February 27th, 2005

leonard cohen


I'm in the process of switching churces. I used to attend Willow Creek and am now attending Life on the Vine.

I was quite the happy camper at church today because we sang three (!) traditional hymns, Jesus, Savior Pilot Thee, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing and one of my alltime favorites Be Thou My Vision. Not that I would want all-traditional hymns all the time but these made me little heart glad. We also sang a "contemporary" worship song "Lord You Have My Heart" which is a pretty good song but no "Be Thou My Vision".

The sermon on Ezekiel 20 was preached by an African-American professor from a local seminary. I love African-American preaching. Lots of moving around, lots of "amens!".... Good stuff.

Strangely enough I ran into a couple of Willow folks there. I also ran into one of my Willow friends at Barnes and Noble Friday night. I can run but I can't hide I guess.
leonard cohen

10 things i've done that nobody else on my friends list has (probably)

1) Been to death row
2) Pretended I was homeless for a day
3) Stayed for a few days in Lunan, China
4) Hung out for an afternoon with some of Over The Rhine's backing band
5) Been kissed on a beach in Michigan City in November
6) Completed the P.F. Chang's Marathon
7) Walked a mile in a snowstorm after an argument with my father
8) Attended Game 1 of the 1984 National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field
9) Viewed an original Mozart manuscript
10) Met Walter Payton