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Tuesday Rambling 6.18.13

Ramble ramble ramble.  Have a look. Sometimes random thoughts and conversations can really lead somewhere. Who knows?


  • Grrr kids arguing can really get under your skin, can’t it?
  • Glad David had a good time at camp with his Poppy!
  • Our family is pretty immersed in serving at Project Shine this week – the kids enjoy the fellowship, the excitement of the projects, and the worship each night.


  • I have gotten so hungry from time to time for fried chicken.  There’s a local place here in Kenmore called Showcase Chicken.  They sold me a 4- piece meal with four Jo-Jo’s for $5.99.  It’s really enough food for two meals, and it’s really good. At least I should say it’s good when I crave fried chicken, which isn’t very often.
  • Do you have any tastes that have changed? I used to not like fried chicken at all.  Really weird!


  • We’ve been trying to grow some new grass in our backyard.  The process is almost over, which is nice.
  • Seems like when you have a medical episode the bills come for quite a while.

A little short this week (most of this was typed Saturday).  Should have more time for a lengthier post next week.

Tuesday Rambling 6.11.13

A few scattered thoughts for Tuesday.

Time with the kids:

  • Monday, we spent about an hour and a half in our living room searching for the Apple TV remote.  We cleaned everything in our path, but alas . . . no remote!
  • To celebrate, we went to McDonald’s and got ice cream and milkshakes.  Don’t ask me how, but within minutes of leaving McDonald’s I had to pull over and help them get whipped cream topping off their fingers . . . and the van seat. It made for a good laugh!
  • We took a bunch of kids on a bike ride in the evening Monday to the playground at Rimer.  Traveling with a half dozen kids by bike for a mile each way is definitely an adventure!


  • Sheldon Ocker had a nice article about why Indians fans shouldn’t panic about losing so many games recently.  I agree.  Rough stretch, to be sure.  But, no reason to lose hope.  This team is much deeper than in years past.
  • Rafael Nadal won his 8th French Open on Sunday.  Even if you don’t care about tennis, you have to admit one person winning one tournament eight times is incredible!


  • Do you care more about making disciples than whether you like your church’s worship service?
  • Is your day to day Christianity truly more important to you than what happens at your church on Sunday or Wednesday?
  • Challenge: invite someone to study the Bible with you.  Even if you don’t know much about the Bible, I bet this will challenge you to listen more.  If someone says yes, you could just go off your church’s sermons.  Teach what you learn!


  • Are fast food milkshakes really worth $2? Alexa and David (suckers!) got milkshakes with their money, and I spent $1 for two dishes of ice cream for Jocelyn and me.
  • I am really looking forward to Project Shine 2013.  God has provided so much. I pray he brings us through an amazing week of ministry next week!

Faith Quote:

“We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves.” – David Platt, Radical