Music, Sports, Food, and Other Amazing Distractions

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Over the last couple of weeks I have eaten some good food, some amazing food actually.  With friends and family around whether we eat in or go out the food has been great.  For those of you that do not have the ability to go to Pike’s Place Market think about this the rest of the day and get angry at me for mentioning it: shrimp, oyster, and chorizo chowder.  I could have eaten a whole quart. 

Over the last few weeks I have been very disappointed in my Colorado Rockies, but I have been amazed at my Seattle Seahawks.  I was at my brother-in-laws house the other day and had to watch the recorded version of the game because I work on Sunday’s (stupid 10 am start).  I am not joking about this, because the game went into overtime the recording ran out two plays before the field goal that won the game for my Seahawks. 

Then there is music, over the last couple of weeks I have been listening to “Big Head Todd and the Monsters” Live on my Ipod a lot.  I usually play music like that when I get melancholy.  Lately I have been looking for lots of distractions, and these are some of my favorite.  But at night when it is time to go to bed those distractions don’t go with me.  Well I guess that is not completely true, I had some serious heartburn last night.  I can replay games and songs in my head, but the reason that I can’t sleep is not because I don’t have good distractions, but because those distractions are ultimately just distractions from the stuff that is bothering me.  What helped me sleep last night was honestly Psalm 23 memorized and repeated over and over again until I fell asleep, distraction, truth, comfort, and encouragement.

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