May 16, 2005

Weekend Ramblings...

My weekend was crazy-busy, but good! Our church puts on a car show every year to raise funds for various needs and yesterday was the big day! We had over 130 of the most beautiful hot rods and custom cars and hundreds of spectators. It's always a lot of fun to see so many people come out and contribute to a worthy cause.

This year, we are allocating most of our earnings towards a project in Haiti. As you know, Haiti is a very poor, very volatile country. This past year was especially difficult with political unrest and hurricanes devastating this small island. We are putting together a team of mostly men and supplies, then will be sending them to help build a church for these good people.

After church this morning, Rocket Man took me out to lunch because he said I looked too cute to take home. (YAY HIM FOR BEING SWEET!) I've been doing the low-carb thing for forever and a day and I'm bored to deeeeath of it! A friend and I decided we were going to try something different starting with a cranberry juice detox so I ate like a woman who hasn't eaten bread in a year! ha! We went to Chili's and I got the chipotle blue cheese and bacon burger and LOTS of fries AND a small caesar salad AND dessert! Oy....i felt HORRIBLE afterwards and now i can't WAIT to start detoxing tomorrow!!!

Tonight we gathered at the Arco Arena where the Sacramento Kings play and listened to a man by the name of Jackson Senyonga share what God has been doing in Uganda. He is a pastor of over 40,000 there! Does that number just blow you away or what? Just a few years ago, over 1/3 of their population had AIDS. Today less than 5% of them are infected with this horrible disease. It was very inspiring and very encouraging to see what is happening in this small country in Africa. If you get a chance to hear him as he travels the country, make every attempt to do so; your life will be changed.

I remembered a few days ago that I was supposed to get my drivers license renewed last week. Man, I hope I don't have to pay extra because I let it expire. And I have to take a new picture. Won't that be fun! :-|

Rocket Man is going to San Diego for the week on Tuesday. There's something morally and ethically wrong about him going without me. I miss him already.

In this morning's sermon, I was reminded of a scripture (Proverbs 19:17) that says:
He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, And He will pay back what he has given.
I like knowing God is indebted to me. It's very cool.

My friend Casey has an interview Monday morning with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He's a writer and has been interning with various NFL teams. If you get a chance, go wish him well...then you can say you knew him before he became Mistah Big Shot. ;-)

Well...I guess it's time for bed. Hope you all like the new digs. And if you don't, blame Jim! haha!


Posted by PamCHBF at May 16, 2005 01:58 AM

*bakes little cake for Pam's mom*

39 candles, right? ;-)

Posted by: Harvey at May 16, 2005 08:12 AM

Harvey, Niiiiiice. Kiss up.

Pam, Isn't Rocket Man supposed to say "You look so cute I want to take you straight home!"? Hubba hubba.

Posted by: jonag at May 16, 2005 11:26 AM

That was me, just getting used to the new digs I guess.

Posted by: jonag at May 16, 2005 11:26 AM

Hey! Why isn't it printing my name?????


Posted by: jonag at May 16, 2005 11:27 AM

Oh I get it, you have to put your cursor over the blank spot where the name is to make it visible. That's dumb.

Posted by: jona at May 16, 2005 11:29 AM

Harvey....I hope it's carrot cake!!! :-D

Jona, that line only works when all the kids are gone. which ain't often enough! ;-)

Oh...and that disappearing name trick is kinda interesting. I wonder what other oddities we have around here. hehe...

Posted by: Pam at May 16, 2005 02:31 PM

Careful Pam,
God is a debtor to no one. Consider that He is asking to give what He has already given to you. Therefore he owes you nothing. :-)


Posted by: jag12357 at May 16, 2005 10:07 PM

Ouch, who was that? Reading blogs at work? And he gets on my case about my computer habits! Hmpf!

Posted by: jona at May 16, 2005 10:46 PM

"He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, And He will pay back what he has given."

His words, not mine, Joey. :-)

Posted by: Pam at May 16, 2005 10:48 PM

Agruing on the internet is alot like being in the special olympics.............
Your words are what concerned me, not his words. Thats all.


Posted by: Joey at May 17, 2005 11:30 PM

Chill out dude.

Posted by: kball at May 18, 2005 08:56 AM

Here is a thousand dollars, I know how much you need it.
Consider it a free gift because I care about you.
Aren't I great and aren't you grateful?

Now give me $1000.
You don't want to?
You already spent some?
You paid bills and bought food???
Look, I am only asking for what I gave you in the first place. So what's your problem? Freakin' INGRATE!!!

Posted by: anonymous at May 18, 2005 06:01 PM

Looks like he touched a nerve.

