23 August 2013

This 'n' That

photo credit: swisscan via photopin cc 
I love Fall. I don't, however, necessarily love Fall in August. Yet, last week's temperatures certainly had me craving apple pie and pumpkin bread. And while the heat this week once again feels like those lazy last days of summer should feel, I peeked out the window this morning and realized that the three trees outside of my office already are turning a cheerful shade of orange.

As I said, I love Fall. As much as I long for the warmth of Spring and Summer following a bitterly cold winter, there is something about the crisp, cool days of Autumn. Nearly all of my favorite smells are reminiscent of this season: cinnamon, cider, apple pie, pumpkin pie (okay, any pumpkin dessert). The colors and character of Autumn are something I look forward to every year as Summer begins to wane. Yet, inevitably, the vibrancy of this season succumbs to the death of Winter and we find ourselves buried in the cold and snow once again (unless you are fortunate enough to live in one of those areas that only has two, or even just one season). Of course, our Lord is gracious and good and as the snow melts, we find ourselves reminded with the first blade of green grass, or with the early buds of Spring, that God gives life.

All of us are in various seasons of our earthly life, but one day, once we've seen our final snowfall in this fallen flesh, we will awake to an eternity with our Lord, if indeed we have been redeemed by Him. No more death, no more sin, and an unfathomable eternity to worship our Lord, Jesus Christ. I can't wait.

And while I'm fairly certain there will be no blogs in Heaven, don't let that stop you from today enjoying your week in review (kind of):
  • Pyromaniacs takes a look at one of the Charismatic's favorite go-to books for supporting their case for continuationism, D.A. Carson's Showing the Spirit.
  • Does anyone else read Carl Trueman's articles with an inner accent? 
  • A cogent article urging pastors to carry a real Bible into the pulpit rather than an iPad and another article providing an interesting response.
  • Bradley Manning. Wait, no, Chelsea Manning. Oh, forget it. Let's just call him (her?) Brelsea Manning.
  • Three Moonies set themselves on fire as the one year anniversary approached of the death of the Unification Church's founder, Sun Myung Moon. Deception leads to tragedy.
  • Ever been guilty of praying one of thosye public prayers that sounds like this: "Lord, we just, Lord, just, please, Lord, just. . . "? Ever thought about what it would be like if we talked to people the way we sometimes talk to God?
  • Okay, so, why is it we never did projects like this in my math classes? Yummy.
  • A giant deer sculpture traveling down the freeway in the back of a dump truck. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Turns out zip lines and lightning don't mix. Who would've thought?
  • Fred Butler is writing a series of posts about the King James Only position.
  • William Tapley thinks it may have been the Antichrist. Tapley also takes the last couple of minutes of this video to explain how it is he knows when the Lord approves of his videos. No, I'm not joking.
  • Kathie Lee Gifford wants to become a rabbi. *Insert punchline here.*
  • Exorcisms are getting popular in San Francisco.
  • 'Women ministry leaders' Priscilla Shirer and Angie Smith confess that they are under a lot of pressure to not admit that they're exhausted. Well, I suppose it is exhausting to be living in disobedience to God's Word and His ordained roles for men and women.
  • A man who claimed to be the "immortal Jesus Christ" is dead as confirmed by his ex-wife. (Really, you just can't make up this stuff). But, "his organization assured the media that he is still alive because they believe [he] is immortal." Uh huh. Let me know how that works out for you.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Bob Newhart, Dean Martin and a toupee. Hilarity is bound to ensue.
  • The importance of your gag reflex when discussing homosexuality and 'gay marriage.'
  • Is your toaster spying on you?
  • The dead will hear Christ:


  1. Kathie Lee Gifford wants to become a rabbi ... aaaaand ... Bradley Manning wants to become Kathie Lee Gifford.


  2. How do you keep your head from exploding while compiling the week's in review. Some, no make that most of the stuff is beyond stupid. And what is this about no blogs in Heaven?? Say it isn't so!!! ;) ~Becky

    1. I wear a helmet, Becky. Usually made of tin foil. :-)


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