Thursday, July 26, 2007


Generally you blog about events that have already happened. It's nice to share anecdotes and tales of adventure and all, but this time I've decided to go in reverse blog order. It's revolutionary, I know.

All 4 of us are heading down to Mexico Saturday morning on a mission trip. We're going with about 30 other people and 30 more are taking a different mission trip to New Orleans. We'll be staying in Brownsville and driving over into Matamoras each day. Half our group will do construction on a church that we've partnered with for the last few years and the other half will do VBS type stuff with kids. I'm really excited about going and am glad the kids get to experience serving in that kind of way. So if you could pray for us that'd be bueno.

Gracias and Adios!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Good Times

B loved Matt Bullard basketball camp. Here's a pic of him with the former Rocket and 2-time NBA champ. They're tight. They dress alike and everything. And 6' 10" is taller than you might think.

Before that, we hosted 5 nieces & nephews here at the house for 2 weeks. 2 for one week and 3 for the next. It rained a lot those weeks, but there were some non-rainy moments and all of those were spent on this:

our friends left town for a week and we got to use their home waterslide on steroids. I'm saying the waterslide is so big it's on steroids. Not us. Except for Brandon because he's always on steroids for his asthma, but that's a different story altogether. anyway, the thing was a lifesaver.
we also got to go out on Lake LBJ w/ other cousins earlier this week, because we went there after leaving The Woodlands last weekend. They have a really nice boat and fun tube and wakeboard. B & A loved the tube and couldn't seem to go fast enough or get flipped out violently enough. Sadly, I don't have any pictures of that bc I left my camera on land. Nor do I have a pic from our visit to thesharester's casa. Also very sad. But we had a great time there enjoying some tasty burgers on the deck while misters and a fan kept us pleasantly cool.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

The blog is acting squirrely and not letting me type a title. But if I could, it would say:
My first and probably last book review

The rain was good for at least one thing. I finished my summer writing a full month ahead of schedule. So now I am officially on vacation, time which I plan to use reading and swimming, reading and swimming. And speaking of reading, I finally started to read Blue Like Jazz a couple of days ago. I say "finally", because it's been the thing to read lately. I generally don't pick up books that are the thing to read, in part because I am stubborn to follow intellectual trendiness. Also, I have not read any non-fiction book except for my Bible in at least a year. You might think this is spiritual; however, it is simply a product of laziness. While I am writing I do not like to source other slows me down. So I just bypass the temptation altogether by not reading anyone else's thoughts, except for a couple of commentary writers. But back to Blue...I am now about 1/2 way through the book and I'm still not certain what I think about it. The only thing I know for sure is that it is thoroughly thought-provoking.
Have you read it? What did you think? Probably because I read it right after doing a study on Acts, I have felt several times like putting it back on the shelf. I feel sometimes like it's supposed to be extra spiritual and relevant to hold the view that people who want to be obedient to Christ's commands are out of touch and behind the the strict Jews in Acts with their view of circumcision. But then I read something that might be brilliantly insightful after I think on it for awhile and so I do not put it on the shelf. And it seems like Donald understood my struggle when he wrote this: "I wish I were the sort of person who liked everybody and everything. I feel so negative sometimes. I have friends who can listen to any song, watch any movie, or read any book, and they think everything is just great." So now I have to finish the thing.