Monday, July 28, 2008

The taste of sin

It came on me like a flood. One minute I'm sitting talking with my pastor and the next I'm getting the sniffles. Within an hour it was a full blown head cold. I woke up this morning feeling like I had been hit by a mack truck. Sometimes i think these are good moments for me. I typically loose my taste buds and with those gone so is my appetite. I suddenly come to the realization that if food didn't taste and smell so good I probably wouldn't eat so much of it. In that moment I am reminded of the sin that so easily entangles us. The personal sins that each of us struggle with. We probably wouldn't struggle with it so much if it wasn't so good. It has been determined that eating food can give off a euphoric feeling that only last for a moment but leaves you wanting more. When we give into sin it has the same effect, leaving us wanting more. It smells and tastes good. Maybe I need more spiritual colds to remind me of my great need for a God who can cure my ailments.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Open Game

I received an email the other day telling me they couldn't leave a comment on my blog b/c they had to have an account. Not so anymore. I turned that feature off so feel free to comment!

Back in it!

Yikes! That was a big break from blogging! I found myself submersed in camp and then a nice week vacation. This is my first full week back at it and I feel completely recharged. So here is the rundown of vacation. The first couple of days we vegged and caught up on some sleep. One of those days we pitched our new tent in the back yard (not much of a camping family...yet...but we wanted to get our feet wet). I didn't think you would need the tarp to go over the top so we could look at the stars. Nice. By 3:30 in the morning we were all wet from the dew that formed and dropped the the screen mesh! But still a good time. Sunday we went to this small water park in southern Iowa and spent a couple of days there. After that we headed even further south to Peoria, Illinois to get our DVD player in our van fixed (no circuit city in Iowa, ugh!). Our plan was to go there get it fixed and drive home. But we found out while in route that their installation bay closes early and wasn't opening again until 2 days later. Oh well, we enjoyed a little unexpected vacay by going to the zoo, seeing the movie Walle and swimming in the hotel pool! And that was our vacation!