What am I as much as on this superb Saturday? A pal who’s a pilot has invited me to spend a few hours with him in certainly one of his airline’s flight simulators. That feels like some next-level geekery to me. So off I am going…
At present’s Kindle offers embody the standard Saturday checklist of Christian classics, however there are some rather more modern books there as nicely.
(Yesterday on the weblog: On Conferences and Journey Throughout a Pandemic)
I at all times sit up for studying Janie B. Cheaney’s column at WORLD journal. On this one she takes on the “magical thinking” that’s so prevalent on the earth round us (and maybe notably on the debate podiums of aspiring presidential candidates).
This text picks up on certainly one of my pet peeves—being requested to supply a tip earlier than a service has been accomplished, and sometimes for essentially the most mundane of duties. As in, you’re typically now prompted by a machine to tip somebody for handing you a muffin earlier than they’ve even handed you a muffin! I’m typically glad to tip, however at the very least let me be sure to don’t botch handing over the muffin earlier than you ask me to present you a tip for it!
“Most of us know what it’s like to feel alone and invisible and weak. Demi Lovato is not the only one. And we know that confiding in others and journaling intimate thoughts and wounds can be quite healing, and putting our fears, doubts, and heartache into a song is powerfully therapeutic. When we give personal voice to our emotions and organize them in this way, it helps make sense of our hurt.”
This movie is unusually haunting. It “takes viewers on a journey through the infamous 2018 eruption of Kilauea’s lower east rift zone on the Big Island of Hawaii.”
I count on this can be each encouraging and difficult to lots of those that plan to evangelise the Phrase tomorrow.
Kristen Wetherell: “I can’t assist however really feel that every one my efforts to be enough—to be a good spouse and mom and pal and daughter and neighbor––fall extremely flat. And as I ponder if I’m disappointing others, I can’t assist however marvel, Am I disappointing God?”
Right here’s an fascinating perspective on the rise of “secular monks.” “For a secular monk, the one knowable pursuits are human pursuits, the one real goals human goals. A secular monk is “secular” within the sense that his cares and his tasks are delimited by his day and his world. He can conceive of nothing else.”
“Attention given to creation is not stolen from its Creator. The more we enjoy God’s gifts for their own sake, the more we can appreciate him.”