Daily Diary – 3/6/18

Why I Write These:

This is an initiative I started in 2018 to begin documenting my life better. It’s meant to be a snapshot of a day both for public disclosure of what is going on, both good and hard things in my life. It also serves as a record that I hope to be able to look back on in future years. This concept was inspired by my grandfather, Leon Milton Buttermore, who has a memory that I am envious of, and I hope that by doing this I am able to be the kind of man who starts to treasure the things given him.

Daily Highlights:

Godly thought of the day:

1 John 2:10 says: “Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.

This is insane. John says that anyone who is loving his brother or sister in Christ actually has nothing in them that can make them stumble. Man, if we’re struggling with sin the opposite of it actually seems to not just be the absence of sin, but the presence of servant hearted love towards our fellow believer. The fact that when we truly get our minds off of ourselves and onto other people that there is nothing that can make us sin is just so, so powerful!

Favorite meeting of the day:

Got to have dinner with Daniel Watkins today. Super fun! I was glad we got together. I’m enjoying having him as a friend more and more.

Hardest part of my day:

Nothing too notable. It’s just been a long day and I feel it right now. Need sleep.

Favorite moment of the day:

That first bite of Slim’s tender with Slim’s sauce when I got lunch with Cole. That was so good. And the lunch was awesome as well with such great company.

What was the weather like today?:

Nice and sunny. But windy. It said it was warm, but it was deceitful!

Most unfaithful moment of my day:

I hate being places late and I really kind of pushed the boundary on leaving work when I should have to meet Daniel for supper. I inevitably got caught up in traffic and was ten minutes late. I should have gotten my timeliness more in order there to honor him as he came to dinner with me.

What am I currently reading?:

Daily Bible Reading – Deuteronomy 15-18

Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp – No reading for this today.

Church History by Eusebius – No reading for this today.

Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave by Ed Welch – No reading for this tonight.

On the Incarnation by Athanasius – No reading for this tonight.

No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? by David F. Wells – No reading for this today.

Captain’s Fury by Jim Butcher – some fun advancements in this. I like the humanness of the characters in this book. Many characters being defined not by their magical abilities, but by their ability to think. I’m intrigued.

What was for dinner?:

Domino’s pizza. Going to have a lot of pizza here in the next few days. But I did fast at lunch, so hopefully I mitigated my poor choices somewhat. 😉

Song of the day:

How Firm a Foundation – I really like the last refrain of the song where the insistence and repetition of how we will not be desserted nor forsaken despite all of our foes and Hell’s powers shaking at us is very powerful. A great song.

Quote of the day:

Fall in love with this God who used some of humanity’s most scandalous sexual conduct to bring about the birth of a baby boy who would redeem us from the very sexual scandal that gave life to him!” — Jacob Moore

Not sure if it is vanity or not to quote myself. But when you see all the sexual scandal that leads up to Jesus’ entrance into this world, it is remarkable and hopeful that Jesus comes into the world the result of scandal after scandal and is the very source of redemption for those scandals which gave life to Him.

Prayer of the day:

Lord, thank you that you will not desert me. Thank you that you can overcome my brokenness. I thank you, Lord, for being one who can make my story an amazing one. Go before me and help promote in me faithfulness to rise to the tasks you would set before me.

Amen.

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