Gritty or Greedy?

So Tiger Woods played in the 108th U.S. Open Championship despite his doctors orders to do so (he had surgery on his left knee about 2 months ago)....and won. When asked in his post-round interview why he disregarded his doctors orders to play he responded (I'm paraphrasing here) "That's what I do. I play."

From my point of view, there are two ways to look at this story. They are:
  1. Tiger should be respected and congratulated for playing despite his injury. It takes a lot of will-power and moxy to play golf at that caliber in spite of pain. -OR-
  2. Tiger is a prideful glory hound that let his quest for domination of the sport of golf get the best of him. He selfishly threw away the rest of his season just to win another major title (he now has 14 by the way).

I think, to some degree, Americans glorify a wounded athlete too much. Now it's one thing for an athlete to get hurt in the midst of competing, and gutting it out to win. It's a whole other thing to compete while injured (against medical advice) thus jeopardizing your future career as an athlete.

What do you think?

If I'm losing my mind now, will a baby make it any better?

OK. So here's the deal. I haven't blogged much lately - not that I haven't had PLENTY to say - but because I am losing my mind. Why? Take a look:

Since May 17th I have:
  • Had 3 massive garage sales on 3 consecutive weekends (Yes, I know...we actually had enough stuff to pull it off for three weeks in a row. Sad, but true - and there's some left over to donate.)
  • Had my A/C unit completely freeze up.
  • Got the A/C unit fixed, then discovered I had a leak in my closet a few days later. Pulled up carpet and pad and deployed fan for 3 days straight to dry it all out.
  • Leak in closet a result of a busted drain pipe coming from the drain pan underneath my furnance/A/C unit in attic.
  • Fixed busted drain pipe, only to discover a leak in my wife's closet a few days later.
  • Second leak caused from where the drain pipe connects to the drain pan (too loose), so I fixed that! Noticed a lot of water still accumulating in drain pan - called in the professionals.
  • Professionals fixed condensation line (which was poorly installed when the house was originally built - GRRRR!) and installed 2 kill switches that will automatically turn off the unit if it detects water backing up in the line. WHEW!
  • Was planning and preparing for a huge leader retreat at church that got postponed (wisely) at the last minute. I was going to lead a break-out session on how to prep for Bible study for a small group. Can't wait to do it in September!
  • The wife and I flew out to Jacksonville, FL for one last get-a-way before baby arrives. It was our 11th anniversary gift to each other. Attended a Family Life marraige conference while there - TOTALLY recommend it! Had some friends graciously donate air miles to make it all happen - thanks Thomas'!
  • Painted baby's room. Painted chair rail and installed it as well.
  • Been filling out a TON of adoption paperwork.
  • Attending an adoption conference this upcoming weekend in OKC.
  • This week had new computers installed at the pharmacy. It's kinda tricky trying to fill Rx's while your computers are down!
  • Leaving this Wednesday for an annual men's golf trip with my father-in-law, brother-in-law, and ten other men. This is our 7th year in a row. It's a great time of fun, golf, and encouragement. Michele is going to Cayman with her mother, sister, and our nephew at the same time.

So, there you go. I've been too busy to blog. Hopefully when our baby girl arrives thing will slow down. MUAHAHAHAHA! I crack myself up!

For Your Sake, Don't Watch!

You better not watch this video promo for Lifechurch.tv's upcoming At The Movies series in July. Because if you do, I won't be liable for anything that might happen, like uncontrollable giddiness, glee, wonderment, curiosity, excitement, anticipation, dribbling in your pants, sleepless nights 'cuz you're too amped to sleep, and/or severe impatience.

Me? I'm like a 9-yr-old little boy sleeping with his flashlight on Christmas Eve counting down the hours until he can get an early morning sneak peek at the loot Santa brought him. Not that I actually did that......more than 10 years in a row. I need counselling.

Which is Worse?

Which is worse - someone who is called to vocational ministry and doesn't answer the call, or someone who isn't called to vocational ministry and does it anyway?

Tear it up.

P.S. Sorry 'bout the hiatus. More on that later. Show me some blog lovin'.