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Rest

Saw a friend post this article on rest for ministers. Thought it deserved a repost because it caught me off guard, I'm not sure I actually "rest" when I'm "off." Something to think about.

Timothy Keller on Rest

Micro-Size?

So I just posted a blog and I used the word "micro-sizes." Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's not even a word. I call it. Gonna use it for my new diet fast food restaurant that I'm gonna call "Starving." Everyone other fast food place will be "super-sizing" or "king-sizing" their meals. My place will be the only place you can "micro-size" your meal. 
"Can I micro-size that celery stick and side of greek yogurt?"
"Sure can, can promise you won't be satisfied or full. You're probably gonna go and order a large meat-lovers pan pizza in about five minutes."
All of the sudden I'm extremely hungry.

A Thousand to One

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When I was a youth minister taking the students on a trip I would always get the question "how much longer?" Every single time I would say "30 more minutes," even if we were hours away. Then they started saying things like "this seems a lot longer than 30 minutes." That's when I would revoke their right to speak for the rest of the trip. Is that mean? Maybe, but it was entertaining (seriously, 8+ hours in a stinky van with teenagers, you would do the same thing).

I thought about that when I was reading 2 Peter 3:8-9... But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.  The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise,  as some understand slowness. He is patient  with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

This verse blows my mind ever time. To God, a day is like a thousand years. But then you turn around and a thousand years are like a day to h…