When we got married, my friends gave me and WifeGeeding the same present, a toaster, six of the same kind. It really was a great idea. Wedding guests were trying to figure out what was in all of the same sized boxes all wrapped identical, we got a good laugh and memory out of it, we got something we actually registered for, and returned the other five toasters which were as good as getting cash. Well, the toaster we saved died on us this week, it almost made it 13 years.
Yesterday was Donuts with Dad at BoyGeeding’s preschool. Major props to the single mom that showed up wearing a men’s suit complete with a tie and fake moustache.
There are many songs I like but can’t understand the lyrics and sometimes the meaning. One of those songs came on the radio yesterday and thanks to my smartphone I was able to identify the song and the lyrics – “Kryie” by Mr. Mister. It’s a fun song, but I could never understand what or how to actually say”Kryie eleison” and chalked it up as some love song. Per the song’s Wiki page:
Kýrie, eléison means “Lord, have mercy” in Greek, and is a part of many liturgical rites in Eastern and Western Christianity. Kýrie, eléison; Christé, eléison; Kýrie, eléison is a prayer that asks “Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy”. According to author, the entire song is, essentially, a prayer.
News from the capital of Wales – The Guardian – An investigation has been launched after a pornographic film was accidentally shown during the funeral of a father and his baby son.
James Robinson – Should Religious Leaders ‘Get Political’? Yes, But … – I have often said that religious leaders should champion principles rather than parties and personalities. When pastors rush to jump on board this or that politician’s campaign, it risks making the church appear to be an arm of a party or politician. But the solution isn’t to disengage from politics.
Benjamin L. Corey – 10 Tips To Raising Christian Kids After Fundamentalism – I feel like the title of the post sounds a bit hard (I’m a pretty passive guy, anyways), but the material in the article is more thought out and I really like #9 and #8, though many of you will vehemently disagree. I think the author needs to distinguish there are varying levels of fundamentalism, because sometimes there’s not a difference in these parental approaches, and at times he appears overly critical. But with many things in life, it isn’t about agreeing or disagreeing, but promoting thought.
And here are his results – After 50 straight pints of ice cream, I clock in at 143.5 lbs (down 9.9 lbs) and 12% body fat (down 3%). I’ve lost some water weight, but no discernible muscle mass. I’ve added half an inch of muscle to my chest and slimmed my waist 1.5” to 29.5”. My biceps are the same size as they began.