Whirlwind Missions

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Thanks! Granular List! Run! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:20 pm  

This morning I worked on writing Thank You notes to our supporters who gave in memorial of my Dad.

Paid bills.

LONG conversation with Xfinity. Ended up getting $70 off my my monthly bill AND 3X the internet speed. What?! It does seem to upload pictures faster.

Had lunch with Kathy, Ashley and Penelope.

Worked on the Granular List: those cities in Georgia about 1.25 hours from our HQ.

I continue to add email addresses to our data base.

Did seven cities. Found about 12 good prospects. Yeah, baby! As I add to the list, it will fill up a page of 20 churches. I then take the page, make labels and immediately get a promo packet in the mail to them.

I print up each city and put in a separate page. After we send the letters, I put the page in alphabetical order in our Georgia book. A red dot, about an inch from the top, indicates Georgia.

Ran 2.63 miles. Felt great. Beautiful outside.

This is the largest Pink Magnolia I’ve ever seen.

Went to Clarkston to get the girls.

Worked at the mission with the kids.

Admin duties now.


It’s been said.

This looks neural to me.

I love this type of shot. I call it a “sun flower” or a “moon flower.”

Monday, February 27, 2017

Podcast! Taxes! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:22 pm  

Recorded this morning! Yeah, baby!

Terrific episode (aren’t they all?) called Verbal Surgery -433- “Reflect or Absorb.”

Upload to server.

Link on Facebook.

Ate lunch with Ashley, Miles and Penelope and Kathy and Jesse. Good times!

Got the final forms of the taxes done and in the mail.

Mailed off the newsletters for March. They are what we call the “Sheep and Goat” edition, where we confirm with the donors who haven’t given if they still want to be on the list.

Went by the church to pick up the mail.

To the mission to work with the kids. Good group.

Ashley had a doctor appointment for Penelope. It was her 15th month check up. She’s doing great! No surprise there.

Bad traffic on 78 coming home.

Admin duties now.

I still can’t figure out how Penelope managed to do this.

Sunday, February 26, 2017


Tim A. Cummins @ 8:55 pm  

Penelope has been my constant companion since Friday morning. What a blessing!

Ashley and Miles went to Savannah to work at a missions conference. Fortunately, they had Saturday off and enjoyed it at the beach.

I always enjoy teaching Penelope. This weekend I worked on red, green, and blue as well as nose, and ears. It’s always fun to see her catch on to things. She’s really super smart and extremely observant. She’s in and under everything.

We like playing with rocks. I showed her some juggling.

We spent hours swinging.

I took her to Chic fil A and McDonalds. She likes the playgrounds.

She’s such an angel. So happy and talkative.

I usually get about five or six hours of sleep at night. I try and sleep whenever Penelope does.

She loved K’s shoes.

Penelope was glad to see Grandmama. She was in Columbia, SC with her brother and two sisters last night.

I know she was happy to be in the loving arms of her parents!

Got my tax forms complete.

Admin duties now.

I love my new Easter orchids. These mini Phaelonopis are beautiful.

I love Pink Magnolias.

Beautiful trees.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Houston Tix! Podcast! Clean up! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:17 pm  

I heard from my friend in Houston today. I’m planning on visiting him for a couple of days in March. Got my tickets!

Recorded a new podcast!

Always a favorite! Want to get something done? Then you need Verbal Surgery -432- “Slightest Movement.”

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to my server.

Link on Facebook.

Had lunch with Kathy.

Cleaned up some broken glass outside. Then cleaned my wet/dry vac.

Picked up Ashley in Clarkston, then went to the Atlanta Metro Baptist Association to get our first page of the newsletter and the “Stay on the Team” page.

Then to the mission to work with the kids.

Great when we have volunteers.

The kids are into this game called “Clash Royale.” I downloaded it onto my phone today.

Went to Walmart to get some supplies.

We finished up at the mission and I took Ashley home. She will be dropping off Penelope with us tomorrow morning. They’re going to a mission conference in Savannah.

I’ll have her on Saturday by myself. Kathy is going to S. Carolina to visit her family.

Gassed up the car on the way home. Filled up fine. Glad about that. The last time I tried to fill it up, it acted like it was clogged and I could only get a few cents of gas in at a time. Went straight in tonight.

Admin duties now.

I love Spring!

My Pink Magnolias are blooming.

And the Azaleas.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Newsletter! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:48 pm  

Got about 1/8″ of rain yesterday.

This morning I produced my newsletter.

Sent it to our friend at the Atlanta Metro Baptist Association for publishing.

Went through our mailing list and took out the people that we haven’t heard from in a year. I mark the labels with a red dot if they haven’t given.

