some updates

22 02 2009

Wow. It has been so long since I posted. We had layoffs at work a few weeks back and I have been incredibly busy ever since.

We got new phones, and this one has wifi. So, I am posting my first post from my phone. We got Palm Treos and I really like mine.

Our old college friend is in town for several weeks. Something about him brings out the laughter in both of us. He is going through some tough stuff, so I offered to have him come stay with us for a while as a sort of retreat and time of renewed perspective. And he took me up on it. I am glad to have him here.

Our church plant is going really well. It is so fun to be a part of something so new and authentic and to see real progress in the lives of people in our neighborhood. It has been fun to see certain things start to click with our kids.

I am sorry for the scattered post, but it feels good to write again.





5 year old in our house

5 02 2009

Today, I am the dad of a 5 year old.  The last 5 years has been an adventure.  I sure do love my little boy.

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Progress

3 02 2009

I haven’t had a lot to say lately…sorry.

But, this morning, as I was catching up on my blog reading, a new thought struck me.

Two years ago, when Indianapolis and Chicago met in the Super Bowl, the big talk leading up to the game was the two black coaches.  Never before had a black man coach his team to the Super Bowl, and in that year, two of them accomplished the feat.  I must have heard this topic discussed a hundred times in the two weeks leading up to the big game.  And, of course, Tony Dungee went on to become the first african american man to actually win the Super Bowl.02032009-tomlin

Sunday, Mike Tomlin, became the second African American coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory.  And, you know what?  Maybe it’s just me, but I haven’t heard a single mention of that fact.  I have heard all about his leadership, his youth, the way he relates to the players.  But, not a single utterance of the fact that he is black.  In just two short years, this has gone from an historic headline that dominated the media to a relative afterthought.

And, you know what?  I am glad.  I am celebrating the fact that the color of a man’s skin has gone more or less unnoticed while his achievement has not.  That, to me, is progress.