Saturday, April 18, 2009

I did not realize I had not posted anything for over a week!

Corporate tax deadlines (various) and other business issues (out with the old operator, in with the new; extend that lease with you? I may have been born at night but it wasn't last night; and your company may be a shambles, but if you will be assigning this lease, I'll lease to you, but you need to learn how to read and count.) When it rains, it pours. But man, God is so good!

The Book of Margery Kempe

My reading group discussed The Book of Margery Kempe last night. I think all of us entered the conversation without much appreciation for the book. But by the end of the evening we recognized its value and also Kempe's as a Christian. We kept finding ourselves answering questions such as "Was she ... mentally ill? truly devout? self-promoting?" with "All of the above!"

Kempe certainly stood firm in her faith and when questioned by the church's leaders. Some of her visions were unbiblical. It was hypothesized that Kempe was reconciling the visions with the teachings she received from the church, with some of her own opinion thrown it for good measure.

We concluded that her personal, intimate relationship with Lord Jesus was unusual for her time period (1400's.) She was repeatedly challenged about that, and she endured persecution resulting from the skepticism. As an illiterate woman, she was reliant on what she was told and what was revealed to her for her information; she could not search the Scripture for herself.

I am thankful we had the discussion; I came away from it with a new found respect for Kempe.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Anger Management

So all of the trouble with Vista, Norton 360, IE(whatever version it is now), etcetera is good for me?

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Etreme Sheepherding

This is amazing:

A great tomato staking idea...

I read about this great staking technique (pictures here)at the GardenWeb. I'm trying it this summer.


I can't give credit because I can't remember how I stumbled upon this, but EarthTainers are a very clever idea.

The pdf is located here.

The site at which I was reading about them mentioned that they used hose sections to connect the containers in series. All of the containers could then be watered from a single source at the beginning.

I've been awaiting some news like this...

The U.S. crew of a ship hijacked by Somali pirates takes back the ship! Wahoo!

Update: That was short lived. Oh well. The captain is being held hostage. The Navy is on the way.

A new VDH essay...

Dr. Victor Davis Hanson has a new post up at Pajamas Media.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Post Cereal at Albertson's

Certain Post cereals are $1.57/box (when you buy a pair) for the next three days -- through Tuesday, April 7.

Through April 19 if you buy 5 boxes of any Post cereal you receive a Catalina coupon for $5 (4 boxes gets you a $2 coupon, 3 boxes a $1 coupon.)

Albertson's had 3 double coupons (to pair with manufacturer's coupons $1 and less) in the paper.

One of the Smart Source inserts from this week has a $1 off of 1 box Post Trail Mix Crunch.

There's also a $2 off 1 coupon for Post Trail Mix Crunch here. I believe that you can print it twice.

I was taking advantage of $1.57 deal last week (with other Post coupons from last week's paper) and the Albertson's at Five Mile & Overland didn't have the Trail Mix Crunch. I haven't tried it, but I've heard that it is good.

This Week's Best Bits...