Friday, April 10, 2015

Rock the FNC



Tonight the Sabres play the Penguins in the last game of the season. Here are 3 reasons why the crowd should be as loud as ever.

#1 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
We won at losing! At the beginning of the year we all knew what the goal was: Finish last. It took 81 games, but we did it! We are now guaranteed either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel! We finally found something we do better than anybody else. Let’s celebrate!

#2 REVENGE
Remember 2005? The Bills needed a win against Pittsburgh’s B-team to sneak into the playoffs. Against all odds, we lost. Now, about 10 years later, the Pittsburgh Penguins needs to beat a B-team in Buffalo to clinch a playoff spot. It’s time to get revenge!

#3 FANS AGAIN
It’s been an odd year. It was right to root against the Sabres for these past 81 games, but it often felt wrong. And it wasn’t really fair to the players. It’s a new day. Game 82. We’re fans again. We have a whole season’s worth of cheering to catch up on. We can ‘root root root for the home team’ for a change!

Let’s make it a memorable night Buffalo!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

There is no free



There is no free

Master one or master two
No question if, it’s only who
Slavery or slavery
There is no free

Nuance this or nuance that
Say freedom is also a fact
And I agree, Yes I agree
Still, there is no free

Cause I’m a slave
A service man
And yes I hold my master’s hand
But still a slave
I’ll always be
Because there is no free

Savior Yes, but you’re Lord too
Can’t choose one if both are true
To let him be what he will be
Means, there is no free

You’re the maker, I’m the made
It makes no sense that I’d get paid
I’m only doing my duty
There is no free

Repeat Chorus

Delivery from, Delivery to
Slave to sin or slave to you
I’m hoping that you might agree
There is no free

Friday, March 13, 2015

Books in Process

I'm a wanna-be author

I have numerous books in process, but have never taken the step to seek out any form of publication.

I have my master's thesis on hell (and the thought of making a more pop-level version of it)
I have a book on John 3:16. It is done.
I am in the process of making a collection of 250 word summaries of John Wesley sermons
I have some initial work done on Jesus & peacemaking (King of the Peacemakers)
I now manuscript most of my sermons, so each series could easily become a brief book

One of my reasons for not seeking publication is that I have some minority views on things and I think I'd have to self-publish. Plus I'm lazy.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

It is not my job



It is not my job

It is not my job to marry you
Or bury you
It is not my job to feed the poor
Or to help the budget soar
It is not my job to stop on by
Or inspire you to cry
It is not my job to be CEO
Or to have attendance grow
It is not my job to punch a clock
or to make the music rock
It is not my job to create smiles
Or keep up with all the files
It is not my job to keep us stable
Or to oversee the table
It is not my job to raise your hand
Or to keep ME in demand
What is my job? You finally ask…
Disciple-making is my task

Friday, January 30, 2015

TSB4 Rules

This post will be used for TSB4 Ideas

Tentative Date: September 6th, 2015
Game: TSB with updated rosters for 15/16 season using 2-4 Wii's
Team Selection: Lucky Draw using concealed NFL Team helmets

If 4 show up then each player will pick 5 TSB15 teams. Everyone will play everyone else (3 games). Then 1st place will play 4th place. 2nd place will play 3rd place. The losers will play for 3rd place. The winners will play for the championship. Each player must use all their teams during the tournament.

If 5 show up then each player will pick 5 TSB15 teams. Everyone will play everyone else (4 games). The top 4 teams will make the playoffs. 1st place will play 4th place. 2nd place will play 3rd place. The losers will play for 3rd place. The winners will play for the championship. Each player must use all their teams during the tournament.

If 6 show up then each player will pick 5 TSB15 teams. Everyone will play everyone else (5 games). The top 4 teams will make the playoffs. 1st place will play 4th place. 2nd place will play 3rd place. The losers will play for 3rd place. The winners will play for the championship. Each player must use all their teams during the tournament.

If 7 show up then each player will pick 4 TSB15 teams. Everyone will play everyone else (6 games). No championship game will be necessary if 1 player sits alone at the top of the standings at the end. If there is a tie at the top of the standings, the top 2 teams (using point differential as a tie-breaker) will play for the championship. Each player may NOT use any of their teams more than twice during the tournament.

If 8 show up then each player will pick 4 TSB15 teams. There will be 2 randomly selected 4-team divisions. Each player will play everyone in their division (3 games). Everyone will make the playoffs and be seeded according to record and then point differential. Each team may be used no more than twice during the duration of the tournament. 
 
If 9 show up then each player will pick 3 TSB15 teams. There will be 3 randomly selected 3-team divisions. Each player will play everyone in their division (2 games). The top 8 teams (seeded by record and then point differential) will make the playoffs. Each team may be used no more than twice during the duration of the tournament.

If 10 show up then each player will pick 3 TSB15 teams. There will be 2 randomly selected divisions. Each player will play everyone in their division (4 games). . The top 2 teams from each division (using record and then point differential as the tie breaker if necessary) will make the playoffs (with division winners playing non division winners). Before the playoff, there will be a re-draft of TSB15 teams with the top seed (based on record and then point differential) picking 1st in each of the 2 rounds.