Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Well with the game just a few days away I thought I'd do some talking. So "O Steeler Fan" What is the paper curtain going to do against the best O line in the game? What is the big slow guy going to do against Tatupu and Hill and the greatness that is Seahawks Linebackers. And what are they going to do about the great recieving corps? Answer nothing. So bring it this Sunday, you will go down in utter defeat. In the land of rain we always be forgoten. But we will rain on your parade. And it will poor when Seattle brings the ring back. And Seattle will love it. So let it rain!


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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Bring on the Steelers!

What a day!
Church was good but today I know there is a God, and God is Seahawk fan!
What could be better:
Denver getting their tails kicked all over Invesco/mile high/who cares! Great!
But wait could it be? Yes!
The most lopsided half I have ever seen in fact it would have been 20-0 at half if the ref hadn't picked a flag. So Cryolina cry yourself to sleep cause the Seahawks at Ford Field Bound. We will then see that while the Seahawks will be flying high and fast the Steelers will be true to the Ford name: Found on Road Dead.

So Bus I hope you enjoy retirement without a ring.

PS: Pay Shawn!


Wow are you about to be completely disappointed. Seriously man, you’ve worked yourself up into a frenzy here and, to put it mildly, your team has absolutely no chance against the Steelers. That’s not just talking trash either. The Seahawks must be, at least, a 1 TD underdog going into this game. And I’d say that’s pretty kind on the bookies parts.

Enjoy that win against….uh….who? Oh yeah, Carolina (smirk, real powerhouse there). It will be your last of the season.

By Blogger Tim, at 2:38 AM  

:o) Sorry, but I have to agree with Tim...my last Corps was just outside Pittsburgh (I'm a Pats fan from way back) so I've had to watch them way tooooo much. There's a reason that even though they were the 6th seed in the AFC they are favored to win....because they will.

Captain Dave

P.S. Check out my blog! salarmyofficership.blogspot.com

By Blogger Dave C, at 9:21 PM  

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Monday, January 16, 2006


Tim is having a great discussion on music over at his blog.

Dwight once suggested to me that we take 50 or so years off with no music at our church services.

So here is my question: for most churches if we stopped the music, what would left? I mean in my experience (current appointment included) everything revolves around music. How did we get here? I just wonder what would be left if we stopped the music. Would we have anything that would cause people to come? Would we find any substance or just nothingness? For a while I was in the contemporary worship stuff. I still enjoy it from time to time, but what else is there? It seems with all the fights over worship music we would realize that the music just doesn't matter.

What did Jesus/James say about religion?

I guess I'm just asking what is important here?



In our first appointment (Georgetown, KY) my wife and I were almost forced into this. Neither of us play an instrument and singing along to the CD's had gotten monotonous and lacked the worshipful nature. I was searching online and in books for some help when I came across a description of a Quaker Meeting. It did wonders for my spiritual life and for the lives of those attending the corps. It made them focus on Scritpture they had read and on true "real" testimonies from the week hence.

Firmly In His Grip (again),
Captain Dave

By Blogger Dave C, at 11:16 AM  

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Friday, January 13, 2006


There have been some good conversations on Ian's and Tim's blogs lately. I guess I have not much to say. Tim's had a good conversation on homosexuality, not something I want to get involved in on this blog. Ian's talked about culture and the ability or lack there of to relate to God without the cultural baggage. Again for me a pointless thing. I've dealt with it. The Seahawks will win Sunday. I guess I'm just ready to go home and crawl into bed. In short I'm tired. I just have little thinking going on. I'm not sure if that is good or bad. Usually it is bad. But baby and fear is all I feel now. I will be reading Donald Miller's new book when it is released in a couple months, that might help. I guess I'm just a bit board with all the postmodern talk. I know who I am, I know who God is (at least from my own pespective) and I teach people to find their own relationship with God. And its happening.

So, maybe I'm just in a holding pattern. I give God credit when God deserves it and blame as well, but mostly I talk about individual responsibility. So I'm doing good, just scared. That's all.


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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A Gripe

I have a complaint:
We have our officer Christmas Party Saturday at Nemo on Ice. Now its not that I don't like ice skating (I don't) its mostly that I will miss the greatest game of the year so far when Seattle Destroys Washington. It should not even be close. So I will miss it. I will record it, but still.

