TheDogTeam.com – The Mountaineering Adventures Of Cave Dog & The Dog Team

TheDogTeam.com – The Mountaineering Adventures Of Cave Dog & The Dog Team

You have got to take a look at this site. This guy, who goes by the name “Cave Dog” (long story), is a remarkable fellow. He travels to mountain ranges and then runs them. Actually there is much more to it than that but it is still way out there. Runner’s World, http://www.runnersworld.com, did a piece on him that detailed his travels across the Rockies and one other range. Pretty incredible the amount of time and effort that goes into something like this. The most intriguing thing to me is that he does it not for the glory or fastest time but he does it for the experience. Pushing himself to the ultimate limits helps him learn more about himself. That should be a lesson for each of us. God, at times, calls us out of our comfort zone and into some extreme situations. It is during these times (mission trips etc.) that we learn who we truly are and how important God is to us. Go Cave Dog go…

ABCNEWS.com : N.J. Governor to Resign Amid Lawsuit

ABCNEWS.com : N.J. Governor to Resign Amid Lawsuit

Let me begin by paraphrasing Matthew 7:3,”get the telephone pole out of your own eye before you look for the sawdust in your neighbors.” I do not want to cast any stones here, actually I think Gov. McGreevey did something today that we can all learn from. Regardless of the circumstances that led up to this confession, Gov McGreevey did an unbelievable stand up thing today. He faced the world, took all of the responsibilty for his actions and there consequences, and asked for forgiveness from everyone involved. May we all remember this example when we are faced with a similar situation in our own life. Hiding under a rock and hoping it will go away only makes the situation worse. Let God help you through any situation and he promises in James 1 that we will become stronger.

Postmodern?

My readings have taken me past more than a few post-modern process theologians tonight. Why do we hide things behind hard-to-understand titles and concepts? When I look at Jesus’ life, the first thing that jumps out is the simplicity. By simplicity, I don’t mean unimportant or trivial. Quite the contrary. Jesus had this way of communicating deep, eternal, and relevant truth in less than two sentences. (eg. If you forgive others, God will forgive you. Mt 6:14). Here’s a thought: if you can’t explain it in two sentences, you don’t know it! I am stopping before you start counting my sentences.