Mike Cope's blog

Sunday, May 22, 2005

I'm guessing that some children who live near the Ballpark at Arlington (sorry, not ready to call it Ameriquest Field yet) got confused yesterday. They thought it was the Fourth of July. Every time the Rangers hit a homerun, fireworks go off. And yesterday at the the game we were at, they homered eight -- franchise record EIGHT -- times. They had 17 hits, 11 of which were for extra bases. It was a nail-biter: 18-3. No wonder Clemens is having one of the best seasons of his life, and can't come up with many wins. - - - - Just finished a gorgeous ride along the Trinity River this morning. If I lived anywhere near it, I think it's a trail I'd have to bike every morning. At the end of the ride, I went all around the Colonial Golf Course, where the final round will be played today. It was fun watching all the people arriving early to grab their spots. (Note: most of them look like they ride carts when they play golf rather than walk.) I saw a few golfers warming up. But it didn't appear to be any of the six I can actually identify! - - - - Still trying to decide where to go to church this morning. We usually run over to Richland Hills. Love that place and am always fed by Rick. But we may take Chris to University Christian Church today on the TCU campus. I've only been a couple times, but the music was inspiring and the preaching was above average. Plus, they have weekly communion. More and more a worship assembly doesn't make sense to me if communion isn't a central part. Blessings on you Highland folks today. You'll love hearing Joe Almanza.


  • Watched the game on TV and could not believe my Rangers hit so many homeruns. Now if they could continue at the same pace well into September...

    By Blogger Hoots Musings, at 5/22/2005 11:37:00 AM  

  • Mike, you were right. Joe was good this morning. Several things he said will be part of our family vocabulary for a long time...driving to lunch and eating and driving home...they kept coming up....did you know that 2/3 of the name of God is Go? And that God turns our mess into a message? And of course, he started with Buenos Dias. I love that.
    grace, Julie
    I might've mispelled that Spanish..it has been a long time since high school Spanish.

    By Blogger julie, at 5/22/2005 02:10:00 PM  

  • It's amazing when the Rangers hit 8 home runs, but probably even more amazing when they throw a shutout like they did today! No more Mavs, Go Rangers!

    Did you go to RHCC this morning? Rick is preaching a series on heaven. I have been listening to the sermons after they are downloaded to the RHCC web site: http://www.rhchurch.org/audio.php They are out of this world! Sorry...

    By Blogger Mark Lavender, at 5/22/2005 05:26:00 PM  

  • We missed you this morning but are glad that you are getting a chance to spend some much needed relaxation time with your family! You sure did miss a sight this morning, though, when they asked everyone going on an IATW trip this summer to gather on the podium for the elders' blessing. There was no way we could all fit; I think there were more people on stage than were left sitting down!! I am so blessed to be a part of a church that places so much emphasis on GOING and sharing the Good News with the world.

    Love you and be blessed this week!

    By Blogger Heather A, at 5/22/2005 05:38:00 PM  

  • Yes, we are sad about the game. There is no joy in Mudville (AKA: Houston) Oh, to be mediocre, like the Rangers.

    By Blogger Kyle, at 5/22/2005 06:04:00 PM  

  • Cheesy Comment Warning:

    And "The Rocket's" red glare,

    The "Bombs" bursting through air,

    Gave proof through the night

    That the Astros can't fare.

    Don't say I didn't warn you...

    Next time you are in the Metroplex, I recommend these three:

    The Village Church
    Farmer's Branch
    Fellowship Church

    One is growing FAST
    One is an "instrumental" c of C
    One is a giant, trendy church

    Love you brother.

    By Blogger Joel Quile, at 5/22/2005 07:49:00 PM  

  • I was at that game, game number 12 for me this season...and man, was it a nail biter! ANd how about Chan Ho on Sunday!!! WooHoo! It is easy to get into baseball even more when you house is 10 minutes away and your office 5 minutes away! And when someone drops off tickets in the Babe Ruth Suite...you just cant refuse!

    By Blogger D.J. Bulls, at 5/23/2005 07:26:00 AM  

  • You didn't happen to see Brother Perry winning the Colonial. Woo Hoo....

    By Blogger happytheman, at 5/23/2005 09:08:00 AM  

  • I wish we'd known you were at the Rangers/Astros game. Lisa and I were at Dodger Stadium watching John Lackey mow 'em down. Every so often we would look at the scoreboard and see the number next to "Texas" go up even higher.

    After the game we drove to the beach and saw Star Wars again. It gets even better the second time! Yeah, you're right...good day.

    By Blogger Thurman8er, at 5/23/2005 10:33:00 AM  

  • Thanks for the updates on which churches are "hot" right now. I think the only location with a faster revolving door than Abilene is the Metroplex. ;-)

    By Blogger KentF, at 5/23/2005 11:01:00 AM  

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