Friday, December 5, 2008

Barbara Walters 10 Most Fascinating People

It has been too long since I have shared...well...anything on this blog.  Not many people have missed it, I'm sure.  However, I'm at a point in my life where I'm desiring to write down my random thoughts and rants and raves again.  So, I jump back in.  I think I'll start with something I was mulling over back in December after the Barbara Walters 1o Most Fascinating People special.  I realize the whole concept is a bit outdated, but frankly I don't care.  I wasn't too impressed with Walters' list, so I came up with my own...although they are not in any particular order.


Benny Hinn - let's just say he didn't make the list because I like him.

Heidi Blakeney - not a day goes by that I am not thankful for this woman.  I find myself loving her more each day, and I am truly in awe of her love for me and her incredible gift of being an awesome mother.

Bill LaBurn - my Father-in-law...if anyone has taught me to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God, it's this man.

Rod Van Solkema - my Pastor.  Week after week I listen to this guy preach...that's right...he preaches.  Preaching isn't the coolest thing to do these days...it's much more en vogue to "teach" or "speak" or "have a conversation."  Rod preaches, and God uses him to cut right to the heart.  It's been awhile since I've sat under this kind of pastoring, and I'm very thankful for it.

Rick Hopkins - A great friend and a great musician.  Sometimes when I listen to his music, I hate him and love him all at the same time.

Ella Blakeney - my first-born baby girl.  I forget what life was like before she came along, and it's only been 11 months.  She shines a light in my life like nothing I've ever expected.

Me - Yes, it's a bit Narcissistic, but I really do fascinate myself.  Mainly because I know how much of an idiot I am and how I go back and forth from faith to doubt, from positive to negative, from moving mountains to being crushed, from drive to apathy, from energy to drained...you get the picture.  

Suzee Geha - Seriously, how does she still have a job as a news anchor?  You call this journalism?

David Crowder - An amazing worshiper with an amazing beard.

Tim Blakeney - my Dad.  He has shown me what it means to love your bride like Christ loved the Church.