“HAY! Don’tchall have an ice hockey team?”

That’s usually the question I get because almost always, I’m wearing Something hockey related and it jogs a local persons memory which begets the aforementioned question. No, I’m honored for those times when, visually I appear to know something about an actual sport. And, believe it or not, I enjoy when the person I’m talking with is either a hardcore team groupie or at least has the same passion for the game that I have, we’ll typically exchange contact info and become virtual friends.

Then there’s the flip side, just you average person wanting to expand their overall knowledge so he can sound “in the loop” when he tells his friends everything he learned. This doesn’t bother me at all, I have no stake into the success of this ruse, I just hope something at some point clicks and they fall in love with the sport and start to pay attention for themselves…that’s where the magic starts to happen, you get passion!

Neither person above is better than the other, at least in my eyes. I look at this all as, you like ice, sticks, pucks? You like playing together as a team and retaliating when someone picks on one of your own? You’re not a showboat, a bit of a mystery, quiet and humble? Then we’ll get along just fine.

Moving on, how is our Dallas Stars affiliated hockey team, the Texas Stars, doing here in our town of Cedar Park? Short answer, quite well!…#1 in the league but there’s still more road to travel and those in the rear view mirrors are quickly approaching getting hungrier by the day. Our goalie depth has been better but we have some record holding defense and penalty kill soldiers and speaking of, Colton Sceviour is the top scoring sniper in the league! I have a lot of our coaching staff, we’re not playing dump and chase, there are some great formations and executions going on out there and you can visually see the bafflement on the other teams faces.

So in closing, win or (rarely lose), the stars have been playing TOP LEVEL NHL hockey. Dallas notice
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    St don’t be one of those “AH CMON, HOW COULD YOU MISS THAT?” Guys because believe me, if you hang on the ice for mor than 10 seconds, you would already been drafted.

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    Oh yeah, Gazdic got drafted to the Edmonton Oilers. No worries for two reasons, 1. He deserves it and 2. If he gets sent to their AHL team, the Oklahoma Barons, we play them. A lot. 🙂

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365 a Day – Chronological Bible Day 6

“Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. (Job 5:17 NIV)

Job 4-6

Theme: Grief, questions, understanding

I love the book of Job, this was probably the 3rd book I ever read in the Bible and I felt really connected and drawn to this book.

SWORD & SOAP

What do we learn about God?
God is all knowing and all powerful, he knows our hearts inside and out.

What do we learn about people?
People are weak and feeble-minded compared to God! The mistake we make is to try to understand God, it is impossible to do south of heaven!
“To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his. (Job 12:13 NIV)

Is there a command to obey?
To give all power to God.

Is there a command to follow?
Don’t spend your energy trying to “figure out” God. God is going to do what God is going to do.

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365 a Day – Chronological Bible Day 3

Genesis 8-11

Theme: Relief, hope, promise

What a ride in these early books of a Genesis! Let me try to unpack what I just read while it’s on my mind.

SWORD & SOAP

What do we learn about God?
God gave us a relationship with him, no strings attached!
The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. (Genesis 8:21 NIV)

What do we learn about people?
People that allow God into their life and put God first reap great reward!

Is there a command to obey?
Listen to God, give thanks and glorify God in every circumstance.
So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on land—came out of the ark, one kind after another. Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. (Genesis 8:18-20 NIV)

Is there a command to follow?
Honor and obey God.

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365 a Day Chronological Bible – Day 2

Genesis 3 – 6

Themes: Creation, mankind, population, corruption, murder, death, restart, rebirth.

What a ride in these early books of a Genesis! Let me try to unpack what I just read while it’s on my mind.

SWORD & SOAP

What do we learn about God?
God is in control. God wants good things for us and wants our best.

What do we learn about people?
People are easy and quick to corrupt. We are also ones to leave lineage and legacy, our single actions can have disastrous results for generations to come.

Is there a command to obey?
Love. Give your best.

Is there a command to follow?
Give to God your first, your best, out of the unselfishness of your heart.

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2014 – Off to a better start than 2013!

No posts in 2013? Let’s start off the new year right! Reading through the Word again, my resolution is to get closer to God this year.

Spent NYE 2013 with my wife, kids, Mom and Dad at my childhood church as we’ve done the past few years. Great times! Blessed to have everyone around!

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Started the YouVersion Chronological Bible reading plan, my resolution is to improve all of my relationships this year.

Key verse from today’s reading: “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27 NIV)

Day 1 and mind is already blown. How can we be created in His image? Me? You? Really?? Amazing! Can’t wait to get to heaven and understand this!

SWORD & SOAP

What do we learn about God?
God is the creator.

What do we learn about people?
We are created by God, in His image.

Is there a command to obey?
Listen to God.

Is there a command to follow?
Listen to the highest authority.

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