Saturday, November 8, 2008

Out of the Rut

If left to my own devices, I'd indulge my "homebody" nature every weekend, and all of my weekends would look alike. But this weekend, I managed to break out of the rut.

Last night, I attended The Great Debate. In the wake of the movie Expelled, a local church brought together four speakers representing various perspectives on intelligent design. Two of the speakers had been featured in the movie, so it was interesting to see them in person and to watch them debate each other, which they did not have the opportunity to do in the film. I'm not sure I took away any new insights, but that's probably because my views are well-settled on the issue.

I spent today helping my friend Clarissa get her nursery ready for her second child. Her love language is acts of service, and I often have trouble figuring out how to serve her because she seems to have it all together. When she spoke of her need to get the nursery organized, I jumped on the chance to help her and to spend time chatting with her, knowing that come Friday, she'll have her hands full with a newborn and a three-year-old daughter.

Afterwards, I went back to my normal routine of watching Saturday night college football and praying for losses to enable the Longhorns to move back up in the rankings. Old habits die hard.

1 comment:

kasogayle said...

I'm going to ignore the fact that you were praying for my Red Raiders to lose... :) It won't hurt any longhorns to share a few trophies every now and guys win so many of them.