Thursday, March 08, 2007

Comment Silence

I've just removed "word verification" from my Blogger comments. Ma Hoyt has informed me that she is unable to comment due to some problem with word verification. I'm sure there are many other people who have tried to leave me endearing comments but have run up against this same problem.

And here I thought the lack was because nobody liked me.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Prayer Request

The redbuds are letting us know that spring is just around the corner if not already here. I do feel sorry for my friends up north. (Of ocurse, come July, I feel sorry for myself.)

This is the time of year that teachers look for jobs for the coming fall. Rachel has begun registering for teacher job fairs at a number of public school districts. We just happen to be located such that there are four different independent school districts with elementary schools within a 5-mile radius of our house. There will also be some Christian schools to apply at.

Rachel has had an interesting year as a substitute teacher, many good experiences and a couple bad ones too. But she is ready to try a full-time teaching position for next year. Pray that God will help her through the application process and especially the interviews (she feels like she doesn't interview very well) and lead her to just the right position.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


I just ate a bowl of cereal that claimed to be 96% organic. I wonder what that other 4% was.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Pastor Gary Simons

I was looking at the online TV guide tonight and noticed that we we turned on channel 2 at 9:30 we could watch Pastor Gary Simons. So we did. He wears cowboy boots. His church is just a few miles away in Arlinton. And he has a website:

One time we got a phone call: "Hello. Is this Gary Simons, the preacher?" I replied, "No, this is Gary Simons, the missionary."