Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Siamese Kittens Playing

Sunday, January 15, 2012


The Author of this post is Cheryl Martinez

My husband is the pastor of the church in our tiny town, and he absolutely loves his job. He knows this is what he was supposed to do with his life, and we love our town and our church. What I sometimes don’t love is the late night/early morning phone calls we often get from parishioners. 

Many people feel obligated to call my husband for a myriad of reasons at all hours of the day and night. Certainly, I understand the need to call if someone is very ill or if there’s been a death, but to call simply to chat about an issue they’re having at 10:00 PM is less than desirable. 

To solve this problem, we’ve instituted a new email program. Anything that is a “non-emergency” can be sent via email. The church members are still free to call if there is something that is urgent, of course. 

It has worked out so well, especially once we recommended that our church family check out HughesNet in Baldwin. Many of them did not have access to reliable internet, and signing up for satellite internet has enabled them to get on the internet to send emails as much as they want. 

We’re loving the reduced calls.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Written by my friend Betty Walls 

Being from the south means a lot of things about me but first and foremost it means I love football. I spend all Saturday every week in front of the TV watching college ball and when it comes bowl time that’s where you’ll find me, too. 

I love every team although the LSU Tigers are MY team, but anyone in the SEC (as long as they’re not playing LSU) is on my side. I got directtv for the house so I’d get all the games and now some of my buddies have started coming over on game days to hang out and watch pigskin. 

It’s been fun because before this I got kind of reclusive in the fall because I never wanted to miss a game but now that things are the way they are I get to see friends and watch every matchup. I can’t say my wife is too excited about this new arrangement but I think she’d rather have me here at home than in some sports bar somewhere you know?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012