Rich - I am a person who trys to cope with life through humour. I seek out the truth of every situation and try to use sound logic and judgement to resolve issues.
Im 35 years old
Live in Pittsburgh PA
I enjoy cool beers with cool friends
Each day I keep fighting and I feel like I'm on the edge of glory.
Glory has to be earned, it's that satisfaction of having earned what you got.
It cant be bought, cheated to get, or stolen. It keeps me going letting me know there more to the fight and at the end of it the prize is worth fighting for. Every day is a new fight, new challenges, and a new resolve is needed everyday.
Sometimes I don't win the battle but I am fighting and when I do lose I don't lose by much and I get back up the next day and have at it again. It's the edge of glory that I enjoy, it's the fight to win that's the real prize because in the fight that's where we need to live.
Live in the fight on the edge of glory !!!
I'm a life long Pittsburgh Pirates Fan which means I've spent about 1/2 of my life watching some of the worst baseball this country has ever seen. I always read up on trades and what's going on with the team trying to find that one thing which will provide me hope and I never quite see it.
I don't know what the answer is to the problem is, but I do know that I can't go to a game this year until hope arrives.
Bob Nutting will never allow this franchise to be good, let alone great, and I just need to come to terms with the following
1. MLB does not care about Pirate Fans, this franchise provides MLB value as they allow 81 other teams an opponent
2. Bob Nutting is a businessman and does not care.
3. No amount of bitching moaning or complaining will change the situation
4. Any boycott by the fans wont make a dent in the Nutting bottom line as MLB provides a hefty welfare check to him
In conclusion the only choice I have is to accept that the Pirates are dead and their is nothing I can do about it.
I am a self proclaimed Christian who declares that Jesus Christ is my personal Lord and Savior. Hurray my ticket to heaven is now punched and open up those pearly gates because I want my piece of the ever after. I go to church on a semi-regular basis sometimes for months at a time. I thought this is something that I have to do to be a “good” Christian. That is the exact attitude that holds me and many other people back in there spiritual and personal lives.
I have often heard others and have done so myself, pray for wisdom. I would be lying in my bed late at night and recite something similar to the following “God, it’s me again, I come before you with many needs, but could you please provide me some wisdom so that I can know what it is you want me to do. Look at me the “good” Christian saying his prayers, kind of like putting a quarter in the candy claw machine and being guaranteed to get a sugary treat. That prayer sounds reasonable; I’m not praying for money, or material items but the thing is I didn’t even realize what I was praying for.
I learned over the weekend what wisdom actually is. Wisdom is being able to apply what you know in your head, allow it to manifest itself in your heart, and be summoned without thought when needed. The thing is wisdom is not just having knowledge but applying that knowledge in the correct circumstances.
Wisdom would be given that homeless man you pass on the street a dollar bill, inviting that widow to your house for a Holiday Meal, or just doing any unselfish act because it is as Christians what we have been commanded to do. As I write this I’ve discovered praying for wisdom may have been one of the most dangerous things I could have done. Praying for wisdom could result in many things I need to do as God will give you that which you ask for, even if it is not in the way you intended it.
My Hope for the New Year approaching is that we all pray for wisdom that would require us all to be responsible to one another, the way God intended it.