1. I think the power of the gospel lies in its power to change us in ways we can only see in hindsight. Superficial change can often be seen in a moment but true lasting change is a long work of the Holy Spirit as we continually walk through this world in faith.

2. I’ll be eating meat cooked over fire repeatedly this weekend. So I’ll be feeling kinda like you do when you go to Disney World.

3. We went from Austen and Dickens to Dirty Dancing in less than 200 years. I don’t think our politicians are the problem.

4. Have I mentioned how good the new Chris Stapleton record is?

5. (Riding in a car)

Parent: You should really look up from your phone and look at the world through your window.

Child: (looks up and and strains to read bumper sticker) I…love…my…ta-tas 

Parent: Look at your phone.

6. I know those memes and gifs of politicians, et al. are funny. But as believers, are we thinking deeply enough about the dignity of those made in the image of God? My incredulousness over Christians endorsing a man like our President stems from the same. A man who once owned strip clubs and sees women primarily as sexual objects is who so many Christians have endorsed and applauded. But making fun of him with clever insults drowns the depth of thought required to help others see how politics naturally degrades and defines others only as functional means to a powerful end. 

7. The Cardinals are playing uninspired baseball. Hard to watch, really.

8. The perpetual incessant outrage on my Twitter timeline makes the insipid memes on Facebook seem life-giving.

9. My spiritual gift may be breakfast.

10. Finally that time of year when I get to see Bethany in a bathing suit on a regular basis.

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