Who is useless?

I feel as if God is trying to get my attention. For whatever reason(s), it took me forever to read Leanord Sweet’s book, Viral: How Social Networking Is Poised to Ignite Revival.  No, it wasn’t a difficult read at all. If you’re interested in the implications of social media or think it’s a total waste of humanity, you should read the book and be enlighted. He talks about both kinds of people, Gutenbergers & Googlers……

All under one roof

One of the first things we learned about Shiner is that baseball is a big deal.  Yes, everyone told us about the beer first, but baseball wan’t very far behind.  So, it didn’t take Nathan long to catch baseball fever after moving here.  And since we hadn’t learned all there was to do in our new home yet, he was able to convince The Fletcher Five to go to the baseball field in town to…..

A powerful Christmas gift

There was a time I would have thought this video was a bit exaggerated. As you watch, you can see where it’s going, but you might be surprised when you get there.

I’m in the habit of scanning through radio stations in the car. The longest drive I make in Shiner is the five minute trek to get the kids from school. During that quick trip, I like hearing the different music and, sometimes, the DJ bits. Then there are those times I find myself listening to commercials because there’s too much static on other channels (Small-town life!). While listening, I’ve been reminded ’tis the season for Christmas parties. Christmas parties abound: White Elephant; Ugly Sweater; Secret Santa; Christmas karaoke. And then there are the ones advertised on the radio. I’m not quite sure how some of those parties are the best way to celebrate the Lord’s coming into the world.

Still, there’ll be a lot of partying going on these next few weeks; because people only party at Christmas time 😉

That’s what’s behind the ad in the video. It’s hard for me to watch. But it needs to be watched. And it needs to be shared. There’ll be some who think it’s a bit exaggerated. Clearly, those people are talking to the wrong families.

I know you’re always wondering what perfect gift to give your favorite anotherjohn pastor. It’s easy. Just spread the word: #DontDrinkAndDrive

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Stay blessed…john

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Too much awesome for one day

How great was it to have these two conversations in one day!   Just before 6am this morning, I had this conversation: Nathan: Dad, I slept great! Me: That’s good. We need rest. Nathan.  Yea, P.E. is going to be awesome. When I sleep good, I’m awesome at P.E.   After school, we took a 6-year-old friend home and I had this conversation: Me: (As I make a quick turn) Hold on to your shorts!…..

Happy Yaga Day

I’m declaring September 25th to forever more be Yaga Day.  First, maybe you should know a bit about what Yaga is: In 1986, a small retail store on Galveston Island, off the coast of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico, set the stage for an original t-shirt line that was spawned from the influence of the Caribbean West Indies. Founder Joe Flores, a native Galvestonian, was also inspired by an island vagrant who always greeted…..