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  • Joshua Brown 1:15 am on November 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Guy on a Buffalo. 

     
  • Joshua Brown 11:48 am on September 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Dear Mr. Pat. It’s been 3 months and an entire VT Hokies summer/ 3 games into the regular season without a post to HeyHokie. Cincy-rly , A little disappointed

    (P.S. See how I incorporated your favorite city into the word “Sincerely”?

     
    • Mark 1:46 pm on September 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Anyone going to the game this weekend? Ashbaugh’s will be there.

  • Joshua Brown 5:03 pm on May 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    In the Boston Globe, by a very pro Boston writer, yet I believe that Mr. Leonard will enjoy.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/articles/2010/05/03/no_mistaking_it_he_loves_cleveland/

     
    • Vengeful Pat 7:54 pm on May 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am pretty surprised by this article… usually people outside of Cleveland consider the city to be a craphole. I appreciate the love though. I do think that Shaugnessy’s green goggles might be pulled a little too tight though. In reality, this Celtics team is nowhere near as good as the 2008 team that won the Finals, and this Cavs team is much better than the one that took the Celts to 7 games before losing. It would be a pretty major upset for the Cavs to lose this series, seeing as how only something like 15% of teams historically were able to come back from going down 1-0 after the first game of the second round series. Hollinger wrote an article about it today on ESPN.com.

      • Joshua Brown 10:08 pm on May 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        like i said, this isn’t no Tony Mazzaroti. Shaughnessy is boston through and through, and yeah you gotta be pretty jaded to think that Boston will actually win this series… which they will. I want green goggles.

        • Vengeful Pat 8:05 pm on May 4, 2010 Permalink

          Wow, those green goggles really seem to be working. I say keep wearing them… LeBron and the rest of the Cavs looked like dog vomit last night!

        • Joshua Brown 2:02 am on May 15, 2010 Permalink

          if it makes you feel any better i would have much preferred a B’s win over a C’s. Here’s to you Mr. Robinson. Jesus loves you more than you can know. Oh oh oh.

  • Joshua Brown 5:38 pm on April 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    http://www.willardhouse.org

    not that it’s at all interesting, but it does exist.

     
  • Joshua Brown 5:39 pm on April 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    The Expendables. An action movie with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Steve “Stone Cold” Austin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis. I mean COME ON.

     
    • mashbaugh 3:31 am on April 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      That couldn’t get any better…maybe more Arnold

      • Joshua Brown 3:54 pm on April 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        and if it were made 10 years ago

        • willardscott 9:33 pm on April 20, 2010 Permalink

          more jason statham. always more jason statham.

    • j5willis 4:33 pm on April 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You forgot to mention that Drago is in it. Every movie he touches is gold.

  • Joshua Brown 2:28 am on March 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    The funny thing is that I don’t even know Kyle Lamy. I guess I could compare myself to marty mcfly. You challenge me, I do it. Cept you don’t even have to call me… chicken. If lamy uses this me and lee should get money. Of course I could probably be sued for posting any of these pictures anyway… yay copyrights!

     
  • Joshua Brown 2:18 pm on March 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

     
    • Hunter D 4:18 pm on March 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      i think i was talking about ian’s face being the devil’s advocate, but i’ll settle for pat’s

    • Ian 12:32 pm on March 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Amazing, Josh. I hope Mark Ashbaugh is seeing this

      • Joshua Brown 12:59 pm on March 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        lol, that’s supposed to be you. I really dont know why i found a picture of pat instead, guess I thought it be funnier. The good news here is for pat though. This picture was 50000 times more attractive when his face was there instead of Keanu Reaves and Al Pacino’s. So quite logically that would mean that Pats face is 50000 more attractive than keanu reaves and al pacino combined? Don’t know why I added the question mark. That’s just a true statement.

      • mashbaugh 4:23 am on March 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Well done Josh. I see it Ian…

        • The Wild Card 11:02 pm on March 29, 2010 Permalink

          I really like Kyle Lamy’s watermark. The only way he could improve that is if someone superimposed his face within the watermark. Josh, get to work.

  • Joshua Brown 2:20 pm on March 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Dear Pat,
    You are ruthless and don’t deserve a winning NFL team.
    Sincerely,
    Derek Anderson.

     
    • Vengeful Pat 3:05 pm on March 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You freaking know it, Big Guns. I wish we had made this move last off-season. I am not sure how DA managed to catch lightning in a bottle to go to the Pro Bowl after the 2007 season, but he’s been horrific since then. His touch on short passes reminds me of a young Brett Favre, except he never seems to learn to ease up. I think there are only maybe 4 Browns fans who will be sad to see him go.

      • Joshua Brown 4:45 pm on March 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        maybe less than that with his ridiculous comments. I’d say there’s a bunch of other teams fans that are pretty excited about his leaving… buuuuut Brady Quinn/ Seneca Wallace isn’t what you call fear instilling. So do the browns go Notre Dame QB… of the Claussen variety, or go for joe haden/ rolando mcclain whom might be there at their pick (cause they need that defense)… and hope that Quinn actually can be “the guy”

  • Joshua Brown 7:23 pm on February 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/sports/college/college_football/article/VTFB19_20100218-222204/325333/

     
    • hammertime88 3:08 pm on February 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I coached the best triple jumper in the state for single A the past 2 years. My guy won states by over 3 feet last spring. He jumped against Wilson several times. Wilson is a man. He was routinely 2 feet better than my dude and everyone else on the track every week. His thighs could be wider than my torso.

