We finished with the devotional for the day and drove over to Suresh’s house for breakfast. While there, we had a tailor, Jonny Genius, there with different fabric patterns for safari suits. The previous day, he had been there sizing us up for shirts and our Panjabis. I had chosen two different patterns for the shirts the previous day, and this day I found two patterns for safari suits. I was pretty excited to get a tailor-made suit, even if it was a safari… Continue
Added by John Clanton on January 31, 2010 at 10:27pm —
The first FULL day of ministry was a long one filled to the brim with… ministry. Needless to say, I was exhausted and had no problem falling asleep. I was able to wake up at 5:30 without an alarm. This was good, because I had enough time to shower and then go wake up everyone. I went to prep my bucket shower and realized something: there was no hot water. I waited a little bit with the water on to see if it would get warmer and realized that I was not going to… Continue
Added by John Clanton on January 31, 2010 at 8:30pm —
''I expect you have heard the saying many times before 'chivalry is dead' normally by the woman you just let a door slam in her face, or when you sat down first for dinner and didn't offer her a seat. Chivalry was a medieval institution, a code of conduct that all knights must follow, such as virtues, honor and courtly love. Is there a place for chivalry in modern society? of course there is! and… Continue
Added by Adam on January 31, 2010 at 6:13pm —
The cold outside went only as far as the meeting house door; warmth was generated inside by the Sun (through the frosted windows), worship in the Spirit and fellowship with one another. A simple meal would prove prolific; the potluck would feed many Friends and neighbors, as well as nourish the spirit within.
Added by Scott Brenner on January 31, 2010 at 5:55pm —
Funniest movie since 'The Hangover'. Kid you not. It's about three guys that were a crime solving team as kids and though they grew older they never grew up. So you have these G rated characters in an R rated world trying to solve a double homicide. Must see.
Added by Sloan on January 31, 2010 at 4:14pm —
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and
dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To live is to risk dying,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken… Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on January 31, 2010 at 8:00am —
At some point in your life as a scholar and a gentleman, you will be called upon to pick a fine eating establishment. Maybe your friend is getting married, and you're a groomsman, or you and your boss are going out to celebrate a project you just finished, or maybe you're about to pop the question to that certain someone. With all the options, and with the associated expense of all of them, finding the right place with the right atmosphere and the proper price range can be daunting. Luckily,… Continue
Added by Stephen Webb on January 30, 2010 at 9:17pm —
Big breakfasts have their place on a Saturday morning; but not today. There's fellowship with friends, neighbors and passersby at Central Market in the city followed by an early lunch with an old acquaintance. Something with substance, I think; but not too much. A small bowl of leftover "beanies-&-weanies", a piece of cornbread and a small glass of milk just might fill the void, at least for now. What does a breakfast make? For me, tasty and satisfying.…
Added by Scott Brenner on January 30, 2010 at 7:30pm —
I haven't posted any India blogs for a few days and this blog explains why.
For the past two nights, my church, RockHarbor, has been putting on an event called Sex Love and God. It was a two day forum on God's view on sex and love. Our lead teaching pastor, Mike Erre, taught both nights. The first night was a discussion on why sex is actually a good thing and how God wants it to be good. The discussion went through parts of Song of Songs to show how this. The discussion also… Continue
Added by John Clanton on January 30, 2010 at 2:03pm —
Added by I'mCosy on January 30, 2010 at 12:13am —
Tommy and I started work on the same day; that was thirteen years ago. He has a boy about the same age as number three. He’s a good single day, although a little lost at times without the influence of a woman on raising his boy. But he loves his boy and he shows it. That means a lot to kid. Several years ago, they both got into Kung Fu.
So now, Tommy teaches Kung Fu, Shaolin Kung Fu, at a San Shou boxing school here in Lubbock. He has a small class, usually about four students, and… Continue
Added by Gregor Curry on January 29, 2010 at 5:54pm —
It's the little diner tucked away in a corner of the farmers' market; "Cindy's" or something like that. Sometimes I think it's strategically located, since I have to walk past a dozen stands offering fresh produce, smoked meats and tasty baked goods. The pretty, young waitress greets me with a wink and a smile; almost more warming to my spirit then that bowl of homemade soup I'll surely devour.…
Added by Scott Brenner on January 29, 2010 at 5:30pm —
You have done it. It has been said. What else can be said? Have you seen enough? If you have been following this week’s series on the Divorce Life-Cycle then you know that we have reached our 4th stage of Condemnation. You and I have looked at Irritation, Contemplation, and Irrigation all the while feeling the roller-coaster of emotions that accompany love in the E.R.
And…if you are going through this cycle or have in the past, you know the ebb… Continue
Added by Rod Berger, PsyD The Normal Male on January 29, 2010 at 1:43pm —
My cubicle is a mess. The papasan chair in my bedroom is used a repository for sweaters, pants, and power cables. The floor is a bookshelf on its own. There is a large stack of shipping boxes under my desk, which is itself covered in old papers, electronics that no longer work, and forms I should have mailed three months ago. I have kitchen knives still in the package on the floor of my bedroom because my kitchen is so unorganized.
Enough is enough. February I begin Operation Tidy… Continue
Added by Stephen Webb on January 28, 2010 at 8:48pm —
Been away from this site a little too long, need to check in more often.
Added by Sloan on January 28, 2010 at 7:39pm —
"Burn the Land, and Boil the Sea - You Can't Take the Sky from Me." Firefly
Fortuna Audaces Iuvat - "Fortune Favors the Bold"
Twenty four years ago today, in the Florida sunshine the space shuttle Challenger roared to the cold sky, its solid rocket boosters burning rapidly towards a failing joint and O-Ring seal that had cracked in the cold. Seventy-three seconds into the flight when the fire reached the joint it blew out the side, and hit the fuel tanks - A fiery… Continue
Added by Nagrom on January 28, 2010 at 6:30pm —
I have a younger brother who left for Haiti this morning. I couldn't be more excited for him or more proud of him. He's been wanting to visit Haiti for the last four years. You see, he was originally called to serve an LDS mission there. The week before he was to board his flight, the mission was closed to outside missionaries. So, he was sent to Fort Lauderdale Florida to work with the Haitian population there. He's going as a translator and will be gone between two and three weeks. He'll be… Continue
Added by Tanner on January 28, 2010 at 6:03pm —
Fresh, oven-baked scones; buttery and flaky, too. I did not bake them, nor did I help preserve the strawberry preserves; I merely accepted the invitation of an elderly neighbor for early noon tea, who seemed to crave conversation more than she did scones. It was win-win no matter which appetite was fed.
Added by Scott Brenner on January 28, 2010 at 3:00pm —
I am sure you never thought we would or could get to Stage 3 in the Divorce Life-Cycle. You must have thought that after the Irritation and Contemplation stages we would never be able to think about resuscitating a relationship that has caused great distress in recent weeks, months, and years.
It takes a lot of work and if you can, honestly, say that you are at this stage then you have put some work in. You have had to deal with the mortality of… Continue
Added by Rod Berger, PsyD The Normal Male on January 28, 2010 at 9:06am —
Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was not a revisionist in U.S. History, he was a realist and perhaps even a revelationist. Rest in peace, friend; know that the truth, spirit, hardships, sufferings and endurance of those people whose stories you dared bring to light will be carried on.…
Added by Scott Brenner on January 28, 2010 at 8:00am —