In Lay Terms

Random Ramblings From a Church Nerd

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Advent Conspiracy

Last year, I learned about Advent Conspiracy. I think it is excellent and urge you all to think about how much "stuff" you need to give and receive and how much time with family is more important.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

My Jesus Year

I'm 33 years old today. Happy birthday to me!

I started this day by running some neti pot water through my sinuses (sexy image, I know). I just got home from getting my free mocha from Caribou Coffee. Tonight, my co-workers are having a party that will involve some birthday celebrations. It's a good day!

Many of my religion-oriented friends refer to 33 as the "Jesus year". Popular understanding is that Jesus lived to 33 when we was arrested, mocked, and killed. If I can make it past 33, I will have lived longer than Jesus (probably proving definitively that I am not the savior of the world).

There is a bit of morbidity in my understanding of my 33rd year. I hope that I do more to get through this year than just "not dying". Of course, after Jesus died, he did a lot more, so perhaps I need to have higher expectations for my birthday.

For those of you who have already had a 33rd birthday, what expectations did you have for your life by that point?