  • Joshua Brown 4:18 am on February 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you.” Says the Lord your Redeemer.
    To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to be angry with you, never to rebuke you again.

    This is from Isaiah 54. In my own sense, I have taken it to be the promise of Christ. In 2 Samuel it says “I will be my father, and He will be my son. When He does wrong, I will punish Him, with a rod yielded by human beings, with flogging inflicted by human hands. But my love will never be taken away from Him.

    …When He does wrong. Ironic a little as He never did wrong, but God saw in Christ the wrongness of us all, that’s on Him. And He was punished accordingly. He paid the price of God’s anger, making the Isaiah promise possible.

    In Jude it says “Though you already know all this I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered His people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.” It kinda sounds like a threat. The Lord has delivered you, but He will destroy you if you don’t believe.

    Once you have believed in Jesus, and have started given your life to Him (as evidenced by fruit and changes) is it possible to fall out of the promise made in Isaiah? If you stop believing, even after earnestly living in the truth and for real being Christian, do you fall back under judgment? I know there is discipline, and Hebrews 12 talks about that, enduring hardships. But what about when people are just ignoring God, does His anger come. Don’t worry, it’s not my plan to stop believing, and God is doing some amazing things in my life right now even though I’ve kinda had it a bit rough. I’m just trying to get a better understanding of some of the stuff that I’ve been reading recently. Anyways, there’s some food for thought! Peace

     
    • iplawrence 3:05 am on February 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Josh, here are some helpful and carefully formulated thoughts on this subject (by John Piper, not me) –

      http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/Articles/ByDate/1985/1487_What_We_Believe_About_the_Five_Points_of_Calvinism/#Perseverance.

      I’ve wrestled with those questions myself quite a bit. This issue can be particularly tough to work through, at least for me it is, but also extremely rewarding. Keep wrestling 🙂

      • Joshua Brown 3:46 am on February 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        ian that is so ridiculously helpful! Thanks for pointing me to something that backs itself with the Word. You’re the man.

      • Joshua Brown 3:57 am on February 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        i have another question. Please don’t take this as devil’s advocate or me trying to be smart. I just legitimately want to know what you think and don’t actually have a stance and am not smart. Piper included scripture of god’s “especially” people, or His people. But then in 1 Timothy 2 it talks about us praying for all people’s salvation as it is good because He “wants all men tp be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth”. How does that fit in for you? Thanks ahead of time, peaace

        • iplawrence 2:13 am on February 5, 2010 Permalink

          Excellent question, Josh. Actually, digging into that verse gets into some very deep theological issues regarding God’s will that have no simple answer. Let me try to briefly frame the issue:

          If, in the deepest sense, that is, in every hidden corner of God’s will, God’s wants everyone to be saved, then we have a very significant problem. Why? Because clearly all people are not saved, thus God is not able to cause people to be saved. But we know from Scripture that God can indeed cause people to be saved, at the very least in certain instances. Consider John the Baptist, filled with the Spirit from the womb, or Paul, blinded on the road to Damascus, or Jacob, who was chosen from the womb instead of Esau. Nearly all Christians would concede that if God wants to, he can cause someone to believe. Some would say that God doesn’t typically work this way, but that he has in some unique instances in the Bible. OK, so the question remains – why does he not do this with all people if he desires all to be saved? There must be a competing desire, even if one would claim that the competing desire is to protect human free will. For those who believe in election/predestination (myself), the problem is similar. How can God elect people to salvation while at the same time wanting everyone to be saved?

          My point is that the problem remains whether one is an Arminian or Calvinist. This is important, in my view, because realizing this should keep a person from rushing into one camp or the other while ignoring the issue.

          So then, here’s my advice. Don’t feel the need to make a quick decision about how this all works out, but keep it in mind as you read through the Bible daily and pray for wisdom. I’ll give you one verse that has been very helpful for me. Lam 3:31-33

          For the Lord will not
          cast off forever,
          32 but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion
          according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
          33 for he does not willingly afflict
          or grieve the children of men.

          Also, John Piper is helpful here as well. This is good, but heavy swimming. http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/Articles/ByDate/1995/1580_Are_There_Two_Wills_in_God/

          Hope that helps!

        • Vengeful Pat 6:04 pm on February 5, 2010 Permalink

          I think that it’s highly possible that God leaves certain things like this ambiguous because the answers to these questions aren’t ultimately important for us to know, so He leaves it up to us to interpret in the way that makes the most sense to us. This isn’t to say that He leaves everything open to interpretation because he doesn’t. He has undeniably forbidden things like murder, sodomy, stealing, adultery, etc. He has made it clear that he is all-loving. I think we have to believe that God made clear exactly what He wanted to make clear, and left ambiguous the things that were either beneficial to leave ambiguous or else unimportant enough to leave ambiguous.

        • iplawrence 10:12 pm on February 5, 2010 Permalink

          I certainly agree…to an extent. That reasoning can also be an excuse for not digging into the deep things of God. I don’t think that people like Jonathan Edwards, AW Tozer, and Augustine simply postulated theologically in all that they wrote, I think that they knew God deeply because of hours and hours of meditating on His Word. As a result, men like these have attempted to explain verses and doctrines that others might say are too difficult to understand. And their writings have illuminated the saints, strengthened the church, and changed the world. This issue in particular, I believe, can be profoundly, though not fully, understood.

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