Archive for October 15, 2009

jesus loves you this i know

“Jesus loves me this I know. For the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. We are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so.”

I just bought a book on Amazon that deals with the same topic as this classic VBS song.

Jesus Loves You this I know is a new book by Craig Gross and Jason Harper. In their words, here is the about the book…

The constant noise of contemporary life makes it easy to miss the most profound message the world has ever known: Jesus loves you. Innovative teachers Craig Gross and Jason Harper will separate the religious from the real as they show how this simple truth is worth our undivided attention. The authors weave Jesus’ narrative with their own stories of serving among the “least of these” in this inspiring summons to world-changing faith. Join them as they encounter shut-ins, drunks, inmates, porn stars, and others while striving to follow Christ in their daily lives.

Here are the chapter titles for Jesus Love You this I know..

Chapter 1 – Jesus Loves the Bitter and Betrayed
Chapter 2 – Jesus Loves the Disconnected
Chapter 3 – Jesus Loves the Broken
Chapter 4 – Jesus Loves the Forgotten
Chapter 5 – Jesus Loves the Skeptic
Chapter 6 – Jesus Loves the Glutton
Chapter 7 – Jesus Loves the Crook
Chapter 8 – Jesus Loves the Outcast
Chapter 9 – Jesus Loves the Porn Star
Chapter 10 – Jesus Loves the Religious

In Matthew 9 Jesus says, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick…For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Challenging, challenging stuff. I am very excited to read this book.


Check out this promotional video…

Sports Bucket List

Posted: October 15, 2009 in Life, People, Sports
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red river rivalry

Heather and I will be going to the University of Oklahoma / University of Texas college football game this weekend.

Now let me make this perfectly clear, I could care less who wins this game. As a Tennessee born and raised boy, I am a Volunteer through and through. I am not going for Oklahoma. I am not going for Texas. In fact, I will probably wear a blue shirt so that everybody at the stadium is aware of my Oklahoma/Texas apathy.

However, I am really excited to go to this game. This is one of the nation’s biggest college football rivalries that is played every year in a very unique way (at a neutral stadium).

This got me to thinking. What are the sporting events I would want to see live if I had no limitations?

Earlier this year I wrote a post entitled “Things To Do Before I Die List“, which is a more boring way to say “Bucket List”.

Without further adieu, here is my Sports Bucket List:

  • World Series game
  • a round of the Masters
  • the par 3 contest before the Masters
  • MLB home run derby
  • Duke/UNC men’s college basketball game
  • 1st round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament
  • any event at a Summer Olympic games (100m, handball, basketball, swimming, etc.)
  • the Ryder Cup
  • Baseball Hall of Fame induction
  • Wrestlemania
  • NBA Finals game
  • Yankees/Red Sox game at Fenway Park (wearing my Jeter jersey)


What did I miss? What’s on your Sports Bucket List?