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Balumtine’th Day

If you need a little Valentines Laugh today, enjoy!

This is Dave Barnes and “Balumtine’th Day”.

Michael and I were introduced to this video our sophomore year of college.  Since then, it’s been one we’ve regularly quoted.  Especially “My body is like Disneyland.”  It cracks me up that a guy who has so many amazing love songs can be such a goof!

If you’re in a lovey mood and would prefer one of his serious songs, here’s “God Gave Me You.”

Happy Valentines Day!






Never Too Late To Be Thankful: Updated! – By M

I know that during the month of November a lot of people updated their statuses with things they are thankful for…

Well in the spirit of the Holidays, even though Thanksgiving day has passed, I wanted to make my own brief blog post about the things I’m very thankful for.

– First of all, my loving and wonderful wife!

UPDATE: A Brand new baby growing in Staci’s belly!  (I wanted to put that earlier, but it wasn’t public yet, but now it is!)

– Blessings of friends and family

– The new house we just moved into in September

– Our job down here and getting to work with the students at our church

– And tons more!

Although it has been a very crazy year, it’s good to look back and see how God has blessed us in so many ways, and be thankful for so many great things in my life.

What are some things that you are thankful for this year?





Halloween – By M

Is it just me or is Halloween the red-headed step-child of holidays?  We don’t get a day off school for it – regardless of the fact that everyone knows everyone else will be out late trick-or-treating or at a Fall Festival – we don’t get out of work early, half of the Christian community thinks that Halloween is from the devil….


I really am not sure what this post is about other than to say I’m somewhere in the middle when it comes to Halloween.  I mean when you think about it, Halloween spawned from a Christian holiday, All Saints Day and All Hallows Eve.

I was raised in a family where we celebrated Halloween as kids (by “celebrate” I mean we got dressed up and went trick-or-treating).  Then as we got older, and things got more dangerous, we did the whole Festival thing – as those became more popular too.  Once we got into late middle school and high school, we really didn’t do much except sit around the house and watch a movie, and eat pizza and popcorn.  Now Staci and I are involved in our church’s Fall Festival which is lots of fun.

I do have to admit that some things about Halloween do give me the creeps.  I’m not a big fan of all the dead stuff and spiders and what not, but I don’t think that’s any reason to not go out and get a ton of candy and have a good time.


What are your thoughts on Halloween?  Any family traditions?

(Us as CTU Agents (from “24”) for Halloween last year)


– M