stream of consciousness

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

  • We took the kids to Disneyland on Tuesday. We left Norah munchkin with grandma and grandpa. Disneyland with kids 9 and 7 was great. It was sooooo much better than 4 and 2. I can remember taking Anna by herself when she was 1 1/2 and thinking we were giving her an experience she would never forget. In reality, we gave ourselves a parent-whooping we wouldn’t forget.
  • Having said that, Disneyland really is a great place. Overrated ride: Splash Mountain. Underrated: Star Tours (and I’m not a Star Wars guy at all).
  • Truth bomb from Gary Thomas in Sacred Marriage: “One of the cruelest and most self-condemning remarks I’ve ever heard is the one that men often use when they leave their wives for another woman: ‘The truth is, I’ve never loved you.’ This is meant to be an attack on the wife–saying in effect, ‘The truth is, I’ve never found you lovable.’ But put in a Christian context, it’s a confession of the man’s utter failure to be a Christian.” -pp. 40-41. Whoah.
  • I have this sickening feeling the Miami Heat are going to win the NBA Finals. If that happens I will choose to focus on the empty tomb, which reminds me that evil will ultimately be defeated. Empty Tomb 1 , Miami Heat 0.
  • It’s time to challenge myself again. This time, I’m thinking about attempting to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro or a large chunk of the 2,663 mile Pacific Crest Trail. There is something about attempting to do something really physically challenging that feels really good (even if one fails). Why?
  • Watching Lady Gaga and Madonna trading barbs reminds me of the time… actually, I’ve never seen anything quite like that.
  • Evernote and Nozbe still rule the productivity world from my perspective.
  • This Sunday is Father’s Day. I hope we don’t all preach our annual anti-porn sermon. We often have nice things to say to moms and critical things to say to fathers on their special days. I can’t help but think if the church had a positive, redemptive vision for how God works through the lives of men–they might see the church as less critic and more…church. To be sure, many men have some major changes to make. However, so do women–but we would never consider giving a, “get it together, women,” Mother’s Day sermon–nor should we.
  • Can you imagine what the world would be like if every dad on earth was as bad as some are? Yikes. And again I say, “yikes.” Let’s thank God for the fathers that honor Him, love their children and cherish their wives.
  • The greatest TV dad of all time is a tie between Cliff Huxtable and Ward Cleaver. Any others you’d add?
  • For greatest biblical hero of the Old Testament, the battle is between Moses and David. I go with Moses in a split decision.