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Listening: ‘She is Love’ by Parachute

Reading: ‘Surprised By Hope’ by N. T. Wright

Feeling Guilty: For having a donut for lunch. Somehow I doubt that is on the list of good foods to eat.

Thinking: I will make my way back. Someday.

How to Annoy Me: Drive 10 miles under the speed limit, don’t pay attention at stop lights, and swerve all over the road while obviously looking for something in the passenger seat. Pull the SUV over and find whatever it is, DOCTOR, before I call the cops on your ass.

How to Charm Me: Call me and invite me to the state fair so we can finally indulge in our elephant ear craving.

Quote of the Day: What we say about death and resurrection gives shape and color to everything else. If we are not careful, we will offer merely a “hope” that is no longer a surprise, no longer able to transform lives and communitites in the present, no longer generated by the resurrection of Jesus himself and looking forward to the promised new heavens and new earth. – N. T. Wright

1000 Words: P1171584

Listening: ‘Dreamers’ by Jack Savoretti

Reading: Finally finishing ‘Simply Christian’ by N. T. Wright. Wonderful book.

Feeling Guilty: For still not having mailed redwinegums’ Christmas present.

Thinking: Is this my punishment?

How to Annoy Me: Be obstreperous.

How to Charm Me: Inform me that “cumbersome” is a big word for heavy and “booky”. (She meant bulky.)

Quote of the Day: When we see ourselves in the light of Jesus’s type of kingdom, and realize the extent to which we have been living by a different code altogether, we realize, perhaps for the first time, how far we have fallen short of what we were made to be. This realization is what we call “repentance”, a serious turning away from patterns of life which deface and distort our genuine humanness. It isn’t just a matter of feeling sorry for particular failing, though that will often be truse as well. It is the recognition that the living God has made us humans to reflect his image into his world, and that we haven’t done so….Once again, the gospel itself, the very message which announce that Jesus is Lord and calls us to obedience, contains the remedy: forgiveness, unearned and freely given, because of his cross. All we can say is, “Thank you.” – N. T. Wright, ‘Simply Christian’ (Empahsis mine)

Watching: Dance monkey! Dance!

Reading: Another reason to never marry!

Thinking: You are lucky I love you so damn much…

Feeling Guilty: For wanting to toss coins in the pool with the holy water and make a wish.

How to Annoy Me: Betrayed, lied to, and humiliated! (Last time, I promise.)

How to Charm Me: Send me updates of the Colts game while I’m at work.

Qoute of the Day: Scripture is there to enable us to glimpse the task before us and to become the sort of people through whom that task can be attempted and accomplished. – N. T. Wright

Listening: ‘No One’s Aware’ by Jack Savoretti

Feeling Guilty: For thinking the priest at Midnight Mass sounded like the Swedish Chef from the Muppets.

Thinking: Not sure my heart can handle this…

How to Annoy Me: Wake up me, not so you can go to the bathroom, but because you want to go chase those stupid squirrels. YOU WILL NEVER CATCH THE SQUIRRELS! GIVE UP ON THE SQUIRRELS!

How to Charm Me: Tell me I am beautiful in both body and mind.

Quote of the Day: Heaven is important, but it’s not the end of the world. – N. T. Wright

Listening: ‘I Love Rock n’ Roll’ by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Enjoying: ‘Three excuses Christians give for not taking care of the planet’

Thinking: I could never work in a bookstore. I would have no paycheck left.

How to Annoy Me: Have a substitute teach the class after our midterm so I *still* don’t know my grade.

How to Charm Me: After I order a tall chai, ask “Can I just give you a grande?” Hell yes!

Quote of the Day: One of the central elements of the Christian story is the claim that the paradox of laughter and tears, woven as it is deep into the heart of all human experience, is woven also deep into the heart of God. – N. T. Wright

Random Quirk: I hate using toothpaste that has a cap you have to screw off. Yes, I’m that lazy. I want the flippy kind.

Listening: ‘Tranquility’ by Phil Coulter (It sounds much more rich and full on the cd.)

Reading: ‘Dancing’

Thinking: Hamlet nothing! Something is rotten in the David household. Phew!

How to Annoy Me: I think I made it through the day without anything irritating me….*checks pulse*….am I alive?

How to Charm Me: Ask me to make your drink because I do it the best.

Quote of the Day: “…heaven and earth are neither the same thing, nor a long way removed from one another, but they overlap and interlock mysteriously in a number of ways; and the God who made both heaven and earth is at work from within the world as well as from without, sharing the pain of the world – indeed, taking its full weight upon his own shoulders. – N. T. Wright

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