NCAA 2017 Elite 8 Forecast

Xavier vs Gonzaga – Gonzaga at 60% with a 9% chance of reversal. However, Xavier has punched above its weight this whole tournament and Gonzaga has underperformed. This may be a closer game than can be accounted for statistically. Oregon vs Kansas – Kansas at 51% with a 51% chance of reversal. This is a…

NCAA 2017 Second Round Forecast

  Virginia vs Florida – Virginia at 51% with 45% chance of reversal. Very similar teams with the edge to Virginia. Notre Dame vs West Virginia – Notre Dame at 51% with 63% chance of reversal. Notre Dame’s lackluster defense may allow West Virginia to advance. Middle Tennessee vs Butler – Butler at 52% with…

Fixing the Indiana RFRA

First, let’s be clear on what a RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) does. Then we’ll get to how to fix Indiana’s. The First Amendment contains two clauses with respect to religion: “Congress shall make no law [1] respecting an establishment of religion, or [2] prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . . .” RFRA (pronounced…

A Workout for your Lungs

I hate getting winded. I hate when I feel like I could run faster if only I could get enough air. Back in high school, I played trumpet. As you might imagine, the best trumpet players also have the best lungs. My instructor once taught me a breathing exercise attributed to trumpet greats like Bobby…

As you strive to better yourself, remember sometimes those things we think of as our weaknesses turn out to be our strengths or make us strong in other ways. So when you can’t understand why God won’t fix you no matter how hard you pray, please consider the possibility that you’re not broken.