I finally started my flickr site, although I don’t really have any of my SLR pictures on there yet, I have some pictures I took with my camera phone
Chuck (NBC) is one of my new favorite TV shows
Advice to Pastors: How to Help Your People Be More Satisfied in God (Desiring God), I think it is relevant to any serious Christian personally and it can be used to know what to expect from their own pastor
Considering Marriage? Can You Respect Him? (Making Home), an interesting article for ladies and finding the “right” guy, to the men, can you be respected? She lists a few questions at the end that a guy can take as a check list sort of and I encourage not just the ladies to read this article.
Explosions in the Sky (Myspace), I don’t really know how to describe this style of music but it is instrumental/rock/ambient/chill kind of style, no singing, just a background soundtrack to life
Woe to those who lie on beds of ivory and stretch themselves out on their couches, and eat lambs from the flock and calves from the midst of the stall, who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and like David invent for themselves instruments of music, who drink wine in bowls and anoint themselves with the finest oils, but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph!
Listen to Amos’ slam at the lovers of comfort in [Amos] 6:1, “Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who feel secure in the mountain of Samaria.” Verse 4: “Woe to those who lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches.” Verse 6: ” . . . who drink wine in bowls and anoint themselves with the finest oils, but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph.” Does that refer to anyone today: people who live for comfort, and do not grieve over the lost; people who are experts in loving themselves, but have not thought the first thought about what it means to love your neighbor as yourself? What governs your getting and spending? Is it the desire to fill your little three score and ten with as much comfort as you can? Or is it the God-given desire to do as much good for others as you can to the glory of Christ? There is a warning in [Amos] 3:15 which hits so close to home in middle-class Minnesota that I hesitate to read it. But it’s here, so I will: the Lord says, “I will smite the winter house and the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall come to an end.” Take heed and guard your hearts diligently, lest you find yourselves enslaved to comfort and addicted to luxury. (Desiring God)