I married Jamy in my late 20s. And, considering how many married friends I have and how many weddings I’ve played as a pianist, I did so surprisingly naive regarding wedded conventions.
For instance… the ring. Continue reading
Do you watch American Idol, or America’s Got Talent, or The Voice? It never fails. I don’t really watch these shows, but whenever I do, there is always one or two singers that, according to the judges, have “distinguished” voices.”Interesting” voices.”Unique” voices.
What that means is that their tone, style, and phrasing are not typical of a singing competition. There have been times that I have watched these shows and seen singers that I have liked that have not had what I would call a typical singing voice. An indefinable quality that just seems to work.
Now, the problem. Continue reading
I am at my best physically when I am faithful in my running. I love the various aspects of being a runner – the health benefits, the gadgets and gear, the effect on my stamina and state of mind, getting outside. But my faithfulness wavered for a while when the weather turned cold.
Bottom line: I think I need a goal. Continue reading
I have a tendency to look ahead. To wonder, “what is next?” In some ways, I am visionary (not A visionary – adjective, not noun). Forward-thinking. More often than not, though, I tend toward feeling stuck. Feeling like I have no momentum and am, well, “stuck” is the best word for it.
Is it impatience? Restlessness? Lack of trust in God’s timing? In a word (or words), yes. And just when I think I have it licked, it rears its ugly head again. Continue reading
I haven’t written a post about the comments by and the suspension of Phil Robertson, the founder of Duck Commander and one of the stars of Duck Dynasty. But, if you want to read an excellent take, here is what Dr. Russell Moore wrote on the subject.
Instead, I have some advice for the other “cast members,” now that Phil has been suspended from the show.
Use his name whenever possible when cameras are rolling.
Have you seen Phil this morning? Phil? Where’s Phil?
Let’s go hunting. Phil, you wanna go? Phil?
That’s some good tea. You know who else likes tea? Phil. Phil?
I wouldn’t give A&E 30 seconds of footage without his name mentioned, if I were on the show. So if you are on the show, and you Googled random unknown religious blogs for advice… you’re welcome.
There are a lot of stories in the news about wearable computing – Google Glass, iWatch, Up/Fitbit/Fuelband, and others. I even wrote about the possibilities for Glass in ministry here.
I currently use wearable tech, but not in the way you think. My fav piece of tech are my Bluetooth headphones.
A couple of years ago, Jamy dropped her Facebook account. Calling it “Drama-book,” she was tired of all the sniping, flaming, and other ugliness. It made total sense to me.
It took me a little longer, but I decided a couple of months ago to drop mine as well.
But I never pulled the trigger on killing my account.