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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

I heard this morning that sometime there's going to be a special on the best TV cars of all time. Doubt that I'll catch that show. But surely it's the Batmobile, isn't it? I guess Fred Flintstone's car would have to be in the running. And maybe the General Lee. Last night the Red Sox became the first team come from a 3-0 deficit to force a game seven. Could it be? Could the Evil Empire be going down? Tonight, we'll be reinforcing the "Jesus-Formed" theme with several class options taught by David Wray, Mark Love, Shelley Nielson, and others. We'll meet in the auditorium from 7:00 to 7:15 for prayer and singing. Then we'll break out to these classes.

13 Comments:

  • Go Red Sox! I still want the Card's to win but wouldn't it be neat if we had a Boston v Houston World Series? I don't think the fall classic has ever included teams from the major candidates home states in a Presidential election. That would just be cool.

    By Blogger Ed Harrell, at 10/20/2004 05:11:00 AM  

  • GOOD MORNING MIKE!!! I was going to be very frustrated if you didn't at least MENTION that you have been SLIGHTLY INCORRECT in your assessment of the Sox / Yankees series to this point. :-)

    from one who is seriously sleep deprived . . .

    GO SOX!!

    Wondering if anyone saw the press conference with the soft-spoken Shilling? I usually don't like for athletes to publicly "give credit" to God for such things as sporting performance -- but he was very humble and I thought said some things differently. He said he just prayed for strength -- not to win, but to personally be able to endure. Found out AFTER the game that his skin has been sewn to something to keep the tendon from slipping. Unbelievable. I know I'm biased, but I thought his comments were genuine and heartfelt.

    By Blogger vtc3po, at 10/20/2004 05:20:00 AM  

  • I think "KIT" from Knight Rider wins every time -- how can you dislike a snarky, talking car?

    By Blogger Q, at 10/20/2004 05:52:00 AM  

  • Oops. KITT. (According to the BBC, anyway.)

    By Blogger Q, at 10/20/2004 05:57:00 AM  

  • As much as I hope the Sox win game 7, we all know that the Yanks are going to win the final game. They did it last year, they'll do it again. They're playing emotional games with all of Boston and Sox fans everywhere. George Steinbrener is the mastermind of this whole hoax, I bet ya. It'll probably come down the the ninth inning and the Yanks will pull the string on Boston. Maybe when I watch Johnny Damon at the plate, I should picture Jesus on the Sox's team. Maybe this will help.

    How about ARod looking like a girl swatting that ball away from the pitcher while running to first. Glad you're not a Ranger anymore, cheater.

    By Blogger c, at 10/20/2004 06:09:00 AM  

  • How about the Starsky and Hutch car, or James Garner's Firebird in "The Rockford Files"? Those two were pretty bad cars. Even though he wasn't on a TV show, Herbie the Love Bug for sure is the #1 car of all time.
    And for nostalgia, how about the family station wagon in "My Three Sons"? :)

    Kudos on implementing the "Jesus-Formed" theme. Who knows, the result may cause you to be "unigue and distinct"! :)

    Lastly.....GO CARDINALS! It scares me to death knowing that we are facing Clemens. Surely we are due to beat him for once. Where's Bob Gibson when you need him?

    By Blogger David U, at 10/20/2004 06:51:00 AM  

  • A few thoughts...

    #1 car: General Lee, hands down. Whipping 180's, jumping creeks, evading the Boss...doesn't get any better.

    Anyone else think it's interesting that the left side of the Yankees infield rhymes: Jeter and Cheater??? Apparently $252 million will get you the kind of player who would turn around an "R" in Scrabble and pretend it was a blank (I borrowed that from Bill Simmons on ESPN.com). The whole play made him seem like Gollum to me...do desperate for a ring. Sad, really.

    And yes, I must throw my hat in the "Go St. Louis" ring. But only for this reason: I think the Sox can beat the Birds more easily than they could the 'Stros. Clemens/Oswalt...scary. Williams and Carpenter and Marquis...yawn. Well, Julian Tavarez could also be listed as "scary" but for entirely different reasons.

    So, Go St. Louis, because you'll be easier fodder for Manny and Big Papi in Bean Town.

    [Perhaps I should have posted this anonymously, to cut down on the potential hate mail!]

    By Blogger Greg Kendall-Ball, at 10/20/2004 06:59:00 AM  

  • While you're breaking out into themed groups, the "congregation" of the evil empire will be meeting, praying to their Yankee Saints while the Boston congregation will rub their Rosaries and chant their prayers with groans too deep for human ears to hear for the curse to be reversed.

    Do you have a break out session for the game that starts at 7pm? If the 3pm Cards vs. Astros goes long, my 5th and 6th graders may get an illustration from the TV screens about "Things we daily deeply want to happen but God may not care about or take sides on . . ." (and I would be justified since we are talking about prayer this semester . . . OK, maybe not justified but it would relate to the class topic).

    By Blogger Greg Taylor, at 10/20/2004 09:26:00 AM  

  • While you're breaking out into themed groups, the "congregation" of the evil empire will be meeting, praying to their Yankee Saints while the Boston congregation will rub their Rosaries and chant their prayers with groans too deep for human ears to hear for the curse to be reversed.

    Do you have a break out session for the game that starts at 7pm? If the 3pm Cards vs. Astros goes long, my 5th and 6th graders may get an illustration from the TV screens about "Things we daily deeply want to happen but God may not care about or take sides on . . ." (and I would be justified since we are talking about prayer this semester . . . OK, maybe not justified but it would relate to the class topic).

    By Blogger Greg Taylor, at 10/20/2004 09:26:00 AM  

  • Here are the classes for tonight (didn't have the full list earlier):

    Living Sacraments, led by Mark Love and Bill Rankin, will meet in Room 100.

    Being Missional, led by David Wray, will meet in Room 112.

    How Shall the Young Secure Their Hearts: Spiritually Formed Children and Youth, led by Shelley Neilson and Jim Hinkle, will meet in Room 207.

    Meet Jesus: Friend for the Journey, led by Tracy Fleet, will meet in Room 110.

    Spiritual Disciplines: Making Room for God to Change Us, facilitated by Jim Clark, will meet in the Living Room.

    By Blogger Mike, at 10/20/2004 09:59:00 AM  

  • what??? you people are going to CHURCH tonight??? :-)!!

    By Blogger vtc3po, at 10/20/2004 10:08:00 AM  

  • Was it just me, or did Curt Schilling add an expletive shortly before or after his comments about being a Christian and feeling God's strength? The press conference clip I saw had him saying, "I'm so (bleep) proud to be part of this team." Interesting.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/20/2004 12:16:00 PM  

  • Hey, Mike. Don't forget the Beverly Hillbillies truck which now resides at the campus museum of the School of the Ozarks south of Branson, MO.

    By Blogger Val, at 10/20/2004 06:36:00 PM  

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