with the wires, sue the railroad… and get a $24 million dollar settlement award. Read the story here.
I feel sorry for these guys… electrical contacts are a BAD deal… they’re both lucky to have survived! But to blame the railroad for their trespass and subsequent injury? And get rich off their tragic injuries?
And we wonder what’s wrong with our legal system…
October 26th, 2006 | 20 Comments | Posted in » Baptist Issues
I finally found time over the past couple days to breeze through blog town and see what’s happening, and I’ve found myself rather upset as a result. Maybe frustrated is a better description… I don’t know. Regardless, here’s the question continually running through my head:
“Is it really worth it?”
In case I’m not clear what I mean by that, it’s quite simple… the fighting, bickering, and debating amongst Baptists over so many issues over the past year (baptismal requirements, private prayer language, Calvinism, “narrowing of parameters”, dueling declarations, “McKissicgate”, etc.) worth it? Are we accomplishing anything God-honoring through these conversations, or are we simply leaving ourselves splintered and divided?
Here’s a few posts that have got me wondering:
- “Tolerance and Inclusivism of Moderate SBC Bloggers”
- “Legitimate Concerns with SB Bloggers”
- “Legitimate Concerns Update”
- “Tent Width”
- “Is the Southern Baptist Convention Coming to an End?”
- “The Great Disservice”
Now, don’t get me wrong… I’m not trying to pick on anyone. I just see bickering, argument, debate, and disharmony… all throughout blog town. It’s just downright painful to read it all sometimes.
It makes me wonder… Are we Baptists accomplishing anything, or are we simply running in circles, trying to show ourselves workmen approved by God (2 Tim 2:15), but simply engaging in quarrels of no value (2 Tim 2:14) or foolish and stupid arguments (2 Tim 2:23)? Are we doing more to mess up the SBC than to fix it? Is God honored and glorified by any of this?
I don’t know… maybe I’ve just had a bad week and am in a foul mood, but I can’t shake the question.
So… Is it really worth it?
October 18th, 2006 | 2 Comments | Posted in » God at Work, Prayer Requests
Wow… what an awesome use of the internet… establishing a 24/7 online prayer center.
Drop by the Wailing Wall, and pray for someone in need today!
October 17th, 2006 | 1 Comment | Posted in » Baptist Issues
Hmmm… looks like Dr. Paige Patterson, president of Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, has essentially issued a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in regard to private prayer language. Read more here.
Hopefully I haven’t mischaracterized it, but that’s why the link is provided… read it for yourself.
This just seems SO wrong to me.