ere are some nuggets for us to discuss this week - I apologize for the randomness, but it's that time of the day, you know? My morning focus has been kicked to the curb.
1. The Colts have put together a nice little run here, and normalcy seems to have returned to the universe. Is the hole they dug themselves (wild card, and road playoff games in potential enclement weather sites in Jan) too deep for a Super Bowl Run in what has been rumored to be Tony Dungy's Final year?
2. I was reminded this week that you NEED to take time for yourself. If painting a room purple was good for my soul, then I imagine that I REALLY needed a break. So, cheers to purple rooms. It was odd that this same day, I read Matthew 14-15 - where Jesus, in both chapters, practices solitude in the midst of craziness. If it's good enough for Jesus, it should be good enough for me.
3. A lot of people freaked out the past few weeks about the elections. While I understand a Christian's innate desire to have a man of God, or, a woman of God, in a position of political power in our country, I've just been reminded lately that my ultimate allegiance is to Jesus - and I am called to allegiance regardless of whether a donkey, elephant, frog, vampire, or talking horse is calling the shots in America. I must never put too much of my trust in government - even if it run by good men. Never forget that the gospel is PROSPERING in some countries where the truth of Jesus is illegal to openly talk about. Never forget that even godly men hurt their people with their decision making at times (solomon, david). So, while I am not so presumptuous to assume that what I need in my life is persecution; I am just saying that EVERY season of our countries history is a season for Christians to set an example of Jesus - regardless of who is in office. So, let's do it.
4. Lastly, I was watching "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" on the Travel Channel - which took place in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee...and it reminded that a certain someone with a bald head is going there soon. Keehner, make some room in your bag for coffee - I could use some. Interesting tidbit: there are some people groups in Ethiopia that put butter in coffee. If any of you bust out the Land O Lakes tomorrow morning, let me know how that goes for you...