Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Isn't It a Strange Life???

I am in Pensacola, FL, today to attend a Globe International board meeting. I flew in yesterday (yes, that's right, Labor Day - missing a picnic with friends at our house). I will fly back to Arlington tomorrow. But all is not lost: fellowshipping in the home of the Gehmans; going to Fish House for shrimp and grits at lunch with some pastor friends and great bloggers, Robert and Bobby; then having dinner with a precious couple, Josh and Diana and their new baby! I know you are thinking, "Well, somebody has to do that and it might as well be Pastor David." I know that is what I am thinking- is that bad?

Isn't it strange how a 20 dollar bill seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church, but such a small amount when you go shopping?

Isn't it strange how 2 hours seem so long when you're at church, and how short they seem when you're watching a good movie?

Isn't it strange that you can't find a word to say when you're praying but... you have no trouble thinking what to talk about with a friend?

Isn't it strange how difficult and boring it is to read one chapter of the Bible but how easy it is to read 100 pages of a popular novel or Harry Potter book?

Isn't it strange how everyone wants front-row-tickets to concerts or games but they do whatever is possible to sit at the last row in Church?

Isn't it strange how we need to know about an event for Church 2-3 weeks before the day so we can include it in our agenda, but we can adjust it for other events in the last minute?

Isn't it strange how difficult it is to learn a fact about God to share it with others, but how easy it is to learn, understand, extend and repeat gossip?

Isn't it strange how we believe everything that magazines, newspapers, TV newscasts, and talk radio say but...we question the words in the Bible?

Isn't it strange how everyone wants a place in heaven but... they don't want to believe, do, or say anything to get there?

Can you add other strange facts?


Robert Pooley said...

Isn't it strange how the Grits a YaYa that already are excellent are even that much better when someone else is buying.... Thanks for the lunch... I'm so full I might not eat again till Friday. Who am I kidding? I'm headed to the fridge now.

Fawn said...

Isn't it strange how people sit in judgment of another persons sin - while holding dear to their own pecadillos - justifying them even