Short & Sweet - week beginning December 12

Greetings from the Planet Blue Tour Troupe in L.A!
Let's catch up: How do you cram 12 days' of Christmas, New York, LA, Disneyland, airplane flights and spiritual insights into one succinct passage? You don't! You spread the love over a number of posts for the week. For now, let's just say I've never felt more earnestly enveloped in a Godly love bubble nor seen the world – outside my home town – from this perspective; it's one thing to talk about the onslaught of capitalism, the disparity between rich and poor and the glaring chasm between what we aspire to and what God aspired to for us when he sent us Jesus Christ, but another to see it laid out before you. On a light note, I have never appreciated Australian coffee more: American coffee is crap!
This week's agenda: I have become very attached to my Planet Blue Tour group – parting will be sweet sorrow. Returning to Oz, I shall resume regular blogging on Thursday after gifts and cuddles are issued!
The Word for the Week: "David encouraged himself in the Lord..." (1 Samuel 30:6). When all feels desolate and cold and the world turns its back, there's always hope and comfort to be found in the Lord.
Quote of the Week: "We should be the fragrance of Christ, like a nice Bvlgari for men." Michael, my tour leader at our Sunday morning devotion. word for the week: felonious \fuh-LOH-nee-uhs\, adjective:
1. Wicked; base; villainous.
2. Law. Pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony: as in, felonious homicide; felonious intent. As in, "A typical tour of L.A. includes passing by the site where Tupac got shot, where Lindsay Lohan spends her time under house arrest and generally depressing felonious celebrity miscellany."
Reading: The New Yorker, New York Magazine's end-of-year special, O The Oprah Magazine's January issue and Geoffrey Blainey's A Short History of Christianity (still ploughing through it!) en route from L.A. to Sydney.

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