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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Tuesday Ramblings from Todd

Good day, everyone!

I trust that everyone had a great holiday weekend; and enjoyed your extra time off!

We had a weekend full of baseball (as is normal for this time of the year around the Rhoades household.)  We have three boys who play (and a girl who doesn't!).  All three boys are on different teams that play at different times at different places (for example, tonight we have three different games at three different fields; and one's an hour away!... we don't quite have this one figured out yet!)

Anyway, yesterday... we had three games on Memorial Day in the 95+ degree heat.  It was fun, but exhausting.

Last week, I received back from the designer, the completed template and design of the new MMI website. I know I've been talking about the new design for some time now; but this has been a MAJOR undertaking!  I've probably not ever put as much work or effort into a website re-design as this one; so I hope you will all like it when it's completed!  This week, I'm going to try to get as much accomplished on the new site as I can.  Essentially, I have to go through each of 1,000+ posts; re-assign graphics and category descriptions for each post; and re-check the formatting from the import on each post.  Obviously, that is proving to be a very time-consuming and pretty monotonous task; (and not my favorite job in the world).  I would ask for your prayers that I'll be able to accomplish this in quick order and get the new website up and running for you soon. 

As a result, you'll find some of the 'best of MMI' posted here as new articles this week.  Don't worry, it's not like summer re-runs on TV... unless you've been reading MMI everyday for the past year and a half, I'll almost bet that most of the posts will be brand new to you; (and if not, I hope you'll enjoy re-reading them).  You'll notice that there are already a good number of comments posted on these posts... tha'ts ok... start a new comment or thought anyway!

I'll try to keep you updated as well throughout the week as to how the process is progressing.

Thanks for all your nice words and support!  I really appreciate it!

Have a great week!


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I feel for you. Monotonus work drvies me nuts, and after a while I lose my focus and the quality goes to pot. Galatian 6:9

Posted by: Kent | May 30, 2006 10:55:50 AM

Yeah, yeah, Galatians 6:9. So I can't type????

Posted by: Kent | May 30, 2006 10:57:08 AM

Todd, is that why the first 1000 comments (give or take a few) on the "Why Do Pastors Leave the Ministry?" post are from April 2005? I thought there was a glitch in the blog-clock!!!

Posted by: Randy Ehle | May 30, 2006 12:06:33 PM

Yeah, I use that same line when I have to reuse a sermon...

Youknow the website is undergoing a design change, so here is something I preached before you came to this church! ...

JUST KIDDING ! Todd knew that, the rest of you can crucify me for sarcasm. I'll just internalize it and hopefully find a real job!

Posted by: Jeff | May 30, 2006 12:20:05 PM

Hey Todd, I am happy to hear about the New MMI. I have been waiting with baited breath to see it. I cannot hardly wait. I really do appreciate you and the hard work you have done. I Salute you and applaud you.

My weekend was bittersweet. On Friday evening I learned that I lost 10 more of my buddies in the war in Iraq and Afhganistan. This now makes a total of 45 of them that have passed on since the war began. So... I have been mixed feelings, up then down and feeling guilty that they are gone. I have wished a 1,000 times that I could have been there because maybe then they would not have died.

Then I had a job yesterday cleaning for a China Resturant here in town. The man who owned it showed up an hour late, did not want me there and told the man who was his manger that he hated me. Everything from Korea in 93-94 came haunting me. But I guess now I know how Jesus must have felted... "TO BE HATED WITHOUT A CAUSE"

Posted by: Jeff Ruble | May 30, 2006 6:43:11 PM

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