|Author, owner and founder of Youth Specialties, and The Door, Mike Yaconelli, was killed in a car accident last night in Northern California. |
“Mike was the incarnation of his book titles, Dangerous Wonder and Messy Spirituality. He lived a life of wonder and amazement at God’s grace. He never claimed to be perfect; he just lived as he was—a man after God’s own heart.” - Tic LongI read Messy Spirituality last fall and was really moved by it. As a youth worker, myself, Yaconelli was challenging and inspiring to me. This is truely a great loss.
|Everyone is invited to Froyd's for an All Saints Day party on Saturday, November 1, 2003 (I'm assuming around 9:3-10, in good old Bemidji). Should be a wonderful time - as the last one was. Most likely some beverages will be provided, but as always you are welcome to byob:) See you there!|
Thaddaeus stopped and turned around. He scanned the street, but all he saw were people moving fast and in every direction. "Nah," he said as he turned and trotted to catch up with the group.
Then he heard it again, this time louder.
"Jesus! Hey Jesus! Jeeee-suuuus!"
it is totally worth it to go read the whole thing at rlp
...God's math is not known nor can it be found. It can only be received in the instant when it is needed. It exists only in the present moment...
I love the rituals of Catholicism. ... I mean, the mass is a magic ritual for God’s sake, it’s a transubstantiation, and the stations of the cross – I mean a crown of thorns? Getting whipped? It’s punk rock. - Jim CarrollAndrew Carega brings up some interesting points in this introduction to a book he'd like to write...
From Confusion Road (it's only satire, folks)
via The Eye Opener
via bloggedy blog
Ken had only in the last 2 weeks decided to run (he mentioned stats that he had seen on Frank's site!) and seemed aligned with Frank on the issues. If Frank wins the endorsement, Ken would make an excellent campaign manager.
after the forum, i was talking to the city council at-large member, barb meuers (i support her white mocha addiction at uptown) and she gave me the best compliments on frank's site - that's so cool:)
- Vincent Cardenas, age 19
via johnny baker
California Tan August 2003
Minnesota White December 2002
October 28 is my friend Troy's 21st birthday. Troy is one of the most goal driven people I know. He actually got out of this little town and even out of this state - he's following his dream and getting closer to succeeding everyday.
This summer he took time out of his busy schedule to play tour guide for me when I visted in August. I had the best time and we both needed a vacation so it was a good thing.
So all of you out there who know him be sure to email, call him, or leave a message for him in the comments and wish him a happy 21st.
i was searching my technorati stats - and i stumbled upon your blog! yeah - my blog has spawned another. i won't link to it till you feel it is ready, but here is a little help in the comments department: i use the free resource blogspeak. you might want to try it so i can leave comments on your site!
|You are a very intense person. Most people find you hard to understand but those who know you well love you to bits.|
Which Blogging Tool Are You?
- Pat Conroy
... Anyway, so I'm drivin around everywhere, right? And I have all this time, and I start thinking about the church and Christ and all that. So I thought maybe I would just give Christianity a try. You know, like really try it and all. Go to church and all that. So I did. I got a bible and started going to all these churches and talking to all these priests and shit. And I could tell there was something there, right? I knew there was something seriously important behind all this, but I couldn't get any good answers from anyone. Or at least I didn’t THINK they were good answers.
So I thought, “Hell, why not go to seminary? The fuck I got to…do with my life anyway? I’m drivin a cab, for chrisake.” So I have this uncle who lives in Texas by this huge seminary, and he says, “C’mon down,” so here I am.
real live preacher
but i feel so free now. i was so focused on this test this week i have no idea if anything is due thurs or fri;) i'm pretty sure there isn't.
now just coast to the weekend (chels' sister and her friend are staying with us and there is a rumor benton is coming home too...) time to clean.
assembly class is cancelled on fri, cause a bunch of students are going to a programming contest (when i told my roommate about this she laughed and told us we were a bunch of geeks - and well, we are). anyway that means i am done at 2:00 PM! i have never been done that early all semester. i am so pumped.
who lives above and beyond the dimension of the internet
Give us this day a life worth blogging,
The access to words and images that express our journey with passion and integrity,
And a secure connection to publish your daily mercies.
Your Kingdom come into new spaces today,
As we make known your mysteries,
Posting by posting,
Blog by blog.
Give this day,
The same ability to those less privileged,
Whose lives speak louder than ours,
Whose sacrifice is greater,
Whose stories will last longer.
Forgive us our sins,
For blog-rolling strangers and pretending they are friends,
For counting unique visitors but not noticing unique people,
For delighting in the thousands of hits but ignoring the ONE who returns,
For luring viewers but sending them away empty handed,
For updating daily but repenting weekly.
