Monthly Archives: March 2013

Happy Easter! It is accomplished! The resurrected Jesus saves us all!

I know I keep using this footage every Easter, but there is not a message that resonates with the resurrection for me more than this. We celebrate Easter but at times don’t realize why the resurrected Jesus matters. It’s with the resurrection that mission was accomplished, and that we all are saved.

Jesus came down to bring us salvation. He fought off Satan’s temptation, remembered His purpose here and saved us. This is why we celebrate. What Jesus was sent down to do, it was accomplished. When He rose, it was fulfilled. It is perfect.

Jesus saved us. We are free!

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Faith

Good Friday: Jesus, you done changed the game

The greatest game changer of our time.

One of my favorite South Park episodes features Butters as the boss of this kissing company in school. He tells girls to collect money in exchange for kisses at school. He essentially becomes a pimp and gets caught up with the actual pimps of the town.

At the end of the episode, Butters ends up being a successful pimp through new methods of caring and support. Through that, this clip happens. (NSFW… but you already knew that since it’s South Park.)

** And on a side note, South Park is a great television show. Despite all the crude humor, a lot of their messages are really deep and thought-provoking and it seems like 95% of the time, they say things that I agree with. Good show.

The term “You done changed the game” is a common term that I hear a lot and it mainly is associated with the ways of pimping, gang violence and all that. I am not an advocate for it in any way, but the term speaks in a way that I can relate to what Jesus did. (Even the craziness of South Park teaches a message in a strange way.)

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Faith

Can’t wait to go home to see my A’s

Sunday night, I’ll be on a bus back home. Monday I will be at the A’s game. Tuesday I’ll be back in LA.

All for the A’s. All for Opening Day. I love this team a lot. Too much.

Go A’s!!!

Leave a comment

Filed under Sports

The irony of Christians against same-sex marriage

“The ironing is delicious.” — Bart Simpson

There’s an irony when it comes to the same-sex marriage deal among Christians who oppose it because the Bible says marriage should be between a man and a woman. My bigger issues is that that is not the big issue. The biggest issue I see is that there is no love.

The most important thing Jesus told us is to love God and love God’s people. God’s people is everybody. This is the priority.

Yet I see people who are against same-sex marriages condemning those who see it differently, throwing Scriptures all around and claiming that their view is right and everyone else is wrong.

Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under Faith

Storms

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Music

I’m coming out for the LGBT community: A love letter from me

Go celebrate!

Go celebrate! I wouldn’t mind joining you!

Preface: This was something that had been stirring in my heart for the past couple weeks. I can’t pinpoint exactly why, but I felt that I needed to write this post… or at least put it out there. 

I am not actually gay. But having grown up in the Bay Area, having gay friends and really observing as an outsider, I wanted to share my thoughts on it. I haven’t been vocal about it in the past and part of it came because I wasn’t sure what to say. Now after some thinking, praying and reflection, I feel that at some level, I think I get it.  

I probably will get some negative responses to this and that’s fine with me. I might get positive ones too. This message comes from the heart and I write this out of love. 

===

When I first even got a glimpse or an idea of what being gay might be, I was a kid. I didn’t know what it meant really. I just thought it was some kind of term you used to say someone was different. I distinctly remember calling Michael Jackson gay because he was different. I don’t think it was necessarily the fact that he was very pale and sounded like a woman to me, but I just felt that being gay just meant you were different. I might have used it as an insult like this as a kid, but I never really believed it. I had no problem with it, really. It didn’t affect me, so it wasn’t my problem.

That mentality has stuck with me my entire life. I didn’t see it affecting my life, so I didn’t really deal with it. (When Prop 8 came around, I didn’t speak out for or against it. I don’t even remember if I voted.) Despite the fact that I grew up in the Bay Area, went to school with gays, it never really meant anything to me. Maybe because I was used to it. Maybe because I was never scolded or told how to feel about it. It wasn’t my life, so I just let it be.

Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Childhood, Discovery, Faith, Family, Friends, Observation, Television

This is how boss I am making $200 from nothing

They were giving away free stuff at work back in February. I decided to see what I can pick up. I saw this game-issued Jermaine Gresham jersey. Knowing that I have no use for it, I got it anyway because I knew it had value.

After several weeks on having it up on eBay, a buyer worked a deal with me and BAM! $200 in my pocket for a jersey I got for free.

This is how I rock!

Leave a comment

Filed under eBay, Sports, Work

Welcome to my view!

Samuel:

This doesn’t make sense, but I love it! Go glasses!

Originally posted on Eric Sogard's Glasses:

image002

Welcome! As you may or may not know, I ever so gracefully rest on the face of Oakland Athletics infielder Eric Sogard. Not to be mistaken for the somewhat less-hairy Daniel Radcliffe… or John Denver.

I live a pretty busy life, and see a lot of awesome things, places, and people.

You may often hear me using the words “ours,” “we,” or “us.” By these I mean Eric and me. I’d like to think that we are one, considering I play a fairly large role in his life. Let’s face it. I’m kind of a big deal.

I’m really excited about this blog, and the chance to share the spectacular happenings of my life. (See what I did there?) I’ll try my best to spare you of the absurd amount of bad puns I’m bound to come up with, but no guarantees.

I haven’t quite…

View original 51 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Re-blog, Sports

Cereal with a Fork

Samuel:

He’ll come back, right?

Originally posted on Cereal with a Fork:

Cereal with a Fork

View original

Leave a comment

Filed under Comedy, Re-blog

A stathead reconsiders his position on chemistry

Samuel:

This is my team and this is the truth. That’s why we loved the A’s. Just that chemistry was umatched anywhere else.

Originally posted on The Strike Zone - SI.com:

Oakland Athletics

Oakland’s off-field bond may have contributed more than first thought to its on-field success last season. (AP)

By Jay Jaffe

Like most statheads, I avoid spending much time discussing the concept of clubhouse chemistry. The media, though, tends to focus on it, in part because reporters and players in locker rooms need something to talk about besides what pitch it was that was that Joe Slugger hit into the seats or how many days at a time the team is taking things at the moment, or whatever other clichés need to be dusted off to fill column inches. In that context, “good chemistry” is often offered up as an explanation for a team’s success and “bad chemistry” for failure rather than the more plausible alternative, which is that success can create good chemistry — everybody’s happier when a team is winning — and that lack of same can create bad…

View original 945 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Re-blog, Sports