Monday, December 25, 2006


Greetings from Richmond, KY...

I got to see my mother today. She looks pretty frail. We had a good time with my sisters. After we ate, we gave my mother 4 dolls. She had a big collection before she burned her house down. It was fun to see her open them, she is like a child now and gets excited.

We will stay here tonight, then drive to London in the morning, to see Jenny's mom. I haven't been there in a long time, and it will be good to see her and my brother in law. I am now stuck in a really small hotel room with my boys. I love my boys, but...

I better go. I will post again soon.

See you in His presence...

Sunday, December 24, 2006


Good evening,

What a great day we had today. It started with a really sweet time of worship this morning. I am normally not a Christmas song person, but the stuff we did this morning was especially good for me. After Church I got a Christmas present from my friend Jennifer Coomer, a CD that I had been looking at for a while (Leeland, after listening to it twice today, I highly recommend it).

The day wasn't over there, at the 4:30 service this evening, my friend Mike Strautman, who is the best sax player that I have ever heard, came and we had a jazz Christmas.

I just finished leading worship in Celebrate Recovery, and I must say that I am looking forward to the drive to Lexington tomorrow to see my mother and sisters.

I will talk to you soon,

Have a great Christmas day, and don't forget to sing Happy Birthday to Jesus in the morning.

See you in His presence...

Friday, December 22, 2006


Good morning,

As I sit here in Panera, trying not to get my keys sticky from my cinnamon crunch bagel, I find myself oddly rested. For those of you that don't know, I have been running at 100 mph for that last few weeks without a day off, and I was a lot more run down than I thought. Yesterday, I took most of the day off and spent it with my boys and my adopted daughter (Drew's girlfriend, Gracie). We went to eat and to a movie. It was a great day, and now I am feeling much more rested. This weekend doesn't look as daunting after yesterday.

Speaking of this weekend, I am excited that my friend Jennifer ( ) is moving here membership to the church that I serve. She and her family are some of the special folks that make my job a blast, and it will be fun welcoming her.

Well, I better get home and start the day. I will talk to you soon.

See you in His presence...

Friday, December 8, 2006

12.8.06 part 2

Good evening all,

I just got home from our staff Christmas party. I just want to say that I love the people that I work with. They are the most genuine group of people that I know. There is no pretense and no show with any of them. I just wanted to say that.

See you in His presence...


Good morning,

I know it has been a while since my last post, but it is always really busy around the first 2 weeks of Advent. Decorating a church the size of Broadway is a daunting task even with great help like I have. I think it will look fine, but I am exhausted. I have never been a big Christmas decoration fan, mostly because I was charged with it at the last place I worked and it was, to put it mildly, and big task, espescially for someone who doesn't like to decorate for Christmas and doesn't see a great need to make things look like Macy's.

Anyway, I think we are about done with that part, thank the Lord. Next I turn my attention to Christmas Eve service. This year I am excited to have my friend Mike Strautman playing his style of Christmas music (jazz saxophone). I think it will be a great time for something a little different.

I better get to work. I hope all is well wherever you are.

See you in His presence...