Daily Archives: February 10, 2004

On blizzards and being busted

Today’s weather was weird and not nice weird.  Woke up to -3 C.  About an hour later the radio was talking +1 C.  Then it started to snow and blow and tonight it is to go down to -23 C.  I look across the river from my home and this is what I see.  I can only imagine how bad it must be out on the roads, especially farther south where they are not surrounded by trees to break the wind.  Needless to say, a lot of my out of town patients called in unable to come because of the weather.

Because of cancellations at the office giving me an extra free hour just before noon, I came home for lunch.  Up pulled a car – my daughter and friends decided to see what they could scrounge up for lunch at my house.  Today was early dismissal from school.  I had a funny feeling that my daughter might decide to skip this afternoon’s classes as I headed back to work.  Sure enough.  She called later and wondered what to make for supper.

“So”, I said, “Did you go back to school this afternoon?” 
“Well, no, not exactly”  she told me. 

Honest at least.  Although I’m not sure just how “not exactly” works as a modifier to “no”.

She still hasn’t figured out how mothers know, just know, some things. 

So a lot of little chores are going to get done around our house – starting with the cat litter.

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The sermon

Jordon linked to an article on the sermon

No one likes to be preached to.  But to have someone reveal to me what God is saying to them, especially when I see them modeling the sort of Christian life that I can see and relate to – that teaches me.  That makes me want to follow them as they lead on down the path to knowing God more fully.  And the parts of the service that don’t go perfectly – and then God visits anyway – well that just is an encouragement that I can do some things too, because I know that if I do anything it is not likely to be perfect.

So maybe church should be more like a jamm session.  Having a really good musician leading us into the music, encouraging us to try playing and helping us to improve as we go.  That would be fun and challenging – and it is. 

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