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May 17, 2015

Our Sins and the Minnesota Twins

I love the Minnesota Twins.  I know sometimes my Tigers hat throws people off, but that's more about home representation than being a fan. I come from a sports-watching family (see "Sports Moments" post from '08), but with my busy schedule the last couple years, I've limited the number of teams I completely follow (every game, stats, etc.) to just a…
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October 30, 2014

2014.08 // Vacation Pt 1

Our 2014 vacation officially kicked off with Haley on Valleyfair Day on August 7th. We spent some time riding the rides before hitting the road for Pennsylvania. After driving through the night with a small early morning nap in Indiana, we finished off the last leg and made it into Pittsburgh. We spent a few days with family on the…
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November 12, 2013

The Power of Video

I am a huge advocate of utilizing video in the church world.  I don't think it's used enough and I see it as the most effective form of media especially within the context of a morning service. A powerful video can take you into another person's world and experience their culture. It can capture a moment, an emotion of a…
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January 8, 2012

I Heart Haters

I haven't heard the word hater used as much as it has been since Tim Tebow started winning.  The fuel for contempt oscillates between his throwing arm and his faith, the latter of which seems to truly offend.  Through it all he's maintained his integrity, diverted praise to God and teammates, and has shown Christians that the proper way to…
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April 26, 2010

First Twins Game

We went to our first game in Target Field last Tuesday and watched the Twins beat Cleveland.  We even managed to get on the BIG screen on our first try.  I was responsible for taking the picture and smiling at the cameraman at the same time... it was no easy task... but if you look closely, you can see me,…
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April 11, 2010

Thank You Phil Mickelson

The devil is glorified when evil commands our attention.  We have endured months of Tiger Woods news... his affairs, rehab, the return to golf.  Thank you, Phil Mickelson, for making the world forget his story, even if it's just for a moment.  For now, we celebrate stars who quietly live decent and honorable lives.   For now, our fascination is on…
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March 25, 2010

18 days until Opening Day

Cost of the new Twins stadium, $522 million.  Cost of signing Joe Mauer, $184 million.  Cost of a single game ticket, $18.  Enjoying baseball outdoors, priceless.  Oh, wait... it was 24 degrees today when I took this picture... let me revise... Enjoying baseball outdoors, $5 for gloves, $30 for a jacket, and $10 for a winter hat.
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March 22, 2010

Strike!

We've been bowling once a month at a local bowling alley by our house.  They have a late night "all you can bowl" deal that is hard to beat.  We took our camera this last time and Jill captured this Strike sequence.
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February 8, 2010

Bowling B-day

We went to PINZ (local bowling alley) for their all you can bowl special from 9-midnight. We had a blast and the lanes were treating me well for my birthday. I averaged 208 over 5 games including my all-time highest ever, 267. Not a bad way to end the celebration of my birthday!
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August 26, 2009

Roberto Clemente

Lately I've been watching "This Week in Baseball" on Saturdays at noon.  I've always been a baseball fan and used to watch this show back when Mel Allen was still the host (RIP 1996).  Growing up, it was the Pittsburgh Pirates that I learned to love.  I guess that was passed down to me from my dad and grandfather who…
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March 8, 2009

On Board

I recently had the privilege of learning to snow board. Lonni taught me. I think I made her laugh for quite a bit of the time (like when I fell so hard my head actually bounced up off the ground!), but I comforted myself with the fact that she said I did a good job (whether she truly meant it…
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January 22, 2009

Steeler’s Song

Wow!  A friend of mine showed this to me - ages 11-13.  Pittsburgh better win or these kids will be heartbroken.
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August 14, 2008

The Wonder of the Olympics

Staying at home over vacation has inevitably led to hours of Olypmics watching.  I suspect I am like many other Americans who only watch swimming, gymnastics, diving, and women's basketball during the Olympics.  Somehow the wonder of the Olympics magically transforms these mostly shunned sports into the spotlight of the kingdom of sport.  It makes them exciting to watch -…
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June 20, 2008

Cheer Time

I can't really say what made me think of it, and especially what made me think of it as I was waking up this morning, but I remembered a football game I went to in 10th grade. The 10th grade JV guys had their own team with games that were separate from the Varsity guys team. This, apparently, is where…
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May 7, 2008

Sports Moments

Thanks to a rain delay I've been able to watch the Twins play in Chicago. Carlos Gomez just hit an infield single to complete the cycle. The last Twin to hit for the cycle was Kirby Puckett in 1986... 22 years ago! I tend to unintentionally catch a lot of these sports moments live on TV. I saw Bonds hit…
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March 31, 2008

Opening Day

We went to the Twins opener tonight and they beat the Angels 3-2. What a funny day - 4 inches of snow! How on earth will this work in 2010 when the new stadium is open? Anyhoo, it was a fun night hanging out with TJ, Doug, Pamela, and Peter all the way from Mexico City. We took this picture…
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January 31, 2008

Johan Santana

I must admit that I don't follow sports as much as I used to. I couldn't tell you the last five superbowl champions or the last three stanley cup winners, and every year I have no clue who to choose for the NCAA tournament. There's really only one team I've followed closely the last five years (with the exception of…
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