Last night Joe Thorn and I were able to go out to dinner with each other, and more importantly our hot wives. It was a pretty expensive place, but we were able to handle about half of the bill with a gift certificate. Wow, it was good. We talked for about 3 1/2 hours. I hope everyone has friends you like to be with for long dinners and conversation. "There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God." Ecclesiastes 2:24
I've been thinking for a while about posting mini-reviews of some of Tim Keller's articles and sermons that are available online. Then I can link each mini-review to the article/sermon on my Tim Keller Resource page. I want to do this 1. Because I want to keep wrestling with his ideas, and 2. Because I want to continue to help others find Keller's stuff. Might be fun. We'll see if I get anywhere with the idea.
Yesterday I broke my pinky toe on my left foot. Second time I've done that. I keep forgetting to walk around door-jams. Now I'm in a good deal of pain and will be for at least a few weeks. Bummer. You know 1 Corinthians 12 is so much easier to understand when you lose use of your little toe. You realize how even the smallest parts of the body are so crucial.
A few weeks ago our 5 year old was running through the house (he sometimes calls himself "Dash" from The Incredibles) and ran into the vacuum. It's pretty normal for our kids to crash and burn as they run through the house. But he was obviously in some pain. So I grabbed him up and put him on my bed. He was bleeding pretty bad and he basically sliced the whole tip off one of his toes. The tip was dangling and I looked at Molly and said, "I think it's going to fall off." My son heard and responded with all seriousness and blubbering, "OH, I DON'T WANT TO DIE!!!" I think he takes 1 Corinthians 12 even more seriously than me.
Our cat was declawed this past Monday. We got him back Wednesday, and he reopened a toe wound (sheesh, what's going on with toes in our house). So he had to go back to the vet for a day and a half to keep him from reopening more wounds.
Two days ago I went to the doctor for the second time in 5 weeks because I've had a cough going on 4 months now. About 4 days a week I cough hard enough to give myself a massive headache. I've been on antibiotics and Claritin, now I'm on an asthma inhaler. I don't think it's working, but still have almost two weeks left to see if it has an effect. The doctor also had me go in for a chest x-ray at the hospital. I'll hear back about that soon, I suppose. What a week.
Amos Lee's self-titled CD is amazing. I'll probably post more on it someday.
My wife made orange chicken for lunch today with a chopped salad (I LOVE chopped salads) with some sort of orange vinaigrette dressing and it rocked like a hurricane. Dang, she is awesome.
Okay, that's enough.