Monday, July 30, 2007

Ministry and the Monday Thing

When I was a student in Bible College, I remember students who were pastors talking about "The Monday Thing." The Monday thing is, simply put, the blues. You have a great Sunday where God moves and lives are changed. Then on Monday you wake up and feel like crying. I don't get it, but I know the Monday thing all too well.

Saturday night was awesome. WFJ was at the B-L Leisure Center and not only did we have a great show but the ministry time was awesome. Grown men were crying and lives were being touched by the Master. Amazing!

Then Sunday at church we had a wonderful time in the morning AND evening services. Attendance is picking up and many are coming to Christ!

Then Monday came. I could hardly force myself out of bed today. A good friend called, and I couldn't even force myself to answer the phone (don't you hate when people don't leave a message?).

But I am making it. Got a sale first thing this morning. My wife is in a good mood, and we might actually get some rain today.

Does anyone have a Biblical explanation for the Monday thing?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Better Still...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

How It Should Have Ended

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tagged!

Alas, I have been tagged by Rick!

Here are the rules:
The rules are simple…Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.


And we're off:
  1. I can shove 8 Tootsie Rolls in my mouth at once. No one but me is impressed by this.
  2. Whenever I watch "The Brady Bunch," I get really, really cranky.
  3. My sons and I are convinced that their sisters are from another planet. They speak a language foreign to us and they smell funny.
  4. My daughters, on the other hand, are convinced that the boys have silly putty for brains.
  5. Coffee and doughnuts are the only vices I have left...but in moderation, of course.
  6. I often wonder what Junior Samples did BEFORE Hee Haw.
  7. On July 4th, I enjoyed the annual "Twilight Zone" marathon on Sci-Fi. Rod Serling was so far ahead of his time.
  8. I might be the only person without an iPod.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Shhhhhhh...can you hear that?


Of course you can't. That is because it is SO quiet at the Vick hacienda right now. All the kids are with their other parents for a few days, and it is blissfully quiet. Tracy is off today and she is actually taking a nap rather than running kids to doctors appointments or grocery shopping as she does on any other days off. As for me, I am working from home today and I don't have to remind anyone to be quiet while I am on a business call.
As far back as I can remember, I have wanted to be a Dad. I also have always wanted a big family. We are very blessed in that department, to be sure, but every now and then, we just need time to be Todd & Tracy. It is nice to have these moments when we can.
I have to go now...a program that I want to watch is on TV.