Ideas from the far corners of my mind

  • I’m fed up with contemporary worship music. I’m prayerfully walking through what we do at SAFMC along with a few others, as I can’t shake the nagging feeling of boredom and the potential for greater depth in our corporate Worship gatherings. It’s nothing that anyone is doing or not doing — rather, a sense that I need to do some thinking about why we do wat we do. We’ll see where it goes. Unsettledness usually drives us to something better.
  • Superintendent (Boss’s Boss, though admittedly several steps down from Jesus) has encouraged me to work toward Ordination, which means correspondence courses and culminates with a roasting by a board of Elders asking me really difficult questions. I’m afraid that it wil be things like “Explain the doctrine of Sanctification without using the letter ‘M'”, though I’ve been assured that they’re far more theological (but still as hard).
  • I can’t decide if its worth it to buy expensive coffee grounds. Can I adjust to drinking Spartan Brand instead of Starbucks? The cost-benefit analysis just doesn’t work out, but my taste buds are getting mad.
  • Working out stinks beforehand and feels great for the rest of the day. It feels like a waste of time and yet could add years to my life. Why is it so hard to make it a daily thing?
  • I like to wear a tie because I don’t have to. Yet when I’m supposed to, I don’t want to. Is this a sign of rebellion or just immaturity?
  • Voice mail lets people give us work we didn’t agree to do.
  • We love to talk about the weather because sometimes it’s the only thing we feel like we have a handle on — everyone can agree that the sun is out, not everyone believes us when we say it’ll be okay. Weather may be the only thing that everyone has in common, besides breathing. And who wants to talk about that?
  • I used to think that because I was a musician, I should write songs. Now I see that you write songs because you have something to say, not because you can.
  • We look back and laugh at the things we used to worry about, but we worry about the things we laughed at (like going to the gym, for example)
  • We will never come to an agreement on how much water we should drink in a day. Doctors have gotten into scalpel fights over the 12-glasses-a-day vs. When You’re Thirsty argument.
  • Okay. Now it’s someone else’s turn to rant.

    About radamdavidson

    When I'm not blogging, I'm hanging out with my family, pastoring a church, or listening to vinyl. I think and write about Jesus, music, communication, organizational leadership, family whatnot, and cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at, watch [RadCast], a daily 3 minute video devotional, or find me on socials (@radamdavidson). I also help Pastors in their preaching and public speaking (
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    2 Responses to Ideas from the far corners of my mind

    1. T says:

      Try Kroger Brand Columbian Coffee – it has a picture of Juan and donkey on the can – and is better than most others.

    2. kay says:

      A great thing about ranting….the older you get……the less important it becomes!

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