Sunday, November 13, 2011

I don't really mind driving; in fact often I kind of enjoy it.  This weekend I had to drive for 5 and 1/2 hours, which gave me the perfect opportunity to think and pray and sing and to listen to some good sermons.  One in particular by John Piper I found relevant to my life, and part of it very relevant to this blog.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Tagines and Turnovers

For some time now, I have been wanting to do a post about cooking.  Instead, I decided to start a separate blog so that when I want to do this, I can (without changing the nature of this blog)!

I am going to shamelessly advertise that new blog, called From Tagines to Turnovers.  Hopefully you will enjoy this other side of me!

To tie this 'advertisement' into the current blog you are reading, I'll give you a quotation from a book I'm reading called Living the Resurrection by Eugene Peterson:
"The unimaginable transcendence of resurrection is assimilated into the routine and ordinary of actions -- eating a meal.  We have a long tradition among Christians, given shape and content by our Scriptures, that practices the preparing, serving, and eating of meals as formational for living the resurrection.  A culture of inhospitality forebodes resurrection famine." (p59)
Certainly something to think about in our culture of busyness, isolation, and fast food.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

New! Email Feed

I just wanted to let you know that this blog now has the capability of being followed via email!  Just enter your email in the box on the right and you will get automatic updates every day that I post.  There will be links in the email back to the blog, in case you prefer reading it on the actual site.


Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The greatest danger...

Something I read today:

"The great danger facing all of us [...] is not that we shall make an absolute failure of life, nor that we shall fall into outright viciousness, nor that we shall be terribly unhappy, nor that we shall feel that life has no meaning at all - not these things  The danger is that we may fail to perceive life's greatest meaning, fall short of its highest good, miss its deepest and most abiding happiness, be unable to render the most needed service, be unconscious of life ablaze with the light of the Presence of God - and be content to have it so - that is the danger.  That some day we may wake up and find that always we have been bust with the husks and trappings of life - and have missed life itself.  For life without God, to one who has known the richness and joy of life with Him, is unthinkable, impossible.  That is what one prays one's friends may be spared, satisfaction with a life that falls short of the best, that has in it no tingle and thrill which comes from a friendship with the Father. "
- Philips Brooks