One of these days I will get around to posting more than just random thoughts. The last thing I want to sustain is a vapid reputation in the blogosphere. But, you see, I like to make fun of myself, and I like to throw up high, lofting softballs for others to swing at and thus giving them their own chance at making fun of me. In addition, a foundational piece of pursuing Christ's reign in all of life is to live by the admonition in 2 Corinthians 10:5, "We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." So, the way I look at it, posting my random thoughts and making fun of them is a literal way of following 2 Corinthians 10:5. Ok Porter, so my attempt at convergence in this post is not panning out, sorry.
Pool Maintenance: This morning I patched the eleventh and twelfth hole in the blow up ring around my family's pool. As I am cutting the small pieces of patch material I think to myself, "Good, I have enough material for another ten patches or so."
Pool Hygiene: This morning I checked the pool to see what effect the entire bottle of algae killer had on things after it had the whole night to work. The water was not as green as last night but I made the following justification for allowing the kids to swim in the pool today, "The St. Croix River has more algae than this and I was going to take my kids down there last night. Pool is open!"