Mar 24, 2011

evil little things

So, outside of our house we have little demons flying around; they are called mosquito hawks. Or, crane flies which I just learned online. And the worst party of all is I’ve lived my life believing they eat mosquito’s and have come to learn the hard truth…they don’t! They are just horrible flying things with long creepy legs and eeeky weird wings that fall off and get stuck on things. I’m definitely asking God about these horrible creatures when we get to heaven and “why”? They don’t even eat mosquito’s! They eat decomposing leaves which could explain why we have dozens of them flying around our patio as dried up leaves have been lying there all winter. Oops.

Anyhow…it is now my new mission in life to kill these wicked insects of doom. I’m afraid to leave my house every morning because they are always there…waiting for me…to attack and get stuck in my freshly combed hair.

If anyone knows how to kill these things please leave a comment and let me know! The battle is on…

Mar 2, 2011


I've been thinking about humility a lot lately and found this writing by Ronald Goetz, a Century editor. This article appeared in the Christian Century in 1979. Anyhow, here is a little tid-bit from it that I found interesting:

Paul exhorts people to humble themselves because humility is an honest and objective reflection of our real relationship to God. The fact is that we are dependent. All that we have comes from God -- our lives, our salvation, our hope, our Christ. God has given all; nothing is our own. God gives; God will take away; God will give again. To be humble is not an act of self-effacement best cultivated by spending years in a monastery. It is a simple, objective recognition of the reality of God. Humility isn’t even a virtue, any more than to recognize that the sky is blue is a virtue. If God is God, then we are God’s creatures. To be humble toward God is to acknowledge what is both the most obvious fact and yet the most difficult admission: we are not God.