Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Summer Fantasy

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Great to be...

Other games might not go so well. (LSU and Georgia are on the schedule)

But it's always great to play Tennessee. Neyland Stadium is beginning to be like another home game. The Gator Sports Shop should set up an outlet store there.

The best part of winning any rivalry game is to read the newspaper of the opposing school afterwards. This article is good...but the comments at the bottom of it, from loyal fans of the Stumbling Vols, are priceless.

This picture, from the Gainesville Sun, of a guy going with the Heath Ledger/Joker look...how appropriate, if not a little creepy.

Go Gators.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Cap'n Edmund Earbeard

Cap'n Edmund Earbeard is my supposed pirate name, generated by one of several pirate name generators that are now available. Of course, I had to find out what my pirate name is because this is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

What's your pirate name? And what, exactly, does it mean to "shiver me timbers"? Are they cold?

(Other names that I was given were "Dastardly", "Dagger Wilson", and "Commodore Drunken Tongue".)

Monday, September 15, 2008

No Thank You


Do you know the guy in the picture? Probably not as well as you think you did.

I'm very disappointed with the latest "coming out". Granted, it's always disappointing when anyone chooses to live in a way that is contrary to the love and holiness of God. But it's especially troubling when people who are given the special task of communicating the truth and hope of Jesus Christ walk away in self-deception.

Ray Boltz is a creative guy, and made a bunch of amazing songs, which are all still good. Unfortunately, his false assertion that his chosen lifestyle doesn't cause a rift between him and God is cause for sadness.

(And when did he lose his hair?)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Back in the Day

I'm finishing a video on the history of Faith Assembly for tomorrow's celebration of 75 years of the church and 20 years of Pastor Goss. The video will mention all the lead pastors in the history of the church, but won't mention any of the associate pastors (except for Pastor Art Shell). Unfortunately, that means you won't be seeing this video of one of the music ministers of Faith. (Sorry, Mark)

Friday, September 12, 2008

More with me than without me

A little sympathy for Trudi today...she's spent more of her life with me than without me. We've been married 22 years today; she was only 21 when we married. Obviously, she didn't figure out how to get her fingers out of those rings quick enough. (Odd games photographers play, don't you think?)

It's been a great 22 years.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hurricanes Don't Roar, They Only Whine

Apparently, Miami coach, Randy Shannon was angry about the late field goal by the Gators last Saturday. Upset about Urban Meyer's decision to keep playing football, Shannon whined, "Sometimes, when you do things and people see what type of person that you really are, you turn a lot of people off." Was he talking about himself?

Loved Tim Tebow's response. "They're paid to stop us and Coach Mullen (offensive coordinator Dan Mullen) is paid to score. If they don't do that, oh well."

We see what kind of person you are, Randy.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Growing Up Pentecostal

Here's a revealing video of Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Here's a video of her at Wasilla Assembly of God, telling a little about her background, and growing up in that church.

What's even more interesting is that this same video, and pieces of it, are being used by people who are scared of religious-right wing-fundamentalist-wacko-extremists.

Sarah Palin Speaking at a Church from Vimeo.

An alternate source is this one, sent to me by Jim Wells. Thanks, Jim.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Never Be Surprised by Man's Ability to Deceive

Having previously posted the "Healer" video, and now regretting it, here is the sad follow-up to that video. I'd like to be mad at the guy, but I pity him, and feel very sad for people hurt by this.

Which is better - to live in this life while cut off from God, or to leave this life while having full connection to God? Sort of sounds like "gain the whole world or lose your soul", doesn't it?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Number Nine

Happy Birthday, Sawyer Layne!

As I've said before, she's a delight to her family and everyone who knows her. Kind, generous, sweet...okay I'm getting mine in early for our little family tradition. (What family tradition, you ask? I'll blog about it some other time.)

Nine years have gone by quickly.