Archive for May, 2004

It will at least be fun to watch

Monday, May 24th, 2004

WorldNetDaily reports that there is a movement to form a Christian nation out of South Carolina by moving 12,000 Christians there who support seceding from the United States. The impetus for this action is the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts. The first thing I thought of while reading this is…why gay […]

About 1800 feet above sea level

Saturday, May 22nd, 2004

How much more awesome is the Creator than the creation!

less of me

Saturday, May 22nd, 2004

I’ve been pretty self-absorbed lately, trying to figure out whether to go abroad this year or next and with the deadline coming up soon, it’s been hard to concentrate on much else.
Today, however, I did something not entirely self-centered - and it’s about time! I publicly spoke the truth. The responses were interesting. […]

To go or not to go…

Thursday, May 20th, 2004

Lately my opining has taken a back seat to the need to seek God’s guidance as I make a pretty big decision in my life. It isn’t about whom I should marry or buy a house or anything - it is about whether or not I should move to a foreign country to take […]

Thai Greeks

Friday, May 14th, 2004

Here’s a good example of what happens when you preach to spiritual Greeks as if they were spiritual Jews. See my previous post for context.
Film critic Kong Rithdee offered an insight into the audiences’ reaction. “Buddhists, as most citizens in this country are, carry a different baggage walking into the theater. People adhering to […]

A thrown-together-late-night opinion

Thursday, May 13th, 2004

I’ve been thinking about this whole mess created by the abuse of prisoners at Abu Grhaib. I think I am appropriately horrified. America is above that. These few [insert favorite explicative here]-s have, in the eyes of the world, compromised the integrity and honor of every single person serving in our […]

Just in case you ever wondered…

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004

How to throw away trash cans.

Christian Carnival

Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

Spare Change has this week’s Christian Carnival divided up into a mission field theme - interesting!

The quotable Teddy

Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

“To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.”
-Theodore Roosevelt
This has been illustrated for us recently - sadly, at the expense our military’s reputation.

The quotable Donald

Saturday, May 8th, 2004

“America is not what’s wrong with the world.”
-Donald Rumsfeld

Makita or Black & Decker?

Friday, May 7th, 2004

This research by Barna reminds me of a very good article by Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis on why people are uninterested in the Gospel message.
In a video presentation that sort of goes along with it, he explains that reaching out to unbelievers with the Good News isn’t enough. Noting how Paul, in Acts […]

Eagle eye

Thursday, May 6th, 2004

I took this yesterday. He (or she? - one would think at this angle it would be easy to tell) was just sitting in the tree above me watching people walk by. I suppose he could have been scoping out some of the small dogs on the trail for dinner. Mmmmmm toy […]

When guns are outlawed…

Tuesday, May 4th, 2004

Democratic lawmakers are eyeing a ban on .50-caliber sniper rifles…
“Just imagine if a terrorist got their hands on one of these guns and trained their sights on a train pulling hazardous cargo through the heart of Washington, D.C. It’s a horrifying scenario that only a terrorist would want to see unfold,” Mr. Moran said.
In the […]

Phinally, photos

Monday, May 3rd, 2004

I hiked myself into some ugly blisters today, so I’m finally sitting still long enough to get help fixing the problem with my pictures not showing up on the posts for 5.1.04.
Sorry, no pictures of the ugly blisters.
Scroll down and take a look.

The quotable Scott

Monday, May 3rd, 2004

“No matter how smart you are, you spend much of your day being an idiot.”
-Scott Adams

D’oh!

Sunday, May 2nd, 2004

New archaeological finds show that Homeric and Hollywood epics may be based on more than just myth
The famous story - originally told in Homer’s epic poem The Iliad - has always been considered more myth than reality. Now, says Ms Hughes, a collection of shattered tablets discovered beneath the Greek city of Thebes could completely […]

Another beautiful day today…

Saturday, May 1st, 2004

Some friends and I went Geocaching then had a toasty campfire down on the beach.
This photo is unedited.
God is such an exquisite artist. I can’t wait to see what His creation looks like sans sin.
It’s supposed to rain this weekend, so my feet are soon to be back up on my cyber-soapbox.

Beautiful hiking weather makes it hard to stay inside

Saturday, May 1st, 2004

The weather the last couple days has been fantastic. I took this yesterday, but it was so sunny that when I got the image home, it was all washed out…had to tinker with the image a little to make it look closer to what the view actually was.