Monday, January 07, 2008

Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays.

A man who can do 100 impersonations in rapid fire. (HT Timothy) Many I don't know, but the ones I do know are pretty good.

Read as Brent explains why he's not a fan of the phrase "God-Shaped Hole."
  • It Underestimates Sin ...
  • It Overestimates Man ...
  • It Ignores God’s Wrath ...

Scope out the whole slew of Bible reading plans Ray Fowler has assembled.

Read Joshua Harris' thoughts on Affluenza
Part 1: The Real Money Problem
Part 2: The Deception of Greed
Part 3: Greed Destroys Us
Part 4: Our Unique Vulnerability
Part 5 - Guarding Against All Kinds of Greed
Part 6 - Spending and Materialism
Part 7 - Rescued from Greed (LAST ONE)

This is inspiring and challenging. Energy Independence: How Denmark Kicked Its Foreign Oil Habit

The newsletter of the Southern Baptists of Texas (SBTC) has announced that Al Mohler will be nominated for SBC president in the next election. Now I have at least one less question about voting in 2008. I'm in! If you've never done so, scope out some great slooge from the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (in Louisville, KY ... where they have White Castle).

Read the interesting Edmund Burke quotes Rev has compiled on the anniversary of Burke's birth.
“Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little.”

Read 10 great diagnostic questions from Lionel Woods on Evaluating Relationships in 2008.

Read 5 Myths About Our Ballot-Box Behavior.

Scope this out. Finally, a tattoo that makes sense.

Read Al Mohler's thoughts on The Caucus, the Candidates, and the Dance of Democracy.

How SWEET would this be? Snorting a Brain Chemical Could Replace Sleep.

Scope out these Great Resources on Prayer Benji has compiled.

Read about the Effects of THAT Kind of Girl on Boys.
"Let our goal, as modern girls, be not to be the princess who is pretty enough or waits long enough to get the boy to pursue her. Let our goal, as modern girls, be to be THAT GIRL, who challenges the men around her to seek God."

Read this thought-provoking piece from Daniel Whitfield on Alcohol and the Bible, which includes a list of every reference to alcohol in the Bible (KJV & NIV).
"In answering this question, our primary focus of inquiry will be the Bible itself. We will look at all the references to wine and strong drink in the Bible and we will examine the life of Jesus. We will also look at the common arguments that arise in a discussion on this topic."

The secret's about to be out. Learn the Secret to Raising Smart Kids.
"Our society worships talent, and many people assume that possessing superior intelligence or ability—along with confidence in that ability—is a recipe for success. In fact, however, more than 30 years of scientific investigation suggests that an overemphasis on intellect or talent leaves people vulnerable to failure, fearful of challenges and unwilling to remedy their shortcomings."

Doesn't this seem counter-intuitive? Read about the study that shows us that Free Rx samples go to wealthy, insured.

President George W. Bush wishes us all a "Gig 'em, Aggies!" for the new year.

Read Johnny Mac's thoughts on Perseverance of the Saints.
"Peter’s life is proof that a true believer’s spiritual experience is often filled with ups and downs, but Peter illustrates another biblical truth, a more significant one: the keeping power of God."

Last Monday, we looked at an unrepentant Garland woman who faked her 6-year old daughter's essay to win the Hannah Montana contest. She tugged the heart strings with a story about a fabricated daddy's death in Iraq. Well, she's apparently had a change of heart and apologized on the Today show.
"The Texas mother who helped her daughter win a “Hannah Montana” essay contest by making up a story about the girl’s father being a soldier killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq says she made a terrible mistake and hopes she can be forgiven."

Comment of the Week:
"Do you think Obama and Clinton might become running mates? I was thinking that it might be a good choice for either to choose the other. Just think of how many would vote just to have a african-american president or vice president and a Female president or vice president. The downside would be that it might alienate the moderate democrats. I could see it happening though and it would make the presidential race actually interesting." (From Blackhaw)

"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons."
- Bertrand Russell, philosopher (1872 - 1970)



At 07 January, 2008 15:19, Blogger Jade said...

So Gunny, what do you think the implications would be if Mohler gets elected as president of the SBC? What do you hope would be the changes he would bring about?

I'm surprise you didn't mention Clemen's interview and file suit. Looks like things are going to go downhill from here in MLB.

At 07 January, 2008 15:41, Blogger GUNNY said...

Tony, who is blinded by his Yankee allegiance (not that you would succumb to such) posted, about that on his blog.

I'm trying to talk some sense to the man, but perhaps you can help me!

At 07 January, 2008 17:21, Blogger GUNNY said...

Try this one instead.

At 07 January, 2008 17:38, Blogger Jade said...

Gunny wrote:
Tony, who is blinded by his Yankee allegiance (not that you would succumb to such) posted, about that on his blog.

I'm trying to talk some sense to the man, but perhaps you can help me!
Man, that's a toughy Gunny. I'm a Yankee fan, but I'm not so big on Roger so it's easy for me to say that things are going to go downhill for Roger! Things are really getting heated up with playing the recorded phone call publically. It's coming down to he said he said. It's like watching a car accident in slow motion! Ugly! Why don't you just point to Tony that link ... It only implicated Roger that he wasn't truthful in his 60 minutes interview. I don't think anyone can win from this...

At 07 January, 2008 20:30, Anonymous mark t said...

My wife doesn't like the idea of a medicine that would make us never sleep. She thinks crime would increase.

At 07 January, 2008 22:17, Blogger Jesus Girl said...

I like the impersonations.

At 08 January, 2008 14:14, Blogger Jade said...

I hate to rub it to you Gunny, but Big Mac has fallen short again for the Hall of Fame. I hate to say it, but it's probably going to be the same for the Rocket.


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