Monday, October 25, 2010

Best & Worst of the Weekend

I'm bringing back one of my favorite bits on my blog ... "The Best & Worst of the Weekend." 

When I originally started this, the idea was that I would give my best and worst and then "YOU", the readers, would contribute your best and worst via the comments box. That failed miserably! So I killed the bit! 

Because this is my blog ... I'm bringing it back and if "you" want to participate you are welcome too!

The Best of the Weekend: Iowa Regular Baptist Camp Corporation Meeting, Area-Wide Youth Rally hosted by the Clear Lake Baptist Church, & an incredible day of ministry topped of by an afterglow at the parsonage.

The Worst of the Weekend: The Ventura High School Vikings loss on Friday night and their ouster from qualifying for the State playoffs, The Iowa Hawkeye's loss to Wisconsin on Saturday, & the Minnesota Vikings loss to the Packers - In my humble opinion ... The Vikings are DONE! I hope I'm wrong, but Farve looks awful!

That's the way I see it!
Pastor Steve          

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

And So It Begins...

The Fall hunting season has begun in ernest!

I'm so excited!!!

I've been in the deer stand a few times and seen deer every time. we are in the pre-rut stage of the season and the bucks are just starting to get interested in the does.

Once the rut kicks in  full force - the buck will go completely stupid, let their natural guard down and present an opportunity for harvest to a wise bow hunter. I just wish I knew one!

Last Saturday was the second waterfowl opener. I was ready and shot up a bunch of shells!

Had a wonderful time and harvested a hen and a drake wood duck. These are beautiful birds ... and ... quite tasty!

I'll keep you posted on the rest of the seasons!

I remain,
Pastor Steve

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sports Weekend

If you are a sports fan ... you have to love this time of year! Play-off baseball, college football, NFL, NHL, NBA pre-season & NASCAR's "The Chase".

Here are a few of my interests:

Twins/Yankees: The Twins lost another postseason series to the Yankees. Those stinking, cheating, no-account Yankees!! I can't stand the Yankees, these guys are killing me - they are so far inside the heads of the Twins; that they know what the Twins are doing before the Twins do!

#10 Utah at ISU: Iowa State University football team hosted the #10 team in the nation from Utah. At the end of the 1st quarter, ISU had the lead at 14-10! Then Utah turned on the jets and won the game with as final score of 68-27! Only one word can describe this loss - Brutal!

If you have followed my blog for long you already know that I'm an Iowa Hawkeye football fan. The mention of the ISU loss is in no way a dig at the Ames squad but a heartfelt - Wow, sorry about that one! The real problem is that this week is not any better with #6 Oklahoma coming to Ames this week.

NASCAR "The Chase": After Sunday's race in California there are 5 drivers within 105 points of the lead. If I remember correctly this is the closest race sine the inception of "the chase" format. I know that most folks think that NASCAR is so stupid as the drivers do nothing but turn left; I see on the track a great deal of strategy - tires, fuel, pit stops, restarts & cautions. Trust me ... much more that a bunch of country bumpkins on a dirt track. at least ... That is the way I see it!

Pastor Steve

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Bits & Balderdash

Just wanted to drop in and give an update on Life in North Iowa at least from ... The Way I See It! Wow, that was good!

Here we go...

The Birthday Boy: Just breezed by my 49th birthday last week. That's all I got on that.

Homecoming @ Ventura High School: I had the opportunity to help with the activities of the Ventura High School Homecoming. Ran the grill for the concession stand - cooked 90 pork tenderloins, 30 pork burgers, 30 brats and 24 hotdogs. Good night on the grill. 

The real highlight was getting to help with the fireworks display. The booster club purchased about $1500 worth of fireworks and I got to help set them off. Despite a bit of rain at the end of the game putting a wet blanket buzzkill on the grand finale, we got everything fired off, it just took a bit longer than planned. Fun times!!! BTW, Ventura won the game over CAL.

Back On Track: Back On Track is a state-wide youth rally held on the campus of Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa. The idea behind BOT is that summer is over, school is back in session and it is possible for teens to have gotten off track from the decisions made during youth camps in the summer. This is a Bible study type rally, 3 sessions with everybody and 2 break out/workshop sessions. This was a great day with excellent preaching and teaching.

I Remain, 
Pastor Steve