Sunday, December 13, 2015

That sermon Sunday

Guys, some of you who read this nonsense blog go to our church. That means you may have heard Brad teach on Sunday. You may have also seen him "looking like he came straight out of Hudson Hawk," (He looked fresh, people. Daniel should not be jealous just because he has no hairs to get cut at Hudson Hawk.)

I need to clue you in on a few things regarding what you heard and saw on Sunday. (This pastor's wife gig has me all sorts of weirded out and awkward. I guess I might as well see what the future "church planter's wife" gig does to me. At least I'm one step closer to Jen Hatmaker status: four kids, adoptive mom, writer (ish), "Jen," sarcastic, and now CHURCH PLANTER.) 

Just so you know, I have the urge to clear up things Brad says on stage every time he gets up there. I might make it a thing. 

1--I think he looks GOOD in that vest and his cool kid jeans. It almost makes the ridiculous bushyness of his beard ok. In fact, I think it makes his beard look hot. Don't you dare tell him I said that. (That beard, though, really...I'd settle for a trim, if nothing else.)

2--"Don't judge me." Yes, this is a go-to phrase around the Lotz house. Yes, he DID buy a bag of frozen burritos Saturday night. Yes, he did eat them at 11 PM. (Side note: Yes, we DID already have a Sam's-sized bag of the same burritos in our freezer. Dear future dinner guests, do you like burritos?)

Also, he went to Wal-Mart last night for hair gel. This is so out of the ordinary for him that I don't even know what to say about it. I guess he has to keep me on my toes.

And yes, he did get a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch in his Wal-Greens trip Friday night. It was absolutely annihilated by 8:05 am Saturday morning, just ten minutes after the boys found it.

I requested a carton of Ben and Jerry's Phish Food on his trip last night. That carton has two bites remaining. Don't judge me. 

3--To me, the fact that he loves God's Word is the most attractive thing in the world. God's Word, and even Brad's love for God's Word in and of itself, has revolutionized our marriage. It has been the standard by which we have discerned our actions, our reactions, our opinions, and our thoughts. Brad has been the guiding light on that standard, and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

4--I sometimes worry that his intensity--mixed with his black beard and furrowed brows--frightens people to the point of no return. In all honesty, he could smile more but it would just be weird. 

5--When he says words like "crap" in a service I quietly cringe and shake my head from my seat in the back row. But then I laugh because I can't help myself. I just love him.