"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Sunday, March 14, 2004 My first-glance Final Four is
Keep in mind that I have never won an NCAA pool ... however, I will be playing in the ECM March Gladness pool for the Julia V. McNeely Fund for Student Mission Work.
Took the boys to the science center today, about an hour of which we spent in the planetarium. I love the planetarium because even if the stars aren't real, it's the only place you can really go to see that many of them (thank you, light pollution!). It reminds me to be in awe of creation. That's a big difference for me between living here in Missouri and growing up in Arizona. In Arizona, there was something every day that reminded you that God's creation is something to be completely blown away by ... a mountain, an incredibly blue sky, an amazing sunset, lots and lots of stars. Here in Missouri ... well ... don't get me wrong, I love it here in Missouri, but as far as nature goes, it really isn't awe-inspiring.
Anyway, even though all the stars were just fake and projected on the inside of a dome, it reminded me how small we are and how big everything else is. Awe of God is the beginning of wisdom. Maybe I'm a little wiser, then.
So maybe when I say "UConn over Kentucky in the final" ... you should take it seriously!
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"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
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