Filter Through Life

Flood in Central Texas
June 28, 2007, 3:14 pm
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Here are a few photos from the recent flooding near my workplace.

tree uprooted and wedged between other trees 1

That ain’t no little tree.

sfr at austin ave suddenlink office in background

san gabriel river georgetown

Neither are these.

berry creek from champions dr 3

college st and low water xing bridge

Let’s play “Where’s Waldo”…with a bridge.

college street at low water crossing

Caution!  Ark Crossing!

berry creek off ih 35 nb

If you look closely you will see that the sign reads “Danger”.  Ya think?!?


Isn’t that special
June 27, 2007, 8:59 am
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When my folks bought a home a few years back there was one of those old school dishes in the back yard.  I am not talking about the Millennium Falcon type dish that you see on houses now.  Now, this is one of those 5-6 feet wide satellite dishes that can pick up a signal from Sputnik 1.  What on Earth can you do with that?  Take a look.


I think that is pretty darn creative.  And you know, God is creative.  Look around you.  Take a look at all the colors in the foliage on the Earth.  Look at all the different animals.  Now take a look at what He has done with people.  We are each and every one unique and beautiful.  I think that is pretty cool and creative.  Our God, an awesome God.

Sharing a smile with y’all
June 25, 2007, 9:25 am
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So, a lot of these are dumb but just you try not to laugh…just try it.

Q. What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth?
A. Ruthless.

Q. What do they call pastors in Germany ?
A. German Shepherds.

Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
A. Noah He was floating his stock while

 everyone else was in liquidation.
Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A. Pharaoh’s daughter. 
She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a
little prophet.

Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
A. Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury.

  David’s Triumph was heard throughout the land.
 Also, probably a Honda, because the apostles were all in one Accord..
Q.. Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
A. Samson. He brought the house down.

Q. What excuse did Adam give to his children
as to why he no longer lived in Eden ?
A. Your mother ate us out of house and home.

Q. Which servant of God was the most

flagrant lawbreaker in the Bible?
A. Moses. 
He broke all 10 commandments at once. 

Q. Which area of Palestine was especially wealthy?

A. The area around Jordan . The banks were always overflowing.
Q Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible?
A. David. He rocked Goliath to a very deep sleep.

Q. Which Bible character had no parents?
A. Joshua, son of Nun.

Q. Why didn’t they play cards on the Ark ?
A. Because Noah was standing on the deck.

PS… Did you know it’s a sin for a woman to make coffee?
Yup, it’s in the Bible. It says . . . “He-brews”

I needed that.
June 25, 2007, 7:48 am
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Whether we realize it or not the Lord is always working in us.  Sometimes He uses a small, still whisper, sometimes a nudge.  Sometimes He uses a gut-check or a swift kick in the pants.  In my case He tends to use all of the above.  I was born a bit hard of hearing so I use that as my excuse as to why I don’t hear the small still voice.  I am short and stocky, pretty solid on my feet so a nudge just doesn’t work.  I have had problems with my stomach since I was 19…You get the picture.  Unfortunately I usually need a swift kick in the pants.

Last night I was reading in the Bible.  I had finished with Hebrews and wasn’t really sure what I wanted to read or where God was directing me.  You see, I am still wet behind the ears in figuring out the whole bible study thing, but I am getting better.  Anyway, I decided I would just go in order.  Next up, James.  WOW!!!

I read James 1 and 2 last night.  Everything I have been even thinking the Lord wanted to deal with me about is in there: wisdom; my tongue; faith.  What a great book.  I felt like I had the wind knocked out of me only to take the best breath of air I have taken in years.  I learned that I have a forked tongue at times.  I learned that if I can control my tongue I can control all of me.  Isn’t that exciting?  If I just begin to control how I speak about myself, about others and in general, I will take a huge step in controlling my foolish actions.  Seriously, I am excited.  Read here in James 3: 2 “For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.” I was so excited that I got out of bed 30 minutes early so I could spend extra time with God and reading those chapters again.  For those of you that know me, you know that’s gotta be good news!!!

Transformers a plenty
June 21, 2007, 2:50 pm
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Unless you have been living under a rock you have heard that a live-action Transformers movie is coming out.  Chances are you have even seen a commercial or trailer for the film.  I have seen them all.  I am a total geek so I have sat on for half an hour watching them all.  Most of them just retread the same old footage we’ve already seen.  Not this one!  Check it out.  I am totally Jazzed!  Get it?  Jazzed?  Jazz, he’s a Transfor…ahh, never mind.  Just watch.

Love the food
June 21, 2007, 9:20 am
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It has been pointed out to me that I have a rare fervor for food.  I love eating.  It is one of my favorite activities…and it shows.  My friend Chad is going to be moving down from Smalltown, USA in the coming weeks.  He had nominated me as his official food guide for Austin. 

I have to say, I am not sure if that is a complement.  I bring this up because I wonder if anyone thinks I have that same fervor for the Lord.  Would someone nominate me as their personal guide to all things God?  I can’t say I know.  I hope so.  I love my God.  I want to get fat on the Word.  I want to have conversations with him like I do with my wife or friends over a plate of spaghetti.  I want to point out to my friends where they can find God.  I am convicted.

Ahhh, friends
June 21, 2007, 9:09 am
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Maybe Chad will skip this one.  He recently posted a “Dave Post”.  His readership increased exponentially.  I didn’t tell him that I go to his blog every hour so it will bump his stats.  Just trying to be a friend, you know?

Okay, I am just kidding.  I just wanted to thank him for posting about me, now twice.  It is flattering.  He is a good dude.  To all of my loyal reader (no I didn’t mispell that).  Check out his blog.  It’s fun.  It’s poignant.  It’s relative.  It’s my friends.