Saturday, March 18, 2006
The following pictures were taken at last evening's concert at Canon City (CO) Church of the Nazarene. We had a fantastic time. More importantly, 3 people gave their lives to Christ. A great night!
It was awesome to see my good friends, Aaron and Cherylyn Horn, and their cute girls, Alyssa and Kinley. Doran and I had a lot of fun catching up with all the new events happening in their lives. Aaron worked with both of us on the youth staff at Grace. He has just started the ministerial program at Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs.
He took a lot of these pictures.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
I heard from one of my best friends in college a couple of weeks ago. Mark Burley and I traveled in quartet together for a year and laughed through several college classes. Mark is the best PR guy I have ever seen. Nobody makes friends as quickly as Mark. As an aside note, he's a serious basketball player. He's swatted several of my shots. I also traveled with Jana in choir. She was one of the greatest choir members due to her awesome personality. She laughed at my jokes, which automatically makes her a member of my inner circle.
It's great to be able to see what God is doing in the lives of my friends. Mark is coaching high school basketball at a Christian school in MO in addition to asking clients, "What can brown do for you?".
Mark reminded me of a funny story from our quartet days. Our quartet was huge, I mean HUGE! Mark was 6'7", Mike and Dave were at least 6'3", and Phil and I were 6'0". We also weighed several pounds apiece. We arrived at a church in Loveland, OH and found a sign on the platform that read "800 lbs. weight limit on platform". That night more than half a ton of flesh caused the platform to bend, but it didn't break (fortunately!).
As two elderly women walked into the lobby where we had our product table set up, one said sweetly to the other: "Oh, isn't that nice. They sell CDs."
Yeah, OK. We're all out of 8-tracks (the Waggoner family still has a few available, however).
We have arrived to the time of year where I become virtually useless. I love March Madness! It's become an annual tradition to fill out brackets with all my buddies from GBS. We maintain standings and talk a lot of trash. The highest I've ever finished is 2nd. This year, we have about 20 people vying for bragging rights. My final four includes Duke, Gonzaga, Conneticut, and Boston College, with UConn winning it all.
I'm already second-guessing my Gonzaga pick not to mention Boston College. I am currently in 3rd place, so we'll see what happens.
There's not a chance in the world that they'll get past the top 32, but go IU!