Whirlwind Missions

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

New Home! Asian Square! 6.18.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:01 pm  

Brain Training!


I read an interesting article on neurotransmitters in the Wall Street Journal today.

The weather was supposed to be super rainy this afternoon, so I cancelled The Show to get to the missions.

We ate at Penang and then went to Asian Square!

I got an interesting new paper good from CD Tower today.

Then to the mission at New Peachtree.

To the bank to deposit a check. Amen!

Got gas on the way home.

Transported squirrel #70 today. Yow!

I don’t see it slowing down until the winter. They seem to be very mobile in the warm seasons. I just keep taking them to the forest.

Too rainy to ride.

Enjoyed making some bubbles.

Admin duties now.

Monday, June 17, 2019

New Home! BHFM! Missions! 6.17.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:12 pm  

Brain Training!


Bills in the mail!

Great time with our team from New Home BC in AL.

Kathy came to help today.

My little bird egg.

Ashley is always awesome!

On Safari to the Buford Highway Farmers Market.

What color are bananas?

Don’t see this every day. In the bathroom at the church.

To the missions!

Got some groceries and a new printer for the mission.

Got home late. Looked like it was going to rain, so no bike ride today. :(

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Flowers! Bike! 6.16.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:12 pm  

I didn’t sleep much last night. Finally crashed out around 2:30am. Sometimes it’s hard to turn my brain off.


Blast from the past, eight years ago!

Fatter and darker mustache!
Jesse and I went to see Dark Phoenix today. We both really liked it. Further proof the critics don’t know what they’re talking about.

I transported squirrels #67 & #68 today. I just keep taking them and more keep coming.

Watered my flowers, which are just gorgeous.

This flower is nearly the size of a child’s hand.

My garden. How I love my green friends.

Cleaned my fish tank.

Sent mass emails to my supporter list and to my list of Youth Directors.

Rode my bike 16.76 miles. Wonderful time this evening.

These goslings always remind me of dinosaurs.

I get feelings about things. I thought I see a dead copperhead, and sure enough I did. One reason I feed the raccoons and opossums is because they kill the young ones in my yard.

It was such a delight to ride this evening. Really was perfect weather.

Admin duties now.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Bob! Bike! 5.15.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 12:05 am  

Brain Training!


Released Verbal Surgery -669- “Me, Myself and PIE!”
We are what we say to ourselves! So ingest all the sweetness your brain can handle! Click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to my server.

Promoted it through my social media.

Did the shopping at Walmart. I thought this sign was interesting.

Caught and released squirrel #67.

I thought this was an interesting sticker. Also that someone tried to scratch it off.

Went to the Funeral Reception for Bob Mitchell. It was a lot happier time than at Linda Paul’s house.

Went on a 12.08 mile bike ride. Flowers were beautiful.

Absolutely gorgeous moon.

Great talk with Jesse this evening.

Admin duties now.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Prattville! Asian Square! China Town! 6.13.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:20 pm  

Sleep! Getting much less than normal.

Brain Training.


Great time briefing the team!

Rocking out!

Little partner!


Buddhism today.

China Tim!

Red Thread Ceremony.

Lunch at Penang!

Hoa Da for Cobra in a Jar.

On Safari to Asian Square and China Town.

This one was new for me at CD Tower.

Lotta Buddhas.

Serenity Garden at China Town.

Deposited checks. Amen!

To the missions!

Rode 16.90 miles on my bike.

My Indian name is Full Sun Moon. Beautiful this afternoon.

I thought these polypores were cool.

Beautiful bark.

Admin duties now.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

FBC Prattville! BHFM! 6.12.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:55 pm  

Great time with our team from Prattville, AL today! Took them on Safari to the Buford Highway Farmers Market.

We had a visit from the Hickle family today! GREAT to see them, too!

Our team is doing a terrific job at the missions.

We only had a high of 80 degrees today. Shocking! Very cloudy. I got home around 7:30 pm. Seemed like it was going to get dark early, so I didn’t ride my bike.

Admin duties now.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Grandgirls! Norths! 6.11.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:03 pm  

Released a new episode Verbal Surgery -668- “Greener Grass!”

We feel like we do primarily because of who we compare ourselves to! Click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to server and link on Facebook.

I uploaded some material to my Twitter feed last night and noticed that I had recently gone over 20,000 of my proverbs! Wow! And nearly 75,000 followers!

Brain Training this morning.


After all the rain, lots of mushrooms!

Had fun with the grandgirls today!

They are strong climbers.

As is kudzu.

Family time!

Evie and I had fun in my car.

We went to the PDK airport to eat lunch and have fun with Ian and Ruthie North and their awesome children.