In the March mailing, the people who haven’t given will get a special third page asking them if they still want to receive the paper copy.

We had about 25 people that fit into that category.

Ate lunch with Kathy, Ashley and Penelope.

I love this baby so much.

I usually take Penelope on walkabout. I let the girls finish eating.

Met up with Ashley in Clarkston. Penelope stayed with her Dad tonight. She’s such a blessing.

The kids helped us with the labels.

We had a doughnuts for a treat.

Diego made a mess in the mission. I don’t get mad. I get even.

Went to the bank to deposit money.

Dropped Ashley back at her house then headed home to spend time with K and work on admin duties.

My neighbor is building a huge fence it’s going to ruin the view from one side of our house.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Podcast! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:01 pm  

This morning, I recorded a new podcast! WOOT!

A terrific edition on change! Plug into Verbal Surgery -431- “Inside Insight 2.”

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to my server.

Link on Facebook.

Enjoyed lunch with Ashley, Penelope and Kathy. The Magnificent Baby and I went on walkabout.

I watched Penelope this afternoon while Ash visited with a friend of hers. Brought her back to Clarkston, then off to the mission to work with the kids.

She has a splinter in her toe. I’ll get it out soon.

Rainy weather made the drive extra long. Penelope was sad and cried and cried. We stopped at Chic-Fil-A on the way home. She got to play and eat some sandwich.

Came home to watch Murdoch’s Mysteries with K.

Admin duties now.

Tiny beauty.

I like this.

Totally agree.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Media! Pre-Site!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:18 pm  

Today, I spent time updating my Twitter feed. I upload my sermon notes to my automated server. It releases five a day starting at 7pm every hour.

I have material uploaded until 4.4.17.

I met up with Ashley and Penelope at their house, then went to FBC Doraville to meet up with some new friends from NC, outside of Raleigh: Bryan, Tom and Barry.

We took them on Safari to Plaza Fiesta. Then to the Hindu Temple at Global Mall. The Koran library at Al Madina and the amazing diversity of cultures that is the Buford Highway Farmers Market.

The girls and I love to show friends around our area.

She’s so beautiful.

After we said goodbye to our team, we went to Walmart to do the shopping. Lot of stuff today. I’m glad to be able to help Ashley’s family a little bit here and there. Hard to believe that I’m nearly 60 and my Mom is still doing it for me!

High score again for Battlefront. Fun!

The meat that tastes you back.

But needs spell check.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Editing! West Side! Toilet Seat! Shoes!

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:31 pm  

Saturday evening I concentrated on finishing up the team from N. GA. Uploaded all the pictures I took, edited the video I shot, uploaded that to You Tube, sent the link of the gallery and the video to the director of the team, burned a DVD and got it in the mail.

Sunday morning, I went to Westside Baptist Church.

The staff sang a special.

Pastor spoke on prayer, a subject dear to my heart.

On the way home, I stopped at Lowes to pick up a new toilet seat.

Got home and realized I got the wrong size. Back to Lowes to get the right one.

Also got a watering can for applying the Oxyclean solution to the carpet when I deep scrub, and a mini phalaenopsis orchid.

The toilet seat was kind of hard to install because it was so tight to get tools in.

I like the brand. I can say “I go to church every day. Sometimes two or three times.”

Cleaned and painted my shoes with a flat white enamel spray paint.

Watered my plants.

Played some Battlefront. I’ve been owning that game lately.

Just scanned and made a PDF of a tax document that got to my house a week after the deadline.

Admin duties now.



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Lookout BC! BHFM! AZ!

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:26 pm  

Ashley and I enjoyed briefing our FIRST team of 2017 from Lookout Baptist Church in TN.

We took them on Safari to the Buford Highway Farmers Market.

Had a great time with the kids at Azalea. Had a good group even though it had been drizzly all day.

We had doughnuts. A sure crowd pleaser.

Penelope is always part of the solution!

It was great to see Gregorio and his family today! Jhoan is the biggest man in the family now. Wow.

Dropped Penelope and Ashley back off at their house.

Came home to edit video and get it uploaded.

Admin duties now.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Granular List! Pre-site!

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:06 pm  

This morning I worked on the Granular List: all the cities in Georgia within about an hour drive.

I have 21 more cities to work on.

Met up with Ashley in Clarkston. Then over to FBC Doraville with Penelope. We made some new friends from Tennessee: Celeste and Talice. We took them on Safari Global Mall and Al Madina, then over to the Buford Highway Farmers Market.

Hindu temple.

Penelope loves her blue bucket.

Dropped AP back at their house and I went home. Such a warm, loving family.

Working on Admin duties now.

High scoring again in Battlefront. That game is so much fun.

Pink face!

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