Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday and my half-birthday.
Dan's birthday is Tuesday!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Free Pilgrim's Progress Audio Download

“The Pilgrim’s Progress” Free Christian Audio Book Download
Christian Audio is offering a free download “The Pilgrim’s Progress” this March. Just add the audiobook to your cart and then use coupon code PROG103 at checkout to get it completely free. This offer is available up to 3/31/10. Of course you need a Christian Audio account to download it. You to download the parts individually though but it's worth it.

Click here to download!

I think this website has free audio downloads every month. This one is an extra - their downloads for this month include The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and 50 Reasons Jesus Came to Die by John Piper.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Tanga in the morning

It's 6:06 a.m.

I haven't slept all night - this is what drinking coca-cola after 7pm at night now does to me. Up all night - no sleeping - now I have to get out of bed, get dressed, drink coffee and drive to the church by 7:30 to practice for my big egg-shaking debut at Covenant Church this morning during worship. has a deal today: $2.77 for one year subscription to Everyday Rachel Ray (you can buy up to 4 years). It may say something like $36 or something, but register with the site and then log in and see if the price drops -- that's what I had to do. We got Dan a cheap sub to Backpacker magazine and there was a problem with it, and Tanga gave us a $5 credit so went ahead and used it up on this.

Dan and I get Backpacker, Food & Wine, Real Simple, The Alcade (my alumni magazine), Business Week, and now Everyday with Rachel Ray. I think the only ones we paid for out of those is the Backpacker, the rest were from rewards programs or gifts.

What magazines do you subscribe to?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Reading List

Books Read in 2010 (so far)

The Hunger Games – a young girl is sent to a fight to the death by her overbearing government but finds a way to bring courage and dignity to a terrifying and grotesque system.

Catching Fire (sequel to above) – rumbles of rebellion against the totalitarian state and hollow culture of the capitol city.

The Other Boleyn Girl – way too long, but dang the Tudors were messed up.

Created in God’s Image – We affirm man’s personhood and his creatureliness. The image of God in man is dynamic, not static (sanctification). Evil’s origin is a riddle.

The Sacred Marriage – Anecdotal, reflective, compelling. Marriage is to make us holier, not happier.

The Jesus Storybook Bible – “Why has no one ever told it like this before?”

God Our Teacher – How to account for the Holy Spirit in our teaching?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


John Dewey taught us many things but none more important than this statement: "Perhaps the greatest of all pedagogical fallacies is that people learn the thing they are studying at the time they are studying it."

-Nothing Never Happens (John D. Hendrix)

This weekend I am taking a weekend class on Children's Ministry.

Dan is going to be in charge of small groups at our church starting in the summer.

I am going to be writing curriculum for WeBS (Wednesday evening Vacation Bible School) for our church this summer.

Dan is teaching a few classes of the Intro to Covenant class during sunday school this spring (when the regular teacher is preaching in worship).


Oh yeah, and lots of regular classes still going.

Blog template