Sure do love these guys!

And my little sweethearts!

My little partner!

Deposited checks.

Gassed up my car.

I got a balance board today. I thought it might be fun and another skill set to master.

Didn’t ride today. Looked like it might rain.

I weighed in this morning at 165 lbs. Lowest in probably 30 years. I feel absolutely terrific.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Linda! Bike! 6.9.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:13 pm  



Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called, “KNOWmentum.” Excellent.

Went to FBC Lilburn for Linda Paul’s funeral. Her death was so unexpected. Very sad. I cried a lot.

This reminded me of a spiral nebula.

Funeral mode.

Kathy and I went to see Rocketman today. It was very good, but two hours of watching someone self destruct was pretty hard.

Biked 12.79 miles.

Beauty surrounds me.

Can you see the rainbow smudge?

Admin duties now.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Westside! Bike! 6.919

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:32 pm  

Rained nearly 3″ yesterday.


I enjoyed this article on William Blake, perhaps my favorite poet.

Brain Training.

Reviewed where these passages were located. I knew the scripture, just was fuzzy on which went with which.

And this section from Seth Godin’s blog.


Today is June 9th. That means I have been taking cold showers for two months straight! Last week, I was with the grand girls and gave them a hot shower. I got in there with them and felt like I was being cooked. I never, ever, thought I’d get into cold showers, but I have.

I also weighed in at 167 lbs, which is about what I weighed when I got married 33 years ago. Feel great!
Went to Westside this morning.

Pastor Ben spoke on evangelism and the needs of the lost and the promises of God from Psalms 91.

I liked this passage from The Art of Learning by Josh Waizkin. He was a chess and Tai Chi champion.

I thought about these blue morphos when I was in the Amazon jungle today.

And these quotes from Tim Ferris’ newsletter.

I had a friend of mine in the Philippines suggest getting into Will Eisner’s art. I got a couple of graphic novels he did. Looking forward to them!

I love NYC!

And optical illusions!

I enjoy Jim Carrey’s ideas.

My wisteria seems to be doing well.

Finally stopped raining! Enjoyed getting Black Beauty back on the road.

Rode 17.68 miles.

I usually take something to study.

I biked down Puckets to see what the road work was doing. The road is blocked off to through traffic.

Admin duties now.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Thunderstorms! Fish! Oil! Linda! 6.8.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:37 pm  

Brain Training!

Tremendous thunderstorms rolled through the ATL today. Reminded me of one of my favorite passages that I quote daily. Psalms 68:33-35.


On the weekends, I study Hebrew.

I heard from my mentor Fred Sorrells today. He’s always doing amazing things for the Lord. I met a new friend this week at Ashiana’s at Global Mall. He’s a director of a hospital back in India that does work with paraplegics. I thought Fred might like to get in touch with him.

I’m adding a new part to my morning routine. I always lift light weights and stretch. After watching The Peaceful Warrior movie, I’m adding a yoga/martial arts routine created by Dan Millman, the main character in the movie and an Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics. I used to do Tai Chi regularly, but my knees gave me problems. Since riding the bike, my knees are a lot better and I hope that this exercise will be great for me. The whole routine takes about four minutes.

I went to Moes for lunch and afterwards went to Nemo’s fish shop. I like to look at the fish sometimes. The coral is also awesome.

Art by God.

After lunch, I called my buddy Bob Burns in Scotland. He’s always a hoot.

During that call, I received another call from my friend Jon Paul, which I sent to voicemail.
After I hung up with Bob, I listened to the voice mail and to my horror the message said that Jon’s wife, Linda, had died yesterday! I was in complete shock by this news and immediately went to Jon’s house where all his children had already gathered. We talked for a couple of hours. Incredible how fragile life is. I learned that lesson so thoroughly when I shot news for all those years.

I was looking for some Bible verses that I had learned and written on cards and I came up with this business card. SMP is the new owner of Cumberland Courts. I know we’ve had work at Bedford Park, so I hope that we can continue to work at CC as well. It’s my favorite after Azalea.

Went to Walmart to get some oil for Kathy’s truck. Turns out that the kind that I had 5w-30 would work just fine. I had to ask the folks at the auto parts store to make sure.

Paid bills. I had to use about half my savings to zero out my MasterCard bill. I know I have money coming from my mileage and as a reimbursement for my Amazon expenditures for Whirlwind.

My PC is not acting right. I’ve been using my Mac for months, but from time to time still do work on it. I produce the newsletter on it. I continue to shift jobs over to the Mac. I’m talking with Jesse to figure out how to copy all the information on the PC onto an external hard drive in case it completely stops working. The video card seemed to be acting up last night. Never good.

Admin duties now.

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