Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Myanmar, Texas, and Oklahoma and a Definition

My kids are all over this summer! Over the weekend, our oldest was in Oklahoma, attending a Beth Moore Conference. Our son was in Brownsville, Texas, where he lives, and ministers. Kim has been in Myanmar for the past four weeks. In a few days (before Sunday), she will be leaving Myanmar and going to Thailand, where she will spend four weeks before returning to the U.S. You can read about her experiences here.

Greg is doing a great job in ministry in Brownsville. He is multi-talented (I'm not sure where he got his artistic creativity), and is working hard to build a Spanish church. I'm proud of you, Greg!

I am currently working in my third basketball camp at Ozark Christian College. This week is High School Girls week. Since there were no camps last year, attendance has fallen off. I worked pretty hard (6:30 AM-11:00 PM) during the Jr. High weeks. This week is a breeze! I've got a pretty good team, and may actually have the girl who will be MVP on my team.

Definition

midlife crisis n
1965 : a period of emotional turmoil in middle age characterized esp. by a strong desire for change
n northern, noun
esp especially
Merriam-Webster, I. (2003). Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary. Includes index. (Eleventh ed.). Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, Inc.

Why do I give thise definition? Well, my oldest child wondered if my purchase of a motor scooter was a midlife crisis thing. I will admit to looking forward to looking forward to riding, but in reality, it is a matter of economics. With escalating costs of gasoline, a scooter will save me commuting costs. I've been quoted insurance rates of $75/year, which is very reasonable. Listing my youngest child as a part-time driver on my Hyundai will save her lots of money. It is a win-win situation, and will let Kim save up money before she will actually need to purchase another car.

By the way, this evening I called the dealer for the motor scooter and found that it will be shipped to me Friday afternoon/evening. I already have a tracking number, but it won't be trackable online until the shipper picks it up on Friday. It will arrive via UPS Freight (I didn't even know that UPS handled shipments like that). With the holiday, I imagine that it will be delivered on Wednesday or Thursday (July 5-6)!

God is in control. I pray that He will bless each one of your comings and your goings.

DGF

7 comments:

Rose Fish said...

I'm proud of you too Greg and can't wait for you to have a three day trip back to Joplin right now, it will be good for you since you haven't been here since October! Ministry is never easy!

George W. Bush said...

Greg,

Everyone is proud of you, including your president. Keep up the good work in that state I love so much, Texas. And enjoy some time off with your family in Missouri. You deserve it! Make the most of it. God bless you.

And God bless the USA.

Oh, and one other thing...take a ride on your dad's scooter for me, will ya?

Charissa said...

Hey, Dave! Dad, they were banished from my blog so the silliness has spread over to yours.

Anonymous said...

Carrie, wrong! But let's put an end to the silliness once and for all.

Dave Smith said...

Uh, I just got here. I am now being blamed for something that I did not do. Is there no justice for me?

Charissa said...

It must've been Greg. Sorry, Dave. Your reputation follows you accross blogs.

Dad, when did you stop allowing anonymous comments? Your so smart! Why didn't I think of that?

Dave Smith said...

Charissa,

Thanks for recognizing my reputation from accccccccccross blogs.