Habitat Update

November 26, 2008

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On Sunday, the local Habitat for Humanity home was completed.  It was a privilege to share in the construction process along with the Cross Point family and Dickson community.  It’s a pretty good looking place.  I couldn’t have built anything nicer – especially given the two-week time frame that Habitat successfully managed.  Who am I kidding?  I couldn’t build a house like this even if i was given ten years.  I’m not so handy around the tool box.

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Doggie Update

November 20, 2008

Per your request – here are a few photos

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We’re still unsure of his name.  Still in the running are – Charlie, Elmer, Chester, Shadow, Dyson, LeRoy, and Dog.  He has yet to respond to any of these options.  He doesn’t read or write either.  But don’t go questioning his intellect.  He has already shown an appreciation for Carolina basketball.  He’s going to do just fine.   

SHOULD YOU CONSIDER PACKING A GIFT-FILLED SHOEBOX FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD?

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I’M GOING TO SAY – YES.

Here Boy. Here ???

November 18, 2008

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Rhonda & I need your assistance.  Over the weekend, we adopted a new pet.  We’d been talking about the scenario for some time.  On Saturday, we trekked over to the Dickson Humane Society and discovered the perfect fit for the Roberts household.  Our parents will think that we’ve lost our minds.  Perhaps so – but at least this endeavor will better prepare us for parenthood – should that day ever arrive.  The ladies at the DHS call our dog-to-be “Lucky.”  We’re not so confident that Lucky knows that his name is Lucky.  Therefore, we’re considering alternative names for our dog.  We don’t take possession of our little canine friend until Wednesday afternoon due to a mandatory visit to the veterinarian.  We’ve got about thirty hours to determine what we’ll call him.  Any ideas?    

Scavenger Hunt

November 11, 2008

This is our backyard.

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This our neighbor’s backyard.

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Our yard seems so boring in comparison.

Our neighbors recently positioned their inflatable turkey to satisfy the needs of an area youth group.  Apparently the students were competing in a photo scavenger hunt.  I’m not sure how many points the turkey was worth – but I thought it was pretty funny to watch them scurry about and jockey for a quick photo with the giant, glow in the dark bird.  Have you ever participated in a scavenger hunt?  What was the craziest thing you had to located?    

Time Well Spent

November 10, 2008

Over the weekend, we had the opportunity to partner with Habitat for Humanity.  It was incredible to watch the progress made in a few short hours.  Thanks for serving, giving, praying, and cheering this effort on.  Great Job!  Here are some photos from the day.     

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Operation Christmas Child

November 5, 2008

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This weekend (at Cross Point), we shared with you a number of missions opportunities for your consideration.  You quickly stormed the Connecting Points table to “adopt” children from the Wheelwright, KY community.  You blew us away earlier this year when your generosity was made evident as you supplied back-to-school items for this same region.  Another project/ministry effort that is particularly worthwhile (in my humble opinion) is Operation Christmas Child.  Many of you picked up informational brochures for this ministry as well.  If you haven’t done so already – let me encourage you to learn more about this global effort @ http://www.samaritanspurse.org.  In 2007, I had the privilege of traveling with Samaritan’s Purse to share in the distribution of shoebox gifts.  Children (and families) all over the world are discovering the hope made available through Christ as a result of these simple gifts.  Here are a few pictures from that trip.   

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