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in other news...
there is a giant volleyball net in our back yard thanks to Jenna
i may be selling my scooters, a 1987 honda spree, and a 2007 honda metropolitan.
(might be, if your interested, just ask)
check me out on twitter: mcstachafee
today is probably the hottest day this summer. thats pretty good, considering its only in the mid 90s
trying to make my way back to texas/arkansas/and then virginia at some point
Have been pretty distant from pleonast but the update caused my return.
When I'm working, I typically listen to all kinds of music, lately I have been enjoying the last.fm recommended stations. It's like pandora, only bases the station off of your music database, so you are more likely to find music you'll like. It's also got a great social network to share your interests through. Chk it out.
I'm ready to upgrae to a motorcycle, and it's not because of the getting laughed at, but the speed at which I am traveling when I am the subject of the traffics laughter.
Gotta get back to work.
So, Kate and I are in Texas and will be on our way to Arkansas in the morning. As are many people, we are dealing with some difficult financial circumstances. So, on our way down to Texas, we both agreed we should watch our speed to avoid any tickets. As we were driving through Timpson, TX, Katie was asleep. The speed was changing from 70 - 55 - 40 alot, going in and out of towns, and i was trying to keep up with it. So, when the lights came on, i thought maybe i had a taillight out or something. Sure enough, when he told me i was going 52 in a 40, i was unaware. Maybe I should have tried to talk him out of it, but i thought for sure he would realize i had no idea i was speeding by the blank expression on my face. So, our $180 speeding ticket is looking like that thai mango chicken i sicked at the kentucky welcome center.
Either way, we're having a good time. Had all you can eat catfish, rode 4 wheelers, and should be canoeing and lots more this week.
Hope you are all doing well, and i'll be rooting for the tops in the madness.
p.s. we have a Jetta for sale if you aren't recessed.
I hope everyone is having a Snuggie Valentines Day!
"We must prayerfully seek after new wineskins in order to engage and incarnate the gospel to our fragmented and increasingly fractured world."
I felt like this was worth sharing today after i read an excerpt of this book. I think it is a relevant metaphor to the state of todays church, and idea of Jesus. Its not that Jesus isn't enough or the church is insufficiant, but the Jesus that we sometimes portray is not the real thing and the church often is a turnoff to people that actually need it and want it if they knew what it really had to offer for them. Our perception of Jesus must be corrected in order for the world to know who he truly is. He is the answer to pain and suffering, and the church is the house for broken and hurting. Jesus came to seek the lost, heal the sick. When we became part of his church, we were healed through Jesus' blood, and because of that, our purpose becomes to imitate the Son. Are we too focused on self indulgence in the church? on figuring out the can and cant's? We would never say that was our purpose, but when we feel like we're farther away from God, we tend to relate that to lack of study and time with the church, but Jesus says that when you feed the poor and help the widows, you will know Him. It is important for the church to hold itself together, but not at the cost of becoming an island. We need to rethink the skin in which we are wrapped in and judge it on the basis of Christ as it was purchased at a very high cost. A fractured world needs a God willing to give his own life. It cannot find redemption by humanity's standards, but by a Savior who is willing to forgive even before he was asked.
end of ramble