Friday, July 14, 2006

Friday Morning Scattershooting

OK, enough of the Michelle Wie hype! I realize that she is an incredlble 16 year old golfer. But she has yet to even win an LPGA event. Yet, for several months, the John Deere Classic has been hyping her attempt to make the cut in this week's PGA event. It is one of the weakest fields of the year on the PGA tour -- being the week before the British Open. Result yesterday: Only two men in the field scored higher than Wie. She has had similar results in past PGA events. So, stop with trying to make this a story! PLEASE!

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I didn't know until this morning that the Dallas Mavericks 1st round draft choice, Maurice Ager from Michigan State (drafted 28th over all) is a faithful Christian and member of the Church of Christ.

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Wow! I can't recall if the world has ever been in such a volatile state in my life! Iraq. Afghanistan. Iran. North Korea. Israel / Lebanon. In the words of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?" Big oil is licking it's greedy lips -- with crude topping $78 a barrel. The worse the conditions in the world, the better their bottom line. What a sick way to make a profit.

Of course, Pat Robertson and his ilk are also enjoying this, as they try to predict how all of this is the playing out of Biblical prophecy. I imagine donations go up as people attempt to "get right with God" before Armegeddon.

Sorry. I'm probably sounding a little cynical this morning.

5 comments:

Beverly Ross said...

I'm already anticipating the Mavs next season! I can't wait! Go Avery and New Person - take the team for Christ!

kwood said...

It's ok Rick; just thinking about "big oil", Israel, Iran, and the way man treats his fellow man in general around the world is enough to cause a certain level cynicism. Keep the Faith!

randy said...

Seems like I heard a pretty challenging lesson the other Sunday night from an awfully good preacher about a prophet who was pretty down on the state of his country. Near as I can remember God saw it differently and used Elijah to further his purposes. In the words of Robin Mark-

These are the days of Elijah
Declairing the Word of the Lord
And these are the days of Your
Servant Moses
Righteousness being restored
And though these are days of
Great trials
Of famine and darkness and sword
Still we are the voice in the desert crying
Prepare ye the way of the Lord

Behold He comes riding on the clouds
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call
Lift your voice it's the Year of Jubilee
Out of Zion's hill salvation comes

Beverly Ross said...

OOOH, Randy! I like that thought! and I like the toe-tappin' excitement that accompanies!

randy said...

Well there's a story. Linda and I have never worshipped where "Days of Elijah" was sung; however, we were listening to it this week in the car on one of the CD's from Camp Deer Run and trying to make out the lyris which is fairly difficult with so many singing on a non-professional recording. Anyway, I looked them up and I like the song even better now and it seems really appropriate in this, the age of materialism. So between this thought and Josh's exhortation Wednesday evening making a difference has been on my mind.