I am thankful to serve a God who listens to the cries of his people. He frees his enslaved children time and time again. But, not only that, he opens the door of freedom to the captors, too. In Christ all are made free from bondage to sin and death!

First “normal” Stammtisch since February 2020, so you know I’m going to start the day off “auf Deutsch.” — “Der Herr sei mit euch!”

So, I just discovered these little prayer books from the CoE. If anyone in the ACNA is listening, I’d love such a thing for the BCP 2019! (Especially in the $3 price range so folk can keep them.)

Anyone have any ideas on this? Both hydrangeas were planted at the same time. One is flowering and one is not. 🤷‍♂️

Had so much fun taking my little buddy to the Lane Motor Museum. It was like seeing his matchbox cars come to life!

I know it’s incredibly un-PC, but I’ve never claimed to be a feminist, so I’m going to say it: Having daughters changes you as a man and it is wonderful. Thank God for sweet little girls!

Someone donated a ‘72 United Methodist BoD to the shelter I’m at. Listen, almost no one wanted this in ‘72, much less 2021! 😂

Is there anyone on earth who actually wants an e-mail summary of Postman requests sent to their inbox? Why is this even a thing?

Book Recommends: Book on evangelism/community building for a men’s study group. 📚

It doesn’t look like much, but it took us all day to get done.

Bates Nursery is so nice! Not sure how I’ve lived in Nashville this long without visiting. Excited to get some planting done tomorrow.

So, Anglican chaplains out there: How are you explaining to folk what Anglican is? — Episcopalian is basically unknown and “Church of England” just confuses. Very tempted to just say Methodist, which isn’t untrue, really.

I would not join this new party, but I very much support any efforts that might pave the way for the US to break the GOP/DNC duopoly.

When I start my own enterprise the word “resource” will be banned when talking about human-beings created in the image and likeness of God.

It doesn’t look like much, but this shed took two days. Built yesterday with my dad and brother and then all waterproofed and sealed up today.

So, I find myself doing a lot of ministry around folk who are smoking. Anything I can take? Second-hand smoke makes me feel sick! 🚬🤢

The greatest joys of learning German, Dutch, and French were not the increased economic utility, but the cultures I got a glimpse into. To speak these languages fluently one must in some part enter the German/Dutch/French mind and culture. Such a joy!

Though it is super convenient — and a huge privilege — natively speaking a dominant global trade language, I do kind of wish French or Spanish had won out. Sad seeing your native tongue spoken and used without culture and joy, as a mere tool.

Are ESL programs in India universally teaching that it’s colloquial or friendly to shorten someone’s name? Near universally Indian colleagues immediately and unprompted shorten my name to “Mike.” Super not cool.

Sports people: I just got into “big” sports with Nashville SC. Other than going to a bar, is there a free/inexpensive way to stream games on ESPN? I really don’t want to miss Sunday’s game! ⚽️