Archive for January, 2010

love, 6000 years old

I found this picture in a book this morning, I love it…


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an apology

“At one point Gandhi was asked if he was a Christian, and he said, essentially, “I sure love Jesus, but the Christians seem so unlike their Christ.” A recent study showed that the top three perceptions of Christians in the U. S. among young non-Christians are that Christians are 1) antigay, 2) judgmental, and 3) hypocritical. So what we have here is a bit of an image crisis, and much of that reputation is well deserved. That’s the ugly stuff. And that’s why I begin by saying that I’m sorry.”

Ummm, I second this…

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May you walk in peace today.

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as the seasons change

As I sat in my church service tonight I looked out the window and realized that it was still light at 5:20 pm. Sometimes the season changes just mystify me, but the timing is really perfect don’t you think? Just as I start to become discouraged by the darkness and gloominess of the early evening there is a glimpse of light and I see that this time won’t last forever. I don’t know if I have any profound thoughts about this but I thought I would share anyway. I’m ready for the light!

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web search

So, I am looking for new coffee shops in the Seattle area, specifically in Capitol Hill. I typed in “Capitol Hill coffee shops” and here is what I found…

I then proceeded to look for coffee shops in all of Vancouver Washington and I found this…

one neighborhood vs. an entire city. Oh sweet suburbia… how odd you are.

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Okay, so this post is a little late and yes the title is stolen from the book Everything is Illuminated (which is a great book and you should probably read it) but it is appropriate so trust me…

New Year’s Eve marks the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. A time of endless possibilities and new starts. I have always found it a little odd that one midnight a year signifies so much to so many people.

As I was celebrating the new year with friends, I was struck by the emphasis that we place on this weird day where our year starts anew. My mom sent me a text message that said something along the lines of being so excited to spend another year with her wonderful children. It dawned on me that this is not entirely true and that my mom should probably be saying this on our birthdays, where our time spent together actually begins again.

Thinking about spending the new year with my boyfriend I was struck by this same thing. “Wait a minute,” I said. “Our year together starts on July 5th, nbot today.”

I don’t know why this strikes me but beginnings come often, and maybe we should celebrate these a little more often than once a year. This just seems so beautiful and refreshing to me.

“The end of the world often comes,” but so do beginnings. So here’s to today, tomorrow and everyday there after, everyday a new beginning.

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