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Proud Dad Moments ¦ Swim Class 2011

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A little less than 2 years ago we took Princess Mighty(aged 5) to the North Arundel Aquatic Center for he 1st swim lesson.  While she was generally fearless she had, in my opinion, an unusual aversion to water.  If water got in her face she would run for a towel and probably cry.  So those early classes were a challenge.  Anytime her face would get wet she would want to get out of the pool. I didn't get it.  I tried to remember my 1st swim class.  My cousin and I went to the YWCA, yup the YWCA, in Baltimore City.  Early Saturday morning we would get in the water, blow bubbles, tread water, and eventually dive into the deep water.Anyway enough about me.  Today was Princess Mighty's Level 4 American Red Cross class.  She was nervous becuase it is completely into the deep water.  No more kiddie pool for her.  She is in the same pool that she watches me swim my laps.  I was worried at first as she seemed to struggle with not touching the bottom but by the end of class she was doin…

Quick and Dirty Veggie Fried Rice...

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Ingredients:Rice - cooked
Broccoli - steamed and in small pieces
Diced onions and peppers
Olive oil
Eggs - beaten
Scharachi chili sauce (optional)Directions
Heat your oil in a wok or panAdd onions and peppers and saute.Sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste.Add in the rice and mix it all together.  If using the chili sauce you can add it here.Move the rice mixture to the edges of the wok and add some oil to the empty center.Pour in beaten eggs and scramble.  Once the eggs are cooked then mix in the rice.Add steamed broccoli at the end so it retains some crunch.Enjoy.

God's Man | Glorifying God @ Work...

I found this gem in my reader today.  From the post 12 Ways to Glorify God at Work from the Desiring God Blog:
Focus on the work you've been given.

Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty (Proverbs 28:19).Oh how often have I be guilty of not focusing on the work that is in front of me. Especially working in an office where internet access is readily available. Surfing, blogging, and social media-ing can strip away the hours in our days.

Is this a something that you struggle with? Let me know below in the comments.

@Gods_Man

Friday Fun | Why Biking in NYC is Not So Nice...

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I have been working with Princess Mighty, my oldest daughter, on bicycle safety as she is now riding on the road through our new neighborhood.  It is an older community with very little traffic so mommy doesn't worry too much.  I found this video today about biking in NYC.  The guy that is in the video gets fined for not riding in the bike lane and then proceeds to ride around showing why that could be  hazardous.  *** BAD Language Warning in the beginning of this video ***Some of these falls would make Chevy Chase cringe. Happy Friday

Daddy Time ¦ Random Photos...

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Here is a random collection of photos taken with my HTC Hero.See the full gallery on Posterous

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Writing To You: A Study through 1 John

I spoke at my home church, Living Hope Church, last week so I thought I would share the notes.  Please leave some comments.  If you prefer you are browsing on your mobile you can view the mobile friendly link.

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The epistle, or letter, of 1st John is written to all of us in general and specifically to the church at Ephesus. John is writing this as he nears the end of his life.

The Ephesian church is not that different from our own American church. John speaks about the Ephesians in Revelation chapter 2 verse where he writes that “… You have forgotten your first love.”

There are 4 issues that are impacting the church at Ephesus.

An Easy Familiarity with Christ – The believers that John is writing to are the older children and younger Grandchildren of the believers that Paul met in Acts 19.He spent 2 years with them and God lit a fire there. The issue is that over time the intensity of the fire was being maintained. This lead to a rejection of the High St…