I came across a lot of these all at once, and liked them either for their insight, humor, or perspective. Enjoy.
The Rules: A mostly true, mostly funny list of things to remember when finding a mate. I found this especially funny given the introduction from a Grove City College perspective. My favourite “rules” include #5, 9, 17, 20, and especially 13. [ht: Challies]
The Power of Negative Thinking: A New York Times op-ed piece about the ills of positive thinking related to the financial crisis, America, religion, and realism. [ht: my Humanities 601 professor]
A Different Kind of Fast: A guy took a hard but fruitful Internet fast, which E and I want to informally do in the near future. [ht: Challies, I think]
Football & the Gospel: Speaking of “fasts” and focusing more fully on God, our friend Adam writes on being a college football fan as it relates to the Gospel. I’ve been having similar thoughts recently, and will probably write a related post shortly.
Yankee Stadium Memories: Another nice segue, this time with sports. My brother posted his memories of Yankee Stadium, many of which are also my memories.
A Look to Last: A friend clued me into this Virginia Beach company – they do Permanent Makeup work. Kinda weird, kinda ridiculous. I guess I can’t blame them for their entrepreneurial spirit. “Imagine having perfectly designed eyebrows, gorgeously defined eyes, and sensual looking lips lasting not for a day but for several years…Permanent Makeup allow [sic] busy people to look their best at all times, enhancing the beauty of those who desire more than what Mother Nature gave them.”
Goostly Psalmes: A fantastic choral album of a capella Psalms. I woke the other day singing “O ‘Twas a Joyful Sound to Hear,” which we learned at our church’s weekly hymn and psalm sing this summer. Only $5.97 for the entire album via mp3 download! [ht: Monnettes]
Sound Doctrine is Hard Work: Team Pyro writes a lengthy exposition of several passages, with a challenging exhortation at the end: [edited for length] “What land has God entrusted to you? Are you working it wisely, and towards a definite end? Or are you pursuing empty things? Are you plowing up the rocks, and plucking the weeds? That is, do you reprove, rebuke, and exhort with all patience and doctrine? Or have you listed to the siren call of the marketers, and started ‘beefing up’ your worship with crunchy, insubstantial vanities, ‘pursuing’ horizontal popularity at the cost of vertical infamy? Do you test yourself, accept reproof, fill your heart with the Word of God?”