Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 2011

I keep thinking about trying to get back on this horse, but I just don't have the passion for it right now. Maybe that will change in 2012. This has been a great year, and while I am sad to see it go, I am excited to see what God is going to do this next year! He continues to amaze me!

For those of you living under a rock and haven't heard..........I AM A GRAND-DADDY!!!
Anderson was born on November 22nd in Little Rock. Baby and momma are doing great. He is already a tremendous blessing, and he hasn't uttered a word yet. I know I am going to be blessed by this new journey!

Yes, I am excited about the National Championship game! If Bama wins, the LSU fans are going to be bummed and declare they should have a share in the title. I won't disagree with that. If the shoe was turned the other way, I would feel the same way. We NEED a play-off system!!!!! DUH! Having said that....ROLL TIDE ROLL!

I still miss my dad. It gets a little easier as time passes, but it's still a hard journey. My mom is doing well. She has already been to Arkansas to see her great-grandson. She turned 80 this past August. I wish we lived closer to her.

Things at Harding are.........well, interesting. It should be worth the price of admission to watch the goings on for the next year or so. It won't be for the faint of heart! I know God is faithful, and Harding is going to continue to bless the lives of young people for many years to come. It is still a tremendous blessing to be a part of the Harding family!

I hope everybody has a WONDERFUL Christmas and a great start to 2012! I still read several blogs a week, but I don't comment much anymore. I still am blessed by each one I read!

God bless you and your families!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Still Crazy After All These Years

I wanted to say "Still HERE After All These Years" but the Paul Simon lyrics kept ringing in my ear. Plus, those words are just as applicable! :) I ran across an old Harding friend's blog......Steve Hawley.......and it kinda gave me the urge to visit my old blog. It's been a YEAR since my last post, and I couldn't begin to tell you all the things that have happened in my life since last June. I guess the BIGGEST news is that I am going to be a grand-daddy in November. YEA!!!!! Luke and Juliana are expecting. We will find out in the next few weeks if it's a little boy or a little girl. It's not gonna matter, because I plan on spoiling it to death no matter which gender it is!! :)

My mom is doing really good. One of us 3 kids try and get there for a weekend as often as we can. Mom came to Searcy for a few days in April. It's always good to be with her.

I can't remember all the books that I have read since last summer. The ones that come to mind are "Christianity Rediscovered", "The Next Christians", "The Hole in Our Gospel", "He Loves Me!", "The Jesus Manifesto", and "Megan's Secrets". Obviously, those are all spiritual books. The best secular books I read were 3 books by Rick Bragg. That guy is one AWESOME author!! Check him out if you haven't already.

I found out this past year that I hate moles. They have taken over my yard. I will leave my whole estate to anybody who can run these suckers out of my yard....and out of my LIFE! I feel like Bill Murray in "Caddyshack". :)

Things are going well here at Harding. It's an interesting season to be here. It's gonna be fun seeing everything that transpires in the next few years from this catbird's seat. Please continue to pray for this wonderful University!

Can't wait for the college football season to get here. Matt has already told me that he is getting us in the Ole Miss vs Bama game in Oxford this coming October! Can't get here quick enough. I know it will be another fun season for everybody!

I still read Eye Guy, Patrick, Keith,and Mike weekly. Bobby, I do check yours from time to time also. I guess now I will be reading Steve's quite often also. Thanks to all of you for continuing to write. It's a HUGE blessing to the rest of us!

Have a wonderful summer everybody! DU

Monday, June 28, 2010


It's been a LONG time since my last post.....gracious. But a whole lot has happened this past 6 months. The biggest thing that has happened in my life is that I lost my dad in February. He had been in bed for several years, but we found out in December that he had pancreatic cancer. We feel blessed that he is with the Father, and that he didn't suffer for a great deal of time. I still miss him EVERY day.

Matt and Liz moved to Jackson, TN. Matt is now the head football coach at Jackson Christian. Luke and Juliana are still in Little Rock. Don't ask me about grandchildren! :) Matt and Liz DO have a new little puppy! Cotton is her name.

