Morning Coffee…

“Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth,
sing praise to the Lord,
to him who rides the ancient skies above,
who thunders with mighty voice. “
Psalm 68:32, 33

Randomness & Links

I’m dipping my toe once again into the waters of blogland with a random selection of updates and thoughts. I would try to explain them all, but that would kind of defeat the whole random idea.

thoughts on Facebook (or fb for the masses)…

I like fb because
1. I like to follow my non-local friends and family. Also, acquaintances and famous people I will never meet are pretty interesting too.
I don’t like fb because
1. I can spend too much time on the stupid quizzes.
2. I have a strange fascination with the habits of my local friends because they post status updates about anything and everything. Not that the updates are bad, they’re great. But why do I care? – what is it about me that eats all that stuff up? Did you ever have a phone on a party line? Same thing.
3. I don’t have alot of real friends and/or acquaintances. Somehow, this social interfacing website makes me feel like a dork all over again.
4. I see pictures and read updates about all the events I don’t get invited to. (dork, again!)
5. Why does Josh Harris accept my friend request? Why does he get like 50 likes and 70 comments on all of his status updates? He could fb belch and he’d get 4 thumbs up, 20 amens, and lots of virtual shoulder punches from dudes.

Anyway – I’m not cool enough for most of the fb applications. Twitter is even worse. Really. It would be so sad for me to twitter. all alone. tears.

PS – if you fb friend request me – I WILL accept. FYI.

Moving on…

swine flu? Amazing. Getting bigger each time I log on to the internet.

I’m reading “Knowing God” by Packer now. I read it in 1998 and I am amazed that all of the things that resonated with me then, resonate with me now. One thing in particular is that my quest to ‘know God’ is a quest to really have God – not more knowledge about God!

I should really be cooking bacon right now.

Some recipes I’ve gluttoned on lately…

I love this site – it is a feast for the eyes and imagination…

Tim Keller said (at The Gospel Coalition) that “you can’t really, you really can’t, minister the gospel in a life-changing way unless, like Paul always did, you discern and expose and challenge the idols of your place.” So true! I wan’t to discern, expose and challenge the idols of my heart (fb?, status?, kids?, housecleaning?) and help others to do the same!

Well – for now this randomness is good for my soul. Thanks for playing along. Now I need to go cook dinner and you can bet I’m making some garlic cheese bread!

Morning Coffee…

“…my heart stands in awe of your words.
I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.
I hate and abhor falsehood,
but I love your law.
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules.
Great peace have those who love your law;
nothing can make them stumble.”
Psalm 119:161-165

It is Not Death to Die

“It is not death to die,
To leave this weary road,
And midst the brotherhood on high
To be at home with God.

It is not death to close
The eye long dimmed by tears
And wake in glorious repose
To spend eternal years.

It is not death to bear
The wrench that sets us free
From dungeon chain, to breathe the air
To spend eternal years.

It is not death to fling
Aside this sinful dust
And rise, on strong, exulting wing,
To live among the just.

Jesus, Thou Prince of Iife,
Thy chosen cannot die;
Like Thee, they conquer in the strife
To reign with Thee on high.”

by Henri Malan, 1832

Morning Coffee…

“You have multiplied, O LORD my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,
yet they are more than can be told.”
Psalm 40:5

New posts are on the way!