whew…

Smoke from the Democrat Fire

So this is what I have been breathing for the last week… My throat is irritated and my sinuses are full. I praise God, however, that where we live is in a VERY low danger area. We are surrounded by mostly other houses and not very near to any wild land. Others have not been so fortunate.

I also praise God because my Ethan has arrived safe and sound and we are having SO MUCH F-U-N!

Ready, Set, Go!

Don’t you wish you were here, playing with us! Come on over!

We’ve even been washing the car!

Bug and Daddy Washing the Car

I haven’t had a lot of time to write, lately. To be perfectly honest, I haven’t had a whole lot on my heart to write about. Politics, theology, life in general is leaving me flat lately… at least when it comes to writing. I started a post on Obama and Dobson but it just sorta fizzled out… we’ll see.

I love you all and I appreciate the encouraging words!

In Him,
Matty

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21st Century Legalism

I just read a great post by Bill Giovannetti on his blog, Max Grace (click for the original post). Bill is Sr. Pastor of Neighborhood Church in Redding, CA (my soon to be home town, with God’s help).

In his post, Bill describes the new legalism facing American churches in the 21st century. He is witty and insightful and I think these words need sharing! Just a caveat before you go read his post (and you WILL go read his post, right?!), it’s a post in two parts and, as of this writing, only the first part is finished. Bookmark it so you can check back, or look for it in my newly re-designed blogroll!

To my readers…

I love you all so much… You may not know how it brightens my day to see when you comment or to check my “blog stats” and see all the hits. (Is it egotistical that I spend a vast amount of time reading and analyzing my blog stats?)

I really started this blog to help me deal with the end of my marriage and my new journey with GOD. To that end, it has been a wild success. I hope and pray that my words can be an inspiration to you all, a chance to pause and reflect, or even give you a chuckle.

I also want to take this opportunity to update you all on some going’s on in my life… Continue reading

long time, no post….

I feel like I have been away forEVER!!! There’s so much on my mind and I haven’t had the opportunity to get it all sorted!

Thanksgiving was great… I traveled up to northern California to see my parents and my sister. Fish didn’t come with me on this trip, but he and I will be up in Redding again over Christmas week… Originally, I was supposed to have Fish over Thanksgiving, but his cousins (Her brother and sister-in-law and their kids) were in Vegas visiting Her parents and I didn’t want him to miss out on that… they always have such a great time together and Her brother and all are really strong Christians and I wanted Fish to be around that… so it was a win-win… Now, Fish and I are going to drive up to Redding the Friday before Christmas and stay for a bit!! Grammy and Seanair (my mom and dad… Seanair is Scottish Gaelic for “grandfather”) and Fish’s “Aunt Nancy” are very excited to see him…

I’ve got lots more I want to write but I don’t have the time just now… I want to write about Tgiving dinner and I want to write about movies coming out and… and… and… LOL

TTFN,
Matty