Friday, September 14, 2007


Sometimes it stinks to be a grown up. There are so many responsibilities now. I have a hoppin' 1998 Honda Civic EX with 132,000 miles on it. This car was my wife, Stephanie's, graduation present from High School. It has been a great car and has never let us down, until recently.

It was a blistering hot day in July and I got into my little black beauty to go somewhere. When I started the car I turned the A/C up on high. The air was forcefully blowing out, but there was a problem. The air that was coming out was REALLY HOT! Now, I know that sometimes when a car has been sitting in the heat it takes a moment for the A/C to cool down. Fine. However, as I started driving, nothing changed. I was pretty mad...

Then not too long ago I was driving and the car started to show signs that the transmission wasn't doing so well. Do I know for a fact that it is the transmission? No, but I do know that out of no where the car would jump up in RPMs and go "VROOM". This happened for no apparent reason. So, either I have a problem with the transmission, or the pistons, or other thinga-ma-bobs.

So, here I sit. It will cost around $1,000 to fix the A/C and who knows how much for the transmission. The question I am sitting with right now is, "Do I pay the money to get the car fixed?" or "Do I sell the car, get the money I can out of it, and then save up for another used vehicle?" The answer is, "I don't know."

We strive to live a modest life, but we already have one car payment and a mortgage payment, and we really do not like to have debt. Therefore, it appears that I will drive my black beauty until she won't dance any longer.

If any of you out in Cyberspace have a car that is reliable and has A/C and would be willing to sell it for CHEAP, then let me know...

It is funny. When I was a kid my fantasy car was a Lamborghini, but now my fantasy car is a car with A/C... My how age and circumstance changes us. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Christ Church Brenham - Launches Sept. 9th!

As many of you know, Stephanie, Braelyn, and I relocated to Brenham, TX to be a part of a church plant. The church is called Christ Church and I am one of the Elders. We began having a small group meeting each Sunday evening in February and over the past few months we have been blessed to have several folks join us.

Well, the time has now come for us to begin our public worship gatherings. So, if you are in or around Brenham and would like to join us, you are welcome! Here's the info:

Pastor Dean Meade and the community of Calvary Baptist Church in Brenham have generously offered Christ Church the use of their facilities at 1100 Niebuhr Street (across from Brenham Junior High). We will start meeting there on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 5PM. Please join us for our inaugural service.

For more information you can check us out on the web by clicking here!

We welcome your prayers!