Friday, August 31, 2007

What Road Again?

[via indexed]

If you're driven, accidents can occur on the way to the hospital.
If you're only journeying, the right exit can be elusive.

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
[via scott...diagonally parked in a parallel universe]

Thursday, August 30, 2007

To Action

They seem to think that prayer is wholly unconnected to action. Considering what they're praying for, of course, this is probably a good thing. {the rest}
[via slacktivist]

These Apparent Roles

Even those who appear to be the typical mother and housewife on the surface belie these apparent roles. {the rest}
[via Shawna R. B. Atteberry]

Monday, August 27, 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Realizing Struggles

It's hard to face up to shortcomings in your own life, and oddly difficult to face up to the things you had no control over (we human beings love our control). Can I control the fact that I am, at the end of the day, pretty mediocre? Not really. I try to make myself better, but I'll never be a great musician, a great artist, a great scholar, or a great writer. There's only so much you can do with what you've got. And that's ok....

It's hard to realize that I am so often unreachable.
[via Deluded Wine]
n a world where we so often drift from day to day in a simple existence, I wonder what would happen if we allowed ourselves to be stirred to action more often? How much good would come of it? How many lives would be effected? How would our worlds be changed?

So what is your "Enough is enough!" trigger?
[via do you think it'll fly?]

Through A Mirror, Divided

Seeing Yourself Through Virtual Reality
[via Mainstream Baptist]

Slow Response, Fast Conclusions

E-mail Silence: I’m Not Writing Back Because I Hate You
[via Prof. John Stackhouse’s Weblog]

When you can't take it anymore, pour out.
When you can't give out anymore, open up.
When you don't know your level, simmer down.

When the fashion of life starts to shrink and feel snug, it's easy to feel fat.

Men: Irrelevant, Unlovable and Useless?

My baby or My job?
[via grrrl meets world]
Thoughts on Three of Them
[via Charming, but Single]
Why are we single? The male view
[via Sexless in the City]

Preacher Control

[via Streak's Blog]

Forget gun control, ...push for "preacher control" where you have to pass a basic psychological competency to get a license to Preach.

But that--unlike asking God to kill someone--would be ridiculous.
I wondered yesterday why...only invoke an imprecatory prayer against someone who, you know, wrote ...a mean letter? Why haven't we used this weapon against Osama Bin Laden? Or against terrorism in general? ...[W]e could down God's wrath on select terrorists and South American dicatators. Talk about your "smart weaponry" and "air strikes."

But that would be ridiculous. Almost like having a degree in home economics for female seminarians in a world where we might elect our first woman president next year.

In the "Not Making This Up" Category:

The Unicorn Museum
[via The Wittenburg Door Insider]

China's reincarnation station checkpoint[via The Wittenburg Blog]

and in the comments by Tyler L.:

Coming up next, America to limit the number of blessings an individual can receive from God. Such blessings are viewed as disruptive to a Free Market and, according to leading psychologists, damage a person's sense of self-reliance. Congress hopes this new law will discourage the whole “have mercy on whom I will have mercy” attitude God has taken in the past. A list of suggested blessings has been prepared for review and is expected to be mailed to God soon after the law takes effect.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Truly Difficult

It is truly difficult for me to say who has done me more good
and who has done me more evil in the world: friends or enemies. {the rest: [HTML], [PDF]}

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Jeremiah as War Resister
[via Levellers]

If you believe that every human being has the right to self determination, then how do you cope with people who claim not to want that right? {continue...}
[via slacktivist]

Saturday, August 04, 2007