Sunday, May 11, 2008

Back to the Blog

We've been away from the blog for a few days, so it's time to get caught back up...

1. As I wrote here on April 23, the last 17 games were going to be an important indication for just how good the Cubs were this season. It was a brutal stretch, with a lot of division and road games and ending with a home series against the team with the best record in baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks. So, what did we learn? The Cubs went 8-9 over 17 games (4-2 at home and 4-7 on the road). On its face, I would find that mildly discouraging, but the weird thing is that they played 3 series in a row where they outscored their opponents but lost 2 of 3. So, it's discouraging that they lost, but encouraging that they have a high value in expected wins. In the long run, that is encouraging. On a more personal note, WHERE WERE THOSE WINS AGAINST THE DIAMONDBACKS LAST OCTOBER?????

2. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there, most importantly my wife, my mom, and my mom-in-law.

3. Sophie is learning to pose for the camera. Let's just say that it's a work in progress:
4. I'm feeling pretty good about the Mountain Dew challenge. It's a little harder than I thought it would be, but I'm feeling good nonetheless. I also grow more appreciative every day not to be participating in Mustache May.

5. The guys I've worked for just opened their first of several new Dunkin Donuts in Lexington. Nancy & I grew up with Dunkin Donuts, but they are new to this area. So, we went to our first ever Donut Party on Friday, and took home copious amounts of free donuts to share with anyone who would take them. I have now officially had my fill of donuts for some time to come. But if you haven't- Go to the new Dunkin Donuts on Main at Rose!

1 comment:

Dee said...

Hi Nancy. My name is Denise, and I stumbled across your blog by accident. However, I have a random question, and with your educational background, you are the women to ask. : ) I would really appreciate any insight you could provide, as I know you’re busy. Long story short, I just broke up with my "Christian" boyfriend, because it turns out he believes that the English version of the Bible is flawed due to significant translation errors and corruption (scribes’ desires to manipulate passages to serve their own agendas). The biggest error that he believes exists is that the English version of the Bible was perverted to make it look like Jesus is God made flesh when in actuality the original Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic manuscripts, are clear that Jesus is just a man that God decided to exalt. (Keep in mind that the only language he can speak and understand is English; he obtained these views from the church he attends.) In my opinion these beliefs are—for lack of a better phrase—bull crap… for many reasons. (…The fact that Jesus is fully God and fully man is fundamental Christianity, and I don’t want to be in a relationship with someone who doesn’t agree on the “big stuff.”)
…However, in the midst of this situation, I feel like I’m going through hardcore spiritual warfare, and I could use a little objectivity—and hopefully some reassurance. I could never pick up a Hebrew Bible or study the oldest surviving Biblical manuscripts and understand them… but that’s where you come in. : ) From all of your research and understanding of Hebrew, does the Hebrew Bible make it clear that Jesus is just a man, or is it consistent with what the English versions state (and the majority of Christians believe)—that Jesus is God made flesh and a part of the God-head, along with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Again, any insight you could provide would be greatly appreciated Nancy. Thanks for your time.
Denise from Indiana