Odds and Ends

We can never forget to pray for our leaders and particular the men and women who are serving overseas.

Eternal God and Father, we thank You for your overflowing grace and mercy through Your Son Jesus Christ. We thank You for our leaders and pray that You would guide them into all truth and wisdom so that they would lead as You would have them.

God, protect the men and women overseas and give peace to the loved ones who await their safe return.

Lord, we would not be kingdom-minded if we did not pray for our enemies wherever they are. Even as we seek Your protection from those who wish to do us harm, we pray that in Your grace You would reveal Your Son to them. In Christ’s name. Amen.
Is it my imagination or are the Chicago Bears melting down as Rex Grossman wilts before our very eyes? I was so afraid of jumping on the bandwagon because I have never been a big fan of Grossman even as a QB in college at Florida. Sigh. Well, at least I have the Cowboys and Colts to fall back on.

Michael Vick, what the heck were you thinking when you flipped off the Atlanta Falcon crowd Sunday? In fairness to him, however, the reason this team is sinking faster than Paris Hilton’s last CD and it’s not all Vick’s fault. When your wide receivers drop balls like they were hot potatoes, something is wrong. And it certainly does not help to have the dad of the coach mouthing off about how the quarterback is bad for the team. Can you say drama?
For the life of me, I cannot see the big deal over Grey’s Anatomy or Desperate Housewives. Am I missing something?
I just started reading the Edmund Morris biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1979). TR, as he was affectionately known, is probably my second most favorite president (behind Lincoln). What I am interested in is what make him such an imposing (but not overbearing) figure who could forge ahead with progression even in the face of opposition on every side. I’m not the biggest fan of biographies but I am engrossed in people whose resolve intrigues me. That is why The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass had such a powerful influence on me as an African-American and as a Christian. Douglass’ autobiography is often required reading at both the high school and collegiate level.
I can’t tell you how much I hate the BCS system. But if things go the way they’re supposed to and USC beats UCLA, we’ll probably have a championship match up between Ohio State and USC (although I still believe that Ohio State and Michigan’s game was the real championship game). I honestly don’t care who wins so long as Notre Dame doesn’t win the national championship. I can sleep now :).


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