Saturday, August 31, 2002

Ah, Saturday ! Trail-time with some of my Christian friends, Ian, Christine, Steve, Christy, and my dog "Scout" **rolling eyes**. Every week it's different... some run, some walk, some only talk, some bark. It's a great opportunity to get some exercise and at the same time get "sharpened". (Prov. 27:17) To paraphrase Charles "Tremendous" Jones, "In five years, we will be only what we are today, but for the people we meet and the books we read.... (oh yeah, Charlie... and "the sites we surf").

Backlog: (circa 1975) That reminds me of my wise old boss from years ago -- Tommy House. [I'm serious, that's really his name.]. He used to caution me, "When a person tells you they have 25 years of experience, find out if it's really only 1 year's experience, 25 times." [Whether or not I realized it as a brash young controller, I learned a lot from ol' Tommy. And even at retirement age, he was still learning... every single day. An avid reader. And he bought every innovative piece of equipment he came across. Drove my 'budget' crazy... but the business flourished. Hmmm.]

FutureLog: I think I'll re-read "The Dash". Sometimes it helps to think about our "end game", doesn't it? Funny thing, my cousin Lynda just emailed this poem to me, not knowing it's already a major bullet on my personal "Christian Scorecard (...Scorecard? What scorecard? More about that tomorrow, perhaps.).

Friday, August 30, 2002

[But first... Happy Birthday, Mom!]
Now... As this log rolls forward, I think I'd like to occasionally flash BACK to some things which brought me to this point. Dare I call it a "back-log"? And btw, they weren't always good. In fact, I dare say that some past experiences -- which flew in the face of God -- brought me to a point of really wanting to examine my Christian life, and comparatively, the Bible's call for Christian living. Thus a very recognized need for change. And presumably, not just any change will do; I want godly change. But how? (more later, my friends).

Thursday, August 29, 2002

Purpose: Chronicaling Change:
This is just to chronical the long, tedious process of getting "change" to happen. No wonder it takes an almighty, all-powerful and all-patient God to change us.

Hey buddy... Got change for a Blog?

Hey buddy.... Got change for a Blog?
Opening Credits: My wife (Jan), sons (Brian & Stephen), many family-members, and many many friends have encouraged me over the years... ("to change, for heaven sakes!" LOL). Accordingly, among my future log-entries I intend to name names... so look out! **wink** But regarding "blogging" itself, I'm inspired by the effective communication style of a friend, innovatively apt in a loving & diverse ministry, Rudy Carrasco... ... and a college collegue... Liz LeMond, ("Cybrarian"). And as always, I'm very grateful for my friend, fellow-brainstormer & technician... Jeff Koenig.