Friday, July 25, 2008

Getting Serious

It's one thing to take the Bible seriously; it's quite another matter entirely to take yourself seriously!!! ---Marie Byars

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Never Fear

"I am never afraid of what I know." ---Anna Sewell; Black Beauty (1877)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Way I See It #233

"I used to think that going to the jungle made my life an adventure. However, after years of unusual work in exotic places, I realize that it is not how far off I go or how deep into the forest I walk that gives my life meaning. I see that living life fully* is what makes life---anyone's life, no matter where they do or do not go---an adventure." ---Maria Fadiman, National Geographic explorer (from a Starbuck's coffee cup)

*Actually, life in God is where the real adventure and purpose of life are. But if you aren't in Him, this secular substitute is about the best human wisdom there is for a full life.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Anglo/American Humor

Q: When do the Brits celebrate Thanksgiving Day?
A: On the Fourth of July.

Q: How do Aussies get a purse away from a crocodile?
A: Give it a "Yank."

(Considering we pulled their bacon out of the fire in two World Wars & still have far better cuisine, I think we "Yanks" have the last laugh!)