My Thought Spot 25: Geocaching

This last week I started playing a new game called geocaching. I explained it in an earlier post. This episode is a recording of a recent geocaching trip where I explain a little bit about the game and take you on a sound seeing trip to find a cache.

Show notes:


Grace Baptist in Columbus, GA

Saturday we drove up to Columbus, Georgia. It is about 4 1/2 hours from Pensacola. We were there to be at Grace Baptist Church. This church has been a partner in our ministry for 7 years.

Everyone knows where they were on the morning of September 11, 2001. For us, we were at this church. We taught a sign language class at the church to help them reach out to the deaf community.

I preached there last night. They recorded the service.


My part starts about 8 minutes into the recording.

My Thought Spot 24: NaBloPoMo

In this episode I talk about some of my recent posts as well as include some audio from my second meeting with PlaneT3rry.

Show Notes:


I heard an excellent sermon on gluttony yesterday. It is not something you often hear preached. The man who preached it is not a pastor, but a medical doctor. I have known Dr. Emmett Manley for about 8 years. I have heard him speak on just a couple of occasions.

Outside of the content of his message, which you can listen to below, he had an excellent stage presentation. He finished his sermon at exactly the minute he was supposed to. I wished all preachers would learn to do the same. While I realize that not every sermon needs a time limit, when you are in a conference and trying to keep a specific schedule, it helps no one for you to steal time from the next speaker.

He also had probably 6 pages of notes. I was sitting so that I could see when he flipped from one page to the next. He had a very detailed outline, but you would never know that he was reading from such copious notes.

I don’t put this here because I have become a health nut. I just think that it is very well presented from a Biblical perspective and this is applicable to more than just food.

He is speaking to a room full of preachers and missionaries. Well more than half the group was more than “a little” overweight.

My Thought Spot 23: Bike Ride

I took my recorder on a bike ride with me yesterday. I talk about the city where we live a little bit and about some of the subdivisions I ride in. I also take a little jaunt into a village outside of town.

The original recording was almost 1 hour 30 minutes long. I cut it down to about half that length. There are some sections with just car sounds to give you an idea of how much traffic I had to cross on a couple of occasions. For that reason, I don’t know if this is a good thing to listen to while you are out running. You might think there are cars around you that are just in your headphones.

This is one of my final bike rides here in Merida. We are packing up and leaving in less than a week. I tried to give you an idea of some of the little villages and sections of town I ride and run through on a regular basis.

The podcast I mentioned at the end is American Talk USA. Visit Joe and give his show a listen.