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Archive for February, 2010

I saw these on someone else’s blog and immediately told Kent he needed to build them for me!  Of course, we need a house that has more than one floor, but can you imagine the space we’d save?  Or the many more books we could have???

This staircase is part of a space-saving apartment design.  I would so love to have it!  You can read more here.

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…which I don’t observe, but I thought the service I played for at my church job was meaningful in and of itself.  I especially liked the prayer asking God to shake up our lives and turn them into something useful to Him (paraphrased).  It reminded me of a poem by John Donne that has long been a favorite of mine, but that I haven’t thought of in a while.  Maybe I should think of it more often.

I like the imagery of God as conqueror and our hearts as enemy fortresses.  Paul said it best in Romans: “For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do–this I keep on doing” (Romans 7:19).

So, now that Lent has begun (again, a season of the church my denomination does not celebrate), I think (despite that) that I will take the time to be more mindful of what it means to be a Christian.  And every time I want to eat sweets, I will remind myself to open the fortress gates and let God in.

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Who was right?

I got this from Cranky Professor.

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