Tuesday, March 29, 2005

WWJSL (What Would Jesus Smell Like)

So, I found this candle that is supposed to smell like Jesus. It's supposed to be based off Ps. 45:8 that describes the smell of the Messiah's robe. And you wonder why we Christians have a bad name sometimes. I am sure Jesus stunk pretty bad. He didn't just smell like aloe, myrrh and cassia. He smelled like aloe, myrrh, cassia and body odor. These heavy scents were meant to mask the nasty BO people had back then because they didn't shower and wiped their butt with their own hands. They acted much like a car air freshner.

Also, I wonder if the manufacturer of this candle toyed with the idea of a blood and sweat version to put out during the Easter season. Or you could mix in the smell of livestock to promote the Christmas time. Even better the scent of fish and ocean to mark the calling of the first disciples around the see of Galilee. Perhaps a wine flavored candle to commemorate the wedding in Cana. Personally, I would like to have a candle that smells like rotting flesh for when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.

Monday, March 28, 2005


So, how do I feel? I feel rejected. They told me I was special. They told me they were excited about Kara and I. They filled my head with visions and I believed them. I started planning. But it was not meant to be.I didn't guard my heart and it bit me in the butt.

I was finally starting to get over my fear that I didn't belong. With one five minute phone call all those feelings came rushing back in.

Yes, I know that "God has his ways." I know that it wasn't "meant to be." Duh! Why does God have to beat my wife and I up like this?

Thursday, March 24, 2005

A Declaration

Town Crier: "Hear Ye. Hear Ye. It has come to my attention that one Kevin Libick has been discovered as a selfish meathead. He has been charged by the Authority of this land with the crime of extreme self-regard. On multiple occasions he has been seen running around wearing only his personal concerns. On recent meetings with the Town Authority Kevin has pled only for his case and not for the plight of others. This hypocrite can often be seen consumed with his personal problems and issues. Henceforth, Kevin shall be punished by being forced to wear the letters 'SM' on his brightly colored shirts. He will also make a public apology for his inward heart. Thus I have said it, so shall it be from this day forth."

Tuesday, March 22, 2005


So following the retreat last week the wifey and I spend a whilrwind of a time in Austin. Here are some conclusions:
  • Austin is one of the most beautiful places in Texas. The hills and lakes are truly breathtaking
  • There is diversity!!!!! I saw people of all types hanging together (that's the way it should be).
  • The town itself is really hip. Where else can you have a country music legend (Willie Nelson) and a transvestite be both considered city treasures.

In all the people we met were really warm and funny. It felt like a place I could call home one day! If you want to know more, just e-mail me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Going South
I am off to austin for a retreat. Pray that I get rest and enjoy the time with students! Also pray that God would give us wisdom as we meet with some friends down there.


Monday, March 14, 2005


Yesterday was our second softball game. Our team name is the Grasshoppers an intimidating name for an all male team. During the first game I did pretty well (a single and a triple). This game I did slightly better (a triple and inside the park homerun). Over all I am pretty satisfied with my ability to hit opposite field. This is really the ideal place to hit in softball with runners on base. Enough about me. I am really impressed with Matt's abilities. Despite a struggling start last week he came in yesterday and got a base hit and caught a very difficult fly ball in right field. My vote for MVP: Matt Barre. Way to go Matt!

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Unknown Future

Right now my future is uncertain and it consumes my thoughts (unfortunately). As I was reading in my Celtic prayer book I came across a poem about the future. The author suggested that since Christ goes ahead of us in our lives, orchestrating life's circumstances, He is present in our personal (and collective, global future). Therefore, we may not know WHAT is in our future, but we do know WHO is in our future. This comforts me knowing that whatever the circumstances the Father, Son and Spirit are present in my future. I can rest in God's presence today and tomorrow and twenty years from now. So, if your future is uncertain as mine is, know that Christ goes ahead of you in your life and is present in your uncertain future.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Hail to Jimmy

Recently I went to the Post Office to mail a package. As I walked into the building my heart sank. A long line with few workers. I always wondered why it is that the fewest postal employees seem to be working during the busiest time (I. E lunch hour). My disappointment soon waned as I watched Jimmy work. With courtesy and humor he handled customer after customer. First it was a man who didn't have an address on his envelope. Then it was the two TCU football players who didn't know why they weren't getting any mail. Each situation was handled with ease. When lesser men would have been condescending and curt, Jimmy was warm and attentive. Today my impression of postal workers has been elevated by the Jimmy the Super Mailman.

This incident once again confirms my own prejudices and biases when dealing with other people. Hopefully, I will learn from this event about the art of living gracefully in my own head. So I say, "Hail to you, Jimmy" Keep up the good work.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Free MiniMac

So, I normally don't go for offers, but I have researched this one and it is legit. So help me get my free MiniMac.

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