Whirlwind Missions

Monday, January 23, 2017

Dad’s Funeral! Austin!

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:51 pm  

Thursday morning, Kathy and I met up with Miles, Ashley and Penelope at FBC Doraville to get on board the Marta, travel to the airport and fly to Austin.

My Mom and cousin Brandon picked us up and took us to Georgetown, TX where we met up with Jesse. He had come down to several days earlier in order to be there for my Mom’s birthday party. Penelope was the hit of the show.

We had great family times!

Also went on Safari to Austin to check out Nature’s Treasures–a terrific rock shop.

I think this is the biggest geode I’ve ever seen.

Then to Switched On to see some vintage synthesizers.

Ate pizza at Home Slice, some of the best I’ve ever had.

Always cool street art in Austin. I was a part of that scene in the 80s.

Never seen this before.

Later, we got caught in traffic from people who had been in Austin marching.

We went to Georgetown for my Dad’s funeral.

I saw many life long friends there.

The service was very meaningful, and actually funny! Dad would have loved it.

I love spending time with Penelope.

She pushed this chair around in the airport.

I watched some of the inauguration.

I will pray for our new president.

Went back to the airport in Austin on Sunday. Unfortunately, severe weather in the Atlanta are put us REALLY late getting home last night. We didn’t get home till around 3am. Ouch. I had been coughing the last few days, and had a bad headache last night and today. Feel pretty puny today.

Had lunch with Jesse and Kathy, then went back to bed. Still not feeling well.

Admin duties now.

Painted a chair for Kathy before we left.

Beautiful clouds.


Never forget.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Podcast! KAP! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:06 pm  

This morning I had fun: RECORDING!

After my “Dream” episode on MLK day, I decided Verbal Surgery -424- “Wake UP!” would be appropriate!

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to my server.

Link on Facebook.

Kathy, Ashley and Penelope and I had a fun lunch together.

Bad wreck on 78 near our house. No one was hurt.

Came home to rest. Getting ready for the trip to Texas on Thursday.

Gassed up the car.

Then on to the mission!

Group was there working on the internet for Comcast. Checking the entire complex.

LOT of kids today. Fortunately, I had a couple of my girls help some of the other kids. Ashley was taking care of Miles. He thought he might have food poisoning. That’s not zesty.

Enjoyed watching “Raising Hope” with K. Funny show.

Admin duties now. Still need to upload the podcast and get it on line.


High score in Battlefront. Such a fun game.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Research List! Penelope!

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:15 pm  

Completed the first ten states of the Research List.

Started on my last four: Virginia, W. Virginia, Ohio and Illinois. The last two are just the southern half of the state. I’m trying to approach the list by how long it takes to get here.

Got another 19 letters in the mail. Way to go, Kathy!

Ashley brought Penelope over to spend the day. Always awesome! She was sleeping when she arrived.

She slept about two hours this afternoon. We had fun playing!

Love my girls!

Kathy just went for a bike ride. Working on Admin Duties now.

I liked the geometry.

This represents America to me in so many ways.


Monday, January 16, 2017

Podcast! Research List!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:27 pm  

This morning I enjoyed RECORDING!

Love this special MLK episode of Verbal Surgery -423- “Dream!”

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to my server.

Link on Facebook.

Worked on the Research List.

I discovered I had a few extra towns that were on the backs of the cards. Finished Arkansas. A few more left and I will have completed the original ten towns.

Added more to our email list for Arkansas and N. Carolina.

I got my map out again and figured out the towns I need to work on in Virginia, W. Virginia and the southern parts of Ohio and Illinois.

I have over 560 entries on the Research List now. Could be another 100 with the addition of the four new areas.

Did the shopping.

Enjoyed watching Raising Hope with K.

Admin duties now.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Westside! JK! Media!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:08 pm  

K and I went to Westside BC this morning.

Interesting sermon by Pastor Ben on achieving goals.

Met up with Jesse at Baby Janes.

Came home to rest and play games.

Cleaned my dojo and S. Francis.

Went for a 2.78 mile run this afternoon. Phenomenal weather. Always something interesting to see.

Worked on my Twitter account. I have an automated program that posts five times a day.

I’ve written over 7,000 of these proverbs. They are part of the Verbal Surgery legacy.

I filed our annual registration for Whirlwind Missions, Inc.

Admin duties now.

End of the road.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Tim A. Cummins @ 6:58 pm  

Cleaned and repaired a belt on Ashley’s vacuum cleaner. Quite a process.

