4 Great Things plus Congress and (sigh) the Redskins

The Washington Redskins stink–again–and it occurs to me–again–that their failures bring me more frustration than their successes bring me joy. It seems like there is a higher truth in there somewhere. Maybe the truth is that we (and by “we” I mean “I”) shouldn’t invest so much mental energy into following sports teams.

If you haven’t purchased Francesca Battistelli’s Christmas album yet, you really should. Man, it’s good.It’s not new this year, it’s just really good.

According to the media, Democrats and Republicans have created the framework for a budget deal a month before their deadline, so we’ll be spared all the media drama about another looming governmental apocalypse. How’d the two sides do it? Apparently they have given up on unrealistic goals like trying to spend within their means. Perhaps their attitude is “Hey, a $17.3 trillion debt doesn’t seem to be hurting us too badly, so how much worse could $18 trillion be?”

Nelson Mandela was not a perfect man, but he lived for something greater than himself. We should all have such a priority.

My favorite people to follow on Twitter are those who mix good information, profound thoughts, and funny stuff. Because of this my favorites are Ed Stetzer, Lee Strobel, Bryan Duncan, and…okay, I’ll admit it, someone who calls himself “Rev. No Respect.” His image (or is it “his avatar?”) is a picture of Rodney Dangerfield.

Hey! Christmas is coming!