I often do not write about things that are going on because they do not seem to deserve an entire post. At the same time I often want to mention these very things and see what others might have to say. My goal is to resolve the tension in which I only blog those things that a general audience would be really interested in, while commonly having thoughts about posts that I know will interest a certain few. My new solution to the problem is the classic game-show lightning round, hopefully a new weekly item.
-I recently got a Nike+ running band. I have always wanted to have a way to know basic stats of my workout while it is in progress, but could never bring myself to “get a Garmin” GPS watch. The Nike+ is a great solution, providing time, pace, distance, and calorie information throughout the run. It also hooks up to the computer and keeps a running log with great information and goal setting features. I highly recommend it to any runners out there.
– I am currently reading a classic book on Biblical Theology by Geerhardus Vos. It is a bit on the heavy side as far as the language and the style, but well worth trudging through for its insights into reading the Bible from a redemptive-historical perspective.
– On that note, if you are a preacher you need to download this series of lectures from Edmund Clowney and Tim Keller on Christ-centered preaching. They have been great running partners for me lately.
-If you are interested in a peek into Icelandic culture, one way to do it is through a series of crime-fiction novels written by one of Iceland’s most succesful writers. They are available in english and are a fun read. I have been reading them in Icelandic, but I am sure the cultural setting would be as interesting in the translations as well.
– From Crozet, VA, we can be on the Blue Ridge Parkway in less than 15 minutes. The BRP is where Annie and I went on our first non-date. It is where we went on our first date. It is also where we got engaged. Last week we took the girls up there for an evening picnic and sunset and I could not help feeling a “life has come full circle moment”.