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Which Way Do I Fly My Flag?

Posted: April 11, 2008 in random thoughts

Are upside down flags provocative, or just offensive?


It is the official “distress signal” of our country.

What’s the Purpose?

Posted: January 18, 2008 in random thoughts

Strikingly relevant paraphrase of Amos 5. 21-24.

This is understood as God speaking:

“I can’t stand your religious meetings. I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions. I want nothing to do with your religion projects, your pretentious slogans and goals. I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes, your public relations and image making. I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music. When was the last time you sang to me? Do you know what I want? I want justice—oceans of it. I want fairness—rivers of it. That’s what I want. That’s all I want.” (Amos 5.21-24, The Message.)


Posted: December 17, 2007 in random thoughts



Posted: October 15, 2007 in random thoughts

For my Marriage and The Family Class I had to read an article about a male-to-female transexual women. She was an established man with a wife and kids, served on the Philadelphia Police Department, and seemingly had it all together. Yet she was extrememly uncomfortable as a man. Those born into the “wrong” gender ussually have a really hard time all throughout life with their assigned role. Our society is set up in a way that inherently stimgatizes those who are outside the norms. It is hard to really understand the inner turmoil that makes up transgender people’s lives if you have never been freinds with one.

For some reason one sentence in the article hit me more than the others. I don’t know why. I guess it says something to my personal tendancy to be half-hearted about issues and to not take them personally- to really be driven by experience and passion.

At first there were a lot of well-wishers, but then the reality set in. Some people have had a hard time … but they’re really trying,” she said. “There also were some who were completely disgusted and never spoke to me again. I expected that, and I’m OK with it.”

from the article

think about it

Posted: October 14, 2007 in random thoughts

“Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“Why do you call me good? Noone is good but God. You know the commandments.”

“Teacher, I have kept all these since I was young.”

“You lack one thing. Go, sell all you own, and give the money to the poor.”

When Jesus said this the man was shocked and went away sad.

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Posted: October 4, 2007 in random thoughts

the balance between confidence and humility

no worries

Posted: September 26, 2007 in random thoughts

Words spoken to me over a bake-sale table, after an exchange of brownies and quarters:

"Sorry. His helmet split in Vietnam. He tends to be impulsive."