Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Seven Sevens

Frank tagged me, so I'm playing.

Seven things to do before I die:

1. Visit the UK
2. Attend a Shepherd's Conference
3. Learn to read Greek
4. Lead my children to Christ
5. Read & speak español with moderate elocuencia (fluency)
6. Publish a book
7. Preach a sermon
Un mas: Learn to play guitar.

Seven things I cannot do:

1. Dance
2. Listen to country music for any length of time
3. Listen to rap music for any length of time
4. Stand the cold weather
5. Quit blogging
6. Stop playing Sudoku
7. Stop drinking Coke.

Seven things that attract me to my spouse:

1. Her love for Christ
2. Her beauty (not just her outward attractiveness, but inward beauty)
3. Her compassion
4. Her intelligence
5. Her understanding
6. Her love for me
7. Her love for our family

Seven things I say most often:

1. I'm doing alright
2. Well...; Actually...; Well, actually...;
3. NICE!
4. Hey [dude] (pronounced same as Frank's "dude")
5. [Honey,] Have you seen my...?
6. The bottom line is...
7. Um (particularly when praying, apparently--more to come on this in a future post).
[P.S. If you're ever having trouble focusing during a sermon, try doing this for your pastor. Talk about fun...]

Seven books (or series) I love:

1. Sherlock Holmes
3. C.S. Lewis-Narnia series + Screwtape Letters
4. On Writing--Stephen King
5. William Tyndale's New Testament
6. Winnie-the-Pooh
7. Money Angles-Andrew Tobias Sorry Andrew. Now that I'm home, in front of my bookcase, I decided to go with something better. Shepherding a Child's Heart, by Tedd Tripp.

Seven movies I would watch over and over again:

1. Original Star Wars Trilogy--the original versions (before Lucas started messing with them)
2. Batman
3. Blade Runner
4. Any Sherlock Holmes w/Basil Rathbone
5. Finding Forester
6. Any of the Star Trek movies that have Shatner, esp III & VI.
7. Indiana Jones-Raiders & Last Crusade

[In this category, I must also add Pride & Prejudice--A&E miniseries (w/my wife), and every Veggie Tales Movie (except maybe Esther). BTW--Until I moved to Arkansas, Twister would have been on this list. Not anymore--too true-to-life!]

Bonus/Alternate (for any who don't watch movies over & over)
Seven music albums/artists/box sets I listen to over and over again:

1. Petra-the Volz years (especially Not of This World)
2. Jars of Clay debut album
3. Sonic Flood-Cry Holy
4. Poulenc's sacred stuff
5. U2-Anything before Rattle & Hum
6. 80's greatest hits & pop album compiliations
7. Yanni (yes, Yanni)
[You may also reference my upcoming Christmas Music post for more in this category]

Seven people I want to join in, too:

1. Hemsch
2. Julie
3. Kerry Gilliard
4. Doudy
5. Damon
6. Pixley
7. William


Chris Pixley said...

Matt said:
Seven things to do before I die:

2. Attend a Shepherd's Conference

Chris inquires:

Why not meet me there this year (2006)? I'll even find a place for you to stay, for free! And you can ride around with me in my rental car, for free! (Now, I know that's speaking your language.)

Gummby said...

A mighty tempting offer, my friend. I will have to check with wifey.

BTW--I am going to try to start Greek w/BCLR in the spring, although I may have to drop 2nd Sem if the baby is too much.

Chris Pixley said...

You're talking to the wrong guy if you're lookin' for sympathy about studying Greek concurrently with adjusting to new baby sleep irregularities. Been there, done that, my friend!

Chris Pixley said...

All joking aside, I'm happy to hear about your Greek pursuit. You won't regret it. I'm envious that you get to study under Dr. Z! By the way, we need to talk off-line some day soon. I have some related news that I think you'll find very exciting.

Matt Brown said...

You say that you could watch "Star Trek" movies repeatedly but you don't mention "Wrath of Kahn"? What is WRONG with you??