Published on 2013-01-02 15:25:24
Yesterday was New Year's Day and for my location in the Northern Dallas, TX area, it was wet and cold.
Published on 2013-01-02 12:19:53
It's that time of the year again.
Published on 2012-12-09 00:01:00
This duet by Bing Crosby and David Bowie is perhaps one of the most beloved Christmas pieces of all time. I remember the first time I saw the two of them do The Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth) on television and I make it a habit to see it every C
Published on 2012-12-08 19:52:11
Perhaps my all time favorite Christmas song is Silent Night.
Published on 2012-12-07 04:00:07
It was on this day, 71 years ago, that the United States of America was maliciously and without provocation or warning, attacked by the Imperial Navy of Japan at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Published on 2012-12-07 00:01:01
Even though "We Three Kings" is not exactly biblical per se, I still love the song.
Published on 2012-12-06 00:01:00
Not all of my favorite Christmas music is traditional.
Published on 2012-12-05 00:01:00
Two of the greatest opera tenors sing one of the greatest Christmas songs of all time.
Published on 2012-12-04 22:31:12
So for the first time in over two weeks, I was able to head to the gym and get a workout in and man it felt good!
Published on 2012-12-04 00:01:01
One of the great crooners of all time singing one of the greatest Christmas songs of all time.
Published on 2012-12-03 20:36:43
The last couple of weeks have been tough on me.
Published on 2012-12-03 08:43:03
Every year I try very hard to post a video a day in December of something Christmas related.
Published on 2012-11-29 10:01:24
On Black Friday this year, I waited up for most of the night to go to Home Depot for one specific item my wife really wanted: a Martha Stewart brand Christmas Tree.
We actually needed a tree this year to replace the one from last year.
Published on 2012-11-27 22:23:42
Next month marks the sixth month anniversary of my having a sleeve gastrectomy and with that anniversary comes a couple of very important follow up visits for me.
Published on 2012-11-26 13:46:13
I ran the Dallas Turkey Trot for the first time this past Thanksgiving and it was quite the experience.
Published on 2012-11-21 17:21:59
Happy Thanksgiving Day to each and everyone of you!
Published on 2012-11-20 14:42:29
There are a few things I really dislike.
Published on 2012-11-19 13:46:02
One of the races I have been looking forward to since I started running this year has been the Dallas Turkey Trot.
Published on 2012-11-19 12:32:32
I think I have suffered my first injury from training, though I am not quite sure yet.
I had a really good weight lifting session yesterday after church and everything felt good to me.
Published on 2012-11-17 22:19:11
I'll be honest, I am physically tired.
Published on 2012-11-16 18:34:28
My oldest daughter's four hour surgery ended about 3:30 this afternoon.
Published on 2012-11-10 22:27:54
Today I ran the Spirit Run! 5K in Richardson, TX and what a great time and a great race it was!
Published on 2012-11-08 15:28:08
This Saturday, November 10, I am running in the Spirit Run! 5K event in Richardson, TX.
Published on 2012-11-08 14:35:52
Eight days into November and I have three runs for the month!
Published on 2012-11-07 22:33:06
I have to admit that I am heart broken.
Published on 2012-11-06 20:41:49
I'm sitting here at a good friend's house with other good friends watching the election results coming in and let me tell you it is getting stressful in here.
Published on 2012-11-06 00:00:08
Published on 2012-11-05 14:20:37
This past Saturday marked the end of the 2012 Bill Glass DFW Weekend of Champions, and at 3:30 PM on that Saturday, I and 41 other team mates walked out of the Sanders Estes Prison Unit in Venus, TX to our cars and back to our normal lives.
As I unl
Published on 2012-11-02 20:39:55
I'm exhausted, but it's okay.
Published on 2012-10-31 15:18:53
Since tonight is Halloween, I don't think I'll be getting any running in, unless I hit the treadmill at the gym, so I would like to post the results of last nights run.
Published on 2012-10-31 10:53:44
Published on 2012-10-29 21:08:14
One of the things I am passionate about is prison ministry.
Published on 2012-10-29 11:31:51
I did my run yesterday and during the start of my run I still was not sure if I wanted to make it a long run or a speed run.
Published on 2012-10-26 13:07:43
There are sometimes when my body surprises me and last night was one of those times.
We had a cold front move through the region yesterday and I thought that I would do a run last night with a stiff north wind blowing.
Published on 2012-10-23 08:42:19
And all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even....Oh, who am I kidding?
I decided last night after the lightening left the area to do my evening run.
Published on 2012-10-19 21:39:33
Some days I feel like I am "On" during a run and there are sometimes when I don't.
Published on 2012-10-18 20:04:08
I have read several articles on running and whether or not having a playlist with more upbeat music helps you increase your running pace or not.
Published on 2012-10-18 12:12:25
I decided not to run this past Tuesday.
Published on 2012-10-16 10:34:45
I have had a couple people ask me about what upcoming races I am planning on running in the next few weeks, so I thought I would post my upcoming schedule here on my blog.
Published on 2012-10-16 09:23:29
My last two runs have been what are considered indoor runs, which means I have been running on a treadmill in the gym instead of running my normal routes.
