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  • I am tired of trying to explain it to people. If you don’t have sweet tea telling me “You can add sugar to it” only exposes your ignorance to the fact that there are two types of cold tea in the world: Sweetea (yes it is one word) and tea that isn’t done yet.
  • It is just something I am looking into but some experts are predicting that the production of energy or lack thereof will cause our great centralized system to revert to a more decentralized version. I.E. it won’t do us much good to have huge corporations running everything if it is to expensive to build the big building, move the product all across the country, and across the ocean for that matter. So, there will probably be a move to smaller more localized economies, could this include churches as well? I have read that it can take up to 250,000 to plant a church in a traditional way, our house church was planted with only the money Heather and I would have given anyway.

Is it possible that the ‘Revolution’ Barna speaks of in his book and the growing house church movement in the world is God’s way of preparing his church for this type of thing?

  • Is it to late to pick up something like drumming? I started to play around when I could go to the church and fool around on a set but I don’t have a place to practice now. But I would really love to play around again.
  • Why are all the restaurants I go to freezing cold? I could understand that they don’t want people there for hours but really I just want to eat without shivering. Maybe it is because I eat at unusual times when there are not a lot of people so maybe there isn’t enough heat being generated to counter the AC I don’t know but I am cold.
  • While trying to decide how to keep my life focused on God I immediately thought of ‘spiritual disciplines’, prayer, fasting, and some others, but then my immediate thought was how to keep these things from becoming empty religious exercises that God seems to have so little love for.
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  • Back in high school we used to start a debate by asking some questions to get people thinking, one of them was if you had to choose one would you choose to be deaf of blind. I was one of the only people who choose blind because I used to love music and it was such a large part of my life I couldn’t understand being without it but I believe now I would choose deaf because I couldn’t stand not to be able to read, or see my children grow up. (I know I could learn brail but not every book is available in brail.)
  • It is amazing that I have only had a cell phone for 7 years but I don’t think I could live without it. Heather has only been without her phone for a few days but I never realized how often I wanted to call her during the day when she wasn’t at home. In my interest in living a simpler life I would like to eliminate some of those things from my life, I don’t know how long it would take me to adjust to not having a cell phone. And don’t even get me started on DVR.
  • Monday was Heather’s birthday and I stopped by the florist on my way home to buy her some flowers. While I was there a woman was trying to find “Football” mums and the young girl trying to help her wasn’t quite sure what she was talking about. When the young girl left to find out more the woman looked at me as if I would sympathize with her as she said “She needs to go back to school” I wanted to tell her that I didn’t know what she was talking about either but I kept my mouth shut

On my way out the door with my flowers, she looked me and asked “What did you do?” I said, “I went to work so my wife didn’t have to, I will now go home and care for my daughter whom I love dearly, and tomorrow I will continue to be the best husband and father I can, which may include buying flowers for my wife to let her know I lover her.” But I didn’t I just said it was my wife’s birthday, but it is a little offensive that a man must have done something wrong if he is buying flowers.

  • I think I am turning into a bit of a wimp, since the day my daughter was born I have had no interest in watching horror movies, thrillers, SVU, CSI or any of those types of shows, I just don’t have any interest. I have even had to leave the room when there was a movie about a little girl being kidnapped. I feel like a pansy but I just don’t have any interest in it any more. I don’t need that type of entertainment; it feels more like rubber necking at an accident that actual entertainment to me. My life is serious enough; I would much prefer to laugh than to stress.