Had to use a wire to get the stuff out.

Washed it thoroughly.

Cleaned the rollers.

Put it all back together.

Spent time watering my plants.

I enjoyed watching Penelope today. I took her to McDonalds for lunch.

Over and over.

Never comforting.

She had fun on her scooter.

Can you make this look 3D?

Admin duties now.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Research! Podcast! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:44 pm  

Stayed up late last night working on sorting elements of the Research List.

It’s important to track when you send them a letter or an email or call. Each action has a code, like M for mail.

Finished Kentucky.

RECORDING this morning!

Woot! Love it! A terrific edition on the mind/body connection and how you can work better with Verbal Surgery -422- “Warm Socks.”

Had lunch with Kathy, Ashley and Penelope and Jesse. The Magnificent Baby wasn’t feeling well. I was so glad that Ashley took her in to see the doctor. Having medicine can just make you feel better so much faster.

Enjoyed working at the mission with the kids.

I saw Mason who was one of my original youth group.

I remember them as little kids not as full grown men that dwarf me. He told me, “People ask me how I know so much about the Bible. I always think about you teaching us, Mr. Tim.” Kinda choked me up.

Came home to watch the season finale of Travelers with Kathy. I’ve really enjoyed that show. Interesting premise.

Uploaded my podcast.

Link on Facebook.

Admin duties now.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fish & Birds! Research List Letters!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:48 pm  

Worked on the Research List until late last night.

Finished all of Louisiana and started on Lexington, KY.

I changed the water in the fish tank this morning.

Also went outside to clean out the bird feeders and baths.

Had lunch with Ashley and Penelope. Baby wasn’t feeling that great. Felt sorry for her.

She enjoyed kicking the metal sheeting.

Always enjoy having all three girls together!

Believe it or not, this skull shattered into pieces. I got the super glue and super glue accelerator out and pretty much repaired it. There’s some gaps on the bottom.

Penelope discussing the finer points of using a rake.

We went shopping after lunch. P took a nap and K watched her at the house. We bought P some meds to help her symptoms.

We dropped off the stuff from Walmart to Ashley’s house, then went to the mission to help the kids.

I focused on getting the letters ready to send out to churches. The kids like helping me.

Dropped the girls off at their house.

Then went to the Post Office to get the letters in the mail.

Came home to check on Kathy. She got me supper and then went to bed. That riding around Stone Mountain really takes it out of her.

Admin duties now.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Podcast! KJAP! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:37 pm  

Had a fun morning: RECORDING!

An important episode on your attention called, “Plug in, Turn ON!”

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to my server.

Link on Facebook.

Dropped off the Financial Report that Ashley compiled.

Met up for lunch with Kathy, Ashley, Penelope and Jesse. Good times! Penelope was having fun “feeding” Grandmama.

She liked the ball machine.

She certainly wanted in there.

Came home for a brief rest. I stayed up pretty late last night. Enjoyed playing Battlefront. I went to Level 100.

Kathy went with me to the mission.

Ton of kids.

I also cleaned up the place and threw away a bunch of garbage. The gate was baby tough, but not mission tough.

Ate supper with Kathy at China Delight. We did not have this.

Admin duties now.


Are you smarter than a 6th grader?

Interesting upper atmosphere effect.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Research List! AP with Chad and Grant! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 12:10 am  

Sunday was super cold.

Some interesting effects.

My hummingbird feeders finally started to thaw out today.

Worked on the Research List most of Sunday and this morning.

Went over 500 churches this weekend.

Quite a milestone.

Focusing on Louisiana now. Not as many churches as I thought in the area. At least not S. Baptist ones.

Went to Clarkston to get Ashley and Penelope. We met with new friends of ours from Midway Macedonia Baptist Church. Grant and Chad work with the Youth group and with Missions.

We took them to eat at La Generala at Plaza Fiesta. It was so good.

We showed them some of the Botanicas where our Catholic friends buy their idols and potions.

Then over to the Buford Highway Farmers Market to see the world and get some treats!

We said “adios” to our amigos around 2:30pm then went over to In and Out to get Ashley’s cell phone screen fixed. It looks brand new again. Yeah!

Worked with the kids at the mission. Lot of homework.

Glad Ash and Penelope were there.

Came home to spend time with K. We enjoyed watching Travelers this evening. We are nearly to the finale of Season One. Always kind of sad when you see the end of a binge coming.

Admin duties now.

Beautiful sunset.

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