Friday, February 24, 2006


Many of you are probably aware that I am the leader (with Delilah) of the college age group at our church. I am enjoying it. I have the challenge of bringing a challenging lesson each Sunday to the class. It is a big challenge to do this. My desire is to have a relevant but challenging message to bring to them. Here in lies the problem with the situation. We have subscribed to a program that sends out a box of stuff geared to this age group once every two months. Unfortunately they send these great books. I want to use these books for class, but it takes much time to go through a chapter and condense it down to one lesson for a Sunday.
As I am writing this post, I realize I must take a book and use it for Sunday morning class. No excuses.


Oh the book is Redefining Life: My Purpose

Miller Out-

Monday, February 20, 2006

Elise, Jude and the temper

I took Elise to the doctor today, she had a cough for most of this weekend. The doctor said she is fine and we just need to monitor her cough. She was really good at the doctor's office. She has been a great baby. A complete opposite of Jude when he was this age. She sleeps through the night in her crib. Jude still doesn't sleep through the night and when he wakes up he comes to our bed. Not fun. But I must say he his getting a little better. He has gone back to his room after an hour or so cuddling with mommy and daddy.
Jude is developing a bad temper. He is developing a temper like I have had. Saturday Delilah and Justiene left to go somewhere. Jude through the biggest fit I have seen him have. He through his sippy cup at the front door, he then picked it up and with sippy cup in his hand was hitting the door with his sippy cup. I picked Jude up and carried him into his bedroom. He was screaming the whole time. When I got him to his room he threw his sippy cup again. I told him, "You pick up your sippy cup right NOW" amazingly he did pick up his sippy cup and came over to me, he actually started to calm himself down. He knew I was serious and wasn't going to take anymore from him. After that point he was pretty good for the rest of the evening.
Oh the joys of parenting.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Daytona 500

Today is the first day of the new NASCAR season. The Daytona is the biggest race of the season it happens to be the first race of the year. A grand beginning to the new season. Go Ryan Newman. Many people find it to be a boring sport to watch. It is if all you do is just watch the race. There is so much more to the sport than the race itself. There is the race within the race which is the race on pit road. It's a very exciting event. You have to follow NASCAR to really good a feel for the sport. I am a big Ryan Newman fan. But, I must admit, Tony Stewart is been growing on me. Newman drives the #12 Alltel Dodge Charger. Tony drives the #20 Home Depot Chevy.
Unfortunately NASCAR is big money from corporations. I'm not fond of that part of it but it keeps the cars racing. Go Newman.

Friday, February 17, 2006


How cold is to cold to go Geocaching? I am suppose to cache hunting Saturday with a friend but the temp is suppose to be a high, yes a high of 15 and the wind chill is suppose to be -1. I'm sorry but I think we will have to cancel the hunt. I value my toes and fingers. Besides, Nascar season has started and it would be much more fun to watch the Busch race instead of freezing the fornorkle off.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Burning Furnace

While getting ready for work today I realized I didn't post anything about my exciting trip to 2 power plants. I woke up at 4 am in Friday morning because I had to be at (future) bosses house at 5 am. Before heading to bed Thursday night I said a simple little prayer, "Lord, allow me to wake up at 4 am and not be late" and what do you know, I actually woke up at 3:56 am with out my alarm going off. Not only that, I was wide awake and in a good mood. For those of you that don't know, I am not a morning person it usually take me about 2 hours before I am actually awake. We left the bosses house at 5 am in arrived at our first power plant Muskingum (sp?) around 8 am. Now, I don't know if you've ever been to a power plant to see one up close an personal, but they are huge, intimidating. We got our security clearance and drove on through the gate and to the power plant, I forget which unit it was. We park the car get out and go into the building. Loud, loud, loud is all I can say. The boss had to replace a part on a boiler so we had to go down one floor to get to the boiler. It was warm, actually felt good because it was so cold outside. Everything was pretty dirty. We took care of business and went on our way. We were scheduled to be at the Conesville Plant after 12 so we had sometime to burn. We ate late breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Very yummy. We arrived at Conesville. Once again the intimidation factor set in. We recieved our security clearance and headed on our way to our entrance. This time we had to go up in the building. About 4 floors. This plant seemed to be much louder than the last one. We ride the elevator up and entered the control one to drop our coats off before getting on the elevator again to go up. When we stepped off the elevator the heat hit you. It was hot. We walked over to the boilers and it got hotter. It was probably around 100 degree by the first boiler. We then walked over to another section of the plant and the heat was intense, I'm talking about it took you breath away from you. Probably around 140. All I could think about besides look down through the grated floor to the bottom floor was about Shedrach, Meshach, and Abendego (sp?), you see in the Old Testament these three guys refused to worship King Nebakenzer (sp?) so the king told his workers to increase the heat on the furnace by 7 times. When the guards took the three men to the furnace some of them persished because of the extreme heat. In the end the three guys were not harmed because of their faith in God. God protected them while in the furnace. Amazing faith.

Talk to you later.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

It's been a while

Yes, it has been a while since my last post. I haven't kept up on my blog like I wanted to, I guess sometimes things get in the way. I still am planning to write more about the church and etc. I do have a new job. It is working at Control Systems Company. I will be the administrative assistant for the National Project Manager which also happens to be the head of sales for the company. I am suppose to start the First of April. I wish I would be able to start sooner like the first of March sounds good to me. On February 10 I will be heading to two power plants. One is on the Muskingum River close to WV border, and the other is in Cochoton (sp?) We will be leaving at 5 in the morning. Oh my, I haven't been up that early since, well, I'm not sure when I was last up that early. I am really excited about this new opportunity.
I have or might have the opportunity to move to the Atlanta area. It all depends on the National Project Manager. CSC has given him a tremendous opportunity. If it happens we will probably make the move sometime around April of 2007. Please pray that the right decision is made. We won't know until August this year what decision has been made. We have put off looking for houses around here until August. Other than that I don't think there is really anything else to write about. I will probably post Friday night or Saturday morning to share my experiences regarding the power plant trip.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Setting the Foundation

During the times when the Bible was written the Christian church met in each others homes. Very similar to the way the Amish do it now a-days, (I know this because of my Amish heritage). Today most all churches meet in a church building. Although newer churches do meet in homes or other places until they are able to purchase there own building for their use. Each and every church must have elders. How many elders a church has depends on the size of the church.

According to the Bible the responsibilities of elders are:
*teach and preach (I Timothy 3:2; 5:17)
*direct the affairs of the church (I Timothy 3:5; 5:17)to Shepard "pastor" the flock of *God (Acts 2:28)
*guard the church from errors (Acts 20:28-31)

Based on my interpretations of the preceding verses there are three vital positions that must be filled as elders. The first position is the pastor/preacher each pastor/preacher is an elder. The second position and third position can be combined because I feel they are closely related. This position would act as a business magnet for the church. Business managers would direct the affairs of the church and make sure the church is kept from making errors.

The qualifications for an elder can be found in I Timothy 3. It is very good list of qualifications.

I will discuss the importance of deacons in the near future, it goes along with elders but they fulfil a different area of importance.