Preparing for Christmas
It’s winter and it’s cold, which stirs up my desire to keep wood burning in the fireplace.
A couple seasons ago there was a driver who started out the year red hot. His car looked good, had great speed and he was wheeling it well. After taking note of this I stopped by his trailer and said, “You look great out there, you really found something over the winter.” He said, “No, I just moved and got a house with a wood burning fireplace.”
Lego's and Prayers
This Christmas season I have been paying particular attention to the amount of time and effort that goes into each facet of Christmas. Each gift, meal, travel schedule and decoration is a result of seemingly endless decision-making. Through all this preparation I started to ask myself, what are all these preparations for? Well, I understand it is the birth of Jesus, but in all my planning was I really preparing for Him? And if I was, did I understand what I am making preparations for?
That's in there?
Over the years my kiddos have compiled a pretty sizable and unique collection of Lego building blocks in the house. Despite our best sorting of blocks I still spend 99% of my time finding the block I need and 1% building. It’s complicated, but that’s ok. Lego’s are not supposed to be efficient – the struggle is part of the reward in the end.
A fairly common occurrence at the racetrack is someone asking me what the Bible says about a particular subject or what my interpretation of a verse is. I honestly love those conversations because its thought provoking for both of us and we each gain some new perspective.