Monday, May 31, 2010

Friday Night Potpourri On Monday

Musings and amusings for half a fortnight, belated:

  • You know you're a redneck church if "Power" is a one-syllable word (pahr) and "Glory" is a three-syllable word (guh-LOH-wree)
  • I'm still using the Norelco rotatract razor my dad gave me when I was 16. Of course, with me having blond facial hair I don't get a five o'clock shadow, so I don't have to shave every day.
  • Our driveway edges - made of scalloped concrete brick on one side and bendable edge board on the other - seem to be targets for vehicles in maneuvering mode. Hmmm. What to do.
  • Our kids catch crawdads in the creek behind us. I remember doing that as a kid at a local creek. Of course, they catch and release. We have a crayfish festival up the river in the delta that draws a big crowd every year. Need to go sometime.
  • This morning I installed a pull cord for the side gate latch. Ingenious invention that I found at the hardware store. It's got a spring return and a large loop for the kiddies to grab. Now we can rest knowing our kids can get into the back yard from the front.
  • It's almost June, and that means one thing. It won't be May anymore.
  • This weekend is traditionally the first weekend of the summer season. So, there's nothing better than the summer sound to make it seem like summer. Love this stuff.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Night Potpourri on Friday

Well, whaddya know, a potpourri back on Friday:

  • Martin Luther and the Turks: hey, that would make a good name for a band.
  • What ever happened to signal lights that were programmed to be successively green as long as traffic went the speed limit? I could sure use those kinds of lights in modern suburbia.
  • I was surveying the trees over the back fence and in the neighborhood of our new place. It looks like there will be quite a few that will turn some great colors in fall.
  • Our two year old has learned the auto manufacturer emblems for almost all the major manufacturers. "Hey, daddy, there's four circles together. It's an Audi!" "Hey, daddy, there's the Chevy dealer. There's the Honda dealer. There's the Nissan dealer." Really cool.
  • Late May and it's cold and windy. What kind of summer will we have?
  • It feels great to get back on Friday track for Potpourri.
  • Been a long time since most of us have done this, fer sure. Oooh, baby, baby.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rotating Subtitles?

I've thought about displaying rotating subtitles to this blog to capture a broader picture of what this blog is all about. So, starting today, I'm picking a new one, and will change it every week or two as they come to mind. The latest is "Because theology is everybody's task."

[Update: here's a running list as I add new subtitles]

Because for too long it has been coming mostly from the pulpits, seminaries and denominations.
Because theology is everybody's task.
Because "From the Row of Interlocking Chairs" wouldn't make any sense to anybody.
Because sometimes that's where it needs to come from.
Because it's my turn to talk.
A layman and his's a beautiful thing.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekend Potpourri

It's been a few weeks, and the Friday Night Potpourri hasn't been on Friday night for a while:

  • Because Fridays have been real crazy?
  • Because Fridays have been so tiring that I fall asleep too early?
  • Because Fridays mean that Saturday comes too early?
  • Because I forget it's Friday?
  • Because when you kid's getting sick all night you gotta do the laundry over and over again?
  • Another cold rain storm is on its way. It's been nice having so much rain this year, but without as much flooding as usually comes with lots of rain.
  • So the closet doors fit in the rafters after all. Much easier to get to the clothes and shoes. I really don't like those sliding bi-pass closet doors. Much prefer the standard doors.
  • The bank and the post office always seem to be on the same errand runs. The kids know it by heart.
  • Okay, so next Friday I hope to be back on Friday.
  • A good 80's pop number. Dig the crazy styles and the uniforms.

Friday, May 07, 2010

"Your Church Is Too Small" Is Here

Today I received my much anticipated copy of my friend John Armstrong's latest book, Your Church Is Too Small. I have been aware of his project in writing this book for some time now. My hope is to do a review of his book here on From the Pew in the near future. Stay tuned.

Monday, May 03, 2010

What's In A Potpourri?

A week blazing by at lightning speed:

  • Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Okay, more than a week.
  • It's funny, but not too long ago, a six megapixel digital camera was top of the line. Now it's a laugher.
  • Two of my three kids have fallen in to the duck pond in the last couple of weeks. Not completely covered, but enough to get clothes wet above the knee. What kids won't do with a piece of bread.
  • No song this week in an abbreviated Potpourri, but I hope to catch up next week.

Life And Life And Blog

"There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of them." - Casey Stengel

Things are pretty thick right now with life and job hunt and school and a number of other things. So, blogging is on the downside. I'm not sure when things will calm down enough to allow a back to normal blogging experience, but when that happens, I want to take advantage of it. In the mean time, I'll simply post when I'm able to do so. Keep checking back.