Tonight I’m planning on posting a summer salad recipe to beat all summer salad recipes. (I know I’m jumping the gun on the seasons…but it’s supposed to be 88 degrees here today, people. And summer-esque warmth should be appreciated whenever it comes to call!)

For now, here’s an insightful thought to start your day from the Stuff Christians Like blog by Jon Acuff:

I think when we start serving a faceless, corporate God, we lose touch with the personal, intimate relationship that is available. I think we start feeling that when we give our lives to God he is going to turn us into the opposite of who we currently are. If you’re a writer, he’s going to make you study calculus. If you love people, he’s going to make you become a solitary nun. If you hate missions, he’s going to instantly send you to Africa.

But maybe we’re wrong. Maybe it’s time to forget Brad Pitt. Forget the job or degree you think is going to change your life forever. Maybe it’s time to forget the faraway, impersonal God. Maybe the guy who created your thing, the guy who hid it where not even a super model or an astronaut could find it, maybe he wants to show you want it’s all about. Maybe he is more 1 to 1 than we can possibly imagine.