Random Thought Thursday: May 15, 2014

TAYLOR’S FINAL BIG RACE…FOR NOW
This weekend, Taylor runs his final high school race: the NM State Championship.  He’ll run the 2-mile, the 1-mile, and the 4×400 relay.  I’m so proud of all the dedication and training he’s put into his running over the past 4-years.  He’s the most disciplined young man I know.  Thankfully, he’ll be running for the University of New Mexico in the fall, so while this is his last big high school race, it won’t be the last big race we get to enjoy with him.

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POTTERS IGNITING FOR PEACE
While driving my mom and my in-laws around downtown the other day, we came across this truck with these rather interesting bumper stickers on it. We Potters approved!

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SPEAKING OF PICK-UP TRUCKS…
Michelle and I are in full mid-life crisis mode – or so say our kids.  We ride motorcycles, go to the gym at least 3-times per week, run triathlons and 5ks, and so on.  A few weeks ago, we traded our mini-van in for a pick-up truck! A Dodge Ram 1500…with a Hemi!  After 20 years of mini-vanning, we decided to cut the cord and get what we’ve always wanted – a big truck to pull our motorcycles so that we can take our mid-life crisis all over the country!

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THE RAILWAY MAN
I haven’t seen the movie “God’s Not Dead” yet – and I may not see it.  I have a real hard time with “Christian” movies.  But, I really appreciate movies that surprisingly and powerfully promote Christian virtues without being so blatant and contrived.  The Railway Man is one such movie.  When the movie ended and the credits began rolling, I turned to Michelle and said, “Wow! God’s not dead.”  This film – based on a true-story – reaffirmed my faith maybe more than any “Christian” movie ever would.  Check out the trailer, and then go see it. By the way, it’s rated R for disturbing prisoner of war violence.

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