I Stand Corrected

Yesterday I said that the Snuggie is the dumbest invention ever. I stand corrected.

This is the Laptop Body Sweater Wool Privacy Curtain. That's right. When you're in the airport or the Starbucks or anywhere you don't want someone looking at your screen, this is what you can use to keep private. So, the Snuggie is dumb but this is dumber.


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The Dumbest Invention Ever

So I just ran across the dumbest thing I have ever seen so, of course I had to share it. The following video is what happens when people call the number at the bottom of those late night "Are you an inventor?" commercials. Totally ridiculous.

Really!? I'm going to wear this to a sporting event. I would love to see someone wear that to a Raiders' game. O, no black...well sage green should be just fine for the Black Hole. Really!? Maybe if its a light saber fight an I'm planning on disappearing when Darth strikes me. Really!? Do I want to get beat up by an MIT graduate for being to big of a nerd. Really!?

First of all, this is totally unoriginal. You may recall Friar Tuck wearing the exact same thing in Disney's Robin Hood.

Yes, that's the one.

Secondly, I have an idea if you want to stay warm and still use your hands...two ideas in fact: a SWEATSHIRT or a JACKET! Who is sitting under a blanket thinking, if only these hands were free. This is ridiculous. And to add to the ridiculousness, I think the first few lines in the commercial rhyme. Then, mysteriously they decided to stop rhyming. I can imagine someone sitting in the marketing meeting saying "I'm not sure they'll take us seriously if the whole thing rhymes." AAHH! I thought culture and technology were supposed to progress. Well my friends this is a giant step backwards. If you already have a SNUGGIE I apologize...to anyone who was ever attracted to you physically because you just bought the blanket equivalent of a moo moo. If I ever see anyone outside in the garden with one of these on I will stop where I am and listen for a trumpet in the East because SNUGGIE's my friends, are the mark of the beast...AAHH I'm rhyming now.


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A Non-Christmassy Christmas Eve Post


Just wanted to take time on this fun day to congratulate my fantasy football team on their victory in the Bay Hill's Tithers Fantasy Football League Championship. With guys like Drew Brees, and Ladanian Tomlinson the season started with high hopes but we did go through some lean times. After surviving a cross country move, we slipped into the playoffs and then dominated. We really pulled together as a team and had some key play from normally unsung heroes. Its been a great season and with this congratulations, I'd like to announce my retirement from the Bay Hill's Tithers League. You were all good...I was just better.


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Blog Break for the Holidays

Our family will be leaving town today for a week of family visiting. We'll be heading first to Georgia to visit Beth's brother and his family, then on to Alabama where we'll visit my sister and her family and then be joined by my parents. We'll be back next week and Beth's parents will fly in for the holidays. Its going to be a busy week with a lot of traveling. Keep us in your prayers and have a Merry Christmas.


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There Are No Penguins At the North Pole

Something has been on my mind the past few weeks and I just can't hold it in any longer. As the Christmas season is upon us, I have noticed a disturbing trend. Its Penguins. They are everywhere I look. Huge inflatable penguins wearing Santa hats. They so cute, cuddly, and WRONG!

Now I've never been to the North Pole but I am a frequent viewer of nature programing and an avid reader of science books (that one was for my family), and I do know one thing about the North Pole. THERE ARE NO PENGUINS AT THE NORTH POLE! So then, I ask you, why do people insist on including penguins in their Christmas decorations?

Its a ridiculous thing and it makes me angry. My hatred for inflatable Christmas decorations notwithstanding, its just an outright slap in the face of geography and nature. Penguins only live in the Southern Hemisphere. There are penguins in Antarctica, South America, South Africa, and a lot of warm places that would make you say "WHAAAT?" But go to the north pole, look around, any little birds waddling around in tuxedos? I think not.

So, lets end the madness! Enough with the penguins already.


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Well I Was Close


I guess it was the other former Auburn D-Coordinator who went to Texas.

Iowa State's Chizik to take over at Auburn

Tom Dienhart
Rivals.com College Football Senior Writer

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Iowa State's Gene Chizik will be the next Auburn coach, Rivals.com has learned.


Gene Chizik is the new coach at Auburn.
Chizik has been the coach of the Cyclones the last two years, compiling a 5-19 record. Iowa State finished 2-10 (0-8 in the Big 12) in 2008. Chizik was defensive coordinator at Auburn from 2002-04, helping the Tigers go 13-0, win the SEC championship and finish ranked No. 2 in the nation. That year, he won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach.

Auburn is replacing Tommy Tuberville, who coached the Tigers for 10 seasons. Tuberville compiled an 85-40 mark (52-30 in the SEC) with four SEC West championships and an SEC title in 2004. But the Tigers slumped to 5-7 in 2008 and missed the postseason for first time since Tuberville's debut campaign in 1999.

Prior to taking over Iowa State, Chizik was defensive coordinator at Texas from 2005-06, helping the Longhorns forge a 12-0 record in 2005 en route to winning the national championship.

From 1998-2001, Chizik was defensive coordinator at Central Florida. He also has served on staffs at Stephen F. Austin (1992-97) and Middle Tennessee State (1990-91).

