Kinley Lynn Wheeler is born!

Hey, I’ve been a grandfather (Da-Do) for a few years now and that never gets old, but today I became something different: the grandfather of a granddaughter! Whoo-hoo!

Granddaughter Kinley Lynn Wheeler arrived at 3:00 p.m. today, June 6, 2012. Thanks be to God, mother and daughter are doing great! And let me add that my daughter and I both predicted the exact time of her arrival to the very minute this morning.

This little girl – who already has me wrapped around her little finger! – weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz. at birth and is 19″ long. She’s got a goodly amount of black hair; not a lot, not a little. And I’m told that “Kinley” means “fair-headed hero” (or “fair-headed heroine”). We’ll see if her hair lightens up as she grows up, but I can tell you right now she’s already a hero in my heart!

Pray with me:

Heavenly Father, thank, thank you, thank you! May this little one you’ve entrusted us with rise up to be a devoted disciple of your Son Jesus, full of, and fruitful in, your Spirit, for life! May you ever be the hero of her heart and life in every way, all of her days. Amen. And amen.

this went thru my mind


Boredom & youth: Engaged in the Fascinating by Terry Rush

“… as a kid I wanted nothing to do with churches when I got older because of one thing; superficially boring. What has changed my perspective?”

Facebook: Facebook May Let Kids Under 13 Join With Parent’s Help by Ruger Yu

“Facebook is really going after the youth market.”

Frisbee: Frisbee – God’s Favorite Sport by Jon Acuff

“You’ve had that same thought too right? I’m not the only one am I?”

Preaching: If I Could Just Preach What I Really Believe … by Dan Bouchelle

“One of the secret dreams of many preachers and missionaries is having the freedom to preach exactly what they believe about every subject. Because few of us started a work from scratch, almost all of us find ourselves in a community of faith with some deeply ingrained beliefs and practices with which we disagree.”

Productivity: Five Ways to Cope With the Productivity Squeeze by Glynn Young

“The reality is that virtually all of us work jobs that used to be done by at least two or three people.”

Resurrection of Jesus: Things Which Ought to Be Better Known about the Resurrection (video)

“The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the central tenets of Christian faith. Yet Dr. Peter Williams is concerned that there are some important details the average Christian doesn’t understand very well. So, in this video lecture, he walks us through some of those issues.”

Sermons: 3 Questions to Ask When You Hear a Sermon by Wayne Stiles

“Even Jesus had listeners who missed it.”

Standing desks: * Best Standing Desks by Mark Lukach; * Ernest Hemingway’s Standing Desk [I use the exact same arrangement as Hemingway; now if I could only write like him]

* “… why would I want to buy a standing desk at all?”

* “Other famous users of standing desks included Winston Churchill, Lewis Carroll, Donald Rumsfeld, Charles Dickens, Otto von Bismarck, Henry Clay, Thomas Jefferson, John Dos Passos, and Virginia Woolf.”