Wednesday Gumbo

Glenn and Mitchell are back to welcome you to this week’s edition of Wednesday Gumbo.

Sprinkle on some file and enjoy, cher!

1.     Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Cole Hamels, intentionally beans Washington Nationals rookie phenom, Bryce Harper.  Nothing wrong with that.  It was an “old school” way of welcoming the kid to the big leagues.  Problem is…Hamels admitted it was on purpose, and that’s not “old school.”  Cal Ripken comments on the situation, too.

2.     Mark Driscoll on why “Quantity Time” with your kids is important.

3.     Paul Tautges, a pastor and counselor in Wisconsin, gives us 25 ways we may provoke our children to anger.  He says,

How much of the anger in my home is caused by me? That’s a painful question. As parents, fathers in particular, we must heed God’s Word from Ephesians 6:4. Of course, this is not to say that all of our children’s anger is caused by us! Each of our children is personally responsible for his or her own sin.

4.     The Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Vanderbilt University will decline recognized status.

5.     In light of VP Joe Biden’s recent remarks on same-sex marriage, here’s a grid that gives the “religious rhetoric” of the presidential candidates.  While some have dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination, it’s still interesting, nonetheless.

6.     Here’s Tennessee native R.A. Dickey messing around with some wiffleball pitchers.

7.     Here’s a found poemMaybe I Am the Phantom of Baseball – created from Jose Canseco’s tweets, from the site Pitchers & Poets.  Get ready…it’s a bit odd.

8.     Washington Post columnist George Will writes about the 40th birthday of his son, Jon, who has Down’s Syndrome. Jon is an avid baseball fan.

9.     Maurice Sendak died Tuesday.  He’s the author of Where the Wild Things Are, a book I had as a child.  It scared the absolute be-jeebers out of me then, and I still don’t like it today.  Russel Moore tells us What Maurice Sendak Can Teach the Church.

10.     And, finally, a little piece of heaven.  It’s Cascade Lake in Yellowstone National Park.  Cutthroat trout and arctic grayling…my two sons…2.5 miles from the road…wow!

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