Another Blog Spammer Bites the Dust...
Date: February 16th 2012
This site is just a family site where I can host things that I don't want to consign to my wife's Facebook or my Google+ account. I wrote most of the code that makes up this site about 10 years ago and one feature has really paid dividends. I've had problems with Internet vandals and script... Read More
Going to the Fellowship of Presbyterians gathering
Date: January 16th 2012
There is a conference this week in Orlando for the Fellowship of Presbyterians. I am attending with some members of my church and will be posting pics and notes from the conference here. If anyone wants to meet up for a meal or a visit, drop me a line!
Feed My Sheep Concert and Gospel Sing
Date: September 16th 2010
My church will be offering another Feed My Sheep gospel sing to benefit local food pantry ministries. We hope to raise awareness of the need in our community and get enough food to increase our distributions throughout the upcoming holiday season. The concert will feature the church's praise team... Read More
Hanny Has a Baby Sister!
Date: April 23rd 2010
My wife and I have finally completed our second adoption! We are now the proud parents of Heather Hayam Awtrey. Hayam is Hala's mother's name and means "madly in love" in Arabic. She was born on April 17, 2010 and weighed a scant 3 pounds and 2 ounces. She will be staying in the hospital for a few... Read More
Little Drummer Boy
Date: December 26th 2009
Hanny has been asking for a drum set and drum sticks for the past six months. He likes to play the drums at church every week and is fascinated by the various sticks, hardware, cymbals and drums that make up the kit. When he started asking more often, my wife and I discussed getting toy drums,... Read More
Date: December 14th 2009
We were able to get a video recording of our Christmas Cantata up for everyone. This should be playable on most systems with high speed Internet access. Please let me know if you have problems viewing this video.
Come to a Gospel Sing!
Date: September 18th 2009
Our church is hosting an ecumenical Gospel Sing with a number of other local churches. Here are some details of the event: Where: St. Stephen Presbyterian Church When: Saturday, October 17th 2009 at 6:30 p.m. The event will include congregational singing of familiar gospel... Read More
Date: February 23rd 2009
Hello world! I got an email today from someone that was afraid the bit rot on this page indicated no one was home. Well, since we adopted my son Hanny two years ago (can you believe it has been two years?!) I have been staying very busy. The little man keeps Hala and I on our toes! Other parts of... Read More
Timber Creek High School Orchestra Fundraiser
Date: October 13th 2007
My friend Heather Harding is the director of the Timber Creek High School orchestra. She asked me to sing at an upcoming fund raiser dinner and concert and I could not refuse. The "Italian Dinner and Concert" will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2007, starting... Read More
Hanny's First Smile On Camera
Date: May 01st 2007
Hanny is really growing fast and beginning to show some of his personality. Hala and I have been delighted by his more numerous smiles and vocalizations, but catching his elusive smile on camera has been a challenge. Over the weekend while we were out shopping, Hanny was especially happy and we... Read More