Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Hot Stove

Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings kick off next week (December 4), so on the heels of the second greatest season in sports, here's some hot stove banter for today:

*Does Mark McGwire belong in the Hall of Fame? If you're a Hall-of-Fame voter, do you vote for him?

*This offseason saw new managers hired in Texas (Ron Washington), San Francisco (Bruce Bochy), San Diego (Bud Black), Oakland (Bob Geren), Florida (Fredi Gonzalez), Chicago ( Lou Piniella) and Washington (Manny Acta). Which hire most impresses you?

*With talk heating up of the possibility of Manny Ramirez going to the Giants and Mike Piazza going to the A's, where does Barry Bonds play in 2007?


"Glory, I've learned, is what God is all about. His essential being. Whenever you talk about his character or attributes -- like holiness, love, compassion, justice, truth, or mercy, that's God's glory.

So how is it that you and I can glorify God? It happens every time we reveal his attributes in the course of our daily lives. Every time you share the good news of Christ with another. Every time you reflect patience in the middle of an upsetting or perplexing problem. Every time you smile from the heart or offer an encouraging word. Whenever those around you see God's character displayed in your attitudes and responses, you are displaying his glory.

God's glory isn't reserved for a temple of stone or some heavenly vista. It can shine out clearly while you're changing a flat on the freeway, or counseling an angry co-worker, or lying in a hospital bed, or balancing two crying babies in the church nursery" (Joni Eareckson Tada).