Aug 11 2009

Britt Nicole

Aug 08 2009

Bart from Mercy Me has asked us all to pray

Early Saturday morning, Bart sent out a tweet asking us all to pray.

The Mercy Me tour bus was in an accident. The band is okay (physically), but 2 people in the car lost their lives. The third person in the car (a pregnant woman) needs your prayers.

The Mercy Me concert at Six Flags today has been postponed to Sept 5th.

Please be praying for all involved.

love, Lis

ps: Here's an article I found on-line...

By Natalie Hess Story Published: Aug 8, 2009 at 7:06 AM EDT Story Updated: Aug 8, 2009 at 7:07 AM EDT FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Two passengers in a car that turned into the path of a tour bus on Lima Road this morning have died, while the driver remains in critical condition. Police say a tour bus was traveling north through a green light at the intersection of Lima and Coliseum Boulevard around 1:15 a.m. this morning when a black car turned abruptly into its path. The car, a black Chevy Corsica, was heading south on Lima but turned suddenly eastbound onto Coliseum, says Public Information Officer Liza Thomas. The car drove directly into the path of the bus. According to police, a female passenger and a male passenger in that car were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. No one on the bus was injured. The identities of the victims are still unknown. The Fort Wayne and Allen County FACT team, Allen County Prosecutor and Allen County Coroner's office are assisting the Fort Wayne Police department with the investigation.

Aug 04 2009

Office Refrigerator Etiquette

Although we thought "No Name, Fair Game" sounded like a great rule of thumb:) here are the actual rules...


The office refrigerator is a convenience for you to use during the workday. Remember to be considerate of your co-workers as you share this benefit with them.
1. Do not eat or drink foods that do not belong to you.
2. Do not leave food in the refrigerator to rot and smell. If you brought it and didn't eat it, throw it away.
3. Do not leave foods uncovered. This is especially important when the food has a strong odor. Better yet, try not to bring foods that may have a strong odor such as garlic or onions. This is also good advice for your breath during the workday.
4. If your container leaks or spills in the refrigerator, clean the spill.
5. Do not rummage through your co-worker's food to see what they brought or make comments about what they brought to eat.

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Aug 03 2009

Potty & Encouraging

When complete strangers say, "I wouldn't go in there ... we're guys and we won't even use it", it wasn't a real comfort to my wife who was in desperate need of a restroom.  We were on our way home from Spirit West Coast Monterey, stuck in traffic with very few options when I spotted a gas station.  The joy of finding a place to stop was quickly tempered when we learned the gas station had no public restrooms, but instead had two port-a-potties - one of which was locked and the other one came with the disclaimer from the two strangers.  But then someone else told us, "hey, they are not that bad - they were just hosed down".  Not cleaned, mind you - "hosed down"!  Somehow that didn't make my wife feel better.

God bless my father-in-law, who was also traveling with us, because he did his best to strategically place those brown paper towels to make the bathroom in a box a bit more useable.  Meanwhile, I'm snapping pictures and twittering them.  Thankfully my wife has an amazing sense of humor and was able to laugh at the craziness of the situation.  I think she was also just thankful that we found somewhere to stop, too. 

Being thankful for little things like finding a bathroom and the ability to laugh at having to use a grotesque port-a-pottie, are small perspective builders and remind us that things could be a whole lot worse.  You see, not 10 minutes later, the car my wife was driving was rear-ended by a driver not paying attention, causing a three-car crash.  Thank God no one was seriously hurt.  As we analyzed all aspects of the accident, we realized a few small things here or there could have made the accident much worse.  Scary bad. Makes having to use a nasty bathroom not seem like such a big deal.