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Friday, October 22, 2010

Leaving on a jet plane...

Not that I've been verbose lately, but I'll be offline for the next week or so. I'm part of a team that is headed to Mirebalais to lead a revival, teach Bible school for children and generally minister to the community there.

This is something new for my walk of faith and I'm looking forward to what God has in store for us in Haiti.

Tonight is going to be a rush of shopping, packing, and last minute study and preparation. But come tomorrow, I'll be on the plane and in God's hands.

If you're the praying kind, please pray for safe travel, no tropical disturbances, and our hearts. These folks have been through so much - we want to have a positive impact on their community.

Bon voyage...


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Football is barbaric...sometimes

Or what the Americans call football; it's a rough sport. I'm fine with that.

What I'm not fine with is punks taking cheap shots. Punks like T. J. Ward.

Fox Sports reported that Ward was fined $15,000 for the hit. That's like you fining me $15 for beating the crap out of someone for no apparent reason. Not much of a deterrent, if I was inclined to be a thug.

And of course, Ward said he wasn't trying to hurt Shipley. They always do.

I think Jordan Shipley was a gifted receiver at Texas; don't know much about him as a Bengal but I'd guess he's got a fair few years ahead of him in the No Foul League, er, NFL.

How many times do we need to watch as players stand around after such vicious hits while the object of their destruction gets carted off to the hospital.

Anyone remember Darryl Stingley?

The play in the video above is clearly helmet-to-helmet: a serious foul now in the NFL. Didn't stop Ward from tagging Shipley though, did it? And these players spend more than $15,000 on a night out. Chump change.

Shipley was lucky, he just suffered a concussion. Lucky; right.

What do you think?


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The next book I buy...

...will be a copy of the new release from Dr. David Jeremiah, The Coming Economic Armageddon.

Now I'm not the Chicken Little type, but I think Dr. Jeremiah has made some good points - some scary points. Undertaking a year of research, he has put together some statistics - real numbers - that point to the inevitability of the U.S. economic system crashing.

Many non-Christians out there may sigh, roll their eyes, and say, "Oh boy, another end times scenario from the Christians...yawn."

But in listening to Dr. Jeremiah on the radio the last couple of days, he has dispassionately reported the numbers - numbers about our economy that are dismaying in the least, and frightening at worst. He's not making these up - this is information that is out there for anyone who spends the time to find it. Our debt load, our devalued currency, our inadequate tax base...

Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim or believe in something else entirely, if you are American and have a stake in our country's continued viability, you should read this book.