Wow. It’s been a week.
It was back to school here, which means we teachers spent half the week with in-service and then the rest of the week welcoming kiddos back. I was reminded why my work is one of my favorite…and most exhausting places to be.
But, it’s also been a week full of inspiration! Here’s what fueled me this week.
Jim Gaffigan is my favorite comedian, hands down. His recent book, Dad is Fat is a riot. If you saw his last stand-up routine, it’s basically a very expanded version of that, a “memoir” of his life raising five kids in a two-bedroom New York apartment (though that number may have increased since the book was published.)
In My Mailbox
I was so excited to unwrap my advanced copy of Addie Zierman’s book, When We Were On Fire this week. I’m sure you’ll hear all about this book in the coming months.
I just want to say this: my wife and I were Breaking Bad acolytes and evangelists before ya’ll. Back in season one, we were the ones telling everyone about this awesome show about a guy with terminal cancer who cooks meth. No one believed us. We are gonna be glued to the TV for the next seven Sunday nights. The end of the season prediction I have adopted is that the entire series is a prequel. Walter goes into witness protection where he gets a new family, takes the name Hal, and that’s where Malcolm in the Middle starts.
In My Blog Reader
Dang it, I like what Micha Boyett has to say. And being content is one of my eternal struggles. Like for real, this summer hit me hard. I really appreciated The Pursuit of Enough.
On the first day of school, as parents left their wee-ones, I could almost see the glimmer in all the parents’ eyes as they secretly celebrated the end of summer vacation. Does anyone else remember that old Office Depot commercial with It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year playing while a jubilant father and his depressed children shop for back to school supplies? Classic. Elizabeth Esther, I feel your pain. I’m sorry that your wish will never come true, as summer vacation is just too much a part of American culture. But I’ve seen lots of parents who feel the same way, and I’m glad that we teachers can be a beacon of hope for you.
It’s true. I’ve never thought I was a very interesting person. I’ve never thought I had much to say. But Sammy Adebiyi just nailed it. Your life is not lame.
And I really appreciated this, as a guy struggling with a lot of Reformed theology lately. I have a love / hate relationship with Reformed thinking. But Micah Murrah is articulate, and a dang nice guy who I got to meet a few weeks ago at Echo. And I didn’t just put him on the list so I’d have two people with the same name. I really enjoyed Five Reasons I Am Reformed.
That’s it from me. What’s your prediction for Breaking Bad? What fueled you this week?