01 June 2012

This 'n' That

This may become my favorite day of the year. Here in America, it's National Doughnut Day. This is a seriously fabulous idea. But it's not just an opportunity for us to celebrate one of the yummiest breakfast (or lunch or dinner or snack) foods ever invented, this day actually has historic roots. National Doughnut Day began in 1938 as a means of honoring some very special WWI heroes: women who worked with the Salvation Army serving doughnuts to soldiers.

Nationwide, Krispy Kreme is giving away a free doughnut to those who enter with a smile, while Dunkin Donuts requires the purchase of any beverage in order to obtain some free doughy goodness. So what will it be: cake or raised? Glazed or frosted? Filled or not? Whatever doughnut you choose, enjoy it! And as you delicately munch on that free doughnut, be careful not to get powdered sugar or sticky fingers on your computer. And please, enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • This story merits at least three questions: 1.) Who thinks of these supposed scientific studies? 2.) Who are the people volunteering to participate in them? 3.) Who are the idiots willing to pay for them?
  • I'll have more to say about this later.
  • Ed Young has a new sermon series, "Cool-Aid." Reading some of his quotes in this article from the Christian Post, I actually find myself agreeing with him when he says things like,"So we either align ourselves with God's Word, or we malign God's Word by doing what we want to do. It's not about emotion, it's not about feeling, it's not about my opinion, it's about what God says. Either there's absolute truth or not." Now, if only Ed Young would listen to his own words the next time he tries to go to that "whole 'nutha level."
  • It seems pastors today are more concerned with being "leaders" rather than shepherds. Yet, the type of leadership they practice is far from biblical. On the Grace To You blog, John MacArthur has been writing a series of posts about this topic. Check out this one on the original model for Godly leadership. 
  • Do you like babies? Do you like cats? Then you will love this.
  • "The goal of your life must not be a scheme to gain popularity so that you can use it for God. The goal of your life must be to know God better that you might serve Him more faithfully in whatever arena He opens up for you." Voddie Baucham speaks at The Master's College.


  1. Always love the Friday This 'n 'That. But still waiting to hear what you were doing in that mega church.

    1. Thanks, Anonymous.

      As far as the megachurch, perhaps you missed this post: Shane Hipps Teaches a "Spirit of Reality" at Willow Creek .

    2. Thanks, I did read that. Great post! Did not realize that was the megachurch event that you talked about attending in a previous post. Sorry about that!

    3. No worries! Now that I think of it, I guess I didn't make that clear in the Shane Hipps post. :)

  2. Thanks for posting this. We need more Pastors like him!


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