Thursday, August 31, 2006

17 more sleeps

I'm back in the saddle again

Out where a friend is a friend

Where the longhorn cattle feed

On the lowly gypsum weed

Back in the saddle again

Good to see you today Josh.


Monday, August 14, 2006

love bleeds

A poem for Josh.

Alas I cannot count to four.

It is too painful

Four times my heart was crushed.

Four times I hoped for breath.

Four times I shaved my head.

The zebra races.

Four birds sang a dirge outside my window this morning.

It is winter.

Four is a grace when 5 threatens

Cursed be the tires on my car.

I am lost

Like goldfish lie limp in the globe that once spun me

I am sunk

Like grilled cheese torn from the pan of their creation

I am full

I will walk

I will dance

I will shout

I will miss you Josh.

See you in four....


Friday, August 04, 2006

My Strategic Planning Network

Watch the video
So i've been dusting off my Black Suit and Fedora because i'm going to Chicago next week. I will be travelling with some fellow pastor's who i meet with 3 or 4 times a year for mutual encouragement and growth... i found some Video of a SPN meeting i had taken. I reformated it to remove most of my wise cracks and what you have left is a brief look into one of those days. I really do enjoy meeting with this group of guys. they're all good folk. They challenge me to grow... up and this coming week will be no different. The Leadership Summit which we are going to is one of the premier leadership training events in the world. This years speakers are brilliant. I can't wait... to have chicago stuffed pizza