Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
* New clothes
* Leaving on time
* Mom unexpectedly making sausage & bacon for me (I love living at home!)
* A rock-awesome mix CD for the commute
* Jack Johnson playing in the coffee shop
* Realizing that it's Friday
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
The Common Denominator?...
These things just make me want a vacation. Listening to Kenny who makes me want to listen to James who makes me want to listen to Jimmy Buffett who makes me want to sip a margarita on a sunny beach with a good book with Justin Timberlake.
Man, I need a vacation.
What about you?
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
If you know me, you know that I am not a big fan of “topical sermons.” I have heard enough poorly exegeted messages that it has left me with a foul taste in my mouth for what I consider proof-texting. So I unfortunately tend to shy away from and devalue the practice of topical sermons.
Which is exactly what my pastor is doing for the month of July.
However, I trust Bob and know that he is a hermeneutical guy. So I made an agreement with my brain that I would calm down, let him preach, and me refrain from judgment for the month.
I am glad God got to me.
Two Sundays ago, Bob preached on the book of Revelation. Indeed, yes, the whole book. And yes, I went into PTSD when I heard about apocaplyticism, pre-,a-, and post-millenialism; I got the shakes when I heard 666 and the “rapture” referenced. But it was a beautiful exposition of a book that we simply can’t and don’t understand.
Over on SereYodh, you too can learn about some heavy topics that we’ll be delving into during the month of July. I have posted about Revelation from Bob’s sermon (and added my own notes). I’m still the “research” hand of Bob’s sermon-planning, a task that I have missed and love.
Hope you learn some interesting things in the next few weeks!!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
What would happen if we tried to forget about the waiting and revel in the now? I know that I would have no idea what to do with myself. As we speak....er....type, I'm waiting on a phone call from World Vision. I am daydreaming of working for them and what my life could look like if I had that experience. But what would happen if rather than wait all day for this phone call, I simply chose to live my life? To do things purposefully without dwelling in the moments to come, but to honor the moments I have now.
I'm waiting on a phone call.
I could be living right this minute, writing to you.
What are you waiting on? What are you waiting for?