Thursday’s Random Thoughts



1. I ache for baseball season. I don’t know if this is a good thing but it feels like my childhood and that was a good thing.

2. The only privileged status Jesus enjoyed could not be seen.

3. Far too often I dream of someone famous getting ahold of my book and recommending it so I can make more money and take my wife on a date to Wendy’s.

4. When I write I’m thinking about Hemingway. Everyone is writing like Voskamp and Piper these days. I want to be Hemingway. A whole other Universe. Who cares if I get there? It’d be better to burn up in the stratosphere of singular writing than just get along on such well-trodden ground.

5. I’m going to two concerts in the next couple of months because growing up is stupid.

6. Social media is a good way for celebrities to engage the nobodies. But usually it’s just used for marketing and promotion. Christian or otherwise.

7. I finished an email interview this week. Only those of you with a stutter will understand how much I enjoyed not having to talk to people I couldn’t see.

8. My brilliant wife suggested we get a St. Louis Cardinals flag to fly by the front door of our house and it was then I fell in love all over again.

9. If “simul iustus et peccator” is true, we should not be surprised to see people acting in complete opposition to what they say they believe as Christians.

10. Repeat after me: “Dear God, Please find Matt a new job. Amen.”

12 thoughts on “Thursday’s Random Thoughts

  1. dswoager February 5, 2015 / 8:58 am

    Matt, I will have you know that you are the closest thing to a celebrity that has engaged me on Twitter… if that says anything for the nature of social media.

    As an avid Pirates fan, I applaud your love of baseball… at least until the season starts and I have to hate you. 🙂

      • dswoager February 5, 2015 / 9:21 am

        Given that I just got finished with 2 decades of suck in Pittsburgh, the Cardinals were a mistress team for a good long time, so I am actually reveling in the ability to have a reason to feel a bit of rivalry hatred. Don’t worry, I’ll keep it civil.

        Btw… in some small way you can put yourself into a category with Hemingway. Though I have read him a decent amount, I have purchased a copy of The Sun Also Rises, but have yet to read it. Likewise, I bought a copy of your book a few months ago, but regretably haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.

      • mattbredmond February 5, 2015 / 9:26 am

        Oh man, that’s a great book…his not mine

      • dswoager February 5, 2015 / 9:32 am

        It’s actually on my list of books that I have started multiple times, but not finished. I finally got to cross The Brothers Karamazov off that must about a month ago, but the bookmark in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man still mocks me from my bookshelf, “close but no cigar”.

  2. Vicky February 5, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Matt, I have never noticed a stutter! And #10!

  3. Lisa February 6, 2015 / 11:10 am

    I am the only woman I know who doesn’t love Ann Voskamp’s writing. I think her ideas are probably great, my brain just can’t absorb the words. Thanks for making me feel not alone 🙂

    • mattbredmond February 6, 2015 / 11:44 am

      My wife isn’t a fan either. We should start a club.

      • Bt February 8, 2015 / 3:30 pm

        Can I join too? said a woman who loves to read Frederick Buechner.

        Love this blog. Read your book, recommended it to two friends who also bought it. I’m not famous, so that’s the best I can do.

  4. Bridget February 11, 2015 / 8:00 am

    Thought I liked Voscamp, but couldn’t actually get through her book.

    Piper is troublesome because he sells as a theologian, but rights like a novelist.

    Cardinals are baseball 🙂 (.)

    Hemingway is literature.

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