Friday Stream of Consciousness – 29

stream of consciousness

stream of consciousnessHere are some things I’m thinking about this Friday:

  • Sitting down and sharing a meal or cup of coffee with a friend is still one of my favorite things to do in the whole world.
  • I still love working with college students. They are bright, fun, passionate, and usually open to new ideas.
  • I still can’t figure out why the Miami Heat are so polarizing. I’m more on the “hate ’em” side of love ’em or hate ’em. They get all the calls from the officials in response to a lot of flopping–but I’m not naming any names (Dwyane Wade).
  • Summer is my favorite season of the year. I know it’s not for people in Arizona. But, in San Diego, it’s sublime. When I lived in Texas, it was fall.
  • New Vintage Church begins it’s 90 Days through the Bible march on Memorial Day. If you want to join us, we’d love for you to. Click here to let us know you’re coming with us and to have access to the reading plan, etc. Between the Facebook RSVP’s and the paper sign-ups from Sundays, we’re hoping to surpass a hundred people or more to commit to taking this unique journey. I imagine the stories coming out of the experience will be awesome. Click the link above and jump in.
  • Mishe Mokwa
  • I hiked the Mishe Mokwa trail in far north Malibu last week. If you live in a hiking state, you are blessed. I took hiking for P.E. 3 times while I was at Pepperdine and it’s criminal we never did this trail. The views are stunning and the summit is the highest peak in the Santa Monica mountains. I’ve thrown in an IPhone pic from the trail.
  • My daughters are at the age where if I’m gone for any length of time, even a few days, they look different than they did when I left. I want to get the most I can out of these years as a father.
  • I’m learning to enjoy eating seafood this month. It’s a goal. For the record, sushi is not seafood. It’s gnarly slime.
  • Josiah is my favorite king in the Bible not named David.
  • Crash is still an amazing movie. I hope Hollywood will give us many more movies like it.
  • People tend to choose chronic pain to shorter, acute pain. Why?
  • If the Spurs win the NBA title this year–they have to be considered one of the most consistently excellent franchises in sports history–even though few are noticing.
  • I’d rather our church be like the Spurs–excellent with no one noticing–than good with a lot of publicity–like the Heat.
  • I also hope our view of “excellent” stays clear.
  • The ocean, the mountains and the desert. These three are great to experience God amidst His creation.

What’s on your mind this Friday?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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