Saturday, April 25, 2009

So who's in your Top 5?

So Facebook has this thing...I think it's with some application called living social or something like that, where you pick top 5 in whatever categories you want...I can't get enough of it!!! I've picked my favorite games, favorite artists, favorite sports teams, even 5 things to have when zombies attack! It's re-donk-u-lous!

You COULD also take the time to take on a serious topic and think about it or something...I dunno...I just know it's a good way to waste time...and I hadn't blogged in a while....

And Reilly, I forgive you for the book be honest, I don't think I heard it all when you told me on the phone, so I never begrudged you for anything! Now get up here and see me!

Friday, April 3, 2009

So Jimmy was in town...

One of the coolest moments. Jimmy Needham is just a funny guy. And his band is funny too. But the coolest moment came after lunch. We were all up in the hospitality room, Suz and I from CFR, Jimmy, Sarah Reeves, Joy Lippard, and Rush of Fools, as well as the crew. Apparently a member of the group leads a devo time after lunch, and today...was Jimmy's day. He peroused his bible for a little bit, and came up with this...

1 Peter 2:9-12
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

11Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. 12Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

This passage, as well as several others point to a fact that seperates our faith from every other one out there. Our IDENTITY comes before any call to action. We are a chosen people, a holy nation. Once we were not His people, but now we are. We haved been saved...set free. Our faith is different because of this. Any other religion, you obey, you follow the rules, and then you are accepted. Ours is a faith where you are accepted first, not because of anything we have done, but because Jesus Christ has saved us.

And because of that, we obey. Obedience is natural to the one who has set us free. It actually is easy, it gives us joy to serve our heavenly father.


Jimmy's so cool.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

So that was quick...again...

Let's run down the timeline shall we?

Last Wednesday - UK loses to Notre Dame, effectively ending their season.

Thursday - Rumors run rampant about Billy G's departure, WHAS out of Louisville reports he is gone.

Friday - WHAS's report comes true, as Billy G is let go. The state of UK basketball turns its eyes on Billy Donovan, who has always been the man UK has dice.

Sunday - UK officials meet with John Calipari after his Memphis team loses in the Sweet 16 to Missouri.

Monday - Calipari sleeps on offer from UK.

Tuesday - Calipari accepts offer to become the next coach at UK.

Today - Official press conference, and several April Fool's stories including Rick Pitino working the back channels to reclaim the job at UK, and send Calipari back to Memphis.

Now, I will always feel bummed that UK didn't give Billy G one more year, he had some good recruits coming in next year....BUT UK did make the best hire. Knocked this one out of the park. Best case scenario, all his Memphis recruits (3 of the top 6 in the country, and others) come to UK, and they become a top 10 team in the country with final four aspirations. Worst case scenario, it takes a couple of years, and UK gets back in the spotlight for a while. Really interested in how the recruiting wars will pan themselves out in the next couple of weeks.

Oh yeah, UK/UL rivalry finally shows some signs of life again...

Oh yeah, Jimmy Needham concert tomorrow!!! WOOT!!! Turns out I may not be doing security, but I will be doing equipment set up, getting on stage before the concert, eating lunch and dinner with the Jimmy and Rush of Fools, and hanging out backstage during/after the concert!! It's gonna be a full/awesome day!! Hopefully I'll have some pictures or something....