Archive for October, 2008
October 26th, 2008 | 3 Comments | Posted in » KC Chiefs
What a difference a week makes! After an embarrassing loss to Tennessee at home, where the Chiefs gave up a franchise record 332 yards rushing, the Chiefs made a game of it today on the road versus the Jets behind the strong play of third string quarterback Tyler Thigpen.
Amazing, isn’t it?
It’s hard to believe, but Brett Favre wasn’t the best #4 on the field today. While he did come through on the last drive when he needed it most, Favre kept the Chiefs in the game all day with his miscues (he threw three interceptions on the day, directly leading to 14 of the Chiefs points). In just his second NFL start, Thigpen played smart football most of the day, ending up 25 of 36 with 2 TDs and no interceptions.
I can’t help but point the finger at Herm for this loss though… in the 4th quarter, holding a three point lead, the Chiefs coaching staff chose to try sitting on the lead by keeping the ball on the ground for three straight plays (after having very little success doing so all day). Held short of the first down on a predictable 3rd and 3 call, the Chiefs punt away, blow coverage, give up good field position, and six plays later the game is pretty much over courtesy of Favre’s game winning pass.
For the most part, the Chiefs put in an NFL quality effort today. It’s a shame they came up short.
The interesting thing? Thigpen looked GOOD today. I guess it’s possible the Chiefs QB for the future is now their starter. Time will tell.
October 25th, 2008 | Comments Off | Posted in » My Life / Family, Pictures
… and Jeffrey is BIKING! He’s one proud kid, and I’m one proud Daddy!
Here’s a series of photos from Jeffrey’s first day biking on two wheels.
October 23rd, 2008 | Comments Off | Posted in » Just For Fun..., My Life / Family, Pictures
… nor will you want to.
Today was apparently wacky face-making day for my family. The hilarity started when Nancy and Jenna discovered multi-media messaging…
“Wait ’til they get a load of me…”
I couldn’t resist sending back a nutty face of my own. This is what I look like when work is a bit stressful…
Of course, Nancy showed me what being a stay at home mom of three REALLY looks like…
And Jeffrey had to show us the face he plans to give to crazy drivers once he gets his license…
I don’t even know what to say, except… this is my family. Gotta love us!
October 23rd, 2008 | Comments Off | Posted in » In the News..., Worth Reading
Interesting article published earlier this week in Canada’s “National Post”. Apparently, some member states of the European Union are re-evaluating the Union’s CO2 reduction goals in light of the financial crisis.
Apparently, pocketbooks are more important that saving the planet. Climate alarmists will surely squeal.
Anyway, check out the article here.
HT: Tim Challies.
October 19th, 2008 | Comments Off | Posted in » KC Chiefs
The story of the day? Not the fact that the Chiefs got crushed (that should have been expected)…
It’s that the Brodie Croyle era in Kansas City is over, before it ever really got started.
After starting the game with 8 of 9 passing, Brodie delivered a beautiful strike deep down the middle to Dwayne Bowe, complete to make him 9 of 10. After delivering the ball, though, he was taken down hard by two Tennessee defenders… and injured with some sort of knee injury. Worse? He’s out for the season after playing part of two games this year (and being injured in the 2nd quarter of both).
Does this guy have to worst bad luck streak in the history of football, or what? Eight games started… four injuries. Here’s hoping Brodie retires (for his own good), and focuses on the family ministry at Big Oak Ranch. You’ve gotta feel for the guy, but there are bigger things he can accomplish in life than being Chiefs quarterback!
Where does this leave the Chiefs? Essentially, without a quarterback. Huard is old and has feet encased in stone (not to mention that he TOO was injured during the game!). Thigpen is very young and inexperienced. And the new third QB? Well… let’s just say there aren’t many quality starters sitting 3rd string in the NFL.
The good news? If there is any, it’s rooted in the bottom line of the bad… we ought to be able to pick whoever we want in the draft, as we’re pushing HARD for worst record in the NFL and the overall #1 pick.
The rest of the season? It’s a VERY, VERY, VERY long ways away, and it can’t get over soon enough. They ought to let Thigpen see what he can do the rest of the year, so at least we can see what we’ve got in him.
Whatever the case, it sure looks like this year will go down as a complete waste for the Chiefs, though… possibly their worst season ever. It’s time for ownership to clean house… coaches, GM… everybody.
We’ll see if it happens.
October 16th, 2008 | Comments Off | Posted in » Christian Living, Devotions / Bible Studies, My Life / Family
It’s interesting… I’ve read Philippians 2:12-13 many times, but noticed something today that I hadn’t before.
You may be familiar with the passage:
12Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed — not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence — continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13for it is God who works in you to will and act according to his good purpose.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always focused on “work out your salvation with fear and trembling”. For whatever reason, I’ve always wrestled with that portion of the verse.
I’ve finally seen the latter half and let it sink in a bit… it is GOD who works in you to will and act according to his good purpose.
It’s God who enables us to will and act.
I feel like such a fool.
For the longest time, I’ve wondered why I often struggle in my faith. Not belief… that’s never wavered since I committed my life to Christ… but practice? You betcha.
I’ve struggled with what it means to be a Christian… how a Christian should act, think, feel, serve, reach out. And when I act upon the meanings for these I’ve found in Scripture? Well, I almost always fall short, feeling like Paul in Romans 7 (you know, the whole “what I want to do, I do not do, but what I do not, I do” thing).
It comes back to Philippians 2:13… “it’s GOD who works in you to will and act”.
So often, we go about our lives as Christians trying to do all the right things. Nothing wrong with that, of course… but we’re often forging our own path… doing things on our own, in our own strength.
It’s about time we all stepped back and let God have His way.
It is for me, at least.
October 15th, 2008 | Comments Off | Posted in » Christian Living, Devotions / Bible Studies
Just noticed this is the Scripture passage that popped up today on the “verse of the day” application I run on my desktop….
12Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
Can you stand whatever test God has allowed to come your way right now?