March 31, 2008

Friends since Elementary School

We met Dan and BJ as they were traveling from Fl to WV. I post this photo of myself since it does not emphasize my girth.

March 29, 2008

The Victor (Updated)

I am reposting this because I finally got footage of one of my favorite Victor scenes where Jesus forgives the woman caught in adultery. Janelle (Beaver) Safrit does such a great job.

"The Victor" is an Easter drama that our church has performed for several years. We have extended and modified it to suit our situation and it has become a very effective ministry for our church. I'm guessing here, but I would say that approximately 1700 to 1800 people see it over 4 nights and our Sunday morning attendance runs 250 to 275.

Here are several scenes as performed March 21, 2008. If you click through on the link you will see the video directly on the Godtube Site in a larger format.

The Adulterous Woman Forgiven

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Scene 1 is introductory: The Marketplace:

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Scene 2 depicts the Triumphal Entry:

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Scene 3 depicts the Children coming to Jesus

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Scene 4 depicts Pilate's Hall

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Scene 5 depicts the Crucifixion

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March 26, 2008

Why was Easter so Early this year??

Another interesting post, I wondered this myself.

On Tithing...

You are a God-Robber - Tim Stevens

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March 23, 2008

March 21, 2008

Only in the South??

Is it true that only in the South, can "Junior" be a given name? This obituary today takes that to a new level. See "Junior" as the given name of a "senior."

MOCKSVILLE - Ray Junior "Bugs" Brawley, Sr., age 76, of 619 Boxwood Church Road, Mocksville, died Sunday, March 16, 2008 at his residence.

March 20, 2008

Chandler (8) the "reporter" came to complain that while he was trying to build Legos, Gabrielle (5.8) was bothering him in that she was trying to "sketch" or "draw" him as he worked.

Later it came out that she was also badgering him to go comb his hair for the session.

March 19, 2008

Terri, Ed and I have a dear friend that we worked with for many years who just had a birthday so we took her to lunch.

Ed happened to be sitting on the aisle so he got the other sombrero.

Apparently a custom at the mexican restaurant when they sing Happy Birthday to you.

Some new videos...

Some new videos here:

First, Cameron got the idea that it was his birthday two months early and had found the perfect gift at Cracker Barrel.

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Next Cameron Sings Happy Birthday to Grandma:

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Finally my brethren and sistern, a little Capt. Hook on the stairs...

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March 18, 2008

Return to Quarters

This is some footage I took of the procession carrying two Salisbury Firefighters who were lost in the line of duty on March 7th.

March 16, 2008

March 15, 2008

March 10, 2008

March 9, 2008


This Genius Forgot to "Spring Forward." Missed praise team practice. :-))

March 8, 2008

This is some of the Victor background painted on large canvas painter drop cloths.

This is some of the Victor background painted on large canvas painter drop cloths.

March 7, 2008

This is a shot later in the day of water being sprayed down on the fire. I just went by about 12:15 am and they were still spraying the scene.

Tragic Day in Salisbury

I was coming out of the post office in Salisbury, NC when I passed this scene in the rain in front of the Central Fire Station. We've had a huge fire at a local millwork company and two firefighters have lost their lives. At least one other has life threatening injuries. The rescue personnel here were placing a flag at half-staff.

This is a practice for our church Easter Drama, "the Victor." Gabrielle play's Jarius' daughter, and Bob Brush is great as a healed lame man.

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Paper Dolls

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March 6, 2008

"Jesus" and "his mother" and "John" being coached by Ron Scruggs.

This guy has a bit part in the Victor Easter drama. He is standing on his tarp waiting his turn.

Fireman-SuperHero Cameron

Red Fox - Not the comedian.

March 1, 2008

Stretch Pontiac Limousine

You may know how much I love the genius satire of He has done a parody of Hilary's "Ringing" ad that is hilarious.

Here is Hilary's Ad first...

Then the Satire...