Monday, December 25, 2006

I listened to probably my twentieth-something Christmas sermon yesterday.

It was probably the best one I've heard in awhile, and I'm not sure why.

"...and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end." Luke 1:31b-33

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Hiatus Difficulties & Random Thoughts

the problem with a blog going on hiatus is that you have to rebuild readership. i have no idea who still reads this thing. i don't think i've posted anything original for at least several years. this may not be true, but it certainly feels that way.

some thoughts:
  • its easier to just articulate thoughts in bullet point. they force you to be to the point, and if you happen to be shallow or deliberately vague - you can be. of course i am neither of those things.
  • post-college life is hard. even though in many ways this year has been the best of my life...it has definitely been the worst as well. i don't think i'm going to say anymore than this right now, but just saying that outloud in the public arena of cyberspace is a bit of a release.
  • i've almost completely gone mac. yes, after a year of declaring i would go to the dark side -- i almost have. black macbook, 2gb ram, 80gb hd. first thoughts: aesthetics, ergonomics, and proper UI go a freaking long way to making it more enjoyable to use the computer. vive le mac. (or is la mac?)
  • dating is hard. thinking about marriage is even harder. a couple guys and i got together awhile back talking about the rough patches we were having with our respective sig-others. the one guy who wasn't dating said, "man, i want a gf." haha. but honestly though? its the rough patches that define the relationship. its been hard - but what awesome things in life are easy?
  • o holy night stuck out in a new way. its tyrone's fault.
long lay the world
in sin and error pining
till he appear'd
and the soul felt its worth
a thrill of hope
the weary world rejoices
for yonder breaks
a new and glorious morn

here's to hope breaking anew into weary lives.
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