Random Thoughts in Alphabetical Order: The Letter A

Recently I heard a comedian sharing some random thoughts in alphabetical order.  What a clever idea for a comedian–it eliminates the need for those forced, awkward transitions!  It’s also a great idea for the random world of blogging.  So I thought I’d set out on a journey to share some random thoughts in alphabetical order.  It will take however long it takes.  Today we begin, of course, with the letter A.

  • A is for apples.  They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  I can’t think of anything more untrue than this.  Since Carolyn has been pregnant, she’s eaten at least one apple every day, and during this same span of time she’s been to the doctor more frequently than ever in her life.
  • A is for ADD.  I’m about as un-ADD as you can get, but I’ve discovered a new phenomenon: PADD (Preaching Attention Deficit Disorder).  For some reason when I’m preaching I often struggle to filter out stupid or irrelevant thoughts.  Sometimes they pop into my mind and go right out my mouth before I can ascertain their appropriateness.
  • A is for age.  Right now I’m the same age that Jesus was when He was crucified.  But today I was feeling much, much older when I was outside on the playground with three- and four-year-olds and I got totally winded before they did.  When Troy Aikman was my age, he retired from a Hall of Fame career as an NFL quarterback.  In baseball, Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr retired from his Hall of Fame career at the age of 33.
  • A is for appetite.  And call it a sympathy symptom or whatever you want, but it has been insatiable the past 25 weeks.
  • A is for Anabaptist.  And I’m glad to be one.  If you want to learn more about who Anabaptists are, check out the Third Way Cafe.
Published in: on February 24, 2009 at 5:24 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Nathan,

    So weird, I currently am employed by a non-profit with the name of PADDD (P ositive A lternatives to
    D angerous, D estrustive D ecisions.)

    Is that weird or what?!


  2. That is weird! Sounds like your PADDD could help offer a solution to my PADD.

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