I turn 27 today. This is of note because it is my favorite number. There's just something so crisp and clean about it. Love those prime numbers! (Post-publishing note: Either my math skills or my proofreading skills are declining with age, because my smart friend just pointed out that it is NOT a prime number!) I remember in high school orientation when they said "These are the best years of your life!" and I thought Then please shoot me in the face now. I knew even then that it wasn't true. And it seems to keep getting better--it's all uphill from here, still!
Due to the Great Internet Outtage of July 2011, there is some old stuff in here.
But first, a quote that I just stumbled across that really resonated:
"Open the door to as many as you can.
Don’t expect them to recognize you, just hope they recognize the warmth of your welcome.
Don’t expect them to remember you, just hope they remember they were welcome here."
Now, on to older business:
- This sums up Japan, like, really well.
- "Scrub Jays" - You can listen to it (read by the author) or read it. It made me smile.
- John Robert Walmsley Stott - Just in case you didn't know who he was. Haven't read any of his books yet (::gasp::)
- The man who thinks earthquakes should kill fewer people. Boogity boogity boogity AMEN.
- I feel really terrible about propagating the following video, but I have to admit that I watched it twice in a row. He really prayed all of those words, somebody just Songified it. This guy is an example of why we need church discipline. And John Stott. Good grief, I just watched it again. The song is strangely addictive.