Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hey there blog buddies,
My computer is going in to get "debugged". Have you "debugged" yet? I know I am always in need of spyware check. I am glad though that i have the opportunity to read my bible everyday. Keep it open on my kitchen table. Go to my church and "hang out" with my buddies there. Wow, what a blessing we have to be able to worship as we do. But do we take advantage of it? I need to do it more.
We are doing a new series at our church called "IMAGINE....A fully devoted life". It is a nine week study on looking at our talents, testimonies, treasures, and time (with God). A real heart changing time. I like to imagine a 'fully devoted life' to Christ.. How I would worry less, tell more people about my Jesus, spend time in His Word more, just a 'ton' of things i want to take 'advantage' of more. Oh and setting a good example for our girls! that is such a GREAT advantage of being able to share my faith with Megan and Molly. It is very cool how we share cd's and iPod songs....my new love..Jimmy Needham. Check out this guy and his songs. Very neat and thanks to Molly a cd always in my car! Listen to the song "hurricane" (no pun there, since Ike is out there somewhere...pray for those in his path). Anyway the song is soooo me. It talks/sings about "i need you like a hurricane, crashing down my walls...." okay so the words are not right on....but i do need God to crash down a few walls of mine. But go listen to him...you can on iTunes for free!
Okay so my computer is going to be gone and i am just getting into this whole blogging thing. sorta. And "poof" my computer has to go to the "virus" doctor. So maybe i will work on a few of my own "virus'" while it is gone. Sound good? Sounds good to me. So anyway I hope this finds you smiling and serving ! And spreading some good cheer today. Hey do a random of acts of kindness today....well i am off (and way late) to ride my 12 miles or more and than run my 3 miles! My second Tri is coming up in October and I need to train, train, train! Until later...
Still praying, pedaling, paddling, and pounding the pavement

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Finally 2K

My daughter, Megan, who claims to be my blog manager is all over me for not blogging....so here...this one is for Megan.

The picture and the title to this blog is about reaching 2,000 miles on my bike that means 1,000 on my new rubioux in 85 days. I know to some cyclist that is not so sweet...but to this cyclist I love to see that number with all those 0's. Now off to the next 1,000 can't wait to see 5k...cool.

I wanted to blog about my 'lovely' computer and i write that in a sarcastic tone. It has been hit by a virus....ugh. I have spent numerous hours on the phone with verizon. And paid to have someone come fix it. But it is still sick. In all my time of waiting for the computer to let me go online. I have also learned alot about "anti" this and "anti" that...like anti-virus. Oh and there is that James Bond thing..."spyware" and "firewalls" that you don't call 911 about. Gee....but the whole "cleaning my computer and checking for virus' made me think about scanning my own heart, mind and soul for the same thing...virus'. Hmmmm....something to think about. Do I have my firewall initiated? do i have an anti-virus running in me? Yes, the Holy Spirit....is constantly as my Helper. God's Word is my "parental protection"...as my Father, Jesus is constantly there for me. His Word gives me protection, wisdom from so called "virus'" the world may try to put on me. His Word provides a firewall in me and around me. I love that. Although sometimes i get "virus'" and have to run an "anti-virus" on me and go seek God's Word's....and then i feel clean and (no more cookies!). Anyway this is a thought, may be kinda a corny for some of you, but me it is not, especially my recent experience with my computer gave me WAY too much time to think deeply into all this computer lingo! oh well. (megan i hope you enjoy this post)