Sunday, May 27, 2007

Proof that there is a God

I have undeniable proof that there is a God...

If God did not exist, his church would not be growing. Despite efforts of Christians to destroy it, the Church is still growing.

Church today sucked. In their defense, the preacher was a member of the church who went in circles for way too long and never gave any substance. He is an ordained pastor, but not pastor of this church.

Oh, well. Better luck next time. At least we sang, O Day Full of Grace.

Friday, May 25, 2007

10 years

So, Becky and I had a ten year anniversary yesterday... That is ten years of datingness, not marriage.

That's a long time.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

If you really stop and think about it...

I was walking through Target today and heard a 10-year old girl talking
to some mentor-type non-mom person. And she said something, but all I heard was, "Isn't it interesting? I mean, If you really stop and think about it..."

Stop and think about what? Why would you need to stop and think?

Then I realize that it's just a cliche people use to make a thought sound profound. I'm not trying to knock this little girl, she has no clue. But other people use it excessively to make an every day thought sound profound.

But I don't need to stop to think about it. I can walk and chew gum at the same time. AND I can walk and think at the same time too! So, cliche speakers of the world, I will not cease my movements to think about your unprofound ponderings . . . I will continue my forward movings and possibly think about it. Whatever "it" is.

So when you stop and think about it, there's really no point to the phrase.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Missing Out

So twice in the last week someone commented on the fact that I've lived in MN my whole life. This is not news to me, mind you, but there were "connotations."

Now, I like MN. I've been to most regions of the country and the only other place that I have thought about living is Montana. I've never been to Washington, Idaho or Oregon, but have considered there sight unseen. So, I've never really considered any other place in the US.

Becky and I have considered going to Greece for olive picking, or longer. Also, we plan on leaving the country for a "mission"-like trip. Don't know the mission, but we want to go. I would also run away to rural France. Ooh la la, indeed!

Now a little background on these two conversations... the first involved two people, both from rural midwestern areas. One was Iowa, the other Nebraska. The second conversation was from a guy who grew up on a farm in Ohio. He asked if I felt like I was "missing out" on something because I lived in Minnesota. Now, I'm guessing that these folks have not liked being in rural areas and have thus wanted to "get away" and see the world.

None of these people grew up in a well-populated area. In fact, the Nebraskan has mentioned there is no reason to go visit a 1500 person town. (I'm guessing that they meant without a specific reason, such as family and friends).

So, my question is, why is their need for moving from one small midwestern town, to a bigger one (albeit in a different state, but one that is essentially the same as theirs) my lack of worldliness? No, I haven't lived anywhere else. But I probably will. Becky and I have plans on leaving for warmer climes when school is out. Maybe we'll move to Kansas! I hear it's completely different from the rest of the midwest!