Recently, I’ve discovered a range of things I didn’t previously know. Honestly, these have no real rhyme or reason (or value, perhaps), but I thought I would share a few:
âˆžReading in Deuteronomy, I came across this bit of instruction: If a man’s testicles are crushed or his penis is cut off, he may not be admitted to the assembly of the Lord.
In our church, we’ve never thought to ask…or check.
âˆžOne recent afternoon, Seth (our 4 year old) was talking about what he wanted to be when he grows up. “A doctor,” he said. Wyatt then chimed in with his plan to be a scientist. I have noticed that in these conversations neither of my sons (my namesakes, mind you) ever once say they wanted to be a writer or a pastor. I don’t want them to feel any pressure to follow in dad’s footsteps, but I have been curious if it were even a possibility, if they would ever even contemplate a vocation like dad’s.
So, after a pause, I ventured a question to Seth. “Would you ever think about being a pastor?”
“No,” he answered immediately. “I don’t like pastors.”
Good to know.
âˆžApparently, when the economy takes a dive, Spam sales climb.
Wouldn’t you have thought it would take more than that?
âˆžWyatt turned six yesterday. So, in true Collier fashion, the day was his. One result was that we had his favorite foods for dinner. Cheetos and skittles are actually a pretty nifty combo.
And here’s one item you really should know: our book club will conclude it’s first selections in a few days, at the end of the month. Next week’s post will be an online discussion. However, if you want to join us locals for coffee and a chat live and in person, you are invited to Jittery Joes in Clemson this Sunday (June 1) @ 2 p.m. If I’ve never met you, then coffee’s on me.
|Winn is a writer and pastor. He is the author of Restless Faith and the recent release, Let God: The Transforming Wisdom of Francois Fenelon. Winn is married to his best friend Miska and has two rabble-rousing sons, Wyatt and Seth. You can find out more about Winn by downloading this interview or by hopping over to winncollier.com.|