Someone is in rare form this afternoon.
Coffee loaded. Let's go start the pick up run.
There are parts of their story we've never told. I figure four years is a significant amount of time, so here goes. Link in bio.
Four years ago this morning, we were sitting in a hotel in Orlando, waiting for clearance to go home with newborn creed and cadence. When the call came, we decided to make a dash and try and make the first flight out. When we arrived at the airport, Southwest airlines told us the babies were too young to fly without a doctors note. They also gave us the wink that just about any doctors note would do. We made a flurry of phone calls and had three notes in our email within about 10 minutes. Unfortunately, this put us further behind. As we walk through the ticketing area, I saw an airport worker with a wheelchair. I barked help us! This woman has newborn twins! I did not mention that she had not actually given birth to these twins so the airport worker immediately told her, sit in the chair ma'am! And raced us through the terminal to the front of the security line into the gate. By the time we got through security, the airport worker had figured out the situation and fortunately thought it was hilarious. I will tell more of their story on the podcast later today.
Headed to school. These three rock.
He who picks up the pizza gets dibs on the way home. It's the rule.
Went on a three mile run, had my mind blown by a recent Fresh Air podcast about the horrific eugenics movement in the US in the early 1900s. Serious fodder for an upcoming speaking engagement. Wow.
Jesus entered the temple to find people selling oxen, sheep and pigeons for people to offer as a sacrifice. Tradition says these animals were taken behind the curtain and brought around for resale over and over again. What had been set up as a relational, sacrificial system and been reduced to a transaction, and a crooked transaction at that. We don't go to God's house to make a deal or have a transaction. We go to find Him. Relationships are at their worst when they are a transaction. They are at their best when both sides give freely. God's house should be the most generous, open handed house on the block...both in it's interaction with God and with people.
Evening coffee mug of choice, a little known early prototype for Buddy Barrel. Some of you have no idea what I'm talking about. In other words, just a regular day on the Internet.