Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Regular Person in the White House

It’s fun to watch how the press and politician react to Sarah Palin.  For some reason they just cant stomach her.  I, on the other hand, seem to agree with just about everything she says.  I’m not sure if that makes her presidential material.  I like how Dennis Miller summed up Palin on O’Reilly last night

She's the best damn Sarah Palin we have in the world. And I'd like to see a regular person in the office of the presidency. Is Steve Schmidt, her big detractor over there on the McCain campaign, is he a genius? Was that a great campaign? How has Barack Obama's first year been working out for everybody? He's a genius. Everybody happy with that? I think Sarah Palin is about as smart as she needs to be for that gig. And I, for one, want to see a John or Jane Doe lead this country for once. I'd love that.

A regular person in the White House.  Wouldn’t that be cool.  Someone with simple common sense.  Is that Palin?  Maybe?

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Weather and Marathon Training

Just a quick update…image It’s about 2 and a half months until the Go St. Louis Marathon.  I’m just 18 miles into my training…I blame the weather.

I’m sorry to admit it but the “weather killed the marathon star”.    Like most of the country, here in St. Louis, we just came off the coldest weather in 11 years.  I did one great week of training then nothing.

Time to refocus…

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I was able to run a few times on the treadmill.  I would rather use the ped-egg on my big toe than run on the treadmill… 

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Listening Through the Bible Instead

Last year I wrote about how I read through Genesis every year.  (The idea is the read through the whole Bible but it’s never come about.)  imageSo this year I’m listining to Brian at the DailyAudio Bible.com read the Bible for me.

It’s actually a very efficient way to listen to the Good book.  I’m excited each morning to fire up the iPod and see what God has to say today.

My drive to the office is about 30 minutes and that about the average reading.  He covers a reading from the old testament, new testament, psalms and proverbs.  I’d recommend giving it a try.   You can hear today’s reading here and visit the site by clicking here.

“So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.”

 Romans 10:17 (NLT)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Without God, We are Just Chimps

A view from the other side shows us Alan Alda looking for the Human Spark.  His PBS special will be on tonight.  The question is why are Chimps (who are only 1% different genetically) not like us humans?  From the PBS website:

“For 11 years, I was the host of the public television series Scientific American Frontiers.” That’s the familiar voice of Alan Alda, star of stage, screen and science. Now Alda is hosting a three-part public TV series about you. And me, and all of us. “We’ll be trying to get to the bottom of what makes us human. Trying to find that thing we’re calling the ‘human spark’.”

One way to examine us is by looking at what’s almost us. “We’ll be checking in with our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees, to find out how the tiny difference in our genes, just 1 percent, makes such a huge difference to who we are and what we can do. Chimps are smart as a whip, but they’re not us. Why aren’t they?”

What about that Human Spark?  Have a look it Genesis 3:7 and we see…

the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

“Breath of Life”, that’s the difference.

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