Thursday, April 30, 2009

Something to Ponder ... CS Lewis

"It is a dreadful truth that the state of having to depend solely on God is what we all dread most. And of course that just shows how very much, how almost exclusively, we have been depending on things. But trouble goes so far back in our lives and is now so deeply ingrained, we will not turn to him as long as he leaves us anything else to turn to. I suppose all one can say is that it was bound to come. In the hour of death and the day of judgment, what else shall we have? Perhaps when those moments come, they will feel happiest who have been forced (however unwittingly) to begin practicing it here on earth. It is good of him to force us; but dear me, how hard to feel that it is good at the time."

-- C. S. Lewis

So much to write about ...

Seems like I am constantly noting things that should be blogged about. Yet a lack of time, and quite often lack of discipline leads me to either start a post that then seems irrelevant by the time I get back to it or they just become good thoughts, never to be written.
I am in need of trying a new approach to being consistent. One thing I have found is that my Twitter account makes giving quick comment and a link on a particular subject/ article easier. Still I need to process more in depth through the blog. Here's hoping the new approach works; you'll know as much as I if the posts flow more consistently.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Blue/ Gold Game Pictures

Especially for those of us who were unfortunately unable to attend this years Spring game. Here is a reader-submitted photo gallery from the game via
Just over 4 months until the season kicks off ...

Dave Ramsey's 3 things to do if you are struggling with Hope

If you were not able to attend a venue or listen via radio to Dave Ramsey's Town Hall for Hope last night you definitely missed out. There is much to talk about from the event but I wanted to post the 3 things he shared in closing. Addressed specifically to those who have lost or are struggling having Hope during these uncertain days.
- You will never win sitting still
- "there is a great place to go when you are broke ... to work"
- your attitude determines your altitude
- be a reader/ feed your mind
- America is the most well off, we need to rediscover giving
- give not just money, but time
For more information, resources, and to find out what you can do next; check out .

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thoughts on Discipleship

Ive been mulling over these thoughts on discipleship posted by Heather this week. How do they impact my personal journey? How do they/ should they impact our discipleship efforts in the church? How do they impact what you think about discipleship? Thanks forf keeping us thinking Heather.

Discipleship is about the journey more than the destination.
Discipleship is more about process than product.
Discipleship is more about completing spiritual workouts than completing spiritual worksheets.
Discipleship is more about relationships than program.
Discipleship is a discovery process.
Discipleship always includes relationships.
Discipleship includes relational, experiential, intellectual, personal, and incarnational dimensions.

Something To Ponder ... A. W. Tozer

“Oh, brother or sister, God calls us to worship, but in many instances we are in entertainment, just running a poor second to the theaters. That is where we are, even in the evangelical churches, and I don’t mind telling you that most of the people we say we are trying to reach will never come to a church to see a lot of amateur actors putting on a home talent show.”

-- AW Tozer

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Napoloen

"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Oswald Chambers

(Fretting) always ends in sin. We imagine that a little anxiety and worry are an indication of how really wise we are; it is much more an indication of how really wicked we are. Fretting springs from a determination to get our own way.

-- Oswald Chambers

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Something to Ponder ... John Wooden

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation.Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

-- John Wooden

Sarah Palin Addresses Evansville Right to Life

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Curry R Blake

If your gospel isn't touching others, it hasn't touched you.
- Curry R. Blake

Friday, April 17, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Le Iacocca

"Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people."

-- Lee Iacocca

Great Thought from Albert Pujols

People sometimes ask me, "What is your job?" Everybody thinks that it's playing baseball., but that's not my job; that is the platform God has given me. My job is to be obedient to Him and do the things that He wants me to do for His will, not Albert Pujols.
-- STV Magazine (Apr 2009) pg. 10
Read the entire article HERE

Thursday, April 16, 2009

One Week Until The Town Hall For Hope

One week from tonight is the big event. Join us at CRMC and hear what Dave has to say.

Something to Ponder ... Vince Lombardi

The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.

-- Vince Lombardi

Free Wake Up Calls

I bumped into THIS site earlier this morning. I gace it a couple trys and it works flawlessly. I know we all have our alarm clocks and cell phones but who hasn't forgotten to turn on their alarm, set it to PM instead of AM, or other reasons for not hearing or having an alarm go off. I think this would be the perfect back up plan. If you want to pay the very minimal premium rate you can even get repeat calls set for the same time each day or use the snooze function. Give a try and let me know if you like it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Dick Vermeil

If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.

-- Dick Vermeil

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What Is Dyngus Day ??

Had this thought when I saw this morning's paper: Dyngus Day is in reality a day for politicians who have diaharrea of the mouth to gather folks to talk to and eat foods that will likely cause the real thing.

