Friday, June 23, 2006


Greetings from Little Rock, Arkansas! I'm sitting here at the business center in the hotel checking in while my wife and our friends are all taking a nap. After teaching the youth ministry at Cumby back on Wednesday, I headed for Little Rock to go to the ATA World Championships.

This is an awesome event. It's my first time here and I'm overwhelmed with all the stuff going on. Last night we went and watched the high rank testings. Wow! I can't wait until I'm able to do things like that.

Then this morning, I went to the School Owners and Staff Training with Grand Master and the Master's Council. Sore does not even begin to describe how my legs feel right now! :) But it was a great workout and I learned a lot of things about balance, self-defense, and techniques. Today was the Top 10 Championships. Soon, I'm going to be driving over to the arena to watch the Master's Ceremony. A bunch of high ranks are going to be testing for 7th and 8th degrees, so this should be a very interesting night.

It's all been really fun so far! Tomorrow a couple of the students from Meli's school will be compteting in the Opening tournament. Then I'm heading home to see how the church vote goes.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Married Life

Wow! I haven't been online to do this blog thing for a while now.

Married life is awesome! I've been a married man for almost three weeks now. It definitely has been quite the adjustment, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

The honeymoon trip was absolutely incredible. There are way more stories than I can put on this blog, so maybe they will come out over the course of the next few weeks. I'm actually working on putting together the video right now.

On the job front, First Baptist Church of Cumby is about to vote on calling me to the the Minister of Youth and Music. It's a small, but loving congregation with a really good youth program. It feels really good to be back in front of a youth group again.

I'm going to keep this one short, but I should be back online more with a lot more to say.

Saturday, June 03, 2006


Saturday, June 3. That's what it says on the title of this post! The day that has looked so far away for so long is now today. It's on the calendar. I checked. The little post comment options at the bottom of this window as I'm typing says it to. Checked my Palm Zire, it says June 3, too.

This really is the day that I'm going to get married. By now, she's getting her hair done. I'm, ready to head over to the church pretty soon. Rehearsal was excellent last night.

Now, I'm sitting here hanging out with two really good friends who stand by me through all of this. Dave and Crystal, thanks guys!!

Pretty random quick thoughts, but that's what's going through my head right now. A lot of quick thoughts. One thought I can say is not in my mind is running away. No cold feet here. Then again, four pairs of socks will take care of that. Just kidding.

So, with that, I say C-U-L8r to the Blogosphere until I return. I will have lots of pictures and stories for the ocean blue. Check back and see what happens!!!

Friday, June 02, 2006

The Day Approaches!!!

Hey! I've just got a few quick seconds before the circus starts again. Well, that's not really an accurate way to describe it, because everything is happening for a very good reason (I'm getting married!) Anyway, I'm staying a hotel that has wireless internet which means a quick chance to blog! David and Crystal are with me here, and we stayed up way too late catching up on things. They're zonked out right now, but a 16 hour car trip will do that to you. I hope one day I can return the favor for them (seperately or together). :)

Family and friends have been arriving since early yesterday. Today is the rehearsal and decorating day. She's even making me get a manicure today lol. Even more meeting and greeting today and then it's time for the countdown. Within 30 hours from now, I will be a married man.

I thank God for the wonderful gift He's given to me in her.

Keep checking here, maybe I can post a few times before Monday when we're out in the middle of the ocean.