Jan's dad, Virgil Lawyer, is not in good health. We are concerned for him, so please keep him in your prayers. Jan's mom seems to be doing really well.

My good friend Craig Jones got married yesterday! He and Carol had been dating for several years now, and I am SO happy for the two of them. They both have been an inspiration to me because of their great faith. CONGRATS CRAIG AND CAROL!!

Things at Downtown are good, and I love my church family. Things at Harding are good also, and we are looking forward to another school year starting in a little over a month. Summer sure flies by, huh?

Oh yeah.......Alabama won another National Championship in January. I was so glad Dad lived long enough to see them win another one. I'm ready for the season to start again!

I still read Patrick, Mike and Keith Brenton every week. I tend to spend more time looking at Facebook than I do looking at blogs. Has the blogging era passed already?

Have a great summer! DU

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

Well, it's been awhile since I last posted anything. Seems like I do more communication these days on Facebook. For those of you who read "Same Kind Of Different As Me", you HAVE to read the sequel: "What Difference Do It Make". It's really really good!

I hope EVERYBODY has a wonderful Holiday Season......and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
I am looking forward to spending time with family, which is the BEST part of the Holidays to me.

God Bless,

P.S. No, I'm not saying ANYTHING yet about my Tide........don't want to jinx them! :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Long time no post! It's good to be back......for one post anyway. :)

I just wanted to mention a few books I had read since the last time I posted. In fact, it's two books by the same author, Francis Chan. I had never heard of Chan until Jerry Morgan told me about him. Jerry had heard him speak in person and was really blown away by him. The two books are "Crazy Love" and "Forgotten God". Both are EXCELLENT books! "Forgotten God" deals with the Holy Spirit, and even though I felt very indicted, I also felt very encouraged at the same time. I know......sounds crazy. But read it and see if you don't feel similar.

Still reading Cope, Brenton, and Mead on their blogs. Just don't seem to have the time to blog myself. Those guys encourage me EVERY time I read them!

And yeah.....Bama has had another good start. Let's see if they can keep it going!

God bless!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Grandaddy's Birthday and Books

Many of you had Virgil Lawyer as a teacher at Harding back in the day. He also was Dean of Students and had several other roles in the 60's. As you probably know, he is my father-in-law. Today is Grandaddy's birthday......he is 85 today. If you get a chance, send him a B-Day card to 35 Harding Drive, Searcy. 72143 I know he would appreciate it.

Ok......I do have one book to tell you about. Jerry Morgan turned me on to it. The title is "The Monkey and the Fish: Liguid Leadership for a Third-Culture Church" by Dave Gibbons. You can get it used off of Amazon. FANTASTIC book!! Pick it up and tell me what you think about it.

Kudos for Tom Watson, no matter how he ends up playing the next two days. To do what he is doing at his age is AMAZING!

Getting ready for football season!! Got me a flat screen and HD so that I can see my Tide even better this year!! I don't think we will run the table and win 12 in a row again, but I think we should hold our own. ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!! :)

Thursday, July 02, 2009

The 4th and Other Ramblings

Not posting myself much these days......but still reading other blogs that encourage me daily. Cope, Brenton, Mead, and Garner are everyday stops for me. I am addicted to those blogs. Don't always agree with every word, but I love those Godly men!

Headed out in the morning to the Great Southwest! Southeastern Colorado, New Mexico, hill country of Texas, and back home. Looking forward to being with some wonderful Harding folks, and seeing God's beautiful nature. And yes, my girlfriend/wife Jan will be along for the journey!

Karl THERE is a celebrity to acknowledge! He was married in 1938 to Mona, and they were in the 71st year of marriage when he passed this week. When is the last time you heard of something like that coming out of Hollywood? He will be missed.

Got lots of books to tell you about, but I will wait till next time. Check back around Thanksgiving! :) God bless!