Link Dump -- 4/14/09

Don’t Have Time for Goals? Simplify Your Commitments
Protecting Yourself from Medical Billing Mistakes
6 Solid Online Resources to Help You Find a Job
INCHworm shoes grow with your child’s foot
Making a family first aid kit
Is the Obama administration leading us to . . . fascism?
VOM Invites You to Pray And Get Involved on Facebook
Free Estate Planning & Retirement Resources.
Free Song Downloads at Amazon MP3
Side Businesses You Can Start in Your Spare Time [Money]
Gordon Ramsay Demonstrates the Perfect Scrambled Egg Breakfast [Cooking]
Make Your Own Super Cables for a Streamlined Charging Station [DIY]
Top 10 Home Office Hacks [Lifehacker Top 10]
15 essential checks before launching your site...
Could Notre Dame Stadium Host The World Cup
The World Series Rings of the 21st Century
God Bless the Seals!
FanHouse Talks to Coach John Wooden
Next Steps on Facebook Governance
50 Books DG Staff Are Reading Right Now
A Conversation with Death on Good Friday
5 Cool Things To Try This Weekend At Your Church!
Faith-Based Council Doesn't Include Tony Dungy After All
Messy Marriages in the Hands of a Gracious God
All fried pork, all the time at ‘BaconCamp’
Happy National BLT Month!
The Challenge of Islam -- A Christian Perspective
Newsweek -- The End of Christian America
4 passion week posts to ponder
If Jesus didnt rise

Monday, April 13, 2009

Charlie Weis has Twitter

Uncle Charlie has joined the Twitter bandwagon. GO HERE if you'd like to follow his comments.

Nose says to grindstone; "hello"

Had a great week off. Got some things done. Some others intended, not so much. Looking at the upcoming week(s) I see us on the run for a preiod. It was a timely slow down. The off week included quite a drop in personal web time as well. Been spending a bit of time skimming through the blogosphere posts I missed in the hopes of putting a Link Dump out tonight. Some of my highlights from the Srimg Break week of vacation I took:
  • got at least 6 or 7 hours sleep every night
  • got some needed work done at my mom's place
  • had a great 2 days at the Kalahari in Sandusky
  • a thought provoking Good Friday Service
  • great Easter celebration
  • great Easter lunch by my wife
  • watched a few movies (saw Bedtime Stories, Seven Pounds, and Quantum of Solace)
  • a lazy Sunday to finish out the week and recharge before going back to the grind

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Something to Ponder ... Martin Luther King Jr

Everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.

-- Martin Luther King Jr

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Booker T Washington

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.

-- Booker T Washington

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Robert Fulghum

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.

-- Robert Fulghum

Friday, April 10, 2009

Something to Ponder ... George Bernard Shaw

Instruction in sex is as important as instruction in food; yet not only are our adolescents not taught the physiology of sex, but never warned that the strongest sexual attraction may exist between persons so incompatible in tastes and capacities that they could not endure living together for a week much less a lifetime.

-- George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Wynton Marsalis

Don't settle for style. Succeed in substance.

-- Wynton Marsalis

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Robert F. Kennedy

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
-- Robert F Kennedy

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Helen Keller

Security os mostly a susperstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as awhole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long runthan outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

-- Helen Keller

Monday, April 6, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Chuck Noll

The mercenaries will always beat the draftees, but the volunteers will crush them both.

-- Chuck Noll

White Sox Homw Opener Snowed Out

Word has come down that due to predicted snow, cold, and high winds the home opener at US Celluar has been moved to Tuesday. I wonder how many of the players will join in the fun these Mariners are having ...
The joys of spring in the Midwest.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Benjamin Franklin

'Tis great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults, greater to tell him his.

-- Benjamin Franklin

SNAFU leads to 11,000 free pizzas

Dominos set up a free pizza password at their website. A blogger found out, shared the info, and a few hours later 11,000 free pizzas were given away.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Something to Ponder ... Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more dissapointed with the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

-- Mark Twain

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Chik-Fil-A Song by Tim Hawkins

Something to Ponder ... Aristotle

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

-- Aristotle

Dave Ramsey Town Hall For Hope

We are hosting this event at CRMC. Join in saying, "I am an American and I refuse to participate in this recession!"

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Top Tithing Songs

3 Ways to Melt A Chocolate Bunny

In honor of the season ...

Something to Ponder ... J R R Tolkien

Not all those who wander are lost.

-- J R R Tolkien

Happy April Fools Day ...

Hope everyone is on their toes today. Watch out for those pranksters. You know the one, especially the quiet ones, be very cautious.
On that note, I was wondering what the best April Fools joke you have played or had played on you is?