Usually we see competitors at the race track very cautious in their use of retribution. Generally there are good reasons as no one wants to intentionally wreck their own equipment or endanger the life of another competitor while trying to settle the score for some past perceived wrong. Also, there is the consideration for the sponsor and team owner who can be placed in a difficult situation if their driver does something that others see as unjustified or petty. Add to that the media and you have the possibility for a driver to take some action in the heat of the moment and have it replayed again and again showing in slow motion how they took out another competitor when the opportunity presented itself.
In one situation this year, a NASCAR truck series racer lashed out at another competitor while the race was under caution. This was in retaliation for a wall scraping incident that happened just moments earlier. Unfortunately the victim of the retaliation Read the rest of this entry »
When people find out that my hobby is working on old cars, they often start peppering me with questions about car related problems they or their friends are having.
Recently a friend at work was asking me a bunch of questions about tires and what can happen when they are worn out and go flat. He and some of his co-workers had noticed bald tires on another employee’s full sized pickup truck. The truck’s owner had calmly explained to everyone that he just planned to drive on the tires until they finally went flat.
Each question I asked came back with an even more alarming answer. “Are these bald tires the front tires?” was answered with a “Yes.” “Is any metal mesh cord showing on the tires?” was again answered with a “Yes.” “Does the truck have a raised Read the rest of this entry »
I recall how, back in the days of the “Jesus People” and the “Peaceniks”, the rear bumper was the choice of many folk to express to others their personal philosophies. “Flower Power.” “I Found It!” “Make Love, Not War.” “I Work for a Jewish Carpenter.”
One that caught my attention some four decades ago read: “God is my Co-Pilot.” Interestingly enough, I saw that same bumper sticker again on a car just last week. What an interesting flashback to a time when my faith was so much less mature. I wondered from where that phrase came?
Well, with Google one can learn just about anything. “God Is My Co-Pilot” was a 1943 autobiographical novel written by Robert L. Scott Jr. In 1945 it was turned into a movie with a couple of actors we would later see Read the rest of this entry »
As the new year of 2012 dawns, there is much potential for each of us in the next twelve months. However, at the end of December will we look back and consider it unique and life changing, or will it simply be the same old stuff of years past?
May I suggest something nearly 2000 years old but proclaimed “new” when spoken? The time is at the end of the final week of Jesus life.
Much has been written in the gospels about that week. There was the triumphal entry on Palm Sunday. Christ drove the money changers out of the temple. And there was much teaching recorded that week. After a time of securing a place to celebrate Read the rest of this entry »
I recently went to see the movie “Courageous.” What a blessing…such a powerful message and an encouragement to men!
It may seem odd for a woman to begin a devotional about a movie aimed at men. But, I do so for a reason. In the days following the movie I found myself thinking about it often.
One part in particular touched my heart deeply and stirred my spirit. It was at the very end when Adam challenges the Read the rest of this entry »