My Last post of the year....

I'm excited to hang out with my lovely bride tonight.  We will be heading over to Saint Ann in Uptown.  You are welcome to join us, just let us know you are coming and we will see if we can get you a seat at our table.

2010 has been a GREAT Year.  God has blessed me and my family.  I would not want to be in any other place or doing any other job.  I feel like I am right where I am supposed to be.  It's a good feeling.

Looking forward to see what 2011 brings for:

The Awakening
Will I finish Seminary?
Will Matthew learn to ride his new trike?
To Be continued in the new year....

The Annual Ogilvie E-Card

Since it's the last day of December, I wanted to post the "Feliz Navidad" Ogilvie E-Card that we sent out to a few Family members and close friends.  May all enjoy the great choreography and singing as this new year begins.

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Healing is in Your Hands

This song moved me tonight in such a way that i had to stand up at my kitchen Table and worship my God. I'll let the Lyrics tell my story.   Listen to it here:

No mountain, no valley, no gain or loss we know
could keep us from Your love
No sickness, no secret, no chain is strong enough
to keep us from Your love
to keep us from Your love

How high, how wide
No matter where I am, healing is in Your hands
How deep, How strong,
And now by Your grace I stand, healing is in Your hands

Our present, our future, our past is in Your hands
We're covered by Your blood
We're covered by Your blood

How high, How wide
no matter where I am, healing is in Your hands
How deep, How strong
And now by Your grace I stand, healing is in Your hands

In all things, we know that.
We are more than conquerors.
You keep us by your love.
You keep us by your love.

Have you ever had an experience like that?  Where you are are moved to just worship God?  Tell me about it.

What's your favorite worship song right now?

My Little man Hiding at Northpark Mall

Matthew and I were playing hide and seek in the flora and fauna of North Park.

Epic Win - Starbucks in Firewheel UPDATED

If you look closely, you can find Shannon's
Usually it's the epic fails that grab out attention so much that we just have to blog about it.  But this is the opposite.  It encountered such an epic win for Starbucks that I just have to let the world know!  The Starbucks in Firewheel (North Garland which is North of Dallas) went the extra mile this year during Christmas and I think it will have a big payoff over the long term.  The manager of this store creatively drew by hand the different baristas of this location and then turned it into a Christmas card.  Then, this manager asked the baristas for the names of all the "regulars" (meaning the barista knows their name and drink order).  The manager then hand wrote all the regulars Christmas cards - envelopes included and taped them all over the store!!  They are every where.  Here's what I thought as I saw them:

1.  Am I up here?  Of course, who wouldn't think that?

2.  Wow, these baristas know a lot of people!!!  They are serious about building relationships with their customers.

3.  After not finding my name up there (but finding my wife's!) I felt like I was missing out!!!  I wanted to be up on the wall, especially if my wife was!!!

4.  Guess where I'm buying my next cup of coffee?

Because I don't qualify as a regular, I don't have an envelope and thus I do not know what the picture looks like.  Once Shannon get's her card, I will take a picture and put it up here.  It shouldn't be too long before she picks it up, she's a regular.

UPDATE:  I finally got my hands on a copy of the Card that Uma Nguyen, the Starbucks manager at this location created by hand.  Again, this is a hand drawn cartoon sketch of each of the baristas at this location, and then she wrote a paragraph note to each person.  To use the term by Seth Godin, she's a Linchpin!