Random Thoughts in Alphabetical Order: The Letter C

C is for…

  • Christ. I love the word, the name, the sound, the meaning: Christ.  With those hard consonant sounds, you can’t just roll on by.  It sticks in the mouth, forcing your attention.  And it’s a beautiful name, the name of my Lord and Savior.  No wonder so many of our names today are variations of it, like Christopher and Christine.  Christ is the best C word, because everything is all about Christ.  The Bible says: “For by him all things were created: things on heaven and on earth, visible and invisible… all things were created by him and for him” (Colossians 1:16).
  • Carolyn.  Wow, what can I say?  What an amazing gift God has given me by blessing me with Carolyn for a wife.  When I stop and think about it, I just can’t believe she actually married me.  It’s one of those things that seems too good to be true, like one day I’ll wake up and it will all have been a dream.  She’s the best.  I’m so totally absolutely thrilled that she’s going to be my baby’s mommy!
  • Church.  The letter C is turning out to be some of the most important things in my life.  I love church.  “Church” means many things to many people, but the Bible says it’s the body of Christ, the family of God.  For all the problems with it (it is, after all, made up of people), it’s still God’s plan for this planet.  People knock the church all the time–sometimes it’s constructive criticism, sometimes it’s just whining and complaining.  And we’ve certainly earned a lot of our criticism.  Even so, the church is still where God is at, and it’s His plan for redeeming creation.  For all of the church’s flaws, it’s still the best thing going.  God loves it dearly, and so do I.  It’s a tremendous privilege to be a part of it.
  • CrossWay.  We’re small.  We’ve got our problems.  But there’s no place I’d rather be.  By the way, Carolyn’s been updating our website.  Check it out here.
  • Cheese dip.  This is the one thing I can make and make well.  My Texan mom taught me the recipe when I was 6 years old, and I’ve been making it ever since.  I like to experiment, and I’ve made some seriously delicious batches.  One nice thing about cheese dip is that it’s something I can make for group events.  Whenever we have Mexican food day at church, Steph has the signup sheet printed with “cheese dip” next to my name.  I don’t mind at all… especially since there are usually leftovers.
  • Cell phone. What did we do without them?  It’s hard to remember what life was like before everyone had their own personal phone that was always on them.  I’ve almost forgotten how to ask for someone on the phone because I’m used to the direct connection that cell phones offer.  And thanks to the voice-activated and speed functions, I don’t even know anyone’s phone number anymore–not even my wife’s.  Now that Carolyn is pregnant, I’m very grateful that I can always be accessible whenever she goes into labor, thanks to the cell phone.
  • Chili.  My mother-in-law, Linda, gave me some chili for lunch today.  I’m eating it right now, and it totally rocks my taste buds off.
Published in: on March 5, 2009 at 5:36 am  Comments (5)  

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  1. I’m really enjoying your ABC’s. It’s not hard to see your 3 major loves.. God, your lovely wife and food (preferably spicy food). Followed hopefully by indoor plumbing?
    BTW – I marked the 16th on my calender 🙂

  2. Cool.

  3. Nathan,

    Would you please share the Cheese Dip recipe with me? In about 8 days I am having a dinner with a Mexican theme and would love to use your Cheese Dip.

    Thanks and God Bless,


  4. Judy, I emailed the recipe to you. Hope I got it to you in time!

  5. Thank you for some other great post. The place else could anybody get that type of info in such a perfect means of writing?
    I have a presentation next week, and I’m on the search
    for such info.

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