- Category: On the Yellow Brick Road
- Published: Saturday, 05 February 2011 17:15
- Written by David Tannen
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Week 19 Back in Minnesota
Today one of my devotions matched perfectly with what I was already thinking about. The verse in the devotion is 1 Corinthians 2:2, "For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified." The idea that we as Christians preach the "Christ, crucified" is to know that God is part of our suffering world. And God will not turn away from us even though we have and will betray Him and sin against him. I was thinking this morning that even though I have hurt many people in my own life and how many of them will not forgive me. But God has already forgiven me. And even though I often live with my own regrets, guilt and inability to forgive myself for my past sins; God has already forgiven me. Through God's forgiveness I can live my next day.
Trudy and kids had a really tough week in Topeka KS this week. They had multiple days buried in snow and ice. Ben (a.k.a. Ice Man) apparently found out the limits of his ability to enjoy cold weather and shoveling snow this week. He needed help from his mom to finish shoveling the driveway off. Topeka got 9" of snow, which is a huge amount of snow for Kansas. It was also bitterly cold, below zero (0) air temperature and way below zero wind chills.
I had sprint planning week at work. Although each day of the week was very long, mostly 10 hour days, they went by quickly and each day was very effective for a sprint planning week. All of the teams did a good job getting their planning done. I was pleased with how well it went. We also are much closer to running our payroll process in both the development and QA environments.
Right now I am enjoying my normal Minnesota Sat. Morning Haunt - Your Coffeehouse - which has a fun Sat. morning jam session. It is like going someone's home for a big jam session, with a staffed kitchen that makes great hot sandwiches. Right now they are playing old school country western styled jam songs.
Tonight I am going to my friend's Scott & Linda annual Groundhog Day Party. No we will not be watching Groundhog Day . Instead there will be a ton of food, drink, friends, and at least four professional bands in their basement playing. I will be there with my camera to document the night's festival.
Well time to sign off.