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90 - Waiting at Coffee Culture

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90 - Waiting at Coffee Culture, originally uploaded by carolfoasia. It can be a little nerve-wracking.

In 48 hours, I will begin my heat in the swim portion of the "Beaver Freezer,"  my first sprint triathlon. I had a dream last night that I forgot to set up my transition station. There were no shoes for me to change into after the swim, only this lonely laptop, and I can't have an MP3 player on the race. :)

In 72 hours, I will begin a talk on waiting that is still formless and void. I have all the components. They just have not been put together in a cohesive whole. I am usually at the "honing and crafting" stage by now, but life has been too busy for that. Michael started new classes, training for the triathlon, Southside Youth Outreach, Jesus Community. George hasn't been able to pick up the slack that he usually does because he has had a terrible cold.

But I have today. I got out of the house before things started humming and walked in the beautiful su…

Waiting

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It can be a little nerve-wracking.

In 48 hours, I will begin my heat in the swim portion of my first sprint triathlon. I had a dream last night that I forgot to set up my transition station. There were no shoes for me to change into after the swim, only this lonely laptop, and I can't have an MP3 player on the race. :)

In 72 hours, I will begin a talk that on waiting that is still formless and void. I have all the components. They just have not been put together in a cohesive whole. I am usually at the "honing and crafting" stage by now, but life has been too busy for that. Michael started new classes, training for the triathlon, Southside Youth Outreach, Jesus Community. George hasn't been able to pick up the slack that he usually does because he has had a terrible cold.

But I have today. I got out of the house before things started humming and walked in the beautiful sunshine to Coffee Culture. My phone is turned off, and I am ready to roll. It is going to be a ver…

TWEM Classics: 151 out of 158 (96%)

MODERN (1850 – present) 1860 Civilization of Renaissance Burckhardt  1904 Protestant Work Ethic & Spirit of Capitalism Weber (READING NOW) 1938 The New England Mind Miller  1973 The Gulag Archipelago (only Autobiography left) 1974 Roll, Jordan, Roll Genovese  1987 All the President's Men Woodward & Bernstein (March 23, 2011) 1990 A Midwife's Tale Ballard
1992 The End of History & the Last Man Fukuyama

March Madness

I always forget to write here. Just reflections in no particular order.

I am getting in shape. I was in pretty good shape before, but this triathlon training has kicked it up another gear. YEAH! I have lost about four pounds and gained a bunch of muscle.

We had a lovely vacation as a family. It was simple at South Beach in Newport and Wi-Ne-Ma at Cloverdale. We talked a bunch, walked, and played games. We even did a puzzle. Well, we tried to do one.

Now, I just did 20 on the bike at the club and walked 30 minutes afterward. I haven't had an outside bike ride in such a long time, but it has been really raining!  Now, I am all stretched and showered, and I am going to do my Bible Book Club post and work on my talk for the Spring Retreat. April is going to be a very busy month for us.

The basketball championships are on. George has been watching them quite a bit because he is sick. VCU may beat Kansas any second here.

Oh, I also finished another TWEM book! WOOHOO! I have to document …

Mark 10:42-45

I am doing the lesson on "Kneeling" in Leadership Essentials today with Jane. I could not more heartily agree with this chapter. This is the scripture memory passage for this lesson:
"Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, 'You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them. But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.'"Each lesson begins with a core truth, and I couldn't agree more with this one:


What is the motivation and posture of a Christian leaders?Leading disciples are not motivated by self-aggrandizement of control or power, nor by the need to fill a deficit of self-worth. A servant leader finds joy in empowering and equipping others so th…

2011 Carol365: 71 - 20-Miler in the Rain Complete

2011 Carol365: 71 - 20-Miler in the Rain Complete: "71 - 20-Miler in the Rain Complete, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.I went out for my longest distance when there was a lull in the rain..."

Eight More TWEM Books!!!

MODERN (1850 – present) 1860 Civilization of Renaissance Burckhardt  1904 Protestant Work Ethic & Spirit of Capitalism Weber  1938 The New England Mind Miller  1973 The Gulag Archipelago (only Autobiography left) 1974 Roll, Jordan, Roll Genovese  1987 All the President's Men Woodward & Bernstein  1990 A Midwife's Tale Ballard
1992 The End of History & the Last Man Fukuyama 

TWEM LIST UPDATE: 150/158 = 95%

I'm in the single digits!!!


MOSTLY HISTORY EARLY MODERN (1600 – 1850) 1776 Decline & Fall Roman Empire Gibbon 1835 Democracy in America Tocqueville (March 11, 2011) MODERN (1850 – present) 1860 Civilization of Renaissance Burckhardt  1904 Protestant Work Ethic & Spirit of Capitalism Weber