When they saw the star, they were filled with joy. They entered the house and saw the child with Mary his mother. Falling to their knees, they honored him. Then they opened their treasure chests and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. ~ Matthew 2:10-11 (CEB)> President Obama wearing shorts and flip-flops. How can anyone not like this guy? The world would be a much better place if all the leaders had to spend most of their time in more casual attire. Flip flop diplomacy. ~ link
> "If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place." ~ Jake Shimabukuro
> And I'm lovin' Jake's new album Peace Love Ukulele.
> Learn to speak Korean via YouTube. Kent showed this series to me once. I really like the approach and the way the personalties come across on the video. The episodes get better with each season. ~ link
> Latest BrushStrokes -- my MasterPiece Church e-letter. This Sunday we'll be considering the Superman vs Jesus approaches to justice.
> Rich Moore, shared this Swedish proverb on Facebook "Those who wish to sing always find a song."
> When is a black bear not black? ~ link
> The only reason to object to a reading of the Constitution in Congress is if it comes across as, "You're all a bunch of illiterate idiots who have never heard this before. So, fortunately for you, we're here to educate you." That is, if it were a shameless political stunt.
> Mike Elgan: "Florida professor arrested, removed from airplane for carrying a suspicious bagel. Have the terrorists already won?" ~ link
> "Statistics on homeless (college) students are difficult to pin down, but advocates for the poor believe the numbers are up." ~ Star Tribune