Monday, September 24, 2007

How to Tell If Your Preacher is Blogging Too Much

Thanks Trey Morgan.

Crazy Cubs Fans

Yes, I'm excited that the Cubs are solidly in first place for the moment. But until the season ends and they actually go to the playoffs, I'm not going to celebrate too much. If a way can be found to blow it big-time, the Cubs usually find it.

But ya gotta love 'em. I've been a fan for over 30 years, but I'm not quite as crazy as these people.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tough to Watch

It was a gorgeous day for football. Too bad I didn't see much football. What I saw was my Irish getting their butts handed to them by a mediocre UofM team. Towards the end of the game, I found my self rooting for the Irish to get 10 more yards so they wouldn't have negative rushing yards for the game. It's going to be a long season. It already has been.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Going to the Big House

I'm heading to Ann Arbor tomorrow to watch my beloved Irish play the Wolverines. The good news is that Michigan has no defense. The bad news is that Notre Dame has no offense. Nevertheless, I'm still excited about the game. I visited Michigan stadium when I was in High School (although it was not for a game). We were in town for a basketball tournament and some of my friends and I sneaked in for a game of Nerf football.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

This Just In: Men Are Shallow

News Flash! Scientists have confirmed that most men prefer beautiful women to ugly ones.

You have to give a lot of credit to the National Academy of Sciences. Steller research!

How else would we have known this?

I Don't Think He Needs Our Help

I get a lot of lame, trite, insipid emails (most of them insisting that I forward it to 10 friends unless I want something bad to happen to me, or else I don't love the Lord, or some such), but one I received yesterday has to rank right up there with the dumbest.

Isn't this one of the most awe inspiring pictures you've ever seen?I am sending HIM to you because you are a Special Person in my life.When HE gets to your PC, please escort HIM to the next points on HIS journey. Change the subject line to the name of your town. Please don't allow HIM to sleep on your PC. The message HE is carrying is so very important and needs to continue on its journey. May God bless you as you do this. - AMEN
Jesus is walking around the World via e-mail. Please help HIM reach his destination. Say a prayer, and then pass HIM on to Bless others. Our assignment is to Love others and Spread the Gospel throughout the world! Have a Blessed Day and reach out and touch someone's life today! I just did.

I could spend a lot of time "going off" on a classic Sorenesque rant. But those of you who know me, probably already know what I am going to say, so just use your imaginations.

Send Jesus around the world via email? Puh-leeeeeze!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Six Years Ago

I was in Missouri preaching at a Revival. I remember hearing on the radio that a plane had hit one of the twin towers. Thinking it was a small plane, I thought, “That’s strange.” My host gave me a tour of the area that morning. It wasn’t until lunchtime that we heard what happened. We scrapped the Revival plans and simply has a prayer service that night.

Just a few weeks prior to 9/11, Tracy and I had been at the Pentagon. I couldn’t help but wonder, “What if…?”

I wanted to be with my family back in Virginia. After the Revival, I had to rent a car and drive home (I had flown out there, but wasn’t sure that the FAA would lift the “grounding” order in time for me to get home). One year later, 9/11 was on a Wednesday. We had a Remembrance Service. It was one of the most powerful services I have ever experienced.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Gotta Love It

A street near Northwood Elementary in Kalamazoo, Mich., has the word "school" misspelled on the pavement. Crews were expected to correct the mistake Thursday.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Grabill Country Fair

It's post Labor Day weekend, and that means it's time for the Grabill Country Fair! (Okay, so I live in a small town. It doesn't take much to get folks excited around here). I always look forward to the tenderloin sandwiches (and many other goodies). After about 20 years of selling spuds, our Youth Group is doing something different this year: Cookie Moo-sters -- basically they are homemade ice cream sandwiches. They are going to bake cookies on-site, and put ice cream between the warm cookies. Yummy!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

mr T treats his mother right

The guys on the Relevant Podcast were talking about this.They said the video was hilariously awful. And it is.