As I type this, Trey is reading over my shoulder making sure I don't make any ridiculous sports analogy he will somehow be held accountable for by his man-friends.
That O.k., Baby? Now get yourself to the office where, I'm sure, you will find much bigger fish that need fryin'.
Anyway, now that Texas A&M and Nebraska actually play each other, I get all kinds of vicious hate mail from my grandparents, et. al. who still reside in the Cornhusker state.
I don't, really, I just like saying things like that to get a rise out of Grandma. She's feisty.
I promise, I have a point to this post.
My great-uncle and some of his life-long buddies decided to do something with their time in retirement to give back to their community and beyond. They call themselves the CrossMakers and make hand-carved, cedar crosses that are just the perfect size and shape to fit into your hand.
The volunteers get together twice each week over coffee and cut and sand down the donated wood. So far they've given away about 800 crosses to local churches and hospitals and have sent hundreds to our troops overseas as a means of encouragement.
They also sell the crosses on my favorite site Etsy at www.thecrossmakers.etsy.com. Head over and check them out. If you're looking for teacher's gifts this year, these are perfect!
My great-uncle was so generous and sent me several to give away. Head over to their site, come back and tell me what you think in the comments section, and I'll pick some winners on Monday, November 1st.
I have three sets of four crosses each so I'll randomly choose three from the comments left below...unless you say something disparaging about Texas A&M, like how we're at the bottom of the SEC rankings. Then, you're name might "accidentally" get removed from the hat and flushed down the commode.
"When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross."