January 3, 2010
Dressed: colorfully* & warmly since it was so stinkin' cold today!
Enjoyed: discussing life in Africa with my mom and grandmother
Squeezed: my adorable nephew - and not just once!
Annoyed: that I still can't get my brother on his cell phone
Joked: with my grandfather about my being a spy*
Wondered: if Jesus being the Logos (Word) and thus revealing the mind of God is for the benefit of our logic ... Logos and logic seem awfully close ... the things that make ya go "hmmmm"
* I had on my black "Cat in the Hat" hat, a black coat, long red scarf, royal blue gloves and my sunglasses when I left my grandparents' house today.
Notes to ponder from Wild Goose Chase ...
"Where have I gotten too comfortable as a Christ follower? ... If I let routine rule my life, I'll never get where the Wild Goose wants me to go." (pg. 44) quotes except I changed the pronouns from you and your to I and me to personalize it
Am I stuck in the rut of routine?
Remember times in the Bible when altars were built? "Altars help us remember what God doesn't want us to forget. They give us a sacred place to go back to." Do we "feel spiritually lost because we don't have any milestones that help us find our way back to God"?
"We need altars that renew our faith by reminding us of the faithfulness of God. And every once in a while, we need to go back to those sacred places to repent of our sin, renew our covenant with God, and celebrate what God has done." (pg. 48)
"Celebrate what God has done" - I like that. I need to built more altars so I can remember God's faithfulness at times when life seems out of sorts.
Mark then wonders about certain Bible characters and places where their lives were changed. I liked these a lot! Here is one favorite, "Did Zacchaeus ever take his grandchildren back to climb the sycamore tree where he caught his first glimpse of Jesus?" Wow, what a thought!