Saturday Doubletake

On the weekend we like to review the past week, make sure we didn’t miss anything, tie up some loose ends. We haven’t settled on a title but my wife has suggested deja vu, which literally translates to “already seen.” That makes sense but it’s just so French. The floor is still open for nominations.

  • Happy Monday was filled with coffee memes, verses of scripture, inspiring quotes and funny cartoons, per the usual. In honor of law enforcement everywhere who put in long hours and did not take any vacation days this week we are pleased to share this story again:

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  • I was looking for a quote that I could only paraphrase to use for the More Together post (which ended up being two posts). I Googled “stronger together” and was inundated with Hillary Clinton results. Apparently that was her campaign slogan at some point during her 2016 presidential campaign. If you search “together vs separately” all the results relate to filing income taxes as either individuals or married filing jointly. I knew there was a famous quote along those lines and kept trying different wording until I found it.

“We are stronger together than we are alone.” -Walter Payton

Walter Payton played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears an incredible 13 seasons. He was a running back and set records in many categories. He passed away in 1999 at the age of 45. At the age of 43, stories like that get my attention these days.

  • Part II of More Together is about the Gordon County Christian Ministerial Alliance. I wanted to explain what that group is and what we do before sharing that I was chosen as the next president on Tuesday. The biggest role of the president is moderating the monthly meeting (and keeping up with dates, contact information, reminding people to come to the meetings, etc.). I will serve from July of 2019 to July 2020 and the president is usually chosen to serve a second year. The group has grown over the past 18 months and we hope that trend continues.
  • The family was out late Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, two of those nights were cookouts with fireworks. By Friday evening I was ready for “eat at home, go to bed early” which is what I do most nights actually.


So that’s what my week was like. Share in the comments, ask questions, share this post with others via Facebook, Twitter or whatever you use. Van Til will be in bright and early Monday morning.

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