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levydb  ·  1680 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Thursday Three is where the heart is.

it's the period at the end! i'll fix it.

levydb  ·  1680 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Thursday Three is where the heart is.

Thanks, steve. I'm looking forward to reading Evicted. The podcast I shared there is heartbreaking.

levydb  ·  1680 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My fifth oil painting: Midnight at Hindremsbukta

This is beautiful.

levydb  ·  1692 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I do this thing on Thursdays.

Thanks so much, rd95.

levydb  ·  1693 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I do this thing on Thursdays.

That's so awesome. And thanks for the kind words. That's what I'm going for -- a good range of topics and ideas, but focused. That's why I like theming it, even if it's loose sometimes. Can't wait to read your blog. Glad you are inspired.

levydb  ·  1693 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I do this thing on Thursdays.

I do have manuscripts. I don't publish them, though. Perhaps it's worth doing. I'll consider it. I do upload select recordings to my personal site: http://brentlevy.com/sermons I am happy to send a manuscript along though if any piques your interest.

levydb  ·  1693 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I do this thing on Thursdays.

It's a great question and you have great insight. First, thanks for taking a look at the archive – I really appreciate it.

I am a pastor, and I hope thenewgreen would vouch for me that I'm one of the good ones. Since I've been to Divinity School at Duke and have been theologically trained, I see the world through a certain lens (as we all do) and that's going to come out in my writing. It's informed so much of who I am.

But through the Thursday Three, I do not intend in any way to proselytize. Ever. And I try to keep in mind that my audience may have a wide range of beliefs. Maybe I need to be better at this. All this is to say, it really is just meant to be a creative outlet – a place where I can write and share and offer my voice and hopefully provide some meaning and inspiration along the way. That's it. No ulterior motive. No bait and switch.

I'm sorry about your ex-pastor friend. That really sucks.

levydb  ·  1694 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I do this thing on Thursdays.

I could! You could subscribe, too.

levydb  ·  1694 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I do this thing on Thursdays.

Trader Joe's should deliver.

levydb  ·  1694 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I do this thing on Thursdays.

The struggle is real.

levydb  ·  1694 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I do this thing on Thursdays.

Yeah, those Red Cap Cards are not cheap either. A pack of 8 for $16. 😬

levydb  ·  1694 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I do this thing on Thursdays.

Ah! #fail. Thanks, steve. Fixed.

levydb  ·  1694 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I struggle with the concept of originality sometimes

I resonate with this so much. And it reminds me of one of my favorite lines in the bible from the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes:

What has been is what will be,

    and what has been done is what will be done;

there is nothing new under the sun.