Posted by: anonymous at May 18, 2005 09:24 PM

Joey, I think you may have mistaken my joyful expectation for the promised blessings of God as arrogance. I assure you that I am aware that everything I have, I have because He is good and merciful and kind and not because I am deserving of such favor. All the glory is His!

Posted by: Pam at May 18, 2005 10:29 PM

I didn't realize I was kicking a hornets nest.
I just sounded a little off, thats all.

Sola Deo Gloria

Posted by: Joey at May 19, 2005 12:20 AM

I don't get it....what's going on here?

Just kiss and make up you ding-dongs!

Posted by: jona at May 19, 2005 01:40 AM

Yeah he touched a nerve. Shovelling the same horse crap that religion has been shovelling for years.
"I am bigger, stronger and smarter than you. I will take from you whatever, and treat you HOWever, I want. Just be grateful I don't smash you like a bug. BTW, you need to love me or else!"
I've known a bully or two in my time, but the way modern religion portrays God takes the cake.

Posted by: anonymous at May 19, 2005 06:35 PM

Ok, so I'm a post late and thought I'd comment crash by saying welcome to the neighbourhood!
I've always been a little behind in greeting new people, i tend to hover at the back of the crowd and wait until everybody else has dispersed...

So yes, you're a MuNuvian now, and in true MuNuvian style all I have to say now is...

... YAY!!!

And I'm done :)


Posted by: Lemurgirl at May 19, 2005 08:06 PM

Dear anonymous,

While Pam and I may be debating a fine point of syntax, be assured that the God of the Bible has much grace for being all powerful, all knowing, and all present. We are all deserving of death because of the sinfulness that we inherited from Adam. It is only through his grace and mercy that salvation thorough Jesus Christ was acheived for our rebellion. Find peace in knowing that God has put forth a solution to our predicament and that salvation is very near to you. Pam is a dear friend of mine and knows that in my self-righteousness I can get carried away at times and that I only need an occational bonk on the head to bought back into line. Don't continue to hate God for that. I think that if you were willing to read the Gospel of John, you may see a picture of
our God and Savior that apparently you haven't seen before.


Posted by: Joey at May 19, 2005 10:20 PM

Hey Pam! Remember the time you bonked Joey on the head and he got mad??? Hehe.

Posted by: jona at May 19, 2005 10:40 PM

Soooo, my dad's dad's dad does something bad and I have to be punished (by DEATH, no less) for it??

Hmmm....sounds like a very interesting justice system you have going there.

As a sidenote, I am quite familiar with John's works. But I have never said a word against God, so why would you assume I hate him?

And finally, what does your relationship with Pam have to do with this conversation?

Posted by: anonymous at May 19, 2005 11:31 PM

I'm done.

Posted by: Joey at May 19, 2005 11:54 PM

Hey anonymous, here are your answers:
1st paragraph: Yes, unfortunately
2nd paragraph: Not Joey's justice system, but God's (take it up with Him).
3rd paragraph: You apparently are NOT familiar with John's work or you wouldn't have needed someone to answer the first two paragraphs for you.
4th paragraph: Since Joey and Pam have been friends with each other since they were both a couple of pimply faced, nose pickin' teenagers, they are free to work things out the same way they have for over 20 years. It's okay, so you can stop fretting now.

Posted by: jonag at May 20, 2005 12:20 AM

Let's see, how is it done? Oh, yes

One- Didn't know you were involved in this conversation but...okay. And I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Two- Okay then, interesting justice system you perceive as being God's.

Three- Actually I am quite familiar with John's works. I just find your interpretation of his works to be very....umm...let's just call it "interesting."

Four- Again with the relationship with Pam thing. Where did I ever bring that into the conversation? Geez.

You and Joey both seem to take yourselves quite seriously. Might want to talk to a therapist about that.

Posted by: anonymous at May 20, 2005 01:29 AM

Pretty funny coming from someone who butted into the original conversation. And why so hostile from the very beginning? And why "anonymous? are you new to blogs and think that everyone will find out your idenitity? I am curious about what your background is that you would call an orthdox reading of scripture, "interesting"? You seem to be having trouble following the discussion. Can you make an answer without making infamitory remarks? A well reasoned answer would be appreciated. What must someone do to be saved?


Posted by: Joey at May 20, 2005 03:07 AM

hey folks! I've been watching this conversation for a few days and while I'm more than happy to have people "discourse" (haha look at me! I'm a JEWISH SCHOLAR!)there comes a point when it is no longer productive. I believe we've reached that point, so i'm respectfully closing the comments section. Thanks for playing everybody! HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Posted by: at May 20, 2005 11:05 AM