Friday, October 29, 2010

Game On!!!

It's been a tough sports week at our house.  First, my alma mater, The University of Oklahoma Sooners got beat by the Missouri Tigers last Saturday.  The Sooners were ranked No. 1 in the BCS prior to the game.  On Sunday, my NFL team of choice, the Dallas Cowboys lost for the fifth time in six games!  Then, after beating the Yankees in the ALCS, the Texas Rangers promptly lose the first two games of the World Series.  Is anything going to go right?  YES IT IS!!!

Friday afternoon, the young lady in yellow, our oldest grand daughter, made the high school varsity soccer team as a fourteen year old freshman!  Wooooo Hoooo!!!!  Life is good.  This team has won the 7A state soccer championship four of the last five years and making the team as a freshman is a HUGE deal.  Scooter has been playing the game since she was six.  Her primary assets are speed and a left footed shot.  She's gonna kill me for calling her Scooter, but that's a story for another day.  At any rate we are so proud of her.  I promised her that if she made the team as a freshman, I would buy her the soccer shoes of her choice.  Believe me, it will be worth every penny because of the joy on her face when she got the news.  She's been smiling all afternoon.  Right now she is headed to Kansas City, MO to play as a guest on another team this week-end.  Congratulations young lady on a job well done.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Skywatch Friday Thoughts And More

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Wednesday morning this sunrise greeted me on my way to work.  God never ceases to amaze me with His creation.  Each morning is an opportunity for a fresh start.  Each sunrise is unique, created especially for that day, to honor and glorify the Creator.  You and I have something in common with the sunrise.  Each of us is unique.  We are created especially to honor and glorify our Creator.  At the end of the day, we can take stock of our actions and see if we did indeed honor Christ with our life.  Most days we have glimpses of glory, but we can always point to actions that disappoint ourselves and our Lord.  Thankfully, we were created by a God of love and grace.  If we are faithful to confess our shortcomings and are truly repentant, forgiveness is ours.  What is it about your life that is a disappointment to you and your Creator?  Father, forgive me for being a disappointment to You in the things that I allow in my life that do not honor you. Some days I have to ask myself, "Who Am I?" Have a great week-end.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tulsa State Fair Part II

Last week I shared a some photos of the grandcrew enjoying the midway at the Tulsa State Fair earlier this month.  One of the primary reasons we went to the fair was to see the National Sugar Arts Show.  If you watch the Food Network Challenge show, you have seen cake and sugar art competitions.  One of the judges, Kerri Vincent, lives in Tulsa and is the reason this show is a part of the fair.  Here are a few examples of the incredible work that was on display.  Remember, all of these are edible.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

I know, I know...I've been out of pocket for the past couple of weeks.  There's just been a lot of stuff going on that I have had to take care of.  I promise, I will get to the Tulsa State Fair photos and the Colorado Springs captures as well.  In the mean time, I thought Old Glory would be appropriate for a Ruby Tuesday.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

We Are The Champions!

It only took the Texas Rangers fifty years to earn the title of American League Champions.  My wife and I lived in Dallas/Ft. Worth for a couple of years and we would go to several games a year.  It was always a fun evening at the ballpark and the Rangers became my team of choice.  Before that, I grew up watching Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford and the rest of the Yankees on TV.  Congratulations to Nolan Ryan and the Rangers organization for a job well done.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...Not!

I know, I'm running behind. It's been busy around here, and I've had a few computer issues to slow me down. I don't know exactly when I'll get back on track with the posts that I intend to share with you. At any rate, let's start with the Tulsa State Fair. The first week-end in October was the start of the Tulsa State Fair. We loaded up the grandcrew and took them for a day at the fair. There are lots of things on the midway.

You can have parrots sit on your shoulders.

You can play games and win prizes.

You can go down the giant slide.

Of course, there is no better way to end the day than Disney On Ice!  It was a great show and the grandcrew enjoyed every minute of it.  Well, that's the short version of our trip to the fair.  I've got other photos I'll share a little later, but you get the idea.  We started at 10:00 am and went 'til 10:00 pm.  We headed back to our hotel, had some popcorn, and then got a good nights sleep before coming home.  It was a good day.  But then, any day with the grand crew is a good day.  Well, that wasn't exactly Wordless was it?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Concert Time

Last night my wife and I traveled about an hour to John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.  We went to see Phillips, Craig, and Dean in concert.  These guys have been contemporary Christian artists for twenty years now.  The university was celebrating their homecoming week-end by dedicating their new basketball arena with the concert.  You see, JBU is a small Christian liberal arts college.  They don't have a football team and basketball season hasn't started yet, so they had a concert instead. It was a wonderful evening.  I went to enjoy the music, so I didn't take a camera. Here are a couple of their videos for your enjoyment.
The concert opened appropriately with this song.

One of my favorite songs by this group is "Your Name". It reminds us of all the things that God is in the life of His children.

Phillips, Craig, and Dean have recorded 11 albumns, sold three million recordings, and produced 20 No. 1 singles in their career. The concert concluded with their latest hit, which was No. 1 for something like 15 weeks. Here is "Revelation Song" Enjoy.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Skywatch Friday Thoughts and More

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Oh Glorious Day
This is another photo taken while on my business trip to Colorado a couple of weeks ago.  According to the locals, in Colorado Springs, September is possibly the best month of the year for pleasant weather.  The skies are clear, the Aspen trees are turning their golden yellow, and there isn't much rain to spoil any outdoor plans you might have.  September in Colorado is filled with glorious days.
My life has been filled with glorious days.  It has also had it's share of sorrow, heartache, and disappointments.  There will come a day when this life is over and I will step into eternity.  An eternity filled with glorious days and void of sorrow, heartache, and disappointment.  This is made possible by the fact that my savior gave His life for my sin and because of His sacrifice I will enter into a never ending string of glorious days.  Have a wonderful week-end.  I promise, next week I'll have more photos of Colorado and the Tulsa State fair.  It's going to be great fun.  See you next week.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

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As long as we're at the fair with Nana and Papa, we're not really lost...confused maybe, but not lost.