Living Half Awake

Day’s Verse:
“Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them!”
Luke 6:31

And I’m not talking about Benji sleeping badly all of a sudden, although that’s a reasonable guess. More on that waking nightmare later.

The Seattle Times has an interesting article about cell phone use while walking. Apparently using cell phones, and especially texting, while walking presents a serious risk:

Researchers, observing pedestrians in Seattle, found that nearly one in three people crossing the street at high-risk intersections was distracted by use of a mobile device. Continue Reading >>

Easy as 1-2-Root Canal

Day’s Verse:
Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
James 1:2-4

Since I’ve started my new job, and in general lately, I’ve started to get annoyed with my cell phone. After some discussion and a lot of research, Ian and I decided to switch his individual plan to a family plan and then add me (using my old number) to the new line created for that family plan. At the same time, I’d get a new phone at a discount. It wasn’t quite that simple; because my cell phone was originally on Ian’s dad’s family plan, Gary had to confirm the transfer. Continue Reading >>

The Science of Annoying

Day’s Verse:
Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there and take it. If someone drags you into court and sues for the shirt off your back, giftwrap your best coat and make a present of it. And if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously.
Matthew 5:38-40 Continue Reading >>