Showing posts from March, 2020

How I Hope to Spend the Next Few Weeks

Right now, we are in week one of the lockdown from the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, I have work still to do, although I'm restricting my movements to help stop the spread in the community. We can still be about our mission as a church which is to equip and engage people on every block in our community for mission with Jesus. Here is how I hope to use my time outside of work for the next few weeks: Doing creative work. I want to be glad for the writing and podcasting and videos and plans that I made. I think people need distraction in these days. Creative work helps do that. I want to plant seeds. I want to plant seeds for our literal garden, but also plant the seeds of other things that will produce fruit later. I'm considering starting a side business, and this is a good time to work on it. I want to read good books. Reading has taken a back seat the last few months to other projects and needs. I hope to work through several of these. I want to play a few gam

Update on My New Year's Resolution on The Beatles

I'm still making progress with my New Year's Resolution to listen to all the Beatles music in order. I'm currently listening to their 2nd album With The Beatles . A few things I'm learning and thinking about: Our kids are enjoying this project. I didn't include them at first, but the music came on after they listened to "Baby Shark" one time. Now, they love The Beatles. They especially love "Love Me Do," "Twist and Shout," "Ask Me Why," and "Come Together." I am reading The Beatles: Ultimate Album-by-Album Guide along with my listening. It is brief but detailed enough to help me understand and enjoy each album better. I am astounded that The Beatles recorded their first album in 1962 and their last one in 1969. They went on a huge musical and personal journey in 7 years. With the Beatles  was released in the USA without half the songs of the British version. The USA version cut out all the covers, which was