Stingray's Old Pivotlog Journals

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Key Words and Phrases

I guess all I need to do to attract visitors to my site these days is to use key words and phrases in my journal entries. For instance, a check of last referrers shows several searches for Nicolette Sheridan, the woman who dropped her towel for Terrell Owens in a MNF intro. All this makes me wonder how much attention I could attract for using the phrase "free sex" (don't worry, I've broken up the words with hidden html markers). Of course, that could attract the kind of attention I don't want.

It wasn't too long ago that searches for Joel Osteen resulted in my page. Because I have sermons on my site, and because I once mentioned the heretic Osteen, searches for his sermons resulted in a hit to my pages.

Now, because I used those phrases again, I expect to see more search page results in the referrers section. Eh, "business" is "business."

| 28 November 2004 20:33
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Strange Things

I can't explain why, but when you leave a comment from one of the three (four actually) journals--Atlantis, Atlantis Mobile, or Wags the Journal (the fourth is a list for my personal page)--the resulting page picks a template from one of the other journals. Unfortunately, my knowledge of PHP is not good enough right now to figure out how to fix it.

The journals function normally otherwise, so go ahead and leave your comments, they'll be placed appropriately, you'll just see them in the wrong templates at first.

| 22 November 2004 12:08
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Finally, a win in Tallahassee!

All game long, the announcers kept saying, "Nothing comes easy for this team," referring to Florida. But, the streak or curse has ended for the Gators, they finally won one in Tallahassee. 18 years. 18 long years...

Congratulations, Coach Zook, you've done what the greatest coach in UF history couldn't do. You beat FSU in Tallahassee! GO GATORS!! This one ranks right up there with 52-20. It was also a great way to celebrate the Gator football program's 1000th game.

It's great to be a Florida Gator!

| 20 November 2004 22:42
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You Know...This World is Whack

In an apparent attempt to boost ratings for Monday Night Football (huh?) and Desperate Housewives, ABC aired a provacative introduction to the game last Monday. Nicolette Sheridan, a seductress, appeared in the skit where she lured Eagles Wideout Terrell "Whiner" Owens to skip the game and spend the night with her. She appared to be in only a towel and drops the towel to jump into Owens' arms. While racey, nothing of her private parts was ever shown (according to reports).

Now, here's where things get interesting.

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| 17 November 2004 23:12
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What's Up

Hey! Just thought I'd drop a line to say, "I'm alright." I'm dealing with ingrates, is all. Soon, voters' meetings will be over.

Okay, I'm sorry 'ingrates' was uncalled for and a bit inflamatory. I'm dealing with alligators, as they tend to be called in my business.

Here's a verse to reference to kind of get an idea of what I'm talking about. From 2 Timothy 4:3..."For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." I refuse to scratch itching ears.

Anyway, life will go on...

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Sine Nomine

Often, when we think of church, we think of the building down the street and the hundred or so people who attend there. Or, it could be the thousand-seat auditorium we pass by when we go to work.

However, in the context of Scripture--specifically Revelation--and the Creed, the Church is so much more. The Church is the communion of saints; that is, the total nubmer of those who believe in Christ. On earth, the Church is found where the Gospel is preached in its purity and the sacraments administered according to the Gospel; around these means of grace, or course, unbelievers may be gathered. However, only believers in Christ are members of the Church.

It follows, then, that the Church is much larger than either the hundred member building or thousand-seat auditorium we know. While members of the Church may gather there--and these are members of the Church Militant--there is a larger, unseen dimension to the Church. Since the Church is made up of all believers (and only believers), then those who have walked the path of faith--or climbed the ladder of faith--before us and now rest in Christ are members of this one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church--and this the Church Triumphant.

This, as we observe, is their day. This is our day. This is the Church's day. This is All Saints' Day.

For all the saints who from their labors rest, / Who Thee by faith before the world confest, / Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest. / Alleluia! Alleluia!

I have posted my All Saints' Day sermon. You may view it here.

| 07 November 2004 20:06
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Boo! Boooo!! BOOOO!!!

No, this isn't a late topic on Halloween. Those would be words out of my mouth. I would be saying them to a very specific group of people. Hockey players. Not just any hockey players, either. NHL hockey players. Not just any NHL hockey players, either. The upper echelon of NHL hockey players. And this if I could get to and attend a game, assuming the season starts up.

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| 02 November 2004 20:07
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