Why I Write These:
These are written in honor of 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.
Godly thought of the day:
Luke 1:57-58 says: “When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. Here neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shwon her great mercy, and they shared her joy.”
I just like the concept of a community sharing each other’s joy. I didn’t know that until the past year. I like the idea that these people leave their lives behind a bit to come together and share in what someone else is experiencing.
We need more community like this, community that rallies around others experiencing something notable.
Favorite meeting of the day:
No meetings today.
Hardest part of my day:
I just get really, really tried driving. I’m exhausted today. It’s been a lot of talking, conversations, and to do all that is hard sometimes when I’m just drained. I kind of ran out of steam tonight.
Favorite moment of the day:
Good to talk to Kyle McDonald, a cousin-in-law and it was cool to hear how the Gospel is changing lives in St. Louis. He’s learning great things and I’m glad to see how the Lord moves in many lives in many places.
Close second. Eating a swiss mushroom Runza! 🙂
What was the weather like today?:
Really nice. It got pretty pretty out.
Most unfaithful moment of my day:
I probably got a bit lazy and checked out of the conversations at the end of the day with family. I watched basketball and my mind wasn’t focused. That’s probably partly real tiredness, but I also kind of gave into it instead of leaning into it. People are important, and I can give them more than I probably believe I think I can.
What am I currently reading?:
Daily Bible Reading – 2 Kings 23-25
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 today.
No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? by David F. Wells – He’s trying to elaborate on how most people have reacted to loss of significance in society for ministers by throwing out theology so that we can professionalize the industry and make it a modern entity where we thrive and find relevance through a mindset rather than through truth. Interesting premise.
On the Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther – No reading for this today.
What was for dinner?:
Mongolian grill. Crab rangoon made me feel awful, but that’s because it was so tasty.
Song of the day:
Rubber Meets the Road by Steven Curtis Chapman – I liked listening to this while on the road. Good stuff.
Quote of the day:
“God will no more abandon you than he will abandon himself.” — Brad preaching on Ephesians 1:11-14. I love the idea that God is not abandoning himself because we are his inheritance. Seriously, that’s so, so comforting. It doesn’t make sense and also makes perfect sense. God will not abandon those who are his people. We can trust that!
Prayer of the day:
Lord, come get me. Give me energy for the coming day. I love you, Lord.