Monday Musings

It’s the last full week of October! Here are a few items that I hope you find interesting and worthwhile!

Financial Peace University has a special  for churches  that host a Financial Peace University course by the end of November! Just pre-pay for 5 lifetime memberships and the coordinators packet (a $299 value) is FREE! I like free! I ordered our packet today. We are starting the course at our church in a few weeks. The course consists of 13 2-hr sessions so you may have to be creative in fitting it into your established training/education model. We are offering it on Sunday mornings 8:30 – 10:30.


What’s up with Randy Quaid!Just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder he and his wife show up in Canada asking for asylum. (Insert punchline here!) This article come from the Mpls StarTribune.


NextGen Mentoring has been a great experience for me and the six other guys who have participated. Tonight is our second-to-last session. By the final session we will have read 10 books together, memorized 18 verses, worked on our relationships with our respective spouses, and been formed into a group of solid guys that support and encourage one another. I am making preliminary plans to mentor a second group in 2011. I highly recommend it.


Restaurant Review. My wife and I recently enjoyed a great Italian meal at Sorci’s Italian Cafe & Enoteca in Sumner, WA. This smaller, slightly funky cafe serves full-portioned meals with bold flavors. The creative owners offer cooking classes followed by dinner and several take-and-bake items. If you live in S. King County or Pierce County, WA put this one on your GPS and enjoy! (Reservations recommended for dinner.)


Yoga Anyone? The latest hub-bub concerning Mars Hill’s Mark Driscoll is over some comments he has made about Christians and the practice of Yoga. Our friends over at Relevant have joined the fray taking umbrage with Driscoll’s position. What do you think? Should Christians practice Yoga?


America’s Four Gods.  A friend passed along this link to me yesterday at church. Of particular interest is the God Test that you can take.  The authors write: They show that regardless of religious tradition (or lack thereof), Americans worship four distinct deities: the Authoritative God, who is both engaged with the world and judgmental; the Benevolent God, who loves and aids us in spite of our failings; the Critical God, who catalogs our sins but does not punish them (at least not in this life); and the Distant God, who stands apart from the world He created. The authors show that these four images of God form the basis of our worldviews and are among the most powerful predictors of our feelings on America’s most contentious issues. ” What are your thoughts on the Four Gods?


World Series. The Rangers and the Giants have made it to the Fall Classic. Both of these underdog teams deserve to be there and it should be a good series. Who are you hoping/expecting to win? I’ll be cheering for Texas after the way they took care of the Yankees.

2 thoughts on “Monday Musings

  1. Karen Cheney

    Great blog Joe. The Quaids, very strange and makes me wonder just what are they trying to avoid/skip out on back here in the good ole US of A. The Four Gods, hmmmm, my image of God doesn’t fit into those categories anymore. It used to be a God who was very judgmental and waiting up there in heaven with a big bat (can we say father issues here)but not anymore. I love His father heart and care and concern and wanting the best for us thus the discipline that we need to be reminded to get back on track. Now as for the World Series, being a native San Francisco girl-goes without saying but I will say it anyway that I am for the Giants! (If I wasn’t my brother might not speak to me anymore, eeegads!) Have a great day!

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