Archive for the ‘Misc.’ Category


The Picture Says It All

February 22, 2008


Only two have offered to die for you and me. Jesus for our soul, and the American Soldier for our freedom.


Names Of Politicians

January 27, 2008

Here is one you haven’t heard in a while…Remember?


South of Xenia, OH on route 42


A Little Christmas Cheer From “Straight No Chaser”

December 17, 2007

The 12 Days of Christmas like you have never heard it before.

Thanks Bill for sharing this one.


Christmas Dinner

November 28, 2007

While not new, still an old standard and always good for a laugh


Fall Festival At Madison

November 3, 2007


This past Wednesday evening was our Fall Family Night. The Picture above is one of our grand daughters Sydney. There were loads of visitors from the community, a drama about the dry bones in Ezekiel, food, and of course “Trunk or Treat”.

Here are two pictures of Madison’s own Tom Haddon, our Involvment Minister. Just one look and I bet you would be ready to be involved…right?



Thanks to Todd Hibbs for these great photos. If you would like to see more check out this link to Todd’s Flicker Photo Show.

Have a super weekend!


Happy She’s Not

October 19, 2007


This may be old news to some who read this blog, but it was new News to me. Laughing I am.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Oh, what a feeling. Toy Yoda!

A former Hooters waitress has sued the restaurant where she worked, saying she was promised a new Toyota for winning a beer sales contest.

Instead she won a new toy Yoda — the little green Jedi master from Star Wars.

Jodee Berry, 26, then a waitress at the Hooters in Panama City Beach, won a contest to see who could sell the most beer in April.

Manager Jared Blair told waitresses that the contest was a regional promotion, according to the lawsuit, and that the top 10 waitresses from each restaurant would be entered in a drawing. The person whose name was drawn would win a “new Toyota automobile,” the lawsuit says Blair told them.

In early May, Berry said, Blair told her she had won.

“I couldn’t believe that out of all the girls who were entered, I was the winner,” Berry said.

She was blindfolded and led to the restaurant parking lot. When the blindfold was removed, Berry wasn’t looking at a new car, but a Yoda doll.

Berry said she looked beyond the $40 toy, hoping to see the car driving around the corner. Blair, she said, was inside the restaurant laughing. But she wasn’t.

“A corporation can’t lead their employees on like that,” Berry said. “It’s not good business ethics. They can’t do that to people.”

Berry quit the restaurant a week later.

She sued Gulf Coast Wings, owners of the restaurant, alleging breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation. She is seeking as compensation, the cost of a new Toyota — the car.

Her lawyer, Stephen West of Pensacola, said he was also looking at false advertising statutes.

West said one other Hooters waitress verified Berry’s story.

Berry said Blair knowingly misled them through the course of the contest by telling the employees he didn’t know what kind of Toyota it would be — whether a car, truck or van. The suit contends that he also told them the winner would be responsible for the tax on the new automobile.

West said those statements would go a long way toward defeating any defense argument that Berry misunderstood Blair.

The restaurant regularly had contests where management would come through with the promised prize, said Berry, who worked at Hooters for about a year before quitting.

Stuart Houston, a spokesman for the company, said it had not been served with the lawsuit yet and he would not comment.

– Information from the News Herald in Panama City was used in this report.


Random Thoughts For A Monday

October 1, 2007


I once again find myself apologizing for the long absence, at least absence from writing. Most of my study time of late has been directed toward the Hebrews class I am teaching. I continue to grow in my appreciation for this wonderful letter, addressed simply to the Hebrews and not signed by the writer.

I had the privilege of preaching for the Morning and evening worship at the Gallatin Church of Christ, in Gallatin, Tennessee yesterday. I have known of this church most of my life, but this was the first time I had visited. It was a genuine pleasure. Noel Quinn, their new minister, just started with them in April of this year. Through a mutual friend, Noel ask me to fill in for him.

I saw the following new headline at Fox News and thought for sure it was a type’o and that this actually happened in Tennessee. “Sons Stab Each Other During Chicago Mom’s Birthday Party” . Sure sounded like another red neck joke to me. I was listening to a lesson by Mark Driscoll recently. As he described how secular people see Jesus he remarked that their picture of Him is much like the pale, sickly effeminate paintings that appear in many old Bibles and art. He then said, “It is hard to worship a guy you think you could beat up”.

I have been reading a book entitled, “Wild at Heart” by John EldredgeI would highly recommend. The sub title of the book is “Discovering The Secret of a Man’s Soul”. It has been a tremendous help to my son.Hope you have a wonderful week.


Blogging, Tees, Heat and Hats

August 21, 2007


I have been on a sabbatical from blogging. I didn’t plan it that way, it just seemed to happen. When I first began blogging years ago, there seemed to be an endless list of subjects I wanted to write about, but of late, the well seems to have dried up. Oh well, they say it happens to all of us from time to time.

We have been under oppressive heat in Tennessee for the last few weeks. We are over a foot behind in rain fall and the temperatures are in or near triple digits everyday, and have been that way for weeks. I don’t ever remember it being this hot or dry. The trees are beginning to show signs of heat stress, and the grass…well it is dead.

Barb and I got away with her brother and sister in law for a few days last week. We went to Gatlinburg and just kicked back. They have a time share there and we had a blast just taking it easy and seeing the sights. The temperatures were not as oppressive as here in the Nashville area, so we got a break from that as well.

We bought all the grand kids tee shirts. It has been a few years since we were there and among the things that have changed is the nationality of the store owners. I felt like I was walking the streets of Cairo, instead of Gatlinburg. Guess we should have seen that coming as well.

Well I hope your summer is going well. It won’t be long now until cooler weather. I am ready! I bought me a new hat in Gatlinburg, one of those nice western felt jobs.


America’s Got Talent

August 9, 2007

So who do you think is going to win? Here is my choice.


Jimmy Sites and Spiritual Outdoor Adventure

July 18, 2007


I happened to turn on TBN yesterday and there was Jimmy Sites appearing as a guest on the show. Jimmy was the senior minister for the Madison church for a while and presently is the producer and host for the syndicated TV show, “Spiritual Outdoor Adventures”. Jimmy was being interviewed not only about his TV program, but a recent trip he and family members made with Steve Saint to visit the Waodani people deep in the Amazon jungle. (There is a link on Jimmy’s site to see the program from yesterday).  I had a number of posts at my old blog about the story of the Accua people and the movie, “End of the Spear” some time back. If you are not familiar with this wonderful story check out these past articles and links.  Number 1 Number 2 Number 3