Friday Randomness


It’s Friday. It’s been a crazy week. I’m not blogging as frequently as I should. Thus, a random post.

  • May I make two TV show recommendations? Chuck and Pushing Daisies. Both are great new shows. Both feature charming lead characters and enjoyable plots. Of the two, Daisies is my favorite. It has an irresistible charm to it. Despite the bizarre and depressing nature of the subject matter, it manages to be light-hearted and ridiculously sweet. Don’t miss either.
  • I don’t want to dedicate a whole post to this because it is too polarizing, but the Rush Limbaugh vs. Harry Reid letter feud fascinates me. The fact that the government is trying to punish a private citizen by mischaracterizing his statements (yes, they did) terrifies me. The fact that two of those who signed the letter are the front-runners for the Democratic ticket terrifies me. The fact that Rush is selling the letter on eBay thrills me. That is all I’ve got to say about that. (Unless I am provoked in the comments section.)
    • EDIT: Check out this video from Harry Reid. My personal favorite quote: “I strongly believe that when we can put our differences aside, even Harry Reid and Rush Limbaugh, we should do that and try to accomplish good things for the American people, and this does that.” How exactly did they “put differences aside?” Reid had absolutely NOTHING to do with this auction. He was trying to smear Rush. And now he’s taking credit for Limbaugh’s auction idea. Disgusting.
  • Want to do good AND drink delicious coffee? Check out Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee. If your church serves java, you should definitely check out the website as they have packages specifically designed with churches in mind.
  • Are you linking to my blog and I’m not returning the favor? Let’s remedy that. Leave your blog and a link and we’ll get you set up posthaste.
  • I’m not much of a baseball fan, but I’ve got to say I’m pretty pumped about the Rockies being in the World Series. I’m predicting it will be an Indians/Rockies World Series with the Rockies winning in five.
  • I’m not a worship leader, but if I were, this would be my setlist:
    • To Build a Home – Cinematic Orchestra (played as people were filing in to find a seat)
    • I Stand Amazed – North Point Live version
    • Jesus Paid it All – North Point Live version
    • Mighty to Save – Hillsong United
    • Inside Out – Hillsong United
    • Saviour King – Hillsong United (played during communion – a very long communion)
    • In Christ Alone – Stuart Townend

Well that’s it. Have an awesome weekend. If none of the above thoughts inspire a comment, why not tell everybody what your weekend plans are – unless of course said plans require you to leave your house empty or your spouse alone, in which case, you should probably make something up.

Have fun.


NOTE: I have no ambition/gifts to actually become a worship leader. I don’t play an instrument, I don’t sing very well, my worship sets would all be more than 45 minutes and I get fixated on worship songs for months at a time. However, if your church is looking for a part-time worship planner, I’m your guy. I’ll tell you what songs to lead and in what order, pick out appropriate contemplative worship background slides and argue about why my choices are the right ones and you hired me to do this job, so you’d better trust me. If interested in hiring THAT type of position, feel free to contact me.


  1. October 19, 2007 at 12:19 pm — Reply

    That Harry Reid letter got up above 2 million dollars. The more unbelievable part is that 41 elected officials thought it was ok to use taxpayer time to bully a private citizen.

    A Rockies/Indians series would be pretty cool since neither of those teams seem to ever lose at home. Although, the average baseball fan can’t name five players on the combined rosters…

    Going to the Cowboys’ game in the Big D this weekend. The guys in our life group are heading down there tomorrow. we’ll worship at The Village on Saturday night and then tailgate for Jesus before the game. Should be a better than average weekend…..

  2. October 19, 2007 at 2:33 pm — Reply

    Random posts are fun. Makes people push the envelope by blogging politics *and* religion. 😉

    Your offer to cross-link is cool, but it highlighted that I hadn’t already linked to you. My bad. I’ve been reading your blog regularly by RSS reader since discovering you in the K2 support forum. I believe people should link the blogs they read regularly. Now fixed. Gotta check my other feeds…

    I like your set list. Not that I recognize all the songs — I like the length. My church doesn’t sing enough, but we’re working on it.

  3. October 19, 2007 at 2:46 pm — Reply

    I totally agree on Pushing Daisies and Chuck. My wife and I love them both. It’s great to finally break away from the saturation of reality television and medical dramas. Finally something creative, inspiring, and random.

  4. October 19, 2007 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    Thanks Brent. I still owe you a debt of gratitude for my column spanning bio. That’s my second favorite part of my blog!

    Joshua, thanks for stopping by. I went to your site, but it doesn’t seem live yet. Let us know when you start featuring your shirts!

  5. October 19, 2007 at 3:56 pm — Reply

    As a Colorado native, Todd, I’d like to thank you for the Rockies love.

    They deserve it. 🙂

  6. October 19, 2007 at 7:32 pm — Reply

    So, like, are you really looking for additional part-time work? Because your days aren’t full, or something? Because if you are, I could totally hook you up. I could use a worship planner. I could also use someone to keep me apprised of current events like Political Oh-No-They-Did-NOT’s and important sports trivia. And do you do other kinds of planning? Because I need to plan a birthday party soon…. Maybe if I hire you to do worship planning, I could do all those other things. Hmmmm….

  7. October 21, 2007 at 5:03 pm — Reply

    I have just received an anonymous e-mail with a link to a site, I Call BS, that purports to have a secret recording of Harry Reid’s Secretary from Friday morning. You can listen to the mp3 and judge for yourself. It seems authentic to me.

    Some one should tell Rush.

  8. October 21, 2007 at 5:50 pm — Reply

    Todd, I totally agree about pushing daisies. I have told several people this week how great I think that show is. All the characters are extremely like-able and the show plot’s are great. It’s been a while since I have been on your blog, but now you are bookmarked. Hopefully we can stay in touch more.

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