Monday, May 30, 2005

Proverb of the day

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish proverb

Sunday, May 29, 2005

FREE to sing, laugh, dance…create

I was taking a walk and window shopping, when I saw these figurines in a store window. I'd never seen those before. I think they are awesome, expressing a concept, quality, or feeling in a simple, but expressive way.
The one shown above is called Happiness - "FREE to sing, laugh, dance…create", created by Susan Lordi.

Update on Reading and Reviewing

I'm now over half way through reading "Escaping the Matrix". I also received another book to review: "Unlock the Prison Doors". And I am expecting one or two others, one soon, one in a few months.

For some reason, I find "Escaping the Matrix" tough to read. Therefore, it is taking me a long time. But I'll have a review eventually. I'm taking notes while reading so I don't forget what I want to say.

Mind & Media is needing more great reviewers. So if you like reading and blogging, head on over and let Stacy know that you'd like to review.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Creative Think

Creative Think is a site by Roger von Oech. The page changes to a new tip for creative thinking each time you reload.

One of my favorites: Be Wacky. More ideas are generated in a whacky and fun mood. What can you take less seriously?

(Via 43 Folders)

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Harry Potter facts

On July 16, the new Harry Potter book will be out. Here are some fun facts to hold you over until then:
MuggleNet - Half-Blood Prince - Facts
Those in my family who read the book in German will have to wait until October, though, when the translated version is ready.

And in November, there'll be another Harry Potter movie.

Are you going to read the book and watch the movie like I will?
I've started seeing count-downs to the release of the sixth Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince so here is mine:

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

What is your worldview?

My result:

You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.
Cultural Creative

What is Your World View?
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Quote of the day

One who claims to be a sceptic of one set of beliefs is actually a true believer in another set of beliefs.
- Phillip E. Johnson

Monday, May 16, 2005

Catching Katie

A while ago, I started following Robin Lee Hatcher's blog I Was Just Thinking. I hadn't read any of her books. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I got a sample of her novel Catching Katie through an email book club. I'm usually read many novels, but this time, the description seemed interesting and the start of the first chapter that was delivered on the first day of the book club week made me want to read more. I kept reading for the whole week and then bought the book to read the rest of the story. I wasn't disappointed. I can highly recommend this novel. Especially if you are a woman or you'd like some romance or you're interested in women's issues or any combination of the above.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Xx Xxxxxx Alone

He's caring, he is gentle.
His parents must have been fighting for a long time, eventually they divorced when he was about finished with highschool. He was intelligent and always got the best grades at school. He poured all of his engergies into his studies. And now he thinks that he doesn't need God. In fact, he says that God doesn't even exist.

I'm sad when I think about what he's missing. He doesn't have to do it all on his own. God's always there for him. But he doesn't understand. He keeps pretending that God doesn't exist.

This post was prompted by
From The Morning: She Was Too Strong For Training Wheels.

In Christ Alone

This is one of my favorite worship songs. We are going to sing it again with the Celebration choir next weekend.

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
'Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost it's grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Brought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
'Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand


My mind needed some rest for the last week or two. I started reading Escaping the Matrix and so far it has been great and it is densly packed with information. After that, though, I had one of those times, when I just couldn't concentrate on that much information. So I put this book aside and read a novel instead. I couldn't even get myself to post on the blog. I'm finished with the novel now and have had enough rest, so I'll post more about both books and other news soon.