So, here is this week's mass collection of nothings and somethings, of silliness and "one line" thoughts that raced their way through my head...
Holley is a feisty little 3 month old...she doesn’t sleep early...goes to bed about midnight. Lucas loves LOVES to laugh and to see other people laugh. At 17 months he’s an entertainer.
The Hockey strike is over and hockey is back...wait a minute...there was a hockey strike?
The Te’o thing and the Armstrong thing have dominated the non-political airways this week. The issue with both ultimately appears to be if they/or that they lied. When I hear that it makes me think that maybe there is still some hope in our culture. If right and wrong do not matter, then it doesn’t matter if you lie.
Pride does come before the fall.
I never get used to seeing people who know truth compromise it. This week I saw the lineup of a program supposedly put on by our brethren it billed itself as a preacher training seminar and featured a woman leading worship, the keynote by a woman and one of the other main speakers a Jewish Rabbi. How do you address that sort of thing without becoming the Ira Rice/watchdog of today? I can't ignore it even though I want to just forget it.
Don’t be the Taylor Swift of preachers. Not sure exactly what that means but I may have more to say about that later this week.
I’m teaching a neat class on Wednesdays for two quarters that is taking us through the whole Bible. The idea is familiarity...to get people comfortable with the every book in The Book. Last week I closed out Romans and 1 Corinthians - anytime I study 1 Corinthians I come away thankful for the revealed and competed “revelation” and feel better about the problems churches today face.
David was at ease in Zion when he fell. We must be especially vigilant in the good days - that is when we let our guard down.
I want to spend the autumn of my life encouraging young preachers - problem is when does autumn begin?
That's some of what's on my mind. What's on your's? Any comments? And, I'm still looking for a name...