Greetings everyone! A friend of mine who ministers in San Diego does a Friday Stream Of Consciousness.
I thought I’d start doing that on Saturdays in an attempt to get back into a somewhat regular blogging routine.
A stream of consciousness just means random thoughts that come to mind that have been going on.
Here it goes.
1.I’ve been reading UnReasonable Hope by Chad Veach and Wise Guys by Kent Evans. UnReasonable Hope is about facing obstacles in life believing that God is walking beside you throughout all the pain your living with. It’s a really good book.
Wise Guys is about looking for men in our lives who can mentor us in our lives. Both of these books are awesome and I hope to put a book review for them when I finish reading them.
2.The Stanley Cup and NBA Finals series were both finished last month. Both were absolutely incredible. The Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup this now completed NHL season. I think it’s a perfect picture of the mentoring picture on display. The Penguins have two (2) goalies. One of them is a veteran of several NHL seasons under his belt and the second guy was a rookie, or a season or two into his career. Pittsburgh had to lean heavily on both of them during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, especially during the Finals Series as they both played a pivotal role in the team’s championship run.
The NBA Finals were absolutely epic. Five games in, it looked like the Golden State Warriors were a shoe in to win their second NBA Finals in a row. But the Cleveland Cavilers, who were down three games to one, just all of a sudden started playing inspired basketball the next three games. They ended up winning all three of those games to win their first Finals championship as a franchise. It was the city of Cleveland’s first professional sports championship in over fifty (50) years. Just incredible!
This past week all three of my younger siblings and all of their families came into town to stay with our parents and I from this past Friday through Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. All three of my siblings are married and have children. One sister has four kids. My brother has 1 child. And one sister has three kids. My brother and his wife are expecting a second child (a girl) in October. It was fun hanging out with everyone and doing stuff with them. They are all back at their homes now. It was fun being with all of them.
3. My Texas Rangers are kind of falling apart as the All Star Game approaches this new upcoming week. The All Star Break almost always seems to come at an opportune time. The Major League Baseball season is 162 games long, so every team experiences ups and downs throughout the season. My Dad told me every team will win fifty games and every team will lose 50 games. What matters is how they do in the other sixty-two.
4. Lastly, I plan to attend the Campus For Christ Conference later this month at Lipscomb University. I’m super excited to attend this conference. Campus Ministry has long been my biggest ministry passion since I heard how many young adults leave the church after leaving home to go to college. The church has to step into the lives of college students to help them truly make Jesus the Lord of their lives. I haven’t known what to do with passions I’ve felt about it, nor who to talk to, nor what questions to ask. Campus Ministry is something I hope to be part of in whatever form or fashion. This conference will be my fourth. The previous three conferences I was able to attend were absolutely awesome! I bet this one will be no different.
I’ll close now.
Your thoughts and questions are always appreciated and encouraged.
God bless you all.
Grace and Peace.