- I was a better blogger when I actually blogged for the first few hours in the early early morning rather than working on all the stuff the night before it actually posts.
- I can’t decide if want to think if that dog is laughing or yawning.
- Ahhhhhhhhh, snap! Yesterday my favorite neighbor called during Lost and needed help with something, so I put the DVR on pause and went over to help. You know, love thy neighbor and all. If anything, I thought this was a great thing since I can now fast forward through the commercials. After helping him I came back home, sat in my chair, and as I grabbed the remote I accidentally hit a button, which causes the DVR to lose what was previously recorded. So no Lost for the Geedings. I’m not sure when it will appear on ABC.com or iTunes, but I’m jonesing for some Lost. Blerg.
- Instead of blerg, I really wanted to say the three words that usually comes out of Sawyer’s mouth when he gets frustrated.
- So for those of you that really care about my Lost thoughts, you may now go two weeks in a row without them . . . unless I get to watch it fairly soon and decide to post about it.
- Now I have to stay away from some of my favorite sites just in case one of them ruins this episode for me. Blerg.
- After reading this story about a Texas judge granting a mother’s request to have sperm harvested from her dead son’s body, a few questions came to mind. I don’t mean to come across as crass, disrespectful, or perverted – but how do you get sperm out of a dead man? Seriously.
- The other day as soon as I arrived to work, one of my coworkers asked if a had a few minutes to talk . . . in private. I was thinking uh, oh . . . this isn’t good. In short, he wanted to know if there was something he may have done to offend me, wanted to get it out on the table, do our best to iron out our differences, and move on. And here I was thinking I was in trouble. Actually nothing was wrong on my end, but he noticed that I darted out of two meetings yesterday faster than normal, and didn’t walk back with the team as I normally do, so he thought something was up. Truth be told, I didn’t walk back with the team after that first meeting because the cafeteria was closing in three minutes and I really wanted a chocolate-chip cookie. And I darted out of the second meeting quickly because it ran long, was at the end of the day, and another coworker was waiting on me to drive him to pick up his car at the mechanic.
- Balki Rickrolls Cousin Larry
- As I’m writing this Nightline is on, and I feel old because I actually enjoy seeing what they will showcase. Sometimes I watch, sometimes I will just switch over to Letterman. Today it’s lead story is about Mary Kay, a Dallas based company, and it’s convention. They have one heck of a beautiful headquarters btw. I remember in one finance class we learned that the building Mary Kay is currently in was originally a bank. The safe was so large, it was built first, with the building of the bank built around it. Now that safe holds a bunch of make-up. Here’s a nice picture of the building. I just wish I could find a decent picture of their fountains out front . . . most impressive.
- So far I’m really enjoying my exploration through the mainline church, and I still can’t believe that I didn’t know it existed for all these years – talk about feeling revived. Recently I found an interesting article on ReligionDispatches.org that talks about how mainline clergy often lean liberal (social justice and all), that evangelicals are just one slice of a diverse Christian family, and it also lists the seven largest mainline denominations: United Methodist Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, American Baptist Churches USA, Presbyterian Church USA, Episcopal Church, United Church of Christ, and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The last two paragraphs of that article was quite intriguing to me:
Mainline Protestant Christians haven’t gotten nearly as much public attention as evangelical Christians, maybe because their denominations and congregations include a broader diversity of views, and maybe because they prefer a less confrontational and dogmatic approach to politics—aptly characterized by sociologist Robert Wuthnow as “the quiet hand of God.” They certainly have a complex approach to public activism. While almost two-thirds agree that the United States should “maintain a strict separation of church and state,” for most that doesn’t prohibit clergy from advocating for policies that reflect their values.
It’s true that mainline denominations have shrunk in recent decades—a trend now being seen among some evangelical denominations as well—but mainline Protestants still represent about 18 percent of Americans and nearly a quarter of voters. They’re swing voters who’ve been following their clergy in moving slowly but steadily away from the GOP and establishing themselves as a complex, progressive-leaning middle. It’s clear that mainline Protestant churchgoers, as well as their clergy, can bring to our public debates voices that are grounded in Christian churches and committed to working toward the common good. The degree to which that is surprising is testimony to our need for different voices of faith in these challenging times.
- Uh, maybe that last point should have been a seperate post.
- As you may have guessed, there probably won’t be any other posts this week because of Good Friday and the Easter weekend.
- A lady at work recently had “Grace” tattooed on her right wrist. A lot of folks have asked her “who’s Grace?”
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