Wednesday, March 17

Quote of the day: "Strike three."

- The Cardinals Ray King answer to former Cardinal Fernando Vina when asked what pitch King threw to get Vina out in the third inning.

Thursday, March 11

Today is a painful day. I sit and watch my razorbacks play basketball, well I use that term loosely. They scored 18 points in the first half against South Carolina. This is sooooo ugly. It was just a short 10 years ago that I was watching the boys win the national title. Ah, the glory days. Well they say they have some studs on the way. So Al Jefferson, Steven Hill, and company you better add a lot cause it’s ugly right now.

Monday, March 8

Well here is my latest silly dilemma. Our Cable went out about 3 weeks ago. We never paid for it in the first place it was just on when we moved in. So when it went out 6 months later I was not surprised and my ethical dilemma (yeah I probably should have called the cable company and told them) was eased.

Well, Scott and I went out for an lunch Saturday. And the conversation came to what to do now. You see Speed vision is on and IRL racing season has just begun, so Scotty wants very much to watch the races. I have enjoyed not having TV to some degree. It's been much less distracting to not have much to watch. So my roomie says that he's all for it.

So here is my dilemma. 2 months ago I had a strong urge to buy an X-box. And pretty much made an impulse buy and got it. So now I'm at a crisis. I feel that I really don't need to spend the money on getting Direct TV (we decided that it's a better deal then Cable, especially since you can get the MLB extra innings. This would allow me to see 2-3 games a week of my beloved Cardinals!!!) w/TiVo. It will wind up costing me an extra 20-25 dollars a month. Which having just done my budget would be ok during the summer months, but with school in session it's pretty tight.

The only reason I would get Direct TV is to Watch Sports also I've heard of the greatness of Cable for years so that's 2 reasons. However, I'm just not sure the effects this will have on my spiritual Life. Any thoughts?

Sunday, March 7

This is why Pujols will be one of the greatest when it's all said and done! It's guys like these that make baseball worth watching!

Friday, March 5

Another prof that smart people make insanely stupid decisions. How can you spend $600,000 on 5 toilets? This is totally insane.

Tuesday, March 2

School was canceled yesterday so we could attend the Evangelism Conference (yeah we Baptist are so creative with our names). Henry Blackaby was the Key note speaker along with John Franklin (a guy from Life way who did an excellent job as well). Blackaby spoke on 1 John 1:1-4

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched--this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.
1 John 1:1-4 (NIV)

He made a statement that resonated with the core of what I believe. “Eternal life has come to mean getting to go to Heaven when you die; but the Bible says that’s not Eternal life.” Eternal Life according to verse 2 is a relationship! So you and I can have eternal life today!

He went on to explain the reason so many of us don’t witness. Again, his message was life a tuning fork in my ears, only it started to get painful. We can not bear witness to that which we have not, or in some cases are not, experiencing. In other words if we are experiencing a close intimate relationship your just going to tell others about it. If your not then your going to have to force yourself, or simply remain silent. Ouch!! That’s hard for me to hear, but it’s absolutely true. Which means I need to do some re-evaluating