Sunday, June 16, 2013

My Hotdog Cart

My job continues to surprise me with the opportunities it provides. They are much farther reaching than I ever would have imagined when I started there almost two years ago. I never would have thought I would have been there this long or done some of the things I have. For instance, this summer I am working our booth at local farmer's markets. I am enjoying being outside, meeting new people, and learning to drive a box truck.

At one of the markets this week, I was speaking to another vendor. He has a hotdog cart from which he serves some of the best meat in a bun I have ever had. For thirty years he talked about his dream of having a cart and has been living that dream for the last eleven. I walked away from that conversation thinking two things. 1. I have never heard of anyone else dreaming to own a traveling food stand. 2. I'm really happy that he is having the chance to live his dream.

As I have thought more about our chat, I have started to wonder what's my hotdog cart? What do I hope I won't have to wait thirty years to actually do?

I am surprised that I don't have an instant answer. I thought I would have one. I dream about a lot of things but I am not sure one has risen to a "hotdog cart" level. Part of me isn't sure something has to instantly, but I don't want to waste what I have been given chasing "frivolous" things when my hotdog cart awaits.

This is what this blog is all about, sometimes more seriously than others. :) The process it takes to develop into the character I am called to be.

What's your hotdog cart?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Reading Rainbow: The Bible

(Too be read in the voice of an over-excited child)

If you like reading then I have a book for you!

Do you like history, poetry, legal dramas or love stories? Or do you have some complaints to be heard? Or do you like reading other people's mail?

Then the Bible is the book for you!

It has everything from murder and intrigue to miracles and merriment. It's the story of God's work on behalf of his people and the world. From the dawn of creation to the apocalypse, the Bible has something for everyone! As God's Word it speaks to all kinds of things we humans face. Just be careful, this book is about Truth. And reading it may cause changes in your life, especially the parts about Jesus.

Anyway, I've been reading it for years and I still learn from it. So, I recommend you stop by your local library or church and pick up a copy today! 

(If I could read this to you I would :)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Losing your "Cool"?

Recently, I have noticed that I am not keeping up with things like I used to. The young people I am around speak a different language than I do. I find myself asking them to explain themselves or walking away confused.

Has this ever happened to you?

If you aren't sure or you need some help deciding use these five examples to tell if you are loosing your edge on "Cool."

1. If your best musical references are about obscure bands whose biggest hit is more than a decade old. You know the song by Savage Garden?

2. If you have to use Google or other outside resources to decipher Twitter hashtags, Facebook posts, or everyday conversation. What's a YOLO?

3. If you are reading best-selling novels from five or more years ago. Whose ready to discuss The Davinci Code?

4. If the only actors you recognize were the stars of your favorite childhood shows. Has JTT been in anything recently?

5. If today's latest fashion were the clothes everyone made fun of you for wearing in high school. I love leggings!

How'd you do?

I'm losing my "cool" faster than I can say the latest hip phrase, which I would say...if I knew it.