Sunday, May 31, 2009
FACEBOOK PHOTO ALBUM OF BRAZIL TRIP 2009.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
From this blog you can also find Twitter and Facebook connections for those on the trip if that is something you want to explore.
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Friday, May 08, 2009
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search (http://www.flickr.com/).
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Mosaic Maker. Change rows to 3 and columns to 3 (http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php).
d. Save the image and post it on this note!
e. If you're tagged, pass it on.
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. Favorite drink?
5. Dream vacation?
6. Favorite hobby?
7. What you want to be when you grow up?
8. What do you love most in life?
9. One word to describe you?
1. Ruth's Drive In, 2. A Loaf of Bread, 3. An Appointment with Indigo, 4. i love you water. i miss you diet coke., 5. Little Cabin in the woods..., 6. Snowflake Curtain, 7. The devoted secretary, 8. underneath a star, 9. Twilight and Blossoms, Mendocino County
Thursday, May 07, 2009
So, Cootie spent today watching Little House on the Prairie (with Filbert) and now she insists that I call her Half Pint and wants desperately to go fishin' with Mr. Edwards tomorrow. If I knew a Mr. Edwards (or just someone who wanted to take a dog dressed like Laura Ingalls fishing) I'd be happy to oblige.
I'm so glad that this all came to my attention as I sat down to eat my lunch and check personal email, etc. so I have time to visually wander through some delightful places.
THANK YOU JULIE!!
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Monday, May 04, 2009
My friend Tom Lin pointed me (and others) to this video on his blog (it was at the top of the blog roll when I posted my Deuteronomy post just now) and I have to share it, too. These are students in the InterVarsity chapter at Drake University. I think they have also met the Rock who is perfect and just and right -- and whose mercy is new every morning.
I dare you to watch this and not be encouraged.
1 Listen, O heavens, and I will speak;
hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2 Let my teaching fall like rain
and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants.
3 I will proclaim the name of the LORD.
Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect,
and all his ways are just.
A faithful God who does no wrong,
upright and just is he.
Moses -- 120 years old and all of his peers are dead. He knows that Joshua is going to lead the people of Israel into the Promised Land soon. He has seen this land from the mountain top but will not be entering it himself because of his own faithlessness (see the end of Deut. 32 for a brief description of that). And this is his last song to the nation he has lead for four decades. It is a song that God taught him and instructed him to sing. He has preached some extraordinary sermons over the past days (recorded as the book of Deuteronomy) recounting the Law and the journey to this place and he is about to die.
I love this introduction -- and Moses' confidence in who God is. I see this as key to all that is right about Moses. Key to his humility and his confidence. Moses was intimately engaged with the God of all creation, the Lord of Heaven and Earth, the Eternal One.
Over the past months we've been studying the life of Moses in BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) and I've grown to love and respect Moses like never before. One of the strengths of BSF is the consistent reminder (usually through questions) that a study of God's Word is intended to impact every aspect of our lives -- our minds and hearts and souls -- and to play out in our words and actions and relationships.
Today I ask myself how I will live differently because I know the Rock whose works are perfect and whose ways are just and right? How will that show in my attitudes and choices on a Monday in May?
When I am doing a Bible study where I need to jump from one passage to another for various questions, I love Bible Gateway. I've created a hyperlink to Bible Gateway @ Deuteronomy 32 in case you want to see this passage in context or just check out this internet tool. The other Bible tool I love is YouVerion. If you have not signed up there, you might want to at least check it out. I have an idea of how I want to use that tool over the summer (starting over the summer, anyhow) -- I'll get back to you on how that goes.