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When you spend too much time on rollercoasters, you start thinking in strange ways.  I ran across these things this morning- pondering the absurdity and irony.

Three prosperity churches are filing for bankruptcy and/or selling their facilities.

  • Church Without Walls International in Tampa is facing foreclosure.  Since the White’s divorce things have gone south of the border financially.
  • Bishop Thomas Weeks II was removed from the Global Destiny Ministries property, owing more than $500k in back rent.  How do you owe half a million dollars in rent???  This transpired in the midst of a service.  Priceless.  He also divorced his popular “preacher wife” Juanita Bynum.
  • Cathedral at Chapel Hill, founded by the oft accused of adultery Bishop Earl Paulk, has put its unique gothic building up for sale.  With the numerous sex scandals, and his son’s further departure from orthodox Christianity (3 cheers for universalism) have emptied the congregation.  They have fallen into debt, and the building into disrepair.

Christian online dating service, eHarmony, is being forced to launch a site for homosexuals.  The New Jersey Civil Rights division brought action against them based on a complaint.  I’m not sure what I’d do if I were Neil Clark Warren.  I might just say – too bad, how sad- and close up shop since it isn’t worth the headache, or the guilt of facilitating sin.

In the “it doesn’t fit, but hey” catagory- A 13 year-old boy was arrested for persistently passing gas in school in Stuart, FL.  Was that a 911 call?  Will we be hearing that absurd call on the TV?  Actually, he also turned off other students’ computers.  The “school resource officer” arrested the scofflaw.

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A friend provided 2 comp tix for Universal Studies.  I had never been to Islands of Adventure, and really wanted to spend a day on the rollercoasters.  So my friend Danny and I headed north today to enjoy said rollercoasters.  It was a perfect day- 60’s and sunny with little to no wind.  There were not many people either.  We usually waited for less than 15 minutes, at times not waiting at all.

We started on the Incredible Hulk Coaster.  I was not sure what to expect, so when the car shot to about 40 MPH in 2 seconds while ascending the hill I was surprised enough to shout an explicative.  Hulk was a blast, with top speeds of 67 MPH and 7 inversions.  The 2nd time we were in the first row.  As we shot up that hill and I saw the quick inversion I had to close my eyes.  Too much for me.  We hit Hulk 4 times.

Dueling Dragons was a blast was well.  We started on Ice, and sat in the front row.  That was intense!  We immediately went on Fire.  We decided we liked Ice a little better since you approach the castle wall.  The Dragons go as high as 125 feet and 55 MPH.  There are several inversions, and a number of rolls as the dragons pass withing 18 inches of each other 3 times.  We rode Dueling Dragons 4 times.  So, we figure we were probably spun upside down about 40 times today.  And our voices were hoarse from screaming.  We routinely stopped to see the pictures.  Danny’s arms were routinely in the air and his mouth wide open in mid-yell.  My hands were routinely gripping the harness tightly and I was smiling.

In addition, we rode Spider-Man twice.  The second time was because 1) we rode Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges and got utterly soaked and 2) the temperature had quickly dropped.  We wanted to dry off & warm up from the flames during Spider-Man.  As a result, we rode in the front.  The 3-D effects were cool.  Despite our best efforts to dry off, our pants were still largely wet when we arrived home.  A hot shower was in order.

We also got wet, though far less wet, and earlier in the day when it was warmer on the Jurassic Park River Adventure and Ripsaw Falls.

We rode the Storm Force Accelatron for a change of pace.  It was the crazy tea cups on steroids.  Solid but unspectacular ride.  Doctor Doom’s FearFall was anti-climatic.  I thought it would be like Tower of Terror except you can see how high up you were.  I don’t like free fall and went reluctantly.  I really wanted off before we went up.  Instead of slowly lifting us to the top and dropping us repeatedly (I was thinking I wouldn’t look), we shot up and bounced like on a bungee.  I was initially scared, but then said ‘That was it?!”  Sort of disappointing.

