Friday, February 29, 2008
Clapton on silence, Chikezie and more
Eric Clapton, one of the world's most talented and celebrated musicians had this to say when asked what he had learned over the years:
One of the most beneficial things I have ever learned is how to keep my mouth shut.
In other news, Chikezie survived the cuts made on American Idol last night. America has at least one more week to use the word Chikezie in their conversations without people thinking they are nuts. I am considering using the word Chikezie as part of my day to day communication. It could be a great exclamation. For example, Chipper Jones hits a three run homer in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Mets and you respond by yelling "Chikezie!", or your boss calls you in and says you will be receiving a 7% raise for your hard work, you can pump your fist like Tiger Woods and quietly say "Chikezie" through clenched teeth. Just a suggestion.
I have been enjoying reading through Matthew 20-28 this week as we get ready for Easter. One thing you can never say about Jesus is that He tried to make everyone happy. He spent much of the teaching time He had in the days before His death calling the religious leaders, "hypocrites", "snakes", "tombs", and "evil". That is a great reminder to me that as I stand to teach each week my focus should be on God's truth, not what others might think about that truth.
Last night I was able to spend some alone time with Grace. We went to Pizza Inn, ate too much pizza, then came home and played. When I think about the the meaning of joy, Grace comes to mind. I don't know if she knows how to have a bad day. Spending time with her reminds me that there is much more to be excited about in my life than there is to be worried about.
See you on Sunday! Invite a friend to join you this week, you'll be glad you did.