Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"What would we be...

...without wishful thinking?" - Wilco

As I wrote the previous post I was listening to this particular Wilco song. One of my favorites. Honestly, what would we be without wishful thinking? Not much I suppose. Life is to be lived consciously I like to say. Without our hopes, thoughts, dreams we really would be nothing. Maybe we would simply be caught in the humdrum of the nine to five not knowing where we are headed or what life has in store for us. I think this may be kin to "The Prophetic Imagination" that Walter Brueggemann speaks of. Our hopes, thoughts, and dreams should always be tied to God's hopes, thoughts, and dreams. The trick is to continually remind ourselves of God's story as opposed to the consumeristic saturated world we live in which is the story of buy buy buy. May God continually sing His song in our hearts. A song of love, peace, joy, patience, long suffering, justice, and most of all unselfishness.

Baby Buckeye Week 36

I'm late. Get over it. "It's too late to apologize" as some may say. Anyway, again, this was late in the evening before shower and bed and Dru insists that I put the disclaimer with it. Yes, Dru is tired, but isn't that to be expected when you are 36 weeks pregnant, holding down a full time job, commuting over and hour a day, and completed 15 hours of post-graduation credit towards a masters during the same semester that all of this was going on? (That was a mouthful.) I think so. Shoot, Dru puts me to shame. Enjoy the pictures!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Not Many Thoughts

Coming to the end of the semester I realize that I haven't given many thoughts on how to be a Christian this past year. Instead, I have used quotes from others to frame what I have been thinking and reading. Honestly, I think I've come to a point where I wonder if what I have to say matters beyond those I am close with and living in community with. When I first started this shindig I had delusions of grandeur thought others might actually be interested in what I have to say. Really, others have thought and said everything that I have thought or probably want to say much better than I ever could. So, I have acquiesced to giving pithy little updates about our life here in Kentucky. This certainly isn't a bad thing. I know that family appreciates it, particularly during this exciting time of pregnancy and all. To continue this somewhat stream of conscience blurb, I think that maybe I don't have much to say because I am not faced with the rigors of ministry like I was two years ago. Perhaps in a couple of years when Dru and I blow this blue grass, horse infested country side (not that I don't like horses) I will have more productive things to say. Until then, be prepared for more personal updates, useless entertaining videos, and helpful quotes from people much smarter than me. Thanks for hanging in there.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Stars

"But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars."

-Martin Luther King Jr.

Baby Buckeye 34 1/2 Weeks

Once again I am a bit late in getting this posted. Dru and I had a "whirlwind" of a trip this past weekend in Missouri. (Literally, there were tornadoes and everything!) Of course, we were given many nice things to add to our collection of baby goods. We certainly have been blessed. Dru wanted me to let you all know that these picture were taken late at night, after a long day, right before shower and bed. So...I guess keep that in mind.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Meaning of Life...Consummation

"The Christian hope of the consummation of life and history is less absurd than alternate doctrines which seek to comprehend and to effect the completion of life by some power or capacity inherent in man and his history. It is an integral part of the total Biblical conception of the meaning of life. Both the meaning and its fulfillment are ascribed to a centre and source beyond ourselves. We can participate in the fulfillment of the meaning only if we do not seek too proudly to appropriate the meaning as our secure possession or to effect the fulfillment by our own power...For the ending of our life would not threaten us if we had not falsely made ourselves the center of life's meaning..."

-Reinhold Niebuhr

Thursday, May 01, 2008

For Your Entertainment

Jesus People Episode 1

Jesus People Episode 2

Jesus People Episode 3

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