Stranger Things

A new series on Netflix. Stranger Things

This is a short series (season 1 is eight episodes). that we were able to watch with my whole family. I have a  middle school son whom I consider will adjusted in life.

My wife was given this recommendation from a friend that has three children younger then middle school.

The series is centered around a missing child and a mysterious girl that shows up.

We are half way through the series and it has some very interesting plot lines going on. I am enjoying it and just thought I would shoot out a word of encouragement to check it out if you have Netflix.

Last Supper

This morning we read Mat 27:1-45 as a small group.
This brought up a few questions.
When was the last supper? Traditionally I had been brought up to believe this was Thursday. But one member of our group, who is Catholic, said he believed that it was on a Tuesday. While I was trying to recall why I thought that it was on Thursday, he said that the “Lost Sea’s Scroll’s had proved it was on a Tuesday”.

So I decided to look into it, and this is what i found.

First I recalled just reading an article on the timeline of the holy week on biblegateway.com so I called that up.

What Happened on Thursday showed a portion of this timeline below.

This however did not fully satisfy him, although it did bring doubt into his thoughts. For myself I knew what I had been taught, but was open to further study as the timeline of the last supper does not affect my faith in the least.

So when I got home, I began to search and what I found was interesting enough that I thought I would share.

First a simple google search on the “was the day of the last supper tuesday

First result was from catholic education Org

http://www.ignatius.com/promotions/jesus-of-nazareth/excerpts.htm#last-supper

 

(not) Running

Running can be fun, but it is work, and it is not always a high priority.

Running has taken a back seat lately to many things.

Kids, Swimming championships for the young one, as well as Mountain bike team.

Night times with my wife are important.

Chores need to get finished, some daily, some weekly. Others as needed.

Work, takes 40 hours a week for just about any person, but more and more people are talking about 50-60 hour work weeks.

Volunteering activities.

Running must find a spot in this list and it must find it soon.

If you can’t beat em cheat or change the rules

I live in the packer state, so I am a little biased. Some Packer fans are pompous overconfident jerks. These are the ones that totally forgot the seventies or are too young to remember them.

Some are irrationally despondent. These are the ones that quickly fail to recall this team successfully completed three hail mary passes in one season.

But I am sure that both sides of those fans will jump on board with a rule change if it comes to that.

Following the game, a couple of prominent Green Bay players expressed their dissatisfaction with the way overtime is done in the NFL.

#Packers Clay Matthews On the current overtime rules “Let’s go college rules. Just put us on the 25 or whatever it is and let us go at it.”

— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) January 17, 2016
“Yeah it’s tough, we’ve lost a few of these over the years where you don’t touch the ball in overtime. It’s just the way it goes. It comes down to a coin flip sometimes after a long, hard fought game, back and forth, plays made – bizarre plays made by both teams –and unfortunately it comes down to that.” – Aaron Rodgers,

Strangely enough, the Chicago Bears proposed a rule this last offseason that would have guaranteed each team getting a possession in overtime. The Packers voted against it. Granted, only three teams voted for it, but it’s interesting how quickly the tune changes.
http://www.dailynorseman.com/2016/1/19/10789226/could-the-nfls-overtime-rule-change-again

I find it very funny that they voted against it.

800-year-old Bible recovered in western Turkey after smugglers try to sell it – Daily Sabah

This is cool and weird all at the same time.

Two people were detained by Turkish police on Friday when they attempted to sell an 800-year-old Bible.

Police in the western Turkish province of Isparta confiscated the ancient Bible and detained two suspects during an operation carried out on the suspects’ home after they were informed that the two were marketing historical artifacts.

Police said the priceless book was written in ancient Greek and contained images of Jesus and other biblical figures

http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/2016/01/15/800-year-old-bible-recovered-in-western-turkey-after-smugglers-try-to-sell-it

Shouldn’t we just boycot the NHL all star game?

Read the entire article, the rich people just keep getting more and more corrupt, they could have just let this ride and changed the rules for next year’s joke of a game.

An embarrassing joke All-Star vote campaign had become a feel-good story for a hard-working, good guy and his family. Everybody wins.That makes what happened on Friday so tragic.Scott was traded to the Montreal Canadiens, who immediately stashed him in the AHL and said they weren’t going to call him back up. He’s ineligible for the All-Star Game now. And everything about it was so transparent.

Source: Hockey fans made John Scott an All-Star, and the NHL made him pay for it – SBNation.com

This was a stain and they had to remove it. I disagree it IS a person, and while he is making a good chunk of money for only playing in 11 games this year he is still a person. He did not choose this.

If he had played, it would have been a one and done, and people would remember fondly the year that guy got in the all-star game.

But now they will remember that the league is just a bunch of rich guys that screwed over John Scott and his pregnant wife.

Some Crumbs I found recently

here are some of the things that I have read about this week that I want to remember in my timeline here.

and now for some better news!

Jimmy Carter still working to make the world a better place. “I hope the last guinea worm dies before I do.” Jimmy Carter

And

wow wow wow, some people have too much time on there hands

 

and ha ha ha

and this seems a bit excessive.

A 26-year-old Turkish hacker named Onur Kopçak was sentenced Sunday to 135 years in prison for stealing 11 people’s credit card information and selling it to other cyber criminals.

With this new sentence approved by the Mersin third Criminal Court of General Jurisdiction and his previous 199-year sentence from 2013, Kopçak will serve a record 334 years in prison.

Vikings offense gave up more pressures per dropback than any other offensive line in the Pro Football Focus era.

Vikings offense often floundered and gave up more pressures per dropback than any other offensive line in the Pro Football Focus era.

 

now is that saying much? what is the era of PFF? what is that 8 or 10 years at the most.

The rest of the article is great for football enthusiast, and I highly recommend reading it.

Source: What Does Tony Sparano Bring to the Minnesota Vikings? – Daily Norseman

Trickerish

The now defunct TV show Raising hope has become one of my favorite Netfix binges .
The show is my kind of humor.
My other favorite show is My name is Earl.

And it turns out that one show is a fan of the other.

A look back

I generally do not look back on my posts, for me they are like water in a stream.

I stumbled on THIS and remember most of it. The first part was my true heart as I was quite anguished over that trip. What was not said, is that the summer trip was canceled due to lack of interest. By the next year’s trip I was in a dark place and did not feel called to go. At least that is what I kept telling myself. I think I was so bitter over the 2010 trip that I refused to listen to God. I never went in 2011 even though the plead in the last paragraph of the original post was coming at me in full. (probably for the best that I did not recognise that).

Speaking of the last paragraph, I hate it now. it sounds so self absorbed. Probably because it was, as was the whole thing. I am trying to find what God’s plan is for me, where he wants me to go, when, and with who.

It’s a constant struggle to hear God. The mission trip this year has been fairly silent. What I think God is calling to me is “love the human race”, and “every available minute”??

Glory to God above.