As we forgive those who trespass on our sites to appropriate our thoughts without reference,
Our images without approval,
Our ideas without linking back to us.
Lead us not into the temptation to sell out our congregation,
To see people as links and not as lives,
To make our blogs look better than our actual story.
But deliver us from the evil of pimping ourselves instead of pointing to you,
From turning our guests into consumers of someone else's products,
From infatuation over the toys of technology,
From idolatry over techology
From fame before our time has come.
For Yours is the power to guide the destinies behind the web logs,
To bring hurting people into the sanctuaries of our sites,
To give us the stickiness to follow you, no matter who is watching or reading.
Yours is the glory that makes people second look our sites and our lives,
Yours is the heavy ambience,
For ever and ever,
I found this not too long ago and thought it was very appropriate for me:)
daniel: got any extra cds to send up north? or will someone please leak these songs to kazaa or even better someone post them to their blog:)
-i now have enough time between page loads on my computer to read whole articles in adbusters. i degfragmented and evertything. even when i use opera it lags. (ah, maybe if i turned off winamp - there much better.)
-i fear that there are english majors and real writers out there reading and critiquing my grammar and punctuation. (do you put the period on the inside or outside of the parenthesis)?
-woo-hoo no working at uptown this weekend, just mentoring with amy:)
its too bad i didn't post this earlier, cause my tracker shows theyblinked's ip address being refered to my site from from his technorati stats.
unknown translation, brought to my attention by doc-martens
basically it is a chorus of coughs. at home it is a cough and a blow of the nose from chelsey:)
via political punk
So don't act like you're cool just because you have a lot of money.
Happy This Game Is Not About How Many Things You Can Buy With Your Light Green Money Day!
GIRLS ARE PRETTY
friday night she served up a wonderful dinner of ribs and potatoes to a bunch of us college students (that never get normal meals, cause we either don't have time or are to lazy to make things for ourselves.) we all crowded around the table like a big family at a holiday dinner. it was very comforting (the food and the company). she also has the most grown up looking apartment and furniture of any 20 something i know.
at work today i was (illegally) listening to sarah mclachlin's fumbling towards ecstacy. and as always she and i were talking about music. i commented that i didn't really like this cd when it was given to me a long time ago, but now i love every song on it. she felt the same way!
this has happened to me a couple of times. i don't like a cd at first, but a few years/months later - i am totally into the music style or i can completely relate to the lyrics. maybe sometimes you just have to grow into your music. you have to gain more experience to appreciate it. (or just grow out of pop.)
6-8 AM open
11-12:30 PM lunch
5-6 PM close
(go to school in between)
7:30-3 work all day by my lonesome - just a reminder to customers
i want a nap already.
even just to drive for longer than 15 minutes would be great. basically, i want to drive out to 15951 big turtle lake drive, watch a movie/sports.
i want my best friend to be here. i want to be more in the know - know the news. i want to be a better student, volunteer, worker. i want to not work at uptown so much. i should probably start by going to be right now so i can wake up and open tomarrow.
we all convene in here before and after classes. after school and late at night.
life in the cs lab. i used to think it was a wonderful little community, but lately it is becoming a boys club. at times i feel alienated by the female bashing going lately (masked as joking - but it has been just a little too much too often). i'm not going to let it slide anymore. i'm going to stand up for myself. probably the best way to do this is to do my homework ahead of time - and resist the temptation to ask those boys for help.
a little heart-warming for ya
real live preacher
The stars are alive, they dance to the music of the deepest emotion and all of the world is singing in time, as the heavens are caving in mysterious ways, why God gave His life to put motion inside my soul.
I will tell you what it is really like. It is like a small child going to its father and saying, 'Daddy, give me sixpence to buy you a birthday present.' Of course, the father does, and he is pleased with the child's present. It is all very nice and proper, but only an idiot would think that the father is sixpence to the good on the transaction.
Reading this reminded me that I wanted to read C.S. Lewis's books and since I got paid on Friday, I let myself go on a little online used books shopping spree (he he I love shopping online). I got a really good deal on the hard cover The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics.
BOSTON—An Internet worm that disabled networks across the U.S. Monday and Tuesday temporarily thrust the nation into its most severe maelstrom of productivity since 1992.Thank God, it's only satire.
"In all my years, I've never seen anything like this," said Price Stern Sloan system administrator Andrew Walton, whose effort to restore web service to his company's network was repeatedly hampered by employees busily working at their computers. "The local-access network is functioning, so people can transfer work projects to one another, but there's no e-mail, no eBay, no flaminglips.com. It's pretty much every office worker's worst nightmare."