Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Enjoy Life With Your Wife!

Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love,
all the days of this meaningless life
that God has given you under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 9:9

Monday nights are Shepherd-Minister Meeting Nights. For those of you who know the experience; nothing more need be said. For those of you who don't; let me just say, "Don't try this at home kids. Leave it to the professionals!"

They're really not that bad, and every now and then, they can be real good: like last night. Good discussion about some important things. And then the bonus: The ministers got to leave early, so the Shepherds could enjoy the meeting even more on their own.

Anyway, I went straight home, plugged the iPod in the portable player, and hopped in the Hot Tub with Leisa. Let me tell you, there's nothing like sitting in 100 degree water with all the jets doing their magic, sipping on a home made ice-cream/coffee frappacinos, listening to some good music, looking up at the brilliant Arizona stars (we have our own stars out here you know) and enjoying life with Leisa.

I've made a lot of bone-head decisions in my life. But marrying Leisa wasn't one of them. Marrying her is the best thing I've ever done in this life under the sun.

And getting a hot-tub rates pretty high up there too.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Is There a Cure?

"Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am faint;
O LORD, heal me, for my bones are in agony."
Psalm 6:2

I hate the conflict that goes with being a preacher. I love preaching, teaching & ministry. But sometimes I really hate being a preacher. I wish there was a cure.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

12 Hours

I can't remember the last time I enjoyed sleep so much. Thursday night, Leisa and I slept 10 hours at Canyon View - even though we are both suffering with some congestion and a cough, we slept great. Then last night, in our own bed - I slept from 10 pm to 10 am - what glorious rest. I hope you are getting enough rest - cause today, I feel fully rested and ready to go. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

7 Random Things

You're lucky Billy, I'm getting ready to leave the office with my wife and go spend the night at Canyon View Resort, so I'm in a good mood. Otherwise, I might have blown this off the same way I do most emails that say, "send this off to 10 people and you'll have good luck" or something similarly inane.

Anyway, here are 7 Random Things:

1. I've Lived in 7 Different States (TX, NM, MA, CA, MO, NJ, AZ) and 2 Foreign Countries (Canada & Scotland).

2. I Fell in Love with my wife, Leisa in Scotland and tried to get her to elope with me. But noooo, she had to be reasonable and wait till we got back to the states. But even after 25+ years it has still been worth the pursuit.

3. I'm recently allergic (within the past 5 years) to Peaches & Apples, and maybe Orange Juice.

4. I still have Billy & Ashley's Wedding Ceremony in my Journal. - One of the more interesting (in a fun way) weddings I've done - I have to admit.

5. If I could be a professional athlete (at the top of my game) I would want to be a Pitcher (They're a lot like preachers; they only work once every 7 days).

6. In High School, I played the character 'Jimmy the Greek' in the musical Guys & Dolls.

7. In 7 minutes, I'm out 'a here and heading for a 1 night stand with the Southwest Christian School's secretary. Did I happen to mention that she's my wife. How great is this job, where I can carry on an affair with one of the secretaries - and God smiles the whole time.