Archive for March, 2006

One of the illustrations frequently used in the Bible is of sheep. Sheep are very dependent creatures. They have a symbiotic relationship with people, where the sheep rely on the shepherd for protection. In return, the shepherds get wool and food from the sheep. It’s this interdependence that makes sheep a perfect metaphor for God’s […]

By Chris, 31. March 2006, 19:12 o'clock

Stop asking God to bless what you’re doing. Find out what God’s doing. It’s already blessed. – A close friend of U2’s Bono Right on.

By Chris, 27. March 2006, 02:17 o'clock

Recently, I’ve seen two outstanding movies. Last weekend, I saw V for Vendetta. It was a very well done movie, and it’s probably my favorite so far for 2006. It had excellent artistic work–I especially liked the lighting design on V. It almost gave his mask emotions. Tonight, I saw The Count of Monte Cristo. […]

By Chris, 26. March 2006, 00:52 o'clock

I think this may be the best legalese footnote I’ve ever seen: A certain four-letter verb for “copulate,” of possible Scandinavian origin (see Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary (1977) p. 463, col. 2) appears frequently in the record along with its gerundive and a related noun involving the maternal parent. From footnote 1 of this California […]

By Chris, 24. March 2006, 11:35 o'clock

Sometimes you get a very well intentioned email that makes you stop and think.  This morning, I got an email with the subject Fw: Engineers  Against Cancer.  Even though it came off the ECE department listserv (they forward just shy of 15 billion emails a day), I glanced at the message and got to thinking.  […]

By Chris, 24. March 2006, 10:56 o'clock

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, […]

By Chris, 23. March 2006, 02:33 o'clock

In the past two days, I’ve been mentioned in two other blogs.  While I read and link to both these blogs, I find it amusing that I would get my first and second mention in another blog only a day apart.  Saturday, I was featured (complete with photo!) by Snook for being his second largest […]

By Chris, 20. March 2006, 18:52 o'clock

I’m very busy at the moment, so sorry for the blog slience.  I’m presenting to the Christian Faculty Fellowship today and I have a big micro project due Monday that I need to do a lot of work on.  Also, the last week has been teaching me how to pray.  I should be back next […]

By Chris, 17. March 2006, 10:15 o'clock

It’s the shortest verse in the Bible (John 11:35). When I was growing up, it was the memory verse that we always begged our Sunday School teachers to give us. It’s a widely known verse, yet it’s a verse that I don’t think most followers of Christ understand the full significance of. Here, we have […]

By Chris, 13. March 2006, 14:21 o'clock

I had this strong desire to write a few specific things in one of my (paper) journals.  I get the journal out and discover I’ve lost my good pen.  I then realize how bad tomorrow would have been if I had gone through all my classes without a proper writing implement. It’s small things like […]

By Chris, 13. March 2006, 01:02 o'clock