I only watched parts of Monday Night Football last night. That was a weird ending! It almost seemed like a spell was cast on Carolina that caused them to go braindead. But that makes sense, doesn't it? A spell cast by the evil empire -- the New England Patriots and their Unibomber coach.
This Sunday I am preaching on Mary, the mother of Jesus. I am struck that it seems the major theme of both Mary and Joseph is their willingness and obedience. We so sanitize these stories. But as I try to live the characters, it is amazing the things they had to deal with by accepting God's call.
Trivia: Did you know that we Americans each use over 120 gallons of water a day, on average? In England, they average about 30 gallons per person.