Over the past week, Ruth and I have been trying to buffet our bodies in order to bring them into subjection, i.e., exercise (1 Corinthians 9:27). This started out with a quick, but painful, jog around the block every morning. Oddly enough, instead of becoming generally more active and fit and energetic immediately, we found that we experienced soreness and stiffness. So, after about three or four mornings like this, we decided to switch over to bikes. So much nicer! We went further and expended much less valuable energy. The only issue now is a bike for Ruth. You see, my family owns two bikes, both of them about the same size. They fit people like me, Dave and Steve perfectly, but Ruth is quite a bit smaller than any of us. That just makes riding a little awkward. Note to self – invest in bike for Ruth…

So we ate breakfast at Tim Hortons today, after haggling with the clerk a bit over whether I should buy muffins, we took our seat in the corner of the store and began sweet fellowship and discussion.

We can’t understand how people can have ‘favorites’ for everything. Like, people ask questions like “what’s your favorite food/drink/movie/whatever?” I have no idea how to answer that! I have no favorite thing like that. If you eat enough of your favorite food, it pretty quickly becomes less of a favorite, yes? And a favorite movie may only be a favorite if your happy, or depressed, or energetic. These things seem to be changing, at least for Ruth and I. My favorite song today may be “Thy Mercy” by Caedmon’s Call, but last week my favorite song was “Yeh Lardka Hai Allah” from the Bollywood film “Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham” (which I recommend to all). These things change, unless you have some special loyalty to a particular song or food or movie or whatever. Anyway, I realize this is pointless, it was just on my mind.

I’m driving down to the States tomorrow for some software stuff, keep me in prayers…

Matthew