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Sunday Ramblings

Our church has been in existence for three years now and is at the point where it needs to formalize many things, including its incorporation. This morning I, along with many other people at the church, was handed a 37 page document and asked to review it. Generally I flee from such legalese-filled documents but I am actually finding this one quite interesting as it lays out the inner-workings of a church. I am guessing that the New Testament church did not have to concern itself with keeping all sorts of laws designed to govern charitable organizations! The letter accompanying the document says “…I realize this may not be an exciting process (unless, perhaps, it cures your struggle with insomnia), but please recognize its value.” I have no struggle with insomnia, though I’m sure this document could prove to be a cure.

My buddy Brad of Read ‘N Reap fame has opened a new online bookstore and asked me to make mention of it. Apparently he thinks that my Sunday ramblings are little more than public service announcements. Maybe they should be. So here is my shout-out for Brad – please visit his new bookstore and support him. Tell him Tim sent you when you order a book and…well, I don’t think it will do you any good.

Last week I picked up Casting Crowns’ new album (titled, none to originally, Casting Crowns) and am quite enjoying it. It came out months ago but I hadn’t heard any of their songs until recently. It really is a good album with a good mix of fun, louder songs and some good worship-type songs as well. Of course if you don’t have Derek Webb’s new album you need to buy that one first…

And now I’m going to sit down and watch the New York Giants take on the Atlanta Falcons. I, along with most of the rest of the people in the world who care about football (and live outside of New York) are hoping to see Eli Manning get crushed by the Atlanta defense. His preseason arrogance has turned many against him, at least for one game. This may be the first and only time you will find me cheering for a team from Atlanta!

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