Thursday, September 25, 2008


The Federal Government wants to throw 700 billion dollars at the financial crisis to help fix it...what?! What does seven hundred billion dollars look like?? Well here's 315 billion...just add a few more dollars. This is nuts!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

US wins!

Awesome weekend of Ryder Cup! I thoroughly enjoyed every hole I watched...makes me want to go out and whack some golf balls. Oh wait...that's what I'm doing the next two days! It's the KBC Ministers Golf Tournament at Cherry Blossom golf course (G-Town). Yep, the next two days will be golf, some eating, hanging with some mentors, and more golf!

And just for the record...those who think, "Man you minister's got it made! What a schedule you keep, blah, blah, blah..." Phooey on need times like this or you get all stale inside and out! :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ryder Cup Baby

I posted awhileback that Holly got me two ticket's to the Tuesday Ryder Cup practice...dang, what a wife that I have! Thanks Bird!!

So Holly and I went up to the Ville on Monday night...stayed at mom' up early Tuesday morning and headed to Valhalla. We parked at the Fairgrounds and were transported to the course...the traffic scene was NUTS!

This was my third time to Valhalla and Holly's first...and it was super sweet! If you have never been to a PGA event you ought to go sometime...even if it's just for the scenery. The course was beyond finely would have never known the remnants from hurricane Ike were there.

And if you are unfamiliar with the Ryder Cup...well it's big, it's way beyond big. It's the Crème de la crème of golf tournaments, happens every two years, so almost Olympic like.

We saw all of the players on both sides, USA and the Europeans. Took some great pics, scored a few autographs and even got a picture with Butch Harmon (Tiger and Phil Mickleson's swing coach).

It ought to be a great weekend of golf...the Europeans have taken the US to school the last several Ryder Cups. I'll be watching this weekend...will you??

Friday, September 12, 2008

5 Random facts you may not know about me...

Okay here are five things that you may not know about me...

1. My favorite color is BLUE. You might find that to be odd, especially being a Cardinal fan and the fact that half our basement is painted Cardinal Red...but I've always liked the color blue (I have lots of blue blue that is!)

2. I am a serious house cleaner! Basically a neat freak at times. Yep, it may not always appear that way, but I am. I work and operate better when things are in order or clean. Today I'll spend sometime cleaning our house...and not just clean, but CLEAN baby. Maybe I have some OCD tendencies.

3. I tend to be a social introvert. Although I'm around people quite a bit in what I do, sometimes large crowds intimidate me.

4. I wanted to be a State Trooper. The main reason why I came to Eastern Kentucky University was to be a state trooper. I was one of those, "When I grow up, I want to be a policeman" kids. After my freshman year at EKU I sensed and heard God's calling to go into ministry. But I still need my COPS fix every now and then!

5. My first kiss. I never had kissed a girl until my sophomore year in high school. The word got out within our youth some friends "arranged" my first kiss with Jill Wells. Man, I was CLUELESS!! Ask sometime and I'll share the story...but I was really, really clueless!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Blog Sitemeter

So I added another way to track those who enter into the domain of "The Semi-Daily What Up?" Sitemeter is a pretty cool add on and the best part about's free!

Sitemeter shows how many folks visit your page, how long they view your blog, favorite is how it can track the location of people who view your are a few of those locations...pretty interesting:

Richmond, KY (duh)
Louisville, KY
Nicholasville, KY
Danville, KY
Clayton, NC
Lexington, KY
Bridgewater, NJ
Columbus, OH
Manchester, United Kingdom
Tyler, TX
Lincoln, NE
Mt. Sterling, KY
Chattanooga, TN
Blue Ridge, GA
Shepherdsville, KY
Phoenix, AZ
Little Rock, AK
Denver, CO

Where were you?

Tuesday morning seven years ago I dropped Bryan off at school. I forgot his lunch so I ran home to get it and then head in to the office. When I got home I had the Today show on and for the next 4-5 hours I was in front of the TV watching everything unfold. I remember that our church was in the middle of a revival, a group from Atlanta was with us...I came over to the church just to be around some people...we continued to watch on TV.

I remember five years ago Holly and I were in New York City for our 10th anniversary...we walked down to ground zero...even after several years passing the area was still very solemn.

I've got a dvd called "911"...I typically watch it every anniversary. It's a dvd filmed by two brothers who just happened to catch everything on film. It's sad to watch, but I feel like I need to, I guess to continue to remember.

I remember seeing the statistics of how many people turned to the church for answers, they turned to God looking for something that made sense of this. Numbers were way up in churches all across the land...people looking for peace.

Pray for those families who lost loved ones...pray that people who are "lost" would be found.

Where were you September 11th, 2001?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Excited About the Upcoming Election?

I'm already looking forward to the election being over that both parties have selected running mates, conventions are over...let the slinging of mud begin! That's why I'm looking forward to this being over with.

Get ready for all the promises that each candidate will make...both sides will talk about change...slanderous statements will be made by both sides...they will continue to talk about change, change, change.

Lowering gas prices, tax breaks, health care, foreign policy, protecting the unborn, unemployment, the rich, the poor...again, the underlying theme will involve change in these particular areas.

NOTHING will change in D.C. until hearts change...hearts that have been changed by the grace and blood of Jesus Christ. That's all I've got to say about that.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Star Wars Week continues

We started Star Wars week a few weeks ago...tonight...The Empire Strikes Back. I remember when I saw this as a kid and how sad I was when I left the theater because at the close of this episode the Empire has a strong grip around the rebels, Han had been frozen by Darth and Luke finds out who his father was a bummer time for the Rebel army. sniff~sniff

May the Force be with You!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Adoption Process

After much prayer and seeking God's direction for us and adoption...we are starting the adoption steps for a little girl in Ethiopia. Why Ethiopia? One reason is here...two, we both have a tremendous amount of peace as to this particular country. And let me tell's a very cool peace! It's peace that helps make everything make's a peace that excites us when we think about a little girl from's truly a peace that comes from God.

We ask that you once again pray along with us in this's been an incredible ride thus far, I know in the end we'll look back and see God's hand in every step.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Star Wars Week

Last week Holly suggested, "Hey why don't we watch all the Star Wars through six!" I was like...for real?? And then my love for Holly went up several more notches! She's a Star Wars chick! WOW!

So last week we started...we are up to Star Wars: A New Hope, about half way through. Oh and it's good stuff...the story never gets old to me. So we have two more left after we finish #4.

In my opinion the original three whoop up all over the "new ones"...especially in the acting. Favorite character?? Hands down Han Solo! Favorite line?? Too many to list Favorite Villan?? Bobba Fett Favorite of all the movies?? A New Hope

Our next movie marathon?? We're thinking Harry Potter...I love that Ron Weasley!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Long Season...Loyal Fan...

To sum up yesterday's UL/UK game in a word, yet alone in a phrase is very difficult. It was beyond UGLY...nothing IMPRESSIVE.
INEXPERIENCED...SHAKY...BORING...WORRISOME...Making me miss Brohm, Douglass and Urittia in a real bad way. Ummmm...TERRIBLE comes across my mind. UGLY, SUSPECT, DREADFUL...the list could go on and on.

Both teams really stunk...UL just stunk more. Both defenses were impressive...but bottom line it's going to be a L-O-N-G season for both teams!

BUT! I am not a bandwagon fan...I'll be cheering them on next Saturday against Tennessee Tech. Go Cards!