Published on 2012-10-12 15:11:06
So Thursday's run was brought to you by the numbers 11, 12, and 13, as in October 11, 2012 (10/11/12, get it?).
Published on 2012-10-09 22:06:46
Well, I ran tonight, but it was a difficult run for me.
Published on 2012-10-08 13:10:21
My wife and I were looking over old photographs of us from the last few years, and we both were amazed at the changes in our appearances from then until now.
Published on 2012-10-07 22:12:58
Today I ran the Lost Dog 5K put on by the White Rock Racing Group.
Published on 2012-10-05 15:11:29
Yesterday I started playing catch-up with my blog and let you know how I have done on my weight loss since I last posted (which was simply way too long).
Published on 2012-10-04 15:43:16
I have a really bad habit of forgetting to blog, as you can no doubt tell from the date of my last blog entry!
Published on 2012-07-31 13:36:53
Everyone should have goals in life.
Published on 2012-07-09 15:47:05
I have several things I "love" to do in life and fishing is one of those, so when I had the chance to go fishing July 4th and then again yesterday, I jumped at the chance.
Published on 2012-07-03 14:42:33
Yesterday marked my first day back at the office since I left for my surgery back on June 18th and I have to say it was very pleasant.
Published on 2012-07-02 12:51:21
Yesterday marked 10 days since my Gastric Sleeve Operation and it has been a pretty easy ride so far.
Published on 2012-06-22 14:32:31
This is my third day after surgery and my second day at home.
Published on 2012-06-21 21:09:32
Tuesday was my surgery date and I'll be honest, I wasn't really nervous at all. I think what I was, was simply ready to get it over with.
Waiting for the IV to be put in.
I checked into the hospital at 6:00 AM and the waiting game began.
Published on 2012-06-12 15:46:17
Today marked the last item on my list of things to do to be ready for my weight loss surgery.
Published on 2012-06-08 12:56:23
I started my pre-op diet plan this past Tuesday.
Published on 2012-06-06 10:57:11
I am finished with the testing now and to be very honest, I am very relieved.
Published on 2012-06-03 16:05:55
This past Thursday I had another medical test for my upcoming gastric sleeve surgery.
Published on 2012-05-25 21:59:48
This past Saturday, four of us joined with 175 others and went to the prison units in Bonham, TX, for the Bill Glass Day of Champion at Bonham.
The four of us included:
Greg Lindsey (on the right)
The morning was absolutely gorgeous with cool temperatures, a nice breeze and several inmates who came out to hear the band NameSake.
The morning crowd.
The afternoon saw even more inmates from the Choice Moore Unit come out to listen to the ban [..]
Published on 2012-05-22 22:19:51
The date for my surgery is now set for June 19th, 2012 with Dr. Nick Nicholson.
Published on 2012-05-18 16:08:00
My wife had her Gastric Sleeve surgery this past Tuesday!
Published on 2012-05-17 10:54:34
Published on 2012-05-14 14:22:17
As part of my Vertical Sleeve preparation, one of the tests I had to take was a sleep study.
Published on 2012-05-09 19:52:42
I have battled my weight since I hit puberty.
Published on 2012-05-02 21:43:50
On May 19th, three Christian brothers and I will be heading to Bonham, TX to attend the Bill Glass Day Of Champions, Bonham.
Published on 2012-05-01 19:44:01
It all started four years ago when my wife wanted a garden for her birthday.
Published on 2012-04-30 16:54:59
It's been a while since I've blogged.
Published on 2012-01-31 14:32:14
This past Sunday's
sermon continued the series we are currently studying titled "In His Image" and is the fifth sermon in the series. The sermon
was titled "Like Jesus in our Witness" and was given by Dr. Bill Brewer. Just like last Sunday, this sermon was one that not only made me think about my relationship to those in the world who are lost, but it was one that convicted me as well. Here are my notes from his sermon. I pray that they are of use to you.
The sermon covered two different pa [..]
Published on 2012-01-30 23:03:16
This past Sunday's
sermon continued the series we are currently studying titled "In His Image" and is the
fourth sermon in the series. The sermon
was titled "Becoming Like Jesus in Prayer". The sermon was given by Dr. Bill Brewer and
it was one of the more intense ones I have heard him preach. He covered a lot of territory in this one, so
we all held on and listened and (hopefully) I took good notes. Here are those notes.
There are a couple
of items in our lives that cause us to have dilu [..]
Published on 2012-01-27 19:15:24
I found out that today is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day as designated by the United Nations. One of the few things I actually agree on with them.
I know that today, if you ask most young people on the street what was the Holocaust, or even "Who is Adolf Hitler", you will probably get a stumped look or a confused look from the person. Don't believe me? Go here and watch for yourself. It's actually disheartening to see.
The word Holocaust generally refe [..]
Published on 2012-01-24 20:58:03
To go along with my New Year's resolution for this year, I am doing one main reading plan for the year to get back into the Bible and many shorter topical reading plans. The current short reading plan I am doing is one on parenting and today's passages were from 1st Corinthians chapter 13, verses 1, 2 and 7.
