Today, we were prayed out of Exodus. It was a bitter-sweet experience. Next Sunday, having completed the new members class, we formally join Crossfire after three months of attendance and prayer. Exodus blessed us going in, Exodus blessed us for seven years, and Exodus blessed us going out. We are blessed....
Tracey and I are leaving Exodus to go join a church in the hood in West Gastonia. We have been wanting to serve at ground zero (Gastonia Street Ministry) in that geographic area for the past four years. We have dreamed, fasted, prayed about it and made our intentions known over the past two year. We have prayed/fasted diligently about it the past six months to come to agreement as husband and wife....
Our great friends the Stranathan Family and Lighthouse Baptist Churchare throwing an adoption party for the Hines Clan. If you haven’t heard, we are adopting Collin, Abbigail and Ethan Thursday the 17th in Mississippi. WHOOT!!!! Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 11:00-3:00 Location: Lighthouse Church 5735 Dixie River Road Charlotte, NC 28278 What to Bring: A covered dish, dessert or drinks to share. Main Course is provided. Who to Call: You can contact Us via email Please RSVP by Wednesday August 24th if you will make it. We sincerely hope you......
Tommy cracks me up … but that is a nice picture. For those of you who can’t quite read the text, click on the image to enlarge it....
When Tracey and I married back in 1991, it didn’t take me long to come to the conclusion that she can’t cook. I mean, she’s a third generation German raised by Italians; and while you might expect some good cooking to come out of that, Macaroni and Cheese is her specialty – six meals out of seven. I cook the seventh meal. Tracey’s mom works for Kraft, and Tracey loves Kraft Macaroni and Cheese – so you can see how we arrived at this situation. Perhaps I’m being a wee bit unfair......
You would think it to be a rather simple thing, an email here, a phone call there, and perhaps a visit. Unfortunately, we find it difficult to maintain the lines of communication that keep us all in touch. Thankfully, there is a slew of technological options to assist in this. For example, we have Twitter for micro-blogging (or mini-updates) throughout a given day, then we have the H57 Blog for more structured updates. The H57 Photo Album attempts to capture and archive those significant (and perhaps not so significant) events that occur......
I’ve read another of posts the past few days with regards to reviewing 2008. Not that I’ve ever been easily impressed, but I wasn’t. I thought to myself, “I can write a better review than that.” So I considered what to write, how to articulate it, and ultimately sum it up. Here’s what I came up with:
God blessed me with a wonderful wife and five fantastic kids that I can’t find reason to say I deserve – and they love me through 2008. Nothing else compares this and I can’t even claim......
We have been struggling against complacency for some time now in an attempt to move from Dreamhost to Mosso (thanks to Joseph Szobody) and are finally making some progress. You will notice that we have now added this site (blog.hines57.com) to Mosso as well as our Photo Album (photos.hines57.com) which means we have two out of three up (we still need to get the wiki set up) and running. We are happy with the green look and feel, so we will be sticking with that for some time to come. Bear with......
Here are some pictures to help sort out which name belongs to which kid, how they are related to each other, and ultimately how they are related to me. I suggest you keep this email handy so that when you read the others you can easily refer back to it and sort out who is who. We celebrated Beth’s 12th Birthday last Saturday! I’ve uploaded the pictures from the party to the H57 Photo Album, and you can see them here: Beth’s 12th Birthday Party. Samantha She’s 14, in the 8th grade,......
Whoot! We did it – we completed the 30 hour training to become foster parents! Yeehaaaa! You would think that after three hours a week for ten weeks they would give you a certificate of something – but no, they just gave us a list of paperwork that we will need to fill out now in order to get our license. 🙂 Seriously though, we can now start that application process and sometime in the next 90-days we should get our license and then some children to start living with us!...