Scottie Reynold's last second drive and shot to win the game vs. Pitt ranks as one of the most amazing finishes I've ever seen. Right up there with Kirk Gibson's walk-off homer vs. Oakland in '88.
What are some of your favorite finishes?
This will be a quick update, but there isn't much to report other than God continues to bless us abundantly, both spiritually and physically. Jana and the baby are doing great. ONLY 2 more months before I'm a dad! Can't believe it.
The congregation recently had Dee Bowman present a series of lessons regarding evangelism. These lessons focus on "why" we evangelize and how our lives should be evangelism tools. You can listen to these sermons and/or download mp3 copies by visiting: here
Hope all of you are well!
Most of us make budgets. Me, I generally keep a hawk's eye on our money. I use a combination of online banking, Quicken, and excel spreadsheets to know how much money we have at all times. Almost daily, I sit at the computer and enter the days expenses and make new forecasts for the month and for future months. You may not go to these lengths (I think I'm a little OCD), but I have no doubt you have a routine.
Today, I've concluded that I'll be adding a line to our monthly budget: benevolence. Have you felt the effects of this economy where you live? We have. Already, we've had a couple of our families loose their jobs and others who've taken pay cuts. Just in the last month, individual members have taken up two contributions to give some extra aid to one family. This is on top of whatever help the elders have provided to members of our congregation. I'm not trying to scare anyone, but I think we can agree that this is going to get worse before it gets better.
So, I'm going to plan on giving benevolence personally every month. I should have been doing this already. Maybe you have, but if not, you should consider adding it to your budget as well.
(Gal. 6:10) "So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith." Wouldn't it be terrible to not be ready when an opportunity presents itself?
I don't know what Bible version all of you use and this post isn't about getting you to switch to any particular translation. However, I made the switch to the English Standard Version about 1.5 years ago and have been very happy with (with the exception of a few passages). It's easy to read and easy to understand while remaining faithful to the original texts. Also, the ESV website has a lot of useful information, such as their daily Bible reading site: ESV Bible Reading Plans
This site offers several different types of Bible reading plans and you can have each day's reading emailed to you or added to an RSS feed. Also, the site offers both print and audio versions of each reading.
I've subscribed to the chronological reading program and can't wait until January 1!
I'm proud of how Alabama played against Florida. There were a few bone-headed plays (fake field goal and Arenas catching the kickoff and promptly going out of bounds at the 4 yard line), but other than that we played hard every single play. No fan can ask for more than how the Tide played all year. Looking forward to the Sugar Bowl!