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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Are you willing to put God first in your life???

I found today's daily devotional at LivePrayer.com very intriguing. It was based on Matthew 19:16-22 when the young rich man asked how he could get to heaven and Jesus told him to sell his possessions and follow him. He didn't tell him that because you can't be rich and go to heaven, he told him that because Jesus knew that he would always place his worldly riches before God and it was keeping him from heaven. Powerful information.

What worldly possessions, people, or feelings may be keeping you from God and his word??

Daily Devotional

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Vancouver, BC, Canada

I just recently made a business trip to Vancouver this past week. It was tons of long hours of work and driving around, but I also got a chance to take in some of the scenery of mountains and waterfalls across the area. Some of the highlights were discovering the Granville St. in downtown Vancouver, the view from Mt. Seymour, driving through North and West Vancouver, signing a waiver to enjoy the hottest hot wings in North America, and checking out the future site of the 2010 Winter Olympic in Whistler, BC, Canada where I got to try out a little bobsledding. ;-)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

UFC Workout

I found this workout in a magazine. I think I might give it a try for
the summer for a change. It requires maximum cadence for 20 reps on
each exercise. I just have to alternate each exercise group 4 days a
week.

Exercise Group A:
One-Leg Deadlift
Dumbell clean and press
Pullup
Good Morning ( This is new to me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUpOZnhS4FI&feature=fvsr
)
Ab Rollouts

Exercise Group B:
Snatch-Grip Deadlift
One-Leg Squat
One-Arm Cable Press
One-Arm Cable Row
Turkish Getup (This will be the killer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vhJza-2xiI
)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Amelia's Graduation

Well it's that time of year again. Graduation Time!!!!

The first one up is Amelia's at Dallas Baptist University. She just
finished up her master's in Educational Leadership. I"m proud of
her. Now it's on the next step of becoming a principal.

Below are a few pics:

http://photos.johnwesleythomas.com/v/AmeliaGraduation/

It was a quiet atmosphere, so no cheering or blowhorns. It's a
baptist school so they made it clear that it was a worship
experience. Good thing I showed up early to hear that, cause I surely
was going to yell and act crazy when they called Amelia's name. ;-)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Originally uploaded by jwt9478

View out of the cabana in Bermuda every night at about 8pm

Bermuda Trip

Well I just got back in town from my "Work" trip to Bermuda. It was
nice. I never smelt air that clean and crisp. And the scenary was so
colorful and bright. Here are a few snapshots I took while I was there:

http://photos.johnwesleythomas.com/v/Bermuda/

This was the view outside of our oceanside cabana:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Is Mavs vs. Spurs a Real Rivalry????

I couldn't help but listen to local sports radio on my way home tonight.  They were going on and on about how they were so excited to be facing the Spurs in this year's NBA playoffs.  One reasons is because the Spurs are facing injury problems, so they have a chance to win a playoff series which they haven't done in a while.  Another reason was so they could renew the rivalry between the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs.

I couldn't help, but think "Rivalry, what rivalry????".  I"ll admit that 7-game series in 2006 was one of the greatest ever, but besides that I don't even remember the other series even being competitive.  So I did the research below:

2006 Playoffs - Mavs (4-3)
2003 Playoffs - Spurs (4-2)
2001 Playoffs - Spurs (4-1)

So what's all the excitement about???  Four series in the span of 8 years?  Haven't the Mavs played just as many against the Suns or Rockets in recent history?  

Plus the only year the Mavs were poised to win a championship with a #1 seed and the league's best record they were ousted in the first round.  I feel if a rivalry is going to be established there has to be something at stake.  Both teams go back and forth battling for playoff position/seeding, division championships, and league championships.  There has to be some form of history to generate the dislike between the teams.  Or maybe it's just me???

That's why I feel the Spurs true rival is the Los Angeles Lakers.  Both teams have the championships, both have knocked each other out of the playoffs, and there is great history established.  I can go back to the Iceman days and trace the pain and suffering that great Laker teams have caused me.  And this is true even this year where the Lakers and Spurs are seeded #1 and #3 respectively.

What is your definition of a rivalry????????????

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Great, Part of Another Statistic

I swear up and down that 5-hour energy has gotten thru a number of late night study sessions.  And it looks like a number of others are joining in.

http://www.foodbev.com/report/energy-shot-drinks-double-to-423m

I just hope it's not too good to be true.  There are already stories out there that say that these so called "energy drinks"  have a lot more ingredients not listed on the labels.

http://temple-news.com/2009/03/31/energy-boosters-could-be-cause-of-heart-failure/

Maybe i should just stick to coffee.............


Monday, March 30, 2009

Twitter Lawsuits

It could happen one day. Especially since so many news outlets use
Twitter for material more and more each day. Some interesting
concerns from Mark Cuban below:

http://blogmaverick.com/2009/03/29/are-tweets-copyrighted/

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bojangle's - Chicken n' Biscuits


Bojangle's - Chicken n' Biscuits
Originally uploaded by jwt9478

My dad and I ran into this place on our roadtrip to VA. The radio commercials were so funny we had to stop by. It was pretty good chicken too, but I felt slightly ashamed to liking it tho. ;-)

Saturday, January 03, 2009

12/30/2008


12/30/2008
Originally uploaded by jwt9478

I love this photo. It was a long drive from San Antonio back to Dallas after Xmas.