Friday, April 07, 2006

I don't qualify as a blogger.


So maybe I don't, but I am a frequent reader. I spend so much time on the phone each day working I have little to no desire at night to sit and rehash that which went on during the day.

Oh well, maybe I will be deleted, only time will tell.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

OK, here we go, 2 posts in a single day. A record for me.

I managed to back into somebody with the car this morning as I was leaving Kroger. What an idiot I can be at times. Luckily no one was hurt, and there was minimal damage. I told the person I hit to get an estimate, if it is $500 or so, I would simply mail a check.

I don't need my insurance going up.

Thanks for the following people who came today, and all the hard work that went into making today spectacular:

Geta & Jason
Jim Pepe, Mandee Creech & Trinity
Tyler & Caroline Andrews, Ewan & Wyatt
Emily Steiner
Tiffany White
Paul & Stacy Fish, Carson, Chase & Blake
Mom (Dianne Lukawitz)
Erin (Tylers co-worker)
Louisa (Geta's friend)
Liz & Todd

We called the day, "Family Thanksgiving" and what an appropriate title that was. Friends came together and formed family, and shared together in the millions of things we have to be thankful for.

Have a great evening, and be safe on Black Friday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow! This year has truly flown by. As Americans we are given one day a year to stop, reflect and be thankful. As Christians we are called to give thanks every minute of everyday for not only the good, but also the bad. What a concept, being thankful for the bad things in life. I can certainly look back at things that I thought were bad in my life, and can see where the end result was much better than that current circumstance.

Well, I have 18+ people coming, and I don't think that includes the kids. Lots of food to get ready.

Take a moment for yourself and reflect back on the many things you really do have to be thankful for in life.

Take care.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Geta's brother Cornel flew in today. I picked him up at the airport at 1:15, and we headed to go grab a bite to eat. We went to Joey's House of Pizza in Brentwood. We got there around 2, and we were eating, and the only other table in the place that was occupied happened to be next to the table we had sat at. I was looking at the guy next to us, and said to myself, that the man looked an awful lot like James Taylor.

So I asked him, "Excuse me, don't mean to bother you, but are you James Taylor?"

"Yes I am" he replied.

"I am a big fan of your music."

"Thanks, I appreciate that" he replied extending his hand to me.

"My name is Jason Lukawitz" I replied as I shook his hand.

"Nice to meet you" he said.

And I left.

Pretty cool.

I listened to James Taylor on my iPod as we drove away from lunch.

Friday, September 16, 2005

It won't piss me off. Interesting thoughts. Yes, Jim P. is a "daddy" before me, but that is OK. The day you see the Porsche 911 in the garage, you can start asking when the kids will arrive.

What bothers me about Rachel's mother is this, why in the heck does she have to impress on others her "way" to raise children when her own children despise the torture we were put through as kids? It is not like "mother of the year" award was thrown at our family ever.

I feel bad however that relationships with people are hindered due to a "religious" belief that doesn't even appear in the Bible, and a true which does appear, love your neighbor as yourself is so often ignored. Jesus came to save those who knew they needed saving, the Pharises' didn't need to be saved as they lived their self righteous lives. How much more so is Rachel's mothers actions like a Pharises?

Oh well, have a nice weekend.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

I was driving in the car today and had a really well thought out post for tonight, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was that I wanted to say. With that having been said, I will state that I voted today against the sales tax increase proposed for Davidson County. This proposal was intended to help the poor and elderly, and I have to be perfectly honest, I am sick and tired of those of us who work hard and make money continually being called up to help those who haven't been as ambitious.

Tax, tax, tax, tax, tax. I am sick and tired of taxes. A system set up to penalize those who work hard and ultimately keeps the economy going. I am a big fan of the Fair Tax as proposed by John Linder and being talked up by Neil Boortz on his weekly radio show. It is gaining strength and if you haven't checked it out, I encourage you to do so. Simply Google Fair Tax and you will find the Web site. I know Sean Hannity has been talking up this plan, as well as a lot of other conservatives out there. I read the book which really sheds light on how badly we are being screwed over by our own government.

I am currently reading The Last Jihad by Joel Rosenburg. I have really enjoyed reading this author, I like his style and you can tell he really knows his stuff. Last month I read The Ezekiel Option, and after reading the book it made the rounds within the men's group I am involved with.

That is all for now, thanks for taking a minute to stop by and read what I have to say.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

It is encouraging to see that other countries have stepped up to help out with the tragedy in New Orleans. Kuwait has donated 500 million dollars worth of oil to help out. With current pricing, that should help to fill a total of 18 cars. Our church along with others in the area are actively trying to mount efforts to collect food, money water and other necessities that we all take for granted.

Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham has challenged churches to step up, and offer to accept 10 families to house and assist during this time of tragedy. As I sit here writing, Geraldo is on Fox News asking for people to pray to God for help, imagine that, a nation turning back to God.

I am glad to have my sister here with her hubby. We have had a good time getting to know eachother better. I wish we lived a little closer so that we could see them more often.

Well, that is about it for now, I will give a few book reviews this week of some books I have enjoyed reading, but that will have to be later this week.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

It took long enough to have some countries step up and pledge support, but I am glad to see that it is happening for those victims of the Hurricane. Those countries probably figured that if they didn't kick in something, that next time something bad happens to them, the USA won't be as quick to step in and bail them out.

On a funny note, Fidel Castro, the leader of Cuba, took time yesterday and observed a moment of silence in honor of those who have died as a result of the Hurricane and those still suffering as a result of the Hurricane. Following this moment of silence, he proceeded with his criticism of the USA - in particular George W. Bush - and the war in Iraq.

I was watching On The Record with Greta Van Sustern on Fox News last night, and she had a young black man with her who had stolen a school bus in New Orleans, and loaded it up with people and drove it to Texas. The fellow stated that he went to the bus yard, the building which housed the keys was already damaged so he found some keys, matched it up to the correct vehicle, started the bus and drove out. He took about 80 people with him to Texas. They stopped 3 times along the way to rest and to get gas, which those on board the bus chipped in for to make the journey. Although he had technically stolen the bus, it is a story like this that sheds light on the hope that does exist, that one person can make a difference.

Well, Rachel & Jim arrive this morning. I am scared as our mother is trying to micro manage each and every minute of this vacation. I just hope Rachel isn't annoyed to the point of never wanting to visit again. I hope Rachel and Jim have a chance to relax, and that we can all get to know each other better. For my mother, I just hope she can tone down her normal rhetoric about 6000% and just act normal, and demonstrate unconditional love for not only Rachel, but Jim as well.

That's all for now, have a good weekend.

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