It’s 11:39 PM on a Monday night. My body is tired, but my brain is ready for important musings and oddly random thoughts. Be very afraid:
(1) On the food-as-theater show America’s Iron Chef the “secret ingredient” the dueling chefs must use to create 5 dishes ranges from terrifying fish that look like they could chew through your jugular to the more prosaic garlic. My husband and I thought it would be more realistic if the secret ingredient was Cool Whip or Cream of Mushroom soup. Or maybe you have some yummy ideas. Share them in a comment below.
(2) In other food-related news, Aldi is now running TV commercials. Aldi stores don’t even have phone numbers. (Go ahead and try looking it up. See?) What conclusion are we to draw from this?
(3) I recently read a provocative statement that suggests that Boomers embraced adulthood because it meant freedom and independence – and that our children are terrified of adulthood because it means the end of their freedom and independence. Do you agree or disagree?
(4) When we went to our first homeschool convention in 1990 (could have been 1989), there was a small vendor booth from the Fellowship of St. James in Chicago. We attended the convention for years afterward, but these folks never returned. My husband Bill grabbed a sample of their St. James Daily Devotional Guide that year and has been using it ever since. I’ve been using it for the last several years as well. This Bible-reading plan follows the Christian year, gives you several Psalms to pray through/worship with each day, and at the same time taking you systematically through Scripture at a comfortable pace. And the occasional notes (think Biblical or church history done with a devotional slant) are thoughtful illuminations on one of the day’s texts. If you’re looking for something a little different than the “Through The Bible In A Year” you’ve attempted the last few years, you might want to check this out.
(5) When you think of “home”, where is it? Why? (And saying “heaven” in a second-grade Sunday School voice is not an acceptable answer.) I have been meditating on the concept of home recently, and some surprising thoughts have been forming. Stay tuned.