Aaron and I just finished a project at church that included decorating a wall. We used torn red, green, and white glittery tissue paper to make a stained-glass effect. This conversation occurred while admiring the finished product.
Aaron: I can't stop looking at the wall.
Sharayah: It's probably because the irregular pattern and different colors entertain your ADD.
Aaron: Yeah, or because it's sparkly.
Last night I spent most of the day baking pies to give to friends for Thanksgiving. It’s a tradition every year in my family. My family has been dealing with some tough stuff this year—my mom lost her job a couple months ago, and money has been pretty tight. But the tradition of baking Thanksgiving pies is important to me. While I was baking, a group of about 6 sixth grade boys...
Vocation comes from the same root as voice, denoting the hearing of a divine...– Shane Claiborne from The Irresistible Revolution
Dualism has infected the church, a dualism in which folks separate the spiritual...– Shane Claiborne from The Irresistible Revolution
Do we strive for such reconciliation? Of course, for we are “ministers of...– Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert from When Helping Hurts
"Hello, Fall" or "Music to Read and Drink Coffee...
This is pretty much my fall put into music. Have patience (some of the songs are very long), keep an open mind, listen to other songs by the same artists, and enjoy! A Silver Mt. Zion-American Motor Over Smoldered Field A Silver Mt. Zion-Blown-Out Joy from Heaven’s Mercied Hole Godspeed You! Black Emperor-The Dead Flag Blues Godspeed You! Black Emperor-Moya Godspeed You! Black...
But rarely do we see that the sickness of our world has infected each of us, and...– Shane Claiborne from The Irresistible Revolution
I was reading in my favorite coffee shop and overheard some young ladies talking about Dave Matthews and this particular SNL skit. It kinda made my day.
Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do,...– V
There are risks in becoming creatively maladjusted. You might get fired or find...– Herbert Kohl from I Won’t Learn From You
This romantic sensibility amounts to the sense that wonderful things can happen...– Herbert Kohl from I Won’t Learn From You For me, this quote sums up how teaching is an expression of my prophetic nature.
Teaching is a romantic calling—this in the face of all the horrors we see...– Herbert Kohl from I Won’t Learn From You
Every time we reject the habits of the crowd and practice the disciplines of...– Eugene Peterson from Run With the Horses
Not my story, but worth sharing. :) At some point during my childhood, my mother made the mistake of taking me to see an orthodontist. It was discovered that I had a rogue tooth that was growing sideways. My mom and I were told that the tooth, if left unchecked, would completely ruin everything in my life and turn me into a horrible, horrible mutant. Unless I wanted to spend the rest of...
The mark of a certain kind of genius is the ability and energy to keep returning...– Eugene Peterson from Run With the Horses