Thursday Quote Day: Tommy Lasorda

In honor of Spring Training starting up this week, this week’s “Thursday Quote Day” features a quote from Hall of Fame player and manager Tommy Lasorda:

“No matter how good you are, you’re going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you’re going to win one-third of your games. It’s the other third that makes the difference.”(Tommy Lasorda)

Updated 2016 Book List

Here is the updated book list for the books I’ve read in 2016 with little over a month to go in the year:

Film, Faith and Philosophy:  Big Ideas on the Big Screen edited by R. Douglas Geivett and James S. Spiegel

Star Wars:  The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster

Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue by Robert K. Johnston

It:  How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It by Craig Groeschel

Called to Coach:  Reflections on Life, Faith and Football by Bobby Bowden with Mark Schlabach

Boring:  Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life by Michael Kelley

Arise by Clayton and Ellen Kershaw

Soul Revolution by John Burke

Auschwitz:  A New History by Laurence Rees

Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris

Updated 2016 Book List

Here is the updated book list for the books I’ve read in 2016.  I’m a little behind the pace I had last year but better than I had done in ’13 & ’14:

Film, Faith and Philosophy:  Big Ideas on the Big Screen edited by R. Douglas Geivett and James S. Spiegel

Star Wars:  The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster

Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue by Robert K. Johnston

It:  How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It by Craig Groeschel

Called to Coach:  Reflections on Life, Faith and Football by Bobby Bowden with Mark Schlabach

Boring:  Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life by Michael Kelley

Arise by Clayton and Ellen Kershaw

Soul Revolution by John Burke

Auschwitz:  A New History by Laurence Rees

Three Year Anniversary

3rd anniversary

Today is the three year anniversary of the introduction of this blog.  I enjoy writing in this space because it gives a space to flex some creative muscles.  I know there are some seasons when it was tough to get the creative juices flowing and the last year or so has been that.  But I am glad this has been available.

I don’t know what the next year has in store for this blog.  I hope there are more creative posts.  I hope that what is said here is encouraging to others that read it, that it gets people to think.  I also hope that it’s helpful to me to just share thoughts and feelings here.

If this is the first time you’ve read a blog post here, welcome.  If you have been reading regularly the last three years, thank you.  I hope that as the journey continues that we all learn and grow from it.

Updated 2016 Book List

Here is another update on the books I’ve read in 2016:

Film, Faith and Philosophy:  Big Ideas on the Big Screen edited by R. Douglas Geivett and James S. Spiegel

Star Wars:  The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster

Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue by Robert K. Johnston

It:  How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It by Craig Groeschel

Called to Coach:  Reflections on Life, Faith and Football by Bobby Bowden with Mark Schlabach

Boring:  Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life by Michael Kelley

Arise by Clayton and Ellen Kershaw

Soul Revolution by John Burke