Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I recently came across the artistic piece from modern artist, Alex Rietveld, entitled, “Venus de Biomechanica.”
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Last week, the symbol of the Texas State Fair, a 52 foot animatronic cowboy by the name of “Big Tex,” went up in flames.
“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never get.”
Recently, one of my friends talked to me about a hard time in her life. She wondered aloud if she had any faith. This has been a strong Christian, mind you, devoted to God her entire life. Yet now, she was questioning her faith. There’s nothing like hard times to make a person do that, I suppose. In the Christian community, there seems to be emphasis placed on “perfect faith.” But is there such a thing? I know that the point of being a Christian is having faith, something which seems to be intangible. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 That’s often not very satisfying or reassuring to our souls, though, is it? Yet God calls us to this often unseen, unknown kind of faith. That doesn’t mean, however, that it will be a perfect faith. And that’s where I think a lot of us get tripped up. And those of us who are perfectionists? Yikes! I’ve been thinking about the Biblical character of Enoch (Genesis 5:18-25).
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The famous phrase, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting a different result” can probably best be depicted by the hamster on the hamster wheel.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
There’s a saying out there: delay is not denial. I don’t know about you, but those words can really chap my hide. Perhaps you’re more patient and enlightened than I am. Perhaps you have a handle on life situations. But are there any of you out there who are as annoyed by that statement as I am? File this under work in progress stuff?
Monday, October 15, 2012
When I saw this image of Grace Jones I laughed an amen laugh.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Malala Yousafzai, age 14, is a young Pakistani girl who was shot in the neck and head by the Taliban on October 10th, due to her stance on female education.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Like most little girls, I played with Barbie dolls, dreaming of the beauty, glamour and excitement which would one day become my life.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
It’s difficult for us, in our daily lives, to see ourselves as eagles: majestic, beautiful, graceful and strong. Nope. I don’t know about you, but often, more accurate of a picture for me is the image of a buzzard, instead. Not good. Wrong self- perception: also known as impatience, perhaps? It’d be great if life was all presto change-o. It’s not. It’s gradual most of the time, punctuated by occasional dramatic moments of sudden change. Image of the day (and challenge): to see ourselves as the incredible eagles here in this photo.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Do you love the AMC show, “Mad Men?”