Monthly Archives: July 2008

road trip

the princess of obuda and I are completing a road trip… I just commented to said princess that I don’t get why people like long trips in cars… but I get it that its the only way sometimes… but trains are far better… posted from I-64

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travel rule one

todays entry in “My Utmost” gives a clear philosophy for rule one

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learning about rest

rest – it’s important… try it…

the results are spiritual, mental and physical… yes, it’s hard to do for some of us… and it’s hard work to get ready for it… but it is important… rest… maybe some of us need to get to the point where we must have it… but, find it… it’s important, why?

“Be still…

…and know that I am God”

until we are still, we don’t reach Him as we can in still-ness

rest, it’s important.

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I sat straight up

I was channel surfing the other night (did you know cable watchers – I am not – can watch Law and Order about 10 times every day? and Star Trek at least 3?) ANYWAY, I stopped at the news and saw a picture of Radovan Karadzic, I sat straight up… could it be? YES, he had been captured! The people of the Balkans again hold their breath… to understand more about the current situation surrounding this butcher of humans and the swirl of politics that is Serbia and the EU, read this opinion from The Economist, when there, other articles are linked, including this one CLICK HERE, which gives the reader a good basic history of the killer.

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thoughts from the porch

walking on the beach
every few seconds
the wave smooths the sand
the little girl
following her dad
must stay near
to see the footprints
so they don’t fade into the wash of the wave
following God means being intentional
about keeping our eye on the footprints
of God

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soothing

sitting on the porch, watching the waves, they are constant, they are ceaseless, my bed faces the ocean, I hear the waves, they can be counted on, like God.

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reading at the beach

A couple of weeks ago in Oxford, I heard a talk about Lesslie Newbigin (by Michael Green no less) and his answers about pluralism. I picked up a couple of books by him at Blackwells and brought this one for reading during this week of resting…

It is a great primer on how we got from pre-modern thinking to modernity to post-modern thinking. I may write more about this book in days to come, but this thought stuck in my mind this morning:
“The churches of Europe and their cultural offshoots in the Americas had largely come to a kind of comfortable cohabitation with the Enlightenment.” Think about that… and then ask… should our thinking really be tied to the Enlightenment?

read on…

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