Posted tagged ‘Snow’

POTW :: Frozen Serenity

March 14, 2008

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Last Sunday after church, I decided to go for a ride into the country with my camera. I figured that it would probably be the last significant snow I will see in a long time, so I took a spin around the backroads of the bluegrass state for about three hours, snapping a few pictures whenever it was possible. It was a really great time of silence and solitude, except for the fact that bathrooms were hard to come by when you are way out there. The pictures above are some of the scenes of my little excursion. In the future, I hope to have a bicycle as my main means of transportation, especially since I have sinned against the god of global warming with my carbon footprint (no really, I just need a bike so I can start exercising more).

I want to say again how much I appreciate all the wonderful support and encouragement we have received from you regarding our transition to Grace Baptist Cape Coral. We could not be more overwhelmed and overjoyed at where God has us in our lives. During these next 2-3 months, we will be working hard to make this transition as smooth as possible.

A couple of things to note coming up. Several have asked for some tips about “live-blogging”, so I am planning on writing a post in the next day or two. It will just be my take on the deal, providing some tips for before, during, and after the live-blogging of the event. Over the next couple of weeks, I am teaching on “intentional evangelism” at church, and I thought maybe we could discuss it a little on the blog as well (post maybe forthcoming). Also, I have talked with Owen and Jason (who blog with me here) about doing a mini-series on missional work, building off the post from last week on evangelism in the workplace and how that relates to one’s vocation. In any case, I am looking forward to that. There will be another post on Blue Collar Theology, focusing on recent resources on Christology. Finally, I have a post scheduled to go up entitled “ministerially speaking” where I will raise the issue of Southern Baptist statistics and biblical church growth (the two do not appear to be the same).

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! Grace always . . .

“Thunder Snow” in Louisville!

March 8, 2008

My wife and I had been hoping that we would have one more nice snow before we leave Louisville, and lo and behold, last night we got a “Thunder Snow” where a foot of snow fell on the ground. I think it was the first time I had seen snowfall with thunder and lightning. But here’s the deal. My wife and son are in Alabama this weekend for our nephew’s birthday, so I am left here by my lonesome self to figure out what to do. 😦

Project 1: Take the snow from the balcony and build baby Nolan his own snowman for him to see when he gets back.

Project 2: Shovel snow on the walkway so that my neighbors and elderly can get around easier.

Project 3: Build the biggest snowmen on the block to make all the other kids jealous.

Needless to say, I have a lot of work to do! If I could get around, I would take some pictures, but these will have to do for now. Maybe tomorrow. Here’s the view from my couch. Looks like fun!

Project Updates:

Project #1 was completed in roughly 1 1/2 hours. From the snow on our balcony, I was able to make this 3 1/2 foot snowman for baby Nolan:

Project #2 was completed in two hours. In all, I shoveled approximately 75 yards of snow and two stairwells. Funny thing was, after I was done, our apartment maintenance guy came around the corner with a suped-up snow blower. Then again, he was slower with the snow blower than I was with the shovel. 🙂 Oh, and I listened to Darrin Patrick’s message “Gospel-centered Churches” which he gave at Acts 29 Bootcamp last year as well as Daniel Montgomery on Jesus engaging the world (from Matt. 9:36-10:5). Both messages were excellent and encouraged me to live more missionally with my neighbors. Here’s the results from Project 2:

Speaking of living missionally, in case you missed it, Dr. Bill Wagner, who will be nominated for president of the SBC, argues that if you are a Calvinist you will be less missional. To counteract that claim, and in the spirit of the call of the whosoever will, I made sure to call my snowman to repentance. 🙂 He seemed to like my message:

Project #3 has yet to be completed. I’ve got to do some grown-up things like study and shave, so the abominable snowman will have to be put on hold for now.

Nolan’s First Snow!

February 12, 2008

Well, we have been waiting, wondering if Nolan would get the opportunity to play in the snow, and while that didn’t exactly happen (due to freezing rain), we had the opportunity to go out and snap a couple of shots with him all bundled up.  I must say.  He’s quite the stud with the teddy bear ears.  🙂