Saturday, February 21, 2009

a common scenario

funny, yet tue.

Joanna recently recommended a book to me. I have not read it yet, but I thought this illustration (pg 14) was worth sharing.

Anyone experienced this before? Can we agree that this happens at least 80% of the time to varying degrees?

As Joanna said:
"It's true. The girl is thinking about having children, and the guy is thinking about ice cream." I mean, probably literally if they are at Ben and Jerrys.
I suppose I should give a reference.
A Guys Guide to Marrying Well. Found at I know I know. 1. I am not a guy, 2. Marriage is not in the near future for me. But I hear its a good book, and I mean, just look at the picture! :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

pursuing righteousness?

You remember my post about the pirate who loved money and died trying to keep it.  Well, I read this story  about a customs official in Liberia who did not love money. At least not enough to accept a huge bribe for letting some cocaine through.  It happened two years ago, but recently Mr. Karyea was honored by the President of Liberia for his integrity.  Perhaps he was fleeing the love of money and pursuing righteousness and godliness... 
1 Timothy 6:10-11
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. But as for you o man of God, flee these things.  Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 

good book

I recently had to leave the Land family where Leif Enger stopped telling their story in his book Peace Like a River.  And as often happens when I read, I imagine that I, too, have writing skills as genius and entertaining as this author.  Perhaps I am fooling you in this post. I must confess that each of these decent sentences is hard work.  Each one takes intense concentration and a good amount of delete and rewrite before I move on.  For that reason, I stop here.  Seriously though, it's a novel written in beautiful prose that makes you want to live in it - well that is probably the story line, that is so compelling I find myself almost praying for the characters.