Feeble Knees

Monday, February 07, 2005

Under the Weather

Apologies for the hiatus. The Feebles have been felled by flu.

Well I'm not sure if it's flu or not. I'm feeling ok, a bit tired. Mr. F is completely zonked with a temperature, cough, sore throat. So blogging will be light again today.

Quick updates: other than whatever it is that we seem to be fighting, I'm feeling pretty good. No puking yet, yay!

We won the Super Bowl!!! Man, this just never gets old. I remember the Celtics championships in the 80's, and that was good. Having the Red Sox win for the first time in 86 years, then the Pats win back-to-back championships? Pinch me! It's so incredible. The best part about being a Pats fan right now is that our coach is a complete class act - all of the staff are. And they do play as a team. Makes me very proud to be dedicated England fan.

Evangelical Blog Awards update: I did get a very nice email back from Preacher Eric at Evangelical Underground. He apologized and promised to get the link up there. Before I ever saw whether or not FK was listed, the list of nominees for each category were cut down to five finalists in each category. That was fast! Well, I did say that I didn't want to get a big head over it, looks like my prayer was answered, double-quick! :)

On a related note, I am happy to read that Steve from Voice in the Desert found this blog via Joe Missionary. Thanks Steve for the kind words! I'm looking forward to reading more about Burkina Faso at your site, I saw a documentary about that country some time ago, it is a fascinating place. God bless your work there!

As for the awards, I am very pleased to see Another Man's Meat, Joe Missionary, and Messy Christian are all finalists. I am particularly happy for MC, since she is my "Fairy Blogmother". It was she who encouraged me to start blogging in the first place. If you haven't visited them yet, wander on over and see what they have to say. And if you are inclined to vote in the Evangelical Blog Awards, I would respectfully ask you to consider casting your vote for these fine blogs.

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I've been thinking about what are the top ten Christianese buzz-words and slogans that drive me crazy. I was reminded this weekend about the phrase "teachable spirit", as in, if you listen to everything your leadership says and unquestioningly and zealously apply all their lessons, opinions, tastes, etc. to your life, you are said to have a "teachable spirit." That was said of me many times, I see now that it was a nice way of saying I was blindly swallowing everything I was fed.

There is such a thing as being a good learner, and a wise student, and all of us should endeavor to be those things. The Bible does say to study to show yourself approved. But it also says to test the spirits, to search the scriptures to see if things we are being told and taught are really true. Paul said "follow me as I follow Christ." It occurred to me that I have not heard the phrase "teachable spirit" anywhere else since I left the old church, and the thought of it made me cringe.

Ok, I'm off to get my cup of tea and head back to bed. In the meantime, which Christian catch phrases and buzzwords drive you nuts?

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