6.25.2008

tuesday night

last week for softball we played a team that reminded me of a clip from "the sandlot" when the old rag-tag sandlot team played this decked out, uniformed up team that rode in on bikes, and were very intimidating. we started the game and they were annoying me so much with all the technicalities...finally i called the team together and told them i REALLY wanted to beat them. tonight we played the other team from our church, which was super fun because there are a bunch of teens from the youth group on it. we had been talking it up between us for a while now, and so i called the team together and told them i didn't just want to win...we NEEDED to win. when it was all said and done...the teens have nothing to talk about anymore...

just watched casting crowns new video for the song "slow fade" - very challenging message and a great reminder to me that the best way to shipwreck my life is to just take a few small steps in the wrong direction. humbling...

shanna and i learned the other day that one of our professors from bbc suddenly passed away last sunday - colin smith was a great man - he not only taught us hebrew, but he taught us how to love it. he also had a rare gift of having a brain the size of a planet and yet talking with you like any other person and explain complex things in very easy to understand terms. we feel privileged to have benefited from his life.

have been spending lots of time thinking about missions trips as we prepare for a trip in 2009 and re-read an incredibly profound article from cri. very thought provoking and insightful...

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