1. The podcast will go on, it's still on hiatus while Jeremy and I get ready to move. In case you don't know what I'm talking about and I don't know how many times I've mentioned it...
ok, maybe not that many but it feels like it...Jeremy and I are moving to Yukon. He has been working at Xerox for AppleCare (basically if you have a problem with your iStuff, you call there). We have placed a deposit on an apartment there in Yukon and hopefully we'll be able to move in sometime within the next week or so (I know I keep saying that but the people at the complex have to get everything nice and spruced up for us).
On that note, I will only give my exact address out to a certain group of people.
-- my family
-- those I do business with (SSI, DHS, US Cellular, etc)
-- my friends...including those who live in/around Yukon
-- SELECT people at First Christian Church (I'll get back to that later)
Getting back on the subject at hand, the podcast will continue once we get settled and internet up and operating, but I wanted to address a couple of things I had wanted/promised to do but never got around to doing.
-- I had wanted to record a review of "War Room". I saw where someone else had done one and posted it to YouTube, only to get a copyright strike on it -- for two guys sitting in a car talking about it. At any rate, if you haven't seen it yet you need to see it!!! It is impacting lives everywhere!!! I can't wait for it to come out on DVD!!! It will be a must purchase for sure.
-- I had also wanted to record and post an interview with former Tulsa sports radio host Chris Plank, who now is a full time part of the Sooner Sports Network crew. That never really got off the ground so my apologies for that. At least Chris didn't give me the cold shoulder about it unlike somebody else (not you, Cindy)
2. I've been holding my tongue on this one for a while. I had planned for my last Sunday at First Christian Church to be Sept. 13th...that was before hearing that not only the senior pastor Jeff McDowell resigned, but also Tamra Haskell (our children's minister). I will admit, I was shocked to hear that Jeff announced he resigned, but shock turned to being upset when he said that his resignation was immediate. I'm not going to mince words here...how that whole situation was handled was complete bullcrap. I don't know what all was done or said behind the scenes and I don't particularly care to know, but the way Jeff, Tammy and the boys were basically run out of town was stupid. Thankfully Antioch (where Jeff came from) graciously received him back.
I just pray that the elders of the church and the pulpit committee do seek God's direction in regards to finding a new pastor...and if need be, maybe some new elders too. Just sayin'!!!
As for having only select people from the church having my exact address...I realize I had showed some people in the class when we were in town for "War Room" where my brother and I will be living. I didn't say however that I would be doing what some people are claiming that I would do. I'll be glad if you come over, say hi, look around, visit and everything...I'm just not going to cook anything!!!
I had been stewing on this post for a couple of days now and am now glad I got it out of my system -- for one thing, I wanted to go at this with a lot more grace and civility than what was going through my head.
That's about it for now. Until next time...