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all the way live

last night christy, the boys, several church members, and i went to crossroads church in arlington. no, we were not "church shopping," and no, i am not considering leaving the united methodist church! our goal last night was to hear a praise band that could lead our new saturday night service, set to blast off in september.

saturday night worship is part of the www.newtrinitychurch.com vision for our church that God gave to us back in march. as far as i know, no other church in our area is offering saturday night worship, except for mass at Holy Spirit catholic church. our vision for this service is loud praise and worship music that will be inspiring and inviting for unchurched/pre-Christian folk. many of us have been praying for this service since march, but the details have been slow to arrive.

at lunch with a church member three weeks ago, i mentioned this concern with a leader in our church. i had called our conference children/youth director, and he had referred me…

if you think it's hot here...

you are looking at weather maps of north texas, weather patterns and temperatures. looking at the weather patterns (or lack thereof), those incredibly small green and yellow dots are pictures of an increasingly rare substance in our area: rain. we are in the midst of a terrible drought-- something like 30 inches behind average rainfall for this year. i am not sure why duncanville has not imposed the same water restrictions as cedar hill, only a mile away, but i will not complain too much. i've been watering our lawn every two or three days (always after 8:00 p.m.), and the grass is still green. although recently, when the water hits the grass there is an audible hhhiiisssss and steam comes from the ground. ok, maybe i am exaggerating a little, but not much.look at the temperature map, showing you exactly what our thermometers have been dealing with over the past 10 days. those are current temperatures, not forecast highs, which we usually do not reach until around 5:00 p.m. so tw…

fireworks on the 4th

(no, not that kind.)

yesterday, on the fourth of july (surely no coincidence) north korea launched missiles into the sea of japan: http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/07/05/korea.missile.us/index.html there is already widespread concern over iran's nuclear program:
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/07/05/iran.talks/index.html as much as we fear nuclear weapons being in the hands of people like kim jong il and mahmoud ahmadinejadi, we must say that nuclear weapons in anyone's hands is a threat to all human life and the creation. the u.s., britain, israel, and every other country with nuclear capability must also be called into account for having this technology. i could write about this myself, but certainly would do no better than a resolution of the united methodist church, that captures all of our fears over the tensions across asia today:

Resolution 338 #318-The United Methodist Church and Peace

The arms race goes on. However, the danger of a holocaust remains as long as na…

fly-over???

friday night a church member and i went to the rangers vs. astros game. my new home team was playing the team i grew up loving (and still do). the rangers won (woo-hoo!). yesterday the astros won (woo-hoo!). you see my concern... tonight the whole family is going to see who will win the series and the coveted "silver boot." the players look forward to winning that boot more than anything! yeah right...

friday night was draped in drama. before the game the "leap frogs" parachuting team dropped five guys onto the playing field. then someone sang "texas our texas," followed by "the star-spangled banner," sung by the fans, not an individual. by the way: why do we sing the national anthem before ball games? i heard once the tradition was started during world war II, but why has it continued? what is that all about? do our sports have something to do with our national identity? nope. something to think about.

following the national anthem, there was a f…