Last night, while I was laying in the bed of my grandparent’s motorhome (Yes I willingly chose to sleep in their motorhome, which is like another bedroom anyway, that is parked next to their house while I’m vacationing here. I like it because I have my space and privacy, so no complaints.), well after midnight, I finished one of Relevant’s newest books, Flashbang, by Mark Steele. Overall, I enjoyed the book. It is of the genre of the “in” books within Christendom at the moment – the Faith Memoir. Well, I was away for the year and a half a phenomena hit that I’m still learning about – that being Blue Like Jazz. Which is indeed a faith memoir, at first I thought it would be pretty cool so I promptly ordered it, but in the midst of work and “work books” that I needed to read it got pushed further and further back.
Happy Monday! So my adjustment back to American culture continues. Very characteristic of myself I PUSHED THE ENVELOPE and ventured into the interesting environment of the State Fair with some friends from college. It was great to catch up with Mel, Melissa, Tanya, and Kristin after not seeing them for over 17 months. But I have to be honest that it was a very interesting day for me.
As we walked in, I saw rows and rows of food stands. I had to venture in. It was if they were calling, “Zach we’ve missed you. We are here for you come and delight in the grease and fattiness of all we are. We will comfort you!” I just had to respond and delight in some of this quintessential American food â€“ corn dogs, funnel cakes, jumbo pretzels, and so many more artery clogging foods! My first foray of eating was a corn dog; I nearly had a spiritual experience with my first bite. The plumb juicy hot dog surrounded by deep fried goodness. Mmmmm, my mouth is watering even as I type the words. During my 17 months over seas I didn’t once think about corn dogs, but I certainly missed them!
Today 590 years ago one of the father’s of the Reformation was burned at the stake for his love of Jesus and the truth! I wanted to share two quotes from Jan Hus’ life today, I pray they cause you to live the REVOLUTION I’m always talking about.