Greatest Twits. #narcissism #ICYMI

Just because it’s my blog and for fun, here are some of my personal favorite tweets from the last few months.  (context in parenthesis when necessary)


I’ve yet to figure out if my goldendoodle is a narcissist, a full-fledged psychopath, or simply an extrovert
So, it’s just a matter of time until Brittany Spears and Miley Cyrus are dating…on a Reality TV show, right? We’re like 14-18 months away

#DearCongress , Not really surprised, I had already lost faith in you when you allowed an American remake of #Oldboy

Someday, I hope to have the kind of loving relationship with my wife, that she has with our goldendoodle. #puppylove


Does anyone else picture Bobcat Goldthwaite when you hear Eddie Vedder sing? Or just really miss Bobcat Goldthwaite? (before I saw him in the Robin Williams Snickers Commercial)

So, there’s a new show called “dads” about annoying/overbearing dads, and a new show called “moms” about annoying/overbearing moms? #sigh

Newschannel 5 anchorwoman dressed like she graduated from Prof Xavier’s School for Gifted Mutants #nashville (funky leather)

“Keep it real, bro.” -Carl Rogers

Buying gas in 2013 is like gambling. Do I fill up in case it jumps 20 cents or only put in $5, hoping it drops. #Syria


some days I feel like an artist trapped in a scientist’s brain & other days I just put Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Little Wing” on repeat & all is okay

My wife just made me kill a spider instead of doing it for me #toughlove

Because of my growing hatred of mosquitos, I may have to change my long-held position on spiders. #enemyofmyenemyismyfriend

HEY, #Falloutboy, keep your stupid songs out of my dark/business. Thank you.

When I listen to “Hail to the King” by #AvengedSevenfold, I pretend they are a #Christian rock band, at least during the chorus

My neighbors are going to think I am a devoted Catholic: my bug checking/swatting routine closely resembles the “sign of the cross”

I put “exercise” in my daily planner, but added an “?” to give myself an out.

Why do we have a marriage problem in this country? People freak out about a 2-yr #commitment to THEIR PHONE!!

Why does so much of current rock sound like Nine Inch Nails shattered into a 100 tiny pieces?

Had a great time at a family reunion today. Of course, it wasn’t my family, so there’s that

My kids have been constantly sharpening pencils on electric sharpener; thinking about how old I would be when I got out of prison…

you can follow, ya know, if you want to: @briannicklaus


Barclay on Christian Blogging and Facebook Groups

“The Greek philosophers spent their time on discussions.  The Jewish Rabbis spent their time building up imaginary and edifying genealogies for the characters of the Old Testament. The Jewish Scribes spent endless hours discussing what could and could not be done on the Sabbath, and what was and was not unclean.  It has been said that there is a danger that a man may think himself religious because he discusses religious questions.  There is a kind of discussion group which argues simply for the sake of arguing.  There is a kind of group which will argue for hours about theological questions.  It is much easier to discuss theological questions than it is to be kind and considerate and helpful at home, or efficient and diligent and honest at work.  There is no virtue in sitting discussing deep theological questions when the simple tasks of the Christian life are waiting to be done.  It is indeed true that such discussions can be nothing other than an evasion of Christian duties.”

My poor little neglected blog…..

I am ramping up for the most busy, stressful, exciting 3 months of my life.  But I think I need to blog more to get through it.

I still haven’t shared much from my retreat. Kinda processing.  Kinda moved on.

I may go way back to share more of my story.  I left off around the time I returned from Italy and before I went to Harding.

I have been reading my journals/diaries from HS and college and laughing at myself.  May share some poems or stuff from way back.

I will prob blog more about psychology/mental health stuff since that will be a focus in my life the next 3 years and until I die.

And talk about transitions.

Happy New Year

Well, I haven’t blogged much and don’t promise anything for 2012 but wanted to start off the year looking ahead.

I can’t wait til Tulsa.  I love my week at Camp.  I know sometime this year we will visit family down south and that is always great.

I am preaching through Mark’s Gospel, and will begin a study of Ephesians on Wednesday nights later in January.  I will probably also teach an Intro to the Bible class this summer.

I got some good books with Christmas money and hope to read more this year than last.  In addition to working my way through the Sherlock Holmes stories, I plan to read “Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes” (already started), “Paul through Middle Eastern Eyes”, “The Celtic Way of Evangelism”, “Guns, Germs, and Steel”, the “Philosophy of Horror”, “Men, Women, and Chainsaws” and more.

I also got a new camera so I may turn my blog into a foto blog at some point.  At least expect some pictures, maybe more pics than posts.

For example: Click for a full view.