Sunday, March 25, 2007

Life Impact Boot Camp

I attended a one day men's retreat this weekend hosted by Life Impact called "Boot Camp". A good time was had by all, football, basketball, skeet shooting, rifle and pistol shooting, archery, canoeing, climbing wall, hiking...there was something for everyone. A few men went home limping from contact in the football and from rolling an ankle from running down a hill, but everyone survived.

I was fortunate to meet "Big Daddy" Greg Dean who is a member of the Knights of Pentecost Motorcycle Ministry. I was quite impressed by what the Knights of Pentecost are doing and how they go about walking out the talk.

Thursday, March 22, 2007


"You don't waste your life by where you work, but by how and why."
- John Piper

Monday, March 19, 2007

Facing the Giants

"From the award winning producers of FLYWHEEL, comes an action-packed drama about a Christian high school football coach who uses his undying faith to battle the giants of fear and failure. In six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never led his Shiloh Eagles to a winning season. After learning that he and his wife Brooke face infertility, Grant discovers that a group of fathers are secretly organizing to have him dismissed as head coach. Devastated by his circumstances, he cries out to God in desperation. When Grant receives a message from an unexpected visitor, he searches for a stronger purpose for his football team. He dares to challenge his players to believe God for the impossible on and off the field. When faced with unbelievable odds, the Eagles must step up to their greatest test of strength and courage. What transpires is a dynamic story of the fight between faith and fear. Facing the Giants is a powerful experience for the whole family inspiring viewers to live with faith, hope, and love!"

As I grew up 30 miles south of Albany, when I heard a church in Albany made a film, I was somewhat skeptical of the quality. I was pleasantly surprised and we thoroughly enjoyed this film. It will challenge you as it deals with some hard questions of faith. If God doesn't answer your prayer the way you want it answered, will you still love and server him? What is too big for God?

It is available for rental or purchase on DVD. I highly recommend it.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The World's Fastest Indian

The World's Fastest Indian is the story of New Zealand's Burt Munro and his 1962 attempt at a world record on a 1920 Indian Motorcycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Arriving in the U.S. with a shoe string budget and sleeping in a car, Munro sat a land speed record of 178.971 mph with a 850cc Indian V-twin.

This is an endearing movie that even non-motorcycle enthusiast will enjoy. My family says it is a MUST SEE. This movie is now available for rental and the DVD goes on sale in June. You owe it to yourself to see it. I'm going to have to add it to my collection.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The say you Can't go Home...

I spent last weekend racking up 32 hours in overtime and worked until I just felt like I couldn't move this past week. I REALLY needed a chance to depcompress. Can you say Bike Ride? Sure you can. I kinda like the way your face gets all scrunched up when you say that! This morning after my discipleship group meeting concluded I hit the highway. It was a little chilly and was drizzling. By the time I hit the southside of Atlanta the drizzle had stopped and the sun was trying to peek out. A few hours later I was riding thru southwest Georgia - the area where I grew up. One of my favorite road side sights is Parrott, Georgia.Yes, there really is a town named Parrott in Georgia. Several years ago they did a refresh of the little train depot the town had making it the town's welcome center. The small downtown is gorgeous and full of small shops. In all the years I have rode thru Parrot on the highway, I have always commented on the appeal of the town's appearance. But as of yet I have not ever made time to stop and explore it. Today was another day when I just could not spare the time as I had to be back in Atlanta this evening. I'll have to make a trip back this way sometime.

I had set out on this day trip to make a suprise visit to my brother's house. I knew he had a ton of work to do and would be in his shop all weekend, so it made it easy to surprise him with a drop in visit.I enjoyed a 3 hour visit with him and managed to get to visit briefly with my Mom as well before I had to get back on the highway headed home. After stopping on the highway for dinner, I made it home around 10pm, tired, but mentally refreshed.

Total trip: 534 miles

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Internet Content Filtering

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