Monthly Archives: February 2010

Good things in February. 10

Just like last month, please link your own good things in the comments! We will have another good things party! February 1 – Cleaned out all our old magazines. Filed the recipes and book reviews I wanted to save. Total dorky happiness about it, yes. February 2 – Best workday lunch ever. I would explain […]

A fashionable Friday night. 1

Mike has gone skiing with our youth group, so I am on my own this weekend. Unfortunately, I have developed a bit of a cold. I am hoping it’s nothing more serious than that. I have had a low-grade fever for the past couple of days. So the exciting Friday night at my house consists […]

To whom it may concern. 7

(This picture reminded me of some old-school Derek Webb, but instead of running across a box of letters, it’s a box of music. Just go with it, okay?) We haven’t done this in a while! — Dear Man on the Next Elliptical, You are coughing or snorting kind of a lot. It is very distracting. […]

Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis 0

Today at lunch, I finished this year’s Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Mare’s War. I received it from Random House a few months ago and thought that it looked interesting, but never got around to reading it (I know I read a lot, but I still don’t get to read everything I want to). I […]

Chasing after the wind. 3

A while back, I read an article that was talking about poor relationships with in-laws and making suggestions about how to “fix” that problem. The article, written by someone with good in-law relationships, was essentially based on the idea that you should check your own attitude first and if you are nice and pray a […]

Although I do not hope to turn 0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtsofan/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 “If the lost word is lost, if the spent word is spent If the unheard, unspoken Word is unspoken, unheard; Still is the unspoken word, the Word unheard, The Word without a word, the Word within The world and for the world; And the light shone in darkness and Against […]

It is totally okay for me to post this, because my mom sent it to me. 1

My mom really knows how to pick ‘em – YouTube videos AND basketball teams.

Streams of mercy, never ceasing. 11

Within every subculture, there are things that probably seem meaningless to an outsider, but are important indicators of hierarchy to those within. You see this with school uniforms, when students do whatever they can to indicate their status and individuality. A hairbow, the right kind of shoes, a certain style of hair. (If you don’t […]

Without words the pictures will be meaningless. 3

For several years, I was a scrapbooker. I started to say that I was an avid scrapbooker, but I am not sure that’s true. I think avid scrapbookers are the people who buy all the little trinkety things that go on their pages. And that is not me. For me, scrapbooking was always about putting […]

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky 3

Raskolnikov felt sick But he couldn’t say why When he saw his face reflected In his victim’s twinkling eye Some things you do for money And some you’ll do for fun But the things you do for love Are gonna come back to you one by one -The Mountain Goats, “Love, Love, Love” Fact: Everything […]

Super Bowl Sunday means different things to different people. 9

Previous Male Bakeoff Entries: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and last year’s Best of Show. Have I ever talked about our slight obsession with Sky Mall? Mike and I are fascinated by Sky Mall. Who needs to shop in the air? Why are their products so weird? Where can we put this globe that would secretly […]

Continually waiting. 5

Life is a constant Advent season: we are continually waiting to become, to discover, to complete, to fulfill. Hope, struggle, fear, expectation and fulfillment are all part of our Advent experience. -Life Is An Advent Season, Connections, 11-28-1993 This was a week that could be called, at best, a bust. We are just not equipped […]

changing everything carefully 1

We have had quite enough snow and cold already, thankyouverymuch. Today I am longing for spring. “Spring is like a perhaps hand” by E. E. Cummings Spring is like a perhaps hand (which comes carefully out of Nowhere)arranging a window,into which people look(while people stare arranging and changing placing carefully there a strange thing and […]

Jesus Freak by Sara Miles 7

After I saw the newer version of Pride and Prejudice, the one with Keira Knightley (also known as the one without Colin Firth), I remember reading a review that said that, after being used to the miniseries’ leisurely pace, this version felt as if Lydia had you by the hand and was pulling you through […]

Odds and ends: book and weekend edition 6

-A friend of a friend has started a blog for girls to write their reviews of books that they read. If you love hearing what young people have to say about books as much as I do, give it a look (and give them some encouragement in the comments). -Scott Westerfeld’s take on the Amazon/Macmillan […]