Rooting for the Iraqis

I can not help but hope against hope the the Iraqi football team will win a medal in this Olympics. Sadly, they got knocked out of gold and silver contention when they lost to Paraguay today, but they face Italy on friday for the bronze.

The country has been through so much that you just want this for them. They are underdogs in the purest sense of the word and though I am not a fan of the sport, I would love to see that game.


I have just noticed that I blog fairly regularly now. That makes me happy. I have always wanted to have a regular journal and it now seems to be coming to fruition.

Yes, truly, my happy. 🙂

Insights from blog comments.

I am constantly amazed where I find insight into my faith these days. As I have gotten into reading blogs over the last few months, I have noted that many of the responses and comments to the blog posts are where I am challenged most.

I read one post this morning that lead me to two other blogs and some comments that may just work their way into my worldview. It all started with my buddy Nick’s post on slang where he references a term “Snob Goggles”. By way of defining that term, he links to a blog entry of Jason Clark called I Like My Mega Church which is actually just kudos for a third article of the same name by Elizabeth DiCandilo at

I read her article and found it interesting but still do not look too favorably on the mega-church model and wondered if there are any comments that reflect any other opinions. That’s when I am side-lined by two concepts that really have made any impression on me, mega-church biases aside….
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It makes me sad.

I go to ‘My Yahoo!’ homepage and see this picture and it makes me sad. What was his story? Who is weeping over his loss this evening?

We kill each other over what we think is right and good, all the while, the value and sanctity of life is lost in the exchange.