Thursday, July 15, 2010

Something to Ponder ... Alexis de Tocqueville

"The man who seeks freedom for anything but freedom's self is made to be a slave."
-- Alexis de Tocqueville

Something to Ponder ... George Steinbrenner

Love or hate the Yankees or him, you cannot deny the impact that George has had on the game of baseball. In remembrance here are a few quotes:

But why shouldn't I speak out? Don't you speak out in this country?

Don't talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what's good right now. And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance.

I am dead set against free agency. It can ruin baseball.

I am tough. Sometimes I'm unreasonable. I have to catch myself every once in a while.

I don't think that anybody should be suspended for life for anything, other than murder. How is it helping someone to say, 'You're done forever, your life's over'?

I don't want to be in the Hall of Fame. I don't think owners should be.

I haven't always done a good job, and I haven't always been successful -

but I know that I have tried.

-- George Steinbrenner

How Many of You are There ???
LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Something to Ponder ... Mike Singletary

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Something to Ponder ... Bill Veeck

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Something to Ponder ... George Bernard Shaw

"Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few."

-- George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Something to Ponder ... C.S. Lewis

About the general connection between Christianity and politics, our position is more delicate.
Certainly we do not want men to allow their Christianity to flow over into their political life, for the establishment of anything like a really just society would be a major disaster.
On the other hand, we do want, and want very much, to make men treat Christianity as a means; preferably, of course, as a means to their own advancement, but, failing that, as a means to anything—even to social justice.
The thing to do is to get a man at first to value social justice as a thing which the Enemy [=God] demands, and then work him on to the stage at which he values Christianity because it may produce social justice. For the Enemy will not be used as a convenience. Men or nations who think they can revive the Faith in order to make a good society might just as well think they can use the stairs of Heaven as a short cut to the nearest chemist’s shop. Fortunately it is quite easy to coax humans round this little corner. --- C.S Lewis "The Screwtape Letters"

Link Dump - 7/6/10

100 Greatest Movie Insults
To Be Happy-Stop Acting Rich
7 Counterfeits of Repentance
The "Twilight" Phenomena
Wok Skills 101: Stir-Frying Basics
My All Time Favorite Commercial
Be Careful What You Worship on July 4
How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks [Security]
Seven Ways to Reuse and Get Creative with Your Old iPhone [DIY]
A Note to Our British Friends: “It’s Too Late to Apologize”
Why We Celebrate the Fourth
Now THIS is skeet shooting
Freedom and Dependence on Independence Day
Obamanomics: Double Dip Recession on the Way?
Manute Bol’s Radical Christianity
Geico invents excellent, new, safe-for-work, family-friendly insult.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Anatomy of Sin

I've been churning up what will become a sermon, devotional, SS lesson, or blog series of some sort. Based in the Scripture accounts in the earliest chapters of Genesis leading to our own current lives. It revolves around the 3 basic premises of any sin:

  1. SELFISHNESS - it always begins with the choice to honor ourselves

  2. BLAME - we always do what we do because of someone else

  3. DECEIT - when all else fails, we will lie about it

Not sure exactly where this is leading but it's clear there is truth to be explored.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Link Dump 5/25/10 -

Its been a while ... again ... some of these are very recent others a bit old. All I found worthy of a look.

10 Examples of Shockingly-Excellent Customer Service
7 Ways to Be a Missionary in College
2010: The Year Instant Messaging Finally Died?
Politics in the end view
The power of the status quo
What Every Parent Should Teach Their Child About Body Language
Why Safe Isn't Enough
Sunday Morning: Satirical Look at Certain Modern Practices
Big-Time Leaders Have Small-Sized Egos
Lost Wallet? What to Do and How to Prevent Identity Theft
Free Download: Microsoft Money Plus Sunset Deluxe
What Would Happen If Every Church’s Focus was to Make Disciples?
Discipleship vs. Leadership Development
Top 10 Privacy Tweaks You Should Know About [Lifehacker Top 10]
Ballyard Religion
P90X meet G90X
What the Church Can Learn from LOST
Rules Of Firearm Safety – Infographic
7 Must Read Life Lessons from Abraham Lincoln
Universal Network Cable
Sarah Palin: Just When Ya Think It Can’t Get Any More “Interesting”... Welcome, Neighbor!
The ‘Before You Hit Publish’ Blog Post Checklist
13 Assumptions About Technology and Online Community
A Peculiar List of Facebook Facts You Probably Didn’t Know [Infographic]
Joel Osteen or Fortune Cookie?
Noah's Ark Found-----Again???
Chicken Monkey Duck
7 Baseball Pitching Grips Every Man Should Know
Pornography — The Difference Being a Parent Makes
How The Lord of the Rings should have ended