Monthly Archives: August 2008

Fantasy Football Draft Running Blog

Alright, I’ve never done a running blog before, but I thought I would do it for our fantasy football draft in the Central State Football League. It is a 10 team league of basically people who are friends of Keith Cooper. This is our 4th year in the league. Yours truly has yet to win, and was 9th place last year, which means I get the 2nd pick in the draft!
8:35-Arrived in draft room first, man I’m a dork. Only 40 minutes to draft time.
8:40-Joined in draft room by the Bug Eaters (I mean BUG EATERS, only team in All Caps). I’m a big fan of this name basically because well I’m not a big fan of Bugs. They are coached by Josh McBroom of Neosho, MO who roomed with Keith for a couple of years in college.
8:48- Making small talk about keepers with the Bug Eaters. We start a QB, 2 RBs, 3 WR, TE, Def, and Kicker in this league for those who are curious.
8:52- I notice the Rinky Dinks are in the room, but no interaction yet with the Taud and Buffy Boatman, associate pastor at the Owasso Church, probably in a meeting and didn’t want to miss anything, let you know when they start chatting.
8:56- Found out that Taud is swimming instead of attending the fantasy football draft, his wife Buffy is there in his place. Too many jokes, must move on, quickly.

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Aaronpedia Entry #2

2008– is possibly the greatest sports year of all time.  There was the Giants upset over the evil empire: the New England Patriots.  We had possibly the greatest tennis match of all time: Nadal over Federer at Wimbledon.  There was the incredible Kansas-Memphis title game, where KU came back in the last few minutes and won in overtime.  Of course, we had the greatest US Open of all time with Tiger Woods legendary victory on a broken leg.  Even the NBA had its day in the sun with a Lakers vs. Celtics final.  2008 is also the year of Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt’s incredible performance at the Olympics.  All we need is a cherry on top, how about the ending of a 100 years of futility by a certain Midwestern baseball team?

Smith, Alex was the 1st pick of the 49ers in the 2004 draft, who we will never know how good he is.  He has had 4 offensive coordinators and 4 no. 1 receivers.  Currently, he is the back-up to journeyman J.T. O’Sullivan, who has been let go by 6 teams previously.  Alex is a guy who we all want to do well, but for a variety of reasons hasn’t put it together yet, and he may never get the opportunity to. 

Facebook is a social networking site.  It allows you to keep up with people.  Some that you care about, and a few who you have tried to forget.  It is also responsible for the term “facebook friends,” which is a new word for an acquittance who is on your friend list, but you don’t actually talk with.  It is also soley responsible for causing people to think in “status updates.”  I cannot tell you how many times during a day I complete the sentence in my head, “Aaron is…” Continue reading

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Discipleship Lessons from the Gridiron: Part 2

In part 1, we found that just as different football teams win in different ways, so can we accomplish the goal in the Christian life: holiness in a variety of different ways.  Also in part 1, I attempted to debunk some myths about football namely that defense wins championship and that to win a championship you have to run the ball and stop the run.  We are going to go back to those myths today and look at them in comparison to the means of grace. Continue reading

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Aaronpedia Entry No. 1

So, I’ve been doing these random thoughts, and I hope you have enjoyed them.  After some thought, I have decided to move from random thoughts to a new page called Aaronpedia

Aaronpedia is my personal encyclopedia for my thoughts.  My friend, Chris Symes, gave me the idea, and so I will post my own thoughts on different topics, first on my blog and then transfer them here to Aaronpedia, if there is anything that you want to know my thoughts about just post them on the comment section, and I will get to them as soon as I can.  Enjoy! Continue reading

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Discipleship Lessons from the Gridiron: Part 1

I love football.  Apparently, I’m not alone in this country.  We are obsessed with our football.  We love our favorite teams, but we simply love the game.  I’ve been a football fan since I was at least 5 years old.  My parents tell the story of when I was about that age telling them that 49ers running back Roger Craig needed 67 yards to reach a 1000 for the season.  My love for football has just continued to grow over the years.  I played it through high school.  (Actually was pretty good my senior year.  I had 9 sacks my senior year, all 165 lbs of me in 6A football.)  I used to want to be a football coach, till God called me away from it.  I love football and have the ability to see many illustrations from it, and so I thought I would share some of them with you.  First up, what does the variety of offensive and defensive systems being run today, teach us about our own spiritual life. Continue reading


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Aaron’s Random Thoughts for August 11, 2008

Time for another round of random thoughts.

USA’s 4X100 freestyle gold medal winning performance was one of the more exciting 4 minutes of sports that I have watched in a long time.  It had everything you could want in sports.  Great enemy, check.  Superstar, check.  Comeback, check.  Unknown star, check.  Championship, check.  I’d love to see Phelps get 8 golds.  By the way he is younger than me.

Heather is enjoying her job.  I’ve been a proud husband watching her enjoy her job and excel at it.

I’ve started to read Romans, so be prepared for some posts on Paul’s letter coming up in the blog.  Continue reading

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Some Advice for New Seminary Students

So, you are going to seminary and don’t know what to expect?  Well, one little blog is hardly going to tell you everything you need to know, but after a year at Asbury here are some important things for those who are starting seminary.  It is by no means a comprehensive list, and anybody is willing to offer their own two-cents in the comment section.

1. Be formed spiritually by your studies.  This sounds easy enough heading into seminary.  You might think that having a class with the Bible as your main reading would just automatically enter you into some sort of spiritual nirvana.  Not necessarily.  It is easy to get burdened by an assignment and to spend 30 hours writing a paper on the meaning of Matthew 5:48b, and never fully grasp the radical call of holiness in Christ for our own personal lives.  I believe these persons are the kind of people that Jesus often preached against: Pharisees and the teachers of the law. Continue reading


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