Tuesday, July 14, 2009

'If at first you don't succeed, do it the way your wife told you!'

Happy All Star Game tonight. I always laugh at how much the guy on the left, Prince Fielder, looks, in uniform, like his dad Cecil, on the right. Prince won the Home Run Derby last night; his dad clobbered baseballs for Detroit and the Yankees back the late-'80s and early '90s.


"Happy are those . . . whose hope is in the LORD their God." Psalm 146:5

I read this today: "Do you sincerely want to be a happy Christian? Then set your mind and your heart upon God's love and His grace."

For the longest time the "mind" part didn't get through to MY mind. "Set your mind" involves listening to sermons, to music, reading the Bible, talking to believers. It's not "easy" to set the mind; it takes time. But it results in a thought-out peace, the results of really thinking through the implications of your beliefs. I used to have a "stupid" peace, which is a whole other story...God gave us a brain; He really does want us to study and think. "Set your mind..." the Apostle Paul tells us...
"Pleasure-seeking is a barren business; happiness is never found till we have the grace to stop looking for it and to give our attention to persons and matters external to ourselves." J. I. Packer

"No matter how hard he searches, nothing beneath the skies and nothing above the skies can make any man happy apart from God." C. H. Spurgeon

"God has charged Himself with full responsibility for our eternal happiness and stands ready to take over the management of our lives the moment we turn in faith to Him." A. W. Tozer

JAWS UPDATE from JAWS memorabilia magnate and all-around good guy Jimmy Sandufer. JAWS was shown twice Saturday night at the Robinson Film Center...Nobody drowned or was chomped in half, so a good time was had by all...

Jimmy: "It was great. The first show was 80% full and the second was sold out - standing room only. Shelby and I introduced each showing (she got in a "you're gonna need a bigger boat" line on the second intro) and my Jaws "stuff" was on display - got quite a few comments/questions and it was a blast. Seeing it on the big screen again was a totally different viewing experience - awesome."