Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Brother Steve's birthday

My brother's birthday is Saturday. His name is Stephen R Burrow. The "R" doesn't stand for anything. I asked my mom about that tonight. She said when Steve was born Harry S Truman was president. The "S" doesn't stand for anything either. Interesting. Sometimes things make sense when they don't make sense, if you know what I mean.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Saturday Scoreboard

The Huskers nearly win, but ultimately lose to Texas (0 wins in October, last time they lost 4 games in a row was 1961)
The Blues win
The Rockies lose

Do You Believe in Ghosts??

There was a poll on the station website today about ghosts. 69% said they've seen a ghost and/or believe in ghosts. I don't even know how to comment on that.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Too Much?? Naaahhhhhh

James says I do too much. Not necessarily too much good stuff...just stuff. This week has been a particularly rough one, but we accomplished a lot...and looking back I don't know what I would have cut out.

Friday night we had John Burns and Joan Gupton over for dinner. John has moved here, but his family won't be in St. Louis until January. I felt sorry for him, so we treated him to some great home cooking--short ribs, mashed potatoes, and apple crisp. We had a lot of fun together. Joan always says, "I'll go anywhere if you feed me."

Saturday night were the local Emmy awards. The station did well! I'll post the press release. We won the big award for news excellence, so we were all proud.

Sunday after church, John and I decorated the foyer for the Bignall's reception. Rich and Jan got married after a marathon and Sue Stevens asked if I'd help with the decorations. About the time it was over and we'd cleaned up everything, it was time to get ready for our small group. We met at Surrey Place so we could be with Steele and Carol Glenn. John admires Steele so much, as do I.

This week in addition to work, I've been getting ready for Trunk or Treat. I've convinced John to dress up. That alone is a feat.

And, of course, we had our Celebrate Recovery group Wednesday night. I love this group. It's so safe and honest. You can feel the spirit working in the room.

I think tonight John and I are going out to dinner (if we're not too tired...)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

David & Jeff

Two people who've made a huge impact on my life may be meeting up this week! David Bearden, minister at the McKnight Road Church of Christ in St. Louis is on vacation in South Carolina. Jeff Payne, the Northeast Church of Christ minister in Greenville, SC, sent us an email saying David called and wants to hook up with him. Very cool.

Jeff turned my life around, baptized James, preached at my father's funeral, married John and I, and baptized John. Pretty amazing. David has been instrumental in helping John and I in our spiritual journey. Especially encouraging John to use his special talents to reach out to folks in need of recovery.

These two guys (and their wives) are saints. We're so blessed to call them friends.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Baby Names

Okay, it's parents' right to name their baby anything they want. But come on! I just read a list of the most popular baby names in New York City. #4 Joshua, #44 Alex, even #5 Jayden (out of respect for Britney), I can live with...but there were 92 Menachems and 32 Dovs! For girls, one of my favorites--Emily was #2. Unfortunately there were also 102 poor little baby girls saddled with the biblical, but unlikely, name of Genesis. You don't meet a lot of Dovs or Genesises in the boardroom.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Congratulations, Jim and Kaylene

Great News! Our friends Jim and Kaylene are expecting a little baby boy in March! They'll make great parents and we couldn't be happier for them. Jim is one of the goalies on John's Friday hockey team. I wonder if they make Blues onesies.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Golf with Jim

Jim Hulin is trying his best to teach me how to be a better golfer. I had my 9th golf lesson tonight. I think I'm getting better, but I'm still not very good. James and I are playing nine holes Saturday. He'll give me the unvarnished truth.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

10 Things I've learned from my dog

1) Food should be enjoyed

2) Naps are good

3) Give folks a big kiss when they come home

4) There's a time to bury old things

5) It's never too late (or too early) to show someone you love them

6) It's hard for someone to stay mad at you when you're loyal

7) Don't bite the hand that feeds you

8) Appreciate the moment

9) Roll the windows down and let the wind hit your face

10) Wake up everyday with a smile on your face

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Michael Devlin pleads guilty

Last weekend The Post-Dispatch ran a headline that I found disturbing: "Devlin is said to be `at peace.'" Now that he's plead guilty to more than 70 counts ranging from kidnapping to sexual abuse of minors, I pray his victims and their families can find some peace. Even more disturbing than the Post's headline is the fact that Michael Devlin never apologized for any of his actions. With such evil in the world all around us, how can there be any doubt that Satan is alive and at work?

Devlin is said to be 'at peace'
Aisha Sultan and Kim Bell

Monday, October 8, 2007

Nancy shares a discovery

1st, 2nd, and 3rd John

Lovin' It

Who would have thought we'd have 90 degree weather in October? Still, there were two things this weekend to remind me it's fall.

First. it was the family weekend at Camp Ne-O-Tez. John and I made breakfast for the crowd and it was awesome. We got up at 4:00am and drove the hour and fifteen minutes in the dark. Edward Tritschler was outside waiting for us--as promised the coffee was on and good and strong! It was a blast. After breakfast and a devotional by our new friend, John Burns, several of us walked up the trail to Inspiration Point. Happy to get to know Deidre (thanks for the help), Audrey, Dave, Cathy, and Kim. The view was incredible. The leaves on the trees are changing colors.

Secondly, it was the annual Mizzou-Nebraska football game. Most people know I grew up in Nebraska and I'm an avid Cornhusker fan. Well, it's been a humbling few years for us. Saturday night was no exception as my team got a good old-fashioned whoopin'. A reluctant congratulations to all you Tigers! As for me, I'm sticking with the Big Red. A fan is a fan.