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.

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)