My New Year's Resolution was to blog daily, or near daily. How different is monthly really? Wouldn't you rather have 12 quality posts than 326 hastily scribed musings? Too bad about the quality on the 12 then, huh.
September started off fun at Ann and Daniel's as part of my second annual Labor Day Swing Through Tennessee and Kentucky. Eating Indian food with Anniel and playing with Cora and Lydia and Geron were supplemented by a good visit with my old friend John who runs the Harmony House Cafe in Dayton, Tennessee and by time with Mom and Dad. I also got to spend quality road time with Karl Barth and Robinson Crusoe. The rest of the month has been the usual mixture of church, work, friends, reading, and watching. Steve and I caught up with Battlestar Galactica to the end of the 2nd season and the 1st season of Heroes, and surprising new entry Chuck. My LIFEgroup hosted a fun dinner for church's pastor for children's and women's ministries and her husband. We're hosting each pastoral staff family as way of honoring our leaders based on our study of 3rd John last spring. Now we're gearing up for a Kramtastic Oktoberfest Root Beer Kegger to raise funds for our friends the Krams who will be doing church planting ministry in Germany. Our softball team won a couple of games and would have won another if we'd had a ninth player. 3-D is settling into a school year routine and I'm getting used to my small group guys. I'm a bit tired right now because I spent last night at the Libertyville Sports Complex as part of large multi-church junior high lock-in. We blew up balloons with our noses (Gio rocks!), played knock-out, 2 on 2 basketball, football, lots of dodge ball, duck dodging, sardines (at the church before going over to LSC (Theresa and Shannon also rock for the 3rd best hiding job ever), worked a batting cage for a while, and played lots of pool at the church.. I took a long nap when I got home but I'm still tired. So it's been a good month, filled with all the usual shenanigans.
Along the way, some of the many topics I planned to post about but never got around to: favorite movie music moments from the summer, why I enjoy pro-wrestling, LibraryThing.com, Ahaz' strange idolatry, the way certain scenes stick out from books, and a bunch of other stuff I can't remember now. I want to blog. I even like writing some but I just never get around to it.
Verse of the day:
"Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life." Philippians 4:6-7 (The Message)