Couldn't Ski!

Ever hear about the UNC 
student who couldn't learn 
to water ski because she
couldn't find a lake with 
a slope?


Leroy Jethro Gibbs said...

The UNC football coach was asked how he picked a team from
a bunch of raw recruits.

"I hate to give away my secrets," he replied, "but I'll tell you. I take
them out into the woods. Then, at a given signal, I start them running.
Those that run around the trees are chosen as guards. Those that
run into the trees are chosen as tackles."

Ravi Zacharias - RZIM said...

“Would you create a world with such pain,” the skeptic charges, “and if you
did, could you at the same time still be called good?“.

Plainly speaking, there are only four possible worlds. The first is that
there be no creation at all. Would it not have been better for God to have
not created a world than to have created ours—where good and evil are both
possibilities? The second is a world where only good is permitted, a kind
of robotically beneficent universe. The third option is a world where
there is no such thing as good or evil, an amoral world. There, right and
wrong would not even be legitimate categories for consideration. The
fourth is the world that we live in, where good and evil exist with the
possibility of choosing either.

In the final analysis, our world is the only one where love is genuinely
possible because freedom is a precondition for authentic love. We
intuitively recognize that love is the supreme ethic and where love is
possible, freedom is necessary. Where freedom is real, so is the
possibility of suffering.

Perhaps you picture God observing our world like an astronaut viewing the
earth while in orbit—abstract and distant. But this is not God of the
Scriptures! He has not removed himself from the dimensions of our
experience, nor has He left us to our own devices. Rather He has powerfully
broken into our reality.

How? Through the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Outside of
a Christian worldview, this may seem odd, and even the apostle Paul said
this reality appears “foolish” to the unbeliever. Yet when you perceive the
infinite holiness of God and His boundless love, we see God’s twin desires
fulfilled in the Cross: His holiness satisfied through suffering, and
motivated by love strong enough to endure pain.

In the Cross love, holiness and suffering are brought together. God cannot
be at the same time both holy and unloving, or both loving and unholy. Who
of us cannot understand that love cannot exist without goodness? Our
hearts hunger for a love that is pure. If we turn our backs upon God, we
lose not only the source of defining love, but even our suffering remains
an enigma—leaving our finite minds crying for an answer.

Even Mahatma Gandhi concluded that the display of grace in the crucifixion
is without comparison. Have you made the extraordinary discovery that in
love Jesus bore the cost of our freedom gone wrong?

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Wist u dat de God van u houdt?
Avez-vous su que Dieu vous aime ?
Wußten Sie, daß Gott Sie liebt?
Avete saputo che il dio li ama?
Você soube que o deus o ama?
¿Usted sabía que el dios le ama?

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Stephanie M. - Stanford University said...

1787: First of Federalist Papers Appeared

Before the U.S. Constitution could come into effect, it had to be
approved by each of the states. But many people opposed it because
they feared it would give too much power to the federal government.
In order to gain support for the Constitution, Alexander Hamilton,
John Jay, and James Madison wrote a series of articles known as the
Federalist Papers. Beginning with an article that appeared under the
name "Publius" in the "New York Independent Journal" on October 27,
1787, the Federalist Papers helped convince the nation to accept the
Constitution, and also established the theory of constitutional government.

Professor Howdy said...

Ode to Ohio

Seven United States presidents were born in Ohio. They are:
Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield,
Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William H. Taft, and
Warren G. Harding.



Two of the tallest mountains in the Pacific - Mauna Kea and
Mauna Loa - dominate the center of the island. Most of the
world's macadamia nuts are grown on the island.


Home of the Wolverines

In 1817 the University of Michigan was the first univer-
sity established by any of the states. Originally named
Cathelepistemian and located in Detroit the name was chan-
ged in 1821. The university moved to Ann Arbor in 1841.

thekingpin68 said...

