Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunday Snippets 26May2013

Its been a slow week for me, but at least this week I am back to blogging. On Thursday there was Theotokos Thursday XI and 5 Lesssons from "The Gods Must Be Crazy". On Friday I did 7 Quick Takes.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

7 Quick Takes 24May2013

1. I forgot to do these this week but still set this to publish at midnight this morning. Sorry if your feed had the blank post.

2. Today's the last day of school for Princess. We're going to spend all of next week together. Not sure what we'll do yet, but its a safe bet we'll go to the zoo.

3. The Christmas Cactus has finally died. I guess its time to throw it out.

4. I saw multiple headlines stating variants of "Pope says atheists are saved". Some things never change, the media misinterpreted and warped Pope emeritus Benedict XVI's words too.

5. "What the heart gives away is never gone ... It is kept in the hearts of others." St John of the Cross

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6. Have a blessed Memorial Day! Please remember Memorial Day means something besides time off of work and the start of summer. Please pray for those who died in the service of our nation.

7. From the Archdiocese of Detroit:
Heavenly Father,
On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down
their lives for the cause of freedom. May the example of their sacrifice
inspire in us the selfless love of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their
lives with your strength and peace.
In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to
answer the call to work for peace and justice, and thus, seek an end
to violence and conflict around the globe.
We pray through Christ our Lord.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

5 Lessons from "The Gods Must be Crazy"

5. Cross-cultural miscommunications can be funny.

4. People are not stupid because they don't know what we know.
X! didn't know that goats are livestock and he didn't know how to use modern machinery. However, he learned quickly how to drive and moreover he knew about animals and tracking in a way that would seem magical to people who grew up in towns and cities. If the roles were reversed, he might wonder why we couldn't figure out basic survival in the bush.

3. Too many of us are slaves to the clock.

2. Other people's problems can become your problems.
As Sam Boja and his rebels fled from the soldiers, they kidnapped the teacher and her students to use as human shields. Then they forced them to march for miles before X! put them to sleep with his darts.

1. Things do not bring happiness.
Anyone who has seen the movie remembers that the Coke bottle was very useful, but caused great unhappiness. By throwing the bottle off the edge of the world, they were able to return to their peaceful lives.

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Theotokos Thursday XI

where I found the picture

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Friday, May 17, 2013

7 Quick Takes 17MAY13

1. I have 78 more posts until I reach my goal of 1000 posts. I'm not sure what reason I will have to continue blogging after that. I have a hard time thinking of things to say.

2. Personally, I prefer having fewer things to say to those out there who have too many things to say. As Shakespeare famously put it, "Brevity is the soul of wit."

3. I started a blog post about lessons learned from The Gods Must be Crazy. I think it will be one of my best posts, even if I have to say so myself.

4. May 13th was the eighth anniversary of my commissioning as an Army officer. I didn't anything special any of the other years and this one went by unobserved also.

5. Memorial Day is coming up and it actually means something to me. I know I shouldn't worry about what others do, but it irks me sometimes when people just use the long weekend as an excuse to party. May God have mercy on our war dead.

6. I've been discerning whether I have a call to the priesthood. However, at the same time, I have a young daughter.

7. I'm glad that Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison rather than given a death sentence. I am sad that so many children died, but his life is no less valuable. May God convert his heart and may he repent.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Theotokos Thursday X

Jesus, Mary and Saint Nicholas
from the Saint Nicholas Center
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