Friday, December 14, 2007

The Christmas Story

This year I have been preaching through the Christmas story. I have gained so much from it personally. Every day since Thanksgiving, I have been thinking through the incarnation story. God as a baby. How vulnerable is that?! I am in awe.
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The Mitchell Report came out yesterday. Looks like Barry,Raffy, Jose and Giambi weren't the only guilty parties. I must confess: I was expecting Jeff Bagwell and maybe even Craig Biggio to be in it. They just look like they beefed up a lot.

One person I never questioned was Randy Johnson:)

It is sad, and I just hope the American public is as righteously indignant about Roger Clemens as they were about Barry Bonds.

I'm glad the report is out. Now the boil has been lanced -- and the healing of the sport can begin.

3 comments:

Jeff said...

I am speaking to myself when I say I wish more time was spent on the Christmas story than Christmas shopping. While I LOVE the joy of the children, I know I have too often invested too much time in the stuff and not enough time in expressing the joy of giving - not of toys and knick-knacks but of time and love.

Kyle R. said...

Well put Jeff.

The Christmas story is really very deep. Deeper than I previously understood. There are so many angles it can be viewed from, so many layers that can be peeled back. I suppose that is one of the blessings of Scripture and why the Hebrew writer says the word of God is living and active.

Along the lines of the Christmas story-- there is a new song that has really captured my heart. It is by a group called Downhere and the song is called "How many kings?" Have any of you heard it?
You can listen to it by doing a google search for "How many kings?". I found it on there drummer's blog site, jeremythiessen.typepad.com. He has links where the CD or I-tunes can be purchased. But if you just want to listen to it, you can at his blogsite. Like I said, the song has really gripped my heart strings and may become my new favorite contemporary Christmas song.

As far as baseball goes, I started losing interest in MLB some time ago. I don't know if I'll ever be a big fan again. Who know's? If the Rangers could put it all together, maybe I would? But I don't know. Professional sports are such a huge industry now (not just a business, but an industry), it's more about the dollar than anything else-- ask A-rod. $275 million??? The NFL,NBA are really no diffenrent as far as I am concerned even though salary caps apply. Bob Buckel had an interesting perspective in his editorial in the Azle News last week about the NFL and the almigty dollar with a history lesson from professional boxing. I don't know, you may can read it at AzleNews.com.

Everybody have a good weekend.

Kyle R. said...

I checked and Bob's article can be read at www.azle-news.com. It must have the dash between azle and news or the website will not work. Look under the opinion tab once you get there.

Also-- correction in my grammar on my previous post: "there drummer" should read "their drummer" for all you English professors out "there.":)