Seems silly doesn't it?

Well I guess it is.

This is an interesting place. I forget that its the nickel sometimes...Until.

Until the former client with co-occurring disorders curses my wife out.

Until our LCD projector comes up missing.

Until, until, until.

Its a crazy thing being here on the nickel. Wouldn't trade it for the world.


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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Aissa Yvonne Finley

Well there you go. Check out the updates from my wife here.


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Well yesterday we put the projector up and watch the game. WOW what a finish. I just would have liked to see USC win. They should have.

I saw the headlines on Yahoo. More death Sharon had a stroke more dead in Iraq Coal Miners dead. I just hate the death. My bible study restarts tonight after the Christmas season. Many guys will attend mine and not the others because the other two are done by good evangelical. I tend to be quieter, less condemning, no fire and brimstone, more open I guess. My main concern is what does scripture say or not say that we need to hear.

We had a good chapel at DHQ yesterday. I talked about the wise men. I wonder how wise they were, they traveled for months to see this king, presented their gifts and left. I kind of think we treat salvation like that we search and search, we find God, and then okay I know where he is so I go about my life. I just wonder how many "Christians" know God and how many know the church. I just think we know where to go, much like the addict knows where to go for 3 meals and a cot. I just wonder why they went back. And did anything change?


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Wednesday, January 04, 2006


I hate musicals. I have never seen one I truly enjoyed, I guess it goes back to being forced to watch fiddler on the roof. Truly along with sound of music the worst movies ever. That all changed on Monday. I have now seen one good musical. We went and saw The Producers. I laughed my head of. It was pure comedy. I think evangelical might be offended but laugh anyway.

Everyone is upset that THQ has told everyone they are monitoring blogs. They've been monitoring mine for years so who cares. 1) Don't use profanity 2) Love the disclaimer and 3) Never come to conclusions oh oops those don't exist anyway. So have fun.

Other random thoughts: I'm adjusting to the girl thing. It all pretty much frightens the stuff out of me. Tolani keeps watching these baby shows and women giving birth and all, I just don't know how I'll do. We received an anonymous donation for our chapel and can do all the work plus a bit.

I guess God is blessing us here and all but I'm just a bit nervous about the future.


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Monday, January 02, 2006

Recognition cont.

Been doing more thinking.

I am not thinking it is wrong to seek the recognition or to acknowlege the major contributions. I don't think its a question of right or wrong. For me its a question of why. I mean why do people do what they do? Why do some actively seek the recognition in their alms giving, why do others not? Why do we recognize some donors and not others? Now seriously if someone came to me and said "I've got 20 million to rebuild harborlight but you need to name the building after me" I'd simply ask where do we sign. So in that regard God bless Joan Kroc.

But here is a question: (aka Ethical dilemma)
You are a multi millionaire. You have decided to divide up your inheritance as follows: 10 mil each to 3 kids, 5 mil for a family scholarship fund, you are splitting the remaining between scholarships and building projects at two different universities. On what conditions of anonymity or recognition would you give the money?

Seriously what would you do, and more importantly why?

Some thinking for the new year.


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Sunday, January 01, 2006


I think beginning to feel alive. I have spent the weekend in bed with something nasty. Anyway, some good stuff is happening at our church. We can now do the work on the chapel thanks to a generous anonymous donor.

This has lead me to some thinking on generosity.

Scripture tells us in Matthew 6:
1“Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2“So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 3But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

When I drive around I see buildings named after people, when I visit other Army units I see camps, halls, youth centers, chapels, and a senior residence named after major donors. Is there anything wrong with this practice?

Joan Kroc's name will be plastered all over this country before the end of the decade.

In Eastern Orthodox circles they take this seriously. They are very generous as long as no one knows. Threcipientnt can never know if they find out Orthodox believe that they havtheirer blessing and God will not bless them. This donor gave us $15,000 for our chapel and I can not even send a thank you letter. I'm shocked. I thought I would at least put up an "in Memory of" plaque. I am at a loss. I see the different mindsets and it blows my mind.

But is it wrong to seek or give recognition to those who give? I guess I am just wondering what to do with this passage.


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