My Thoughts – 7.6.09


Me in front of the Dolphin Resort fountain, Walt Disney World

Me in front of the Dolphin Resort fountain, Walt Disney World

Here are some of my random thoughts on a beautiful July day in Indiana.

I think that corn dogs are near the top of my list of perfect food.

BBQ Baby Back Ribs are also near the top of that list.

I still think that adults should get summer vacation.

I think that Albert Pujols is going to go down in history as the most feared right-handed hitter of all time. I was at the Cards-Reds game this past Friday night (Thanks so much TJ & Judas!!). Top of the 8th inning, 3-0 Reds. Cards only have 3 hits at this point. Poor pitching by the Reds loads the bases for Albert. Gonzo. Granny gives the Cards the lead 4-3. Reds tie the game in the bottom of the 8th. Top of the 9th, Albert hits an RBI double. Cards lead 5-4 and go on to win 7-4. His stats are staggering.

I think that I am a blessed man. Today is my birthday. It’s 10:34 AM and so far I have gotten birthday wishes from nearly 200 people. That is completely overwhelming to me.

I think a lot about the song “I Will Rise” by Chris Tomlin. Cannot wait for the MPCC Worship Choir to be back in session. We will blow the roof off with that song in the fall.

I think that Disney World is just about the most perfect place on earth. I am a total Disney addict.

I think that there is a disconnect in our country regarding the issue of patriotism and how it relates to faith. I believe we can sing songs like “God Bless America” and “America The Beautiful” as worshipful prayers to the Lord. I believe that recognizing those who have sacrificed their lives in service should happen in our worship services. They have fought to preserve our religious freedoms (among many others) and I think that in honoring them we are worshipping the Lord and giving thanks to HIM for the freedom to worship. By honoring these people we are showing the Love of Christ to our fellow citizens. In John 15:13 Jesus says, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” Though he was talking in a different context that is still a tremendous spiritual truth and these precious people deserve our gratitude for living that verse out, no matter your political ideology.

By the way, the birthday greeting list is now up to 250….it’s 10:53 AM. Again, I am completely blessed and overwhelmed.

I think it is time to go to lunch and enjoy some great Mexican food. Tonight, Dave & Busters with friends!!

Thanks for reading and for all the great birthday wishes Friends!! I would love to get your thoughts on any of the above thoughts………

4 Responses to “My Thoughts – 7.6.09”
  1. Mary says:

    First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I quit having birthdays so in a couple of years you and Aaron will be older than me!

    I hate to disagree with the b’day boy, but corn dogs are not the perfect food. Walking tacos are. You get meat, veggie, grain and dairy. Eat a frozen banana for dessert and you’ve got all food groups covered. And yes I do enjoy the Fall Festival thankyouverymuch.

    I completely agree with your thoughts on patriotism and faith. The whole separation of church and state thing is just ridiculous in my eyes. How you can separate the way the country is governed from God when the country was based on its founding fathers belief in God? It makes no sense to me and I’m so happy I live in a midwest town where my son says the pledge of allegience every day at school….complete with the words “under God”.

    Enjoy your special day!

  2. Dawn says:

    My husband and I are Disney addicts too!!

  3. Chris Philbeck says:

    Hey, agree with everything you said except the Albert Pujols comment. He’s awesome and having a great year but most feared…I don’t know about that.

  4. briantabor says:

    Seriously, what does a dude from Oklahoma know about baseball anyway? 🙂

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