Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Search Words...

I recently checked my website site stats. Here's some of the search queries that people entered into search engines (i.e. Google, Ask.com, Yahoo, MSN Search, etc.) that ended up leading them to our site...

"nature tithe doug stuart"
"computer basses"
"postexilic judean community/ezra prophecy ceased"
"st102 notes"
"joseph wiles bcm"

Go figure. How does the number 4 bring a person to our site?

Monday, October 30, 2006

Name My New Dog...

Emily, Luke, and I will be getting a puppy in about 4 weeks. Some friends of ours in the church have a dog that just had a litter of 9 pups. It's a pure-breed boxer pup. We're getting a girl.

So...what should we name our new dog? I like the name "Scout."

Tell me what you think.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Some Recent Pics

Em and I wanted to share some recent pics with you. As you can see the youth group has already showed us their "love" for us by rolling our yard, not once, but twice.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Funny Church Videos

This site has some funny videos that are short commentaries about the state of the church in the United States today.

Firefox 2.0 released

Firefox 2.0 has been released. Firefox is a web browser that is becoming a serious challenger to Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE). I use Firefox b/c it's so much better than IE. You can download the Firefox browser here.

However, on a similiar note, Microsoft also just released the next version of IE for download from their website. The new version (IE7) is a vast improvement over it's predecessor b/c of it's security enhancements. IE7 also has most of the cool features that make Firefox so good.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Getting' Back into the Blog

Okay folks, I've been incredibly busy starting this pastoring job. I've practically forgotten about the blog during this time, but I want to keep it up for the millions of you worldwide who thirst for the wisdom from this blog. Yeah right.

I'm going to shut down our website. The website is shutting down because it costs money but this blog is free. Also the purposes of the website were to publish photos for our family to see since we were living far away and to publish my resume for potential churches to be able to download it. Both of those things have changed now.

We'll post our pics on the blog from time to time rather than on the website.

I'm coming up on two months as the pastor of First Baptist Smithville. It's really incredible so far. Emily and I have received so much encouragement from the people, and I'm really enjoying preaching. God has been good to us. I'll post pics soon.

God bless friends....Mark