Favorite Super Bowl Ads…

1 02 2009

Here are my favorite Super Bowl ads:

The Budwesier ad:

another budweiser ad:

 

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Fall…

12 08 2008

Why I can’t wait until Fall…

  •  Football
  • Leaves turning
  • did I mention Football
  • the end of the NASCAR season
  • closer to more time off of work (Thanksgiving/Christmas)
  • working more and that means closer to getting out of debt and closer to my own house
  • did I mention KSU Football (18 days until kickoff, not that I am excited for KSU Football)

Yes, the fall means the start of the KSU football season.  GO KSU!!!





Epilogue Quiet Strength

18 02 2008

I finished Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy last week and it was truly one of the very best books I have read.  It is very encouraging…

“That’s what this is all about.  Touching lives.  Building a legacy – not necessarily on the field but in those places that most people will never see.  Trying to be faithful in the position God has given me.  I love coaching football, and winning a Super Bowl was a goal I’ve had for a long time.  But it has never been my purpose in life.

My purpose in life is simply to glorify God.  We have to be careful that we don’t let the pursuit of our life’s goals, no matter how important they seem, cause us to lose sight of our purpose.

I coach football.   But the good I can do to glorify God along the way is my real purpose.  I want to help people see the path to eternal life through Christ, to enjoy an abundant life now, and to fulfill their God-given purposes here.

 We are all role models to someone in this world, and we can all have an impact – for good.”

MY WORDS…not as good…:) 

A reminder – glorifying God means reflecting him – am I growing and reflecting him more and more.  I mess up big time and grace overflows and I see God forgive me but I am here to become more and more like him.  I am so thankful that I have had a mentor the last three years but I know that will be changing starting sometime this summer but I cherish those times where we talked and my thoughts became more Godly.

A final thougt:  “So make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life.  Then your faith will produce a life of moral excellence.  A life of moral excellence leads to knowing God better.  Knowing God leads to self-control.  Self-Control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness.  Godliness leads to love for other Christians, and finally you will grow to have genuine love for everyone”  II Pt 1: 5-7





A new expert Quiet Strength…Tony Dungy

9 02 2008

“A Super Bowl win with the Bucs would have been wonderful.  I could have used that platform in a tremendous way.  But I think my getting fired had an even greater impact.  It’s easy to be gracious when you’re carried off the field in celebration.  It’s more difficult when you are asked to pack up your desk and your pass code doesn’t work anymore.  I think people look more closely at our actions in the rough times, when the emotions are raw and our guard is down.  That’s when our true character shows and we find out if our faith is real.  If I’m going to call myself a Christian, I have to honor Jesus is the disappointments,too.”

****How true but how difficult*****





An excerpt from Quiet Strength…

2 01 2008

I loved this from Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy about success…

“The competing views of success in our world often create an interesting tension.  Society tends to define success in terms of accomplishments and awards, material possessions, and profit margins.  In the football business, winning is the only thing that matters.

God’s word, however, presents a different definition of success – one centered on a relationship with Jesus Christ and a love fror God that allows us to love and serve others.  God gives each one of us unique gifts, abilities, and passions.  How well we use those qualities to have an impact on the world determines how  ‘successful’ we really are.

If we get caught up in chasing that the world defines as success, we can use our time and talent to do some great things.  We might even become famous.  But in the end, what will it mean?

What will people remember us for?  Are other people’s lives better because we lived?  Did we make a difference?  Did we use to the fullest the gifts and abilities God gave us?  Did we give our best effort, and did we do it for the right reasons?

God’s definition of success is really one of significance – the significant difference our lives can make in the lives of others.  The significance doesn’t show up in win-loss record, long resumes, or the trophies gathering dust on our mantels.  It’s found in the hearts and lives of those we’ve come across who are in some way better because of the way we lived. “

Quiet Strength





Amazement

10 11 2007

I can’t believe this but it looks like K-State’s basketball team is bringing more excitement  than our football team especially after the last two weeks –  Beasley will be a big player for us and am excited to see what we do.

However, our football team has progressively gotten worse as the season gone on.  We need to make coaching changes and not the Head Coach change but we need good assistants. 

Let’s go CATS! 

  1. KSU 94, Sacramento State 63




Royals/Random thoughts

21 07 2007

I haven’t posted in a long time… 

Okay, so these lowly Royals are finally turning it around and it reminds me so much of the old Royals (that means the won divisions or at least come in second).  The have won 13 out of the last 20 games and we are actually better than other teams.

I have had a pretty relaxing few weeks.  I have decided to cut back on my Sunday School teaching at Westside.  I am getting worn out and since that is not the only time I serve the kids I decided to go every other week.  It will be nice.  I know this was a hard decision for me and one that I did not take lightly and this maybe a shift in direction for me and serving in the Children’s ministry.  I think this was a good step for me!