On a Jetplane - Blog Silence

Sunday, December 16, 2007

I know I'm not one to update daily, but we are leaving for Florida in the morning and I won't be updating this week as far as I can tell.

That's also the 2nd reason for posting tonight.

I'm terrified of flying. It's an irrational fear. I know it's the absolutely safest way to travel. But that doesn't help me. So I have a couple of things to help me...we'll see how that goes.

So, I ask for your prayers. Our plane leaves at 11:40 and lands a bit after 2pm. Pray for us! Pray for me that I don't freak out. Pray that I can keep my sanity for those 2 hours. Pray that Carrie doesn't kill me before we land :-) Oh and pray for our safety as well!

See you all next week!

Prepare to have a faith crisis

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Yesterday, while going through some of my random searching of the web, I came across this blog about a particular painting that sparked a controversy in the Portland area.

The controversy has now spilled over into 'blogland' and I submit it to you for your evaluation and personal reflection.

Global Warming: What if we're right...but wrong?

Monday, December 10, 2007

There is a huge debate going on about global warming. Whether or not it's happening...if it's our fault...etc...I was just thinking a few minutes ago (scary) about this and came up with a question:

What if we successfully curb global warming and it ends up being an even more disastrous decision?

Is anyone thinking of what the effects would be if we're "successful"?

What if global warming is purely something the globe is supposed to do and we mess that up?

Are you a geek?

Thursday, December 06, 2007

i am a total geek

Seymour's 'Holy Trinity'

If you have ever visited Seymour Indiana you've likely heard the three tidbits of information that natives just love to tell you:

1) Birthplace of John Mellencamp
2) 2nd Largest High school gymnasium in the state.
3) Site of the world's first train robbery.

As I was looking for some facts today, I came across the news that the worlds first train robbery actually did NOT occur in Seymour, but in North Bend Ohio just a year previous to the infamous Reno Brothers robbery in Seymour. What else is interesting, is that to the rest of the world, they believe that the first train robbery was by Jesse James almost 10 years later then the Renos.

So there you have it. Knock that off the list of things "Seymour is Famous For".

Supply Side Jesus

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

This morning I woke up and had a friend send me a link to a comic from beliefnet.com. To be completely honest, I was put off when I saw the article was written by Al Franken, a political liberal. The only time I liked Franken was when he played that guy on SNL with the light blue sweater. But that aside, I found that as I read this comic, the more I found myself allying along side with what he was trying to get across.

Take a moment and read the comic here.

Regardless of Franken's political stance or religious belief, his satire proves an extremely valuable point. What do you think?