About three months ago, I thought I had settled on a Christmas series.
The series title was solid, some of the individual message titles had the potential to be provocative, and I’d even opened up a file folder to collect my research, notes, and brainstorms.
And then somehow, the idea of God Drops came into my mind. It’s a nonsensical concept, really.
But I played with it a bit and realized some Christmas parallels — God Drops Hints, God Drops In, God Drops Mic … you get the idea.
So what to do? I had a solid idea that already had a file started and then this odd thing percolating in my mind. How to decide?
I did what I almost always do. I called Chris Thayer, our Zoar Campus Pastor and co-laborer in wordsmithing, and bounced the two ideas off him.
This was a phone conversation. I think I was driving.
But what I know is that the energy in my voice and enthusiasm in my inflection when proposing God Drops made the decision into no decision at all. I didn’t even have to ask Chris’ opinion because I heard the difference in my own voice.
God Drops was energizing, catalyzing, whimsical, and serious. In comparison, the other option was Christmas-As-Usual.
And then, to top it all off, I realized God Drops could incorporate our tastiest, cavity-iest inviting tool of them all.