I’m “my favorite antique store closed and that kind of bums me out” years old today.

When you think about it, it’s shocking how many public services are using a private company to disseminate information. — My local power company, for example, only gives outage info via Twitter. No RSS feed to be found. 😢

Though I was a user of the 1662 BCP for many years, the transition to the 2019 TLE has been fairly seem-less. — The places I stumbled usually ended up being parts of the American prayer book tradition instead of some glaring modern change.

My unsolicited hot-take on this Lord’s Day: It’s time for the ACNA bishops to start pushing for prayer book conformity. I see no compelling reason why all ACNA parishes cannot be worshiping with the 2019 prayer book.

Extremely sad to hear the news out of England. Hard to imagine the cradle of English Christianity being out of communion with her children. — The post-Christendom world is different, but our hope is still in Christ.

Half way through Resident Aliens and I’m finding it bittersweet. — It’s a great read that’s affirming the ministry I’m about to start. But, also, it’s depressing several decades in the future knowing all the pieces were there, but not enough took notice and did the work.

Wisdom from Virginia (age 2): Be careful with stickers. They are not band-aids.

Urban Chestnut is making some amazing beers in St. Louis. Very glad the Turnip Truck carries them here in Nashville. 🍻

Such and odd feeling, but it was time. So thankful for Micro.blog and all the folks that’ve kept blogging/RSS alive. The Internet is best when it’s open.

Is there a good site for Western-style Christian imagery? Icons are great, but not exactly part of the Western church tradition. Is there a place with Rembrandts, etc. categorized by Christian subject or theme? 🖼️

I’m admittedly a little slow, but it should not have taken me almost 40 years to figure out this was a good use of a small dip bowl. Game changer!

Christ our Anchor is getting close to launching! If you’re in Nashville & interested in a ministry that helps people work and grow closer to God, give us a follow. — christouranchor.org/about/

The song my kids are playing right now… 🤦‍♂️

So, on hold with my bank. They wrote their own hold music and I gotta say, it’s pretty darn catchy.

Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, and a blessed Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus!

If you’re looking to start a Bible reading plan in the new year; my suggestion:

  1. Get a Prayer Book
  2. Follow the Daily Office
  3. Be transformed by God’s grace through word and prayer.

That’s it y’all. Don’t stress. Don’t worry about missing a day here or there. Do the Daily Office. Do it for the rest of your life. You’ll read through the Bible so many times. If you miss a passage, you’ll catch it again in the future.

lectserve.com is a good place to start and doesn’t require you to buy a thing. You’re already ready to dive in to God’s word and the prayers of the church first thing tomorrow!

Is there such a thing as temporary ports for natural gas? We’ve got gas to the house. Has me wondering if I had some quick-connect ports if I could just pull out some natural gas heaters next time the power goes out.

So, with Nashville’s power grid apparently not sufficient to keep up with our growth, what recommendations do y’all have for keeping a 2,400 ft^2 home warm enough not to freeze and 800 ft^2 of upstairs warm enough to sleep?

Merry Christmas! — Even if you don’t celebrate, it doesn’t change the reality of what God did in the Incarnation. — Every knee will bow before the King. Turn away from sin and death and into the light of his eternal life.

I know 13th is on a different circuit, but it is odd to be without power, staying warm by propane heater while being able to see the Christmas lights on 12th out your window.