Whirlwind Missions

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Portuguese! Painting! Bike!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:23 pm  

Studied Portuguese this morning. Surprised?

Ashley, Penelope and I worked for about five hours today painting the mission in preparation for the Kendalls moving in!
Went for a 15.66 mile bike ride.

We had a little over 1″ of rain yesterday and this morning..
I know this feeling.
Full Sun Moon!
My indian name.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Portuguese! Podcast! Painting!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:18 pm  

Woke up around 4am to study Portuguese.
I also had a good chat with my friend Anthony Jacquin who is currently with his family on holiday on an island off of Spain. Always fun to make contact!

Then back to studying.
Went back to sleep for a few hours.

Then back up to go record a new podcast! While I was there a car alarm kept going off. Eventually, after probably fifteen minutes, I went over to the house to see what was going on.
A Haitian man said that his car was making this noise, but he didn’t have a car alarm. I asked him for the key. “Did it start?” “No.”
“Does this key open the door?” “Yes.” I took the key, closed the door, locked the door, unlocked the door again with the key and the alarm went silent. “Sometimes you have to reset it with a locked door.” He nodded in amazement. I asked where they were from. He said, “Haiti.” We had fun speaking French for a while. Then he saide “Yo hablo Espanol.” I told him, in Spanish, “Yo hablo Espanol, tambien.” We talked for a while in Spanish. Then I told him, “Bon Dia” which is Portuguese! The mixed up life of the polyglot.

Went back to the park and enjoyed recording a new episode of Verbal Surgery called, “False Alarms.” Seemed like the thing to do!

Came home to spend time with Kathy. Ashley and Penelope came over, as well as Jesse. Ashley was recording some scripts for Jesse while I took care of Penelope.

Kathy is doing better but still has pains in her leg.

After they finished recording, Jesse and I went back to Azalea to work on painting the mission.

We finished the girl’s room.

And the front room where we will still have mission activities.

I did the first coat of paint on Ashley and Miles’ bedroom and their bathroom.

I still have to do the second coat of paint on the little bathroom and Ashley’s bedroom. Paint the second bathroom. Paint the kitchen and do all the trim in those three rooms. At least four more hours. I’ll have it all done by the weekend if all goes well.

I miss taking pictures of everyone doing their hard work, but I don’t bring out my phone when I have paint on my hands!

We have a LOT of mission work going on this weekend including a team from First Redeemer church on Saturday for most of the day and speaking in three services at Midway Macedonia BC in Villa Rica on Sunday.

I also have a client for my life coaching business on Friday.

Good times!

Had good conversation with Kathy this weekend. Hypnosis is not always about inductions. Lots of time hypnosis is special kinds of conversations. It’s what I call Verbal Surgery.

Like with Kathy, just having her visualize playing with the Penelope and the happiness that she brings can be very powerful hypnosis!

Admin duties now.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Portuguese! Penelope! Painting! Glasses!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:21 pm  

Studied Portuguese this morning! Heard that before? Otimo!
I wonder what YOU could accomplish in 137 days straight?
Released a new edition of Verbal Surgery -484-“Traction Attractions!”

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

UPloaded to my server.


Link on Facebook!
Worked on Portuguese verbs.

I saw this bumper sticker when Kathy and I took Penelope to the park. Seemed appropriate.
She likes to push her little stroller.


She’s a runner, jumper and climber!

I saw these little mushrooms in our back yard when we got home.


Went to Azalea to continue painting the mission in preparation for Ashley, Miles and the girls to move in!

It took TWO coats of paint to cover up the “Gamma Green” that Jesse wanted on the walls.
Pink for baby girls!

Gray for the hallway.

This morning I lost my glasses. That’s very unlike me and kind of freaked me out. Checked my pockets dozens of times. Not in the car. Not in my room. Decided they must have dropped at the park. Figured I go back and look for them later this evening.

Went to Walmart to get some groceries with Jesse. While I was in there, I felt for my glasses and not only were my spare pair in there, but so were my glasses!! Truly weird!

Still not sure how they could just suddenly materialize in my pants, but that’s what happened. Still have NO idea how they could have just gotten there. They’re big, so it’s not like you could just miss them! One of those “Jesus things” I reckon!

Jesse, Miles and I finished working on the rooms or ran out of paint. Went to Cici’s for pizza. Came back to the mission to clean up, then came home.

Admin duties now.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Portuguese! Podcast! Remodel!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:57 pm  

This morning I studied Portuguese! Sound familiar?


Lot of days in a row!

Recorded a new version of Verbal Surgery called, “All Wrong Clocks!” It’ll release soon!
Went to Lowes to pick up some painting supplies, then over to Azalea to start the project.
Here’s what the mission looked like before we started.
Ashley drew this T. Rex for Jesse!
Green is Jesse’s favorite color.

I also took down the white boards. We will put one back up in the living room/after school room.

Hall way and bathroom.

This is the south end of the kitchen.

The front room will be a slate gray with a blue tint. Jesse cut in while I did the roller brush. We finished the front room in about 1.5 hours.


Painter Tim! I’ve done a LOT of painting over the years.

Ate at chic-fil-a with Ashley, Jesse and Penelope. Always fun.

Came home to work on admin duties.

Glad to say that Kathy is feeling better. She’s able to sit in a chair now without being in total pain. Thank you, Lord!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Westside! Run! HOPE!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:26 pm  

Studied Portuguese first thing this morning. It’s a way of life!

That may be a new high score!
I know that’s right!

Went to Westside BC this morning. Kathy couldn’t make it. She’s still in too much pain. Pray for her!
I like the children’s sermons.

Pastor Ben is preaching from Nehemiah. “What is distracting you?”

Came home to eat lunch and rest.

