Monday, July 25, 2011

Lawnmowers and God…

Shortly after we moved into the house we bought here in St. Louis, we discovered that we needed a lawnmower.  Previously, we had been renters and each of the places we rented had provided us with a mower.  Rather than letting my lawn grow to knee length, I decided to buy my very first lawnmower.  Now, I am a little bit of a tightwad when it comes to cash, so I opted for the hundred dollar mower from Wal-Mart.  After all, a lawnmower is a lawnmower –they all have motor that turns a blade that cuts the grass.  For the first year the thing worked great.  It started every time and the grass got cut. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Why can’t they keep their disease to themselves?

Any parent will tell you that children, especially small children, get sick a lot.  It comes from a general lack of awareness about where these small children put their mouths.  Or, it comes from their lack of respect for personal space.  This is certainly the case for Sam, my youngest son.  He has yet to learn that it is impolite, not to mention disgusting, to place his mouth over another person’s nose.  All those exchanges of bodily fluids (which at this age are acceptable, I guess) lead to the contraction of viruses and infections of all sorts.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Graveyards and Shopping Malls

Once a month, on a Friday, the youth pastors on our district that live in the city gather for lunch.  We try to meet at a central location for some good eats.  This month we met at Five Guys Burger and Fries just east of the West County Mall.  If you haven’t had Five Guys, I would recommend it.  I had never been to this particular Five Guys so I looked it up on Google maps.