Wednesday, October 31, 2012

...indeterminately titled...

Recently I was recommended to read a book called "Disappointment with God." I've read most of the way through it and have had many "oh yeah, that's true" moments. At this point I wish I had made note of them while I was reading it, but because it's from the library I wasn't able to do that so I'm going to go back through & reread the book, highlight the main things that stand out to me through it.

The discussion doesn't really fit the standard view of most Christians. "faith as small as a mustard seed" "fight the good fight" etc. but discusses a prominent issue for many if not all people.

As usual, I'll have the bulk of the post after the jump. Here. We. Go.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


While pondering those specific memories of my grandparents I found myself in a bit of a quandary. I was & have been trying to come up with a definition of what life is.
As I've thought through it over the last 2 weeks it seems like life is primarily a formation of events that make a lasting impact. Positive & negative memories that in a way seer into the memory. But that's life from a reflective view. On a day to day basis life consists of all the involvements that people have.

There has to be more then that though. At least, I really hope that there is more to life then those simplistic realities.
As I write this I'm going to look at & list a bunch of definitions of what life is from many religions, after the jump as usual.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


It's been a few weeks since I posted & I figured it was time to get back to it. I would have done this one  much earlier, but I've been busy each of the past few weekends & my new job keeps me very occupied during the week. Anyway, here goes.
The idea for this post came about two weeks ago while I was in Minot for my Grandmother's burial. There are things that I remembered specifically of each of my grandparents after they had passed.
Obviously, funerals & burials are times to reflect on loved ones so there had been many stories shared by her children & grandchildren.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


The refund just went through!

I was expecting about $850 and it was just a few cents short of $900. Combine that with my newly acquired position & things are all go & looking up!