The only real disappointments were the Sinbad’s Voyage stunt show (Not so funny, and I’m really glad the kids weren’t there since they lit the witch on fire and she ran around for half a lifetime before diving into the pool.  Not kid fare.), and Poseidon’s Fury.

A great day, and some GREAT rollercoasters.  More than worth the free tix.  I’d pay to go back, as long as it was an off day so we could ride them as often as we did today.

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Here is one guy’s take on the election and its meaning.  The presentation is fun.

On a different note- at the end of Wednesday evening’s Law and Orderseason premiere we overheard the following: “Mr. McCoy, any truth to the rumor that you’ve been invited to join the Obama administration?”  Wonder if they had 2 different voice overs, or actually think Obama will have conservatives in his administration.  Just to make us go “hmmmm”.

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Being a dad is a magnificent thing.  My little girl is growing up WAY too fast.  Soon I’ll have to get a 9mm and work on the “Application to Date CavGirl” form. 

She went to a friend’s birthday party this past weekend where they all dressed up like beautiful little girls and acted like models.  She wasn’t too sure about that lipstick.  But I think she had a great time despite having that stuff on her lips.  They forgot the sparkle and CavWife decided that with a long car ride home, it was best not to have it put on anyway.

CavWife forgot the camera, but did have the new cell phone which has a camera.  So I still got to see how she looked since I was home with the boy.  Suddenly she is more interested in dresses.  It fits, she’s a bit of a diva.

It is moments like this that she brings such joy to my heart.  She can be so full of life and creativity.  It is great!

Then there is my Warrior.  CavBoy is a complete hoot.  He’s finally climbing out of the crib (hey, he’s short for his age!).  We’ve begun potty training- which is a bit of a trip.  He’s doing fairly well.  He tells us when the poop is coming- we just need a bit more warning.  He’ll get it.

But I think he’s going to be an MMA star one of these days.  Wrestling seems to come naturally to him.  When you pick him up, he goes limp making it harder to maneuver him.  He has already learned that the head controls the body and will stiff arm you as you play on the floor.  He’ll also use his forearm to apply pressure in unpleasant places. 

Don't Let the Shoes Fool You!

Do Not Let the Shoes Fool You!

I’m not sure how he learned this.  It’s not like I’m watching it and he’s sitting with me.  Maybe it’s in his Chinese DNA.  Or my imagination.  He likes to roll around on the floor with his sister, and with me.  He tries to play with the dog, but he’s too old and arthritic.  Too bad he missed Huck’s salad days.  Huck would have been excited to have this guy to play with.

Yes, those are his ‘big boy undies’.  He still has trouble getting all the way up in front.  CavWife thinks it is hilarious.  I shake my head in shame.

CavWife has pushed me into going onto Facebook.  As a result, most of these things (family oriented things) will be there.  I think I can upload more photos more easily (thanks to the glitches in the laptop’s security system that makes life difficult).  You can find both of us on Facebook.  I really hope it doesn’t suck up all our free time.

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Considering Clothing


Boston.com photo
Boston.com photo

There needs to be a law against this?  I just …. don’t …. understand …. why.

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Nehemiah’s enemies sought to promote fear.  Oddly, they feared him because they saw that he was getting the job done.  They knew they had to cripple or remove him somehow.  They sought to inspire fear in him & the people (the Hebrew word for fear is found in 6:9, 13,14 & 19).  Rather than fear man, Nehemiah feared God.  The tables are turned because after the wall is completed the surrounding nations were afraid.

One resource in exploring and addressing the fear of man is Ed Welch’s excellent book When People are Big and God is Small.  I can’t recommend it enough.

In doing some research for illustrations, I realized I wish I could play this Monty Python clip for them.

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Considering Reading Level


Contrary to what some people here in Polk County think … I’m not a genius.  Obviously.  I guess my quest to be readable has succeeded!

blog readability test

Movie Reviews

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