Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Time flies like an arrow…

… and fruit flies like an apple.

But seriously folks.

armA couple of days ago, my wristwatch stopped working. 
Just like that. 
I suspect it is a flat battery.  At least I hope that’s what it is, because this watch was a gift from my Mother.


I still haven’t gotten around to taking it to a jeweller. Largely because each time I do, they complain about the rust and build-up over the back flap.  (Apparently my skin does not agree with metals.)

So I have been going without a watch for a few days now. 

And boy is it liberating!

I still have my clock on my computer, so I don’t miss appointments at work, and I have my alarm clock to help me get up in the morning.

But other than that, I am not wearing anything.  So when I go to church, I don’t need to keep looking at my arm to see how long the sermon was.  I know it will end when the preacher is done.  When I go to a party, I don’t have to look at my watch to see if it is getting late, I stay until I feel ready to go. 

It’s amazing how much time we spend clock watching, instead of just doing stuff.  

How much time we spend worrying about whether we are having fun, instead of just having fun.

So I might just leave the battery a little longer.  I haven’t needed it yet.

Monday, August 30, 2010

A funny ad

I might be the only person out there who hasn't seen this, but if so - tough, because it's my blog.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Long time, no sea.

I know I have been a little scarce of late, but I am back.

Did you miss me?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Biblios Hokku – 2 Peter

Towards the end of his life (“Shortly I must put off this my tabernacle”) Peter became concerned about the many false teachers and heresies within the Church itself.

His solution is simple.

Be true to the word
and grow in faith and knowledge.
You’ll not go astray.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

That Church

There is no that church. It is this Church, or not Church at all. When we point fingers at parts of the Bride’s body, we are pointing fingers at the Bride.

And I don’t think her Groom likes it when we point.

*glances nervously at his own finger, puts it behind his back.*

(In response to this post at that blog)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Biblios Hokku – 1 Peter

The Roman Empire was beginning to persecute the early Church in earnest.  Peter wrote to the church to re-assure them. Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. (1 Peter 4:12-13)

For the latest in our Biblios Hokku project, here is…

Take heart and rejoice:
In a world of suffering
God is in control.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Gender question

The question over at The One-Minute Writer a little while ago was, “Write about a way in which you don't relate to many other members of your gender.

Well, there are so many answers to that question, but the one I chose to go with was:
When I was in High School, I became a librarian instead of taking sports.

I got laughed at a lot for that.

So while my friends were all hanging out with other guys in a sweaty locker room, I was helping cute girls reach the top shelf.

Who's laughing now?
So I guess that makes me a double winner. :-)

What about you?  How do you feel like you don’t relate to your gender?