Tuesday, February 26, 2008

It's a long Monday

Here's your first look at the cover shot for the Scrooge 2007 DVD. This is one of several things I'm working on at the moment and one of the reasons that this post is on Tuesday instead of Monday.

You see, yesterday I thought it would be a perfect day to get a post out and start a regular habit of posting every Monday.

Here are the current and upcoming things I'm on right now:
  • The Scrooge DVD. First and second acts are cut and rendered. Working on the cover. Still have to do front title, end titles, and second disk elements. Then the DVD itself with menus and stuff.
  • Helping FLOCS with their Fine Arts festival, which is this Friday and Saturday. I might be going up on Friday for a few hours to help.
  • Just posted the audio and video for episode #57 of the Church Drama Podcast. Pretty good.
  • Some time this week I need to get ready to teach this Sunday in our Wii Sunday school class. It's my turn. We will be talking about my main temperament - the S-Phlegmatic-Ox.
  • Then there's the church administrator stuff. Signs, maintenance, preschool, bills, blah, blah, blah...
  • American Idol. Watching as I type.
  • Bible Quiz this weekend in Orlando. Last league match. I'll be coordinating the Southeast Regional in May.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


The big news from yesterday is that Shae received notice (via e-mail) that her application has been accepted for the University of Florida.

We're proud of her, especially since we hear that they are tightening their acceptance rate. It's not easy to get in, like it obviously was when I went there.

Go Gators!

How Comfortable is He?

From my most favorite part of the Bible...
"And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust him..." Ephesians 3:17
Is my heart really a home for Him? Or have I given Him a guest room, or maybe just the couch for the night? What freedom do we give God in our life?

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Wood on Mark

Dr. George Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, has a new podcast. It's a study of the book of Mark and is available in audio or video. I think it's pretty cool that he's doing this. I just can't decide whether to subscribe to the audio or video.

Friday, February 15, 2008

A February Night in Florida

Sam is playing baseball for Riverdale HS. This week is opening tournament. Here he is at bat. I'm glad he likes sports and is good at them. We are even happier about the young man he is becoming.

Monday, February 11, 2008


It's the height of snowbird season in Southwest Florida. This weekend is the Edison Festival of Light Parade, and it seems like we are overrun with out-of-staters, here for the beautiful weather. But after a little experiment this morning, I'm not so sure.

As Shae and I took our daily commute to Edison College this morning, I told her we would count the number of Florida license plates compared to the out-of-state plates. The snowbird plates took an early 2-1 lead as we drove down Bayshore, but it was all Florida after that.

Perhaps the out-of-staters don't come out until later, or maybe they get their vehicles registered in Florida, but they weren't where we were this morning.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Wasting Time Because the Days are Short

(I think I may have misquoted that verse.)

Anyway...it's been a very busy 2 weeks, but I made it past tonight. Pastor was out of town, so I had the rare fill-in at the pulpit. (Part 8 of my series on the book of Numbers.)

So now I should be in bed, but I'm wasting time with this ridiculous game, which I first noticed on TonyMorganLive.com.

It's the CD Cover Art game, where you make a CD Cover for your imaginary band.

Here's how it works:

1. Band Name - The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. Album Title - The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. Album Cover Art - The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

The idea is to take those three elements and use Photoshop or some other graphics program to create "your band's" Album cover.

I think I'll be signing all my correspondence as "Don Nachbaur" from now on. (The original picture was of the Tulim Ruins. Who knew?)


Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Day

BUSY weekend. Here are some pictures from our annual All Church Picnic, the one that happens to always fall on the same day as some big football game. Of course, because of the picnic, we have to cancel the evening service.

Really. It's the picnic's fault.

But we always have a TON of people. The free hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken breasts, and soda probably has something to do with that. And people bring a lot of other food, too.

I'm in at 6:30am - Jack, our breakfast chef, always beats me in - and I'm last out, about 5pm. It's a long day, with a lot of work in between.

But everyone has a great time. Glad it's over.

Picture #1: The guys wait to test their muscle.

Picture #2: Sam gives his "Of COURSE I'm going to hit the bell" look.

Picture #3: Pastor Pete, master of the fun.

Picture #4: Dalton is SO STRONG, he bends the handle! Or my iPhone doesn't do action photography. One or the other.

Picture #5: Sam hits one out of the park. Or to the cat. Again. But not the bell. At least he was happy about it.