Rob Bell & Marriage Equality
“I’m a Christian, and I liked the book Velvet Elvis.” Somehow, this admission has come to feel like something we can only say in an addiction support group setting, as if there is shame in finding anything Rob Bell has touched refreshing. Even as I type this, I picture a circle of hard, plastic chairs and a guy with a clipboard welcoming me, perhaps asking when was the last...
The Bible Series - Perpetuating a Western-centric...
The Bible Series (on the History Channel) Disclaimer - I haven’t seen all of what’s aired yet and I’m not a biblical scholar. Visually, it’s stunning. I love the idea of an ambitious project being pursued by Christians whose hearts are driven to love God and love others, and share God’s word and the story of our savior and our father’s redemptive love. I...
What a news week - already!
I’m home sick today and my head is fuzzy, but there are a few things that I think are important to address in a timely manner, despite my haze. Each of these should be discussed at great length, individually, but my initial thoughts on them are in the next few posts (decided to split them out to prevent comment confusion). (Bible Series, Marriage Equality/Rob Bell, Steubenville Verdict Media...
The great paradox and humor of God’s audacious power: a stuttering...– Shaine Claiborne & Chris Haw in “Jesus for President” Still reading, but recommend the book thus far. Worth remembering when we’re worried about “preparing” to be used by God, or being worthy of it. We’re in the company of messy & broken and God will use...
Reminders about making decisions: - I may not have all the information I need...– Glynnis Whitwer in “I Used to Be So Organized” As someone working through anxiety and perfectionism issues, these guidelines have helped me tremendously in reducing fear of making the wrong decision - or any decision. Highly recommend this book.
The tension of justice and grace is where we’re called to live—and what we’re...– http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/current-events/features/26123-how-is-casey-not-guilty
If you want to know what God really wants you to do, ask him … but if you...– James 1:5-6
It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates...– Warren Buffet
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you...– Warren Buffet
Skip Milk? Five Reasons to Avoid the Moo Juice -... →
Interesting…I’ll have to look more into this. Does anyone have a particular position or information about milk and pasteurization in the US?
RT @LouMalnatis: We think Chicago should be judged by it’s deep-dish rather than it’s government leaders… the deep-dish won’t let you …
Interesting - Do you think it’s true? 5 Reasons Why Traditional Media is Making a Comeback http://bit.ly/au8kfL #socialmedia
From #Engadget: Miniature pencil tip scultu… http://bit.ly/cICHzI
RT @Typewriter: Another amazing @OKtrends blog post - Don’t Be Ugly By Accident! - http://bit.ly/bUoNd8
RT @digg_2000: “Girl quits her job in most creative way (pics)” - http://digg.com/d21ZHff?t1
Hybrid M.B.A.'s Offer Flexible Option - WSJ.com →
Indiana University also has a somewhat “hybrid” program with Kelley Direct; students spend one week each of the first two years in the program for an “In Residence” course and complete the remainder of the degree virtually through live streaming sessions, simulations, discussion forums and groupwork, among other tools. My experience almost a year into the IU KD program is...
RT @Intellagirl: My new desktop! Yep yep yep http://twitpic.com/20zt1z
Just got back from the Apple store where they replaced my macbook battery for FREE!
High court strikes down Chicago handgun ban -... →
Awesome. How many Chicago children do you think will get shot and killed next year? When the city has already considered bringing in the National Guard to protect the streets, putting more handguns on it doesn’t seem wise.
RT @digg_2000: “Jesus Saves” - http://digg.com/d21Uf0u?t1
American attitude toward wealth... →
Ten tiny and amazing Mac apps you’ve never heard of…some of these are pretty neat!
RT @TonySorci: My 4 year old just said that he used to like Underdog when he was little #fb
Spending by President | comparison →
Which Teams are the Best Bargains? | Baseball... →
American League Statistics | Tableau Public →
Recovery Act: Who's giving the money? →
US Federal Contract Spending Data Visualization ::... →
This is a series of visuals comparing Federal Contract Spending against Agency Related Media Coverage in 2009. Neat.
County Sin Rankings →
This is hilarious! They’ve listed out the 7 deadly sins and picked one metric to measure each. You can compare counties within the same state, but not cross state (which would be neat). There’s a green-to-red color scale applied to each area too. Serious fun for nerds.
Regina Holliday's Medical Advocacy Blog: "Apples... →
Here’s Regina’s blog with zoomed images of the final painting and another full wall mural! :)
HCAHPS Visualization (by Eidolon Films) This woman stood outside George Washington Hospital painting a visualization of its HCAHPS (patient survey) results. It’s great how many people stopped to see it, ask questions about what she was doing and learn about HCAHPS and her effort/experience. Instead of holding a picket sign, brochure or sign up form, she was a real, approachable human being...
IRS.gov Redesign an article by A Good Company™ →
This is another option in the “Design for America” contest - a redesign of the IRS.gov website. This looks amazing and makes tax information accessible. Even MORE interesting to me is that it goes a step beyond being a tax information resource; this site proposes a personal dashboard that helps you understand and manage your own tax contributions year over year, comparisons to other...
Cautious Optimism Prevails in CEO Survey (4th... →
Study highlights from 2010 include the following: • Customer reputation is back on top as the highest ranked business issue. In 2009, the highest ranked issue was customer loyalty and retention. • K-12 education and innovation continue to be ranked as the strongest disadvantages for Indiana as compared to neighboring states. Cost of living is still seen as the strongest advantage that...
U.S.C. Is Handed Harsh Penalties - NYTimes.com →
RT @cameronstrang: Chuck’s Zac Levi talks to GQ about his cover story in @RELEVANTmag. Albeit, with a few more ****s :) http://bit.ly/a5BLYT
“Shouldn’t relaxing involve less exertion?” - Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Amen, Xander. Amen. :)
“What is it you do here exactly?” “That’s never really been made clear to me.” Love WW!
yahoo for big block of cheese day!
RT @RELEVANTmag: One of the best blogs we’ve run: 3 steps to making your way through marital conflict. Must read: http://bit.ly/cMMnIf
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it… http://read.ly/Matt6.34.NIV
Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said,...– Hebrews 13:5
All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine...– Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven
‘That’s the thing. Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious,...– Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven
‘Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not...– Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven
War had crawled inside of Eddie, in his leg and in his soul. He learned many...– -Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven
No story sits by itself. Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they...– Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven