Saturday, September 27, 2008

S'mores on Sunset Blvd.

This might be a little known fact, but you can roast a s'more on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

I met three of my radio friends for dinner on Friday night at the Saddleback Ranch down in Hollywood. Our buddy Jayar was in town for the weekend. Fun times. My friend Bryan is the PD at KSGN/Riverside, CA, and he's a professional photographer. He took some photos of our merry little group roasting marshmallows for our s'mores.

Pictured are (l-r) me, Lara Scott (middays at The Fish/L.A.), Bryan and Jayar (afternoons with The Joy FM/Sarasota, FL).

Yes, we were intentionally trying to burn the mallows.

A Sign of Fall - School Photos

Well, my mother strikes again. She sent me my cats' photo for this school year. Not sure what yearbook they're going in or what school they even go to. I do know that my cats are brilliant.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace,
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

~William Cowper

Dear brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the Lord's return. Consider the farmers who eagerly look for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They patiently wait for the precious harvest to ripen. You, too, must be patient. And take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.

Don't grumble about each other, my brothers and sisters, or God will judge you. For look! The great Judge is coming. He is standing at the door.

For examples of patience in suffering, dear brothers and sisters, look at the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. We give grat honor to those who endure under suffering. Job is an example of a man who endured patiently. From his experience we see how the Lord's plan finally ended in good, for he is full of tenderness and mercy.

~James 5:7-11

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Watch What You Say

Blessings are not quite the same as prayers, because the person addressed is not God but other people. You look them in the eye, as it were, and say, ''Grace be to you.'' There is however a prayer-like quality, because implicit in the blessing is the appeal, ''O God, make these very words of mine a means of grace from you.'' (John Piper)

Hmmm. Wow. I'm more of a conduit of God's when I bless someone or say, ''Grace be to you.'' I'm actually asking God to open up a conduit of grace to them. And because we live by faith in future grace, those are powerful words to be uttering. I'm suddenly in on God's work, what he's doing in someone's life.

So when you say, ''God bless you'' or ''Grace be to you,'' remember what you're asking. Maybe say it more often...people need God's grace.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Faith by Future Grace

Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. (Matthew 6:32-33)

Monday, September 1, 2008

So my brother-in-law Dick sends the following picture with the caption: Where is it written that you need water to snorkel?

To which I email back: I think it's written in the general rules of snorkeling - or at least in Wikipedia....

Snorkeling (British spelling: snorkelling) is the practice of swimming at the surface of a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually swimfins. In cooler waters, a wetsuit may also be worn. Combining these tools allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort.

Dick replies: And if I am correct the Human Body of Water (98%) completed for me
All that is necessary...fins are there.

To which my brother Jason replies: Wiki is good, but Merriam-Webster's can be counted on for the definitive answer...

One entry found.

snorkel[2,intransitive verb]

Main Entry:
intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s):
snor·keled; snor·kel·ing Listen to the pronunciation of snorkeling \-k(ə-)liŋ\

: to operate or swim submerged using a snorkel

So, as I read it, you need to submerge yourself into your own human body of water and operate with a snorkel. That's a photo-op I shall await with great anticipation!