Baseball season has begun…

April 7, 2008

Here are some pictures from Andrew’s pre-season tournament. This is his first year to play “kid pitch” baseball.

Playing short stop

A little inside

Just fouled it off

He struck out the first batter he faced

Another pic of him pitching

A funny thing happened to me this morning…

April 4, 2008

I got into my truck to go to work this morning. The radio volume was turned way down and I could barely hear it so I turned it up. It was set to XM and Chris Tomlin’s rendition of Amazing Grace was playing, which was odd. Why was it odd? I have to admit that I do not have a single one of XM’s Christian stations programmed into my presets. When I’m in my car I’m usually listening to CNN, classic rock or rap with some classical music thrown in periodically. I just don’t listen to much popular Christian music.

Anyway, so I’m thinking that this song must be playing on some non-Christian station which I think is odd. It isn’t the kind of Christian song I would expect to be a “crossover”. So I push a button and see that my XM radio is tuned to The Message (one of the Christian Stations). Like I said, I never tune to it. Ever. 99.9% of the time I listen to what I have on my presets. I know that I was listening to CNN when I turned off my truck the previous day.

At this point I’m starting to think I’d better listen to this station this morning. I even called Amy just to make sure she hadn’t been in my truck and changed the channel. To be honest, that would have been an even greater miracle–she has no clue how to work my radio, let alone change it to an XM station not on my presets. So yeh, I’m saying I think God tuned my XM radio to a particular station this morning so that I could hear some of the songs–and they were all awesome and really spoke some truth to me. Can I prove it? No. Do I believe it? Yeh, I do.

So if there is a moral to this story, I guess it is this: when God changes the channel, you’d better listen.

I guess this is also the point where I should wrap up this post with something corny like: “we should all add God to our presets.” Well…that does sound a little goofy and contrived, but that doesn’t change that fact that we DO need to spend time with God daily. I’m going to make more of an effort. He got my attention. How much does He love me if He’ll go to the trouble to hack my XM radio? 🙂

Baseball season is here!

April 3, 2008

Andrew’s team had their first scrimmage tonight and plays in their first tournament this weekend. The regular season schedule is on the website for anyone who might want to catch a game:

(It is also one of the tabs along the top of the website)


April 2, 2008

A guy at work has me trying Twitter. I don’t know if I’ll end up using it or not, but I’m giving it a whirl. You can see the RSS feed of my Twitter page at the right.