Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dr. Horrible sings about evil

Hubby says I'm on the slow train posting about this, but I LOVE THIS SHOW! If you are a Joss Whedon, Buffy and/or Firefly fan, you gotta watch it.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dr. Nick talks about divorce

Dr. Nick, aka my brother, has got some great podcasts. This series is about divorce.

divorce part 1
divorce part 2

Way to go bro!

Friday, July 11, 2008

God's Pottery

I am so bummed these guys got voted off Last Comic Standing. I don't know if they are "for real" or not, but it was hilarious watching them out-kind the other comics.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Talking the Bible - Part II

If you are not easily offended by humor directed at Christians or George Bush, then you might find this this clip from Lewis Black's Red, White & Screwed Special wickedly funny as he talks the Bible.

Talking the Bible - Part I

Our upcoming series at Peace. Image created with Wordle.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

walking the labyrinth

It's amazing how something kind of cheesy can also be kind of profound. Peace is borrowing an indoor labyrinth this week and I had my first chance to walk it today. I've heard about walking the labyrinth for several years now, especially amongst the emerging crowd, so I've been wanting the chance to try it.

As you walk into the labyrinth, you are supposed to release and let go of the details of your life. For a few minutes, I couldn't let go of the cheese factor, walking barefoot on a canvas palette painted with a purple maze. Next I found myself going through my mental to do lists. No, I reminded myself, I'm not supposed to do, I'm supposed to un do. Then I started noticing where I was walking. At times I would get close to the middle and then be led away again. That's interesting. I tried not to cheat and look ahead to what was coming next and before I knew it I was in the center.

Now I don't know what labyrinth protocol is on silence or not, but I decided to walk the labyrinth with background music. While I'm in the center, Alison Krause starts singing "take my life and let me be, a living prayer, my God to Thee" and that is totally how I'm feeling today. I think the labyrinth is a good metaphor for my faith journey. Sometimes I feel like I'm just moving in circles, as my faith ebbs and wanes, but is never fully formed. Then there is the rare occasion where my faith crystallizes into truth, purpose and understanding. However, as the seconds, minutes, hours and days pass, my faith tends to get muddled up as I circle back out of the labyrinth . I guess I just need to remember to return to the journey, especially when it seems kind of cheesy and hopeless.