Bag of Randomness for Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Each morning, our kids’ school starts off with a morning assembly. They all say the pledge, make announcements, and do other similar stuff before being dismissed to class. I don’t think that’s all uncommon; however, each student is required to shake both the headmaster and assistant headmaster’s hand, look them in the eye, and reply with a “good morning” or whatever as they leave. I think that’s kinda cool and instills good manners and respectfulness. However, a lot of students have reported being ill as of late, so this time they broke out the hand sanitize for each student to use after shaking hands.
  • Those of you who left a comment yesterday about coaching, I just want to say you are really cool for doing so. Twenty years ago I’d go into coaching thinking I’d know it all. Now, I admit I don’t have a clue, but many of you provided encouragement and shared your experiences, both good and bad. From that, I can try to build some wisdom.
  • As long as I have known Jimi, I can count the number of times I’ve spoken to his father on one hand. But I often think of something I heard him tell his son. He said, “Jimi, you know the difference between a smart man and a wise man? A smart man will learn from his mistakes. A wise man will learn not only from his mistakes but from the mistake of others.” All that to say, thanks again to those of you who took the time to share your coaching experiences with me yesterday, I’m trying to find wisdom in what you shared.
  • When I posted about Gateway Church’s financial problems yesterday, I missed the opportunity to insert a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University joke.
  • I spent a long time in the Baptist church and this just seems like it goes against Baptist doctrine. Maybe it’s clickbait and he¬†explains himself, but if that’s true, it’s unwholesome to spread the Gospel in such a way.
  • Mormon-run BYU is now selling caffeinated soda on campus, but students still can’t have coffee
    • The next thing you’ll know, Baylor will allow dancing on campus. Oh, wait.
    • Conservatives often like to cite the slippery slope. Within a decade, BYU will replace all water fountains with beer kegs
  • A few more thoughts and tidbits from¬†my book about the relationships amongst presidents:
    • I always assumed Clinton and Carter got along fine since they were Democrats, but they have a long history of conflict dating back to when Clinton was the governor of Arkansas and Carter was the acting president.
    • The book goes into detail about the Clinton administration dealing with North Korea and I forgot how tense it was. At one time military leaders advised Clinton on how to quietly and quickly send 400,000 additional troops to South Korea. For months, supplies and weapons were being moved covertly. War was on the brink and the South Korean economy fell 28% in two days.
    • Carter went over there as a private citizen not representing the government of the United States. The Clinton administration wasn’t thrilled with the idea but briefed Carter at the defense department before departure. It got off to a rocky start as he and his wife were greeted with, “Welcome, Mr. President and Mrs. Mondale.” They later offered them a Pepsi, which is a bit of an insult for a Georgia native.
  • WifeGeeding’s mother just published her first book. It’s Sunday school curriculum for special needs adults. She has a special needs daughter and thought this area of ministry was overlooked and felt led to fill that void. I provided a snippet below.

  • Jerry Jones really doesn’t know as much about Superman as he thinks he does.

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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, September 22, 2017

  1. Ben W. says:

    It's obvious that Jerry's getting older and getting a different perspective on things. I think he's cried more on camera in the past year or two than he has in the rest of his public life. And I understand completely. Getting older makes things look different.

  2. Rob says:

    Keith, I don't want to spark any type of debate, but does Dr Jeffress' quote bring reincarnation into play? Is that not exactly what karma and reincarnation are based upon?

    • Geeding says:

      No worries, Rob. There’s a lot of debate amongst Christians about biblical interpretations of many things, which is why there are so many denominations. However, I want to say all Christians agree there is no such thing as reincarnation, theologically or biblically speaking. I really don’t think I’m wrong on that, but I do know from my time in the Baptist church, this goes against doctrine so I’m certain Dr. Jeffress isn’t bringing reincarnation into play.

  3. Dolphin says:

    "I think you must have an awesome mother-in-law", said the special education teacher.

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