Some Things I Like

Random reflections on things I really appreciate about life:

  • Lime Tostitos. Once I eat the first one I can NOT stop.
  • Colin Cowherd. ESPN Radio host each day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. He makes mid-day driving a treat, not a chore. Smart, witty, insightful. I would like to preach like Colin Cowherd does radio.
  • The beauty of a one-handed backhand, like Stefan Edberg, Justine Henin, and Arthur Ashe used to hit and like Roger Federer hits now.
  • When we sing Marvelous Light or Sing To The King in church.
  • Reading something my daughter writes for her college newspaper.
  • Asbury Seminary.
  • The four short letters of Paul that follow 2 Corinthians: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians. How can you remember the order? Go Eat Pop Corn (G,E,P,C). Each brief epistle packs theological punch.
  • Really good church web sites. Like this one or this one.
  • How tired I feel after one of our Healing Services.
  • The first meal after a fast.
  • A good serve-and-volley point, like the ones that John Newcombe or Patrick Rafter used to put together. In other words, like no one puts together anymore.
  • Emailing with friends I have barely seen in 25 years.
  • The Closer TV show with Kyra Sedgwick.
  • Chick Fil-A.
  • Watching my son transform his body by lifting weights and playing football.
  • Our 25th wedding anniversary trip — we haven’t taken it yet but I know it will be good.