1) You lose a rootedness when you lose your parents.
2) The more public the ministry of a pastor, the more visible the fruit of the Spirit should be.
3) If you use the antonym of all the words to describe Jesus in Isaiah 53, you get a pretty good job description for the American pastor.
4) I know you like pizza. But I dream about it when I run.
5) Speaking of Jesus, I’m amazed at how unreasonable and crazed Jesus must have sounded. And sounds. His miracles kept him in the game,but man, even the way he taught was outside of expectations.
6) The problem in Matt Walsh’s post was not merely the content. It was the timing plus tone. You can say all the correct things at the wrong time and in the wrong way.
7) My kids are enjoying school too much for me to not consider a paternity test.
8) I have often wondered if those who suffer from depression are seeing something. The common wisdom is that it’s a kind of blindness. And that may be true. A blindness to the light. But I wonder if maybe they are seeing the darkness for what it really is and the props are just no good anymore.
9) I was not a huge fan of Robin Williams. But as a teenager I loved poetry. But there was always this guardedness. I knew no one else that cared about it. Dead Poet’s Society changed all that.
10) He had good form and majesty so we would look at him. And was a good-looking fellow so we would desire him. He was well thought of and accepted by men. A man of smiles, and acquainted with happiness.
Such a gifted writer, you are!
Number 1….Today as I was driving and thinking about my parents…you know those times when you wish you could have one more conversation with them… I was struck by the fact that if I live to their age, I have 17 years left on this earth. Kind of sobering.
Number 4….I like pizza, but I don’t run. 😀
Number 6….. You put into words what I was thinking. Much of what he said was true, but yesterday was not the right time to broach that subject in that particular way.
Number 8…wow…just wow. Sort of takes my breath away. Thank you.
Matt, I continue to pray for you and your family and for your ministry to others. Thank you for sharing your random thoughts.
This the best of your random thoughts. Thanks for your honesty and transparency, Matt.
I’m sure I’m not alone in wondering if another book is on the way someday.
No. 8. Yes. I’ve thought this many times, though you express it so much more succinctly than I could. Then again, I wonder if I agree because I’m seeing it through the filter of depression myself. Depression makes you doubt whether any of your emotional perceptions are legit. Happy? It’s just the brain chemistry. Confident? Are you sure it’s not just the brain chemistry? Sad? It’ll pass. It’s just the brain chemistry. I never know what to believe.