Chizik, 46, is a native of Clearwater, Fla., and a 1985 graduate of Florida - where he played linebacker.


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Wellspring Podcasts Now Available


The ball is really rolling now at Wellspring. If you would like to hear about what's going on and literally sit in with our launch team as we cast vision and follow God's lead you can on the Wellspring Podcast.

Come listen to weekly messages and a couple of messages Pastor Trey delivered at Keystone church as well. Subscribe to the podcast and you will have a weekly update in your iTunes podcast folder. Enjoy.


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Muschamp to Auburn: Most of You Don't Care But I Do


Muschamp most likely to
Auburn

Last Edited: Thursday, 11 Dec 2008, 10:30 PM CST
Created On: Thursday, 11 Dec 2008, 9:41 PM CST

* Joe Emer
* Charissa Cowart

- FOX10 News sources have told us Auburn will name Will Muschamp its new Head Coach sometime Friday. Muschamp was Auburn's Defensive Coordinator two years ago.

This season he was on the sidelines as the Defensive Coordinator for the Texas Longhorns. He was also named as the Longhorns Head Coach in waiting.

According to our source, Auburn will hold a press conference sometime Friday to make the announcement.

We will continue to update this story as it develops here on Fox10tv.com.


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God Always Provides



So, as some of you have seen in the past couple of days I am in major need of a new desk. Currently I am working in the guest room on an old sewing machine table that is meant to be a side table. I am sitting in a red and white toille chair that Beth's mom picked up off of the side of the road and Beth recovered (which is a huge improvement from the step stool I was sitting on yesterday). Anyway, Beth and I were talking and she really wanted to buy me a desk but money's a bit tight so I was willing to make do. Well this afternoon we received a card from a family at our former church Bayhills and what was in it but a little bit of cash. Enough to really help out with buying a small desk. It never ceases to amaze me how God provides right when you need it. All glory and honor to Him!


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I Need Some Rock Songs


As many of you know, a couple of weeks ago I tried out for real life rock band to the lead singer. Well, everything went well and I am the only person (so far) that they have asked back. Part of this deal is that I would be the one choosing the songs we would cover. Eventually we would write our own stuff but would begin with covers. Now the genre of this band is straight up rock, not pop, not alternative. My problem is that I don't really listen to rock all that much. So, as Dora the Explorer would say, I need your help. Respond with some of your favorite "Radio Rock" songs, preferably from the last 3 years or so. Also, be in prayer that this band works out, they are really good and there's a decent chance this could be my only 2nd job. Wouldn't that be nice. Looking forward to hearing from you guys.


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Online Giving For Wellspring Church Now Available



If your sitting around wondering what to do with all of that extra money you've got stashed away, please allow me to make a suggestion. Wellspring now has online giving available. So, for those of you are are committed to giving to Wellspring or to my family your life has now been made easier. If you are just thinking about giving, try it out...its a lot of fun.

To give, click the "Online Giving" image on the right hand side of this blog. This will take you to a third party link and prompt you to set up an account. After a few easy steps you can schedule your giving and link it with your bank account or a credit card. This will save you the hassle of having to write a check and send it every month plus don't forget the 42 cents you will save on stamps.

Seriously though, we appreciate any and all contributions and are so honored that you would even consider supporting us and this ministry. Happy Giving!


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Wow, Where Have I Been

Its funny, at no time in my life have I had more time on my hands and yet I haven't written many blog posts lately. Well I was thinking about one thing in particular so I thought I would share. If you follow my Twitter you know that I am considering no longer telling people that I am a pastor here to plant a church and just telling them that I'm a singer/musician/songwriter. This obviously sounds much cooler, not that I'm saying it is (it is) but it has another effect as well. Generally when I tell people what I do, their mood changes immediately. It doesn't matter if they are church going types or party going types. No matter their background, mine is always a buzz kill.

So the big question is, "is this misleading or lying?" Would you be upset if someone did this to you?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not ashamed of what I do or why I do it. But I have a friend in California (who shall remain nameless) who does testing on animals. Seriously, that's what she does (its for cardiac research so a good cause). She's not ashamed of it but she never comes right out and says, I cut of rats tails or anything like that. She says, "I'm a research assistant." Is this something I should do to be able to have a real relationship with people? If someone knows what I do, I have to spend weeks if not months breaking down the walls that just saying "I'm a pastor" builds. Its an interesting thing.

Let me know what you guys think. Hopefully we'll have some interesting discussion.


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Happy Birthday Big Sister




I am blessed to have known my best friend in all of the world (besides my wife) for 28 years 1 month and 30 days. My sister and I have always been close even when she was throwing crap at me or dating (and eventually marrying) my friends...she only married one friend, which looks a lot better now than when they were just dating.

Today is a big day in her life: the BIG 3-0 and I just wanted to mention how much I love her and look up to her and Jared her husband. They have both been two of the biggest influences in my life. They are two very courageous people and had a big role in my leaving the stability and family at Bay Hills to step into the unknown that is Wellspring after they left a great job to go into missions. Sarah, thanks for everything you've done for me whether dragging me along with you and your friends, or just keeping a watchful eye on me while I acted like an idiot. I love you very much.


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