Archive for June, 2012

June 30, 2012

Crazy Roadtrip Check List

I had to cut the crazy road trip of 2012 in half unexpectedly, but the part I did manage was crazy enough! I flew up to Philadelphia and drove around, visiting Villanova, Drexel, Penn, Lehigh, and Princeton before driving down to Cape May, NJ for a little family vacation. Then I flew with my adorable nephew and sister to Houston, where I visited Rice and Houston Baptist, went to a dear friend’s wedding, and then set off for Ole MIss.

Unfortunately, Ole Miss is as far as I got. But here are some of the crazy things that happened while I drove from Houston to Oxford to Memphis. Feel free to use this as a measure of how crazy YOUR adventures are.

  • Napped at the end of a one-block red dirt road.
  • Got a speeding ticket in a remote Texas town.
  • Spotted billboard advertising the services of Chuck Norris, attorney at law. He apparently specializes in personal injury. Lol.
  • Happened upon uberghetto fake McDonald’s.

All in less than 48 hours, folks.

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June 8, 2012

Love in this world doesn’t come out of thin air. It is not something thought up. Like ourselves, it grows out of the ground. It has a body and a place.

Hannah Coulter, Wendell Berry

June 7, 2012

Linky Love June 2012

– Dannah Gresh isn’t reading Fifty Shades of Grey, and neither am I. I think all of the reasons Dannah brings up apply to me as a single woman, too.

– Don’t confuse the aforementioned Fifty Shades of Grey with Jasper Fforde’s Shades of Grey, which I hear is pretty great and is not remotely erotica.

– My favorite seminary professor weighs in on an important phenomenon – human begins are prideful, even in ministry. So we need to watch it in ourselves. [Also… how great a name is “Canon Fodder” for a NT biblical scholar’s blog?!]

– I had no idea who this Jason Stellman guy was, but I noticed that his departure from a Reformed denomination (turns out, it’s mine) for the Catholic Church has been fodder for quite a bit of blogging, so I read this post by Carl Trueman. As usual, Trueman is legit.

June 1, 2012

If you have ever opened a can of worms, boxed yourself into a corner, ended up in hot water, or found yourself in a pretty pickle, you already know that life is rarely (if ever) just a bowl of cherries. It is far more likely to be a bowl of problems, worries, and difficulties. This is normal and should not be seen as cause for alarm.

(Maryrose Wood, The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling, p. 119)