Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Blogging: still cheaper than therapy

Bloggity, bloggity, blog.

I’ve noticed that I tend to update this thing LESS frequently when there’s not a huge issue in my life. When there’s a big event on the horizon, I tend to get all self-disclosure-y and willing to share my innermost thoughts and feelings. During the down times? Please. No one wants to read about my recent fascination with cleaning out my closet and giving away tons of clothes and books to homeless shelters here in Miami.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Be ye warned, Georgia and Mississippi. We are coming. Ash & I – along with Cricket & Maggie – will be hitting the road sometime on or around December 22 to head back to GA for four-five days and then to MS for just after Christmas until New Year’s – at which point we’ll be coming back to Miami. That’s going to be a LOT of miles logged on the car. Thankfully, the Jetta can handle it. …oh, and for those of you who care, the Jetta has been re-christened with the name Serenity. If I have to explain that to you, you’ve missed out on the best failed TV show of all time.

READING RAINBOW: For some reason, I’ve been tearing up the bookshelf lately. Some books (like Brennan Manning’s The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus) I’m reading for my own edification (and because it’s been sitting on my shelf unread for an unprecedented year), some books (like Kingdom Ethics) were recommended by my pastor, and some books (like Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship) I’m reading because I’ve never read anything by the author before, and I’m just curious what all the hullabaloo is all about.

Say it with me: nerd.

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING: This year, Ashley and I are foregoing getting…many…tangible gifts for friends, family, and even each other. Part of the reason is because we’re both at “that” age where getting a lot of toys seems to run contrary to what we both believe (yes; that was meant to be subliminal), but also because we both want to take part in giving to something…bigger.

Therefore, I present to you: Advent Conspiracy. Use it wisely. Use it powerfully. Use it to help restore the world.

But mostly, use it because it’s in your heart to want to.