A new year!

We are now upon 2012!  I think back over the past couple years, and boy what a 2 years those have been.

  • September 12, 2009 – Met Cassie for our first date
  • September 4, 2010 – Married Cassie
  • November 21, 2011 – had our first child, Gracie

These years have been so blessed, with some of the most notable events of my life.

Not long after marrying Cassie, we started trying to have a baby.  Perhaps we were a bit impatient?  We both knew we wanted children and that we are not getting younger. Obviously there some things that are now more difficult for us to do now, but having children is more important. It is without regret that we now dive into this chapter of our life.

End of Love89

This week, we, a large body of people, found out that our home on the radio dial is turning over to a national broadcast. Love89 started 18 years ago, when I was in high school or somewhere thereabout.  It became a local station with local personalities a few years later. I started listening to it my sophomore year of high school, then later in college, it became my constant companion on the radio, in my car. The radio personalities on Love89 have been like an extension of my family for so many years. Today, they are saying fairwell on the air.  It is a time of joy and morning.  The joy is from knowing that things will change, and that God will be in the middle of it.  The morning is we don’t really know how God is going to work it.

In the middle of it all, we know that God is good, God loves us and you, and He will do immeasurably more and more wonderful things than we can even imagine.

Praise be to God!

Cooking

Cassie has given me a hard time when I try to explain how to make things in the kitchen. So, here is my recipe for cornbread.

Cornbread

  • Some cornmeal, preferably Three-Rivers (food city brand seems to have replaced it)
  • A little bit of sugar – optional
  • Stir the dry ingredient
  • An egg or two – optional – it makes it cake-y
  • Add milk till it is the consistency of that it should be.
  • Grease cast-iron skillet with shortening and/or oil.
  • Cook it in skillet on about 450F for till done. Best when medium brown and crispy.

Married Life

I am enjoying married life. If I could just get my wife awake in the mornings, everything would be just perfect. No, but seriously, I am enjoying the blessings and challenges that come with living with someone so closely. After almost 7 weeks, I still love and like Cassie. She is a good woman.

Web Hosts

I recently moved form WebHost4Life to DreamHost. Webhost4Life was a Windows host and my ~$5/month account was not worth much in the way of responsiveness or reliability. Even when I had a premium account it was never very fast. So far, Dreamhost has been very good.

“In Christ Alone”

One of my favorite songs, if not it.

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In Christ alone my hope is found, he is my light, my strength, my song,
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace, when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All, here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! Who took on flesh, fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness, scorned by the ones he came to save;
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied
for every sin on him was laid; here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground his body lay, Light of the World by darkness slain;
then bursting forth in glorious Day, up from the grave he rose again!
And as he stands in victory, sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
for I am his and he is mine, bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death, this is the pow’r of Christ in me;
from life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck me from his hand;
‘Til he returns or calls me home, here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand!

© 2001 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music, CCLI #74901