Saturday, May 17, 2008

We won again 4-1

Craig and I won our match 6-4,6-4...we play again at 5pm tonight. More later, peace.

UPDATE: Craig and I won again, but our team lost 2-3, but that is okay as we had enough point to make it Sunday afternoons Quarterfinals. We had two guys on our team injure themselves. One guy appears to be out for a few weeks, the other (even though he was writhing in pain with cramps during his loss this evening as well as screaming in pain after his match) hopes to be able to play tomorrow. So keep us and all the competitors in your prayers and I will let you know as things transpire. Also I have some photos, but I need sleep more than I need to post right now so nighty night. Peace

FINAL UPDATE: Well that was that. We played a team that won this last year and finished 3rd in the nation to boot...and we lost. So the guys are on their way back from Augusta with heavy for me heavy heart here as well, so I am off to take a nap. Peace

Friday, May 16, 2008

Tennis Update

Well we have the first two matches of our round robin finished, we are some tired men. Out of a possible 10 points we have scored 8...good start huh? Well tomorrow will be another day and hopefully we can keep up the momentum. I forgot my camera at both matches, hopefully I will remember it when we head out in the morning, so you can see some better photos. Off to bed to get some rest. After tomorrow's matches I will head back to ATL for Masses on Sunday (Fr. Bryan Small will have the 5pm Mass) and then hopefully back here for the semifinals and finals on Monday. Peace and keep all the competitors in your prayers.

This is an incredible story

I get plenty of emails. People like to send me all sorts of notes and emails with this kind of stories. I thought this one was touching so I am posting it here. Enjoy!

In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University .

On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully.

He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense mom ents. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son Cameron were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.

This is for all of my friends who send me those heart-warming stories.

We won 4-1

David and I won our match...more later







For everyone who puts their animals in clothes...I just know they are all thinking this




This one is for Annmarie Gilbert

song chart memes

Too bad I did not know Rosie when she was young like this...



Political Picture - Protester

song chart memes

and for those of you who went to collage during the late 80's and early 90's

song chart memes


Friday FAILures


Second match

We won the first match of our round robin 4-1, so we are off to a good start. Now we have the second match...I am playing with David Griffth from St. Matthew, wish us well. More later.

This is fun

I saw this commercial a few weeks back while watching TV and thought it was fun. I saw that Deacon Greg over at The Deacon's Bench had posted it so I am following his lead. As he says:

If this doesn't lift your spirits, nothing will. It's short and sweet.

Go ahead.

Shut the door and turn up the speakers and enjoy.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I am still looking for a ride on Sunday...hopefully. Why hopefully? Glad you asked. I am in Augusta presently for an early morning start to the USTA League Tennis Adult State Championship. You can see our draw here, I think you can also follow the results as well once the matches are complete. I am on team John Flowers. If things go well, and I hope they do, I will need to be here on Sunday (anytime late afternoon) before an hopeful Monday morning semi-finals. So I am off to bed now so I can have my rest for our 8AM start time in the morning. Keep us all in your prayers for a fun and safe time for everyone. Peace

Beware of the cute

I am sure they are just sizing up their human captors so they will know their weaknesses so they can spring an attack on them, when they are older...beware!

even lolcats is sending out warnings


Flight Saftey Video

This has been out there for a few weeks, but I did not want to post this until I had seen it live on a plane. Last Sunday when I went to Charleston I saw it for the first time. If you have not seen it, now you can...enjoy

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Harold Roberts

As I put in my prayer list the last night Harold Roberts, father of Leon Roberts, passed away. Here are the funeral arrangements.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Tune stuck in my head

I head this on NPR this morning and cannot get it out of my head. Listen at your own peril! ;-)

Deanery Meeting

We had our deanery meeting at St. Philip Benezi in Jonesboro. We had three presenters today so it was a bit longer than usual. The meeting went well and food was wonderful, those Franciscans are wonderful hosts. Here are the photos. Peace

Bulletin & Insert for 18MAY08

Luke, I am your...

Well you know the rest...or maybe you don't. heheheheheh, Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Bulletin Cover

Here is our new bulletin cover. It will be used for the first time this weekend, hopefully. I really like it, and others who have seen it seem to like it as well. We hope to change the photos out now and then, but this is it for now. Enjoy


When I went to Zimbabwe in 1997 we saw Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side of things, it was truly majestic! Too bad I did not get the chance to swim in the Devil's would have been quite a rush. Watch the videos and then let me know, would you swim in that pool?

h/t to Doug Scholl for the idea for this post.


Found this photoblog and it is really creepy. You can go check it out if you dare, weirder stuff than this you will find there. Enjoy? - Dad? - Dad? - Dad? - Dad?

Going to Augusta

Do you know anyone traveling to Augusta...or through Augusta this Sunday? I am looking for a ride on Sunday afternoon. Let me know if you know someone. Peace

Monday, May 12, 2008


I asked for your prayers for Willard Scholl, father of Doug Scholl in this post. Well Doug sent me a note and told me that his father died last night. Please keep Doug and his family in your prayers.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

One more martini

If you could do this with vodka, I would be all for it. Does anyone know someone with a vacuum machine cooking device? I would love to try some of that "flash pickling", maybe I need to go back to school? mmmm.....

Charleston more.

I took a series of photos down at the battery park and look what became of huh? Click photo for larger view. Enjoy!

How much is that doggy in the window?

Answer: Priceless

Rosie loves catching some rays each morning in the window of my office, isn't she cute?

OLV Field Day

You know how much I love playing games. Well today was field day for the OLV students and I got to play some Ultimate with the teachers and others against the students. We won...of course. Here are the photos, can you find me in among the kids? It might be tricky but just look I am there. Peace

This is cool

This is made by a company called Flogos and they are from northern Alabama (who knew Alabama could produce something so cool???). Enjoy

I hope this is not real

If it is not, maybe if I did this just once it would help with phones going off during Mass?

Bulletin & Insert for 11MAY08

Sorry these are so late...

Read this doc on Scribd: 051108 new

Read this doc on Scribd: Pentecost Sunday Insert


The cuteness continues

Sunday, May 11, 2008

OMG too cute

Try to watch this and not giggle.

Happy Mother's Day!!!

My mom. Happy Mother's Day mom.

My Grandmother. Happy Mother's Day Grandma!

I hope I don't experience this...

Look closely! Click photo for larger photo.

What the...who...what what???