Archive for October, 2003

Halloween again?

October 31, 2003 Leave a comment

The Rekindling the Romance conference that Rhonda and I attended was great. It was great to be able to spend uninterrupted time with her and focus on our marriage and relationship. Steven Curtis Chapman was really transparent about his own marriage, admitting that they have had some problems through the years but with God’s help have always remained committed to each other and have worked to resolve the differences. It was inspiring to see that he is a normal guy that has normal problems.

It’s hard to believe that today is Halloween. It doesn’t seem right. Maybe because the high temperature today is going to be in the 80s. I want it to get cold here. I really miss that about Amarillo. We are going to the church tonight to the Annual Pumpkin Patch. I will take pictures and like last year post them later tonight. So you can come back tomorrow to check them out.

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Results, Relearning, and Rekindling

October 23, 2003 Leave a comment

I went back to the doctor to give him some more blood. He called me a couple of days later and told me that my triglycerides were really high (over 500) but that my total cholesterol was 202. He said that 200 was considered normal so, all in all, he was pleased. He did say that he wants to treat the triglyceride problem but since the numbers for my liver functions are still elevated (and the drugs would probably elevate it more) he wanted to take a look at that first. He mentioned that I might get a sonagram but probably a CT scan to see what is going on in there. So that may be in my future in the next few weeks. Actually, I am really surprised that my cholesterol was that low. I was expecting it to be much higher. Then would come the endless birrage of helpful suggestions from Rhonda (notice I didn’t say nagging) to eat all those foods that don’t taste good.

Wouldn’t you know it! I finally get my solo down for the Christmas thing at church and they go and change the words to it. It is coming along. I am so glad I didn’t get a speaking part. I don’t think I could have handled that. We have a blocking rehearsal on Saturday but I am not going. Rhonda and I have plans to attend the new Family Life marriage conference on Saturday. It is called Rekindling the Romance. Life sure has a way of sucking the wind out of people. We are so busy or tired. We live for our kids and don’t hardly spend any time with just each other. So we are both looking forward to focusing on each other for a while, albeit a short while. The icing on the cake – Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife will be there to entertain. He is my all-time favorite artist. His music is awesome.

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Hockey and life….

October 14, 2003 Leave a comment

Well hockey season is upon us again. This is truly my favorite time of the year. The hot days are gone. The nights are crisp. And hockey is on every two or three days. The Dallas Stars are my team. I love it. Hockey is a lot like life.


1. Things can get slippery if you are not equipped correctly.

2. Somebody is always gunning for you. You have to think fast to stay out of their way.

3. Goals (successes) are not in any way certain. But if you get enough shots one will eventually go in.

4. Refs are not always right or fair. Sometimes you have to keep on keeping on in spite of the junk life throws your way.

5. Fighting really doesn’t solve the problem. It may make onlookers cheer but you are not usually better off for it.

6. Sometimes you lose even when you have tried your best.


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Time flies

October 8, 2003 Leave a comment

I was just sitting here considering how it’s been nine years since my dad was laid to rest. And even so, I still miss him. I miss the kind of blank stare he would give me sometimes when he was trying to figure out what in the world I was talking about. I miss the little smirk he would give whenever I amused him with my silliness. I miss talking to him on Sundays about the football games and hearing him proudly tell me about something that one of Laura’s kids did. Far too often, now days, I seem to see him in me and my mannerisms. All in all I guess I could do worse. My dad wasn’t perfect. But his love for his kids was.

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