Monday, November 12, 2007

Brother Bowl 2

I played my brother for the second time in fantasy football this season. He termed it Brother Bowl 2. I defeated him in the first match up and have posted a 6-1 record since. Caleb has gone 3-3-1.

I won't go into a long story. All you need to know is that he beat me by two measly fantasy points. He deserves all of the credit. I hope Brother Bowl 3 is for the championship. Congratulations to my worthy foe.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I'm out of shape

It has now been 4 months since I had a job. The first few couple of months were cool. Then I was getting the itch to start working again. Now I am in the place where I just want to be where God desires for me to be. I am currently volunteering with Quest, the young adult ministry at Victory Church. I go in three or four days a week and just help out however I can.

What I am quickly realizing that I am out of working shape. The morning comes earlier than it used to. I am wiped out from an entire Tuesday spent at church.

I better watch myself. If I become weak in the workplace, I may become a permanent stay at home husband! Dun-dun-DUNNNN!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My one shot

After talking about it for several years, I am playing fantasy football this year. I must say that I love it! Our season began with the third week of the regular season. Thus far, I am tied for first place with a record of six wins and one loss.

I will keep you up to date with my my season, as I pursue fantasy football glory.

Monday, November 5, 2007


I was looking up some information on countries around the world for a missions service tomorrow night. The basic info I was after was a)Population b)Major Religion c)# of missionaries. It was astounding to see some of the statistics. It is very humbling to see countries that have millions of residents and only two hundred missionaries. It is even more astounding to see countries like China and Turkey, where there is no mention of missionaries listed because it is illegal to do mission work in those particular countries.

At the end of the day. After all of my studying. I am humbled by the blessing of living in America. In Lakeland, it is not hard to hear about Jesus. In most situations, it is not dangerous to profess Christ. This is a great reminder for me to pray for those risking it all for Jesus around the world.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

A Good Word

We had a guest speaker at Church this morning. He is the head of the "Book of Hope" Ministry that gets Bibles into Countries all over the world.

His main message was that God desires for us to live in His wisdom and power. Many times we get too busy to ask and wait on these specific things from the Lord. He told story after story of specific times when the Lord told him to do a specific thing and God proved Himself faithful.

My favorite story goes like this. After spending a good deal of time traveling internationally, He is flying from Moscow to St. Petersburg, then returning to the U.S. for a much awaited reunion with his wife and Kids. While in flight to St. Pete, God tells him to go to another city in Russia, that he had never heard of. Although he didn't want to, he changed destinations when he landed at the St. Pete. airport.

He showed up in the new town the following day. God directed him to a girl whose Father was the mayor of the town, which had 800,000 residents. He was inexplicable shown favor by the mayor, who asked for a book of hope to all of the kids in High School.

A few months later, he returned to this town, distributed the books, a six week crusade began and 28,ooo people were saved in the then communist country. All of it began with the Lord speaking to him while on a plane. He chose to be obedient and the Kingdom of Heaven was greatly impacted.

What a geat reminder he was to me.

As you go through your day, pray for wisdom and power, listen for God's voice, and then be obedient.

In the Navy!!!!

I wan to give a major shout out to the Naval Academy. Their football team defeated Notre Dame today 46-44, in triple overtime. The win was the first for the Academy in 44 years.

I keep an eye on the Midshipmen because of their coach. Paul Johnson was the head coach of Georgia Southern University in the late Nineties and early on at the turn of the century. Growing up in Brooklet, which is ten minutes outside of Statesboro Georgia, I grew up a big GSU fan. After back to back 1-AA championships with GSU, Johnson took the head job at Navy,

Since the move, Johnson has led the midshipmen to winning records, bowl games, bowl game victories and now a historic win over the golden-domers.

I know that the Irish are in a down year, but don't let that fact dampen the glory of today's victory for Navy.