Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Apparently there are 67 million Catholics in the U.S. I don't know how many are of voting age. I sincerely hope and pray the ones who are will get this message and answer the call.
Friday, October 17, 2008
According to Wikipedia:
Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating social or collective ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and the creation of an egalitarian society.Modern socialism originated in the late nineteenth-century working class political movement. Karl Marx posited that socialism would be achieved via class struggle and a proletarian revolution which represents the transitional stage between capitalism and communism.
Socialists mainly share the belief that capitalism by nature concentrates power and wealth among a small segment of society that controls capital, and creates an unequal society. All socialists advocate the creation of an egalitarian society, in which wealth and power are distributed more evenly, although there is considerable disagreement among socialists over how, and to what extent this could be achieved.
"My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody ... I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
A oft-used phrase by Obama (including the last debate):
"When you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody"
Looks like we have a Robin Hood on our hands.
Picture HT: Hough
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I have had many people ask my opinion of Christian best seller "The Shack".
To be honest, I use the Christian best seller list to know what books I don't want to read, so there's no chance I'm going to read this book. Christian fiction hasn't been good since C.S. Lewis died.
Mark Driscoll gives the above review, for those who have read it, you can judge if Driscoll has a good critique.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
We sold tickets for one of the Wizards games, in return the Wizards gave us some of the proceeds and sent four players to take on representatives from our school in three games of soccer-volleyball. Soccer-volleyball is the same as volleyball for us, but the Wizards could not use their hands. You can't imagine how hard it is to play volleyball without your hands, but these guys can do it well.
The Wizards present to play us were Davy Arnaud, Aaron Holbein, Kevin Souter, and Chance Myers. We had an all-school assembly at the end of the day to witness the event and cheer on our school teams.
Our boys soccer team played the Wizards in the first game and got destroyed.
Our girls volleyball team played the Wizards in the second game and got destroyed.
A team made up of Westminster coaches/staff played the Wizards and destroyed them! Brian even likes to brag that he spiked on Davy Arnaud!
It was great fun for all involved and we are very appreciative of the Kansas City Wizards willingness to show us such a great time. We had over 300 screaming students and parents in attendance-a tremendous event.
Here are some pictures of today's action-
The raucous WCA crowd (where's Pastor Nathan?)
Holbein and Souter getting ready for a vicious serve from Kathy Sievert
Yours truly preparing to lob one over at the Wizards
Chance Myers and Kevin Souter signing autographs after
Aaron Holbein and Davy Arnaud also signing pictures and balls. The players stayed signing for a long time. 250 students wanted autographs. Thanks guys!
Monday, October 13, 2008
You won't see many Howard Stern clips on Reepicheep, but this one is worth listening to. It is incredible.
An interviewer takes to the streets of Harlem where prospective voters are asked who they support for President. All three of the subjects indicate Obama is their choice.
Listen and draw your own conclusions.
Hat Tip: Cowboy
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Man Wrecks Car After Picking Up 'Dead' Fox
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 / Fox News
A man who decided to take home a fox he hit on the road wrecked his SUV after the animal he thought was dead revived.
Tommy Fox ran over the fox last Wednesday near Dover, Tenn., as he returned home from work, the Leaf Chronicle reports.
Thinking the animal was dead, he decided to take the animal home to cut off its tail as a souvenir, Dale Grandstaff of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency told the paper.
"The tails are real bushy and pretty and thick this time of year," Grandstaff said.
Instead, the driver flipped his GMC Jimmy trying to keep the fox — that had awoken in the backseat — from biting him, Grandstaff told the paper.
Fox suffered minor injuries and bruises, the Leaf Chronicle reports. The fox died, though it was unclear if it was from initial injuries or the subsequent wreck of the vehicle.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
There is one place where change cannot put his finger; there is one name on which mutability can never be written; there is one heart which never can alter; that heart is God’s, that name is Love.
God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.
God's essence doesn’t change, His attributes never fluctuate, His personality doesn’t vary, and His plans are never altered. God is never on Plan B, His plan of redemption is never thwarted, and ultimately there are no mistakes in time/space history. His promises don’t change, His love doesn’t change.
Practically speaking, why is the immutability of God so important?
When you experience a change in someone’s love for you- a spouse, a child, or a friend- you are loved by the One who does not change. When you experience a loss of material or temporal security- you lose your job, home, car, the value of your stock portfolio, or your worldly status or whatever- you haven’t lost the promise of God, that does not change, to supply for all your needs. When your health begins to fail...when those you love experience the failure of their health, when tragedy strikes, violence affronts, or you get that call telling you that someone near to you has been injured or killed in an accident, or some other variable that will happen in life, we are drawn to the reality that the One Who does not change will provide grace sufficient today and a future grace that will include none of these earthly toils. We can count on this future grace because of the immutable character of the one who provides it!
Everything changes…except our God.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Another plot I enjoy is watching certain teams and players blow up during the course of a season. I often take ridicule from jealous friends about the way my Yankees spend money to acquire players in MLB. They have nothing on the Dallas Cowboys. Still, despite all the money being spent to buy another Superbowl, next to death and taxes the only thing more certain is Terrell Owens blowing up before the season is over. Watching Dallas is like a Soap Opera for men. I can't wait to see how T.O. screws things up in the Big D.