And you picked a blonde too.:)

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I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying
the really foolish thing that people often say
about Him [Jesus Christ]: "I'm ready to accept
Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't
accept His claim to be God."

That is the one thing we must not say. A man
who was merely a man and said the sort of
things Jesus said would not be a great moral
teacher. He would either be a lunatic -- on a
level with a man who says he is a poached
egg -- or else he would be the Devil of Hell.

You must make your choice. Either this Man
was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman
or something worse ....

You can shut Him up for fool, you can spit
at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can
fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God.
But let us not come up with any patronizing
nonsense about His being a great human
teacher. He has not left that option open
to us. He did not intend to.

-- From C.S. Lewis
(Author of The Chronicles of Narnia)


"Let every student be plainly instructed
and earnestly pressed to consider well
the main end of his life and studies is
to know God and Jesus Christ which is
eternal life (John 17:3)."

The Laws and Statutes of Harvard College in 1643

"All scholars shall live religious, godly,
and blameless lives according to the rules
of God's Word, diligently reading the Holy
Scriptures, the fountain of light and truth;
and constantly attend upon all the duties
of religion, both in public and secret."

Two central requirements in Yale College 1745 charter


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Professor Howdy said...

I had a friend who was a veteran sailor, and occasionally he would take us out on his sailboat. And I learned that when my sailing friend said it was time to go in, I'd better listen. There were times when we were out and the weather was beautiful, and I thought it was going to stay beautiful. But, man, his instincts knew better. He'd say, "I think we'd better go in." I'd say, "On a beautiful day like this? This is a ten." He'd say, "It isn't going to stay that way."

You know, there has been more than one occasion where I sailed with him into port and entered the harbor just as the storm broke loose. His instincts were amazing! You might be in a storm right now, or maybe you're headed for one and it just doesn't look like it yet. I have some very critical advice before you set your course or before you sail any further

Now, our word today from the Word of God is found in Luke 5:5, and the occasion here is where Jesus has asked Simon Peter to go out and fish again after he had fished all night and caught nothing. And Jesus said, "Look, I know it's the middle of the day. I know that it's hot. I know it doesn't look like a good time to go out, but I want you to." Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything, but because You say so, I will let down the nets."

See, the way it looked would have led Simon Peter to a fruitless conclusion...or let's say a fishless conclusion. It looked like there was no point in going back out again, but Jesus said do it. And just because He said it, Simon Peter did it. And what Jesus said, led to victory.

I watched an interview that was recorded on an anniversary of the D-Day Invasion--the greatest military assault in history--June 6, 1944. General Eisenhower told about how the decision was made to go on that date. He wanted to go on June 4th or 5th, and June 4, 1944, was a beautiful, starlit night. The commanders of the allied troops were gathered with General Eisenhower at their Southwick House command post in England. Colonel Page was the Chief Army Meteorologist, and General Eisenhower was told by him that gale-force winds and high tides would soon be assaulting the Normandy beaches; actually by the next morning.

Well, should Ike believe what he saw--this beautiful, clear starlit night? Or should he listen to the man who knew? His answer, "No go." Even though it would cost them their first choice and it would prolong the wait for 180,000 troops who were waiting on ships anxious to move. Now the next day--opposite weather. It was stormy as predicted and Colonel Page came in and said, "We're going to have improved weather the next day with moderate winds and tides. It's going to be a good day to go." Okay, should General Eisenhower go by his senses, or by the man who's the authority? Ike paused for about 30 seconds, and then he said two words that are emblazoned in history, "Let's go." The room was clear in two seconds, and the rest is history.

Now, you have a decision right now to make whether to believe what your senses, and your feelings, and your environment are telling you about a moral choice, about giving up on a person, about giving in to a temptation, about giving up on a commitment like a marriage, or about running into a decision. Don't base your life on what's going to change in 20 minutes--which is your feelings. Base it on the Word of God which hasn't changed in 20 centuries.

Do it His way, no matter how it feels.

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