Monday, December 15, 2008

In Case You Didn't Know...

We've MOVED...

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Taking a Break from Blogging

OK, so my blog sat quiet for over a month. Reasons:

1) A pregnant wife who's growing more tired each day.
2) A preschool aged child and two toddlers.
3) A growing church with growing demands.
4) What free time I have on the computer will start going increasingly to helping plan our 20th reunion.
5) And if that's not enough...yada, yada, yada

Maybe sometime soon I'll be blogging again, but until then...

...this blog is in sleep mode. :-)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

McManus on Calling Ourselves Christians

J.D. Grear, quoting Erwin McManus:

Jesus' first followers did not call themselves Christians; outsiders did. They simply followed Jesus and the world called them Christians; now we call ourselves Christians and the world calls us hypocrites.

Monday, March 19, 2007

SIU in Sweet Sixteen Again

For the second time in five years SIU has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.

And Kirk Wessler, of the the Peoria Journal Star, points out something that makes me smile, and ought to be faxed to every member of the selection committee to shame them for withholding bids from Missouri State and Bradley:

SIU is the third Missouri Valley team in the last two seasons to advance to the Sweet 16. That's the same number as the ACC and the Big 12, two more than the Big Ten.

And the MVC did it with far fewer teams in the field.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Internet Access? Yes! Play-by-Play and Color? Disappointing.

I love the fact that I can choose to watch any tournament game in its entirity instead of experiencing the crapshoot coverage over the television.

However, I am underwhelmed with the coverage the announcers have provided thus far. For example, would someone please send a memo to CBS to let everyone know that SIU has already played VaTech this season, and won. Maybe someone has pointed it out when I wasn't paying attention, but so far I've heard comments like, "We'll see if a team like Southern can hang with an ACC team like Virginia Tech, a team that has beaten the likes of Duke and North Carolina."

Hello? Do you do any homework at all before you make these comments? SIU HAS ALREADY BEATEN VIRGINIA TECH ONCE THIS YEAR!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

0-1 So Far

Well, I picked FL A&M to win the play-in game but that's only because I didn't know a thing about either team, and since I live in Florida I figured I'd pick the homer...but some kid named Clif Brown dropped 32 on the Rattlers to send them back to the Sunshine State.

Monday, March 12, 2007

1st Game