08/08/08

Tomorrow is 08/08/08.

The folks on the radio keep making this big deal about how that’s the start of the 2008 olympic games.

But who knows why it’s *really* important?

;0)

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Fun with stop-motion

Y’all pray for Stephanie. Her husband brought a macbook camping just to make a stop-motion video of the camp setup…

And you’re welcome :0)

My chin is naked

This is my mug as of yesterday morning:

Me and my naked chin

This is the last time my chin was that naked, in 2005:

So far, *one* person has noticed… I don’t know whether that means that people don’t care, or they don’t like it and they don’t want to tell me…

Either way, I probably won’t do that again for a while…

What’s something about your look that you don’t like changing?

*Cough*

smokey air from the fire

If you just glance at this picture, you probably won’t notice anything… it looks overcast, maybe rainy. Maybe it’s dusk or dawn…

The thing is, I took this at 2:30 today, and it’s at least 90 degrees with the sun shining. The hazy look is because there’s a ton of smoke in our air today from a brush fire in Columbia, NC — 150 miles away!

You can read more about it here.

You can view photos submitted to the local news here.

Are you seeing this?

Our Lobby On Sunday Morning

This is our church lobby this past Sunday morning. I started recording about 30 minutes before service, and stopped about 20 minutes after.

Notice a couple of things:

  • There is a ton of activity after 10:00, when service starts.
  • The fans look like they could cut through steel.
  • Larry works very hard to make sure every person who walks through the door is greeted :0)

What else do you notice?

For Stephen and Mike D.

“Stuff Christians Like” – Frisbee

I don’t know if you’ve made it over to “Stuff Christians Like“, but some of it is really good satire about ‘christian’ stereotypes. Here’s a snippet from a post called “Frisbee – God’s Favorite Sport“:

I can’t prove this, but I think Christians might be better at frisbee than non-Christians. I know that doesn’t sound very scientific, but it feels right. Roughly 94% of the Christians I know can really throw the Frisbee well. They’re good at ultimate frisbee, can play disc golf, and can even throw a pretty accurate flick or sidearm if you will. The Christians that can’t throw the frisbee? Probably backsliding.

I like to imagine Jesus and the disciples out on the shores of the Galilee playing a game of ultimate frisbee. Robes would be flying, beards flapping in the wind majestically as they all laughed and played like that volleyball scene from the movie Top Gun. Of course, Jesus had to play using “human rules.” He couldn’t have his throws go farther using the holy spirit or walk on water to catch an errant pass. As the “Sons of Thunder,” James and Jon would probably be body checking everyone and of course Judas would be calling hand fouls left and right.