Thursday, December 17, 2009

Double Standard?

These people are a little controversial right now. That is probably the most stupid thing I have said all year.

Before I get started let me say this. I am a child of a broken home. I was a little boy when unfaithfulness crept into my family, so I know that pain and the lifelong issues that comes with a moment of weakness.

The fact is we are just like Tiger.....Don't freak out! Go to your happy place and keep reading.

Isaiah. 54:5 "Your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name."

Ezekiel 16:8 "Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine."

I love that.

So marriage is just a mirror of God's covenant with his people. Something that HE created not something we did. How are "we" his people, doing with that relationship? Just look around. I am not sure "we" ever take it seriously until something tragic happens, or we want something we think completes us. The truth is God never takes it lightly. That is TRUTH!

I don't know Tiger's relationship with God. If he doesn't have one I pray that God reveals himself to him. That he comforts his family, his wife, his children. That his face shines upon him. That the people who follow Christ don't pile on. We know better. Don't we?

Somethings I do know.

I know that Tiger is just a man.

I know that sin is sin. Let me expand this. While adultery might be a deal breaker for you, we all fail in some aspect of our marriage. Either to our Maker or to our spouse. Thankfully we don't get the prioritize them. I mean we love to do it, but in fact judgment is not ours to give.
"How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?" (Matthew 7:4).

I know that our hearts are wicked. (Proverbs 4:19).

I know that no one is righteous, not even one. (Romans 3:10).

I know who the author of forgiveness is. (Ephesians 1:7).

I know that his grace abounds. (2 Timothy 1:9).

I know this makes me convicted.

So he who is without sin, cast the first stone, and thank God that he doesn't turn his back on you at your moment of weakness like the world has Tiger.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bethlehem, Texas....huh?

We loaded last up last Saturday to head to Waxahachie to witness for ourselves the recreation of the town of Bethlehem. It was cold!

Ryan's visit.

I don't' even need to explain......

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2nd Annual Turkey Murder Feast

Tara and I teach 10th grade small groups. She's got the girls, I've got the guys, hold your comments and sarcasm please. We have had the same students since 7th grade. God has blessed us so much by allowing us to love on these amazing kids. We started having them over every Sunday a few years ago. Our Sunday night tradition is Queso, 3 bags of chips and 4 gallons of tea. But we have something the resembles Thanksgiving but we have our own name. Our 2nd annual Turkey Murder Feast. I mean Thanksgiving is what you have to do, murder feast, its what you get to do! These kids made everything but the Turkey, it was impressive and of course good.

Faith's Turkey Cake!

Avery, Emma and Amber!


Um Food doy!

Jessica, Marley!

Sarah and Tara!

1 Timothy 4:12
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

Good Times.

A little big brother finale.

Gosh Allie why are you legs all tense?

Shane and Shane concert.

These guys lead Worship.

So you think you can dance?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

T Minus 15....

I guess I better answer these or Allie will kick me to the curb. But I don't like rules so you don't just get one word all the time. That is the way I roll.

1. Where is your cell phone? good you know where it is? I can't find it.
2. Your hair? Abundant.
3. Your mother? Pleaser.
4. Your father? Selfish and Forgiven.
5. Your favorite food? Bentley wings.
6. Your dream last night? zero
7. Your favorite drink? Iced Coffee, 6 pumps of classic and whole milk.
8. Your dream/goal? I think his question is overrated. Less dreaming more working.
9. What room are you in? is a cube a room?
10. Your hobby? Projects.
11. Your fear? to lose motivation.
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? on a boat, in my flippy floppies.
13. Where were you last night? Football
14. Something you aren't? serious.
15. Muffins? The batter.
16. Wish list items? world peace...doy!
17. Where did you grow up? Rockwall
18. Last thing you did? Ripped one, kidding! typed these words.
19. What are you wearing? nothing but a smile....oh and sarcasm.
20. Your TV? 50" Samsung
21. Your pets? Cookie
22. Your friends? users.
23. Your life? Grace.
24. Your mood? I have a staff meeting in 15 minutes so irritated.
25. Missing someone? No
26. Vehicle? Shopping list.
27. Something you're not wearing? tutu
28. Your favorite store? Home Depot
29. Your favorite color? Blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? 10/20/2009
31. Last time you cried? a month.
32. Your best friend? best is so specific.
33. One place I go over and over? carpet.
34. One person who emails me regularly? some guy wanting me to enlarge.
35. Favorite place to eat? Allie's

Monday, October 5, 2009

Makeover......part 2.

This was the next project, the hallway. We ripped up the carpet and starting installing a new Bruce floor. We went with real hardwood since that is what we had in our entry way and they luckily they still make the same color and style.

Here is the first phase from the entry way to the living room.

Another view.

After the quarter round install.

Down the hallway to the girls rooms.

Post the final pics soon.

Makeover......part 1.

After about 9 years at our house we decided it was time to do some stuff we'd been really wanting to do for awhile. Other circumstances kinda forced our hand but here is what we've done so far . So we stained all the bedrooms concrete after pulling up the carpet, can't really explain what is under carpet but trust me it is an awakening. The color we used was coffee and here is some photo's of our progress. We also ripped all the hallway carpet up and put down more wood in the high traffic area. So here is the skinny on what's up.

Here is the supplies. Well the supplies I had to purchase anyway. Labor of course was free.

This is what left after the carpet was pulled up and the concrete got scrubbed with just water. That took all of the texture overspray off. The stripper was used on all the paint over spray. That was pain to take up.

Here is the final before the TSP wash which opens the pores of the concrete up to absorb the stain.
This is half sprayed on and half painted on. We liked the painted so we went with that, but this is for Ryan so she can get an idea of the difference. There was too much grey for us, so we decided to go with something a little darker since the walls of our bedroom are light.

This is the look we preferred. Getting close to being finished here. I will post the final pics after the baseboards are painted and the room is back together.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Move in Day Pt. 1

I have to say that Wednesday was one of the most surreal days in our lives. A day to be excited about, a day to be incredibly terrified of, it was the college move day for Emilee. I don't know that anyone really wanted the summer to end, but we all knew this day would come. Its a incredibly overwhelming realm of emotions, it really is. You are excited that a new chapter of growth is starting, a new phase of your life, but you feel this overwhelming helplessness that comes with having to just......let.......her........go.....

We grew up with Emilee, we were such kids when we became parents. I remember feeling the exact same way I did Wednesday.........excited, scared, blessed, overwhelmed, proud.

You never forget the first time you hold them.....when they walk.....when they say your name the first time.....when you drop them off at daycare.....when they go to school.....the first time you leave them overnight. God stamps those moments in your mind but more importantly he etches them on your heart. Incredible how much he lets us in on.

But we all survived...or mostly anyway. The goodbye was tough...IT WAS SO TOUGH!

On the move....

Hello, you can't move without food and drink or ice cream.

Is this college or prison?

I want you to move this over here dad, I changed my mind.

Get your Lion Camp on!

Look what we stole at Chick-Fil-A......mints! Is that considered a meal?

Gosh this crap is heavy!

Well my internet works that makes us happy!

Tunes and TV!

Mimi giving instructions.

Mimi giving more instructions, and screwing up the shelves! HA HA!'s almost time for us to go. Please don't look at us that way.

I told you Goodbye's were TOUGH!

Were going back this weekend to finish it up so I'll will Post the finished product. Class starts Monday!