excuse me a sec. what are you babbling about?


“Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us – in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain …and an athlete…and a basket case…a princess…and a criminal… Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club”


this past tuesday, marked the 30th anniversary of March 24, 1984. the day that The Breakfast Club convened for saturday detention at Shermer High School. i’ve always loved this movie. who can not like the premise of these kids who start from all different walks of high school and by the end of one day forge friendships. we can only hope that they didn’t go back to being in their cliques the following monday. i like to think that Bender and Andrew spoke to Brian the next week. i like to think that Claire and Allison were able to acknowledge each other in the hall or even have a conversation. and i think that’s why John Hughes leaves us with the end the way it is. we have hope that the typical high school garbage can be overcome. we want to believe that, and that is why we love this movie. the scene at the end as Simple Minds anthemic “Don’t You, Forget About Me” plays while Brian’s character reads the essay Mr. Vernon tasked them to write is probably one of the impactful scenes for me from a movie. i mean, i was Brian in high school. so, maybe go watch The Breakfast Club sometime this week. and remember who you are.


just a quick thought today…

When your memories exceed your dreams…the end is near!  Michael Hammer

how many organizations have i been a part of where all we remember is “the good old days” or where people have said things like “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  i’ve always been under the auspice of break it and try to fix it.  move forward towards change at all cost.  shouldn’t we as believers continually be moving towards something bigger than ourselves instead of creating “safe havens”?

if we have any doubt that we should be organically moving forward, we only need to look at Ephesians 2:10 which says…

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

so we ask God to give us the dreams He has already prepared for us.  we don’t dwell on the past and a the victories of yester year, but we are in perpetual, continual forward movement.  that is why we were created.