Monday, January 3

Random

> Jake Shimabukuro's new album “Peace Love Ukulele” will be released tomorrow. I've pre-ordered mine. ~ link

> The North Koreans, in spite of appearances, are not crazy. To the contrary, their approach is well calculated. Victor Cha on five myths about North Korea ~ Washington Post

Good advice if you've got freeze damage to plants (I do!) ~ ABC15

Apparently, Western culture has been totally reduced to "experience." Existentialism wins?
Not anymore. For centuries, marriage was viewed as an economic and social institution, and the emotional and intellectual needs of the spouses were secondary to the survival of the marriage itself. But in modern relationships, people are looking for a partnership, and they want partners who make their lives more interesting. ~ Tara Parker-Pope, NY Times
Transcript of yesterday's message from Jeremiah 31:7-14 is now online. Where is home? ~ link

Free Hebrew fonts ~ link

Food trending 2011 -- Expect to see more pie, meatless Mondays, more veggies -- especially kale, Jerusalem artichokes, and celery root, gourmet hot dogs, European-style food markets, and pop-up restaurants. ~ NPR

I know that several of you are hoping to start a new Bible reading plan for 2011. I'd like to point you to YouVersion.com, which has 50 different Bible reading plans that you can manage online with a computer or through most every portable device imaginable. It is an extremely flexible system and has 20 different English translations from which to choose, if you are reading online. If you want to read in another language there are 22 others to choose from.

So, I'm going to start-out reading from The Message translation using the "blended" reading plan.

Oh, and did I mention that it's all free. No gimmicks. No spam. This is a ministry of LifeChurch.tv -- one of our Covenant Church partners.

Dead fish floating on the river. Dead Blackbirds falling from the sky. Arkansas. ~ CNN

> "What? No Pat Robertson predictions for 2011? Who would've predicted that?" ~ Todd Rhoades

Oh brother, "Sarah Palin attacks Mrs Obama's anti-obesity campaign." Talk about petty chip on the shoulder rhetoric! Palin in picking a girl fight. ~ CSM
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