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Fortuitous Bouncing

Right now we are in the middle of what is often called a “Pineapple Express.” It is a warm, wet weather system that comes from the South Pacific toward the west coast. It is currently pouring down rain and will continue to do so for a while. Perfect for a lazy Saturday morning.

The Twins are done…but at least the Vikings are undefeated and Nebraska is playing well. Much to be happy about still.


  1. The cost of sexual immorality from Randy Alcorn.
  2. I wrote a guest post this week on the downfall of Major League Baseball.
  3. What it takes to be an overnight success from Chris Brogan…someone who many would consider to be an overnight success. Loved his perspective.
  4. “The Hipster Conundrum.” A helpful read for those you in Portland who are sick of the hipsters.
  5. “If younger and/or more secular people were going to be interested in church for the traditional reasons, they’d already be with us.”
  6. Want to do fantasy basketball with me? Go here: League ID#:221425 Password:rubio
  7. How did this become news worthy? Why do we care what 14 people think about the Bible?


Grace and peace friends.

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  • Stephanie Morris

    WOW.. and I thought I was up early!! You already have a post done! ;) Great post, too. I am sorry the Twins are out.. but hang on to those Viking dreams…

    Have a great weekend, Tyler!!

  • Colin

    In all fairness to Seattle,last year they opened a street car line, they opened a light rail line this summer, and their downtown area bus network totally rocks. Portland’s light rail and street car is much more developed, but the bus service sucks.

  • Miranda

    As a native Oregonian, I welcomed the rain with a fresh pot of chili and lit candles all over the house. I love the first rains of the season! The last 300 though, not so much. As for the balloon boy incident, after watching the video attached to your link that interviewed the family on Larry King, it sure looks like a hoax after hearing the dad speak.

  • ash

    ok….hipster article: my reax? who cares? there’s no solid definition and every human being a different from another. i mean sure, i could say i would fit into some of the “trend” but i also think i’m pretty nerdy, a definite beach bum, i enjoy sports on occasion, enjoy hip hop if i can dance to it….and i often crave ritz bitz crackers … probably have your own compilation.but whatever, right?

    as for the bible burners: assoc. press covers everything, everyone and their dog: they’re known as an agency the sells to FOX, CNN, NBC…the big networks u.s. and worldwide. …usually they have ppl covering stories where the networks don’t. as for these 14 people, funny thing, people like that still exist, what can ya say? as you ultimately pointed out, they’re not the majority, just a version of extremists

    20somethings not going to church. i don’t know that the 4 wall system can even try to be “different” to keep them…b/c history will always repeat itself, and another generation will come along unsatisfied. why are churches trying to “keep them” anyway? let God do what he must do in their lives ….and He alone. let Him draw them into a community…in the coffee shops, other people’s homes and do kingdom life together. what i want to know is why is the 4-wall building so important? ironically, getting ready to write a blog on this, based on two books i’ve just read and some of my own thoughts.

  • Seth

    I’m not sure a salary cap is the answer for baseball, unless there’s also a salary *minimum* so the cheapskate teams have to at least *try* to win. (Not talking about the Twinkies, just for the record.) These teams are cash cows and some of the owners are just milking them.

    Besides, what’s more pleasurable in baseball than watching the Mets and Cubs stink it up with the second and third highest payrolls in baseball?

    I’ll admit, though, that it might not be healthy for the Yankees to beat out all other teams by $50 million, though.

    • Tyler

      I wouldn’t disagree with you on all that Seth. I agree that teams like the A’s need to spend more money.

  • Jonathan Brink

    Tyler, the Bible burning story got traction because they were serving BBQ chicken with it. And most people like BBQ chicken. ;-P

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