Sunday, January 30, 2011

I Never Knew

But apparently I am dangerous!

Just check out the "discussion" on this thread (starting about 3/4 of the way down the first page).  This poster and I have been into it before, this is just a sampl;e.

But I never knew I was so dangerous!

Although Gandalf does remind us that we are all dangerous in our own way, even mild little Pippin.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Favourite passages

Over at RGBP Songbird writes:
Twenty years ago, I was on a Pastoral Search Committee, and one of the questions we asked the ten candidates we interviewed in the first round was to tell us their three favorite passages of scripture. I loved hearing the variety of verses quoted and even learned some that I didn't know, such as the last line of one of this week's lectionary passages:

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8) 

For today's Friday Five, list your five favorite passages/verses from the Bible and tell us something about why you love them.
Before I start let me say that I am SO glad that wasn't an interview question I was asked. ANd this is a real challenge, so many passages that don't make today's cut.  All the passages below can be read here
  1. Deuteronomy 30:15-20 "I have set before you today a choice..." I once used this passage when writing a sermon for Ethics in seminary.  It is just such a great way to remind us that our choices matter.
  2. Matthew 25:31-46 The Sheep and the Goats Is there a better answer to "why do good things?" than this passage, this is what love of neighbour means.  Besides I always love that way of telling people to go to Hell in verse 41
  3. 1 COrinthians 13 Paul at his finest, the hymn to love need I say more?  OVer used and misunderstood perhaps.  But still the poetry and the vision rings out.
  4. Ecclesiastes 4:7-12 a passage I always love to use for weddings especially verses 9-12.  They speak so well of the ideal of mutual support, and the reminder of the third strand in the cord in verse 12 speaks so well of the ideal of Christian partnership
  5. Amos 5:21-24 let justice roll down like water I had to have something from the prophets and can you do better than Amos?
ANd of course there are sooooooooooo many others.  Depending on mood and circumstance of course.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Apparently it Snowed....

12-18 inches of snow this weekend (after close to a foot last weekend)
The poor dog is really confused about how to get to the yard

At some point we have to deal with the other half of the driveway before the van (which is sitting in the dealership lot) gets fixed

Somewhere in that pile is a BBQ

Book 2 of 2011 -- Lady Luck Smiles Only Once

(Unfortunately I could only pull this image with the big virtual sticker on the cover)

I have had this one sitting on the counter for a few months (since Peter sent it to me) but just got around to reading it now.  It is the second novel Peter has written about Laurence Speke.

Escapist--yes but a good read when I didn't want to be made to think.

And I look forward to the next one Peter!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Classic Vignette

Tonight we are watching a show about jobs in Canadian history.  This week's episode is about settlement era jobs.  One of the fields was logging and they showed the river drive.  And that reminded me of this...

Monday, January 10, 2011

A NEw Toy/Experiment

Shortly after I arrived here I bought a voice recorder and started an archive of sermons.  The hope was to eventually be able to post them on the web.

This weekend I learned of a place that could be made to happen--for free.  So today I started playing.  THe results of the playing are here.  WHat is the sound like?  DO I need to tweak things a bit?

Tuesday, January 04, 2011


On my way home this afternoon the radio station had the answer to their daily "NEarly Impossible Question" contest.

Today the question was "What do 20% more men than women do while driving?'

The answer--Flirt.

Now admittedly I have never counted flirting as a strongpoint (or recognizing I am being flirted with for that matter).  But how do you flirt with people in other vehicles while driving?????

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Book 1 of 2011--Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

This one was a Christmas gift.  I had maybe heard the author's name in passing before but nothing about him in detail.

It is, different.  Enjoyable yes.  But definitely different.  But for a nice diversion during a holiday reading it was just was I needed.

NExt up????