Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 9:45 PM Central

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We just finished our Monday night playoffs! David hoists the trophy for 2nd place in the playoffs and Peter is holding the trophy for 2nd place during the regular season.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 8:53 PM Central

We won our first playoff game tonight, and now we’re playing for the championship. We’re trailing 10-6 in the 4th.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.’”

Mark 16:15-18

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 1:13 PM Central

Yesterday I came across this talk given by Francis Chan.  It was so good, I couldn’t stop watching it!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Jesus replied, ‘If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

John 14:23-26

Monday, August 18, 2014 @ 7:54 PM Central

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Peter, clad in our team’s new uniform, waits for a pitch.

Monday, August 18, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.”

Psalm 103:19

Monday, August 18, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Peter replied, ‘Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!’ Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: ‘Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.’ And he went outside and wept bitterly.”

Luke 22:60-62

Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 9:07 PM Central

A big thank you to everybody who braved the rain and came out for the Softball Classic today!

Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 7:01 PM Central

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This year’s Softball Classic was held on our family softball field. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.”

Psalm 145:4-7

Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 1:26 PM Central

I really like the look of the home run fence and the backstop. I’m looking forward to that softball tripleheader.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 12:27 PM Central

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We had some rain this morning, but it has been clear for the last hour or two. Getting ready for the start of the Softball Classic!

Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.”

John 14:21

Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 11:32 PM Central

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The Softball Classic is almost here! I will take place tomorrow afternoon on FamTeam Field.  If you need driving directions, please let us know.  (Info@famteam.com) In the photo, Cathy and some of her helpers are preparing prize packages for the Classic. We have been looking at weather radar, and have solid reason to hope that the precipitation will be out of the area before the event begins!  Our field is all grass, and recovers excellently from rainfall. We will see you all tomorrow!

Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 8:46 PM Central

Maybe some of you guys can rest on the way home, and be able to help a bit in the morning. We’ll be praying for your safe return!

Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 8:36 PM Central

That’s good to hear. Paul, Mark, Jacob, and I are wrapping up our coverage at this wedding reception in the Chicago area, so we’ll be hitting the road before too long.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 8:27 PM Central

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The Softball Classic setup is coming along nicely!

Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.”

John 14:18-20

Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 3:57 PM Central

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Cathy and are preparing the tables in the tent.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 3:39 PM Central

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One of the Softball Classic tents has been erected.  Some of the guys are completing the home run fence.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood – idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.”

Revelation 9:20

Friday, August 15, 2014 @ 8:08 PM Central

They have some epic stuff here. That red coaster is X Flight, and it’s one of their newest rides.

Friday, August 15, 2014 @ 8:05 PM Central

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Paul and Mark moments before being blasted out of the station at 70 mph. The front row is worth waiting for on this kind of ride.

Friday, August 15, 2014 @ 6:11 PM Central

John, what’s the name of that coaster? I’ve never been there, but I hear it’s loaded with good rides.