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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Born Again American Song

I'll bet you start singing along in 2 minutes! Good stuff...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

An Egg Story

Some months back, I challenged Jay Kirk to write a short story with the title "An Egg Story". I wasn't quite sure what he would do, but I was certain it would be a page and a half of something involving a chicken or perhaps our old assistant band director, "Egg". ("Egg", as we called him, wears a toupee these days.)

Little did I know, that I would receive in the mail a script which, by all accounts, is outstanding. This Egg Story goes much deeper than the envisioned challenge I made some months back, with fully developed characters and a compelling story-line.

I tell you this for two reasons. A) I really enjoyed reading this script by Jay. In fact, I am reading it for a second time now. B) I am constantly amazed at the many talents that my old friends have. Even though I have known them for some time, as the onion is peeled away, new discoveries are always waiting. Even one's with runny yellow centers. Well, that sounds wonderful. I'm going to get up and go make an omelet.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Janelle Green the author

For many reasons, I am very proud of my mother. To name just one, she is a newly published author and you are welcomed to purchase her book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. "This Earthly Tent" was a work in progress for several years and could not have been completed but for the efforts of her dear friend and cousin, Mary Anne Allread. Some of it reads as a story, while much of it is taken from journal entries she made throughout her long struggle with Multiple Sclerosis.
I must admit, it was rather hard for me to read. It served as a stark reminder of my own oversights and self- centeredness. Yet, I was also inspired that in the center of turmoil there is victory in Christ. In the midst of destruction, there is peace- if you seek Him.

Here's the synopsis of the book:

"Janelle Green was a vibrant young wife and mother in 1975. She and her husband Rick had two wonderful little boys and had just welcomed their beautiful little adopted daughter from Vietnam. They were like many other ordinary young families when suddenly her life took on a whole new dimension. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system.
This is her story—a story of strength, determination and a profound faith in God, a faith that has enabled her to live a life that is an inspiration to us all. In her own words, she tells of her struggles, her triumphs, her dark days and her optimism. Through it all, she relied on her strong belief in God and the promises in His Word. Her book will be a blessing to all readers."
Mom hopes that her story will give others hope, through her positive attitude, her optimism and her belief in God's promise that there are better days ahead. I believe that. She demonstrates it daily.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Meredith

Tonight, Meredith celebrated her 12th birthday with a group of friends. They pretty much wrecked the place, but who cares. You only turn 12 once. There was dancing (don't tell my Baptist parents), eating, running, making smores over the campfire, more dancing (shhhh) and acting like wild animals. The kids had a pretty good time doing some stuff, too.