Happy Thanksgiving To All

Nov 24, 2011 by

So many emotions flowing right now.  2011 has gone by in a literal flash with illnesses, work out of state, new clients here in town, time with my kids, time away from my kids, finishing a divorce, dealing endlessly in misery with my first wife, struggling with my weight, seeing new and old friends, and stepping away from some who I needed to let go of a long time ago.

The turkey is in the oven.  The girls will be arriving shortly.

I’m thankful to be alive.  I’m thankful for the food that’s being made, and thankful that God let me stick around on the planet a little longer.

I have a mission to fulfill.  So do you, that’s why we are here.

My wishes for each of you are the best of days, the happiest of holiday seasons, and the advice that no matter how murky or dark life may feel right now, so long as you know me, you have a friend, and a person with friends, is never without.

 

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Today is the Day, Dads, To Become COURAGEOUS

Sep 30, 2011 by

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Today is the day.

Not because the movie, Courageous is now in theaters nationwide.  But because today might be the last day you have to step forward and show those who mean the most to you, that you love them, that you love God, and that you’ll do whatever you can to move mountains for them.

Please, gather up the family and go to the movies.  If cost is an issue, go to a matinee, or call your local church and tell them you REALLY need to go see this movie, but with this economy what it is, you just can’t afford to. But do not make the mistake to not go see this incredible, life-changing film.

 

 

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Do you really want to see the OBL photos?

May 3, 2011 by

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For me, seeing a picture of Osama bin Laden‘s left upper brain quadrant missing isn’t going to do anything for me.  And if he was wrapped in a white sheet and set into the ocean, I don’t think there’s going to be much to watch there either unless his emanating energy like it was a Shroud of Turin–and God help us if that’s the case.  I’m not a conspiracy theorist and I learned a long time ago at a train accident that looking at a dead body doesn’t do anything to help me tell the story of the ultimate conclusion–Osama bin Laden is dead.

My suspicion is that the White House is gauging public opinion on the matter.  And they wanted to let the stories from yesterday clear before they released anything new.  (As George Carville said in the 1993 movie, The War Room, “No sense in letting this be a one-day story…..”

So, if the government releases his photos, what’s that going to do for you?

 

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Day 1 in Huntsville, AL: Do you say hi to others with a nice finger flick?

Mar 12, 2011 by

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Whew.  What a day it’s been.

I’m dead tired but have so many ideas and missions running thru my head.

One thing I realized tonight while driving out to my friends’ house.  I was driving down a two-lane road and the driver in a car coming toward me flicked his fingers up to say, “Hi.”  He didn’t know me, he was just saying, “Hi.”

I still do this in Dallas with police and obvious law enforcement types.  It’s something I picked up from living here in Alabama, but also just because of all those years working around police and state troopers.  You saw one, you give them a friendly flick of the fingers that means, “Hi,” and, “I see you.”

You don’t get that back in Dallas.  In fact, driving out here on the Interstate, I felt like either I was so focused on the issues at hand or I’ve gotten so jaded from living in a big city, that I’ve stopped looking over to the side when I passed cars.  Yesterday, I just drove on passed.

So, it’s been nice to be back.  I was driving through downtown Huntsville to get to my friends and was astonished that Highway 231 looks just as unfinished as it did back in 1998 when I was here the last time on the campaign trail.  I don’t get it.

Tomorrow’s another big day.

I need to stop and find a church in the a.m. and thank God for all he’s done for me.

Trying to wrap up two big video projects for two separate clients and the prospects are good for another new one.  God has opened so many doors for me the past few weeks.  It’s amazing when that starts to happen.  And it’s clear as a bell when it doesn’t.

 

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