1.) I read this post at Fried Okra this week and it caused me to wonder, "Why do I blog exactly?" "What is it that I am trying to say?" Can anyone tell me?
I suspect, after some thought, that it's to make friends, to build relationships and form connections with other people out there.
But it made me think.
I'm looking forward to the rest of her posts on this.
2.)I miss knitting. I gave away all of my knitting supplies in November because I figured there wouldn't be much point to knitting living in Thailand. I mean, it's way too hot for that right? And now everywhere I look I see people knitting and my fingers itch to pick up needles and make something fun and I wish I still had some around.
3.) If I had something to knit I could use it to procrastinate some more from all the sewing that I have piled up. It's to the point where I try and remember how it was I found time to sew in the past and I just can't. When did I do all that sewing? How did I squeeze time out of my day for it? Of course,'m trying to get more sleep these days, so I guess that's the answer. When you are trying not to stay up until 2am every night anymore it's harder to find time to do things. But knitting is the kind of thing that can be done while doing something else, in the car, talking to children and neighbors, etc. It keeps me from feeling restless.
4.)I have another post up over at Blissfully Wed today. Click over to read about yet another thing husbands wish their wives wouldn't do.
5.)I just read this article today. Thanks Veronica for sending it to me. It's one of the things that comes up as we set out to improve the lives of children and refugee communities in a third world country. People ask if we are a Christian organization. I suppose we are, in the sense that we are Christians and are motivated by who we are to do the things we do and many of the people we work with are the same. We believe that love and care for each other, and forgiveness of enemies are a better way to respond to the crisis surrounding Burma than arms and vengeance. So far I haven't seen that kind of thing accomplished without faith in God to empower it.
6.)I was asked recently how I got here. And by here I think the questioner was referring to the point where I am ready to move to a 3rd world country and try to help the people who are already there trying to help the poorest of the poor and the least of these, minority displaced children who have no parents. The truth is it was a pretty natural progression and therefore might be encouraging to other people who feel a pull in the same direction. I feel a series coming on. Anyone else interested, or would it just be me indulging a bit of navel gazing?
7.)I was not recently inducted into a secret society which does not exist and therefore does not have the express purpose of changing the world for the better by telling stories that change for the better the stories that people tell themselves about the world. There is nothing to say about such an event because such an event would never happen. Because such an organization does not exist.
The mundane, the philosophical, and the purely fictional, what else would you expect from a 7 quick takes post?
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