Monday, November 23, 2009

A Limerick

There once was a fellow named Brett
He decided he'd like to defect
To a team that once loathed
The way he was clothed
And now they all give him respect.

It's becoming harder and harder for me to dislike him, but I've made a commitment. It'll take more than an MVP/career season to like one of the best quarterbacks in the game.

Friday, November 6, 2009

And we're done.

I've now installed Windows 7, hopefully for the last time. I'm now also using Google Chrome as my web browser. I've been using for only 10 minutes so far, but already I like it way better than IE or Firefox. It also makes me feel cool and non-Microsofty.

Windows is installing updates . . .

Bleh. I'm about done with Windows. I had pre-ordered Windows 7, and was excited about installing it on my laptop as soon as it got here. Well. It has now been 2+ weeks, and I still have yet to fully install it. In fact, this post is being written with Windows Vista. Part of the problem I'm running into, is that I put some new memory in my laptop that doesn't seem to be very friendly with the rest of the machine. I've had to restore, re-install, upgrade, and update both Vista and Windows 7 multiple times.

Hopefully this is the final time, and I'll have it all fixed nice and pretty. I've restored my laptop back to its out-of-box state (Windows Vista) and I'm now waiting for the Vista updates to finish installing so I can move on to upgrading to Windows 7. I probably didn't need to do any of the Vista updates, but I wanted to make sure I had all the most recent drivers and such.

Anyway, I guess all that is to say, I'm wasting time waiting for Windows to finish updating. I thought I might as well write a blog, since that's what I seem to be doing now a days.

Maybe I'll just go to Linux and forget this whole Windows poopiness. . .

Monday, November 2, 2009


I went and saw my friend at the store today. We talked for a bit and I gave him a Bible and some info about church. We'll see what comes of it.

Friday, October 30, 2009

And you shall be My witnesses . . .

I was in a retail store earlier today buying some things for church. The salesman helping me was very friendly (as most salesmen are) and was making small talk. Naturally one of the first things he asked me was what I was buying the stuff for, and I proceeded to tell him it was for a children's area at church, and that I was the children's pastor there. He said something along the lines of, "Oh, that's cool. I actually have three kids of my own." I asked him how old they were and he told me (10, 5, and 2.5). I then thought to myself, "Self, buck up. Here's a good chance to share that Jesus person you're always talking about on Sundays."

So I asked him, "Do you go to church anywhere?"

He answered, "No, not right now."

I thought, "Ah ha! And now for the hook!"

I said, "Oh you should come check out Broadway, it's pretty cool. We have services on Sunday and stuff on Tuesday nights."

At the time it sounded great. Surely, through my eloquent phraseology and persuasive dialogue he will give his life to Christ.

I'm ashamed to admit that's about the extent of our conversation. I didn't have one of my business cards with me (he gave me one of his). I didn't tell him what times the services were. In fact, I didn't even say as much as a "God bless you" when I left. As I drove away, the first thoughts I had were good ones. I had done a good job, had said what I needed to. But the more I thought about it, the more ashamed I became.

Is this what my faith means to me? A timid and mumbled attempt to invite someone to a Sunday service? Is that what Christ meant when He said, "Go into all the world..."?

I realize that God can do amazing things with very little (lunch anyone?). But I'm pretty sure God's going to have to pick up a lot of slack for me on this one. Maybe I'll have a follow up to this. I've decided I'm going to go back later and (hopefully) give him a business card and some stuff about Broadway. Let's hope I'll even be so bold as to *gasp* pray with him or something.

Lord God, I pray that you would make me bold. That I would willingly and unashamedly speak your name, and tell of your love.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Flash memory

This is my new 8 gig usb flash drive. Yup, it's that small. Crazy technology.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

So, I'm trying out this new feature on my blog. I sent this from my phone. Maybe I'll post more often this way...