Confession. Every time I read or hear something Bill Nye says, I have an instant flashback to this 1990s video of him wearing jogging shorts and a cape, hands on hips, valiantly announcing: "This looks like a job for SPEED WALKER!!!" (You'll have to click over to youtube to watch. Embedding is disabled.) https://youtu.be/r4Fa7B3a0Hs And … Continue reading Bill Nye. Regular Guy.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz might call the first part of this post my "backstory." ~ I'm a firstborn and an ISTP (67%) / ISTJ (33%) who's worked with IT personnel (mostly guys) for decades. My instinctive approach is always content over context. Logic over feelings. I'd say that about 90% of the time, I have a male … Continue reading a lesson in humility. and a reminder.
I cut waaay back on facebook over the last few months. Derisive sarcasm and hate were saturating my news feed, weighing and wearing me down. As I tentatively become more active again, one of my new facebook practices is to select "I don't want to see this" whenever I read a post declaring that something … Continue reading say what you mean. don’t be mean when you say it.
The first curse word each of my children heard came out of my mother's mouth. Let's just say it wasn't one of the curse words you might find in the Bible. She wasn't angry. or frustrated. or hurt in any way. She wasn't speaking passionately about anything of significance. It was just a passing thoughtless … Continue reading #edify: profanity
It is what it is. Pray about it. Change what you can change. Fix what you can fix. But if you can't change it - if you can't fix it - deal with it and move on. Getting upset about it will just be time you'll never get back because when you're finished being upset, … Continue reading it is what it is.
This morning, I followed a link in my facebook news feed to an article about a family who was praying for a loved one fighting cancer. It wasn't the article that hit me. It was the comments. Comment. After comment. After comment. After comment. Strongly, condescendingly and sarcastically deriding prayer. And people who pray. The … Continue reading Happy atheists don’t care if Christians pray. They just don’t.
Sunday evening. Easter Sunday. I was sitting at the kitchen table, focused on my laptop. PinkGirl came over and turned my chair sideways so she could curl up on my lap and lay her head on my shoulder. "Mom? How can I find joy in God?" wow. 13 years old. Immediately, I prayed. "Lord, is … Continue reading whatever may pass and whatever lies before me.
Maybe it's the chaos in my house. or the chaos of the last year and a half. or the abundance of time I've had to think about the chaos of the last year and a half while I'm attending to the mindless task of shoveling the chaos in my house... maybe I'm just tired. or … Continue reading The lying tempter would persuade.
“C.S. Lewis (on reading another author): "He brought me violently face to face with..." from Yours, Jack by C.S. Lewis YES! I LOVE it when that happens! It's why I read dead guys and footnotes when I don't have to. I love it when a writer makes me think. I love it when my beliefs … Continue reading therefore I quote: “violently face to face”
a Quote: "A friend of mine is a singer. From time to time she goes to record vocal tracks at a studio here in town. One evening she went and she was in a different room than she had ever been in before. In a studio, there is always some form of sound absorbing material, … Continue reading four minutes with God: in the dark, surrounded by trees.