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Monday, April 30, 2012

Intimacy and Reverence

I do not pray very much. At least, I do not pray by myself often. I find prayer a difficult practice. I struggle with speaking to or with God in solitude. When I am surrounded by people, be it at a mealtime, a worship gathering, a funeral, or a wedding, prayer comes easily enough. It is in community that prayer is most available to my heart. This is interesting to me, especially in light of Western Christianity’s rampant individualism. The tendency is to treat one’s relationship with God with the same manner as the doctor-patient relationship: it is confidential, not to be discussed. I, on the other hand, find it less taxing to have a public relationship with God. It is in the moments of seclusion when I find conversing with God to be most difficult.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Food Terms Describing People

Today at a restaurant, I saw a man who appeared to be sunburnt. So I leaned over to my wife and said, “That guy sure looks crispy!” Her reaction was that crispy shouldn’t be used to describe people, which got me thinking: what other kinds of terms used primarily for food can and have been used to describe humans? Here’s what I’ve come up with.
  1. Crispy
  2. Burnt
  3. Frozen
  4. Raw
  5. (Half-)Baked
  6. Cheesy
  7. Corny
  8. Well-done
  9. Smooth
  10. Canned
  11. Tasty
  12. Bacon
  13. Fine
  14. Hot
  15. Saucy
  16. Steamy
  17. Toasted
  18. Peeling
  19. Fruity
  20. Cold
  21. Battered
  22. Fried
  23. Juiced
  24. Bacon
  25. Exotic
  26. Boneless
  27. Lean
  28. Fatty
  29. Creamy
  30. Got one in the oven
  31. Ginger
  32. Tender
  33. Organic
  34. Nutty
  35. Flaky
  36. Bacon

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Creek Ministries

For those in the 432 area code of Texas, here is a link to Spring Creek Ministries, the ministry of a man whom I hold dear to my heart: my father. He recently set out to work as a "minister at large," and if you're interested in helping him out (and in the west Texas area), check out his site, and do whatever the Spirit prompts you to do.

Grace and peace,