Archive for November, 2004

And so it goes…

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

Holland is now euthanizing babies. Apparently Hitler was decades before his time.
Ok, so these babies were terminally ill. We’re all terminally ill. We’re all dying, but that doesn’t change the value of life, nor should it for terminally ill, deformed or otherwise disabled individuals.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

Thanksgiving is over for most people, but it shouldn’t be. Mrs. BDK elaborates.

My Hindsight is not quite 20/20 yet…

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

I attend several Bible studies each week. Recently we were covering the subject of suffering in the book Lies Women Believe (highly recommended). I finally grasped a concept and God (I hope) pieced it together in my head to make some sense.
I’ve struggled with how I should look back on a couple extremely […]

I’ve Killed My TV

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

I have. No more TV. Buh-bye. It wasn’t a deliberate act of technological murder as much as neglect that lead to irrelevance and eventual death of said television.
I haven’t watched it since the election except for once or twice to see what was on Leno or Letterman. I don’t miss […]

What is Bush thinking?

Monday, November 29th, 2004

I’ve been leary about Bush’s decisions (or lack of decisions) when it comes to illegal immigrants. Now that he doesn’t need the conservative right to stay where he is, does that mean it’ll get worse?
La Shawn Barber has an informative post on Bush’s nominee for Attorney General. Ought we have, “a […]


Monday, November 29th, 2004

I spent all weekend being nice to people. Being nice to people so you can sell them stuff is really exhausting. SO many times I wanted to be far more honest with them than I was. Stupid customer…always being right. I am so mentally exhausted from being nice to people that […]

Spoon Pie

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

Tonight I made spoon pie (pumpkin flavor). The trick to making good spoon pie is using warm dough to make the crust, making sure the crust doesn’t actually come up the sides of the pie pan and most importantly, making sure the diners being served don’t mind digging in with their spoons instead of […]


Thursday, November 25th, 2004

I am thankful for a good many things but none of them compare to the thanks I feel for Christ’s sacrifice. He would rather go to Hell for me than be in Heaven without me. I know me, and I have to conclude that a love like that is unfathomable.
I am […]

The Quotable Devona

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

We need to remind people that they are really sinners. And if you feel bad about yourself, it’s not low self esteem, it’s self honesty. Go to church, and confess. God has already offered the sacrifice.
Devona from Love and Blunder said this in her comment on a post at Here We Stand and I thought […]

Christian Carnival XLV

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

Christian Carnival XLV is up!

The Quotable Brennan

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

The dogged fidelity of Jesus in the face of our indifference to his affection and our rampant ingratitude for his faithfulness - he is always faithful, for he cannot disown his own self (2 Tim. 2:11) - is a mystery of such mind-bending magnitude that the intellect buckles and theology bows in its presence. […]

The big, fat elephant in the room

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

Joe Carter at the Evangelical Outpost has a fantastic post on the rarely thought about sin of gluttony.
He paints a picture we see all too often enough in our land o’ plenty:
An openly homosexual couple attempting to join the congregation would be looked down upon by the obese deacon showing them to the […]

A new, useful link.

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

Looking for a Christian roommate, landlord or tenant? Try Part of each donation goes to either the Wycliffe Bible Translators or the Jesus Film Project. What a joy to see ministries tithe! This ministry is run by a friend of mine from ages past for whom I have a […]

Not a subject for mixed company

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

A recent post (and my subsequent comment) on Balaam’s Ass prompted me to finally blog about this. I don’t know that Balaam’s Ass would appreciate this tip of the hat, but for what it’s worth…
A few years ago, I had my thinking challenged. I was at a modern dance performance in a park […]

A Must See

Saturday, November 20th, 2004

Spectacular northern lights! Worth the click!

Intentional love - good plan!

Saturday, November 20th, 2004

Dennis Mansfield writes about maintaining the strength of his 27 year marriage with intentional love, intentional forgiveness by keeping “short accounts,” and not letting outside failures affect their commitment to love one another. In this age of selfish, warm-fuzzy, it’s-all-about-me marriages that shipwreck when the feelings go away, such a commentary is a sorely […]

The Reality of Dairy

Friday, November 19th, 2004

And on with the reality theme…
About a year ago I was out to dinner with some friends. I was shoveling a piece of filet mignon into my mouth when my friend looked at me and said, “How’s your seared cow flesh?” I laughed, looked at the milkshake he was working on and responded, […]

More stuff!

Friday, November 19th, 2004

I’ve added some new products to my stores:
Elle’s Emporium of Intolerance for Public Schools
Elle’s Emporium of Intolerance for Bad Biology
Elle’s Emporium of Intolerance -N- Rust Acceptance
Elle’s Emporium of Intolerance for Celebrating Diversity

The Reality of Soup

Thursday, November 18th, 2004

The following is an excerpt from a lunchtime chat I had with a friend who, while giving me permission to blog the conversation, didn’t want to be identified. I thought it entertaining enough to share:
Elle_at_work says: You know, soup is just water that a dead animal has been stewing in
Unidentified_Friend says: thanks for that
Elle_at_work says: I think […]

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Detriot Free Press Staff Writer Mary Owens reports:
It was an unwanted pregnancy, police said.
And for several weeks, her 16-year-old boyfriend struck her in the belly with a baseball bat in an effort to terminate her pregnancy, police said.
In October, the 16-year-old girl had a miscarriage in her Richmond Township house, said Michigan State Police Sgt. […]