Three Random Thoughts

It’s true, I’m a confirmed bachelor. But you’re not going to ask me to stop dreaming, are you? Well, as you can imagine, delivering pizzas in the 21st century involves a lot of time interacting with a GPS. Last night these two worlds combined. If I ever re-engage in the battle for love, I think I want a woman who will give me the same relationship that I have with my GPS. I do what she tells me, but I choose where we’re going.

Before work, I was eating and I cannot eat by myself without watching something on the internet these days. I ended up watching Jordan vs. Lebron youtube videos. I’m not sure what exactly triggered the following thought, but if I had to guess, I think it is all the young guys at work. I was thinking about what it was like to watch MJ play every season and besides the fact that no basketball player will ever capture kids’ attention in the same way due to the amount of social meeja distractions, there is something more. I grew up on movies which had Rocky Balboa giving all his strength, all his power, and all his love to win championships. Real life had MJ winning and winning and winning. It’s difficult to say who was more influential to me, but a great life lesson was contained in the fact that both lived by the same ethic. Who do kids have today?

When I first began a search for a church home just over a year ago, I noticed that many churches I visited had an older congregation. The churches that had younger congregations clearly catered to them. They had power-point, beautiful praise teams, and a very professional feel–no mistakes. The church I chose, thought I didn’t know it at the time, has something like 100 members who have been members for 50 years or more. And there aren’t many members my age that attend regularly. But I have come to love my church more and more and here’s why. What type of Christians do you think go to same church for 50 years? Scratch that. Let’s try, what type of Christians do not go to the same church for 50 years? 50 years? I can’t even conceptualize that behavior. Yet, after getting to know my church’s members a little better over the past year, I want my walk with God to be more like theirs. Talk about living faithfulness. Christianity is not about church, folks. It’s about God–God about whom the psalmist wrote Thou faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. 50 year relationship? I’m in. Are you?

Oh. And a fourth. You know how sometimes you are texting someone and it’s not going well so you admit that there was a “text fail”? Yeah. It’s time I confess to the world that I am a text fail. Proceed at your own risk.

Psalm cxix. 90
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7 comments

  1. E. English

    Longevity, long-suffering and a love for the Word of the Most High. . .staples of a good church. I’m glad you’ve found a church home that you can love ♥. I pray it brings you much spiritual growth! As for the text fail lolz, my sister and I just had that conversation via text last night . . . smh, turns out we’re both text fails too. ♥ Egypt

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    • Pete Deakon

      I can’t really respond to the MJ during college fact. Unbelievabull. Regarding Catholics, at one of those Mark Twain Listening Club dinners once, a young woman volunteered, “I think I’m Catholic” to which an old man commented, “I think the truest thing that was said here tonight was M-‘s “I think I’m Catholic.” Ha.

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      • noelleg44

        Too true. I have issues which have prevented me from being involved with the Church except on an occasional basis. But the kids got baptized and were raised Catholic. I figured it would give them a foundation of faith.
        I am thoroughly enjoying your posts and your metamorphosis, if you want to call it that, and will be interested to see where you go! Count me a fan.

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  2. The Uhm

    The church commentary is truth about younger and older generations. However, people like to be part of their peer group, which is no shallow desire. I struggle with that desire, but I’ve realized God’s answered my prayers about surrounding me with older people who encourage me more then my inattentive generation.

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