I'm in Florida.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I'm in Florida.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Last night Steve was watching coverage of the primaries as I did some work across the room on the computer. I heard the reporter talking about how Hillary spent the majority of her childhood summers in Pennsylvania.
"Yes, she's got a real fondness for Scranton," said some unknown person in reply.
Friends, we're that far gone. We can't even hear mention of Scranton, PA without thinking of The Office, and simply thinking of The Office makes us laugh.
Shared by Dana at 12:23 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Spring Cleaning 101:
1. Allow the clear blue skies of the past few days to inspire you to achieve spring freshness inside your home.
2. Meticulously hunt down and remove all dust and grime.
3. Open windows to let in fresh air.
4. Realize quickly that all previously removed dust has been replaced with a new, fresh layer of city blech, which has blown in through the open windows.
5. Without a backward glance, join the fam on a meander across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Shared by Dana at 11:04 PM
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
From Tim Keller's The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
Christianity provides a firm basis for respecting people of other faiths. Jesus assumes that nonbelievers in the culture around them will gladly recognize much Christian behavior as "good" (Matthew 5:16; cf. 1 Peter 2:12). That assumes some overlap between the Christian constellation of values and those of any particular culture and of any other religion. Why would this overlap exist? Christians believe that all human beings are made in the image of God, capable of goodness and wisdom. The Biblical doctrine of the universal image of God, therefore, leads Christians to expect non-believers will be better than any of their mistaken beliefs could make them. The Biblical doctrine of universal sinfulness also leads Christians to expect believers will be worse in practice than their orthodox beliefs should make them. So there will be plenty of ground for respectful cooperation.
Christianity not only leads its members to believe that people of other faiths have goodness and wisdom to offer, it also leads them to expect that many will live lives morally superior to their own. Most people in our culture believe that, if there is a God, we can relate to him and go to heaven through leading a good life. Let's call this the "moral improvement" view. Christianity teaches the very opposite. In the Christian understanding, Jesus does not tell us how to live so we can merit salvation. Rather, he comes to forgive and save us through his life and death in our place. God's grace does not come to people who morally outperform others, but those who admit their failure to perform and who acknowledge their need for a Savior.
Shared by Dana at 8:04 PM
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Weather conditions such as this call for a rousing game of t-ball, preceded by a slice and some playground action.
Shared by Dana at 8:22 PM
Monday, April 07, 2008
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Chloe turned a magnificent 7 years old over spring break. We invited a few girlfriends to BPC, and the celebrants went to work, writing and directing their own theatrical production. Several princess quotes, sparkly dresses, and creative differences later, The Play was performed with great aplomb. I spliced some things together with my computer, and the girls went home with a DVD as a party favor.
Shared by Dana at 9:17 AM
Friday, April 04, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
My computer has a little weather widget that gives a quick glimpse at the weather conditions. The widget lists current temps, the day's forecast high, and a little icon that shows if it's sunny, or cloudy, or rainy...
It's become part of our morning routine that Chloe clicks on the widget and gives me a quick idea of how to prepare to meet the elements. "It's 32 and cloudy, Mom. Supposed to get to 48," or "Right now it's 41 and sunny." That kind of thing.
Jonathan has decided that he wants in on the weatherman gig. Only, he checked the widget before the sun came up.
"Ok, Jonathan, what's the weather like?" I asked.
His answer: "42 and moony, mom."
Have a lovely, moony morning.
Shared by Dana at 6:47 AM