1. What was the last TV show you watched? I Love Lucy on TV Land, about thirty minutes ago. Before that? I Love Lucy on TV Land, last night. Before that? Hmm… I think NewsNight with Aaron Brown during the same time slot as I Love Lucy, just on a different channel (needless to say).
2. What was the last thing you complained about? Linus Torvalds' use of non-Free (as in Freedom) software to develop the best Free Software operating system, GNU/Linux, even though he doesn't need to.
3. Who was the last person you complimented and what did you say? Jeff, a sportscaster in training, who I listened to a speech from this morning. He did such a good job, I enjoyed his presentation even though I'm not much of a sports guy.
4. What was the last thing you threw away? My bottle of Dasani water from yesterday.
5. What was the last website (besides this one) that you visited? I was at Pressed's web site. Before that I was at the site of one of my clients, doing some updates to that site — Drew Stevens.
Well, I've been so far behind I haven't had the time to post anything meaningful here for a little while. I'll shape up… I promise!
Saddam Hussein's son, Uday, comes home from shopping with everything in a
Saddam says: “Why have you brought the shopping home in a cardboard box,
Uday ?” To which his son replies: “Because there's no Baghdad.”
Okay, now, if you're looking for something to do, go visit Pressed's site and read his interesting piece on Pluralism. This is a really important topic and one that faces every Christian today. I can't even begin to remember how many times people have used the arguments that Pressed discusses to argue against absolute truth — and as Pressed explains, these arguments fall apart by themselves.
It's just that BlogShares is going to go live in seven days and at that time, only cash will be carried over, so I've sold off most of my non-cash assets (as many as I could sell in one day without paying anything to do so). Not to worry, I'll be buying up your blog shares again after the May 1 launch.
He is Risen! Christ the Lord is Risen Today! Alleluia! Easter is always a time for celebration in the Christian Church. A time to move beyond the dispair of Good Friday and recognize the ultimate defeat of death made by Jesus. Easter day is joyous, exciting, and wonderful. And by most accounts, we see that it was the same way on that first Easter day nearly 2,000 years ago. All but one that is.
I'm stumped… or maybe I'm lazy, but I can't seem to find a good site for my monthly The Navigator Christian site review. Does anyone here have some good sites to recommend (blogs, political promos, etc., excluded)? If you take a look at that link, you should be able to get a feel for what's par for the course.
But wait, there's more! If you give me a link I decide to publish a review on, you will receive credit in the article which is distributed to 700+ church members and displayed on FaithTree.com and Stpaulsefree.org. You'll be famous! Christianity Today will be knocking on your door to get your opinion on things! Rush Limbaugh will have you fill in when he is on vacation! In a matter of weeks, you'll be able to retire comfortably to a tropical island and spend your days blogging in leisure. Okay, scratch that part about being famous…
I posted this the lyrics to a song last year for my Good Friday post, and I realized this year the song was even more appropriate than last. It's really touching, perhaps more so in musical form, but it is even just reading it.
A squad of American soldiers was patrolling along the Iraqi border. To their surprise, they found the badly mangled dead body of an Iraqi soldier in a ditch along side the road.
A short distance up the road, they found a badly mangled American soldier in a ditch on the other side of the road, who was still barely alive. They ran to him, cradled his blood-covered head and asked him what had happened.
“Well,” he whispered, “I was walking down this road, armed to the teeth. I came across this heavily armed Iraqi border guard. I looked him right in the eye and shouted, 'Saddam Hussein is an unprincipled, lying piece of trash!'”
“He looked me right in the eye and shouted back, 'Bill Clinton, Tom Daschle, Ted Kennedy and most of your Democrats are unprincipled, lying pieces of trash too!'”
“We were standing there shaking hands when the truck hit us.”
I don't know if its the ever sensational media wondering what to put in the primetime spot after Operation Iraqi Freedom winds down, or if it really is as it appears, but it would appear that there is a movement within the Bush Administration to move to a “regime change” in Syria next. I really hope not.
On one of my mailing lists a few weeks ago, an unrelated message morphed into a discussion on the Sabbath. This is a technical list that consists of those who agree to an Evangelical Christian statement of Faith, the former part of that meaning any discussion can come out of about every discussion and the latter meaning everyone seemed to agree on one thing: the observance of the Sabbath will not save you nor is it a required step toward salvation.