Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blogging Slump

is left on the back burner
summer will not help

but in other news
spring is here! birds are chirping
and flowers blooming

Thursday, April 23, 2009


When I found this gem, it was crusty and black. I've always said that if I had skills I would love to flip a house. You know, buy an old crusty house for cheap, fix it up real nice and then sell it for profit. This is a good starter project for me if I ever decide to go in that direction. Except I won't sell it for profit. I will (attempt to) bake some cinnamon rolls in it (after it's all cleaned up of course), and then put it back in the faculty kitchen where I found it.

As I was scrubbing like crazy, I had a thought. This is the most satisfying and annoying work, all at once. Satisfying because I can see my progress, yet so annoying because it takes so long to even get a little bit accomplished. Much like life. I have all these plans (make cinnamon rolls, for example), and I'm making some progress, but it can be such hard work. But satisfying.

Monday, April 20, 2009


awkward in your skin,
i feel as uncomfortable
as you, when you speak

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Who is a person at their core? Is it who they are in a familiar situation? Or is it who they become when they are faced with the unknown?
Is it who you are when you are prepared, or is it who you are when you are caught off guard?
If it is the first half of the sentences, then I am laid-back and fun at my core.
If it is the second half, then I am high-strung and sometimes mean at my core.
At any rate, I need to work on being more consistent.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cursive writing

The instructions of the LORD are perfect,
reviving the soul.
The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
Psalm 19:7

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Currently Reading.

So far I really like it. I'm only on chapter 31, so I feel like I haven't even gotten to the meat of it yet. But so far, I really like it.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Shack

The longer I wait to do the review, the worse the review will be. So I don't think that this will really be a review, but instead the start of a discussion. Hopefully. If people comment. If not, then a forgotten post.

We picked up this book in Sweden in an English bookstore on sale for about 2 American dollars. We had heard lots about it, and figured it was high time we read it. Especially for 2 dollars.

I read most of it in the airport/airplane/bus ride home. Generally, I liked it for what it was. Will I base the rest of my life on it? No. Not completely. Do I still chew on some of the views of God presented in this book? Sure.

For those who haven't read it, it is a fictional story about a man whose young daughter was tragically murdered (I guess that is a little redundant, what murder isn't tragic?) in a shack. Years later, while he is still mourning, God writes him a note inviting him back to this same shack to spend the weekend with Him. So, he goes and hangs out with God for the weekend...has some interesting conversations, and deals with his sorrow.

I liked that God was totally present and relateable.

At times I felt that the book was a bit indulgent, and I forgot that it was a novel and not a pulpit. If that makes any sense. I think it is a book that people should definitely read and discuss. Whether you agree with it or not.

I have more thoughts, but would like to hear yours.
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