Mexican Train Weltmeisterschaft

Mexican Train Weltmeisterschaft

So I have played Mexican Train before in Germany, but this was David's first time while we were at Crescent, OK.  Mexican Train is a really fun domino game and it can seem like it lasts forever if you use all the dominoes (up to twelve dots on one side). First of all we played it at Phyllis' house.  She made and extremely delicious supper.  I have to say that she must love to cook and bake because before we left she gave us a loaf of homemade bread ---Yummmm it was so good! Well, you can see that we also played with Keith (Pastor of FCC in Crescent, OK) and Debbie.  Keith said that he just...

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Oklahoma City Zoo!

Oklahoma City Zoo!

After we visited the Guthrie Christian Church, Amanda and I were totally exhausted! We needed rest.  We were able to accomplish this by doing two things: Solitude: Motels are wonderful for this. Oklahoma City Zoo: Who knew that looking at caged animals could be so relaxing? We are very thankful to Diane for being our Zoo guide.  After the zoo we headed back to her house for a delicious supper!

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TED talk: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain

TED talk: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain

When I read a book, I don't agree with everything the author writes.  Same here.  I don't agree with everything Susan Cain says, especially her thoughts on Jesus. But, in my opinion, most of what she has to say is right on.  Whether you are an Introvert or an Extrovert, take the time to watch this video. I bet you will learn a few things about yourself or those weird people who like to get away and be alone.

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How to Build Christlike Character

How to Build Christlike Character

My thoughts below are inspired from Jeff Iorg's book The Character of Leadership. God Uses His Word Every thought we think and action we take needs to be grounded in a standard.  For the Christian it is God's Word. Make it a goal to read the Bible daily.  I try to read 10 chapters a day with Professor Horner's Bible Reading System. Study the Bible carefully.  Living by the Book by Howard Hendricks is a good resource for this. Listening to good sermons.  Please choose a teacher who doesn't preach cotton candy fluff.  I prefer to listen to Randy Gariss. Memorize Scripture. "The...

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3 Gorillas Terrorize Carcassonne

3 Gorillas Terrorize Carcassonne

For our Let's Start Talking program this year we had 4 ladies from Pittsburg State University.  Unfortunately Holly went back to America a little early so she wasn't able to take part in the game of Carcassonne (at least I didn't refer to her as a Gorilla... though technically she is one). Oh I almost forgot to mention, Adam also joined us.  He came in dead last, right behind me (David) :-(

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25th Braunschweig Nachtlauf

25th Braunschweig Nachtlauf

I haven't been in a race since high school and even then it wasn't longer than 200 meters.  Friday night I ran in my first ever long distance race.  It was at the 25th annual Braunschweig Nachtlauf and my race started at 10:15pm. The distance was 6200 meters (3.85 miles) and it took me 39 minutes and 36 seconds.  I came in 628th place.  My goal was to run the race without stopping, which I was able to accomplish. Now I am training so I will be able to run a 10K.  Below are some photos of the night.

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When Christ Ascends to Heaven, We Play Softball

When Christ Ascends to Heaven, We Play Softball

When Christ ascends to heaven, we play softball (Thursday was Christ's Ascension Day).  Last Thursday it was Hildesheim versus Peine... versus teenagers, I think.  The team I was on came in last but we did better in points than we did last year. The other team had huge bulky men who could hit the ball out of the park.  I don't care that we lost because it was still a lot of fun.  Also, the weather was nice.  

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Wintry Mix in Peine, Germany

Wintry Mix in Peine, Germany

[This is part of the Odds and Ends 2010 series.  Go check out the other posts!] Today in Peine, Germany it is 80 degrees!  It's not the 100 degrees that we get in Oklahoma or Kansas but when one is used to German weather 80 is pretty warm.  Also keep in mind that we don't have air conditioners. No matter where you live there is a good chance that today you are staying out of the heat.  Here are some photos that we took last November.  Hope it cools you off a bit.

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See Ya Later Brett and Heather Seybold

See Ya Later Brett and Heather Seybold

[This is part of the Odds and Ends 2010 series.  Go check out the other posts!] Finding the Seybolds in these photos is like trying to find Waldo!  Brett and Heather are at there "last" Spieleabend while living in Germany. My friend Olaf is trying to explain to me how to play the game of Risk.  At one point I was very tired and kind of wanted to lose so I tried really hard at not trying.  Then I started winning.  I played the whole game and came in 2nd.  

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Odds and Ends 2010 Series

Amanda and I arrived in Peine, Germany, May 2010.  Needless to say our heads were spinning with trying to settle in.  We were able to take a ton of photos along the way.  But I never had time to put them on our site to share with you. I wasn't sure how I was going to share these photos with you.  I thought maybe you wouldn't want to see photos from a year ago but why wouldn't you?  The photos are still new for you and since this is the case I have decided to share them in the Odds and Ends 2010 series. This will be the landing page for all 6 posts.  Check back here for more photos: Late...

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