Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Less Talk

Radio, that is.  I have given up talk radio for lent.  I LOVE talk radio.  If I could do anything in the world, it would be a talk radio host.  Not Rush or Glen Beck, but like the guys on the Ticket in Dallas or Ron and Fez.
This is a big give up for me.  It is what I listen to at the gym, in the shower, at work and in the car.  I even listen sometimes just sitting on the couch.  But not for the next 40 days.  I hope to fill all that time with meditation, teaching podcasts (yes, totally different than talk radio), and some soul-edifying music.  And I hope that at the end of that, I will have a better understanding of who I am in Christ and what he has done to allow me to do what I do.

Are my blogs too short?  They could almost be tweets.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The State of Me

The union?  Don't really feel like a political discussion today.

The state of me is strong.  At least strong-ish.

There was a lot of rhetoric during the election about whether we were better off than we were four years ago.   On the eve of lent, an intense time of personal reflection, I think taking some time to answer that question on an extremely local level is appropriate.

So, am I better off than I was 4 years ago?  Emotionally?  Spiritually?  Am I healthier or wealthier? No. No. Yes. Yes.

So today I will celebrate the yes's and attempt to explore how to improve the no's.  Lessez bon temps rouler!