Monday, December 13, 2004

Today Again

Every morning I write something witty about the weather. The weather here is just doing nothing. It's not particularly cold or extremely hot. It's just there. It's, in fact, pretty sunny, but that's not affecting the temperature.

Let's see, Thursday I took an oral exam for my spanish class. I got a perfect score on a graded ten minute conversation with a Colombian professor. How cool is that?

This weekend I spent a lot of time at home. But it was the kind of time at home that didn't make me completely crazy. Our little family fits well in our little house.

Yesterday Amy and I went to our probable new house across the river. We bought some picnic food and had lunch there. That was fun. The kids were excited. They were actually pretty disappointed when we didn't stay there for the night or something.

Other than that, I'm working on re-focusing the youth ministry at the church. It's a pleasure. Then I'm working on the TMS packets. That's really fun actually.

Now, on the topic of writing anonymously. I definitely need to. I am withering on the vine, so to speak, with this as my creative output. If any of you read my haiku from over the weekend you know what I mean. I guess I'll think about that. I don't want to risk risking bringing any shame or anything like it on the ministry which I'm working hard at.

That's all I'm concerned about. And that's what makes me really nervous when I'm writing on my blog now.

Whenever my blog went public locally my boss said, "What were you thinking? Why don't you just email that to some people?" Maybe I will. My private thoughts might be best private for a while.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

more haikus

I like to write haiku because it is rhythmic and a fun challenge to count the syllables and make something clever up. Here goes...

Amy just left the room
walking briskly down the hall
stop stop don't do that
lick a lollipop
refreshing lime flavor type
now discard the stick
watch that cow show now--
no cows can not talk like that--
home on the range farce
I thought that I was a poet. Sorry.

Sitting at home

It's the most wonderful time...of the year...

I'm sitting here at my house. It's pretty cold outside. I just noticed I haven't posted since like Monday or something. I'm pretty worthless at blogging since my blog went public. I have been working on the websites for Cville YL. That's been pretty fun. Other than that, I haven't been doing much.

Amy and I are supposed to go to the Madrigal tonite. We're having trouble finding a babysitter, so I think I've convinced Amy to find a gal to go with. I hope she does. That'd be good for her to do some contact work on her own.
Anyways.. I'm thinking that blogging is dead for me. It has lost some of its fun-ness.

I started this week on the Topical Memory System. It's been great. I've memorized the first eight verses. I guess you're actually supposed to memorize them slower, but I'm working on memorizing the New Believer pack, and didn't figure I had to work too hard on those. But they are good.

Well, now I'm done writing, and I've not said much. I pray that I would be writing something of a bit more consequence soon, but not too much consequence.

Monday, December 06, 2004


Since Drew seems to be having so much fun over at writing poetry, I thought I would post my own fun haiku this morning before I go to literature class.

too many secrets
running all our lives aground
total deprivation
most santas ho ho
this one sat and cried so long
most pitiful man
sitting at my desk
reciting haiku lines now
i am no poet
False memories true
holding onto past thinking
how long have i been
hazy day of gray
most have closed their blinds to this
retreating inside

Integrity and uprightness

This morning I got up at my normal time, and here I am at my office listening to Josh Groban and resting to start my day.

I read Psalm 25 this morning. "Let integrity and uprightness preserve me" stuck out to me. Those are two things that seem to be lacking in my character. The psalmist is revealing how he views those attributes as necessary for life.

Yesterday I gave a Young Life presentation at the church. It went pretty well. I think it helps to let them see my heart.

I'm looking at all the stuff I have to do today and realizing I should get after it.

Friday, December 03, 2004


I'm busy working on two new websites for Young Life. You can check them out.
Young Life Pemiscot County and Caruthersville High School Club
They're not spectacular yet, but I will be customizing them more soon.

Other than that, I have just been reading some blogs.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004


Yesterday my blog was wandered onto by my roomate from Bible School. How cool is that? Anyways, it was good to talk to him. It seems like we knew each other in a past life- that's how vastly different our lives are now.

I'm tired and recuperating from my visit with the in-laws over the past week. It was great, but very tiring. Now we get to go back to our normal routines and be the Hadleys once again. Sometimes when her family's in town we have to be her family for a while. Oh well.

I'm playing around on Napster right now. Just doing my part to support The Man and keep a brother down.

Anyways. I had an awesome campaigner Bible Study time last night with my guys. They we more irritable than usual, but we had an awesome time of studying in John's Gospel. I guess it's random things like that that God gives me to keep me going.
And now I'm going to do something else. Blessings.