A New Apple in the Woodlands!

A Picture Share!
Originally uploaded by rmaxt.

The Buzz of Apple Excitement!

A Picture Share!
Originally uploaded by rmaxt.


This would have been a good attempt at crowd control, but...
Handout #1
Originally uploaded by rmaxt.
When I got this, I thought it would be my 'ticket' for my free shirt... but no!!

A look to the back...

a semblance of order

Fortunately, everyone was in a good mood.
2 the Front of the line
Originally uploaded by rmaxt.
When the line formed, i wasn't too far from the front. YEAH!!

Cuando, Cuando, Cuando... Open, Open, Open!

Apple Woodlands
Originally uploaded by rmaxt.
Grand Opening of the New Woodlands Apple Store

The last(first) time I stood in line at a store before it opened, was to pre-order the ps2 for my kids for Christmas time. Had never done that before, and I have to say there was a sense of community in the 'gamers' that were there. We had a good time.... it's different this time. I thought I would find more in common with all these 'Mac Heads'. Maybe the prob is that 95% of them are from 'up nawth', not 'Nawf Side.' There was a definite line at Best Buy that night, and we even wrote up a list to be able to relax a little. Here, it's just a loose gathering... all tense... no friendly greetings... and I'm getting nervous... what if i get pushed to the side in the feeding frenzy and don't get one of the 'First 1000 Customer' t-shirts!!!!

At least I have my wife's permission to be here....

....gotta go ... they're mobbing!!!

Come on guyz! Open up!

Getting old just standing here!
Originally uploaded by rmaxt.

"I was only 20 when I got here!" he complained... not really... but they started lining up before 8:30am for the 10am opening... For the new Apple Store in the Woodlands. Look at the next picture... pretty good when you just have to put your logo outside, and NO LETTERING. Bright Apple... Nuf Said!


Downtown Houston

Whizzing by downtown H-Town
Originally uploaded by rmaxt.


This morning, I also heard from some of our friends in Indonesia. That is a wonderful place to see amazing things happening. More on that story later...

Warrior gone to rest...

Tonight around 8pm, San Antonio time, my uncle Billy went to be with our Heavenly Chief. His time on this world was a journey into life and service. The part of Uncle Billy that fascinates me is the committment he had to those of the First Nations. He took the message of God's truth to reservations in America's midwest. That was the most fruitful part of his life. When I shared with him that God has also opened doors for me to be in relationship with native ministries, his eyes teared up and he squinted so hard. I can just imagine that he remembered the lives that were impacted as he walked with them on their journey. He smiled and remarked, "That's Great!" We will miss Billy, but his body has gone into rest, and pain for him is no more. Rejoice in the hands of the Great Spirit.


Important: Recall Notice!

Regardless of make or year, all units known as "human being" are being recalled by the Manufacturer. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named "Adam" and "Eve" resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect is technically termed, "Serious Internal Non-morality," but more commonly known as "SIN."

Some of the symptoms of the SIN defect:
(a) Loss of direction
(b) Lack of peace and joy
(c) Depression
(d) Foul vocal emissions
(e) Selfishness
(f) Ingratitude
(g) Fearfulness
(h) Rebellion
(i) Jealousy

The Manufacturer is providing factory authorized repair service free of charge to correct the SIN defect. The Repair Technician, Jesus Christ, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs.

To repeat, there is no fee required. The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.

Once connected please upload the burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Christ, into the heart component of the human unit.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Christ will replace it with:
(a) Love
(b) Joy
(c) Peace
(d) Kindness
(e) Goodness
(f) Faithfurness
(g) Gentleness
(h) Patience
(i) Self-control

Please see the operating manual, HOLY BIBLE, for further details on the use of these fixes.

As an added upgrade, the Manufacturer has made available to all repaired units a facility enabling direct monitoring and assistance from the resident Maintenance Technician, the HOLY SPIRIT. Repaired units need only make Him welcome and He will take up residence on the premises.

WARNING: Continuing to operate a human unit without corrections voids Manufacturer's warranty, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list, and will ultimately result in the human unit being incinerated.

Thank you for your immediate attention, and please assist by notifying others of this important recall notice!

-JOHN 3:16 & 17!!!

BIBLE: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth!!!

Hand picked by God!

When I heard Ernest S.'s message, it was an exciting moment. The choir that he is working with has been invited to participate in filming a Christmas Musical tonight (7/28/05), then.... I got a call from Gabe S. who is involved in youth development across the country with the U.S. Army, and he had entered into dialog with the pastor of one of America's largest congregations and has been challenged to lead the youth of that congregation and city into a NEW DAY of growth and excitement!!!

Wow!! When we sat with Rose G. yesterday, she even said that she believes this year to be a time of new beginnings for she and her husband.

This keeps getting better and better! I don't know what situation you are looking at in your day, or week, but it's a great day to be alive! With all the 'sin sabores' [distasteful events] of life, it is good to be alive to see the transformation of peoples hearts and lives.

Write a comment of the good things that are happening in your life! I know many others will be encouraged.

hasta later,


Posting update

In the midst of the Dog Days of summer, we have to find some way to keep cool. How bout some ideas!?

Waiting for your input in the comments:


Double Rainbow-Double Promise

Double Rainbow
Originally uploaded by rmaxt.

Just shot the rainbow, but noticed later the double rainbow.


Fahrenheit Fotos

Tahoe Trip 019
Originally uploaded by Farenhiet.
btw, did I mention he had some wonderful fotos?

Fahrenheit Fotos

Tahoe Trip 021
Originally uploaded by Farenhiet.
My nephew went with some friends to Tahoe, and I am so glad they took their cameras! Take a look at this group of fotos (well over a hundred) and prepare for a visual banquet with great artistic flair & some humor for dessert!