WRKN Channel 2: Jamie Tucker

I hope you know about this. I was at the Winkler funeral…where media was not allowed inside. On their evening newscast, WKRN Channel 2 (the ABC affiliate in Nashville) led off with a story from Jamie Tucker. He began his report by explaining that media were not allowed in the funeral, but he went in anyway with a hidden wireless microphone to give channel 2 the scoop.

I don’t know about you…but I thought this was pretty terrible. Mr. Tucker was more interested in an exclusive than a grieving family. Channel 2 had the arrogance and audacity to air such a disrespectful segment. I hope you’ll send them an email (their website is http://www.wkrn.com) and you can send email to a variety of accounts. I personally prefer their newsdesk (news@wkrn.com)┬ábecause it gets in the way of them reading other “exclusive stories.” I hope Mr. Tucker loses his job for this, and I hope our pressure causes several advertisers to abandon WKRN like I plan on it.

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Gospel Meeting

So, this weekend is the weekend of the fall Gospel Meeting at Roby! E. Claude Gardner is preaching it Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 10 and 5. If you’re around Henderson…be there!

And there’s only one more regular season soccer game! Wow! Time flies!

That Alabama Song

Anybody remember that Alabama song…with the line “I rush and rush until life’s no fun?” “All I’ve really gotta do is live and die, but I’m in a hurry and don’t know why!”?

Ok, just curious. It is amazing how quickly life gets hectic, how busy you can be, and how little can get done. And then you step back a moment and realize that none of the stuff you were working on really matters. Ahh, the joys.

So here’s the devotional thought of the day: Psalm 118:24. How am I going to use this day for the Lord?

And for a webupdate-I’ve installed a mailing list that I liked, and most of it is working correctly. I’ve deciphered most of the spotty English (the guy who wrote it was German) and am about ready to roll out that part of the update. Magnetic Poetry is nearly working, sort of. It works…but it doesn’t save your work like it claims to. Haven’t figured that one out yet!

Back Again

Sorry for the extended delay from writing. Of course, nobody reads this, so nobody was terribly inconvenienced. As you’ve noticed the site has moved to a more logical http://www.happyhiatt.com, so try to update your bookmarks accordingly. Like I’ve been saying forever, a redesign is in the works. While I was away, I had a failed attempt to upgrade to a newer version of WordPress that didn’t turn out so hot…and it took a while to fix. Whoopsie.

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

Sunday

Today: Crieve Hall. 8:15 AM. South Nashville church of Christ: 11 AM. Bethany Health care: 2 pm. Charlotte Avenue: 6 pm.

It’s been good…but it’s been long! Camp reunion TNT is this week..I’m pumped….and an entirely too short Freed Visit Sunday is coming up! :)

Home, Again

Well, it is good to be home again. I got back last night from southern Louisiana, working in a town called Montegut and sleeping in Houma. It was a pretty good VBS campaign. I had a good time and think we did pretty good work. The trip was a bit weird for me, coming off the three weeks in New Zealand. I was in a different position thatn I was used to, teaching an adult class, but really it was good. Attendance saw a steady increase every night [from 90 to 134] and there was a baptism on Wednesday. No complaints there! So remember Alicia (sp?).

Now that I’m back at home for a while, life gets to sort of settle down. I get to teach the YAC class in the morning, and the youth singing is this Thursday night. I keep forgetting that Monday is the 4th, too. I suppose something fun should happen.

Take it easy!
Matthew

Cruel? Unusual.

According to this news story, evidently mannequin theft has been an issue in Japan. The dolls resemble children about the age of six and are named “Peko-chan.”

Reuters reports this about the sitings:

After a wave of “Peko-chan” disappearances last year, the company suggested chaining the dolls down, but customers complained that this would be cruel.

Cruel!? It would be cruel to tie down an inanimate object? Am I missing something? Are we that materialistic? Must we personify hunks of plastic that are trying to sell us more junk? Good grief…