Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
"What a remarkably deep and hidden capacity is the capacity to believe" (Crandall 2000:132).
Okay, so maybe it wasn't "progress" in an anthropologically correct manner, especially in essentially regurgitating facts of the Himba Imaginary World, but- that quote meant something to me.
What remarkably deep and hidden capacity is the capacity to believe. Pause. Stop, drop, and roll. Consider this.
The gift, the ability, to believe is a capacity that can grant us unparalleled peace, hope, and understanding as we make our way through these prophesied and unsightly times.
I, for one, am grateful for the capacity to believe, and for what and where that "remarkably deep and hidden" capacity is piloting me towards.
I fancy, so much, when my seemingly temporal studies carry over into spiritual application.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
You know it’s a good one when it moves you.
Last weekend, Kaylynn, Colb and I went and saw the famed--from Kristen--film, Taken. Despite the borderline excessive violence, upheaval, and unlikely conquering, I walked away deep in hindsight, grateful. Grateful, wholeheartedly, for the chance to have lived in Europe free from any legitimate problems or traumatic experiences. If you have seen the movie, how did you feel about it? I think it is good for us to be aware of the dangers out there, so we can have increased caution—and, likewise, gratitude for our safety. Our group in Wien was blessed with that safety; surely we were watched over, and were able to have a full, whole, perfect experience traveling across the vast European lands. Best time of my life!
Just a few randoms--a piece of some understanding, truth, and enlightenment that has surfaced to educate, inspire, and still me as of late--
“Christians have often disputed as to whether what leads the Christian home is good actions, or Faith in Christ. I have no right really to speak on such a difficult question, but it does seem to me like asking which blade in a pair of scissors is most necessary.” (C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, 115.)