Monday, January 23, 2006


As if anyone really reads this blog, but I'll say it here anyway. There is just too much going on in life right now to spend short and valuable time blogging. Once the merry-go-round stops or slows down, perhaps I'll be back. But for now, I'm just not feeling the necessity to write and maintain this blog. To my half dozen readers...pick up the phone and give me a call or we can discuss stuff over coffee at mi casa!

Go Steelers! (my #2 team behind the Kansas City Chiefs)
Go Jimmy Johnson (NASCAR's #48 Lowes Chevrolet) and Kyle Petty (#45)!
Go Dodgers!
Go Huskers! sign those recruits and get ready to run the table in '06!

Consider eternity, consider you're purpose in life, please the Lord in all things. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you!


Monday, January 09, 2006

Better coffee cheaper for the asking at Starbucks!

Want a better cup-o-joe at Starbucks for cheaper than what you normally pay? Just ask! Check it out here. Actually, I simply prefer the Venti "drip" at $1.80 anyway, but the "short cappacino" sounds better if I drank those...who wants to drink a glass full of warm milk/cream? Just give me the nectar baby! (couple shots of espresso, tiny bit of cream/foam).

The end of the procrastination trail

Time to pick up the old outlines and study materials so I can finally put that baby bar behind me. As most of you know, due to unforeseen circumstances, I cancelled and then put off the last two baby bar exams (June and October 2005). I'll sign up for and take the June 2006 FYLSX. The results of which won't be known until on or about August 11th. I've taken some of the second year courses already so I'm not that far behind even after my hiatus from school to recollect some sanity. I'm not looking forward to the endless nights and guzzeling Starbucks coffee until a hole has been burned into the lining of my stomach. But this to shall pass. The hard part is the darn general bar exam sometime in or around 2009. Taking the last semester off has refreshed me and helped me to focus on priorities. My new mantra is "Focus and Finish". Focus on the baby bar and what it takes to "finish" the job (passing). Then we'll work on finishing my J.D. and worry about the general bar exam. With God, all things are possible!

Friday, January 06, 2006

The Best Bible Commentary

Four pastors were discussing the merits of the various translations of the Bible. One liked a particular version best because of its simple, beautiful English. Another preferred a more scholarly edition because it was closer to the original Hebrew and Greek. Still another liked a contemporary version because of its up-to-date vocabulary.
The fourth minister was silent for a moment, then said, "I like my mother's translation best." Surprised, the other three men said they didn't know his mother had translated the Bible. "Yes," he replied. "She translated it into life, and it was the most convincing translation I ever saw."

Instead of discussing translation preferences, this pastor reminded them that the most important focus should be learning God's Word and doing it. That was the top priority of Ezra's life. As a scribe, he studied the Law, obeyed it, and taught it to the Israelites (Ezra 7:10). For example, God commanded His people not to intermarry with neighboring nations who served pagan gods (9:1-2). Ezra confessed the nation's sin to God (9:10-12) and corrected the people, who then repented (10:10-12).
Let's follow Ezra's example by seeking the Word of God and translating it into life.

The best commentary on the Bible is a person who puts it into practice.

This devotional from the Daily Bread, 1/6/06, struck a chord with me. About 50% of the time, I'm bent towards a more intellectual approach to Christianity and the Bible. The other 50% of the time I'm bent towards a more simpler, practicle approach. Both have their place and both are good. But the lesson re-iterated today is, the best bible commentary is a person who puts it into practice. Without putting the bible into practice, neither approach is any good at all.

False alarm

Nothing cooking in the oven. Momma is upset. I have no comment at this time :!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

What's that cooking in the oven?

My better half pregnant? No way! Maybe. We were'nt trying..."it just happened"! We'll know in a few days. More later.

Politics schmolitics...

Politicians and the political community are so disappointing. Can you say corruption? It doesn't matter what party you're talking about. Chances are, somewhere along the line, someone you believe in and support will let you down. The Abramoff scandal is just another in a long line of corruption cases. It won't be the last. In the end, politics is about power and money. If you don't have either one of those, you're not going to get in the're just a squirrel trying to get a nut! I'll stand up in the public square for what I believe is right and for the common good, but I'll invest my time and money in things that generate a better return on the hearts and souls of my children and my wife; sharing the gospel; living a life that pleases God, etc.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Told you so!

Texas won 41-38. Great game. Lived up to the hype. Vince Young was The Man! I see a huge problem though. Both USC and Texas are on Nebraska's schedule next year. Ouch!

Pictures of mi familia and stuff...

Sis with Big Bro
Here's Little Guy with his kitty cat
My better half and future Heisman Trophy winner

Scurilous Prediction

I'm not a USC fan. Neither am I a fan of fact, I despise Texas! They're our Big 12 nemesis. But, due to the fact that Texas is from the Big 12 and I don't want USC to be the first to win three national championships in a row, I'll be ever so quietly pulling for Texas. I think they are a pretty solid team all the way around. USC definitely hasn't played anyone of their caliber all year. Hence...

Texas 34
USC 28

By the way, only four teams have won back to back championships twice: Alabama, Oklahoma, USC and NEBRASKA. Looking forward to September 16, 2006 wherein the Huskers blow into town to pummel the Trojans!