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Saturday, November 19, 2005

I don't have much personal investment in the Iron Bowl since I'm not a fan of either Alabama or Auburn. But the best seat in college football may be in the home of Buddy and Stephanie Bell in Montgomery during the Iron Bowl (which, for those who aren't ESPN addicts, is this afternoon). - - - - We have, of course, already seen "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." Very good. Four down . . . three more to go. - - - - Congrats to AHS for winning last night in OT. There are so many Highland guys on the team (including two who I assume will be the offensive and defensive players of the year in the district -- Taylor and Stephen) that it's been a blast to follow. - - - - Highland members remember to bring your grocery sacks full tomorrow for the thanksgiving offering.


  • Loved Harry Potter. Voldemort was freakin' me out. Loved it. I had a movie day yesterday and saw Walk the Line in the morning and Harry Potter at night. Walk the Line was great. What a fun day.

    By Blogger Tammy M., at 11/19/2005 10:00:00 AM  

  • Question: How do you beat Southlake Carroll? Answer: Ball Control

    By Blogger David Michael, at 11/19/2005 10:40:00 AM  

  • Not a fan of either? I didn't know that was possible! Roll Tide!

    By Blogger Keith Jones, at 11/19/2005 10:59:00 AM  

  • Here I am, an Alabama boy living in Africa, and nobody around me understands how important the Iron Bowl really is. I may as well be in a really foreign country,like Texas. Roll Tide, too.

    By Blogger Anthony Parker, at 11/19/2005 12:48:00 PM  

  • Well LSU won the Alabama State Championship this year and I can't wait to see them tear Ole Miss into little pieces and leave them on the field to win the State Championship of Mississippi as well.

    But I think that they could be christ like about it and do it with love and compassion.


    By Blogger Jeremy Houck <>, at 11/19/2005 01:29:00 PM  

  • Grant and I saw Harry Potter last night. Whoa! Scary! Well done, as usual... I do think this is one that our 9 year old mega-reader will have to wait to see even though he's already read it. Too bad. He was quite forlorn.

    By Blogger Amy Boone, at 11/19/2005 02:11:00 PM  

  • Saw Walk the Line last night. Very well done . . . but as always with Hollywood they ruin most of the spirituallly deeper meanings in the life of people like Johnny Cash. I recommend Cash: The Autiobiography for the real take on his spiritual journey. Of course you can also get Johnny Cash Reads the NT.

    My blood has always run crimson red, but we are very weak this year especially with no offensive line to block and no Prothro.

    By Blogger Steve Puckett, at 11/19/2005 02:57:00 PM  

  • Steve Turner's The Man Called CASH is also a great read with interesting insights into the spirituality of The Man in Black.

    Buddy & Stephanie Bell would tell you that there is ONE place better to watch a Bama game -- at the home of T.C. & Carolyn Barnes in Pensacola, Florida. T.C. was an elder/commander-in-chief for the Gateway Church there for more than 30 years. Nobody loved Tide football more and smoked a meaner turkey than T.C. The Bells, Barnes, and Elliotts watched Bama whip Miami for the national championship together back in the early 90's. T.C. died a few years ago, but I still feel the urge to call him on the phone whenever Bama scores.

    This afternoon, however, I would have called him to grouse. :-)

    By Blogger Matt Elliott, at 11/19/2005 04:25:00 PM  

  • Mike, a friend of ours has a small part in "Walk the Line" but I have not yet seen it. Shane Bowen plays one of Cash's managers. He says he is the one who tried to talk him out of doing Folsom Prison Blues.

    By Blogger Val, at 11/19/2005 05:41:00 PM  

  • As a bono fide, life time Alabama fan I am humiliated at the way my Tide played today. Total blow out. Give it up for Auburn's defense. The sacks were a complete surprise but became the rule of the day after about 5 minutes of play. BUT, I would like to point out that I wrote a blog about the beauty of the Alabama team. Handsomeness still ruled the Tide sidelines today. Croyle, Shula and my beloved Tide may have gotten creamed today, but they looked oh so good while they were getting crushed! Roll Tide Roll! Still think I would change my name if it was "Tuberville" win or lose.

    By Blogger Snapshot, at 11/19/2005 07:44:00 PM  

  • Is it just me, or was that a mighty swift transition from singles laying their hearts on the table in front of us to commentary on sports and movies?

    I'd like to hear more commentary on the church's apparent ignorance of an entire segment of its community.

    By Blogger Steve Jr., at 11/19/2005 09:31:00 PM  

  • Steve -

    "Is it just me, or was that a mighty swift transition from singles laying their hearts on the table in front of us to commentary on sports and movies?"

    Don't you ever have braindead days? I did yesterday. I left a brief comment at the end of the others from Thursday, I'll get back to it later, but yesterday sports and movies was as profound as I could get.

    By Blogger Mike, at 11/20/2005 02:24:00 PM  

  • Understand completely, Mike. I do hope you'll give us the chance to continue the dialogue we started Friday, however. I think it needs to happen at some point.

    Hope I didn't come across harshly...that wasn't my intention.

    By Blogger Steve Jr., at 11/20/2005 08:20:00 PM  

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