Wednesday, April 29, 2009

How to get everyone involved, with rap

And it gets a response. Check out this video from a rapping flight attendant. The whole plane gets into it.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Should have seen what the female orangutan did with one of these.

Seen at the Topeka, KS Zoo today. Loved the caption. Wonder what
ticked off the monkey. Wonder what his wife could have done to a

Had a great zoo day with family on Friday. What are your 'boundry'
days? Mine is Friday...cell off, computer off. Wait a second - I'm
posting this on Friday. Darn it...used my $20 iPhone (thanks Ryan).

And in case you were wondering, tonight flavor was Mint Chocolate
Chip. And if you know what that means - quit reading my blog,
twitter, Facebook, or whatever RSS know way too much about
me. But it's my own fault, cause I post it. Shame on us.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Staff in a van

Kind of like, pigs in a blanket.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spending the next two days with Tyler

Yes, my computer is still down - sent from my $20 iPhone (thanks, Ryan).

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Topeka Bible Church's Easter overflow overflowing

Geesh. Where'd they all come from? This is a picture of the lower
Auditorium at one of six gatherings.

I See TED People: 6th sense computer

You'll need to wait about a minute or two into the video to grasp what the concept is. I admit it's both freaky and marvelous at the same time. Very interesting concept. Thanks to the verizontal blog for tipping me to this.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Harmonica beatboxer

I'm always amazed at the creativity God has built into humans. We think we are so smart. Just look at how God has gifted this guy.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Monday, April 06, 2009

Why I sing and keep my mounth SHUT, major Sunday blunder

Yes, it happens to everyone. But for some reason, I simply don't think about it - which is why it gets me in trouble. This is the single most risky thing about putting me up in front. Another pastor once told me, "When you are in public speaking, the chances of you embarrassing yourself grow exponentially."

So here's what happened. Last week our baby boy (Tyler Sean) was born. You can read about it in the previous two posts. On Sunday (2nd hour) the announcement MC asked me to share the news with everyone there. So I did. I gave just enough information - it's a boy, he weighed 10 pounds 11 ounces, and his name.

I was done - or so I thought.

The church applauded. The announcement MC (yes, YOU, Hunter) says, "Good job, Bryan."

Since I thought he was referring to the birth, I just blurted out "Hey, I had nothing to do with it."

At first, it didn't register...until the rest of the church started hooting and hollering. I looked to my left and right and the band was just shaking their heads. I had no idea of the double meaning. I simply thought I shouldn't take any of the credit for all the work that goes into the labor/delivery.

Thanks Hunter, for cleaning up my mess. This is why I sing and keep my mouth shut.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Snapshot in time, pictures of Tyler and our kids

Here's Tyler Sean chilling out this morning. He's a content baby and doing well. Lisa is doing great too. She slept on her belly which hasn't happened for awhile.

What's his biggest feature people comment on? That's just it - he's BIG. Just about every nurse makes a comment about his size. Lisa will come home tomorrow (Thursday) while I hang with the kids tonight. Click on the picture for the life size version.

What have our kids' reaction been? When I told Joshua (4) over the phone, "Hey, did you remember that mommy had her baby today?"
He replied, "What?! I totally forgot. Bye."
Then he hung up the phone. He didn't even give me a chance to reply. He could care less. Kayla (2) on the other hand wants to "give baby pacifier, blanket" and "pet" the baby. She's all mom. What's funny is that the picture here represents just the opposite of how they've responded in real life.

Makes me think how God responds to new believers in Him. I'm sure He's overjoyed every time someone new comes into His kingdom, cares for them deeply, and wants to see them mature to that next step. Maybe that's where this illustration stops - we'd like to keep things just as they are, no growing, no changing. We tend to like to take a snapshot just as things are.

Other fun facts:
  1. There's a "Lisa Nelson" in the night shift at the hospital maternity area. That was confusing.
  2. The hospital had to get an outfit from pediatrics, the ones in maternity weren't big enough.
  3. I almost drove a 7'+ truck into the 7' and below parking garage at the hospital.
  4. We are REALLY happy he wasn't born on April 1st.
  5. We didn't know if it was going to be a boy or girl in advance.
  6. The doctor 'assured' us ahead of time that we didn't have a 10 pound baby. He delivered the baby. I asked for a discount.
  7. Lisa had an epidural, but she got the first dose of it at 11:05am...the baby came at 11:16am. Not sure it was worth that large needle for only 11 minutes. I'm talking for me, not Lisa. I hate needles.
  8. The hospital food is great. You can order anything anytime from 7a to 7p. Fortunately, for me, they don't give food for spouses/guests. So I go to Burger King.
  9. Tyler is a very good sleeper so far. Four hours last night. We're told the bigger they are, the better they sleep.
  10. The child is verging on 11 pounds. Try carrying 11 pounds around with you for just one hour sometime. Just ONE hour. And strap it to your front - none of the backpack business. Now I'm beginning to understand what pregnant women go through. No wonder you guys are ready to have that baby out. Geesh.