Monday, January 4, 2010
Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. Haven't felt like I had anything Blog-Worthy to say. In 2010 I just plan to write stuff up here and see how it goes.
If you're checking this blog you probably already know that my wife and I are expecting our first child. The official due date is January 6. When, however, the baby will actually come is anyones guess. I find it amazing that the doctors even give a due date. The due date really doesn't mean anything. It's just a guess. Kinda like weather forecasting. At least with forecasting they give a percentage (40% chance or rain etc.). The forecasters do this to say "Hey we have no clue what's going to happen, it should rain, but it might not". Due dates should be like this. The doctors should just say "Early January" or "Middle of March" . This would be much easier on the parents. Knowing that our child could come any day now, maybe today, maybe tomorrow, maybe on the due date. I wonder how many kids are actually born on their due date? I doubt the number is very high.
Anyways, I now sit and wait. Wait on the baby to come. We have the room ready, the car seat installed and enough clothes to outfit a baby army.
I hate waiting.
Posted by Dave & Lynnette Mason at 9:23 AM
Sunday, November 22, 2009
As I sit in my office waiting for our morning gathering to start. I wondering how little we prepare ourselves to come together in an act of worship. Sure the band practices and someone is preparing a message, but as people planning on worshiping together do we really prepare ourselves before we come to the Lord? Are we more concerned with what we are going to have for lunch than what we are going to bring before our heavenly Father? Just a thought. (I'm trying to update this blog more, so random thoughts are going to make it through)
Posted by Dave & Lynnette Mason at 8:43 AM
Monday, November 16, 2009
So I'm a Colts fan. I've been a Colts fan since I lived in Indiana (I moved to Indiana right about the time Peyton Manning joined the team). And I've been used to watching the Colts get beaten by the Patriots. There have been games that the Colts have won, but it seems the majority of the time we loose to the Patriots. And for some reason loosing to the Patriots is harder than any other loss. So last night as I watched the first 3 Quarters of the Colts/Pats game I started to prepare myself for yet another loss. With a little over 3 minutes left in the game everything changed. The Patriots were up by 6 points and Indy had just driven the entire field to score a touchdown. The Colts defense had not been playing "great" in this game allowing 34 points. So everyone expected Indy to onside kick, after all they could stop Brady anyways. But the Colts did something different they decided to kick to the Patriots. They decided to believe that their defense could hold. Jim Caldwell was saying "I believe in my team". On the next drive the Pats went what appeared to go 3 and out, but then Belichick did something strange. He should have punted and made Peyton Manning drive the ball 70 yards for the win. Instead he went for a first down, on his own 30 yard line, and the win. Pretty much he was saying he didn't think his defense could stop the Colts. He was saying "I DON'T believe in my team". His gamble backfired. The Colts defense held, the Colts scored, the Colts WIN!!!
As I think about this game I will be happy or course because the Colts won (and they beat the evil Patriots). But there may be a lesson learned. Both coaches we shown struggling defense on their teams. Both coaches had choices to make. Both had to answer the question "Do I believe in my team?". One coached believed in his team and one didn't.
It reminds me of how God is with us. Even when we, as the church (his people or "team"), continue to play terrible He continues to believe in us. I am always amazed that God continues to believe in his church. That He continues to use people to accomplish His plan. I don't know what kind of coach I would make, I don't know if I could believe in my team when they are playing poorly. But I know if I was God, I would have stopped believing my me a long time ago. So thank you God for believing in me and GO COLTS!!!
Posted by Dave & Lynnette Mason at 9:51 AM