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Dr. Dvorak

Dr. Jim Dvorak is Professor of Greek and New Testament and Chair of the Division of Bible at Oklahoma Christian University.

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Grease monkey

If you've perused much of my blog, esp. the DIY posts, you know that I like to work on cars. No, I'm not a technician and I didn't go to school to be a mechanic. I am an Iowa farm kid, so I learned how to work on cars out of necessity and from wat...

Fix-it Friday

Here we are, the day after Thanksgiving. While everyone is out there doing their "black Friday" thing, I declared the day "Fix-it Friday" at the Herndon's in Tulsa. I repaired one two outdoor electrical receptacles, put in a new mailbox post, and ...

New LED lights installed

So, I had posted yesterday that the lights in the kids' bathroom were acting up and have been for a while. I knew that the original light fixtures needed to be replaced, and I wanted to put LEDs in their place. The old lights were recessed can lig...

Next up...

The recessed lights in the kids' bathroom (also the guest bathroom) haven't been working well and need replaced. Here's what they look like quite often:So I bought some LED replacements.I plan to work on this tomorrow (Sunday) unless, of course, t...

Painting the Table

You may recall that not long ago I made a little table. Today I painted it. First, I disassembled it so that I could get a good coat of primer on it. My wife, the lovely CJD, and my Mom picked out a primer + finish coat paint in a really nice gray...

Weekend Projects (Oct. 2-3, 2021)

Saturday Car You may recall that a while back I put a new serpentine belt tensioner on my car, but I had the incorrect sized belt. I put the old belt back on temporarily. Today, I installed a new belt. Easy peasy. Took me about 20 min. to get the ...

Some Sunday afternoon mechanic work

My nephew, Ezra, needed a little work on his Volvo S40. It had sprung a leak in one of the coolant hoses and was in serious need of rear brakes, including new rotors. Replacing rotors and brakes is an especially dirty job (brake dust + dirt + grea...

Busy weekend

It's been a busy weekend so far, and it's only Sunday! I took last Friday off to volunteer a day at The Springs church of Christ. They have a bunkhouse on their property. Recently, they were presented with an opportunity to use that space to house...