Thursday, February 26, 2009

Recent Books

I have been doing a lot of reading the last few months. I've read southern fiction, inspirational/biography, spirituality, and end times prophecy, boy that just looks funny listed in the same sentence. Tony Dungy's latest book was an enjoyable read. Someone gave me that for my birthday, so I saved it to read while on the Winter Retreat last week. Several key principles for young men and men especially about living Uncommon lives. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole was a hilarious look at one of the most notable figures of southern literature, Ignatius Reilly. An great read for the characterization of New Orleans as well as a critic on many of the excesses of our society. Every single character is flawed, many in major ways. David Jeremiah's latest book was an informative look at key world events and what they mean for Christians living in 2009. I am now engrossed in 4 books, I can't seem to read one at a time, no matter how hard I try. I hope this weekend you are able to spend a few minutes curled up with a good book.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Georgia Day

Several days ago we got to spend some wonderful family time together in Savannah. It was Georgia Day, so we hoped to make it to the parade to see all the colonial attire, but getting all four of us up, fed, dressed, and out the door is monumental challenge. We made it into town just as the parade was ending so we headed to Forsyth Park with our picnic for a little fun. The weather was perfect! There were several other people out enjoying the sunshine and taking advantage of an early spring-like day. We flew Claire's Barbie kite she got for Christmas, played on the playground, and had a memorable potty break at a local coffee shop, before deciding to walk down Bull Street to find some ice cream. We ended up at The Soda Pop Shop. This is a quaint little snack shop one block from Broughton Street. We ordered our ice cream and Claire and Cyd went out the door while I was handing the man my debit card... the only problem was they only took cash or check. The guy didn't know me plus I had never been in there before, but he graciously said, "We go by the honor code. You can pay me the next time your in here." I was dumbfounded! As I step out the door, I noticed a CVS across the street so I proceeded to get some cash back with a purchase to pay for our ice cream. As we were sitting there we bumped into a cousin who was heading back to the office after a meeting. We also happened upon a dear friend, Jimbo Bass who works with college students among other things at Bull Street Baptist Church in Savannah. We visited with Jimbo, as did half of Savannah as they drove by, pedaled by, or walked by. We then headed back to our car which was parked at Forsyth Park only to head to Mamanon's for some wonderful lasagna. I love the south, especially in the spring. There is something enchanting about a beautiful day in a beautiful city with my three beautiful girls.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Banquet

A few pictures from our Valentine Banquet Sunday night. The youth serve the meal and host the banquet in order to help raise money for different mission trips over the summer. There are still some donations coming in but it looks like we raised at least $3500, WOW! What a praise the Lord moment! Thank you to all the support and encouragement from all the wonderful people at FBC Statesboro.