Top Tens from a Sick Man on New Years Day

After administering Communion on Christmas Eve, I felt increasingly sicker. I ended up being treated for pneumonia. It produced fatigue, which has meant I have not produced much writing. So, here are some quick thoughts on a top ten list that for me are out of the box. I am going to state these little thoughts and do some theological reflection on them later. They are produced for tweets, so pardon the abbreviations and ugly sentence structure, please!

Top Ten Out of the Box Reflections for Me (I hv pneumonia
& don’t have ’nuff energy to blog): tweets to follow…

10.Worst bowl game officiating call: K-St. got it. Just watch the TN
QB’s salutes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_jjGjORoPY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

9. Best dramatic bowl game:NC win in OT over an over-exuberant
TN:http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2010-12-30/unc-wins-wild-music-city-bowl-with-fg-in-double-ot

8. Best needed spanking in a bowl: MS State embarrassing Michigan:
http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/mississippi-state-routs-michigan-football-team-in-gator-bowl/

7. Most boring game: AL & MI State (but Saban may be the best coach after Paterno)

6. THE Best book read while sick in bed: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand:
http://laurelwreathsreflections.com/lorisbookreviews/unbroken-a-world-war-ii-story-of-survival-resilience-and-redemption-by-laura-hillenbrand/

5. Best old movies saw while sick: TIE! My Favorite Wife with Irene Dunne & Carey Grant:

4. Best old movies saw while sick: TIE! Cap’ts Courageous: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028691/

3. Best Christmas classic, other than “Wonderful Life,” The Bells of St. Mary’s:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037536/

2. Best music for season: all things Bing, Fogelberg’s Christmas album:http://www.amazon.com/First-Christmas-Morning-Dan-Fogelberg/dp/B00001IV8Q

1. Best thing about sickness @ holiday time: non-stop time with my
wife & son, naps & prayer to Jesus: http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=phil+3.10

So having worked on this post, I am ready to retire again. Being sick at the holidays is a good time to mediate on this passage:

“That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death” (Philippians 3:10)

Come to think of it, I should be meditating on that truth when I am well.

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About Michael Milton, Ph.D.

Michael A. Milton, Ph.D. (University of Wales, Trinity Saint David's College), is an American Presbyterian pastor, theologian, and author. He is, also, an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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