Archive for February, 2013

Two Parts Believe

Posted: February 10, 2013 in Mission



Super Bowl Prediction

Posted: February 3, 2013 in Miscellaneous


Super Bowl XLVII Prediction: Ravens 23, Niners 20

I see a close SuperBowl, super-close! In close games I will take a pocket passer over a running quarterback every time.

These teams are evenly matched, super-evenly! Vicious defenses, Rugged offenses, Brothers for coaches (who cares).

The game decision will be set up by the team which commits the last mistake, allowing the other team to kick a late game winning field goal.

Again, I will take a pocket passer over a running quarterback for the win.

And the cherry on top of my pick, the team with the better kicker is the RAVENS!

Oh, and should my game prediction be a bust, the leg of lamb I am roasting for the game will be a winner, that’s a prediction you can bet on!

Mayonnaise Jar, golf balls, pebbles, sand and 2 Cups of Coffee
Note – regarding the lesson you are about to read, I have no idea who the original author(s) of this lesson may be. I wish I did, he/she/they deserve allot of credit as I find this lesson brilliant! Actually I tried and research this lesson, and I found a few variations of it, no doubt, others have tailored the original to emphasize their desired message. So I am not sure if what I share here is the original, or one of a many variations. Which ever is true, the lesson is worth your time, Enjoy…

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and fills it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “YES”.

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things – God, family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions. Things, that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else — the small stuff.” he said.

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “There is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are
important to you…” he told them.

“So… pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Worship with your family. Play with your children. Take your partner out to dinner. Spend time with good friends. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the dripping tap. Take care of the golf balls first — the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled and said, “I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”