Thursday’s Random Thoughts

The way you’re talking about your beard sounds like a teenage girl talking about her hair.

The Bible is probably more gracious than we are.

I’d rather eat my wife’s cooking than any restaurant’s.

Guys, if you’re apt to quote Dumb and Dumber, you don’t get the moral or intellectual high ground in discussing what books women are reading.

I know it looks like I haven’t written anything substantive for the blog lately. But I have. Some posts take longer than others and this one, well, is taking a while.

Everyone walks around as if Dylan never wrote “When I Paint My Masterpiece” or “Tomorrow Is A Long Time .” Or “Chimes of Freedom.”

It is no wonder that in an entertainment driven culture our churches would naturally veer in that direction. We are a people of spectacle. And the poets are behind the times.

Raccoons venture onto our back patio a couple times a week and I’m starting to get attached.

Someone has suggested that I put my writing and teaching skills together and teach young people about writing. How would I go about that? Did I mention that I made a ‘C’ in Creative Writing in college?

The New Testament was written in the context of intense adversity. It will be the most meaningful when your context is adverse.

I wish I could be entirely honest with an employer and tell them I want honest work and the gift of not hating Sundays because of what follows.

Killed a hipster last night by eating at Olive Garden.

Jesus comforted his audience with the goodness of even the smallest amount of faith.

When the good news is the only good news you are hearing, then it is very good indeed.

6 thoughts on “Thursday’s Random Thoughts

  1. leeferg September 26, 2013 / 8:37 am

    On vol. 2 disc 2 of Dylan’s greatest hits Tomorrow Is a Long Time, When I Paint My Masterpiece, I Shall Be Released, You Ain’t Going Nowhere are the 8,9,10 and 11 tunes on the album. Possibly the best four song sequence ever put on an album.

  2. leeferg September 26, 2013 / 8:46 am

    One question. I have always thought verse was: “I left Rome landed in Brussels, On a plane ride so bumpy that I almost cried. Clergymen in uniform and young girls pullin’ mussels” (you know when in Brussels order the mussels). But on Bob Dylan’s web site it is “young girls pullin’ muscles”. I know that all of Dylaon’s lyrics don’t always make sense but it “muscles” just seems wrong. What do you think?

    • mattbredmond September 26, 2013 / 6:54 pm

      Who knows, with Dylan? I always assumed what was on the site. Have you heard the Demo version from new album? Beautiful.

    • leeferg September 26, 2013 / 9:53 pm

      Yea I did pick up that (like you buying fewer cds these days). It is very nice. I think the original Self Portrait is much better than the critics said. On the new one I miss Botticelli’s niece.

  3. Matt Blick (@RealMattBlick) September 26, 2013 / 2:52 pm

    Well I like Pride & Prejudice and Bob Dylan – but ah well…”Some people just aren’t cut out for life on the road:. 😉

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