Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Last Official Week of School

I will hit a few highlights of last week and this week in today's post. We did a Cory Morrow show on Thursday night in San Marcos. I went to the cargo truck to get some extra cable and a sound of a marble or small rocks began hitting the truck. I looked out side and realized it began to hail. The sound increased and the thought of being hit by ice was not pleasant, but I came to realize it was the lack of insulation in the truck that made the sound so loud and terrifying. My car did not suffer any hail damage, but sadly a few miles south at the San Marcos outlet mall, many cars were so damaged they were declared totaled.

Friday night and on into Saturday morning, I had the pleasure of being the Master of Ceremonies at the Lockhart Relay for Life. Basically that meant, I got to do most of the speaking at the event. It was a successful event. At last check, Lockhart had raised almost $65,000 for the American Cancer Society. After sleeping the day away, JMob and I went to the Lockhart theater and saw the new Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland movie The Sentinel. I am a huge fan of 24, so I enjoyed seeing Kiefer Sutherland in this new movie. He is always saving the world or the president.

Today began at 7am with a cool shower, granola bar, and a small sip of Dr. Pepper. This is the last week of school and than finals will spill over into the first week of May. I only have to take two finals, but this Thursday I will turn in a 12 page book review/contrast paper. Tonight, pending weather (there is a 50% chance of rain), we have a softball game scheduled. I am looking forward to taking the field. Will and I are two documents away from having an apartment in San Marcos. I have to go pick up a notarized document from my aunt on Wednesday morning and that should seal the deal. Tune in next time...

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Without Further Ado...

Tomorrow is Good Friday and Kari and I are in College Station with her cousin Nelie. Yesterday evening at church, the youth and I read from Luke 23-24 and discussed what Christ did for us on the cross that day described in those scriptures. As a conclusion, we watched the last scene in the Passion of the Christ. The scene goes black, you hear a rumbling and see a light. The stone that was placed in front of the tomb was being moved away and light illuminated the tomb. The camera pans to the left and you see white burial clothes, but there is no longer anyone wrapped inside. The camera pans a little more left and a dark skinned, long haired, and bearded man sits in silence. He rises and the scene reveals the open wound where a nail had previously been and he walks out of the tomb. Jesus is risen. Luke 24:1-8 states,

"On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' " Then they remembered his words."

Have a blessed Easter weekend.