Then went for a 10.90 mile bike ride.

Showered, dressed then went to Dunwoody Glen to meet up with the HOPE team from my church. Always fun to see them in action. Most of the crowd was Spanish. All this Portuguese study has also vastly improved my ability to speak and hear Espanol!

The team starts with a basketball clinic.

Many adults also showed up.


Then the crowd tries chest pass drills.

The most exciting part of the evening was sharing the Gospel!


Pastor Eduardo Zamora helped translate to the adults.




Pastor Ben then led them in the prayer of salvation.

Thirteen children and several adults asked Jesus into their hearts! AMEN!

They came for counseling.







Proud of this team!

Admin duties now.

I still need to edit the video I shot.

I also have a friend I plan on calling later this evening. He lives is Idaho and has been having a really rough time lately.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Portuguese! N. Gwinnett Church! Plaza Fiesta! Azalea!

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:17 pm  

Studied Portuguese this morning!

Ashley and I had fun briefing our team from N. Gwinnett Church on Mexican Catholicism!



Senor Tim! Orale!

After our prayer time, we took them to Plaza Fiesta!

The food was delicious!

Took them on a tour of Plaza Fiesta!





Saint Jemima?

After our tour, a group of the team came to help us move things from the mission in preparation for Ashley’s family!

We took all the books out.

Cleaned the closets.

Organized all the supplies and put everything into the living room closet. Including 26 chairs!


All the books and some supplies we took to St. Vincent de Paul. They can distribute them to needy families.


They might even end up in Africa!

I always head towards signs like this.

I love my Apple Music. Here’s what I’ve been enjoying during my bike rides this week.

Always something new!

Came home to rest. My voice is a bit shot from yelling. Typical.

Also icing my elbow. Thank you, LORD for providing a team to help me move stuff. I would be totally suffering if I had tried to lift all those books!

Productive day.

Next week, we’ll start painting. Then a final clean up before moving starts.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Portuguese! Podcast! Newsletter! Bike!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:22 pm  

Studied Portuguese early this morning.



I’m still working with multiple strategies, including ClozeMaster for vocubulary and grammar study.

Released a new version of Verbal Surgery -483- “Coconut Sunscreen!”

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to my server.

Link on Facebook!

Wrote and produced my newsletter.


Sent the file to our friend Joel Harrison to print.

Went by Young World to pick up Kathy’s purse.

To Kroger to get her meds.

Went for a 15.49 mile bike ride. Felt great!

I had developed some tiny rust spots from where I used to park my bike.

I took the sandpaper to it after my ride.

Got all the spots off, then treated with WD40. Cleaned my entire bike, even the wheels and spokes.

I have really enjoyed this bike. I’ve had it probably ten years now. It’s been the best I’ve ever had and I have REALLY used it the last three months or so!

Of course I’m always adding some little decoration. These are from Savannah, GA!

It was a great and productive day. The only downside was that Kathy has been in a lot of pain. Sad for that. Because she was hurting and my arm was bothering me, we didn’t get to watch Penelope this evening. :( Hopefully, tomorrow!

We have a team in town. If all goes well, some of them will help me get the mission ready to paint.

Looking forward to that!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Portuguese! Calls! Penelope! Paint! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:46 pm  

Studied Portuguese!

Lots of likes!

Made my calls to churches.


Penelope came over for a visit. What a blessing!


Ashley and Penelope and I went to Lowes to get some paint for the Azalea remodel.

There was even a $10 off per gallon rebate!

Ashley is psyched up about it. Me, too!

On my way to the mission, I dropped by the church to pick up paint supplies.

Then went to the mission to work with the kids. Missed my girls! Ashley had a doctor appointment.


Got the groceries on the way home.

I’ve been icing my elbow. Seems to help. It’s been hurting for the last few weeks. Kathy came home today from work really in pain. Pray for both of us!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Portuguese! Podcast! Calls! Mission! Bike!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:16 pm  

Portugese! I thought this was funny.

Recorded a new podcast! Good for me!

Came home to spend time working the phone! Always trying to work on business.


Talked with Kathy about a possible new job that she will be starting! She’ll be working at a retirement home helping with the food prep in the kitchen. Salary is pretty good and she likes the hours. Pray that she’ll enjoy it and it won’t be too hard on her physically.
Worked with the girls at the mission!

Got a call from the medical organizers at the Fall Festival “Lilburn Daze!” I’ll be doing some hypnosis demos to help people with sleep and pain control.

Took the girls home.

Then rode my bike 6.92 miles.
Had a good talk with Jesse this evening. Mostly about business.

Admin duties now.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Portuguese! Podcasts! Tank! Calls! Mission! Bike!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:59 pm  

Worked on Portuguese this morning!

130 Days STRAIGHT!

Cleaned my fish tank.
Released a new podcast! AWESOME edition! Verbal Surgery -483-“The WRITE Stuff!”

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Got more information on the UK Hypnosis Convention in London that I’ll be speaking at. Impressive line up!

I worked the phones for about two hours today. I plan on doing that for the foreseeable future to work on getting teams to come.

We are following up with our massive mail out.

I’ve had some very positive feedback already. Just takes a really long time to do it!


Gassed up my car.

Worked with the kids at the mission. Milo had Penelope today!


It’s been SO hot and I have a hard time working with the kids with two loud fans on, so we’ve been running the AC, keeping the blinds and doors closed. That has helped. We only run it for a couple of hours.
Soon we’ll be able to keep all the doors and windows open when it gets cooler!

Got home late, but still had enough time to put in a seven mile bike ride.

After riding, I blew the garage and deck and watered the outside plants. Refilled the bird feeders and spread some food for the raccoons.

Admin duties now.

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