Sunday, March 25, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Thursday to Saturday Reading and NCAA What?

1 Samuel 4-12.
John 13-15.

I have watched only a part of a couple of NCAA tournament games this year.  I have not had much interest in college basketball for a few seasons, for whatever reason.

So let's get back to baseball.

Here's a link to the list of the 15 walk off homers in World Series history.  Would have never guessed there were only that many.  I don't know who a couple of these folks even are.

The Cardinals have been involved in two of them.

The first one involving the Cardinals has been referenced on this blog before.  It is the one recounted in Bob Gibson's book.  In 1964, Mickey Mantle absolutely crushed a Barney Schultz pitch, but Mike Shannon ran it out to the wall, even though it was obvious to everyone else in the stadium the ball was gone.

So that one didn't turn out too good.

But the second Cardinals homer on the list sure did.  And if I gotta tell you which one that is, you got a short memory.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Monday to Wednesday Reading and Ready For Baseball

Judges 19-21.
1 Samuel 1-3.
John 10-12.

Wow, I blinked and the baseball season is almost upon us.  Let's start warming up with this nice summary of why we love it so...

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Weekend Reading and the Office Depot Song

Judges 13-18.
John 8-9.

I used to get Sports Illustrated.  One of my favorite parts was "This Week's Sign of the Apocalypse".

My nominee comes courtesy of my 11 year old son.  Playing my iTunes off my iPhone bluetoothed into my car's speakers, he heard a song he liked.

"Hey, it's the Office Depot song!"

Yes...yes it was.  Formerly known in my day as "Takin' Care of Business".

Randy Bachman must be so proud.  And the apocalypse may be just moments away.

Friday, March 16, 2018

What the Heck Have I Been Reading These Past Few Days? And Who Am I Voting For?

Joshua 19-24.
Judges 1-12.
John 2-7.

I usually stay out of politics.  But...

My state has had some really bad governors.  Two of the last four are freakin' in jail.  Care to top that?

And the really shocking fact is those two were not worse governors than the current one.  That one's name is Bruce Rauner.

Name me any governor in the United States, and they are no doubt better than Rauner.

This dude was elected in the hopes he would be a governor like Walker and Pence in our neighboring states.  Boy, was that misguided.

What he ended up being was a liberal disaster in a republican wrapper, a giant turd in an ice cream cone by any standard.

There are a number of things he has done wrong.  The thing that I think has sealed his fate was his utter betrayal of pro-lifers in this state. 

I was shocked by this evil man's signing a law making it a crime to not help a woman obtain an abortion when asked.  A law just beggin' to be broken.

Then, after promising not to, he signed a bill expanding taxpayer funding of abortions in IL.

Issues, Etc. ran a nice piece about that a few months back, to listen go here.

If you can, vote for Jean Ives on Tuesday.  I know she has no chance to win without divine intervention.  But I'd rather see a Democrat win this November than our wolf in sheep's clothing get re-elected, a liberal puppet whose strings are pulled by his wife. 

In other words, a true politician.  Showing us once again, men cannot save us.  Come, Lord Jesus.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Wednesday To Saturday Reading and The Defeat of Western Civilization

Joshua 7-18.
Luke 22-24.  John 1

Saw this video a week ago off a link from Barb The Evil Genius, a site called Est Quod Est.

What it says is hilarious and oh so true.  And because this is the world that this next generation is creating for itself to live in, we will be over-run by our enemies within the next generation.

Not that we haven't already been defeated by our enemies, by their subversion of our culture.  And yet we fiddle on...

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Tuesday Reading and One of My Favorites

Joshua 4-6.
Luke 21.

I don't know what is more incredible: the incredible vocalizations, the melancholy lyrics or the "fuzz guitar" solos in the middle and the end of this amazing song, one of the first (if not THE first) power ballads. 

What an amazing gift these folks had (I know, Richard is still alive so the past tense doesn't really apply, so I mean this group collectively).

Monday, March 05, 2018

Sunday and Monday Reading and Going to Subway

Deuteronomy 31-34.
Joshua 1-3.
Luke 19-20.

I have had my problems with Subway in the past.  But I continue to eat there.

So today, I got 4 napkins.  I guess to make up for the fact I got no chips with my sandwich.

Unfortunately, the napkins were plain, not BARBECUE flavored, which is what I had ordered for my chips I never got.  So I remained hungry in spite of their generosity.

To top it all off, it was raining, so I had gone through the drive through instead of parking and walking in.  "I'll keep from getting wet", I said to myself.

Which plan would have been brilliant, had I not had to roll down my window.  For this Subway's drive through had no roof or cover.  The second I rolled down my window, my face, eyes and inside of my car began getting pelted by drops of rain. 

I was almost afraid to open my mouth to speak into the giant menu board for fear of getting a free drink.

The wind was strong enough that a few drops reached to the passenger side of the car.  I took an impromptu shower.

For which the three extra napkins I had came in quite handy.

Oh well, at least I got to eat, so I am thankful for that.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

This Week's Reading

Deuteronomy 16-30.
Luke 14-18.

Busy week, sorry so long between posts.  I found myself falling asleep in my chair this week before I even got on my blog at night.  How old man-ish of me.

Luke 18:9-14 is one of those devastating sections for me to read.   

Nowadays, whenever I read this I can't help but think of this virtue-signaling mess of a culture America has created for itself.  How it beats its breast filled with self-righteousness and judges those who dare to swim against its made-up rules and commandments.

My how creepy we are and will continue to be.

But then I am brought back to the reality that in these very thoughts, I am guilty of the very thing I am condemning.  Oh, wretched man that I am, who will deliver me from this body of death?

Only Christ, of course.