From Katie: The first Wednesday of every month, we celebrate the ridiculous and ridiculously profound things heard in real conversations, spotted online, or found in books.
Rachel Held Evans: The bravest decision I’ll ever make is the decision to follow Jesus with both my head and heart engaged—no checking out, no pretending.
Katie: When I give blood, I need to make sure to eat constantly all day.
Rebekah: How is that different from any other day?
Stranger: In Minnesota, their version of seafood is walleye.
Angie Smith: Whatever calls our name louder than the voice of Jesus needs to be identified as an obstacle in our walk. (Mended, 1)
Stephanie: Your milk is on the dryer.
David: I haven’t Tweeted anything.
Katie: You’ve Tweeted plenty of stuff.
David: But nothing that’s hilarious.
Sarah Francis Martin: Trust is taking time to be thankful for the now as we ask questions about the future.
Alyssa: I wish I had John on my shoulder so he could tell me everything to say.
Katie: Well, he is short enough.
Carl Cartee: Colossians is in my Bible somewhere, so I’m just going to keep flipping these little pages until I find it.
Katie: I need a winter coat with zipper pockets rather than snaps. When I go skiing, I can’t leave a trail of kleenex, pens, and maps as I tumble down the mountain.
Mom: Why not?
Adam McHugh: What a person in pain needs, on the deepest human level, is to not feel alone. (Introverts in the Church, 155)
Stranger One: You should know grammar. It’ll save the world.
Stranger Two: Yeah, when the bad grammar monster invades.
Stranger One: It’ll happen.
Dentist: I had to go geocashing around the office to find my patients.
Dad: Siri, navigate to Axelson Home.
Siri: Which one? You have 11.
[He clarified what he really wanted]
Siri: I’m sorry, there is no address for Axelson Home.
[Yup, we went from having 11 homes to being homeless in seconds]
Adam McHugh: Most people today are not at first interested in your answers but they will immediately relate to and identify with your questions and struggles. (Introverts in the Church, 174)
Stranger: How do you do this? I think we Twittered right.
Neighbor: Can you let us know when you’re going on vacation?
Mom: So you can tell the weird-weird stuff from the normal-weird stuff?
Neighbor: [pause] Yeah.
Angie Smith: We do have a responsibility to be good stewards of the situations and people He has entrusted to us, and that needs to be our goal. (Mended, 169)
Matt: I have this terrible habit of searching the website for copy that isn’t there because I’m writing it.
Mom: Charlotte is losing to Lake Erie.
Katie: They’re losing to a lake? Most people call that “flooding.”
Laura: But it’s a Great Lake!
Katie: Well, that’s great.
Kacie: I need some alone time! Wanna come?
Adam McHugh: As we make this movement in to community, we will find that it’s not merely about us finding a place for ourselves, but it’s about God showing us where we belong and the gifts we are to others. (Introverts in the Church, 204)
PRas: Don’t look for the lake without storms: make sure you’re in the boat Christ’s in.
What are you looking for?