Here are a few random things roaming around in my mind this morning…
- 11 months out of the year, I don’t lock the doors on my pickup when I’m at church. Reason? After church this Sunday morning someone had left a loaf of fresh bread sitting in my seat. YES! FYI: I do lock my doors in the month of September … or else someone will secretly leave squash or zucchini in my pickup.
- Lea and I have recently started delivering Meals on Wheels on Tuesdays. When they asked what route I wanted I said, “Just give us anything.” My new route? Yip, 50% of it is on dirt roads. If you know me at all, you know I’m very anal about my vehicles, and I hate dirt roads. I think God is simply reminding me of what’s really important.
- I once heard a comedian named Galligher say, “When I was growing up, church was a weekly reminder that there was something worse than school.” It just kills me when people tell me they don’t go to church because it’s boring. I personally think the ONLY place there should be boring churches is in Boring, Oregon, where I’ve found with Google’s help that there are actually 25 boring churches. God’s word should NEVER be boring but always served in an amazing way.
- When I was a kid if we ever complained, we got the old stories I use to hate hearing about. You know…”When I was a kid, we used to walk 5 miles to school … uphill both directions.” Now I actually love saying those things to my kids. Things I swore I’d never say have become a regular part of my vocabulary. Like … “And if your friends all decided to jump off a bridge, would you have to do it too?” And “When I was your age, we had to ride our bikes to school … 5 miles … uphill both ways.” My kids just roll their eyes, but I bet they’ll use these phrases someday on their own kids. It’s a tradition!
- I mentioned on my blog my great dislike for beets, and then someone gave me a jar. I’ve mentioned that I don’t like fruitcake, and I received one anonymously in the mail. I’d like to go on record today and say, I sure hate the looks of the new $10 bill.