Other Weekend ThoughtsAugust 19, 2008 by Gilbert Leave a CommentWow Michael Phelps was amazing in the Olympics!Did you see the finish to his 7th gold medal? I was using the DVR to go through frame by frame to see the finish…incredible!I’ll be glad when the Olympics are over though so I can get to bed earlier.I received my new personal credit card because the expiration date was about to expire.I was cutting up the old one, when I noticed that I was cutting up my church card instead.Yet further proof that I am an idiot.Sunday at 9:15 I said that Eisenhower had approved the Interstate Highway System in 1965.Afterwards I was told that couldn’t possibly be right that it had to be…in the 1950’s.Went back and checked my notes…”65″ was what I had written, but this guy was old enough to know so I changed it to 1955 in the second Experience.Went home and checked the book I had used as my original source and it said 1965…but yet I knew that was wrong.In doing more research, I discovered it was actually 1956…the book had transposed the last two numbers and an editor never caught the mistake.History not having been one of my stronger subjects in school…I didn’t pick up on it and trusted that a hugely popular book would have no errors.Uhhh, guess I was wrong…so now I have yet one more thing to do each week as I study…make sure editors did there job correctly…aye-curumba.Speaking of the message…I’ll never figure you guys out. This week’s message has already been downloaded and/or listened to online more times than last week’s.You’d think that dealing with anger would have been more popular than loneliness….but again what do I know.I was really proud of my former boss Rick Warren this weekend!The way he handled the Saddleback Civil Forum with John McCain and Barak Obama was awesome!I was so refreshing to hear each of the candidates talk as real people, not their canned stump speeches.I love that Rick asked some tough questions, like which Supreme Court Justice would you not have nominated?Best line of the night goes to Barak Obama. When asked by Rick what constitutes rich, Barak said, “Well if your book has sold 25 million copies…”What’s amazing about Rick though is he has given most of the money away. In addition to 5 non-profit organizations that he has helped to launch, he tithes 90% of his income and he has stopped taking a salary from the church.Oh yeah, he also paid back 25 years worth of salary.I miss getting to spend time with him. 🙁But if I was still there…I wouldn’t be here…and I love you guys and the privilege of being your pastor!God is definitely doing something awesome in our midst and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.Another big announcement coming soon!