Saturday, June 26, 2010

June Frisbee Tip

Well, I don't know how I'm going to think up all these tips, but it's always good to stick with what you first started out to do.

Soooo.... Off the top of my head, I can't think of a single thing to help anybody with! :{ So I guess I'm stuck just helping with one of the ideas of Frisbee.

Have fun!
If you think about it, you don't really remember if you won a ton of games last year, or if you caught the Frisbee a million times... You most likely remember if you had fun though! I've spent a lot of time thinking about how Frisbee is fun to different people, and you can have fun any way you want!

I know people who can only have fun if they're competitive, so we try and be kind of competitive for those kinds of people...

I know some people who have fun just getting to touch the Frisbee a couple times a game, so we throw it to them when we see that they're open....

I know people who have fun hanging out with their friends, so we try and talk with them and make them have a good time...

I know I like all of these things! I like being competitive, throwing/catching/and otherwise getting to touch the Frisbee, and seeing my friends there! That's what makes it fun for me, and what I hope makes it fun for you too!

See if you can think of a couple more ways you have fun playing Frisbee, and then post that in the comment box!


PS... If you have something about Frisbee that you don't understand, or need help with, put a comment on here and I'll either reply to you or make it my next Frisbee Tip!
If you don't want anyone else to see it, make sure you say that in the comment so that I won't publish it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Background: Decided!

The grass theme is back by popular demand! :)

I guess I'll just leave it that way, and then you won't have to worry about it changing on you all the time!

I'm thinking of a way to put pics/videos up here with a Frisbee tip (I'm getting late for June!)... It's kind of hard to think of ways you can show poeple stuff like this. Because, well, Frisbee is 90% mental and only 20% physical. (to quote some other smart guy ballplayer - probably the one who said "when you're coming to my house and you get to the fork in the road, take it!" ;)

So...  Off to see if I can find another aspect of Frisbee that I can try and help people with...


Monday, June 14, 2010

Tools for the Objective

I've been thinking about things lately. Namely, what is everything here for? Why are cars, sports, politics, and all things here for?

I'd like to submit to you that all these physical things are tools. One way Webster defines tool is - Something "that aids in accomplishing a task." Okay. That means (if everything is only a tool) that there's a task that we are using these things for... That also means there's an objective - the end of the task.

Some people I talk to say things like "I want to get a job so that I can get a car." or, "I'm playing sports to build character."
But that just doesn't cut it... They think that the tools they want (cars, character) are the objective, when in reality, they're nothing but more tools.

Now, since we have (and can get more) tools, what's the objective that we should be using these tools for?

We should be using our tools for God's glory!
"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" ~ 1 Corinthians 10:31

But sometimes we don't use the tools, that God has given us, for His glory. :(
"For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator..." ~ Romans 1:25a

If we aren't using our tools for God's glory, then we are believing in the lie that our tools are the objective, rather than being something to help reach the true objective.

There are people who believe this lie. They try to let things fill the spot that only God can fill.

So... What are some of the things we want? ...A new car? A light-up Frisbee? To work at Wendy's?
Well, if you look at it, these things are either tools that we can use to bring light into the darkness surrounding us, or we can just go blindly on, believing that these things are here for our enjoyment.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How to Watch Movies: Part 2

...Why are films so powerful?

2. Peer Pressure.
How many of your friends do you know who've influenced you to at least consider watching a movie they've recommended? I know of a few of them...
Now, I'm not saying that that is wrong, but that's not the correct reason why we should choose to watch (and be influenced by watching) a movie.
In addition, people go around quoting movies all the time. It almost makes me want to go see something because all my friends are quoting it, regardless if it's a terrible movie.
Do you see (at least a little) how people can influence us to be influenced by bad influences?

But enough said about how powerful films are... We'll look at another question.

Where is God?

One thing I've recently learned at church is that God creates order from chaos. God wants there to be order in His creation, but the ever-watchful enemy wants there to be confusion.

So, in light of that, we can see that there's, almost always, order created out of confusion in almost every movie we watch!

To make a good, edge-of-your-seat movie, one of the first things you learn is that you have to have the main character in a low, chaotic state (mentally and/or physically) sort of at the end of the movie - right before the last battle, or the overthrow of the bad guy, right before the main guy is at the highest point of his life!

So... As you watch movies between now and my next post (which will probably be a while), be aware, towards the end of the movie, of when things get chaotic. And when they do get chaotic, look to see what creates order from that confused state. - I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't God doing that work.

Examples - Night at the Museum, 1&2.

The god who brought order to all the animals/manikins in "Night at the Museum" was (you've probably watched this movie, so remember with me) Akmenrah and his golden tablet! (Also remember the scene [towards the end] where Akmenrah utters some foreign stuff to the tablet and all the things that were outside of the building started to move inside)

And in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian", the god who creates order is... Drum roll... Abraham Lincoln! Look at the final, chaotic battle - Honest Abe comes in to send the evil bird-things back into the underworld, and then he leaves some of his wisdom with Larry, to help him finish off the battle and bring back order.

Those were just 2 examples... Hopefully, if you've seen those, you'll see them in a new light!

I hope that you'll watch out for who the god of the movie is.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Hey followers,

I've been changing the background of my blog, you've probably noticed.

Well, some of them were too weird looking, and some of them just plain didn't match, or were hard to read...

So I found one that I like, but that doesn't mean you like it! So, tell me what you think of this one.


PS. More to come on movies... sometime in the near future.