I don't know what it is. I guess everybody has some trouble with Mondays, though around here you know what might happen if you mention "a case of the Mondays." If you don't know, consider watching Office Space. Anyway for some reason I have trouble blogging on Mondays. This in turn leads to a days worth of extra calls for me to blog and may in some cases lead to an outbreak of knock knock jokes. I have contacted the CDC about the jokes since some strains can be highly virulent. I had a good weekend. Saturday morning Steve and I had a couple of students from the church high school group over to help us clean and rearrange our apartment. They are trying to work to raise money to go to DCLA, a huge youth evangelism conference hosted by Youth for Christ. So we worked for a little over two hours and redid our living room and cleaned the kitchen while Steve labored mightily in the bathroom. If he ever buys a house the bathtub will not have grout. According to Steve's friend Stephanie the apartment smells cleaner (smells like cleaner to me). Saturday night Dianne and I went to Ravinia for a live broadcast of Prairie Home Companion. We got a spot in the shade so it was nice. We agree that our church needs an occasional fiddle hoedown in worship. We also got to hear a mandolin orchestra. Sunday was a good sermon from John M. on Psalm 2 and Christ as King. We have three preachers John at our church and this summer we're getting a series on Portraits of Christ in the Old Testament from Johns M. and S. while R. is on sabbatical. After church we had pizza and projectiles at Pizzeria Uno's before retiring to Sarah, Dani, and Mary's for social paper reading and dominoes. Dianne killed Aaron and I at Dominoes but at least I came in second. Last night after a long day of not blogging Eric led our LIFE group in a study of prayer and the temple based on II Chronicles 7:11-22 focused on 11-16. The idea was that God has chosen a place for his name to dwell where his eyes and heart will be forever. That place was first a physical place but later become personified in Jesus and then through the pouring out of the Holy Spirit distributed through the Church. Because we are now the temple and dwelling place of God we can have confidence that He hears our prayers and look forward to the day when we will dwell in His unmediated temple when the only temple will be the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb. So our verse for the day is:
"For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time." 2 Chron. 7:16 (ESV)
Quote of the Day (actually a joke but an honorary quote):
Yep, looks like a virulent strain.