Stingray's Old Pivotlog Journals

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What's Going On?

Where have I been?

Here:; and here:

As a result, I'll not be accepting comments on this old journal any longer.

Stingray | 02 May 2005 19:16
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Jesus Lives! The Vict'ry's Won!
Jesus lives! The vict'ry's won!
Death no longer can appal me;
Jesus lives! Death's reign is done!
From the grave Christ will recall me.
Brighter scenes will then commence;
This shall be my confidence.

And of that, I am most confident. Jesus lives, His Word says so! Though others may dismiss it as foolishness, I am convinced because I have been given faith in the waters of Holy Baptism.

Arguments against the resurrection have no sway. "His body was stolen," you may argue. "By whom?" I ask. Certainly not the apostles, or there would be no new testament; any act against the seal of Pilate on the grave would have been met with swift action by the Romans--a crime against Caesar. And what would His enemies have to gain by stealing the body from the grave? Nothing! He must have risen, as He said He would. And as His Word delcares this to be truth, by grace, I believe it.

And as I have been Baptized into His death, likewise have I been Baptized into His resurrection. Jesus has died my death that I may live His life--eternal life. By the shedding of His blood, I have the forgiveness of sins; not the assurance of it, but the certain promise and reality--my sins are indeed forgiven. And as proof, my God has raised this Jesus from the dead.

Though I sin against Him, He still deigns to call me brother. Though I in sin deny His Father, He still deigns to call me a son and co-heir with Christ. Such is the grace of God, YHWH! All because Jesus lives.

Therefore, what fear should I have of death. Should Jesus not return in my lifetime and my life on earth end, it is but a means to enter into His kingdom. There, I shall live with my Lord. All because Jesus lives!

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia!

Jesus lives! and now is death
But the gate of life immortal;
This shall calm my trembling breath
When I pass its gloomy portal.
Faith shall cry, as fails each sense,
Jesus is my confidence!
Stingray | 27 March 2005 23:02
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What's Up

I can't get to my page

I can get to pages in directories below my page, like Wags the Journal and Skin Mobile, but I can't get to my page.

I can post entries to my blog, but I can't get to my page.

What gives?

Stingray | 20 March 2005 17:07
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Sermon & Photo Update

I've added the two latest sermons I've preached as well as several new photos of Robert. Select the appropriate section from the menu above or to the left to view.

Stingray | 14 March 2005 14:30
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2005 SEC Champions

Now, I'm not much of a basketball fan, but this was sure nice to see:

2005 SEC Men's Basketball Champions:: UF-70:UK-53

Now, onto the National sure would be nice to celebrate one, but I'll take the SEC none-the-less.

Stingray | 13 March 2005 16:12
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A Face Only a Mother Could Love

Fink. Rat Face. Ferret Face.

Anyone who has watched enough M*A*S*H knows that these are the nicknames that the Swamp buddies used of Frank Burns. In the television series, especially, he had such a face.

Well, he's not the only one with a rat face. Better yet, this man really lives up to this nickname-sake.

(full entry)
Stingray | 12 March 2005 15:12
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What the Fudge?

I'm pissed!

I am so frustrated at a man named Gary Bettman. His highest priority...his job description is to uphold and keep alive the NHL; to support it and grow the sport. Instead, he killed it.

He cancelled the 2004-2005 season outright yesterday. I don't know what good he thinks this will do. I am so angry at him.

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Stingray | 17 February 2005 08:23
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Baby Pictures

I've posted pictures of li'l Robert. You'll find them all here. Please enjoy!

Stingray | 12 February 2005 16:21
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Sermon Update

Submitted for your reading, edification, and pleasure, my sermon from this past Sunday--the Transfiguration of Our Lord. Please click Sermons in the appropriate menu bar to read the manuscript. Thank you for your attention

Stingray | 08 February 2005 10:15
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Comment Spam

I'm catching them as quick as I can. I'm blocking the ip-ranges and deleting all comments from this-or-that loan and here-and-there blackjack. This is called referrer spam. They are left here by an internet bot, not a person. The idea behind it is not so much to get you to follow their links, but to increase their Google Page Rank by placing links to their businesses over and over and over again on as many different web pages as possible. The more links to their site, the higher their rank. The higher the rank, the more people who are actually looking for these things will be able to find it more quickly on Google.

Now, an upgrade in Pivot has what they call a fix for this. There is a tag that can be placed in the links which will stop Google's bot from following those links, therefore not increasing the rank. This is a no-win situation for me, becuase I still have to go through and delete all the spam. It's just more work for me. No thanks.

Anyway, now you know what's going on.

Stingray | 06 February 2005 07:49
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