Update and Next Book


I just want to say thank you all so much! I just sounded southern…maybe I shouldn’t frequent Mandy’s blog so much :). I really do appreciate all the thoughtful calls emails and comments regarding my Dad. I was overwhelmed at church this morning. So many of you care and it shows. Thank You!

We have a long way to go, but he was doing a little better today. The doctor’s gave him a new antibiotic and they felt that X-rays showed it was helping with the Pneumonia. We will head up in the morning to be with them for the Angiogram surgery on Tuesday. My mom is doing well. She worked at church all weekend. I know my Dad misses being able to be on stage teaching the church he is about to retire from. It is something he loves to do and does well. If any of you would like to hear him preach, you can check out the his latest teaching here.

In the midst of everything going on, I do not want to take a break from the amazing reading journey God has me on. I began a new book last night for the “Reading Rainbow”. “The Dangerous Act of Worship” by Mark Labberton will be this weeks book. I saw this reviewed over here. It looked like something I really need to dig into after coming off the book I read last week.

So, thank you for the prayers. It is amazing to know that my Dad is being lifted up. Literally all over the world. I will post tomorrow with updates.

edit-that’s a crap load of links…hopefully they are beneficial for you.


13 Responses to “Update and Next Book”

  1. 1 Tam

    “I just want to say thank you all so much! I just sounded southern”.

    No Hun – “you all” isn’t southern. Y’all is!

    Thanks for trying…
    I love you!

  2. 2 Brent Hodge

    It was close enough that it scared me!

  3. 3 Cheryl

    You two kill me 🙂 I thought only Greg and I carried on like this. Are you both in the same room when you “talk” to each other?

  4. 4 Tam

    Here’s a secret. It must be kept from our kids. Sometimes when we want to talk uninterrupted we will get on Instant Messaging and literally sit across from each other and have a conversation. The kids never know what we’re talking about or that we’re even talking to one another. BRILLIANT!

  5. 5 Nevvy

    Hey man,

    I wanted to chime in too. We will also be praying for your dad and your family. I didn’t get a chance to catch you this morning. Things sounded great. It was a good morning of worship and teaching. Let us know is you need anything.

    We might need to keep an eye out for LA Ink this week – it seems like Los’s work should be on soon.

    Also I am trying to get mentalbaconbits.blogspot up and running. It isn’t much yet. I have hope though. Thanks for the cheap and shameless plug…

    Have a good week and keep us posted.


  6. 6 Brent Hodge

    Cheryl – It’s pretty sad isn’t it.

    Nevvy – Thanks so much. I was pleasantly surprised to see Vicki this AM. It was fun to have her back…baby and all.

    We absolutely need to figure the date of his show out. that would be cool

    I am heading to http://mentalbaconbits.blogspot.com right now!!!



  7. 7 Cheryl

    Well Simone is starting to repeat things so we may have to resort to MSN while in the same room! We already do that during the day!

  8. 8 Anu

    hey brent, ofcourse we’re all concerned…he’ll be fine before u know abt it.
    keep us posted,
    take care.

  9. 9 mandy

    don’t be afraid of the southern drawl… embrace it! it’ll make you a much more hospitable person (not that you aren’t). and will increase your common sense as well! AND, you may start to like sweet tea and fried chicken and boiled peanuts before too long.
    don’t worry, i won’t call you a redneck ’til i see others signs of southernese creeping into your world.
    blessings on your dad today.
    ps: “you all” ain’t even close to a southern phrase….. say it with me: “y’all” “y’all”….
    pronounced: yawl

  10. 10 Brent Hodge

    Alright, the sweet tea and fried chicken are perfectly normal, but what are boiled peanuts? I’m more of a honey-roasted dude.

  11. 11 Gods Gal

    Sweet tea and fried pickles B, fried pickles…..mmmmmm

  12. 12 Gods Gal

    Uh, was the edit part suppose to be taken off???? LOL
    it is a crapload of links!

  13. 13 Brent Hodge

    Nope, that’s why it’s there, it was added. And, yes it is.

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