Remembering: Jim Elliot

"Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me. "- Jim Elliot

53 years ago today (Jan. 8), Jim Elliot and four other missionaries were killed in Ecuador seeking to meet and evangelize the Waodani people.

I love his prayer. There is danger in that prayer; it's always dangerous to ask God to consume your life. What if God were to grant that request? My prayer tonight is for God to mold my heart into a heart that can honestly pray that prayer.

John Smoltz

I just read that John Smoltz will pitch for the Red Sox next year.  I think John Smoltz is great.  One of the greatest pitchers of his time (along with Roger Clemons and Greg Maddox).  Not many players can make the transition from an elite starting pitcher to an elite closer and back to an elite pitcher.  In fact I am having trouble recalling any other pitcher to do so.

But to leave the organization you have spent your entire career with and join the dastardly, despicable Red Sox.  Well that may just be unforgivable. 

Some things are just not right. Babe Ruth in a Braves uniform.  Joe Montana taking snaps for the Chiefs.  Michael Jordan playing in anything other than a #23 Bulls jersey. 

But Smoltz-y in Beantown, that’s just wrong.