It was while reading verses 1 and 2 from the Message translation that several thoughts came to me regarding my time as a child and how my childhood has affected me as a parent. Here are t [..]
Published on 2012-01-22 21:35:02
Heart of Ice is a novel by Lis Wiehl with April Henry and is based on the "Triple Threat" characters Cassidy Shaw and her best friends Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce and FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedge first introduced to Wiehl's readers in the novel Face of Betrayal. In Heart of Ice the Triple Threat women face an intense situation in dealing with a cunningly cold-blooded murderer.
This is the second book by Lis Wiehl I have read and though I did enjoy it towards the end, I struggled to r [..]
Published on 2012-01-17 14:37:47
Let the world know that Joy has come to the it through Jesus Christ! Joy to the World is a simple Christmas carol, but one that simply tells the truth. Joy! to the world, the Lord has come! What more should be said. What more could be said?
Enjoy this carol as sung by the Mississippi Mass Choir.
Published on 2012-01-17 14:37:36
One of the things I like to do at Christmas is watch the old Christmas movies. Movies that meant something, movies that the whole family could enjoy without fear of wondering if it was appropriate for children or not.
One of the movies I love is White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye and the title song is today's video in my Christmas Video Countdown. Enjoy!
Published on 2012-01-17 14:37:28
This is one of the newer songs written for the Christmas season, written and performed by Mercy Me and I really don't know how popular it is, but this song has personal meaning to me. Sometimes Joseph is called the patron saint of step fathers, for even though Jesus was God's only Son, and wasn't Joseph's son, I can imagine Joseph taking Jesus in his arms and knowing that while Jesus was on earth and Joseph was alive, Joseph would take care of Jesus, as if Jesus were his first born son. And th [..]
Published on 2012-01-17 14:37:20
One of my all time favorite Christmas carols is Cantique De Noel (O Holy Night). And one of the best performances of this was done by the late great Luciano Pavarotti, singing alongside Placido Domingo. Close your eyes and let their interpretation bless you.
Published on 2012-01-17 14:37:10
This is not one of my favorite carols per se, but it is one of my favorite collaborations of all time. David Bowie and Bing Crosby, singing together for Christmas was one of the most anticipated parts of the special they appeared in. I actually remember this special and thought it was great then and it is great now. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Published on 2011-06-19 23:44:39
I am hoping that all of the dads out there had a wonderful Father's Day. I know I did. I am a University of Texas fan, so I have the new shirt and other Longhorn items, but my daughters painted the two paintings I am holding for me as wel
Published on 2011-04-04 19:53:21
It's been awhile since I've blogged. Mostly due to outside influences that I have to maintain. Things like work, and to be honest, at times just sheer laziness. But mostly work and the stressfulness of it has been my enemy.
Published on 2010-10-19 21:25:01
There are many people in the world today, especially in America, who believe that bigger is better. In fact, bigger often equates to being the most successful. If you wanted to sell something, would you rather have that something sold in a store li
Published on 2010-10-10 19:52:56
There are many times when I have wondered what it would be like, to be a missionary in a Muslim country. After reading Reema Goode's Which None Can Shut: Remarkable True Stories Of God's Miraculous Work in the Muslim World I feel that I h
Published on 2010-09-28 21:42:42
I've often wondered why God decided that I should be a dad to the two of you. There are times when I feel so ill equipped to to deal with the issues you two have to go through on a daily basis. I still can't braid hair, nor put hair up in
Published on 2010-09-22 13:21:00
At first glance, A Leader's Heart 365 Devotional Journal by John Maxwell appears to be a book that belongs in a library of vintage books, as the book itself is quite lovely to look at and hold in your hands. After reading through this devotiona
Published on 2010-09-19 20:29:45
Yesterday was my youngest daughter's eighth birthday and what a birthday it was! It started off with a private family only get together that happened in the morning. We did a present unwrapping for the family.
If you are wondering about
Published on 2010-09-11 00:01:00
We had said our wedding vows two days earlier in Las Vegas. My wife's parents were still there. We woke up to a day that was sunny and bright, and I settled in to work from home, and my wife was heading out to work. I turned on the
Published on 2010-09-10 04:00:05
When you die, will what you have done in life outlive you? Are the things you are doing in life right now going to make a difference when you are gone? If you want to make a difference in life, even if it is just in the life of a single p
Published on 2010-09-09 00:30:01
This is the last day of Ramadan. Thank you for praying with me during this. I urge you to please keep our brothers and sisters in Christ in continued prayer, even as this month ends.
Sept 9 | Indonesia
With the world’s
Published on 2010-09-08 06:28:00
For those in Bahrain
Sept 8 | Bahrain
Without restrictions on religious choice, converts from Islam are often shunned by society. Pray for Christians to share their faith boldly and for God to protect and sustain new believers through His Word.
Published on 2010-09-07 20:46:33
In an earlier post I stated that the church in Gainesville, Florida should not burn the Quran, but instead if they wanted to make a statement, that statement should be one of the entire church, as a corporate body on its collective knees in prayer.&n